YOUR ESSENTIAL PLANNER
What to do and when
Announce your engagement! Talk with your fiancé about the kind of day you’d like Choose the type of ceremony you’d like Set your wedding budget (and start saving!) Look at venue ideas Start thinking about dates
Finalise your wedding date and book your venue Choose bridesmaids and then ask them Compile a guest list Arrange the wedding licence with the registrar Book the registrar and the time of the ceremony Start a scrapbook Book a photographer Start looking for your dress
Book the caterer and decide on your wedding menu Order your dress Book the florist Order your cake Buy your stationery Book the band/DJ (and any other entertainers)
Send out save the dates Book transport Choose your bridesmaid dresses and accessories Choose groomsmen’s outfits and accessories Book your honeymoon Have a dress fitting Reserve hotel and B&B accommodation for guests Find a hairdresser and make-up artist Select your readings
Buy the wedding rings Send out invitations Choose and order the wedding favours Have a make-up and hair trial Buy wedding lingerie Book your first night accommodation Create a seating plan Think about your table decorations
Choose the music for both your ceremony and reception Make your gift list Confirm the menu Confirm the register office booking Finalise your seating plan, once and for all!
Write your vows Copy supplier contracts and give them to the venue Create any playlists you need Hold your hen/stag parties Have a final dress fitting, with your accessories Run through the ushers’ and best man’s duties with them Treat yourself to some spa treatments (you deserve it!) Organise place cards
Pack honeymoon clothes, sunscreen and order travellers’ cheques Talk to your photographer about must-have pics Buy thank-you gifts for the wedding party
Have a spray tan Make final honeymoon checks Confirm times and places with key wedding contacts Reconfirm final reception numbers with your caterer Hold a rehearsal in the venue Arrange for your wedding cake to be delivered Finish any DIY projects Collect your dress
Have a manicure and a pedicure Help decorate your venue Have all of your luggage sent to the hotel Relax and have an early night!