Some couples may prefer a long engagement, others will want to get married right away. The entire planning journey might seem scary, but don’t fret! And no matter the length of the engagement, be organized with this simple yet on the point wedding checklist we have created.
Right After the Engagement
Nail down the date and begin compiling guest names.
It is the availability of all guest and wedding suppliers will be the primary factor in scheduling.
Plan your wedding budget. Know how much you need to spend for the whole event.
Draft your guest list. Head counting is very vital in the planning process!
Finalize your date, venue for the ceremony and the reception. Consider travel time in picking the venue for the ceremony and the reception after the ceremony. Book your venue early to block the date and for a possible discount.
Coordinate with the Vicar for Church Wedding. Once you know which church you’d like to marry in, make contact sooner than later to ensure you can synchronize the date with your reception venue.
Research the Caterer, Styling/Theme and entourage’s possible attire. Make everything coordinated with the theme as possible.
Hire the Photographer and Videographer. Talk to them about themes and pricing, schedule a pre-nup shoot if needed.
Visualize your invitation cards. Canvas and purchase invitations.
Purchase the ring. Seal the deal with this valuable piece of gem.
Talk to the Officiant. Work carefully with the documentations and papers needed for the wedding
Meet the Caterer and hire them early. Coordinate with food tasting and themes of food.
Fit the dress. Have at least several options of choosing a dress, whether it is ready to wear or customized. Ordering gowns and scheduling fittings can take a long time.
Search and book the right Florist, Venue Stylist, Souvenirs & Giveaways, Entertainment includes Host & Singers, then the light & sounds. Never underestimate the magic of these creative suppliers! They add character and depth to the event.
6- 2 Months
Secure accommodation for out of town guest. Book early with hotels for possible discounts.
Order Bridesmaid dresses. Shipping and tailoring can often take several weeks or even a month.
Book Wedding Cake & Pastries, Mobile Bar and Photobooth if needed. Although for Cake makers, generally they are easiest to find, but give them enough time to create their masterpiece.
Mind the littlest details. Talk to a Wedding Host, schedule Hair & Makeup Professionals, and follow up the invitation.
Finalize ceremony flow, print menu cards, and program hands out, too. Hire a coordinator or an on-the-day-coordinator to help you with these things.
Finalize the Caterer. A final tasting should be arranged with caterers around the 5th or 4th month.
Final meetings with your suppliers. Should be done on the second or the last month before your big day.
1 Week Before Your Wedding
By this time nearly all details should be solidified, then try to relax and enjoy the day!
It’s always better to seek professional guidance. Always consult your coordinator, especially that every wedding demands different needs.
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