Ultimate Wedding Checklist

Planning a wedding is no easy task, and it can take months to create the perfect day. Most couples spend at least one year organising their wedding day, and if not done correctly, it can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Having the ultimate wedding checklist to refer to can save you so much hassle.

As a bride or groom, you want to be able to enjoy your special day without worrying about all the things that could potentially go wrong. The more prepared you are, the less there is to worry about. So, take a look at this comprehensive checklist for your wedding day, so nothing is left to chance.

12 Months Before

The more time you have to plan, the better. If you’re starting a year in advance, it’s a great time to sit down and discuss two of the most important aspects of your wedding. The first is who is going to pay for what and the second is where you’d like to get married.

It’s okay to take your time with these things. You and your partner may not agree at first, but it will be a good learning curve for compromising. You may need to do more of it as you go through your planning. Most venues require at least twelve months’ notice when booking, and you’ll likely need to pay a deposit when you find somewhere you love.

Other things you may want to start thinking about twelve months in advance include:

  • Wedding Party (best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen).
  • Save the date cards
  • Start looking at wedding dresses
  • Start planning entertainment

9 Months Before

Now is the time to secure your service providers. Think about what you want for your wedding day. One of the most important people to secure is a good photographer or videographer.

It’s vital to have memories that you can take home with you and look back on throughout the decades. A videography service will allow you to watch your wedding day play out and hear voices instead of just looking through photographs.

You may also want to contact a florist and discuss the type of arrangements you would like for your day. Popular florists can get booked up months in advance, so enquire about booking and paying a deposit to secure your wedding date.

You may also want to think about:

  • Wedding day transport
  • Booking a honeymoon
  • Looking at wedding insurance
  • Discussing the deposit required for your wedding dress

6 Months Before

If you haven’t chosen and paid for your wedding dress yet, don’t hold off any longer. It’s also a great time to choose your shoes and accessories and make sure the rest of the wedding party has their outfits ready too. Visit your chosen baker and taste test some sample cakes to choose your wedding cake.

Write the guestlist. This isn’t always an easy feat, and many couples end up having arguments during the process. Take your time and ask trusted friends for advice if you need to.

Once you’ve settled on a guest list, send out your invitations or create your wedding website so your guests can view all the details at the click of their fingers. You may also want to look at booking hen or stag do in advance. They often take more planning than you’d imagine.

At this point, you should:

  • Book hair and makeup
  • Book wedding night accommodation
  • Book time off work

3 Months Before

As the wedding starts to creep ever closer, there are few more final details to tick off the list. Firstly, you’ll need to purchase your wedding rings. Your venue may also ask you to confirm your menu choices by attending a tasting session.

Check that your passports are valid and you have everything you need to take with you on your honeymoon. Finalise your order of service and choose your bridal party gifts. This is usually the perfect time to spend some time with your partner just relaxing.

If you’re starting to feel some pressure or feelings of being overwhelmed, take a break. That’s how many people find their perfect wedding songs or readings.

1 Month Before

Just a few weeks to go- you’re almost there! This is the best time to chase up any guests who haven’t rsvp’d and finalise the seating plan. Take some time at this point to write your speeches or vows, so you have plenty of time to make adjustments if you want to.

Confirm all of the details with your suppliers, so there aren’t any nasty surprises at the last minute. It’s best to get everything down in writing so you have something to refer to if there are any disagreements.

The most important thing to do this month is to enjoy your stag/hen do!

The Day of the Wedding

When you wake up, enjoy a hearty breakfast and a glass of bubbly. You’ll need the energy and the courage before getting married. Get your hair and makeup done and get dressed, ready to start the rest of your life together.

It’s so important to capture this day from start to finish. That’s why hiring a videographer from Kalf Productions is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Watching your day unfold- the smiles, laughs, and tears- is like reliving magic.

Your Ultimate Wedding Checklist

Once you’ve ticked off everything on your ultimate wedding checklist, all that’s left to do is have a fantastic wedding day. At Kalf Productions, we wish you all the happiness in the world in your new life together.

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