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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Check List

Updated: Nov 3, 2019

Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially for those doing it for the first time. That's why we have pulled together the ultimate wedding planning check list to gently remind you what needs to be planned and when. Staying organised and on schedule will ensure that you bag all of your ideal suppliers and reduce the pressure on yourself later down the line. 




A Little Helpful Timeline To Get You Started!


18 Months

* Discuss wedding ideas, dates and budget with your partner 

* Make a rough guest list

* Book Church or registrar for ceremony

* Book venue


12 Months

* Finalise guest list

* Choose your bridal party

* Begin wedding dress shopping

* Book caterers

* Book photographer / videographer 

* Book band, DJ and any other entertainment


10-11 Months

* Book Florist

* Start researching honeymoon options

* Book any other entertainment such as photo boots, sweet carts and lawn games. 

* Schedule tasting with caterers


8-9 Months

* Book cake makers

* Book venue dressers

* 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 decor


6-7 Months

* Your half way there! Book a pamper day for yourself 

* Shop for wedding rings

* Organise suit fitting for Groom and groomsmen

* Arrange transport for your wedding day

* Do a test run of your hair and make-up 

* Finalise honeymoon plans and book

* Book wedding vendors and pay deposit

* Organise hen and stag parties 


4-5 Months

* Send out wedding invitations

* Set up website for RSVPs, day plan, gift list and other helpful details 

* Pick any readings, hymns and prayers

* Meet with Registrar or Vicar to run through ceremony plans. 

* Select and order wedding cake

* Purchase accessories for wedding ceremony such as ring holder

* Arrange equipment such as PA systems, projectors etc


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Chance Hall Lane

Astbury 

Cheshire

CW12 4TL 

Tel: 01260 279966 

maisondeboisweddings@gmail.com

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