Your Cape Cod wedding will perhaps be the most important and memorable occasion for you, your loved ones and your friends. In order to plan and execute the perfect celebration, you will need a checklist of what will need to be completed by the wedding day. Starting from the time you get engaged and up to a year before your Cape Cod wedding takes place, you will need to start a wedding folder for all of your Cape Cod wedding information, ideas and suggestions, start figuring out a budget, picking a wedding party, send out invitations, hire a planner, and reserve a spot for the big day. A strong start to planning will help make everything else easier down the road. About nine months before the wedding, you will want to hire a photographer, hire caterers, book entertainment, pick out your wedding dress or tuxedo, and register at retailers so your guests know where to shop for you. Six months before your wedding day, you will want to make sure you hire a florist, make arrangements for transportation to and from the wedding, and start planning your honeymoon. Somewhere around four months before the wedding, you should book your rehearsal dinner venue, make sure that the wedding invitations have been answered, pick out your cake, select music, choose a hair and makeup artist, and finalize the readings that will take place. Anywhere from two months before to the week of the wedding you should start finalizing preparations such as purchasing rings, making sure all your vendors are set to go, meet with the photographer, review songlists, have a bachelor or bachelorette party if you desire, start stocking the bar, and assigning seating for your guests. Then the most important part of writing your vows should be completed. When the day of your wedding finally arrives, you will be able to rest easy knowing that every step you have taken since the moment your became engaged to plan for the perfect wedding has all led up to the events taking place ont he most memorable day of your life. You will have enough stress to deal with on your wedding day, but knowing that you have planned properly will help alleviate some of that stress so you can focus on what matters most – the fact that you are about to spend the rest of your life with the person you love most in this world.