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Friday, 27 October 2017

The Wedding Planning Checklist

It's still hard to believe that I'm now engaged. I keep staring at my ring lovingly like some love sick puppy - which I am.

Thank god that my friends got me an actually Wedding Planner because suffice to say, I would probably be lost without it. I've already looked through my wedding magazines, cutting and pulling out inspiration for what I'd love for my wedding. There's so much to think about and it's gotten me pretty excited yet extremely nervous.
Wedding Planner
Considering it is the engagement season, I thought I'd share with you my checklist for the big event. Having a check list is something that I need to have because guaranteed I would forget something major if I didn't have a list. Some of these are so obvious I know but you'd be surprised at how forgetful I can be.

☐ Throw an engagement party or two
Pick your bridesmaids and groomsmen
☐ Determine a budget
◻ Decide on type of ceremony
◻ Choose a few wedding date options
◻ Compile guest list for wedding service and reception
◻ Research wedding venues and visit them
☐ Find caters
☐ Consider hiring a wedding consultant/planner
☐ Look into guest accomodation
◻ Choose a theme for the wedding/colour schemes
◻ Plan invitations
☐ Send out Wedding RSVP's
◻ Go bridal dress shopping
◻ Groom's outfit
◻ Bridesmaid dress shopping
◻ Groomsmen outfits
◻ Book photographer
◻ Book a videographer if wanted
◻ Book florist for bridal flowers, button holes and table arrangements
◻ Order cake
◻ Consider venue decorations
◻ Work out table plan and place cards
◻ Research honeymoon and book it
☐ Organise travel insurance
◻ Sort transport if required
◻ Picking wedding vows
◻ Choose and buy the rings
◻ Decide on gift list
◻ Sort out menu options
◻ Book music/band/DJ
☐ Book wedding insurance
☐ Pick music choices for first dance
☐ Decide on favours
☐ Arrange hen & stag parties
☐ Book hair and makeup trial runs
☐ Book hair and makeup for the day
☐ Book nail/beauty treatments for wedding day
☐ Gifts for wedding day
☐ Apply for marriage license
☐ Rehearsal for ceremony
GET MARRIED!

Hopefully, I've included all of the requirements that are needed for a wedding.

The Wedding Planner that I got from my friends is so helpful because it's got a twelve month planner within which is great for getting certain tasks done in time for the day itself. The other sections include compiling a guest list and organising stationary. The wardrobe section allows you to take measurements for yourself, the groom and all the ushers and bridesmaids. The wedding day section covers the venue and reception details, including the food and drink. Table settings, the wedding cake, music and entertainment are also included.

Towards the back you have organising the honeymoon and creating a gift list. Lastly, there's a contacts and notes section for any important phone numbers and notes you'd need to make along the way. 

I will definitely be taking this along to every wedding-related appointment that I have in the future. 

*Disclaimer - This is a collaborative post. All words are my own.



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