However big or small your wedding, it’s always good to have a to-do list!

One year to go

Set the date
Set your budget
Draw up your guest list(s)
Book your venue(s)
Decide on bridesmaids, best man / woman and ushers
Look for a photographer and videographer and book
Meet the minister / registrar
Find a DJ / band / entertainers
Try food and book caterers
Book your wedding vehicles
Find a local florist
Book a toastmaster
Research and book your honeymoon
Take out wedding insurance
Decide what kind of
outfits you want and order
Send save-the-date cards
Start to plan your hen and
stag parties

6 months to go

Buy / make your wedding invitations
Order the wedding cake
Source and buy wedding shoes and accessories for both of you
Buy outfits or hire suits for the groom, grooms, best man / woman and any ushers
Make appointments with your make up artist and hairdresser
Buy your bridesmaid’s outfits
Take your flower girls or page boys shopping and kitted out
Book the honeymoon suite

3 months +

Have your wedding dress / outfit altered
Buy your wedding rings
Decide on a gift list and send your wedding invitations
Arrange your venue styling and table decorations
Choose wedding ceremony music and readings
Buy gifts for the wedding party
Arrange to have any vaccinations done if needed

1 month before

Arrange for a final fitting of your wedding dress / outfit
Start wearing your wedding shoes around the house
Double check the wedding arrangements with all your suppliers
Arrange a wedding rehearsal
Contact any guests who have not replied to your invitation
Arrange a date to pick up any hired suits
Write your wedding speeches
Have a facial to ensure your skin is glowing
Make the seating plan
Order your foreign currency for your honeymoon
Find your ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’

1 week before

Have your hair coloured and trimmed
Have your beauty treatments
Have the wedding rehearsal
Pack for your honeymoon
Put together your make up bag ready for touching up on your big day

The day before

Get an early night, you’re getting married in the morning!