Wedding Countdown

Countdown to your Wedding Day

From 12 months - 24 months

  • Set the date! Decide on the date and place of your wedding. If you are getting married in church make an appointment with the Minister. If you are having a civil ceremony visit the registrar in your area
  • Draw up a guest list and set a budget for your wedding
  • Organise wedding insurance before you pay any deposits
  • Book your reception / arrange the catering
  • Choose and book your photographer
  • Arrange for a video or DVD of the big day
  • Choose your attendants: Bridesmaids, Best Man, Ushers, Witnesses
  • Choose and order your wedding dress, decide on a colour scheme for the wedding, choose attendants outfits, shop for accessories
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Order your wedding cake and wedding favours

From 6-9 Months

  • Select your invitations & Stationery (wedding invites, order of service, place settings, etc)
  • See the florist
  • Buy the wedding rings

From 3 Months

  • Compile wedding present list
  • Send out invitations; include a map and a list of accommodations for out of town guests
  • Schedule rehearsal time and date; have you selected hymns, booked organist?
  • Consult your hair stylist, and organise your make up
  • Have you got all the accessories for the big day? Underwear, Shoes, Jewellery, Head dress. Don't forget to start wearing in your shoes around the house
  • Shop for Mum's outfit

From 2 Months

  • Apply for name change on passport
  • Shop for going away outfit
  • Start writing speeches
  • Plan stag & hen nights

From 1 month

  • Have final dress fitting
  • Have trial run with make up & hair

From 3 weeks

  • Prepare seating plan
  • Pick up wedding rings

From 2 weeks

  • Confirm arrangements with all services, entertainers, photographer, florist, balloonist

1 week

  • Have a facial
  • Confirm guest numbers with caterer
  • Give Best Man envelopes for paying any remaining fees
  • Collect the dress

1 day

  • Have a manicure
  • Layout wedding dress & all accessories

The big day

  • Allow at least two hours for dressing
  • Take a deep breath, Relax & ENJOY your day


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