YOUR BIG DAY PLAN­NER

Take the stress out of pre­par­ing for your big day

Mackay and Whitsundays Wedding Guide - - Contents -

12 MONTHS BE­FORE

O An­nounce your en­gage­ment

O Make sure your fam­i­lies have met

O De­ter­mine the wed­ding bud­get

O Choose your bri­dal party

O Book cer­e­mony/reception venues

O Hire a wed­ding plan­ner (if de­sired)

O Book a cel­e­brant/of­fi­ciant

O Make bri­dal bou­tique ap­point­ments

9 MONTHS BE­FORE

O Or­gan­ise your wed­ding dress

O Or­gan­ise your ac­ces­sories

O Fi­nalise the guest list

O Book a caterer

O Book hair and make-up artists

O Order the brides­maid dresses

O Order/book the guys’ suits

O Or­gan­ise an MC for the reception

O Order in­vi­ta­tions and sta­tionery

O Start sourc­ing decorations

O If needed, book hire equip­ment

O Help out-of-town guests or­gan­ise their ac­com­mo­da­tion

6 MONTHS BE­FORE

O Book a pho­tog­ra­pher/videog­ra­pher

O Book florist

O Buy the wed­ding rings

O Book hon­ey­moon and wed­ding night ac­com­mo­da­tion

O Book mu­sic for the cer­e­mony

3 MONTHS BE­FORE

O Dis­cuss de­tails of the ser­vice with the cer­e­mony of­fi­ciant

O Se­lect wed­ding day un­der­wear

O Choose some­thing old, new, bor­rowed and blue

O Buy gifts for bri­dal party

O Choose the read­ings and vows

O Or­gan­ise time off work for your hon­ey­moon

O Book trans­port for the day

O Post in­vi­ta­tions (you’ll need to let over­seas guests know ear­lier)

O Or­gan­ise your bri­dal shower, hen s night and buck s night

O Com­plete and lodge your no­tice of in­tended mar­riage form

1MONTH BE­FORE

O Con­firm flight book­ings and hon­ey­moon ac­com­mo­da­tion

O Order favours for guests

O Fi­nalise your seating plan

O Or­gan­ise the bri­dal party’s fi­nal fit­tings (in­clud­ing ac­ces­sories)

O Have a hair and make-up trial (take your head­piece and/or veil)

O Ask speak­ers to pre­pare speeches

Owrite your own speech

O Pro­vide pho­tog­ra­pher with a photo list

O Fi­nalise re­hearsal ar­range­ments

O Fi­nalise the menu in­clud­ing any spe­cial

di­etary re­quire­ments

O Fi­nalise order of events for cer­e­mony and reception

O Or­gan­ise a house or pet sit­ter for when you’re on your hon­ey­moon

1WEEK BE­FORE

O Gather all nec­es­sary doc­u­ments for hon­ey­moon trip

O Pack for hon­ey­moon

O Go through list of things to do and make sure all bases are cov­ered

O Pack wed­ding-day emer­gency get

O Give rings to best man/woman

O Get a good night’s sleep

O Re­lax

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