Wedding Checklist

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This month we've got Weddings fever! Read out feature on Perthshire Weddings for our pick of the best local venues and suppliers, check out our weddings directory for everyone's contact details, or enter our amazing competition to WIN a workshop at Byers & Co to make your own wedding rings!!

Among the many happy memories you will create in your life, your wedding day will be one of the best. A moment you will remember and treasure forever, its one of those occasions even the most relaxed among us wants to be perfect. 

Before you even tip your toe into the budget, it's time to take stock, focus on what's important to you, look at what needs doing, and divvy up the jobs. 

We're here to help you start your wedding planning now with an easy-to-use wedding checklist that will keep you organised and on top of things in the months to come!

6-12 Months to go

Decide on a date

Agree a budget and who is paying for what

Choose your wedding ceremony style and theme

Make a first draft of your guest list

Choose maid of honor, bridesmaids and best men

Book the ceremony venue/registrar/minister/celebrant

Book the photographer / videographor

Order your wedding cake

Choose your wedding dress

Order grooms' outfit

Look at ourfits for the rest of your wedding party

Choose/order wedding rings

Decide on Order Of service. Arrange printed sheets

Order flowers (bouquets/button holes/sprays)

Book entertainment/musicians/DJ

Book your wedding car

Design & order invitations - include directions and accommodation suggestions tor guests

Decide on a wedding gift list or fund (e.g. honeymoon!)

Book your wedding night accommckdation

4-6 Months to go

Send out invitations

Draw up seating plan for reception

Book hair, beauty and make-up

Arrange Hen/Stag party

Purchase gifts for wedding party

Arrange transport between venues

Organise wedding insurance - does home insurance cover your new gifts?

Arrange for someone to take core of children if necessary

Notify banks etc of your charge of surname

Organise honeymoon

Check passports are in date

Buy going away outfits. honeymoon clothes ard luggage

Prepare speeches tor reception

Arrange thank you cards

2-4 Months to go

Discuss and finalise menus

Arange dress fittings

Try Out various hair and make-up looks

Review and confirm numbers/seating plan

Buy a guest book

1-2 Months to go

Organise rehearsal for wedding ceremony

Dress fitting and confirm collection date

Book final hair appointment

Finalise seating plan

Make final checks on all arrangements - photographer, band, cake, etc.

2 weeks to go

Make a detailed list of everything to be collected or delivered in the next few days and delegate as much as possible!

1 week to go

Have a final hair and make-up practice

Reconfirm final number with your caterer

Pick up your wedding gown, bridesmaids’ dresses and suits for groom and ushers

On the Day

Relax and enjoy your special day! 

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