July 11, 2019 / blog

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Check List

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Looking for a planning checklist that can serve as a ready reckoner for your wedding planning?

Planning a wedding can be a stressful thing. Here is an awesome wedding planning checklist to help you stay on schedule.

18 Months before the Wedding

  • Explore wedding themes and styles – whether you want a country, bohemian or barn wedding
  • Discuss wedding ideas, dates and budget with your partner
  • Make a rough guest list
  • Book Church or registrar for ceremony
  • Book venue for the reception (or check whether the venue can have both the ceremony or the reception)

12 Months before the Wedding

  • Finalize the guest list
  • Choose your bridal party
  • Begin checking wedding dresses
  • Finalize and book caterers
  • Finalize and book photographer
  • Finalize and book entertainment, including DJ, photo booth etc.

10-11 Months before the Wedding

  • Finalize and book the flowers and the florist
  • Check out honeymoon options
  • Schedule tasting with caterers

8-9 Months before the Wedding

  • Finalize and book cake makers
  • Finalize and book venue dressers
  • Finalize and book hair and make-up
  • Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories
  • Book overnight accommodation for yourself and out-of-town guests
  • Send out ‘Save the Date’ cards
  • Design and print wedding invitations
  • Plan ceremony and reception décor

6-7 Months before the Wedding

  • Shop for wedding rings
  • Organize suit fitting for Groom and groomsmen
  • Arrange transport for the wedding day
  • Have a test run of your hair and make-up
  • Finalize honeymoon plans and book
  • Book any other wedding vendors and pay a deposit
  • Organize bachelor and bachelorette parties
  • Arrange equipment such as projectors, screens, etc.

4-5 Months before the Wedding

  • Send out invites
  • Set up the RSVPs, gift registry and other details
  • Choose readings, hymns or prayers
  • Order wedding cake

Choose accessories for the wedding ceremony such as a ring holder

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