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Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding planning is really exciting but it can be a daunting task. It can be tough to keep all the information straight, and even to decide where to start. That is why we have prepared a step-by-step wedding checklist to help you keep on top of everything.

12 months to go

  • Discuss with your partner the type of wedding and time of year
  • Decide how many guests you want to have and make a rough list
  • Think about the style of the wedding and the venue
  • Set a budget
  • Start researching venue/ceremony locations and book them
  • Start researching wedding suppliers and services such as wedding photographers, videographers, entertainment, florists, makeup artists, etc
  • Think about your bridal party

8-10 months to go

  • Research and book ceremony music
  • Book entertainment like a band, dancers, comedians, fireworks, fire shows, selfie mirrors, photo booths, etc
  • Start looking for your wedding dress
  • Think about color scheme and decor
  • Research and reserve accommodation for guests
  • Start looking for honeymoon options

6-8 months to go

  • Order wedding stationery (save-the-dates and invitations, thank you cards, color palette cards, etc)
  • Order a wedding cake
  • Start thinking about flowers
  • Start looking for groom’s suit and bridesmaid dresses
  • Book honeymoon destination

4-6 months to go

  • Book hair and makeup artist
  • Send notification of intention to marry to the registrar
  • Order bridesmaids’ dresses
  • Get hen and stag party planning
  • Buy wedding shoes and accessories
  • Book your wedding transport, DJ, and florist

3 months to go

  • Buy wedding rings, lingerie, and accessories
  • Book fitting appointments
  • Organize wedding favors
  • Get Best Man and Groomsmen’s suits fitted
  • Have any vaccinations needed for the honeymoon
  • Choose songs for the first dance, reception entrance, etc
  • Arrange food tasting and decide on the menu

2 months to go

  • Send wedding invitations
  • Purchase gifts for the bridal party, parents, partner
  • Attend dress fittings
  • Think about your table plan display

4 weeks to go

  • Have your final wedding dress fitting
  • Confirm details with suppliers
  • Collect bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen’s suits
  • Send song suggestions to the band or DJ

2 weeks to go

  • Collect wedding dress
  • Write vows
  • Go over a checklist to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything
  • Get your something old/new/borrowed/blue (if you’re doing this tradition)

1 week to go

  • Chat to the coordinator about placements (band, cake, first dance, etc.) and timings
  • Confirm the time of cake delivery
  • Give the final guest numbers
  • Confirm services/times with wedding suppliers and pass on bridesmaid/best man’s contact number
  • Attend wedding rehearsal
  • Pack your honeymoon bag
  • Create a timetable for your day
  • Have lingerie, dressing gown, and all accessories together
  • Organize envelopes with payments for suppliers

2-3 days to go

  • Have beauty treatments
  • Make any last-minute changes to table/seating plans
  • Collect the groom’s suit
  • Confirm the time the wedding car will pick you up
  • Arrange for delivery of flowers to church/venue/home

1 day to go

  • Give the list of suppliers to bridesmaids and groomsmen
  • Have the rings and wedding accessories ready
  • Relax and get a good night’s sleep

Day of Wedding

That very day is here! Enjoy every single minute.