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Your wedding planning checklist, the countdown is on!

We know when it comes to planning your special day, it can be pretty daunting and there is always the thought in the back of your mind 'have I forgot anything?'

Fear no more, from Yes to I Do - here is a general guideline to help you on the way, a breakdown of the biggest and littlest tasks to create the magical day you have been dreaming of.

 

12 months before

  • Choose wedding date
  • Start wedding file
  • Decide on a wedding budget
  • Choose your bridal party
  • Select your venue
  • Start shopping for your wedding gown! 
  • Start your guest list

 

8 – 10 months before

  • Decide on bridesmaids dresses
  • Contact photographer
  • Hire DJ or band
  • Finalise your guest list
  • Shop wedding stationary
  • Send out your Save the Date

 

4 - 7 months before

  • Select wedding cake
  • Book florist
  • Send out invitations
  • Shop for wedding bands
  • Begin preparations for the Honeymoon

 

3 months before

  • Select suits
  • Discuss menus and options with your caterers
  • Arrange transportation
  • Order wedding favours

2 months before

  • Choose wedding music
  • Try your wedding dress on and start alterations
  • Bridesmaids alterations
  • Confirm order with florist

 

1 month before

  • Choose your wedding accessories
  • 2nd wedding dress fitting
  • Call any non-RSVP’s
  • Confirm numbers with caterers
  • Have hair and make-up trail
  • Discuss and finalise ay final details with your venue

 

2 weeks before

  • Have final wedding dress fitting
  • Give DJ or band list of songs
  • Confirm rehearsal plans
  • Complete floor and table plan

 

1 week before

  • Make any last minute adjustments
  • Pick up wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses
  • Pickup suits
  • Visit venue and confirm any final decorations etc.
  • Confirm arrival times for hair and make-up/ transport / Photographer / DJ, Band etc.

 

1 day before

  • Pack wedding day emergency kit
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Put all wedding attire and accessories together
  • Give rings to best man

 

Wedding Day!

  • Eat something, avoid sugars and caffeine
  • Hair and Make up
  • Ask the groomsmen to check the reception, all in place!
  • And most importantly, enjoy those last few hours being a Miss with your family and friends… finally make your way to your ceremony.