Organising and planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful events in your lifetime. However, unlike many others, this event only happens once, and everything must be perfect. When it comes to your nuptials, there is no such thing as being too organised! So, to help you out, we have compiled all the wedding tasks onto one wedding planning checklist.

12-18 months

  • Set your budget
  • Choose and book your venue
  • Set your date
  • Put together your guest list
  • Decide on a church or civil ceremony
  • Book your church or registrar
  • Arrange a marquee (if needed)
  • Take out wedding insurance

9 – 12 months

  • Choose bridesmaids, best man and ushers
  • Send out your Save the Date cards
  • Choose and book your photographer and/or videographer
  • Sort your transport
  • Book a DJ and/or band
  • Book your caterers and decide on your menu
  • Begin looking at wedding dresses and work out what you like – this is where we come in and help you find the dress that you have always dreamt of!

6 – 9 months

  • Book extra entertainment such as a magician or fireworks
  • Book your florist
  • Choose and book your cakemaker
  • Start shopping for your wedding dress and order it
  • Buy your shoes and other accessories
  • Order your wedding favours
  • Book hair and make-up appointments

3 – 6 months

  • Choose bridesmaids dresses
  • Sort your groomswear
  • Buy your wedding rings
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Book your wedding night accommodation
  • Choose readings, poems and hymns
  • Agree your order of service with your vicar or registrar
  • Set up your gift list
  • Begin writing your vows

0 – 3 months

  • Send out invitations
  • Have your final dress fitting
  • Starting wearing in your shoes at home
  • Buy gifts for your bridal party
  • Write speeches and thank yous
  • Trim your hair – nothing drastic – and have a hair trial
  • Trial run of bridal make-up

Final Week

  • Confirm numbers with the venue and caterers
  • Brief your bridesmaids, ushers and best man on your plans and give them emergency numbers
  • Confirm all your timings with suppliers
  • Pay final balances
  • Collect groomswear, if you have hired it
  • Collect your wedding dress from your boutique
  • Enjoy a manicure and pedicure
  • Get some beauty sleep

Hopefully, this list isn’t too overwhelming, and it helps you with the next, and some may say, the most important 18 months of your life. As long as you are organised, there won’t be any issues with making sure your wedding is  perfect. To view our collection of designer wedding gowns, click here, or call 01799 526982 to book an appointment.