Your Wedding


First of all we would like to congratulate you on your forthcoming wedding plans. There’s a lot to do to plan your big day and make it every bit as special as you deserve it to be. We’ve put together a rough guide to help put you on track and help you to plan your big day.

From 12 months – 24 months

Planning your big day 12 month countdown

  • Set the date!. Decide on the date and place of your wedding. If you are getting married in church make an appointment with the Minister. If you are having a civil ceremony visit the registrar in your area
  • Draw up a guest list and set a budget for your wedding
  • Organise wedding insurance before you pay any deposits
  • Book your reception / arrange the catering
  • Choose and book your photographer
  • Arrange for a video or dvd of the big day
  • Choose your attendants: Bridesmaids, Best Man, Ushers, Witnesses
  • Choose your wedding dress, decide on a colour scheme for the wedding, choose attendants outfits, shop for accessories
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Order your wedding cake and WEDDING FAVOURS!
  • Arrange your transportation, remember “arrive in style”

From 6-9 Months

  • Select your invitations & Stationery (wedding invites, order of service, place settings, etc)
  • See the florist
  • Buy the wedding rings
  • Book the entertainment (musicians, DJ, fireworks)
  • Book the balloons and any other decoration
  • From 3 Months
  • Compile wedding present list
  • Send out invitations, include a map and a list of accomodations for out of town guests
  • Schedule rehearsal time and date, have you selected hymns, booked organist?
  • Consult your hair stylist, and organise your make up
  • Have you got all the accessories for the big day? Underwear? Shoes? Jewellery? Head dress? Don’t forget to start wearing in your shoes around the house
  • Shop for Mum’s outfit

From 2 Months

  • Apply for name change on passport
  • Shop for going away outfit
  • Start writing speeches
  • Plan stag & hen nights

From 1 month

  • Have final dress fitting
  • Have trial run with make up & hair
  • Hold stag / hen night

From 3 weeks

  • Prepare seating plan
  • Pick up wedding rings

From 2 weeks

  • Confirm arrangements with all services eg entertainers, photographer, florist, balloonist
  • Provide a list of music you would like playing eg for the first dance

1 week

  • Have a facial
  • Confirm guest numbers with caterer
  • Give Best Man envelopes for paying any remaining fees
  • Make a list of anything that still needs collecting

1 day

  • Have a manicure
  • Layout wedding dress & all accessories


Allow at least two hours for dressing

Take a deep breath, Relax & ENJOY your day