Wedding planning checklist

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12 Months or More Before the Wedding
  • Announce your engagement
  • Choose your engagement ring
  • Determine the style and theme of your wedding whether this be (formal, semi-formal,informal)
  • Make a list of what is important to you for a wedding this will help determine your budget
  • Discuss the wedding budget and who will pay for what
  • Decide on a wedding date and start searching wedding venues
  • Find a wedding officiant (the person who will marry you) and apply for the necessary licence's
9 To 11 Months Before the Wedding Begin your search for vendors:
  • Bridal Gown
  • Formal Suit Hire
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Live Music, Disco, Entertainers or bands (if needed)
  • Caterer (if needed)
  • Florist
  • Wedding Transport
  • Hair and Beauty Stylist
  • Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Wedding Cake
  • Shoes and Accessories
  • Wedding Lingerie
  • Venue Decoration/Chair Covers

If you the vendor is available on your chosen date book them IMMEDIATELY!

  • Compile a preliminary guest list
  • Visit wedding fayres/look through bridal magazines, search the internet to gain ideas and inspiration for your big day
  • Finalise your wedding colours, theme and style
  • Choose your bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girl and ring bearer and ensure they are aware of what their duties are
  • Choose and purchase your wedding rings
  • Begin looking at honeymoon options and discuss where you both would like to go
6 To 8 Months Before the wedding
  • Start planning ceremony and reception music choices
  • Start looking at invitation designs
  • If you haven't already, purchase your wedding gown, veil and accessories
  • Finalise and order/purchase attire for your attendants
  • Sign up for your gift registry/honeymoon donation
4 To 5 Months Before the Wedding
  • Contact your florist and finalise your arrangements
  • Order Wedding stationery(invitations, envelopes, order of service etc)
  • Book you wedding transport
  • Arrange accommodation for out of town guests (book blocks of hotel rooms)
  • Choose your wedding cake
  • Decide on your wedding decorations including favours
3 Months Before The Wedding
  • Order your wedding cake
  • Finalise your guest list
  • Meet with your wedding officiant to discuss details of the ceremony
  • Choose gifts for your attendants and parents
  • Groom and male members of the wedding party to arrange for a suit fitting
  • Reconfirm honeymoon arrangements
  • Start writing your wedding vows, if you are doing them yourself
2 Months Before The Wedding
  • Send out your invitations
  • Meet with vendors to finalise arrangements
  • Schedule a hair and makeup trial with a consultant
  • Start making/buying wedding favours
  • Finalise music selections for the ceremony and reception
  • If changing your name, complete the proper documents
  • Meet with officiant to finalise ceremony details
  • Reserve room for wedding night if not already done so
1 Month Before the Wedding
  • Meet with your photographer and provide a list of required shots
  • Start working on your seating plan
  • Decide and confirm your wedding vows and ensure your officiant has been sent copies
  • Confirm all final payment amounts with your vendors as well as dates, times etc
  • Collect marriage licen
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