A Wedding ceremony Planning Information & Timeline

Planning your marriage ceremony, whether or not you’ve gotten two years or three months to do it, will be anxious. If like us, you make limitless lists in your head (or on a scrap of paper) solely to overlook them minutes later, then our Final Wedding ceremony Guidelines is for you. It is a step-by-step marriage ceremony planning timeline of all the principle issues that you must do to tug off a superb marriage ceremony day. Wedding ceremony planning will be daunting, between doing the analysis, managing the finances, and figuring out what to do when. So we created a full, downloadable listing of all of the important issues you have to to do, from discovering a marriage venue to going gown buying, and planning a honeymoon to organising the RSVP listing.

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Your Wedding ceremony Guidelines & Planning Timeline

This listing is a primary timeline primarily based on a 12-month engagement, but it surely’s necessary to do not forget that every marriage ceremony is totally different – we have proven brides who’ve organised their complete marriage ceremony in simply 10 weeks, others take two years – this planning guidelines has common pointers that shall be useful to each couple. You may as well get our three-month planning information right here.

Begin by studying by the listing under, then obtain the free printable we created on the backside of the web page, highlighting which of them apply to you, your different half and your marriage ceremony. That approach you may tick off the duties as you go (there’s nothing extra satisfying!).

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As quickly as you get engaged/when you’re prepared to begin marriage ceremony planning

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12 Months Earlier than The Wedding ceremony

  • Go to and e book your reception venue and ceremony location
  • Analysis potential marriage ceremony companies and suppliers – photographer, florist, invites, cake, décor, music, hair and make-up
  • Contemplate and evaluate marriage ceremony insurance coverage choices
  • Determine what kind of leisure you need for ceremony, drinks reception and dancing
  • Guide photographer
  • Guide videographer
  • Analysis and think about choices on your venue and ceremony decor
  • Analysis and think about a marriage planner or venue stylist – significantly useful if it’s important to take care of the venue set-up or have plenty of logistics
  • Begin your marriage ceremony gown analysis
  • Ship Save the Date playing cards – necessary for those who’re getting married overseas, or throughout a really busy time of yr
  • Pop the query to your marriage ceremony occasion
  • Enlist any helpers/proficient buddies of household with facets of the marriage (for the cake, flowers, clothes and many others)

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8-10 Months Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

  • Guide band and/or DJ for reception
  • Analysis and reserve lodging for visitors
  • Contact decor rent firms if that you must lease something for ceremony/reception, resembling chairs, tables, or a tent
  • Guide honeymoon – flights and lodging
  • Order marriage ceremony cake
  • Guide pre-marriage course, if required by your church or celebrant

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6-8 Months Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

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4-6 Months Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

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2-3 Months Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

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4 Weeks Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

  • Have last marriage ceremony gown becoming
  • Make any last-minute changes with suppliers
  • Finalise particulars for, and order mass booklets/order of ceremony
  • Full any marriage ceremony DIY or craft initiatives
  • Evaluation last RSVP listing and name any visitors who haven’t but responded

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2 Weeks Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

  • Ship must-have shot lists to photographer and videographer – embody who ought to be in portraits and decide when portraits shall be taken
  • Give venue/caterer last visitor head rely
  • Create your desk plan

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1 Week Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

  • Provide marriage ceremony coordinator with an inventory of provider requests resembling a desk for DJ or setup house wanted by florist.
  • Print place playing cards
  • Name all marriage ceremony suppliers to verify preparations – create a timetable for day
  • Give ceremony and reception website managers a schedule of vendor supply and setup occasions, plus contact numbers.
  • Get manicure, therapeutic massage, waxing and all of your preening and prep
  • Do full marriage ceremony gown rehearsal from underwear to veil
  • Pack an in a single day bag for the reception
  • Pack for the honeymoon or mini mooon

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2-3 Days Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

  • Make last-minute modifications to desk plan if needed
  • Grooms: Go for last becoming and decide up your outfit
  • Grooms: Ask the very best man to verify all groomsmen attend fittings and decide up their outfits
  • Affirm pick-up occasions with marriage ceremony automotive firm
  • Reconfirm last particulars with all distributors. Talk about any needed last-minute substitutions
  • Print off a sheet with the operating order for the day, and the principle suppliers’ contact particulars, give copies to your greatest man and maid of honour
groom getting ready

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The Day Earlier than the Wedding ceremony

  • Drop off place playing cards, desk playing cards, menus, favours, desk plan to reception coordinator
  • Present all marriage ceremony professionals with an emergency telephone quantity to name on the day of the marriage.
  • Type out fee (write cheques/organise money) for any last balances or tricks to be paid on the finish of the reception.
  • Make sure the cake is on monitor to be delivered to reception venue – have another person take care of this one!
  • Rehearse ceremony with full marriage ceremony occasion ceremony readers your officiant on the ceremony website to rehearse and iron out particulars.
  • Get a superb evening’s relaxation!

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The Wedding ceremony Day Guidelines!

  • Give the items on your mother and father to the very best man/bridesmaid for after the speeches
  • Flowers delivered to the place the bride is preparing – buttonholes might must be delivered to the fellows
  • Give marriage ceremony bands to the very best man to carry in the course of the ceremony
  • Give greatest man the officiant’s price envelope, to be given after the ceremony
  • Introduce your reception coordinator to your marriage ceremony planner (for those who’re having one), or bridesmaid/greatest man for questions or issues in the course of the reception.
  • Assign a member of the family or attendant to be the photographer’s contact so he is aware of who’s who.

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After the Wedding ceremony

  • Prearrange for somebody to return any leases
  • Pre-plan for somebody to take the marriage gown and go well with for cleansing or return a rented tux to the rental store
  • Write and ship thank-you notes to gift-bearing visitors and distributors who have been particularly useful
  • Accumulate your marriage certificates

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