So, you just got engaged?
Congratulations. Now it's time for you to plan your wedding. Being organized
always pays, this is page 2 of our handy 12-month checklist to make your big
12 months to 4-5
months to go
- For guests coming from
out of town, arrange their accommodation.
- Follow up any late
invitation replies and finalise the guest list.
- Complete your Notice
of Intended Marriage form and meet with your officiant to discuss the ceremony
- It's tradition for
you as the bride and groom to offer your bridal party gifts, so think about
what you want to give them. Jewellery is always a good option as it's something
that can be kept and cherished (see our sterling silver range).
- If you haven't already
started, get together and write your wedding vows.
2 months to go
- The countdown is on.
As the bride, if you are taking your fiance's surname, do the paperwork
- Organise the next few
days after the wedding day, including a room for the wedding night.
- Finalise and confirm
all venues, caterers, photographers, musicians, hairdressers and make-up
- Book in a massage or
facial for yourself (and your fiancé if he wants!)
- If your bonboniere
is being made by friends and family - now is a good time to start
2 weeks to go
- Speak to your florist
to confirm delivery time and location
- Have a final dress
fitting that includes everything you'll wear on the day, including shoes,
accessories and underwear.
- Have a final make-up
and hair trial.
- Confirm reception guest
1 week to go
with your bridal party and run through the events of the day for a final
- Treat yourself to a
manicure and pedicure - and a facial to calm those nerves!
- Get your clothes and
luggage ready for the honeymoon.
- Confirm the date for
delivery of your cake
1 day to go
- Have your dress and
accessories laid out ready to go for the next day.
- Have a moment with
your bridal party and give them their gifts - thanking them for being part
of this special occasion.
- Try to get an early
night and some decent sleep!
Your wedding day
It's your big day, so don't worry about anything. You've planned well, so
enjoy this amazing experience!
Author: Emma Carmichael,
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