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You might find yourself asking yourself “Where do I start?” or thinking “This is just too much, I am overwhelmed’. There is no need to be concerned as we will guide you through the planning process. We know that the planning period of your wedding should be enjoyed too! 

Our wedding planning checklist below will be used as a guideline to make sure we have not missed any important aspects of planning the wedding .Whilst  our Checklist below spans a twelve month period, we can adapt it to suit your personal timeframe.

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wedding planning checklist

12 months before your wedding

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Wedding Planning Checklist - 12 months before your wedding

- Send outSave the Date Cards
- Determine a wedding date and location
- Decide your guest numbers (make a guest list)
- Make a budget for your wedding
- Book your wedding and reception venues
- Book your wedding official or clergy
- Ask people to be in your wedding party
- Order wedding rings

 9 to 12 months before your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - 9 to12 months before your wedding

- Buy wedding dress
- Select dresses for attendants
- Book photographer, videographer, DJ, musicians, rental items, limousine
- Order wedding cake, arrange catering, and choose flowers
- Complete gift registries
- Plan honeymoon

6 to 9 months before your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - 6 to 9 months before your wedding

- Order Wedding Invitations
- Decide on Menu order Printed Menu Cards
- Order Wedding Favors & Favor Stickers
- Obtain Marriage license
- Complete marriage license requirements

 3 to 6 months before your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - 3 to 6 months before your wedding

- Finalist orders with the florist and bakery
- Make appointments to get your hair, nails, and makeup done for your wedding day
- Organize participants in wedding ceremony
- Book men’s attire

2 months before your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - 2 months before your wedding

- Finalize guest list -mail outWedding Invitations
- Decide on wedding vows
- Confirm details with clergy and musician
- Purchase gifts for parents and attendants
- Schedule final wedding dress fitting

1 month before your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - 1 month before your wedding

- Plan rehearsal dinner, order Rehearsal Party Invitations and send out
- Obtain Marriage licence
- Meet with photographer and videographer
- Order Place Cards, Seating Plans, and Table Number Cards for reception

2 weeks before your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - 2 weeks before your wedding

- Finalize reception details, seating plan, favors, menu cards, place cards, decor
- Call invitees who have not replied
- Draft speeches
- Meet with hairdresser, make-up artist, musicians or disc jockey to make final plans
- Confirm honeymoon plans

1 week before your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - 1 week before your wedding

- Confirm final numbers with caterer
- Write any cheques required for wedding day
- Pick up groomsmen attire
- Confirm limo, guest accommodations, and duties of helpers for the day
- Have your ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner the night before
- Pack for honeymoon

your wedding day

Wedding Planning Checklist - your wedding day

- Give wedding rings and cheques to Best Man and or the Maid of Honor
- Give gifts to attendants and parents
- Get ready and enjoy your special day

after your wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist - after your wedding

- Make a gift list and send out personalized Thank You Cards to your guests
- Send thank you notes to suppliers and attendants

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Date of entry 2012 | Date of latest updated March 12, 2015
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