What does everyone who’s planning a wedding need???… Lots of wine and a 12 month wedding checklist! You supply the wine, I’ve got the wedding checklist sorted!
So you’ve said YES!!! (Eeeek, you’re engaged!!!)… First of all, celebrate!! Scream the news to everyone you know, show off your bling and change your relationship status to ‘engaged’… Has it sunk in yet??
12 Month Wedding Checklist
What’s next? Lists will be your best friend so I’ll start you off… Take a look at this really simple wedding checklist to get you started… Happy wedding planning!!
12 Months to go
- Set your budget! – Click here for our free wedding budget planner!
- Start searching venues – Here’s some great ones to get you started!
- Think about your guests
- Arrange potential venue visits
- Choose your favourite venue – If you can’t find you’re perfect venue why not create your own and with a marquee wedding?
- Make the legal arrangements for your ceremony
- Book your wedding and reserve your wedding date!
- Select your wedding party
- Remember to keep in budget – Access exclusive discounts and offers with wedding suppliers and services here!
- Create a wedding hashtag – Click here for top tips on how to do so!
- Send save-the-dates – Get a MASSIVE 30% off your save the date cards here!
- Think about venue decor. – Click here for all things wedding decor and to access exclusive offers from our featured suppliers!
9 Months to go
- Choose a photographer and/or a videographer – Don’t know where to start?… Click here for everything you need to know about capturing your big day!
- Wedding dress shopping – buy a dress!
- Think about dress alterations – Need an alterations lady? Click here!
- Book catering
- Choose a florist – Whether you’re looking for artificial or fresh flowers click here for inspiration and local suppliers!
- Think about hair, makeup and bridal prep – Click here for all things bridal and bridal party glam!
- Decide on music; DJ, band or singer. – A tough decision to make… let us help you, click here!
- Book entertainment – The possibilities are endless… take a look here!
- Wedding cake tasting – Click here for all things wedding cake from trends, Inspo and featured bakers!
- Book a wedding cake baker
- Make a gift list
6 Months to go
- Choose your stationery – Click here for all your stationery needs!
- Order a cake topper – For dreamy personalised toppers click here!
- Plan the mini/honeymoon
- Decide on wedding day transport – Click here for wedding car inspo!
- Choose your bridesmaid dresses
- Shop for groomsmen suits
- Groomsmen and bridesmaids outfit alterations – Click her for an alterations specialist!
- Buy wedding rings – click here for top tips on choosing your wedding rings!
- Choose wedding favours – Click here for some great options!
- Plan hen & stag do’s – When, where, what, how… click here!
3 Months to go
- Send out invitations
- Arrange seating plan
- Don’t forget confetti!! – We have found the most beautiful confetti here with 10% off!
- Pick your first dance song – stuck between a band or DJ??? Click here for help!
- Have your hair and makeup trials
- Collect rings (and keep them safe)
1 Month to go
- Go wild at your hen & stag do’s
- Final dress fitting
- Print menu’s and orders of service
- Write wedding toasts and vows
- Set wedding rehearsal
1 Week countdown
- Confirm details with all your suppliers – including payment!
- Finalise seating plan
- Pack for honeymoon
- Prepare for rain just incase, umbrellas and wellies! – What if it’s forecast to rain? Don’t worry, click here to prepare!
- Get pampered and enjoy some relaxing bridal prep
- GET MARRIED – have the best and most magical day ever!!!
- Cut and eat cake
- Live happily ever after
- Thank you cards
- Swoon over your wedding pictures forever!
Your Wedding Your Way
You can amend this list to suit your wedding and timescales. Be sure to check out the other articles on our site for useful hints, tips, inspiration and best of all, exclusive discounts and offers!!!