Wedding Planning Advice

Wedding Planning Advice

After the proposal

  • Provisionally set a date 
  • Tell friends and family 
  • Set a budget 
  • Provisionally book a ceremony and reception venue 
  • Contact registrars to check availability

Nine to twelve months before

  • Confirm your ceremony and reception venue bookings 
  • Give your notice of marriage to registrars or contact Minister or other religious leader 
  • Take out wedding insurance 
  • Order your wedding dress
  • Book your photographer / videographer 
  • Book your wedding music / entertainment 
  • Book your honeymoon 
  • Determine how many guests to invite
Wedding Planning Advice

Six to nine months before

  • Decide on your attendants 
  • Order outfits for attendants 
  • Arrange wedding transportation

Four to six months before

  • Finalise your guest list 
  • Compile a gift list 
  • Check your passports are valid 
  • Set up hotel arrangements for out of town guests 
  • Choose and order your wedding rings 
  • Choose and order your wedding cake 
  • Choose a florist and order flowers 
  • Choose and order wedding stationery

Two to four months before

  • Purchase all wedding accessories and going-away outfit 
  • Send out invitations / gift list details 
  • Confirm menu and drinks with reception venue 
  • Arrange order of service / readings / music for ceremony 
  • Choose a wedding guest book
Wedding Planning Advice

One month to go

  • Reconfirm all bookings 
  • Chase any guests who have not responded 
  • Have final dress fitting Buy gifts for the attendants
  • Pay fees to registrars and confirm ceremony details 
  • Order currency for honeymoon 
  • Confirm numbers to your caterers and prepare the seating plan for the reception

One week to go

  • Call all bookings to confirm times 
  • Confirm all reception arrangements with the venue 
  • Collect wedding dress and hire outfits 
  • Wrap gifts for the attendants 
  • Pack for your honeymoon

Day before

  • Arrange for your cake to be delivered 
  • Relax and have an early night!

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