Wedding Checklist – 18 month countdown

When I speak to couples i’m always quite amazed at how much I find myself contributing to the general wedding planning discussion – so much more than the basic remit of the wedding photographer.

I suppose with the amount of weddings I attend and the amount of couples I meet at various points in the planning process, its not surprising I pick up a few tips along the way.

This list below is by no means a definitive guide, but hopefully will give you a few pointers and suggestions to help you plan your big day

Wedding Checklist - 18 month countdown

  • 1) Announce your engagement

    2) Talk about the kind of day you’d like

    3) Choose the type of ceremony you’d like

    4) Plan your budget and start saving

    5) Think about locations and possible venues

    6) Start you fitness plan …….!!

  • 1) Set a wedding date

    2) Choose Bridesmaids and ask them

    3) Think about a guest list to give you an idea of numbers

    4) Book the registrar and time of the ceremony

    5) Start looking for Dress ideas

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  • 1) Visit and book your venue

    2) Order your dress

    3) Book the florist

    4) Oder the cake

    5) Buy the stationary

    6) Think about your hair

  • 1) Book transport

    2) Choose the Bridesmaids dresses

    3) Choose the men’s outfits

    4) Book the honeymoon

    5) Have the first dress fitting

    6) Find a hairdresser and make up artist

    7) Select your readings

  • 1) Buy the rings

    2) Send out invitations

    3) Choose the order and wedding favors

    4) Have a make up and hair trial

    5) Buy wedding lingerie

    6) Book your first night accomodation

    7) Create a seating plan

  • 1) Choose your music

    2) Make a gift list

    3) Finalise seating plan

    4) Confirm the registry office booking

    5) Book your wedding pre-shoot with your Photographer

    6) Consider a Bridal Boudoir shoot and book

  • 1) Write your vows

    2) Hold hen and stag do

    3) Have final dress fittings

    4) Organise place cards

  • 1) Have final discussions with Photographer

    2) Buy thank you gifts for wedding party

  • 1) Have all beauty treatments

    2) Confirm times and numbers with venue and caterers

    3) Have a wedding rehearsal

    4) Arrange cake to be delivered

    5) Collect dress and suits

  • PANIC……………….!!!!!

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