Newly Engaged? Here’s Your Wedding Planning Checklist!
Currently Reading

Newly Engaged? Here’s Your Wedding Planning Checklist!


Magazine

Issue 45: Let's Celebrate

Inspiration

Newly Engaged? Here’s Your Wedding Planning Checklist!

Explore our cream of the crop suppliers

The New Year has arrived and if you’re newly engaged, we suspect you have only one thing on your mind – wedding planning! Forget the New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to get organised with your big day and to help you get started, we’ve put together ultimate wedding planning checklist…

Newly Engaged? Here’s Your Wedding Planning Checklist!

First things first…

  • Tell your loved ones you’re engaged!
  • Discuss your wedding date
  • Set a budget and prioritise elements of your wedding day. E.g food and music
  • Create a spreadsheet to track your budget
  • Start work on the guest list
  • Choose your bridal party and ask them!
  • Book your wedding venue (ceremony and reception)
  • Choose a stationer and send out your ‘Save the Dates’
  • Create a wedding website where your guests can RSVP
  • If you’ve got a theme or colour scheme, create a Pinterest board
  • Book your photographer and videographer
  • Start researching bridal boutiques
  • Book a caterer if the venue doesn’t provide one

You’ve got 6 – 9 months to go…

  • Choose the bridesmaid dresses
  • Pick out your wedding rings together
  • Research local accommodation and taxis for your guests
  • Order your wedding cake and enjoy cake tastings!
  • Book your wedding transport
  • Choose your florist
  • It’s time to think about entertainment, do you want a band, DJ, magician?
  • Organise your seating plan
  • Start planning your honeymoon to avoid the post-wedding blues
  • Book a bridal hair and make-up trial
  • Hire or buy the suits for the groom and groomsmen
  • Make sure your bride tribe are organising your hen party

You’ve got 3 – 5 months to go…

  • Finalise your guest list and send out the invitations
  • Purchase any gifts for the bridal party
  • Choose your wedding playlist, from the ceremony until the last dance
  • Meet with your photographer to discuss locations / engagement shoot
  • Finalise your wedding breakfast menu with your caterer
  • Discuss your plans with your florist
  • Book in your final dress fitting
  • Double-check you’re happy with the seating plan arrangements

Eek! The big day is nearly here…

  • Collect your wedding dress
  • Confirm all bookings with suppliers
  • Order your on-the-day wedding stationery
  • Create a wedding day schedule and send out to the bridal party
  • Give your caterer the final guest number and any dietary requirements
  • Write your wedding speech and vows
  • Collect your wedding rings

Don’t forget you can print out our Wedding Planning Printables here!

Suppliers

Explore our cream of the crop suppliers

Directory

Find Your Suppliers Here


Newsletter

Be In The Know

We at Save the Date respect your privacy and will never share your details with third-parties without your permission.


Our Sponsors


Magazine

Issue 45: Let's Celebrate

Keep Updated

Be In The Know


Save the Date Magazine

We at Save the Date respect your privacy and will never share your details with third-parties without consent

Close