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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Organising a wedding is an exciting experience that takes months of planning and coordination. With all the excitement and eagerness for the big day the process of planning can become overwhelming. To make the wedding planning process smoother, we’ve created a wedding planning checklist that outlines the different steps that contribute to the successfulness of your wedding day.

The wedding planning guide isn’t set in stone, depending on your needs and wants you may see that certain steps are better either earlier or later in the planning process. This is nothing to stress about as it is just a guide that’s supposed to offer you guidance rather than instruction.

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Check-List

ONCE YOU’RE ENGAGED 

•  Announce your engagement to friends and family
•  Host an engagement party
•  Start thinking about your vision and map out a wedding budget
•  Pick your Maid of Honour, Best Man, Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
•  Start researching possible reception venues, ceremony locations and celebrants
•  Peruse different honeymoon locations, seasons and availability
•  Look into possible gift registries
•  Draft your guest list

ONCE THE WEDDING DATE IS SET

•  Book your reception venue, ceremony location and celebrant
•  Decide on your wedding theme
•  Design your wedding rings
•  Start searching for your dream wedding dress and grooms suit
•  Organise your wedding license
•  Finalise your guest list
•  Decide on your stationery and send out a save the date
•  Research your suppliers – photographer, videographer, stylist, florist, cake, MUA, hair stylist, wedding cars, entertainment etc.
•  Decide on a honeymoon destination and meet with a travel agent

6-3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

•  Send out your official wedding invitations
•  Confirm your suppliers
•  Organise wedding ceremony schedule with your celebrant
•  Order wedding bands
•  Confirm wedding dress, bridesmaids dress, grooms and groomsmen suits
•  Formalise gift registry
•  Book honeymoon flights and accommodation
•  Book wedding night suite

2-1 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

•  Formalise all necessary documentation for marriage license
•  Choose your first dance song
•  Pick up wedding rings and ensure sizing is correct
•  Organise a pre-wedding photo-shoot
•  Organise a trial for both hair and make-up

6-3 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING

•  Have a final fitting for the entire bridal party
•  Monitor RSVP’s and follow up with friends and family who haven’t RSVP’d yet
•  Confirm final numbers with the wedding reception
•  Re-confirm honeymoon details with travel agent

3-1 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING

•  Confirm any last minute details with your stylist and venue
•  Pick up wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen suits
•  Clean engagement ring
•  Reconfirm timings for all booked suppliers
•  Relax and enjoy the countdown

 

No matter what stage of wedding planning you are in, our wedding specialists are here to help you. If you just got engaged then our wedding blog will be the perfect way to kick-start your planning. Perhaps you’re still deciding on the perfect wedding venue? Browse our popular Sydney wedding reception venues and you’re sure to find your dream setting. Or maybe you are looking for a place to ask all those burning questions? Our Facebook page is the perfect place to ask our wedding specialists all your questions >>

 

Image credits: Ryan Schembri Photography, at Doltone House Hyde Park

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