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Wedding Planning Checklist

Suggested wedding planning checklist timescales which may be amended to suit your personal requirements. A good starting point for planning your wedding.

As soon as possible:

  • Set a date for your wedding.
  • Check any legal requirements.
  • Agree a budget, and the type of wedding you want.
  • Book the church, or licensed venue, and registrar.
  • Select and book the venue for the reception and caterers.
  • Arrange wedding insurance.

From 12 months:

  • Select Best Man, Bridesmaids, Maid of Honour.
  • Secure a Photographer, Florist, Musicians & limousine service.
  • Decide on themes and colour schemes.
  • Start selecting wedding stationery.
  • Decide on Honeymoon locations.
  • Start viewing wedding and bridesmaids dresses.
  • Compile your guest list.
  • Decide on a menu.

From 6 months:

  • Confirm ceremony arrangements.
  • Order wedding cake.
  • Select dresses and arrange fitting dates.
  • Choose shoes & accessories.
  • Shop for men’s attire.
  • Book your Honeymoon.
  • Order your wedding stationery.
  • Select wedding rings.
  • Register for gift registry at your favourite store.

From 3 months:

  • Send out your invitations.
  • Advise guests of any accommodation details.
  • Ensure all legal documentation is in order.
  • Check passport validity, especially if changing name.
  • Vaccinations, if required for foreign holidays.

From 2 months:

  • Confirm guest numbers and arrange seating plan for the Reception.
  • Ensure all guests have directions and have booked accommodation.
  • Order your Order of Service & Reception stationery.
  • Order gifts and favours.
  • Select gifts for attendants.
  • Select a hairdresser & beautician.

From 1 month:

  • Experiment with hair and make-up styles.
  • Book final appointments with hairdresser and beautician.
  • Purchase a guest book.
  • Pick up wedding rings.
  • Final outfit fittings.
  • Organise any pre-wedding celebrations.
  • Finalise all details with suppliers.
  • Put together Honeymoon wardrobe.

The week before:

  • Review ceremony and Reception arrangements.
  • Make sure all wedding attire fits.
  • Confirm details with all suppliers.
  • Delegate some responsibilities to be undertaken on the wedding day.
  • Begin packing for honeymoon.
  • Pamper yourself and enjoy the build up to the big day.

The Wedding Day:

  • Relax and allow yourself plenty of time.
  • Have breakfast.
  • Get hair and make-up done.
  • Get dressed and enjoy the day.

– Congratulations –