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Wedding Planning Schedule

Help & Advice

Wedding Planning Schedule

Help & Advice

Wedding Planning Schedule

You have just got engaged and your big day is 18 months away, that’s ages away right? Those 18 months will fly by if you are not organised. With so much to do, it can be difficult to know where to start. Follow the Ideal Bride 18 month wedding planner schedule to take the stress out of planning your special day.

Credits: header image courtesy of The Wedding of my Dreams.

18 Months

ages away right?

First things first you need to announce your engagement and flash that ring!

You both need to sit down and discuss the kind of day you would like

Decide on the type of ceremony, discuss venue ideas

Agree a budget and start saving, use our budget planner tool to help

Best start that diet now!

Set the date for the big day

Visit plenty of venues before you book one, you want it to be perfect

12 Months

still got ages, right?

Write your guest list and send out save the date cards to family and friends

Decide on the bridesmaids & best man and ask them

Organise the wedding license, book the registrar and the ceremony

Consider starting a scrapbook – great for looking back on after the big day

Start looking for photographer and book one

Now the fun starts,it’s dress time! Be sure to try on plenty

Think about your colour scheme and theme

9 Months

plenty of time

Start attending wedding fayres for inspiration

Book caterer, don’t be afraid to ask for samples

Choose the florist and book them

Order the cake, be sure to sample and don’t be afraid to say what you want

Order your stationery

Book consultations for your hair and make up

Order that dress!

6 Months

getting a bit close?

Decide on and book the transport

Choose the bridesmaid dresses

Choose men’s outfits and accessories

Time to go for your first dress fitting, be sure to take photos from all angles for the scrapbook

Choose your readings

Post the invitations

Book your honeymoon, your going to need it!

3 Months

not far away!

Purchase the wedding rings

Order the wedding favours

Book your 1st night hotel & buy wedding lingerie

Devise a seating plan

Decide upon table decorations

2 Months

where’s my list?

Register your gift list

Finalise the menu

Decide on music for ceremony and for the reception

Confirm all bookings

Add finishing touches to seating plan

1 Month

only four weeks left!

Attend the final dress fitting with accessories, more photos for scrapbook

Issue your venue with copies of the supplier contracts

Organise place cards

Discuss duties with best man, ushers and bridesmaids

It’s party time, have hen and stag do’s

Write your vows

Time for hair and make up dress rehearsal

Final Weeks

There’s no time!

Pack your bags for that all important honeymoon

Discuss must have photos you want your photographer to capture

Purchase thankyou gifts for the wedding party

Confirm everything, honeymoon, venue, ceremony, suppliers

Have a wedding rehearsal at the venue

Have the cake delivered

Take some time out for yourselves

The Day Before

We did it!

Have a manicure and pedicure

Decorate the venue tables

Get your luggage to the hotel

and…………….relax!

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