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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning a wedding doesn’t need to be stressful! Having a thorough wedding planning checklist will help you keep track of everything you need to organise for your special day. That way you can cruise through your wedding planning and enjoy the experience!

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AS SOON AS YOU GET ENGAGED:

·•· Discuss your ideal wedding

·•· Decide your budget range

·•· Plan the guest list

·•· Research potential reception venues and ceremony locations

·•· Pick potential wedding dates

·•· Choose your maid of honour, best man, bridesmaids and groomsmen

·•· Choose your colour scheme

·•· Throw an engagement party!

12 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Book reception venue and ceremony location

·•· Research wedding suppliers; photographer, celebrant, florist, invitations, cake, music, hair/make up

·•· Decide what type of entertainment you want for ceremony, reception and dancing

·•· Book your photographer

·•· Research and choose wedding dress

·•· Send ‘Save the Date’ cards

10 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Book ceremony music, band and DJ

·•· Contact decor hire companies to rent anything for ceremony/reception - chairs, tables, tent etc

·•· Research and book your honeymoon

·•· Order wedding cake

·•· Research/order bridesmaid’s dresses, groom’s and groomsmen’s suits

·•· Gather addresses for guest list

·•· Book accommodation for guests

4 - 6 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Order wedding invitations and send to guests

·•· Meet with florist to discuss options

·•· Shop for groom's suit

·•· Organise legalities; give at least 3 months notice to registrar or celebrant

·•· Book wedding transport and accommodation for guests

·•· Choose and order wedding rings

·•· Choose wedding cake

·•· Have a makeup/hair trial and book makeup artist/hairdresser

·•· Attend dress fittings

2 - 3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Send invitations to guests

·•· Confirm final numbers for ceremony and reception

·•· Send formal portraits list to photographer and determine when portraits will be taken

·•· Rent the men's formalwear

·•· Organise gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and each other

·•· Order transport for guests

·•· Choose wedding gifts for guests

·•· Create and plan your menu

ONE MONTH BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Have final wedding dress fitting

·•· Make any last-minute adjustments with suppliers

·•· Finalise details for, and order booklets for ceremony

·•· Order and plan in-room welcome baskets for out-of-town guests

·•· Send photographer list of family photos

·•· Write your vows

2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Review final RSVP list and call any guests who have not yet responded

·•· Create your table plan

·•· Look at wedding survival kit for last minute necessities

·•· Buy alcohol if haven't done already

1 WEEK BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Give venues and caterer final guest head count

·•· Ask the venues' coordinators if they need anything from you

·•· Call all wedding suppliers to confirm arrangements, create timetable for day

·•· Give venues' coordinators a schedule of vendor delivery, setup times, and contact numbers

·•· Get manicure, massage, waxing and other preparations

·•· Do full wedding dress rehearsal

·•· Organise money to be paid to suppliers on the day but preferably take care of this beforehand

2 -3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Make last minute changes to table plans

·•· Groom: Go for final fitting and pick up your formalwear.

·•· Groom: Ask the best man to make sure all groomsmen attend fittings and pick up their outfits.

·•· Confirm pick-up times with wedding car company

·•· Assign a family member or attendant to be the photographer’s contact so they knows who is who

·•· Practice saying your vows aloud

·•· Pack an overnight bag for the reception, including Panadol and bandaids

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

·•· Drop off place cards, favours, table plan to reception coordinator

·•· Provide all wedding professionals with an emergency phone number to call on the day of the wedding - best man or maid of honour are the best

·•· Organise payment for any final balances to be paid at the end of the reception

·•· Ensure the cake is on track to be delivered to reception venue

·•· Rehearse ceremony with full wedding party and iron out details

·•· Rest up, don’t stress and get a good night’s sleep. You’ll need it!

THE WEDDING DAY!!!

·•· Drink lots of water up to 2 hours before the ceremony

·•· Give the gifts for your parents to the best man/maid of honour for after the speeches

·•· Get flowers delivered to the bride’s house

·•· Give wedding bands to the best man to hold during the ceremony

AFTER THE WEDDING

·•· Prearrange for someone to return any rentals

·•· Prearrange for someone to take the bride’s gown for cleaning

·•· Send thank-you notes to guests and any vendors who were especially helpful

·•· Leave reviews for your awesome vendors 😁

HOORAY! YOU MADE IT!!!

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