Read on to see our wedding planning list to help you overcome any obstacles on your day.

Ok, so you’re engaged… congratulations! Now it’s time to plan the big day. It takes time and effort!

First!  Buy a planner or calendar, this is essential.

Copy this list on to it so the timeline fits.

Now begin planning your day. That’s right.  Your day, not someone else’s – make it what you want it to be, unique, special memories for a lifetime.

Things to do as soon as you become engaged

Share your good news with close family and friends.
If both sets of parents are yet to meet, arrange a get-together.

Set a wedding budget
Decide what tasks need completing and who is responsible for what.
Arrange a first meeting with your minister or priest to set a date for your wedding.Wedding Catering

If you are having a civil ceremony, then book the registry office or civil venue.
Send ‘Save the date’ notifications with venue details to abroad or out of town guests.
Make appointments with Bridal boutiques.
Choose your witnesses, bridesmaids and groomsmen.

12 months before the big day.

Book a Venue for your wedding.
Set up a Personal Website to keep your friends up to date about your wedding.
Finalise Guest List.wagon
Send out Save the date cards or emails.
Hire a wedding planner.

9 months before the big day

Book a photographer
Arrange to visit caterer
Arrange to visit a Florist
Choose Dress
Book honeymoon
Book caterer
6 months before the big day
Book a florist
Choose a hairstylist
Choose a makeup artist
Remind out of town guests to book Vip Puddingsaccommodation
Choose your gift list
Go for a 2nd dress fitting
Choose wedding rings
Order wedding cake
Choose bridesmaids dresses
Book transport for the day- check out what type of transport you want and need. Don’t forget transport for all parties, not just the Bride!

3 months before the big day

Discuss the services with your minister
Select Hymns and Order of Service / Choose readings if desired.
Ensure passports are valid for your honeymoon
Arrange for a tasting of the food to be served
Discuss service details with ceremony officials
Send out wedding invitations
2 months before the big day
Meet photographer to decide on what types of photos you want (a storyboard) and to advise of the key people at the wedding.
You should meet at the venue if you can.Ben the Mobile Bar Manager
Draw up a wedding day timetable
Book a makeup trial session
Book a hair session and be sure to take any veils/headpieces you will wear
Organise Hen Do
Organise Stag Do
Buy gifts for bridesmaids / parents of the bride and groom
Contact photographer to re-confirm booking
Contact hair stylist and make-up artist to re-confirm booking
Contact your florist to re-confirm booking
Contact your caterer to re-confirm booking

1 month before the big day

Go for final dress fitting
Ensure you have paid all of your suppliers
Give notice of marriage to your local register office (unless you are marrying in the Church of England/Church of Wales)
Confirm honeymoon bookings
Ensure that you get your Engagement ring cleaned
2 weeks before
Sort out local currency for your honeymoon
Wear in your new wedding shoes
Pick up wedding rings
1 week before
Reconfirm details with your venue (dates, times, location, contact numbers)
Finalise seating plan
Write place cards
Reconfirm details with photographer (dates, times, location, contact numbers)
Organise for note or gift to be delivered to your partner on the wedding day
Pack for your honeymoon and ensure you leave all details with a friend in case of an emergency
Reconfirm details with hairstylist & make-up artist (dates, times, location, contact numbers)
Ensure your waxing/tanning is completed
Have your teeth whitened
Reconfirm details with photographer (dates, times, location, contact numbers)
Pick up wedding dress
Reconfirm details with photographer (dates, times, location, contact numbers) + advise on final numbers and any special dietary requirements
Arrange to have your wedding cake delivered to your venue
Make up the favours for your wedding day this can be fine with some Prosecco.

1 day before

Help decorate the venue
Ensure your nails are manicured
Run through the order of the day with the bridal party to ensure everyone knows what their roles and responsibilities are
Get an early night
On the day
Stay calm and enjoy yourself! try and take 5 mins after the ceremony just you and your partner. have a drink tell each other how much you love the other. No Netflix and chill sorry but, 5 mins to yourselves to ensure you know the day is about your love!!!

Have a great day and see you at Thatbar!