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Bride's Wedding Planner

A useful 'to do' list for Brides

Prepare fo your Wedding Day with our planner

  • Pro tips and Wedding schedule
  • Prioritise your Bridal planning
  • Keep calm and enjoy the experience

12 months to go

Announce your engagement to family & friends

Place announcement in local paper

Decide on wedding date

Decide the type of wedding you want

Agree your budget & decide who will pay for what

Hire wedding co-ordinator if needed

Registrar office- notify registrar & obtain marriage licence

Draft a guest list - decide numbers

Venue: research & visit & then make your final choice & book

Choose attendants: Best Man, Bridesmaids & Ushers

Research, book & confirm

Caterers, Photographers, Musicians/DJ, Florist, Cake, Videographers, Wedding Cars &transport.

Search for your dress, then book initial & final fittings, Plan & book your honeymoon…

Once all the above are done book wedding insurance
Begin fitness & beauty routines.

6 months to go

Arrange your first meeting with your priest, minister or rabbi, if you are having a civil ceremony, book the registrar

Choose outfits for the groom, best men, bridesmaids, ushers & page boys

Order wedding stationery

Select & order your wedding rings

Choose your gift list company

Discuss with parents what they will wear for the wedding

Order chair covers and venue decorations

Select ceremony music and wording for your vows if required

Book a toastmaster

Arrange to give notice of marriage

4 months to go

Send out invitations including gift list

Give notice of marriage to superintendent if the wedding is in a church other than Church of England

Confirm booking, if marrying in a register office

Check all passports validity, vaccinations, visa & travel insurance

Buy shoes, lingerie & accessories

Book hair & make up trials

Arrange rehearsal times

Groom, Best Man & attendants fittings to be arranged

Plan & book Hen & Stag celebrations ( not too close to wedding!)

Confirm Order of Service

Order Wedding Favours

Reserve accommodation for guests who need it

Book first night hotel

1-2 months to go

Buy gifts for best man, bridesmaids & ushers

Chase up any unanswered invitations and start table plan

Confirm numbers with the venue & caterer (including special diet requirements)

Arrange your final dress fitting

Collect Wedding Rings

Groom, Best Man & father to write speeches

Let photographer know the essential shots

Buy each other wedding gifts

Ensure all attendants have final fittings

Confirm final timings with venue, entertainment and wedding transport companies

Buy a guest book

Have Order of Service Printed

Shop for Honeymoon clothes

List contact names & numbers of all suppliers & give to someone you trust in case of

2 weeks to go

Finalise your table plan & let the venue, caterers & chair cover company know details

Menu details finalised with caterer

Record any gifts received in advance

Wear in your wedding shoes

Confirm rehearsal details with all those concerned

Arrange for names changes on relevant paperwork

1 week to go

Put together your emergency Wedding Day surival kit ready- ensure that you put someone in charge of it ie chief bridesmaid and include small sewing kit ( cream/white thread plus bridesmaids colours) safety pins,clear nail varnish ( for ladders in tights) spare tights,small white flannel, baby wipes, tissues ( for ceremony) toothbrish & toothpaste( get mini travel ones )mints or breath freshner spray,painkillers, plasters (shoes) contact numbers for all your suppliers.

Pack for your honeymoon

Final hair & make up practice

Hold rehearsal with wedding party - give order of service to minister

Groom have haircut

Give rings to Best Man

Have manicure & beauty treatments

Confirm who is collecting or delivering corsages and buttonholes

Have some early nights and try to relax - you're nearly there!

The Wedding Day!

Just remember it will fly pass, try to relax, smile & enjoy every moment

Allow about 6 hours' preparation - yes really!

Try & persuade everyone to eat breakfast, especially the bride & groom

Best man collects any messages from people unable to attend

Hair & make up for bride, bridesmaids & mothers, wear a top with button front so you don't have to pull it over your newly finished hair & make up

Photographer to take pre- wedding pictures

Groom & Best man to arrive 15 minutes early

First car to take brides mother & bridesmaids

Bride's transport for her & father

The Registrar will confirm details separately with the bride & groom


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