Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding Planning Checklist

Here is an easy checklist to follow when planning your big day…

You’re engaged!

  • Celebrate!
  • Decide what your dream day would be like as a couple (traditional, intimate etc).
  • Start your budget and look at your funding options.
  • Make a checklist! (There will be many!)
  • Create a Pinterest account and fill it with ideas for your dress, venue, and décor.
  • Form a bridal party.
  • Go Wedding Dress shopping! (You probably can’t wait and didn’t need us to tell you to go!)

12 Months + To Go

  • Choose a date and consider back-up dates. (You may need to be a little flexible)
  • Narrow down a list of venues.
  • Enquire with your favourites and book a viewing with each.
  • Research wedding suppliers. (Florists, bands, photographers etc)
  • Consider wedding insurance.
  • Research and book your photographer and videographer.
  • Head to Pinterest for décor inspiration!
  • Book the church or marriage officiator.
  • Confirm your ceremony and reception music.

8+ Months To Go

  • Research accommodation for guests.
  • Research Wedding Cake suppliers and place your order. (Mmmm, tastings!)
  • Book hair and makeup trials.
  • Finalise your guest list.
  • Research stationery options.
  • Start planning the honeymoon, check passports!
  • Bridesmaid dress shopping!

6 Months Left!

  • Investigate your choices for wedding rings.
  • Send save-the-date cards.
  • Research and book hair and make-up artist

4 Months To Go!

  • Buy/Book groomsmen attire.
  • Confirm all wedding suppliers and any special requests.
  • Fittings for wedding dress.

2 Months

  • Confirm final guest list.
  • Send out your wedding invitations. (a VERY exciting part).
  • Buy any accessories (shoes, headpiece etc).
  • Book wedding transport.
  • Enjoy your hen or stag night!

Eeeep! 1 Month

  • Confirm last details with your venue/suppliers.
  • Final dress fitting.

3 Weeks Left!

  • Give your photographer a list of shots you would like taken.
  • Review set list with band/DJ.

2 Weeks

  • Enjoy your beauty treatments – leave at least one week recovery time to give your skin a chance to settle.
  • Write your speeches.
  • Confirm seating arrangements with the wedding team at your venue.

The Week Before

  • Beautifying time……Get your tan done , nails and hair
  • Wrap bridal party gifts.
  • Make final arrangements with your venue/suppliers.
  • Delegate. Delegate. Delegate.

The Day Before

  • Keep Calm! Relax with a bath.
  • Get your emergency bridal kit ready.
  • Go to sleep early!

The Big Day!

Start the day with a hearty breakfast – brides often forget to eat!

Enjoy it! It goes by so quickly and it only happens once…

Susan O'Neill

Susan O'Neill is a Public Relations graduate from Kerry who is our Social Media Executive here at WeddingDates HQ. She loves reading, listening to old music and spends way too much time on Pinterest!

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