The Ultimate Wedding Planning List

The Ultimate Wedding Planning List

The Ultimate Wedding Planning List – “Will you marry me?”is one of the most sacred questions in human life. However, what follows the tender agreement is a period of intense wedding planning, which can cause even the most romantic to swoon with fear. Weddings are like marriages; they’re made up of moments which can change the course of your lives — in sickness, and in health.

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We’ve spoken to numerous experts in the field; newlyweds across the country, and asked them for their input into what we’re calling:The Ultimate Wedding Planning List.

If you’re soon to be married, then print off The Ultimate Wedding Planning List, and use it as a guideline in the lead up to your wedding day. If you believe we’ve missed something — no matter how small — feel free to drop us a note in the comments below, or fire us an email.

The Ultimate Wedding Planning List

Six Months Before

  • Fix The Date
  • Select your wedding party; best man, bridesmaids and ushers
  • Book a wedding reception and wedding ceremony venue
  • Book the vicar, priest or registrar
  • Choose a Wedding Dress
  • Choose the Bridal Party’s clothes
  • Book any specialist additions e.g. marquees, cars,
  • Agree approximate numbers for ceremony and reception
  • Agree theme of wedding
  • Agree wedding budget, and who will pay for what
  • Decide on Catering
  • Book the wedding entertainment
  • Order Flowers
  • Book a Photographer and/or Videographer
  • Take out Wedding Insurance
  • Book your Honeymoon
  • Create a Gift List
  • Buy Wedding Rings and Insure
  • Order/make your Wedding Cake
  • Organise any visas or innoculations for honeymoon
  • Send Wedding Invitations
  • Plan your Speeches
  • Order Decorations
  • Buy Thank You Gifts for Bridal Party
  • Book Accomodation for Wedding Night
  • Double Check Bridal Party are Aware of Responsibilities
  • Double Check Bookings
  • Finalise Clothes and Fittings
  • Book Hairdresser
  • Confirm Final Numbers
  • Confirm time and dates of Stag and Hen Party’s
  • Prepare Seating Plan
  • Decide First Dance Music and Inform the Band
  • Hold Wedding Rehearsals
  • Arrange to see the Cake
  • Wrap Gifts
  • Collect travel Documents
  • Collect any Hire Clothing or Equipment
  • Defrost any Food
  • Pack for Honeymoon
  • Check any Transport Arrangements

3 Months Before

  • Book your Honeymoon
  • Create a Gift List
  • Buy Wedding Rings and Insure
  • Order/make your Wedding Cake
  • Organise any visas or innoculations for honeymoon
  • Send Wedding Invitations
  • Plan your Speeches
  • Order Decorations
  • Buy Thank You Gifts for Bridal Party
  • Book Accomodation for Wedding Night
  • Double Check Bridal Party are Aware of Responsibilities
  • Double Check Bookings
  • Finalise Clothes and Fittings
  • Book Hairdresser
  • Confirm Final Numbers
  • Confirm time and dates of Stag and Hen Party’s
  • Prepare Seating Plan
  • Decide First Dance Music and Inform the Band
  • Hold Wedding Rehearsals
  • Arrange to see the Cake
  • Wrap Gifts
  • Collect travel Documents
  • Collect any Hire Clothing or Equipment
  • Defrost any Food
  • Pack for Honeymoon
  • Check any Transport Arrangements

1 Month Before

  • Plan your Speeches
  • Order Decorations
  • Buy Thank You Gifts for Bridal Party
  • Book Accomodation for Wedding Night
  • Double Check Bridal Party are Aware of Responsibilities
  • Double Check Bookings
  • Finalise Clothes and Fittings
  • Book Hairdresser
  • Confirm Final Numbers
  • Confirm time and dates of Stag and Hen Party’s
  • Prepare Seating Plan
  • Decide First Dance Music and Inform the Band
  • Hold Wedding Rehearsals
  • Arrange to see the Cake
  • Wrap Gifts
  • Collect travel Documents
  • Collect any Hire Clothing or Equipment
  • Defrost any Food
  • Pack for Honeymoon

2 Weeks Before

  • Prepare Seating Plan
  • Decide First Dance Music and Inform the Band
  • Hold Wedding Rehearsals
  • Arrange to see the Cake
  • Wrap Gifts
  • Collect travel Documents
  • Collect any Hire Clothing or Equipment
  • Defrost any Food
  • Pack for Honeymoon

1 Week Before

  • Hold Wedding Rehearsals
  • Arrange to see the Cake
  • Wrap Gifts
  • Collect travel Documents
  • Collect any Hire Clothing or Equipment
  • Defrost any Food
  • Pack for Honeymoon
  • Check any Transport Arrangements

1 Day Before

  • Collect travel Documents
  • Collect any Hire Clothing or Equipment
  • Defrost any Food
  • Pack for Honeymoon
  • Check any Transport Arrangements

We’re confident we’ve covered most angles for planning your wedding. However, with the British wedding market growing more diverse and daring by the day, we’re fully open to suggestions to refine The Ultimate Wedding Planning List, after all, the moment you lick the last stamp for your wedding thank you cards, you’re a veritable wedding planning expert in our eyes.