WED­DING CHECK­LIST

The Gazette Wedding Planner - - News -

6-18 MONTHS BE­FORE

Place no­tice of en­gage­ment in The Warragul & Drouin Gazette Con­tact wed­ding co-or­di­na­tor for ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion De­cide on wed­ding date and time Dis­cuss a bud­get with your fi­ance and par­ents and de­cide on a cost limit Draw up a guest list Choose and book cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion venues Choose wed­ding at­ten­dants (Brides­maids etc.) Con­sider bri­dal at­tire Choose and book a pho­tog­ra­pher and/or videog­ra­pher Or­gan­ise cater­ers, if re­quired Book a min­is­ter or cel­e­brant Se­lect and book wed­ding trans­porta­tion De­cide on hon­ey­moon lo­ca­tion and book If go­ing overseas for your hon­ey­moon, check that your pass­port is cur­rent Ob­tain birth cer­tifi­cate or a cer­ti­fied ex­tract Be­gin a per­sonal health and fit­ness pro­gram Se­lect mu­sic/mu­si­cian/DJ for cer­e­mony/re­cep­tion Book a con­sul­ta­tion with wed­ding dec­o­ra­tor Or­gan­ise wed­ding in­surance Or­gan­ise travel in­surance

3-6 MONTHS BE­FORE

Or­der wed­ding sta­tionery Make an ap­point­ment with a florist, dis­cuss colour schemes Or­der hire equip­ment - chairs and tables etc. Se­lect wed­ding rings Choose MC for the re­cep­tion Plan the or­der of cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion Regis­ter with a bri­dal gift ser­vice and se­lect gift choices In­oc­u­la­tions for overseas travel Dis­cuss in­surance, wills etc. for your fu­ture to­gether Check your level of health cover or ar­range health in­surance Se­lect a hair­dresser and beau­ti­cian and ar­range a trial

2 MONTHS BE­FORE

Give no­tice of in­ten­tion to marry - Reg­is­tra­tion Mail wed­ding in­vi­ta­tions and registry lists De­cide on menu and drinks with your cater­ers/re­cep­tion cen­tre Book any wed­ding ap­parel that needs to be hired Book ac­com­mo­da­tion needed for out of town guests Dis­cuss and plan your photos with your pho­tog­ra­pher/videog­ra­pher Try on and or­der lin­gerie Se­lect and or­der your cake Or­der your bon­bon­niere

4 WEEKS BE­FORE

Con­firm all book­ings and ar­range­ments Pur­chase gifts for at­ten­dants Plan seat­ing ar­range­ments for the re­cep­tion Ar­range for any name changes Ask speak­ers to pre­pare their speeches Sched­ule wed­ding re­hearsals and no­tify those in­volved Trial your make-up Or­gan­ise your bon­bon­niere and Candy Bar

2 WEEKS BE­FORE

Check ar­range­ments with pho­tog­ra­pher/videog­ra­pher Con­firm num­bers with caterer and re­cep­tion book­ing Check and con­firm hon­ey­moon book­ings Or­der trav­eller’s cheques and overseas money Pick up wed­ding rings Have wed­ding re­hearsal

1 WEEK BE­FORE

Pack for your hon­ey­moon - pass­ports, tick­ets and trav­eller’s cheques Col­lect and try on your wed­ding out­fits and check ac­ces­sories Re­lax where pos­si­ble Or­gan­ise some­one to re­turn hired clothes and equip­ment Con­firm equip­ment hire and wed­ding trans­porta­tion Get a spray tan, fa­cial and mas­sage Have your hair coloured

THE DAY BE­FORE

Con­firm when flow­ers and cake are ar­riv­ing Con­firm hair and make-up Have nails man­i­cured En­joy your day (re­lax) Get a good night’s sleep Pack last minute items for your hon­ey­moon Re­move shop/price tags from wed­ding dress and ac­ces­sories Ar­range re­fresh­ments at ho­tel for the wed­ding party dur­ing pre-wed­ding prepa­ra­tion times (in­clude re­quests for ex­tra glasses) Pack an ‘emer­gency kit’ in­clud­ing nee­dle and thread, Hol­ly­wood Tape, ex­tra stock­ings, Bandaids Lay out ev­ery­thing you need for the wed­ding day Pack es­sen­tials for the wed­ding night

AF­TER THE HON­EY­MOON

Make an ap­point­ment to see your pho­tog­ra­pher and videog­ra­pher Send thank yous for gifts Or­gan­ise legals - wills, bank ac­counts and pass­ports - all name change in­for­ma­tion Have wed­ding dress dry cleaned and pre­served Have flow­ers pre­served No­tify The Warragul & Drouin Gazette for wed­ding no­tice

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