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Wedding Countdown Checklist

Congratulations on your engagement! Here's a wedding checklist to help you plan your perfect day...

Do it now

  • Set a date for your wedding.
  • Announce your engagement to your friends and family. You may wish to place an announcement in your local paper.
  • Set a budget.
  • Decide on your style of wedding.
  • Work out the number of guests you want to invite.
  • Open a separate bank account for your wedding fund.
  • Choose a venue, check availability and book if necessary.
  • Book the service or registrar - do this early to ensure you get your preferred date.
  • Organise wedding insurance.
  • Decide on a Best Man, bridesmaids, ushers and page boys.
  • Go dress shopping.

4-9 Months to go

  • Book honeymoon - book early for the best prices!
  • Book transport for the day.
  • Choose and book your entertainment - don't forget the kids.
  • Book the photographer and videographer.
  • Order invitations and other stationery.
  • Decide and book the caterers if needed.
  • Arrange meeting with your minister or registrar to discuss service and wedding bands.
  • Choose a style of wedding cake and order.
  • Discuss your flower requirements and ideas with your florist.
  • Order suits for groom, best man, etc.
  • Buy lingerie and shoes.
  • Arrange a dress fitting (try on with lingerie).

3 Months to go

  • Send out invitations, keeping a list of who you've sent to.
  • Confirm registry office booking, if not a church wedding.
  • Put together a gift list.
  • Book a hotel for your wedding night.
  • Reserve accommodation for guests.
  • Check hen and stag parties are in hand.
  • Choose stylists and discuss hair and make-up options.
  • Discuss menus with caterers/venue.

2 Months to go

  • Choose thank you gifts for your wedding party.
  • Arrange table decorations and wedding favours.
  • Organise the printing of the Order of Service sheets.
  • Buy a guest book.
  • Order flowers, including buttonholes, headdresses, bouquets and corsages.
  • Buy marriage licence from registrar.

1 Month to go

  • Arrange a final dress fitting.
  • Finalise the number of guests.
  • Confirm numbers for the caterers.
  • Devise a seating plan.
  • If going abroad, order currency for your honeymoon.

2 Weeks to go

  • Check that speeches are prepared.
  • Confirm arrangements with any suppliers.

1 Week to go

  • Re-confirm final numbers with caterers
  • Check travel documents for the honeymoon.
  • Pack for your honeymoon.

24 Hours to go

  • Have a manicure, pedicure and other beauty treatments.


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