Planning your dream wedding at Chetola Resort? The Weddings Team at Chetola Resort has created this wonderful checklist for you to help plan your special day from start to finish!

18-12 Months Before

  • Decide on budget
  • Narrow down dates & check with Chetola Weddings Manager to see availability
  • Pick one of the beautiful venue locations at Chetola Resort
  • Research vendors
  • Guest list first draft

12-10 Months Before

  • Book vendors 
  • Take engagement photos
  • Decide on bridal party
  • Send save the dates

10-8 Months Before

  • Registry
  • Order your dress 
  • Book DJ/band
  • Cake tasting & order cake
  • Plan decor

8-6 Months Before

  • Book honeymoon
  • Purchase wedding bands
  • Order bridesmaids dresses
  • Create song list
  • Hotel block
  • Book rehearsal dinner

4 Months Before

  • Confirm vendors
  • Order groomsmen attire
  • Order invitations
  • Bridal party gifts
  • Dress fittings
  • Apply for marriage license
  • Hair and makeup trials
  • Finalize timeline
  • Finalize menu with Chetola Resort & Timberlake's Restaurant
  • Send invites

2 Months Out

  • Finalize seating chart
  • Review ceremony with officiant
  • Write/decide on vows
  • Review songs with DJ/band
  • Purchase day of accessories
  • Confirm day of transportation
  • Confirm details with vendors

1 Month Out

  • Bachelor/Bachelorette parties (Chetola Sporting Reserve is a great spot to enjoy the day with friends)
  • Final fitting
  • Order Thank You cards

2 Weeks Before

  • Final dress fitting
  • Review music
  • Haircut/color
  • Organize outstanding payments
  • Give final guest list/food allergies
  • Must have images to photographer

1 Week Before

  • Finalize seating chart
  • Send out day-of schedule
  • Confirm with vendors

2 Days Before

  • Pack day of essentials
  • Mani/pedi at the Spa at Chetola Resort (advance reservations required)

Day Before

  • Get excited

Ready to start planning your wedding celebrations at Chetola Resort? Inquire with us about your dates by visiting

And to help you plan, download our Wedding Timeline Checklist Here: