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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunniGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 24th 2016 edited
    *To Do As Soon As Possible:*

    Tell everyone the exciting news

    Decide whether you and your Fiancé would like a religious or civil ceremony

    Set a provisional date

    If you opt for religious organise a meeting with your minister/priest/rabbi

    If you opt for civil book the ceremony venue or registry office

    Check legal requirements regarding marriage certificates and other requirements such as Banns/Notice

    Set a realistic budget, and decide between yourselves and parents who will pay for what

    Choose your Maid/Matron of Honour, Best Man and other attendants (make sure they’re available and willing)

    Compile a provisional guest list to get a rough idea of numbers

    Discuss ceremony and reception venue options and arrange to view them

    At least make a provisional booking of any favourite venues, you don’t want them getting snapped up while you’re still deciding

    Once you’ve decided on a venue make a decision about timings

    Once you’re happy with venue and timings pay the deposits required

    Decide (with Fiancé) colour schemes and possible themes you might like

    If you want to hire a professional wedding planner now is the time to do so

    Send out save the dates if you are planning to

    *8 - 10 Months Before*

    Shop for your wedding dress - remember you’ll need plenty of time for alterations and custom designs

    Once your dress is chosen shop for accessories and shoes

    Research and book your photographer

    Organize wedding insurance

    Book Bridal suite for your wedding night

    Discuss menu options and drinks packages with your caterer/reception venue. Arrange a tasting appointment

    Book your band/DJ/live entertainment

    Order your wedding cake, make sure you have fun having a tasting session first

    Start thinking about your Honeymoon destination
    Discuss your wedding flower ideas with a florist

    Book transport to and from your venues (remembering transport for parents and attendants too)

    *6-8 Months Before:*

    Begin your beauty and personal health regime

    Confirm your menu and drink choices with caterer

    If you’re having a religious ceremony discuss readings and music with your minister/priest/rabbi

    Order your wedding stationary

    Decide on flower choices and book your florist

    Book your Honeymoon and confirm first night bridal suite booking

    Find out if you need Visas, inoculations or any other course of medication (example: malaria tablets) for your honeymoon

    *4-6 Months Before:*

    Book a consultation with your hairdresser to discuss possible styles

    Remind your Fiancé to get his and his attendants outfirs

    Choose gifts for attendants

    Confirm your order of service and have it printed

    Compile a gift list if you’re having one

    Choose and order wedding favours

    Start to plan your rehearsal dinner and tot up number of guests

    Choose your wedding rings

    Start thinking about make up plans

    Discuss possible Hen night plans

    *2-4 Months Before:*

    Send out Invitations, venue/accommodation details and directions, menu choices, gift lists and any other information for your guests. Or you can choose to send out an information pack once guests confirm their attendance.

    Keep an updated list of acceptances and refusals

    Make sure that any accommodation has been booked for family members where applicable

    If you’re having a religious ceremony book a time and date for a rehearsal

    Check your Fiancé and his attendants are on track for the day and outfits have been ordered

    Book beauty treatments such as: fake tan, nails waxing etc

    Purchase any new make up needed OR book make up artist

    If you’re choosing to do a speech start writing your ideas down now

    Discuss special requests and play list choices with your DJ or band including first dance choice

    Write or choose your wedding vows

    *1-2 Months:*

    Contact any guests you have not had an RSVP from

    Confirm final guest numbers and other details with your reception venue and/or caterers.

    Have your final trial with your hairdresser before the big day

    Arrange a final fitting for your wedding dress preferably taking one or two of your attendants with you, they’ll need to learn how to help you into your dress for the big day

    Try your dress on with all your accessories so you know how it will look and if you are missing anything

    Draw up a seating plan for guests

    Finalise your speech details and practice it.

    Re-confirm bookings for suppliers and deliveries to the venue eg cake and flowers

    Order your honeymoon currency

    Make a list of must have shots for your photographer and let photographer know

    If you’re changing your surname write to banks doctor inland revenue and any other official bodies you need to, to give them notice

    Wear in your wedding shoes a little by wearing them around the house

    *2 Weeks Before:*

    Have your final haircut and colour before the wedding

    Attend your rehearsal dinner

    Have the hen and stag parties!!! ENJOY!

    *1 Week Before:*

    Church/Venue rehearsal

    Start to pack for honeymoon

    Check tickets, passports and any other travel requirements

    Go through any last minute details with your attendants, venue and suppliers

    *The Day Before:*

    Attend your beauty treatment appointments

    Arrange for luggage and any other necessary items to be sent to reception/first night venue

    Help decorate reception venue if necessary

    Have a relaxing evening and head to bed early to be nice and refreshed in the morning

    *YOUR BIG DAY!!!!!!*

    Get up nice and early, so that you give yourself plenty of time to relax and get ready without having a mad rush.

    Make sure you eat breakfast, your nerves might tell you you’re not hungry but you’ll feel better with something in your stomach and you don’t want to faint at the ceremony

    Have your hair and make up done

    Get dressed with the help of your attendants

    The Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids leave first, followed by the Bride and her Father

    Now it’s time to make your entrance. Enjoy your day xXx

    • FutureMrs-B
      CommentAuthorFutureMrs-BGot married 6 months ago
      CommentTimeJan 24th 2016
    This is a fab too do list BUT does anyone have a checklist of what you need for a wedding ie florist venue etc etc

    He stole my heart -O2/O7/2O11
    He made my dreams come true -24/12/2O13
    I steal his last name -TBC
    • SusanM34
      CommentAuthorSusanM34Got married 26 months ago
      CommentTimeFeb 24th 2016
    Great list

    Became Mrs Maunders on 22nd October 2016!

    • Celtic_Queen
      CommentAuthorCeltic_QueenGot married 8 months ago
      CommentTimeFeb 25th 2016
    Brilliant list! Thank you! :) I have copied it into word and saved it. Are there any lists like this for a foreign wedding?
    • ChloeS5823
      CommentTimeMar 16th 2016
    When should I start planning?xx
    • Mrs M Wade
      CommentAuthorMrs M WadeGot married 29 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 16th 2016
    As soon as you've set a date x

    Became Mrs Wade 06/08/2016

    • MercyK
      CommentAuthorMercyKGot married 22 months ago
      CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016 edited
    Thank you was very helpful for me qhile planning and not doing where to go next. And some important stuff I forgot about xx

    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 16 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 5th 2016
    love this list although i hate that the best stuff starts around months before and i still have over a year!

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89Got married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 5th 2016
    Done everything for the "as soon as possible"
    We are now in limbo as everything else seems to be 8 to 10 months before - we still have 18 months till the wedding
    Great list though and really helpful

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan

    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96Got married 29 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 5th 2016
    Nicola, Maxine - the list is only a guideline. if you feel like you want to do something earlier you can do. x
    • SusanM34
      CommentAuthorSusanM34Got married 26 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 8th 2016
    Yep, definitely agree with Steph! You think you have ages, but suddenly you realise that you only have 5 months left and you haven't booked your car yet ..... ooops! Time comes around too fast.

    Became Mrs Maunders on 22nd October 2016!

    • Hannahbride2be
      CommentAuthorHannahbride2beGot married 17 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 8th 2016
    Thank god someone has done this! It's 65 weeks till my wedding and I have only booked the venue!
    • LoraineP11
      CommentTimeMay 21st 2016
    fabulous list but mine will be shorter as we are hoping to get married in October this year! registry office, midweek. Im really excited . The venue is sorted as my daughter has a lovely big house which she is letting us use. We are on a tight budget but we will have the best we can afford. Lots of things will be handmade such as decorations, invitations. Cant decide on colour for my dress too many to chose from.
    • AnikaM60
      CommentAuthorAnikaM60Got married 20 months ago
      CommentTimeJun 13th 2016
    Really helpful list
    • tinytamara
      CommentTimeJun 17th 2016
    This list has really helped me
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 16 months ago
      CommentTimeJun 21st 2016
    bumping for a new member

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
    • SvitlanaM
      CommentTimeJul 11th 2016
    If you have money, you can hire wedding planner.
    • KymD91
      CommentTimeAug 1st 2016
    Does anyone have a to do list on marrying abroad?!? Xx
    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossieGot married 30 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 1st 2016
    I've bumped the official thread Kym.

    Happily married
    18th June 2016
    • Charmainey88
      CommentAuthorCharmainey88Got married 9 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 23rd 2016
    Thank god for this list, now to write down what I have missed lol xx

    Can't wait for my happy ever after

    • DanielleB147
      CommentTimeOct 23rd 2016
    hi, totally new to all of this! recently engaged and went to my first ever wedding fayre today- still clueless haha! however this list has made me feel better. Our date is 3 years away but its never too early to plan is it? a 'friendly' debate going on with the other half and myself lol, xx
    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89Got married 8 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 25th 2016
    HI Danielle,

    Our wedding is May 2018 and my OH is completely refusing to help or plan as its still too far away. I have planned loads and just run things past him which he nods or grunts at!
    I have had to majorly put my foot down and tell him he has to pick his BM and groomsmen by new year so they have enough warning and time to decide if they want to do it or not which he has finally agreed to!

    3 years is a long way off, I would start making mood boards of what you like for each thing, maybe decide on a budget and start looking at venues as they can book up early, but you don't need to sweat the smaller stuff yet :) xx
    • LaurenD45
      CommentAuthorLaurenD45Got married 25 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 30th 2016
    We are getting married in less than 6 weeks and the h2b has only this week started taking an interest. Suddenly he has demands and opinions on everything.

