Wedding Checklist

A handy checklist to help get you started in your planning.

12 Months +

_ Set Date for Wedding

_ Decide on Wedding Style

_ Set Budget

_ Arrange Wedding Finance (if necessary)

_ Book Ceremony Venue / Celebrant / Church

_ Book Reception Venue

_ Plan Engagement Party

9 Months +

_ Review Budget

_ Finalise Best Man, Maid of Honour & Attendants

_ Draw Up Guest List

_ Start thinking about Wedding Outfits

_ Start Planning Honeymoon

_ Book Time Off Work / Arrange babysitters for honeymoone

6 Months +

_ Book Wedding Reception Entertainment

_ Shop for Wedding Outfits

_ Book Florist

_ Book Cake Decorator

_ Book Caterer

_ Book Honeymoon

_ Arrange / Book Wedding Transport

_ Book Photographer / Videographer

3 months +

_ Finalise details of Wedding Ceremony (ie: music, readings etc)

_ Send Out Invitations

_ Review / Finalise Menue

_ Organise bar / drinks

_ Check all deposits have been paid and bookings secured

_ Ensure passports are current if honeymooning overseas

_ Book Hair / Make Up

_ Order / Buy Gifts for attendants, parents etc

1 month +

_ Draw up Order of Service / Ceremony

_ Final Fittings for Wedding Outfits

_ Chase Wedding Replies

_ Confirm Numbers With Reception Venue

_ Organise Seating Arrangements

_ Check Honeymoon Paperwork

_ Organise Music and Reception Running Sheet with DJ / MC

1 month

Try On Wedding Outfits and Accessories

Reconfirm Timings with Venue, Attendants, MC etc

The above checklist is a guide only. Some things may not apply to you and there may be things you need to arrange that are not listed above. The timeline is a guide only, some periods of the year are much busier than others and it is better to book service providers sooner than later to ensure you can secure their services. Your service providers can give you a more accurate idea as to what input they require from you and when.

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