YOUR ES­SEN­TIAL PLAN­NER

What to do and when

Perfect Wedding Magazine - - Contents -

18 MONTHS

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

12 MONTHS

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

9 MONTHS

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)

6 MONTHS

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

3 MONTHS

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

2 MONTHS

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!

1 MONTH

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

2 WEEKS

Pack hon­ey­moon clothes, sun­screen and or­der trav­ellers’ cheques Talk to your pho­tog­ra­pher about must-have pics Buy thank-you gifts for the wed­ding party

WEEK BE­FORE

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

DAY BE­FORE

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!

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