A wedding is a delightful event and the beginning of the rest of your life. While it brings a lot of exhilaration, planning it can be very stressful. This is why many couples hire professional wedding planners. Nonetheless, you can still opt to do the planning yourself to attain your dream wedding. Below is a simple wedding planning checklist going as far back as 12 months before your wedding day to help you along the way.
12 Months Out
Starting early will keep you on schedule and prevent last-minute panic. This is the ideal time to determine your budget and direct your funds appropriately. If you’re not sure how to go about it, you can get help online. In fact, according to PR Newswire, 93% of brides plan their weddings by getting tips from the internet. Start working on your guest list, select and book the venue, buy wedding insurance, and get a marriage license. Thereafter, decide on a theme, hire a wedding planner if required, and appoint your wedding party participants.
11 Months Out
This is the time to book your wedding vendors like the caterer, videographer and photographer, florist, and DJ or wedding band. It’s also a good time to explore honeymoon destinations with your partner.
10 Months Out
Take engagement photos, shop for your dress, discuss your wedding party’s attires, and start working on your dream wedding invitations.
Nine Months Out
Refine your guest list and book hotel accommodation for your guests. Arrange a meeting with your florist to synchronize the theme and floral arrangements. Be sure to schedule attire fittings for those in your wedding party as well as register for gifts.
One Month Out
Make sure you fully pay the vendors to avoid squabbles. Do a final venue walk-through, conduct a final dress and accessories fitting, and be sure to break in your wedding shoes. It’s wise to put aside some cash to tip your vendors.
One Week Out
Rest easy. You’ve done an excellent job so far. Finalize essential details like getting touch-ups on hair, skin, nails, and so on, do a final dress fitting, get your ring cleaned for that extra sparkle, pack your bags for the honeymoon, and get your dress steamed professionally. You can practice your wedding vows at this time to be on point.
The Day Before
Get those last-minute spa treatments and host your wedding rehearsal dinner. Also, put any necessary luggage in the car to avoid rushing the next day, and get a good night’s sleep.
The Wedding Day
Your day is finally here. Eat a healthy breakfast, drink plenty of water, try to stay off your feet as much as possible, and schedule some time to relax.
Use this guide to achieve your dream wedding! By working with professionals and those in your wedding party, you can enjoy a stress-free wedding day you’ll always remember. To get started with your wedding planning, contact Allied Event Solutions today.