A Guide To Perfect Wedding Planning (In Case You Don’t Know Where To Start)
11th Sep 2017
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
A guide to timing your wedding planning just right!
2 Years to go…
Set your event style and set a budget
Book the venue
Send out Save the Dates (for a destination wedding)
Lock in your photographer
1 year to go…
Book your vendors
- beauty team
- church or celebrant
Start the dress search
Choose and inform your bridal party of their roles throughout the event
Consider lifestyle changes for a healthier, hotter you
Finalise the menu with your venue or caterer
Order the dress (if it’s pre-order or bespoke)
Meet your celebrant to start planning the ceremony
Book your wedding car
Nail down your ceremony elements – a timeline and visual aspects
Order the men’s suits
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
Create a running order of the whole event and send on to relevant participants
Order stationary (if it’s being designed and letterpressed)
Decide on your cake and taste it (crucial)
Register with the Civil Registrations Office (at least 3 months ahead)
Make the final flower order (with a florist; if you’re DIYing, this can be done later)
Send out paper or e-invites
Do hair and beauty trials and final dress fittings
Tackle the reception seating plan (or decide on a free-for-all)
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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