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.