A Super Quick Wedding Checklist
A Super Quick Wedding Checklist
Your wedding day will be the best day of your life. It’s full of love and celebration with your friends, family, and husband-to-be. He’s been down on one knee, asked the question you’ve been waiting to hear all your life, and you’ve said yes! All that’s left to do is plan the day. They say that planning your wedding is in the top five most stressful things to do in life (after divorce and moving house!) So, try to keep calm, and think about the bigger picture. Here’s a short checklist that covers the main elements of your wedding.
Step 1. Venue, registrar, and catering
The first step is finding the perfect venue for the big day. Take your time here and visit as many different options as possible. This is the fun part, so enjoy it! You’ll walk around hotels, bespoke venues, and castles trying to imagine your perfect day. When you find the right venue, you know it’s the one. The venue will usually put you in touch with their preferred caterers too, so it’s good to touch base with them early on. Now that you have a place in mind, you can book the registrar.
Step 2. Guestlist and invitations
Once you’ve decided on your dream venue, you can start making a list of guests! Try to find an appropriate place to draw the line. Do you really need to invite your Great Aunty Betty’s cousin? The invitations can get quite costly, so it’s worth looking for a budget solution here. If you’re handy and good with crafts, you could make them yourself. If not, there are plenty of free wedding invitation designs online that you can take inspiration from.
Step 3. The Dress
The most important part of the day (obviously). You need to start looking at least nine months before your wedding. That will give you time to choose, have it made, and altered for size. The dress will make or break your big day. If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you’ll feel miserable all day. Take your maid of honor and your mum along for the fittings. You can always rely on them to give you their truthful opinions!
Step 4. The Rings
Well, you can’t get married without them. Make a decision on budget and style early on and start keeping your eye out. If you’re on a tight budget, most jewelers have a range of secondhand rings that are just as beautiful as the brand new designs.
Step 5. Photographer, cake, entertainment, and flowers
That might sound like a long list, but it’s a good idea to group these lot together. Book them all at the same time and keep in contact up to the big day. Some of them may have to negotiate with each other, or liaise with your wedding planner (if you have one).
Step 6. Hair and makeup
Lastly, it’s time to focus on you! You probably already have an idea in mind about your hair and makeup. But, it’s always best to make an appointment with the experts. Wedding packages usually offer you one or two trial styles before the wedding day. That way you can get it just right on the morning.
All that’s left to do is get married! Remember, planning the wedding should be exciting. Take your time and enjoy the process. Congratulations and good luck!