A Couple Planning a Wedding

It will come as no shock that weddings can be very stressful times! With your partner write a twelve month plan, ticking away items as you complete them is a great way to banish stress. We’ve created a twelve month plan below that you can use!

12 months to go…

  • Have budget conversations with your fiancé and family
  • Decide on where and when you want to be married – church or civil
  • Fix a date and time
  • Decide on guest numbers
  • Book a reception venue

11 months to go…

  • Pick your bridesmaids and best man
  • Start making appointments to try on your wedding dress and suit

10 months to go…

  • Book the photographer
  • Decide on and book your reception entertainment
  • Decide on your dress – giving at least six months for a made-to-measure dress

9 months to go…

  • Pick your ushers
  • Send out invitations
  • Start thinking about the honeymoon
  • Choose and order your bridesmaids outfits

8 months to go…

  • Find a florist and discuss bouquets, floral arrangements and buttonholes
  • Taste and confirm your menu and drinks with your caterers
  • Order invitations and envelopes, place settings and menus
  • Book transport for the bridal party
  • Book your honeymoon

7 months to go…

  • Decide on readings and music for your wedding ceremony
  • Order your wedding cakes
  • Choose and order wedding favours and bridal party gifts

6 months to go…

  • Pick your wedding rings
  • Confirm the order of service with your priest or registrar for the wedding ceremony and have guest booklets printed

5 months to go…

  • Book a hairdresser and style consultation
  • Book a makeup artist and trial appointments
  • Make stag and hen party arrangements

4 months to go…

  • Organise transport to take you to your first night hotel or the airport
  • Choose a wedding gift company and compile a wedding present list
  • Get any inoculations or visas if required for your honeymoon

3 months to go…

  • Organise a rehearsal and inform those who will need to be there
  • Attend reading of the banns, if you are marrying in church
  • Send out invitations and keep a spreadsheet of acceptances

2 months to go…

  • Try on your whole outfit, and make any final fitting adjustments
  • Book your pre-wedding beauty treatments
  • Confirm numbers with caterers and organise a seating plan
  • Go honeymoon clothes shopping

1 month to go…

  • Collect your wedding rings
  • Confirm all previous books with photographer, transport, caterers, florist, hairdressers, makeup artists and entertainment
  • Have your final cut and colour two weeks before the wedding
  • Pick up your wedding cake
  • Go on your hen and stag party!