Planning The Perfect Wedding

12 MONTHS TO GO...
- Have budget conversations with your fiance and parents.
- Decide on where and when you want to get married - church or civil ceremony?
- Fix a date and time
- Decide on guest numbers
- Book a reception venue

11 MONTHS TO GO...
- Pick your bridesmaids and best man
- Start making appointments to try on wedding dresses

10 MONTHS TO GO...
- Book the photographer
- Decide on and book your evening entertainment
- Decide on your dress - allow at least 6 months for a made-to-measure gown
- Book hotel rooms if required for the wedding party, guests and your first night

9 MONTHS TO GO...
- Pick your ushers
- Send out Save the Dates to your guests
- Start thinking about the honeymoon
- Choose and order your bridesmaids outfits

8 MONTHS TO GO...
- Find a florist and discuss bouquets, floral arrangements and buttonholes
- Taste & confirm your menu and drinks orders with your caterers
- Order invitations and envelopes, place settings and menus
- Book transport for the bridal party
- Book your honeymoon

7 MONTHS TO GO...
- Decide on readings and music for your wedding ceremony
- Order your wedding cake
- Choose and order wedding favours and bridal party gifts

6 MONTHS TO GO...
- Pick your wedding rings
- Confirm the order of service with your priest or registrar for the wedding ceremony and have guest booklets printed

5 MONTHS TO GO...
- Book a hairdresser and style consultation
- Book a make up artist and trial appointments
- Make stag and hen party arrangements

4 MONTHS TO GO...
- Organise transport to take you to your first night hotel or the airport
- Choose a wedding gift company and compile a wedding present list
- Get any inoculations or visas required for your honeymoon

3 MONTHS TO GO...
- Organise a rehearsal and inform those who will need to be there
- Attend reading of the banns, if you are marrying in church
- Send out invitations and keep a spreadsheet of acceptances

2 MONTHS TO GO...
- Try on your whole outfit, and make any final fitting adjustments
- Book your pre-wedding beauty treatments
- Confirm numbers with caterers and organise a seating plan
- Go honeymoon clothes shopping

1 MONTH TO GO...
- Pick up your wedding rings
- Confirm all previous bookings with photographer, transport, caterers, florists, hairdressers, make-up artists and evening entertainment
- Have your final cut and colour two weeks before the wedding
- Pick up your wedding cake
- Go on your hen and stag party!

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