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Monthly To-do List

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12 months

  • Speak to your parents and determine who will be paying for what
  • Decide on guest numbers and work out your budget
  • Book your civil or religious ceremony
  • Visit reception venues and book as soon as possible
  • Take out wedding insurance

11 months

  • Send out save the date cards
  • Book your photography and videographer if having one
  • Book caterer if required and any entertainment for during the day
  • Start looking for your wedding dress

10 months

  • Pick your best man, chief bridesmaid and other attendants
  • Choose your wedding dress
  • Start considering your honeymoon

9 months

  • Find a florist and discuss your needs and requirements
  • Confirm menus and drinks with your caterer or venue
  • Choose and order the bridesmaids outfits

8 months

  • Think about what music and readings you would like during your ceremony and discuss with the vicar or registrar
  • Order your wedding stationary

7 months

  • Book any transport needed for the day
  • Order your wedding cake
  • Choose and order your favours if you are having these

6 months

  • Ensure that the groom and his attendants have ordered their outfits
  • Choose gifts for the bridal party such as your mum, best man and any helpers
  • Pick your wedding rings
  • Confirm your order of service then have your order of service printed
  • Start thinking about how you will decorate your venue

5 months

  • If you are changing your name, it would be advisable to renew your passport
  • Book your hair consultation to try out different styles for the big day

4 months

  • Consider if you need a visa or any inoculations for your honeymoon
  • Book your hen and stag nights
  • Book your first night hotel

3 months

  • Try out different looks with your make up artist
  • Book your hairstylist for morning of the wedding and any colour appointments required
  • Run through your wedding day with the venue or caterer discussing arrival times, sit down times and all the details
  • Book a rehearsal for a few days prior to the wedding
  • Sample your wedding menu and wines
  • Choose a company for your gift list

2 months

  • Send out invitations and keep an up to date list of acceptances and rehearsals
  • Try on your wedding outfit
  • Book any beauty treatments, such as a manicure

1 month

  • Let your caterer or hotel know your final numbers
  • Work out your seating plan
  • Discuss special requests and music options with your DJ or band
  • Order honeymoon currency
  • Have your final hair cut and any colour two weeks before the big day
  • Go on your hen and stag nights and enjoy!