Local weddings of 2017

As we look back on some of the local weddings from 2017, here’s a handy checklist for anyone planning to get married in 2018 or beyond...  

So you’re engaged - What now?

AFTER YOUR ENGAGEMENT

❏ Set a budget.

❏ Compile a rough guest list.

❏ Look at venues.

❏ Start your health and beauty regime.

WHEN YOU HAVE SET THE DATE

❏ Book a celebrant or minister.

❏ Hire equipment if needed.

❏ Start looking at caterers.

❏ Look at wedding gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses.

❏ Start looking for a photographer.

❏ Look at invitation designs.

❏ Choose your bridal party.

SIX MONTHS BEFORE

❏ Book your caterer.

❏ Book a photographer.

❏ Book entertainment.

❏ Book wedding transport.

❏ Get invitations printed.

❏ Order your gown and bridesmaid dresses.

❏ Book your honeymoon.

❏ Make suit fitting appointment.

FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS BEFORE

❏ Decide on bouquets and floral arrangements.

❏ Look at wedding cakes.

❏ Look for a hair and make-up artist.

THREE MONTHS BEFORE

❏ Organise wedding rings.

❏ Buy gifts for the bridal party and parents.

❏ Give venue/caterers an estimated number of guests.

❏ Finalise the menu.

❏ Make a seating plan.

❏ Do a hair and make-up trial.

❏ Organise wedding favours.

❏ Final fittings.

❏ Send out invitations.

❏ Get documentation from celebrant.

FOUR TO SIX WEEKS BEFORE

❏ Organise the wedding rehearsal.

❏ Reconfirm drivers, florist, entertainment, venue.

❏ Celebrate with a hen’s and buck’s night.

❏ Book any waxing, facials, manicures and pedicures.

❏ Take out insurance.

❏ Have your engagement ring cleaned.

❏ Confirm final numbers.

❏ Write place cards..

❏ Wear in your shoes.

❏ Have the rehearsal.

THE NIGHT BEFORE

❏ Relax and (try to) get a good night’s sleep.