    Have the conversations early and set stuff in stone or you will end up "up the wall" like I currently am hehe
    • HarrietA35
      CommentTimeNov 4th 2016 edited
    These are actually very similar to the checklist on ******* haha. They are pretty great though. I'd recommend using ******* though because it's essentially this but interactive. as in you can check things off and write notes. It's pretty solid! xoxo

    • GemmaS391
      CommentTimeNov 8th 2016
    So much to do!!! Really helpful to see it all written down like that, thank you!
    • CindyD7
      CommentAuthorCindyD7Getting married in 3 months
      CommentTimeNov 8th 2016
    im getting married april 2019, how soon should i start booking things? xx
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 16 months ago
      CommentTimeNov 21st 2016
    Cindy, it wouldn't harm to start booking things now to be honest - some vendors fill up fast x

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
    • KatieD57
      CommentTimeJan 1st 2017
    I got engaged on Christmas Eve and my mind has been going 100 miles an hour on what i need to do and when! This is a great guide! Thank you!!!! Xx
    • SarahW9216
      CommentAuthorSarahW9216Got married 2 months ago
      CommentTimeJan 9th 2017
    I'm already planning like mad for our Oct 2019 wedding , and I'm already driving my OH mad.. I have loads too do and his and my families to sort out..

    Counting down the days till I'm Mrs B

    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsWGot married 18 months ago
      CommentTimeJan 9th 2017
    The time really does fly! You can never start too early, especially when it comes to big things like venues and photographers, they can book up fast x

    • JenniferR20
      CommentTimeJan 17th 2017
    Great list. Still in the whirling pool of I'm engaged, Where do we start!?
    Thank you
    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89Got married 14 months ago
      CommentTimeJan 17th 2017
    Just checking on the "to do" list. Seems like we are a little ahead of ourselves (thankfully) still 10 months to go, but time is flying

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan

    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsWGot married 18 months ago
      CommentTimeFeb 9th 2017
    I have been going through this to make a personalised to do list and thought of something else that might want to be included

    The week before - write special cards or letters to each other for the wedding morning


    • KatieW528
      CommentTimeMay 7th 2017
    brillaint list... we have just started planning our wedding and there is so much to decide and organise... dont really know where to start

    Katie <3
    #GonnaMakeHimMyHusband #bestfriends #MeAndHim

    • KylieM71
      CommentTimeJul 3rd 2017 edited
    • KellyA203
      CommentAuthorKellyA203Getting married in 4 months
      CommentTimeJan 23rd 2018
    Great list thanks.
    In hindsight I wish I had picked my dream venue before writing up a potential guest list. Now I'm really limited by where I can put everyone. The blessing of having a massive family.
    • GeorgeP35
      CommentAuthorGeorgeP35Getting married in 24 months
      CommentTimeJan 24th 2018 edited
    • HannahM6047
      CommentAuthorHannahM6047Getting married in 3 months
      CommentTimeFeb 19th 2018 edited
    • MariaB122
      CommentAuthorMariaB122Getting married in 4 months
      CommentTimeFeb 28th 2018 edited
    Heeeey Girls! So excited my wedding will be early next year! As I will be planning it myself due to a limited budget I need some websotes, inspirations and checklist. So far I found this nice Infographic. Do you think its good? Thanks!

    • Shawneen
      CommentAuthorShawneenGetting married in 8 months
      CommentTimeMar 2nd 2018
    I got engaged to my H2B just before Christmas there and our Wedding Date is 21.09.19. We have already booked our venues for the ceremony and reception, we have booked the photographer and dj. Our flowers are sorted and we will be sending out our Save the Dates very soon. We are in talks with different companies at the minute about cars, cake, favours and suits and dresses, etc. Finding it a bit hard to get things in our colour theme though.
    • BathrobesU
      CommentAuthorBathrobesUGetting married in 6 months
      CommentTimeApr 20th 2018 edited
    • JosephT52
      CommentAuthorJosephT52Getting married in 28 months
      CommentTimeApr 20th 2018 edited
    Hey guys i have got a lot of nice tips here, thanks u and wish my weeding will go on cool and nice! Btw any idea where i can find car tire size specifications for my Dodge Ram 1500 2013 ?? found some tips here https://tirereviews.co/makes/dodge/ram-1500/2013/ aswell would like to double check some other info!
    • Latiina
      CommentAuthorLatiinaGetting married in 18 months
      CommentTimeMay 15th 2018
    Thank you, very useful checklist !!
    • thedeadred
      CommentAuthorthedeadredGetting married in 3 years
      CommentTimeOct 6th 2018
    Fantastic checklist! Will be using when things start to grt closer... still got another 5 years yet and I’m already nervous haha!

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