Countdown to wedding checklist

12 months to go

  • Set a date
  • Visit and book your venue and ceremony location
  • Send out save the dates
  • Set a budget
  • Decide how many guests you would like and write out a guestlist
  • Start researching suppliers
  • Book Photographer
  • Book Videographer
  • Book Band & Ceremony music
  • Pick your Bridesmaids / Groomsmen
  • Book your Wedding planner
  • Do some research into types of Wedding Dresses and colour themes

8-10 Months to go

  • Order your Wedding Dress
  • Book your Ceremony & Venue Décor
  • Book your Wedding Cake
  • Book your Wedding transport
  • Order your Wedding Invitations
  • Book your Hair & Makeup
  • Book your Wedding Florist
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Buy your Bridesmaid dresses
  • Buy jewellery and shoes
  • Book pre marriage course (Church Weddings)

4-6 Months to go

  • Start planning Hen & Stag party
  • Register your intent to marry in the registrar’s office
  • Book your hair and makeup trial
  • Book your DJ
  • Research men’s suits – buy or rent option
  • Start DIY projects

3 Months to go

  • Start your new skincare routine
  • Book your dress alterations
  • Buy Wedding rings
  • Wedding favours
  • Choose ceremony music and readings
  • Book your menu tasting
  • Get Groomsmen suits fitted
  • Send Wedding Invitations

1-2 Months to go

  • Go to your dress fitting
  • Get Wedding lingerie
  • Trial your Wedding nails and tan
  • Purchase Bridal party gifts
  • Write Wedding speeches
  • Organise a date to collect suits
  • Contact guests who have not RSVP’d
  • Confirm your Wedding Suppliers
  • Start on your seating plan
  • Send photo list to your photographer

1-2 weeks to go

  • Get your hair coloured and cut
  • Finalise table plan and guest list
  • Collect Wedding Dress
  • Create an emergency kit
  • Break in your wedding shoes
  • Create a Wedding Day playlist for the morning
  • Find your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue
  • Book your beauty treatments – waxing, eyelashes etc
  • Order foreign currency if needed for your honeymoon
  • Create a timetable for your day
  • Pack an overnight bag
  • Make sure all your suppliers have been paid or envelopes ready to pay on the day
  • Pack your honeymoon suitcase

2-3 days before

  • Get your nails done
  • Collect the suits
  • Collect the thank you flower bouquets
  • Confirm time that your hair and makeup will arrive
  • Confirm what time your florist will arrive

1 Day to go

  • Drop of stuff to the hotel – name cards, flowers etc
  • Run through timetable with Bridal party
  • Give direction to key suppliers
  • Double check with wedding transport – locations and time
  • Have a glass of prosecco and relax!

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