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Hello to all the lovely bride and grooms out there.

This week I have decided to create a 12 month wedding plan for you.

Many couples struggle with what to do and when to do it while organising their very special day!

This is why I wanted to create this guide to help you plan and prepare with a little less stress.

Please find below my ideas for what should be done between the 12 month and up to 1 week before the wedding.

Top tip – Know what to do when, while planning your wedding.

12 MONTHS BEFORE

Tell your loved ones the news about your engagement

Decide on your budget for the wedding

Set you wedding date

Look into potential venues

Create a bored of wedding inspiration – Pinterest is fantastic for ideas

Look into what ceremony you

Draft your guest list

Book your venue

Book the church of ceremony officiant

Choose your wedding party

Engagement Party

Wedding insurance

 

10 MONTHS BEFORE

Book your wedding photographer

Book your videographer

Book your DJ & Band

Book your florist

Try on bridal gowns and order

Order wedding band

Order wedding bands

Order wedding invitations

Finalise guest list

Send out save the date cards

Take engagement photos

Book wedding cars

 

8 MONTHS BEFORE

Order wedding cake

Plan stag & hen do

Book honey moon

Shoes, underwear & accessories

Start shopping for his suit & bridesmaids dresses

Book hair & make up

Book time of work

Wedding night accommodation

Book wedding décor company

Create gift list

Book any live musicians

Create song list for wedding ceremony & reception

 

6 MONTHS BEFORE

Organise fittings for the flower girl and page boy

Finalise, print and send out wedding invitations

Create a honey moon fund

Make sure all passports are in order

Have the wedding dress altered to fit

Start your fitness & health plan

 

4 MONTHS BEFOFRE

Confirm cake order

Agree order of service

Menu Tasting

Finalise Menu

Order gifts from gift list

Have a hair & makeup trial

Meet your officiant

Create or order table wedding favours

Purchase accessories for wedding – Guest book, baskets, ring holders etc

 

2 MONTHS BEFORE

Obtain a marriage licence

Attend pre marriage counselling

Final dress fitting

Start DIY projects

Write wedding vows

Design & order wedding programs

 

6 WEEKS

Get everything printer – table plan & menus

Collect RSVP’s and call guests who haven’t replied

Finalise room design

Have a pre wedding photo shoot

Choose the readings/poems and readers

Start designing seating plan

 

1 MONTH

Revue music with DJ & Band

Confirm seating plan and get it printed

Confirm time & date of vendors

Decide on your witnesses

Create an emergency kit

Go on your stag & hen do

Final fitting for groom

Finalize honey moon plans

Order thank you cards

 

2 WEEKS

Meet up with venue and go through final details and run through

Hair cuts

Final head count of guests

Steam dress

Collect groomsmen attire

 

1 WEEK

Take a week off work

Collect final items

Pick up rental suites

Finalise wedding vows

Have rings cleaned

Manicure & Pedicure

Get packed for the big day

RELAX !

Happy Planning!

Sarah – Jane x