Wedding Planning Basics

Updated: May 11

12-18 months

Set your budget

Choose and book your venue

Set your date!

Put together your guest list

Decide on a church or civil ceremony

Book your church or registrar

Take out wedding insurance

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9-12 months

Choose bridesmaids, best man and ushers

Send out your Save the Date cards

Choose and book your photographer and videographer

Get your transport and entertainment booked

Book your caterers and decide on your menu

Start looking at wedding dresses and work out what you like

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6-9 months

Choose and book your florist and cake maker

Start shopping for your wedding dress and get it ordered!

Buy your shoes, underwear and accessories

Order or start making your wedding favours

Book hair and make-up

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3-6 months Choose bridesmaids dresses and get grooms wear sorted Buy your wedding rings Book your honeymoon and wedding night accommodation Choose readings, poems and hymns Agree your order of service with your vicar or registrar Set up your gift list Start writing your vows 0-3 months Send out invitations Have your dress fittings Start wearing in your wedding shoes at home Buy gifts for your bridal party Write speeches and thank yous Trim your hair (nothing drastic!) and have a hair trial Trial run of bridal make-up

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Final week Confirm numbers with venue and caterers Brief your bridesmaids, ushers and best man on your plans and give them emergency numbers Confirm all your timings with suppliers! Pay final balances Collect grooms wear if you’ve hired it. Collect your wedding dress from Willow Bridal Boutique Get some beauty sleep!

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