Recently engaged and don’t know where to begin?!  Our handy wedding planning checklist will steer you in the right direction and help you tick off all the essential wedding to-dos.

12 – 18 MONTHS TO GO

  • Dream up your ideal wedding and set your budget
  • Write a guest list and get an idea of numbers, as this may impact your choice of venues
  • Choose your wedding venue and ceremony location and lock in your date
  • Pop the question to your bridesmaids and groomsmen
  • Research potential suppliers, including florists, photographers, cakes, bands, etc.

9 – 12 MONTHS TO GO

  • Book your photographer and/or videographer
  • Book your florist
  • Book your band and/or DJ
  • Book your caterers
  • Start wedding dress shopping
  • Send out your Save the Date cards

6 – 9 MONTHS TO GO

  • Order tyour wedding dress and organise your dress fittings
  • Choose your cake (after some delicious cake tasting)
  • Book your hair and makeup artist(s)
  • Buy your bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen outfits
  • Book your transport (limos, cars, buses)
  • Research and book your honeymoon
  • Book your wedding night accommodation
  • Enjoy food tastings and select your menu

3 – 6 MONTHS TO GO

  • Shop for your shoes, jewellery and underwear
  • Buy your groom’s outfit
  • Register for gifts
  • Order your wedding favours
  • Buy your wedding rings
  • Send out your wedding invitations

1 -3 MONTHS TO GO

  • Buy gifts for your beautiful bridal party
  • Have your hair and makeup trial
  • Select readings and songs for your ceremony
  • Buy any wedding decorations bits.
  • Write your wedding vows
  • Receive and chase up your RSVPs
  • Finalise your menu and arrange a seating plan
  • Book in for a facial to give you that bridal glow
  • Organise your ‘on the day stationery’ including place cards, menus and table numbers
  • Run through duties with your bridesmaids, groomsmen and any other helpers
  • Trim and colour your hair

1 WEEK TO GO

  • Have your final dress fitting and collect your dress (yay!)
  • Confirm times and locations with all your vendors and make final payments
  • Pack and prep your wedding decorations
  • Pack your honeymoon suitcase.
  • Pamper yourself with a few beauty treatments (mani/pedi, fake tan, etc)
  • Get your  engagement ring cleaned so it sparkles on your big day

19 February 2017