Wedding Planning Basics


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


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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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