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THE Wedding Checklist

So you need to plan a wedding, but to be honest you don’t really know where to start…?

Well not to worry, if you follow this straight forward checklist you’ll be sure to plan the best wedding of all time! Here’s what you need to do…


           16-9 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Start a Wedding Folder
  • Work out your budget
  • Pick your wedding party
  • Start the guest list
  • Reserve your venue
  • Research photographers, florists and caterers

           8 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Hire the photographer
  • Book any entertainment you would like
  • Meet with caterers
  • Choose a dress
  • Send out save – the – dates

        7 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Select, and purchase invitations
  • Start planning a honeymoon
  • Shop for bridesmaid dresses
  • Meet with the officiant
  • Book a florist
  • Arrange transport

          5 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Select and order the cake
  • Choose your wedding shoes
  • Start dress fittings
  • Book hair and makeup artists
  • Choose your music

        3 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Finalise the menu
  • Finalise the flowers
  • Choose and order your wedding favours
  • Finalise the readings
  • Purchase your underwear
  • Finalise the order of ceremony and reception
  • Purchase the rings

        2 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Meet with the photographer to confirm
  • Send out the invitations
  • Enjoy your hen night

       1 MONTH BEFORE

  • Chase up anyone that hasn’t replied to an RSVP
  • Have your final fitting
  • Send out your final payments
  • Confirm times for hair and makeup appointments
  • Email directions for drivers of transport
  • Assign seating
  • Purchase bridesmaid/ best man presents
  • Write vows

           THE WEEK OF THE WEDDING

  • Re-confirm wedding times with everyone involved
  • Send a wedding timeline to the bridal party
  • Pick up your dress
  • Send a final guest list to the caterer and all venues hosting your wedding
  • Break in your shoes
  • Pack for your honeymoon

         THE DAY OF THE WEDDING

  • Enjoy what is going to be the greatest day of your life!

P.S –  don’t forget to make yourself plenty of cups of tea to keep you going!!

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