Wedding Planning Checklist

Tick them off as you go so you can high-five how super-organised you are!

9-12 MONTHS BEFORE


PLAN style and budget and decide who is contributing to the wedding.
SET date, time, and place.
BOOK venue(s) and musicians/DJ.
ASSEMBLE quotes from photographers, caterers, and wedding dress makers/suppliers.
ORDER wedding transport.
LOOK at wedding dress designs.
DECIDE on colour scheme.

 

6-9 MONTHS BEFORE

 

INSURE your engagement ring.
CHOOSE your wedding dress.
VISIT your minister, priest, or celebrant.
WRITE a guest list.
SEND a save-the-date.
SELECT a caterer.
ORDER the wedding cake.
DISCUSS flowers with chosen florist.
CHOOSE your photographer.
ARRANGE videographer and discuss your social media/Insta/Twitter plan.

3 MONTHS BEFORE

BUY bridesmaids’ dresses and decide on accessories.
THINK about the vows you’d like to take, or write your own.
FIT groom’s and groomsmen’s suits.
SELECT a wedding gift registry or piece of art etc. for guests to contribute towards.
FINALISE guest lists.
SEND out invitations.
BEGIN any DIY decorations.
RESERVE wedding-night accommodation for yourself and out-of-town guests.
LIAISE with photographer, chauffeur and celebrant.

ONE MONTH TO GO

APPLY for a marriage licence.
ARRANGE seating plan.
ATTEND hairdresser with veil or headpiece.
PURCHASE thankyou presents.
DECIDE who will be making the speeches and let them know.
ARRANGE wedding rehearsal.
ACCEPT last-minute RSVPs.
TASTE menu selections and beverages.
FINALISE running order.
SCHEDULE final dress-fitting.
PICK UP wedding rings.
CRAFT or purchase wedding favours for guests to take home.
TRIAL hair and make-up.
WEAR wedding shoes so they are comfy on the day.

ONE WEEK TO GO

GO through a full rehearsal at the ceremony site with all attendants.
PRINT speeches.
COLLECT hired items.
WRITE place cards.
RECONFIRM all bookings, numbers, times and details.

ENJOY a hen night or combined party.
CHECK venue has the running order.
WRAP presents for attendants.
PACK for your wedding night and honeymoon.
PRACTISE your wedding vows.

ON THE DAY

SLEEP late.
EAT breakfast.
PAMPER yourself.
LET others do their job.
THANK friends and family.
RELAX! Don’t stress over tiny details.

Enjoy your wedding day!

 

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