Save yourself money and be your own wedding planner. With our expert help you’ll plan the wedding of your dreams just the way you want it. Here’s the ultimate breakdown of everything you need to do and when to do it.
Confetti’s ultimate wedding planning checklist!
First, you’ll need to get a wedding planner to make a plan and keep all your notes. Being organised is key! Or – use Confetti’s free planning tools on your computer or mobile!
12 months +
Set the date
Decide on a budget
Agree on a guest list
Choose and appoint bridesmaids, a best man and ushers
Book your venues
Book your photographer and/or videographer
Make arrangements with your minister/registrar
Book a DJ/band/entertainers
Book caterers if appropriate
Book your cars
Book your florist
Book a toastmaster if you decide to have one
Book your honeymoon (in your maiden name)
Send Save The Date cards to guests invited to the whole day
Take out wedding insurance
6 months +
Go wedding dress shopping!
Order/make your wedding invitations and other stationery such as orders of service and thank you cards
Order the wedding cake
Book the honeymoon suite
Choose your shoes and accessories such as tiara and veil
Choose the bridesmaid’s dresses and suits for the groom, best man, ushers and any flower girls or page boys.
3 months +
Have your wedding dress altered if needed
Buy your wedding rings
Send out your wedding invitations within 6-12 weeks of the wedding
Order your wedding favoursand table centrepieces
Decide on a gift list and make it available to all your wedding guests (through your invitations)
Advise your guests to book any overnight accommodation now while there is still availability
Decide on your chosen wedding music and readings
Buy gifts for the best man, ushers and bridesmaids
Arrange to have any vaccinations done, if required for your honeymoon
Start to plan your hen and stag parties
1 month before
Arrange for a final fitting of your wedding dress.
Reconfirm the wedding arrangements with all your suppliers
Have your last nights of freedom!
Finalise the seating plan and make your table planner
Arrange the wedding rehearsal
Contact any guests who have not replied to your invitation
Arrange a date to pick up any hired suits
Write the wedding speeches
7 days before
Have the wedding rehearsal
Pack for your honeymoon
Wear-in your wedding shoes
Create an emergency wedding kit containing make up, a compact mirror and powder, lipstick, tissues etc.
Order your foreign currency for your honeymoon
Give the best man a list of all the wedding services involved in your wedding day, in case they need to be contacted
The day before
Have the day off to relax
Have your nails manicured
Try and get an early night – you’re getting married in the morning!
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