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Planned & Perfect: Your Ultimate Wedding Checklist

Not sure what to book and when for your big day? There's so much to think about isn't there? Don't worry though, we've put together a handy checklist (starting a year before you say I do!) to help you plan your dream day!

12+ months to go

- Set your wedding date
- Decide on your budget
- Send out your save the dates
- Visit venues
- Research dress style

10-12 months to go

- Book venue/s.
- Book photographer & videographer
- Book officiant
- Research florists
- Buy your dream dress!

8-10 months to go

- Book any outstanding suppliers (florists, DJs, caterers, transportation)
- Finalise guest list
- Research local hotels for guests
- Start choosing bridesmaid dresses

6-8 months to go

- Choose your wedding cake
- Book make up artist & hair stylist
- Meet with officiant and start planning ceremony
- Get groom's & groomsmen attire
- Purchase wedding rings

4-6 months to go

- Send invitations
- Book honeymoon
- Schedule dress fitting/ alterations
- Meet with florist
- Give DJ a 'to play' list
- Order favours
- Plan hen do/ stag night

3 months to go

- Create ceremony & reception timeline
- Buy wedding decor & accessories
- Buy gifts for the wedding party
- Finalise menu with caterer
- Give notice/ apply for marriage licence

2 months to go

- Pay suppliers
- Enjoy hen do/ stag night
- Write vows
- Finalise plans with officiant
- Create seating plan
- Create a wedding day schedule for suppliers

1 month to go

- Confirm details with all suppliers
- Attend final dress fitting
- Finalise honeymoon details & pack
- Collect wedding rings
- Pick up groom's, groomsmen and bridesmaids' attire

1-2 weeks to go

- Contact guests who haven't RSVP'd
- Give final numbers to caterer
- Make sure DJ has music choices
- Print readings
- Give photographer image list

The day before

- Decorate venue/ speak with venue
- Give best man rings
- Lay out everything you need (including speech notes!)
- Get mani/pedi

The big day

Breathe! All that's left to do is enjoy every single second of your big day! 

Fancy some further inspiration? Take a peek at our Pinterest boards - full of gorgeous wedding trends, plus tips and tricks for making your dream day a reality!   


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