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Wedding Planner

As Soon As Possible | 12 – 6 months to go | 3 – 6 months to go | 3 months to go | 2 months to go | 1 month to go | 2 weeks to go | 1 week to go | The day before | On the day

As Soon As Possible

Purchase your Perfect Bliss Discount Card
Tell relatives and close friends of your plans
Announce your engagement in the local paper
Think about your wedding theme or style
Set the initial wedding budget and ask relatives if they would like to contribute
Decide on the number of guests and draw up a guest list with both sets of parents
Start looking around possible venues
Choose a date; check this with preferred venue and registrar or celebrant
Book date with Registrar (for register office or civil venue ceremony)
Book your venue
Book caterer if different to your venue
Sample the menu choices
Choose your wedding party – best man, bridesmaids, ushers, flower girls, page boys etc
Book wedding insurance
Start looking for your wedding dress and attendants’ outfits
If hiring a wedding co-coordinator do this now

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12 – 6 months to go

Take time to visit the Discount Scheme page and view through the list of wedding suppliers who offer exclusive discounts with your Perfect Bliss Discount Card
Choose and book your musicians / entertainment
Choose and book your photographer / videographer
Choose and book your florist
Choose and book your transport
Select a wedding cake company and order
Choose and order wedding stationery
Post your save the date cards
Select honeymoon destination and book
Check with Doctor if any vaccinations / medications are required for overseas destinations

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3 – 6 months to go

Order stationery and favours (if not already done)
Choose wedding venue decorations
Choose shoes, veils, headdresses and any other accessories
Arrange your wedding gift-list
Order rings
Pick up Marriage Notice form from Registrar
Book hairdresser / beauty therapist / make-up artist
Arrange for fittings for grooms, ushers, pageboy’s etc

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3 months to go

Meet with your minister/priest/registrar to discuss the service
Choose hymns, music and readings for the ceremony
Send out invitations
Buy gifts for attendants
Choose any extra accessories required
Have a trial make-up / hair-do sitting
Book your first nights hotel room (if different to reception venue)

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2 months to go

Arrange final fittings for wedding dress/bridesmaids outfits
Any children should be measured up for hired outfits
Prepare initial seating plans
Prepare order of service and order them
Post invitations and send them along with gift list suggestions
Send out thank you notes as gifts arrive
Make sure Menswear Outfits are organised
Choose presents for your attendants
Check all travelling documents and requirements
Choose your eco-friendly confetti petals

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1 month to go

Review seating plans as RSVPs come in
Inform venue / caterer of final numbers
Inform stationer of names for place cards and menu details if required
Keep record of who is giving what gifts (if gift list in place this will be recorded for you)
Check all dress wear and accessories
Book hairdresser and make up appointments for the morning of the wedding or Civil Partnership
Make sure everyone involved in the Big Day knows what is happening and the timings.
Write to banks and official bodies if you are changing your name
Arrange rehearsal if an option
Arrange hen/stag parties

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2 weeks to go

Confirm all arrangements with suppliers
Make sure all speeches have been prepared
Try on your full wedding outfit and practice walking in your shoes
Order travellers cheques and currency for your honeymoon

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1 week to go

Pick up Marriage Schedule or meet with registrar if required
Ensure nominated person has rings and cash for services to be paid on the day.
Arrange rehearsal at the ceremony venue if required
Confirm timings with florist, photographer, transport etc
Type a list of any must-take shots and send it to your photographer
Type up favourite music for the DJ/band to play including your first dance song

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The day before

Pick up hired dress wear
Pack over-night stay bags and / or going away bags
Help decorate the wedding venue
Arrange for cake to be delivered at the reception venue
Have a manicure
Relax and have an early night!

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On the day

Give yourself plenty of time to get ready
Have bouquets and button holes delivered or send someone to collect them
Speeches traditionally come after the food and before the coffee, but many people are choosing to do them first, the photographer may stay and take some photos and everyone can relax after the speeches.
All that is left for you to do is enjoy your day before you embark on the rest of your lives together.

As Soon As Possible | 12 – 6 months to go | 3 – 6 months to go | 3 months to go | 2 months to go | 1 month to go | 2 weeks to go | 1 week to go | The day before | On the day