Wedding Planning Timeline and WeVen

The Tiffany Ballroom at Four Points by Sheraton Norwood has the pleasure of hosting a wide range of occasions. Among them, weddings stand out as the most grand and complex events we have the honor of hosting, and we know wedding planning timeline  can seem like a daunting task! We would like to help make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. One of the most important aspects of a wedding planning timeline is setting a schedule. By breaking down your wedding planning timeline process, you can ensure that everything is on track and that your big day will go smoothly. Getting started can be the hardest part, read on for some tips on when to get started, a little timeline, and a few things to consider when planning. 

Wedding Planning Timeline: 12 months out!

At this point, it’s time to start delving into the details of the event by creating a guest list, which in turn will help you with – setting a budget. These initial steps will provide a solid foundation for the planning process and ensure that everything runs smoothly on the big day. Additionally, it’s wise to begin researching and booking venues and vendors, such as photographers and caterers, to secure the best options available for those prime wedding dates. New England weddings can book up to 16-months in advance!

Wedding Planning Timeline: 9 months out!

As you approach the 9 month mark in your wedding planning timeline, it’s important to start finalizing some of the major details. Your venue and date should be booked and now is the time to secure your wedding officiant, photographer, videographer and DJ. Also, start thinking about transportation for you and your guests. If you’re having a lot of out-of-town guests, you may want to secure a block of rooms (Booking at the Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood makes that super easy as we can offer a block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate for your overnight guests!) At 9-months, it’s also a good idea to begin ordering your invitations, save-the-dates cards, and other printed materials.

Wedding Planning Timeline: 6 months out!


Now is the time to start finalizing the details for your big day. With six months to go, it’s time to officially announce your wedding date to your guests. Send out save-the-date cards or emails to give your loved one’s ample time to plan and make travel arrangements. 

Next, you will want to schedule your menu tasting with our experienced culinary team. This will allow you to sample our delicious cuisine and make any necessary adjustments to your wedding menu. Additionally, it will bes time to start thinking about your wedding day timeline and logistics. 

At 6 months, you should schedule a meeting with your wedding officiant to start planning the ceremony. It’s important to meet with your officiant beforehand to discuss the order of events, vows, and any special rituals or readings you’d like to include. Start to consider the overall atmosphere and ambiance you want to create during this significant moment. Don’t forget to book your hair and makeup appointments, and any other vendors you’re going to have helping you out on that day including rental items like photo booths or special uplighting. 

Wedding Planning Timeline: 3 months out!

As we approach the 3-month mark, it’s time to start thinking about the little details that will make your wedding day special. The menu should be finalized and make sure your caterer knows about any dietary restrictions there may be. Also, now is the time to start considering wedding favors, centerpieces (if you are doing more than just included floral packages) and any DIY projects you may have planned.

With the wedding day fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your honeymoon. Research potential destinations, book flights and accommodations. Create an itinerary for your romantic getaway! Don’t forget to share your honeymoon registry with your guests, giving them the option to contribute to your dream vacation. 

Lastly, at 3 months, you may also want to publish your wedding website to keep your guests informed about the details of your wedding. On your wedding website include information about the venue, accommodations, registry, and any other pertinent details. 

Wedding Planning Timeline: 2 months out!

It’s now time to finalize all the details of your ceremony and reception. Meet with your florist to discuss floral arrangements and decorations specifics. Coordinate with your entertainment to create a playlist that reflects your musical tastes and gets your guests on the dance floor.

It’s also time to schedule your hair and makeup trials to ensure that you look and feel your best on your special day. Don’t forget to communicate any specific requests or preferences to your stylists.

Wedding Planning Timeline: 1 month out:

You’ve made it to the 1-month mark, it’s time to finalize all of the details and make sure everything is in place for your big day!  It’s time to make final confirmations with all your vendors and make sure everyone is on the same page. Start organizing your RSVPs and finalizing your seating chart. And, finally, it’s time to get and fill out your marriage license in Massachusetts so it is ready to file.

WeVen and Tiffany Ballroom


Our team is here to assist you with creating a seamless flow for your special day. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your coordinator with any questions or concerns. Here at the Tiffany Ballroom, we are excited to announce that we are now part of the WeVen platform for wedding planning timelines. Nothing changes in our booking process, but we now offer an extra tool for planning and organizing your wedding day. 

WeVen offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to easily create and manage your wedding planning timeline, guest list, and vendor contacts. Check out their blog post with frequently asked questions about building your wedding website with WeVen.

We hope this breakdown of the wedding planning timeline has been helpful in making your wedding planning process as smooth as possible. Remember to enjoy the journey and cherish every moment of this special time in your life. If you have any further questions or want to learn more about the wedding packages we offer at the Tiffany Ballroom, don’t hesitate to reach out! Call us at 781-255-3159 or fill out the Contact Us form to get started today!