12 Month Wedding Checklist

Planning a Wedding is simply getting organised. To plan the perfect celebration, use this comprehensive wedding checklist, with a timeline based on the 12-month length of the average engagement.

12 Months or More Before the Wedding

  • Announce your engagement
  • Determine the style and theme of your wedding
  • Make a list of what is important to you for a wedding this will help determine your budget
  • Discuss the wedding budget and who will pay for what
  • Decide on a wedding date and start searching wedding venues
  • Find a wedding officiant (the person who will marry you) and apply for the necessary licence’s

9 To 11 Months Before the Wedding

  • Bridal Gown
  • Hair and Beauty Stylist
  • Formal Suit Hire
  • Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Wedding Cake
  • Live Music, Disco, Entertainers or bands
  • Shoes and Accessories

Caterer

  • Wedding Lingerie
  • Florist
  • Venue Decoration/Chair Covers
  • Wedding Transport
  • Compile a preliminary guest list
  • Visit wedding fayres look through bridal magazines, search the internet to gain ideas and inspiration for your big day
  • Finalise your wedding colours, theme and style
  • Choose your bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girl and ring bearer and ensure they are aware of what their duties are
  • Choose and purchase your wedding rings
  • Begin looking at honeymoon options and discuss where you both would like to go

6 To 8 Months Before the wedding

  • Start planning ceremony and reception music choices
  • Start looking at invitation designs
  • If you haven’t already, purchase your wedding gown, veil and accessories
  • Finalise and order/purchase attire for your attendants
  • Sign up for your gift registry/honeymoon donation

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4 To 5 Months Before the Wedding

  • Finalise your flowers
  • Arrange accommodation for out of town guests
  • Order Wedding stationery
  • Choose your wedding cake
  • Book your wedding transport
  • Choose wedding decorations including favours

3 Months Before The Wedding

  • Order your wedding cake
  • Arrange for a suit fittings
  • Finalise your guest list
  • Reconfirm honeymoon arrangements
  • Meet with your wedding officiant
  • Write your wedding vows
  • Choose gifts for your attendants

2 Months Before The Wedding

  • Send out your invitations
  • Finalise arrangements with vendors
  • Schedule a hair and makeup trial
  • Start making/buying wedding favours
  • Finalise music for the ceremony and reception
  • If changing your name, complete the documents
  • Meet with officiant to finalise ceremony details Reserve room for wedding night

1 Month Before the Wedding

  • Meet with your photographer
  • Start working on your seating plan
  • Decide and confirm your wedding vows
  • Confirm all final payment amounts
  • Collect marriage licence
  • Confirm Honeymoon reservations Arrange for a final wedding dress fitting

2 Weeks Before the Wedding

  • Finalise Seating chart
  • Contact any guests you have not received an acceptance from

1 Week Before the Wedding

  • Collect wedding gown, bridesmaid, flower girl dresses and accessories
  • Give final guest numbers to venue/receptions/caterer
  • Make sure the men have their final suit fitting
  • Reconfirm everything with vendors one last time

1 Day Before

  • Attend rehearsal (if you are having one)
  • Have a manicure/pedicure
  • Confirm wedding day transportation
  • Reconfirm hair and make appointments
  • Confirm all duties required with the wedding party
  • Try to get an early night and relax!

Your Wedding Day

  • Try to eat breakfast, even if you think you aren’t hungry
  • Have your hair and makeup done
  • Begin dressing two hours before ceremony is scheduled to begin
  • Take a deep breath, relax and most importantly enjoy your big day!

Our 12 month Wedding checklist will help turn your dream into a reality! ————–  By  Sweetywedding.com

Article publié pour la première fois le 31/08/2015

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