Plan Your Wedding with PhotoStars!
Wedding planning is an experience that many new couples in the UK dread. They get worried that they’ll make mistakes or forget something important. With a complete wedding planning checklist, you can avoid that. A wedding planning checklist helps you breakdown your tasks into small manageable parts.
Not every wedding checklist will be the same. They differ according to the timeframe for your planning and your UK wedding theme. All good checklists, however, have a few things in common. So, you can use them as a base for your own checklist.
Below, we’ve put together a general checklist of sorts. It assumes that you have one year left to do your planning.
12 MOTHS BEFORE
Use Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and all those big wedding websites you’ve heard about. The goal is to find ideas that represent exactly what you have in mind when it comes to your wedding.
Create Your Budget
You’ll also need to do some research here. Find out how much an average UK venue like the type you want costs. Also, do your research on how much you’ll need to spend on your other wedding details.
Make Your Guest List
Do you know who you’ll be inviting to your UK wedding yet? Couples usually have an idea of two or more people who they want to be there. Start with that when creating your list.
Book Your Venue
Please do your research on wedding venues within your budget range and take a tour of them. You want a venue that can accommodate all your guests without stress.
Hire Your Vendors
You’ll need a wedding planner, photographer, videographer, caterer, band/DJ, florist, celebrant, and more. It depends on the kind of wedding you have, as we said before.
Hire Your Magic Mirror/Photobooth
This is a vital part of your wedding entertainment. A Magic Mirror/Photobooth will serve as a conversation starter and even provide instant photo favours for your guests. It’s a great part of your wedding entertainment.
9 TO 7 MONTHS BEFORE
Send Out Save-The-Dates
It’s time to inform your guests that you’ll be needing them on that date. Sending these seven months before will give them enough time to make sure the day or weekend of your wedding is free.
Handle Your Wedding Fashion
This includes your wedding dress, the groom’s suit, the bridesmaid’s dresses (If you’ll be handling that), etc.
Some of the options we’ve seen couples use are limos, minibuses, trolleys, and even boats! Decide which you’ll be going for and talk to the companies where you can rent them from.
5 MONTHS BEFORE
Order Your Wedding Cake
To do this, you’ll need to choose a baker and then attend tastings. When you finally find a flavour you like, go ahead and order your cake. You’ll also need to decide on a design, of course.
Have Your First Fitting
Please purchase and go along with your shoes, accessories, and undergarments for this fitting. You should also write down what you feel needs to be worked on and keep a copy.
Schedule Your Hair and Makeup Trials
You want to give these professionals a chance to get to know you and the look that works for you. You could also try out more than one of them and decide who to work with for that special day.
3 TO 2 MONTHS BEFORE
Have Your Second Fitting
Go along with the list you made from the first one to be sure those things were worked on. If you notice other issues, talk about them too.
Send Out Your Invites
Time to make it official and let your guests know your date and venue. You should also send your RSVPs along at this point.
Handle Your Legalities
Depending on where you are, getting your marriage license can take about a week. Your officiant might have some great ideas and advice here, so talk to them about it too.
1 MONTH BEFORE
Have Your Final Fitting
This is to confirm that your dress is perfect and ready for that day. This is also the meeting at which you’ll schedule the pickup or delivery of your dress.
Send Out Your Final Payments
It’s time to pay up your vendors and the professionals handling your wedding. That is if you haven’t previously agreed to do so on the day of the wedding.
Have you decided on how to put your Aunt Mary far away from Aunt Paulette, who she doesn’t like? Draw out your table layout and then put names on them.
THE WEEEK BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Pick Up Your Dress
If you’re doing the pickup, now is the time to do so. If you’re having it delivered, make sure you input the right address, and it arrives on time.
Set Aside Payments
This includes tips for your vendors and the final payments for those you scheduled to pay at your wedding. Put these in well-labelled envelopes to be handed out at your event.
Decide the members of your wedding party who will handle giving out the tips and payment. You’ll also need someone to liaise with your planner and other vendors on that day.
You don’t want to show up to your wedding looking tired. Book a spa day, do your manicure and pedicure, and relax.
Congrats in advance on your wedding!!!
Here at Photo Stars, we specialize in providing photo booths and selfie mirrors for your wedding entertainment. We’d be more than happy to help you have a more fun wedding while preserving beautiful memories.
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