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Planning my wedding was so fun and exciting but also a challenge, there was so much to do and to sort out it would have been helpful for me to have someone or something tell me what I needed to organise for when and with a checklist I could work my way down. So now I feel I have the experience and knowledge to share this with you guys. Also, some tips and advice for things I had problems with and had to experience the hard way!

Enjoy this FREE pdf file –

Print out ready to use! – Wedding Checklist

12+ Months Before Wedding

  • Get yourself a folder or binder to keep everything in one place!
  • Plan your rough budget
  • Choose a date
  • Pick your Venue
  • Make sure Registrar is free on the day and time you want. If getting married at the venue, book them. If not find your church and book it asap.
  • Decide on your wedding party and ask them (bridesmaids, groomsman, flower girls etc.)
  • Start thinking about your guest list


8 – 10 Months Before

  • Send out save the dates today guests you defiantly want at your wedding, this gives them plenty of time to book time out of work, childcare etc.
  • Look at accommodation for guests travelling get that reserved if at a busy time of year.
  • Bride – Start dress shopping
  • Find your catering company
  • Consider and decide on – DJ, Photographer, Singer – “Wedding Recommendations”
  • Have a think about any other entertainment you might like. Photo booth, sweet cart, videographer, live band, popcorn machine, videographer, silhouette artists etc. Start getting prices and quotes.
  • Start considering Cakes, Flowers, Decorations that need hiring & Cars  “Wedding Recommendations” for more help and advice.
  • Have rough guest list sorted
  • Find/design invitations and stationery for a wedding. Find a company or try doing it yourself – contact me for help!
  • Have invitations made
  • Start to look at suites and bridesmaid dresses
  • Book in a planning meeting at your venue
  • Think about Stag and hen dos. Get together your friends and sorta date, location and get booked up.
  • All entertainment, professionals, food, flowers, cake, cars etc. should be booked up now!
  • Find and book in Hair & Makeup “Wedding Recommendations”
  • Wedding dress should be ordered and your first dress fitting should have been done


6-8 Months Before

  • Send out invitations
  • Book in announcement of marriage meeting
  • Book Pre-wedding shoot – “Pre-wedding Photoshoot
  • Find and order Rings
  • Think about and book your Honeymoon
  • Make sure venue has all legal documentation for catering, DJ etc. and the same vice versa make sure catering company have all the information about the venue.
  • Start thinking about your wedding music, you need 5 mins of waiting music, an aisle song, 2 songs when signing the book and as leaving the song. Also, think about your first and last dance.
  • Book in dance lessons if wanting to do something different for the first dance.
  • Order Vail and any hair pieces.

4 Months Before

  • Organise bridal shower for 1 month before wedding
  • Find shoes (day & night), jewellery, underwear.
  • Book in your makeup and hair trials
  • Think about gifts for bridal party
  • Write your own vows or choose a traditional set.
  • Choose your witnesses and ask them
  • Thinking and writing down ideas for speech
  • Organise any table favours, decorations you want to buy for the venue, ring box, post box etc.


2 Months Before

  • Finalise your guest list and let catering company & venue know
  • Start thinking about table plan
  • Book in planning meeting with venue
  • Email round professionals double checking they all have the right information on location and timings and are still able to make your day.
  • Have final dress fitting, get the bridesmaids round to make sure their dresses fit and don’t need altering.
  • Pay of final outstanding costs like venue, photographer and food. They often need full payment 4 weeks before the wedding.
  • Get last hair colour


3 weeks – WEDDING DAY

  • Book in any cosmetic stuff – Haircut and wash, Teeth scale and polish – 1 day before Spray tan & Nails – 3 days before “Wedding Recommendations”
  • Pick up men’s suites
  • Book in to have dresses pressed to collect the day before.
  • Start to pack up all your bags and wedding things
  • Place all music for ceremony onto 2 CDs (1 for a backup)
  • Communicate with photographer/ Videographer, give them a list of photo pics and shoots you would like.
  • Finalise table plan
  • Sorta barber for the groom on the morning of wedding
  • One last call around to professionals making sure they’re all up to date with information and ready to go for your big day
  • Pack your overnight bag
  • Arrange to collect your dress
  • Organise all table decorations into boxes per table so it’s easy the morning of the wedding for whoever will be setting it up.
  • Arrange collection or delivery of your Cake, Flowers etc.

Relax!! Have some YOU time! Spend time with your partner and enjoy the last few days together as a couple before your Married!! The build-up is a huge part of the excitement so enjoy it.


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