Wedding Checklist & Tips

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 Wedding Planning Checklist

6 12 Months Prior

  • Set your wedding date (usually depends on venue availability)
  • Decide on your total budget (please dont take out a loan for this! Rather save it for investment or deposit on your first home)
  • Pick your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
  • Decide on and book the following:
  • Venue
  • Florist
  • Caterers
  • Photographer & Videographer
  • Make-up artist & Hairdresser
  • Dress Designer & Bridesmaids dresses
  • Music artist / DJ
  • Pastor

 

3 6 Months Prior

  • Finalize Guest list
  • Send out Save the date Invitations
  • Design & Book Wedding Invitations
  • Book your wedding cake
  • Buy your wedding bands
  • Confirm wedding attire (Wedding & Bridesmaid dresses)
  • Do Pre-marriage counseling
  • Plan & Book your honeymoon
  • Book your wedding transport
  • Décor & Gifts

 

1 2 Months Prior Exciting times!

  • Mail your wedding invitations
  • Follow up on RSVPs
  • Sign a Pre-nuptial Agreement
  • Confirm venue, caterers, photographer, flowers & music
  • Do a Makeup & Hair dressing Trial
  • Do a final Dress Fitting (and try to keep your weight down!)
  • Buy your accessories (Underwear, Shoes, Jewelry, Garter)
  • Buy your guest & other gifts
  • Buy your wine & champs if not included with catering
  • Apply for Marriage license

 

1 Week before:

  • Collect your wedding dress
  • Take Pre-wedding Photos
  • Check the weather forecast and adjust plans if needed
  • Pack for your honeymoon & wedding night
  • Do manicure & pedicure (day before)
  • Confirm all vendors again
  • Do a wedding day rehearsal

 

 On the day of the wedding

  • Make sure you have your wedding rings!
  • Do Hair & Makeup
  • Dress & Final Touches
  • Relax, don’t let ANYTHING spoil this day even if it does not go as planned!

 

Drink champagne with your bridesmaids

& enjoy your Wedding Day!