Wedding checklist

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ultimate wedding guide

This checklist will enable you to plan your perfect wedding. It will assist you through the busy months ahead.

Please remember that not all aspects of this checklist may apply to the style of your wedding.




Select a wedding date and time.

2 Discuss a budget and how expenses will be shared. Open a separate bank account for the wedding fund.
3 Agree on the size and how formal the wedding will be.
4 Call the clergyman/officiator to confirm the date and schedule appointments to discuss the ceremony.
5 Select location for the ceremony and reception. Remember to pay deposits in order to secure your booking.
6 Select a wedding photographer. Or use Ashleys Events As your one-stop planner
7 Schedule appointment for bridal portrait.
8 Start drafting your guest list. Inform the bride and groom’s family of the number they can invite and by which date you need their list.
9 Organize your engagement announcement.
10 Begin planning a honeymoon destination.
11 Select the colour scheme and theme of your wedding.
12 Order invitations, personal stationery and monogrammed favors for the reception.
13 Choose a Best man/lady for both the bride and groom. Find out their sizes.

Organize the master of ceremonies for your reception.

14 Start looking for and order the bridal gown – schedule the fittings and delivery date.
16 Choose a caterer and plan the menu.
17 Choose a florist that best suits your floral design requirements.
18 Select music/musicians/DJ for the ceremony and/or reception.
19 Order Best maid gowns and schedule the fittings and delivery date.
20 Book wedding cars for the bridal party.

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1. Address and mail invitations.
2 Sign up for your bridal registry and select gift options.
3 Order your wedding cake.
4 Buy or hire formal wear for the groom and his groom’s men.
5 Order rental equipment: eg. marquee, tables, chairs, Deco etc.
6 Inform the Bridal party of fitting schedules & of any accessories they may need to buy.
7 Begin making transportation and accommodation arrangements for out of town guests and the wedding party.
8 Begin personal shopping for clothes needed for pre-wedding parties or honeymoon.
9 Make any necessary personal appointments – bank, solicitor, health check-up, beauty, hairdresser, etc.

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Confirm details with all wedding suppliers that all arrangements are proceeding smoothly, i.e. caterer, florist, photographer, videographer, musicians, car hire specialists, hotel/reception manager, etc.
2 Buy wedding rings.
3 Ensure all official wedding documentation is in order.
4 Schedule wedding rehearsal and notify everyone involved.
5 Begin organizing any necessary changes on all personal documentation the bride be taking the groom’s name.
6 Confirm your total wedding look – ensure you have all the necessary accessories for your wedding gown and for your attendants.
7 Finish personal shopping.
8 Finalize honeymoon plans.
9 Plan bridesmaids’ luncheon.
10 Buy bridesmaids’ and other special gifts.
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1 Arrange for final fitting and delivery of all wedding attire.
2 Arrange a trial hair and make-up day. Be sure to try your hairstyle with your veil.
3 Confirm final guest count and inform caterer, reception venue.
4 Have final consultation with florists, photographers, musicians, and other vendors, etc.
5 Finalize transportation and accommodation arrangements for out of town guests and wedding party.
6 Pack an “emergency kit” for the wedding day which may include: safety pins, tissues, cosmetics, hairspray, needle and cotton, extra pantyhose, extra lingerie, eye drops, headache pills, and bandaids.
7 Finalize seating arrangements for the reception.
8 Confirm honeymoon bookings and have ready all necessary documentation: tickets, passports, traveler’s cheques, etc.
9 Pack for honeymoon.
10 If you choose to speak at your reception start deciding on what you what to say.
11 Arrange with your reception to have a table available for last-minute gifts. Ask family members to move gifts home after the wedding.
12 If you are having an envelope box request a table for it with the gift table. Ask a close family member to be responsible for it.
13 Sit down and organize the actual wedding day into some sort of time schedule. Provide the wedding party with the schedule – include maps if necessary.
14 Wear your wedding shoes around the house until they are comfortable.
15 Keep writing thank you notes and relax whenever possible!



1 Place payments for all vendors. into envelopes and give to the groom’s Best man to take care of.
2 Layout everything you will need on the wedding day, right down to the smallest detail. Place everything in a convenient place so that it is easily accessible on the big day.
3 If a hairdresser and/or make-up artist is to attend to you on the day, confirm the appointment.
4 Prepare a going-away outfit.
5 Confirm that all members of the wedding party are organized and well prepared.
6 Prepare what you will have as a good healthy breakfast on your wedding day. This is important and often overlooked. A good breakfast will provide you with the energy you will need to get through the day.
7 Have a massage, manicure, and pedicure and relax.
8 Before going to bed take a warm (not hot) fragrant bath.
9 Complete your evening skin routine so that your skin is moist for your wedding day make-up.
10 Relax!
11 Get to bed early.
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1 Relax and pamper yourself.
2 Be at the ceremony at least five minutes early
3 Smile and enjoy – this is your special day!
Good Luck & Congratulations!
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