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A Guide To Perfect Wedding Planning (In Case You Don’t Know Where To Start)


By Kate O'Dowd
11th Sep 2017
A Guide To Perfect Wedding Planning (In Case You Don’t Know Where To Start)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

A guide to timing your wedding planning just right!

 

2 Years to go…

24 MONTHS

Set your event style and set a budget

22 MONTHS

Book the venue

20 MONTHS

Send out Save the Dates (for a destination wedding)

18 MONTHS

Lock in your photographer

1 year to go…

12 MONTHS

Book your vendors

  • florist
  • videographer
  • beauty team
  • church or celebrant
  • music
  • baker
  • caterer
  • stationer

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11 MONTHS

Start the dress search

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10 MONTHS

Choose and inform your bridal party of their roles throughout the event

Consider lifestyle changes for a healthier, hotter you

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9 MONTHS

Finalise the menu with your venue or caterer

Order the dress (if it’s pre-order or bespoke)

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8 MONTHS

Meet your celebrant to start planning the ceremony

Book your wedding car

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7 MONTHS

Nail down your ceremony elements – a timeline and visual aspects

Order the men’s suits

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6 MONTHS

Order the rings (if designing yourself, or going foe something unusual)

Research props and details to be sources or made, and start sourcing the materials

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5 MONTHS

Create a running order of the whole event and send on to relevant participants

Order stationary (if it’s being designed and letterpressed)

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4 MONTHS

Decide on your cake and taste it (crucial)

Register with the Civil Registrations Office (at least 3 months ahead)

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3 MONTHS

Make the final flower order (with a florist; if you’re DIYing, this can be done later)

Send out paper or e-invites

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2 MONTHS

Do hair and beauty trials and final dress fittings

Tackle the reception seating plan (or decide on a free-for-all)

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1 MONTH

Do a love-in session with your photographer, to get camera-comfy and rekindle your love amid the madness

Busy your fingers to calm your mind with some final fun crafty touches

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