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Wedding planning checklist

Updated: Jan 24, 2019

12 Months before wedding

✔Pick your wedding day

✔ Work out budget and who is contributing to wedding

✔ Choose your wedding location

✔ Reserve location if required

✔ Write guest list

✔ Pick your wedding theme

✔ You can begin wedding dress and accessories browsing

✔ Look for a photographer

✔ Get your engagement ring insured / resized

✔ You can create your own wedding website

8 - 12 Months before wedding

✔ Start looking for wedding flowers

✔ Book officiant

✔ Buy bridesmaid dresses

✔ Look for music band or DJ

✔ Decide on wedding dress

✔ Look for wedding cake ideas

✔ Time for groom to purchase his wedding outfit

✔ Explore wedding hair and make up styles

✔ Select a caterer

✔ Book photographer

✔ Mail your Save the dates

✔ Establish fitness and skincare routine

6 - 8 Months before wedding

✔ Book hair and make up stylist

✔ Book your music band or DJ

✔ If you still not bought your wedding dress you need to do it now

✔ Book transport from / to venue

✔ Choose a cake and book cake decorator/baker

✔ Book a florist

✔ Plan honeymoon

✔ Purchase wedding rings

✔ Send Thank you card for presents which arrived early

✔ Reserve rentals for decoration

✔ Mail the invitations

✔ Organize system for RVSPs

3 - 6 Months before wedding

✔ Finalize wedding guest list

✔ Finalize seating plans

✔ Apply for marriage licence

✔ Finalize readings

✔ Book honeymoon and ensure all documents are in order

✔ Book rooms for wedding night

✔ Prepare play lists for DJ / Band

✔ Review ceremony details with officiant

✔ Dont forget Hen and stag party :-)

1 - 3 Months before wedding

✔ Pick up your marriage licence

✔ Write vows

✔ Finalize playlist with DJ / Band

✔ Finalize reception menu

✔ Create wedding day timeline

✔ Decide for ''Something old, new, borrowed and blue''

✔ Treat yourself by booking spa treatments

✔ Purchase gifts for your guests

✔ By this time you should have your wedding dress

✔ Call vendors to confirm to confirm date, time and location

1-2 weeks before wedding

✔ Follow up with guests who have not replied to RSVP'd

✔ Give final numbers to caterer

✔ Get final hair cut and color

✔ Update registries

✔ Send directions to wedding for transportation driver

✔ Pay final payments to verdors etc..

✔ Give readers scripts and photographer your requests

✔ Wear in your shoes

1 day before wedding

✔ Get manicure, pedicure and massage

✔ Attend wedding rehearsal

✔ Relax !

✔ Go to bed early !


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