WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST

A Helpful Wedding Planning Guide

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GJA Photography

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There are so many things to think about and consider when you’re planning your wedding day and it can get a little overwhelming, particulary if you have never been to a wedding before. So to help you on your way I’ve produiced a helpful wedding planning checklist you can refer back to.

As it’s never too early to start making plans for your wedding day, by allowing plenty of time you will reduce the stress involved and the whole process will become more relaxed and enjoyable.

This wedding planning checklist is divided into key topics throughout the year but it can serve as a useful guide & reminder at anytime, no matter how long or short your schedule is!

You can print or bookmark the page in your browser to refer back to as you start your journey to plan your big day.

Good luck and happy planning!

 


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MONTHS TO GO

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SET A BUDGET

• COMPILE A ROUGH GUEST LIST

• FIX A DATE WITH VICAR / REGISTRAR

• VISIT AND BOOK RECEPTION VENUE

• CHOOSE BRIDESMAIDS AND BEST MAN

• START LOOKING FOR DRESSES

• DECIDE ON STYLES AND COLOUR PALETTE


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START A HEALTH & BEAUTY REGIME

• RESEARCH AND BOOK CATERERS

• ORDER YOUR DRESS

• SEND SAVE THE DATE CARDS

• BOOK A PHOTOGRAPHER

• START RESEARCHING YOUR HONEYMOON

• BOOK YOUR MUSICIAN / BAND / DJ

• DISCUSS HEN & STAG DO IDEAS

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MONTHS TO GO

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 CHOOSE BRIDESMAID DRESSES

• CHECK PASSPORTS ARE VALID

• BOOK HONEYMOON

• BOOK A WEDDING CAR / TRANSPORT

• CHOOSE & ORDER WEDDING RINGS

• BOOK HOTEL FOR WEDDING NIGHT

• SET UP A GUEST LIST

• REMIND THE GROOM ABOUT HIS SUIT


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MONTHS TO GO

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 BOOK FLORIST & ORDER CAKE

• CHOOSE CEREMONY MUSIC

• HAVE HAIR AND MAKE-UP TRIALS

• CHOOSE ACCESSORIES & JEWELLERY

• BUY / MAKE PROPS & DECORATIONS

• FINALISE GUEST LIST & SEND INVITES

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MONTHS TO GO

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 CHASE UP RSVPs

• PROVIDE FINAL DETAILS FOR PHOTOGRAPHER

• FINALISE SEATING PLAN & MENU

• ORGANISE PLACE CARDS & FAVOURS

• REMIND GROOM TO HAVE A HAIRCUT

• BUY A GUEST BOOK

• HAVE FINAL DRESS FITTING & COLLECT

• CONFIRM DIETARY REQUIREMENTS


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WEEK TO GO

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 DISCUSS THE FIRST DANCE WITH DJ

• PACK FOR HONEYMOON

• WEAR IN YOUR WEDDING SHOES

• HAVE A PAMPERING SESSION

• COLLECT SUITS IF HIRING

• CONFIRM ALL DETAILS WITH SUPPLIERS

• DECORATE VENUE

• RELAX .. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

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