Make sure that you have got all the crucial elements covered with this at a glance check list.

ONCE YOU ARE ENGAGED:

Talk about the type of day you would like

Choose the type of ceremony you would like

Look at venue ideas

Begin a Pinterest board

Start compiling a folder or scrapbook

Work out your budget

Choose your wedding party

Start your fitness and diet plan

 

12 MONTHS TO GO:

Set your wedding date

Make an appointment to see and book your minister or registrar

Decide and book your reception venue if different from your ceremony

Look into accommodation for family and the wedding party

Research suppliers

Book your photographer/videographer

Draft your guest list

Research honeymoon destinations

Send out save the dates

Start looking for your perfect dress!

 

9 MONTHS TO GO:

Order your dress

Book the florist

Book the caterer (if separate)

Order the cake

Order your wedding stationary or make your own

Book hair and make up artists

Book entertainment

Think about the Groom’s outfit

Register a guest list

6 MONTHS TO GO:

Shop for bridesmaids dresses and accessories

Choose men’s outfits and accessories

Buy your shoes

Arrange transport for the wedding day

Book first nights accommodation

Book the honeymoon

Select your readings

3 MONTHS TO GO:

Buy the wedding rings

Send out invitations

Choose and order wedding favours

Buy wedding lingerie

Arrange dress fittings

Schedule hair and make up trials

2 MONTHS TO GO:

Attend first dress fitting

Confirm the registry office booking

Choose music for the ceremony and confirm bookings with musicians/band

Confirm readings and order of service and send to Vicar

Confirm your menu

Confirm suppliers

Chase RSVPs

Create a seating plan

Hold hen and stag parties

1 MONTH TO GO:

Finalise your seating plan

Write your vows

Meet with your photographer and confirm your list of shots

Run through ushers’ and best man’s duties with them

Have some spa treatments

Organise place cards

Cut and colour hair

2 WEEKS TO GO:

Have a final dress fitting, complete with accessories

Have hair and make up rehearsal

Buy thank you gifts for members of your wedding party

Pack honeymoon clothes and order money

Pick up rings

1 WEEK TO GO:

Confirm times and places with your key wedding contacts

Arrange for the cake to be delivered

Delegate all on the day small duties

Have a spray tan

Make final honeymoon checks

Pick up dress

THE DAY BEFORE

Hold a wedding rehearsal

Have both a manicure and a pedicure

Help decorate the tables and the venue

Have your luggage sent to the hotel

Relax and have an early night

Now go and have the best wedding day ever!