wedding checklist

Wedding Checklist

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Wedding Checklist- The Ultimate guide to planning your big day

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You’ve said ‘yes’ to the big question! You’re getting married and have set the date- let the fun begin!

Whether your planning your wedding three months or three years in advance there is no question about it- it’s gonna take just a little bit of organising!

Welcome to our useful Wedding Checklist. It’s really more like a timeline- what to do and when to do it.  We know that no two weddings are the same, therefore, some of the points on the this Wedding Checklist may not be relevant for you.  However, hopefully it will serve as a guide to help you along the way.  Happy planning!

Wedding Checklist

Wedding Checklist

Things to do once you’re engaged/have set a date

  • Set your budget
  • Begin setting out your guest list and agree on the number of guests you will be inviting.
  • Agree on a date (if you haven’t done so already)
  • Research and pick out a list of potential Wedding Venues
  • Ask your bridesmaid’s/groomsmen to do the honours
  • Agree with your partner on what kind of wedding you both want

One year before your Wedding

  • Start looking for your dress
  • Visit potential venues and book the one you like best
  • Look at venue decor (if required)
  • Agree on what kind of entertainment you would like to have (including ceremony, drinks reception & evening)
  • Consider Wedding Insurance
  • Book your photographer
  • Book your videographer
  • Book your ceremony location (if diffrent from above)

About 8 months before your Wedding

  • Book your Wedding Entertainment
  • Book/ buy suits for bridal party (groomsmen etc)
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Place an order for your wedding cake
  • Book your pre marriage course (if required)
  • Send out ‘save the date’ cards

About 6 months before your Wedding

  • Plan your Hen & Stag parties.
  • Book your ceremony music
  • Plan your honeymoon
  • Get excited

About 4 months before your Wedding

  • Look at options for flowers
  • Choose suit for groom
  • Sort out the legalities (Registrar/Celebrant/Priest etc)
  • Decide on invitations/order of service etc
  • Book your hairdresser
  • Book your MUA
  • Choose your bridesmaids dresses
  • Decide on your order of service. Prayers, readings etc.
  • Get even more excited
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About 2 months before your Wedding

  • Choose your Wedding Rings
  • Send out your invitations
  • Attend a wedding dress fitting
  • Organise gifts for bridal party, parents etc
  • Go for your makeup trial

One month before your Wedding

  • Contact all your suppliers and find out if everything is in order
  • Final wedding dress fitting
  • Finalise and print Order of Service

2 weeks before your Wedding

  • Finalise your RSVP list
  • Liase with your photographer making sure he/she knows the tone you want on the day

One week before your Wedding

  • Finalise and create your table plan
  • Provide final guest numbers to your venue/caterer
  • Get placecards printed
  • Organise payments required to be paid to your suppliers on the day
  • Full dress rehearsal
  • Pack for your honeymoon
  • Give suppliers/venue the running order for the day
wedding checklist

2 days before your Wedding

  • Get so excited that you can’t sleep
  • Make last minute table plan changes if required
  • Confirm pick up times with your wedding car company
  • Confirm all is ok with your cake
  • Groom: final fitting and pick up formal wear
  • Reconfirm everything with your suppliers

The day before your Wedding

  • Drop off all place cards, menus, favours etc at your venue
  • Rehearse your ceremony with everyone involved
  • Liaise with your venue and ensure everything is on track
  • Get a good nights sleep

Your Wedding Day

  • Get married
  • Enjoy every single moment of the day! x

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