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The Complete Wedding Planning Checklist You Didn’t Know You Needed

I’ve created a simple 12 month wedding planning checklist to help you plan your dream wedding! By asking expert wedding suppliers how much time they need to get things organised I’ve created an easy, step-by-step wedding planning timeline of all the main things you need to do!

The Complete Wedding Planning Checklist You Didn’t Know You Needed

12 months + until your wedding

Decide on a budget

Write your guest list

Book your venue and set the date

Book officiant/church and give notice

Take out wedding insurance

Pop the question to your bridal party

Book your photographer/videographer

11 months + until your wedding

Look at honeymoon options 

Book your florist

Book caterers if needed

Try on wedding outfits

Book in an engagement session with your photographer

9 months + until your wedding

Send Save The Dates using engagement photos

Order your wedding dress

Taste wedding cakes and order your cake

Decide on gift list company and register

Book your hair and make-up artists

Book any musical entertainment

6 months + until your wedding

Send out invitations

Shop for bridesmaid dresses

Confirm your catering

Organise invitations and other stationery

Research and book any items for hire

Consider transport

Meet with the florist to discuss options

4 months + until your wedding

Shop for shoes and other accessories

Purchase suits

Have wedding dress altered

Choose wedding rings

Organise venue decor & table decorations

2 months + until your wedding

Have your hair and make-up trials

Write your own vows & speeches

Confirm your readings and music

Clean engagement ring

Finalise schedule for the day

Chase outstanding RSVPs & advise catering

Organise seating arrangements from RSVPs

Create your table plan

Purchase any gifts required

1 month + until your wedding

Complete photographers timeline questionnaire

Book any beauty or spa treatments

Arrange final outfit fitting and collect outfits

Reconfirm arrangements with all suppliers

A few days before your wedding

Reconfirm final details with all suppliers

Go through roles with everyone

Drop off any decor items to the venue

Get a good night’s sleep and have the best day!

After your wedding

Send Thank You cards with your wedding photographs on!

Wedding Planning Checklist

I hope this Wedding Planning Checklist is useful to you! Be sure to check out all my other wedding planning tips here!