Congratulations on your engagement. I bet you can’t stop looking at the beautiful ring you have just been given. I know I spent weeks looking at mine, 7 years on I still lust over it. So, planning your big day. I’m sure your head is full of amazing ideas of what you would like for your special day. It can be overwhelming ensuring you have everything you need and want in place ready for you wedding day.
I have put together this easy to follow wedding planning check list. It doesn’t really matter what order you do things in, I have known people that are so excited about trying dresses on they have even bought ‘the one’ before setting the date. Sometimes you might need to be flexible on the date of your wedding as some venues are booked up a couple of years in advance, so make sure you have your venue sorted before confirming your date with other suppliers and sending out your save the date cards.
Wedding Planning check list…..
- Set a budget
- Set a date
- Decide on either a church or civil ceremony
- Book venue and church – if required
- Sort out a guest lists for day time and evening guests.
- Send out save the date cards
- Decided on bridesmaids and grooms men.
- Book a photographer
- Book a cake maker
- Arrange a florist
- Choose a dress
- Choose your bridesmaids dresses
- Arrange mens suits
- Choose wedding rings
- Arrange any entertainment required – band, disco etc.
- Book transport
- Book a Honeymoon
- Decide on menu and drink choices
- Book your hair stylist
- Order Invitations
- Arrange Hen party – or get your hens to sort it.
- Arrange Stag party – or get the best man to.
- Buy gifts for the bridal party and the grooms men.
- Mother of the bride and groom gifts
- Father of the bride and groom gifts
- Sort your seating plan
- All of little extras, place cards, table favours, photo booth props, guest books etc
I hope you enjoy planning your big day. I loved planning all the details of my big day. Although I had booked a venue about 14 months before the wedding date I was a couple of weeks away from giving birth to our son. Which meant I didn’t have time to work on anything for another 7 months, after I got my parenting skills sorted and I could focus on the Wedding as well as my son. I planned and sorted everything else out in those 7 months. It can be stressful at times but worth it, when your dream wedding day all comes together.