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AFTER YOUR ENGAGEMENT
Decide on a budget for the wedding day, and the
date and time you would ideally prefer.
Decide on the style of wedding you would like
(such as formal or informal) and a theme.
Look at venues for the ceremony and reception.
Start your health and beauty regime.
WHEN YOU HAVE SET THE DATE
If you are planning an outdoor event, make sure you
have covering if needed, or an alternative venue.
Book a photographer, videographer and photo booth.
Book a celebrant or minister of religion and discuss your requirements.
If hire equipment is needed, nd a reputable one and book
whatever you need such as tables, chairs and marquee.
Start looking at caterers if the venue you have chosen does
not supply the food, and think about the menu and drinks.
Look at wedding gowns and bridesmaid s dresses, or
a look at dressmaker s previous work.
Start looking at photographers and videographers portfolios.
Look at wedding stationery designs.
Start to think about what kind of entertainment you
would like such as DJ or band.
Look at wedding transport and get some quotes.
Choose your bridal party.
Do a rough guest list to be edited as needed to
get down to the size you have planned.
Start thinking about your honeymoon destination: if you think
you may head overseas, look out for special and cheap ights.
Keep up your beauty and tness program.
SIX MONTHS BEFORE
Book your caterer.
Book the entertainment.
Book wedding transport.
Give your overseas guests notice of the wedding date.
Get wedding stationery printed including invitations,
RSVPs, thank you notes, place cards etc.
Get dressmaker to start work on your gown and
bridesmaid s dresses if they are being made.
Make preliminary bookings for your honeymoon,
particularly if you are planning to go overseas.
Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months
until after the trip, and if you are changing your
surname, you may have to do some alterations.
Make appointments for groom and groomsmen
for suit ttings and accessories.
FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS BEFORE
Choose a bridal registry and get cards to
be included in the invitations.
Select the items you want on your bridal registry.
Decide on bouquets and oral arrangements.
Look at wedding cakes.
Look at hair and make-up artists portfolios.
Mothers of the bride and groom may want to coordinate
their out ts so give them an indication of your colours.
Book the bridal suite for the wedding night.
THREE MONTHS BEFORE
Organise wedding rings.
Start writing your vows if you have decided to say
your own, as well as hymns and readings if you
choose to have them, and music the organist will play.
Buy gifts for each other.
Arrange accommodation for any overseas or interstate guests.
Buy gifts for your attendants.
Give venue/caterers an estimated number of guests.
Finalise the menu, choose the wines and champagne.
Make a tentative guest seating plan: how many tables
you want, who is at the bridal table, where the DJ/band will be?
Have a day with your hair and make-up artist to experiment
with styles, and be sure to take your headpiece with you.
Make appointment with hair and make-up artist for you
and your bridesmaids for the wedding day.
Organise bombonieres and other personal touches for
Make an appointment for the nal tting of everyone s wedding attire.
Send out invitations.
Get documentation from celebrant and ll in forms.
Decide on wedding music, from walking down
the aisle to the rst dance.
e perfect plan
When it comes to planning a wedding, it pays
to get organised early and not leave anything to
chance. This is one of the biggest days of your
life and ensuring it goes smoothly will help you
enjoy every second.
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