Bride’s Wedding Planner

Weddings United- 12 month planner

Planning a wedding for the first time can seem daunting. Weddings United are dedicated to providing support and advice as well as quality services. Our easy step-by-step twelve month planner will help to guide you to your dream wedding.

12months

 

• Determine the style and theme of the wedding.
• Make a list of what is important to you for the wedding. This will help determine your budget.
• Discuss the budget and agree on who will pay for what.
• Decide on a date and start to search for venues.
• Find your officiant (the person who will marry you) and apply for the necessary licence’s.

9-11months

BEGIN TO SEARCH FOR VENDORS!

• Bridal gown & accessories.
• Formal suit hire / bridesmaids dresses.
• Photographer / videographer.
• Entertainers / Bands.
• Caterers.
• Florist.
• Wedding transport.
• Hair stylist.
• Make-up artist.
• Wedding cake.
• Venue decoration.
• Compile a preliminary guest list.
• Finalise the wedding colours, theme and style.
• Decide on bridesmaids, grooms men and ushers.
• Purchase the rings.
• Start to look at honeymoon destinations.

IMPORTANT: IF YOUR CHOSEN VENDOR IS AVAILABLE ……BOOK THEM IMMEDIATELY!

6-8months

 

• Start looking at invitation designs.
• Buy the wedding dress & accessories.
• Finalise & order the attire for the attendants.
• Sign up for gift registry/ honeymoon donation.

 

 

 

4-5months

 

• Contact the florist and finalise your arrangements.
• Order wedding invitations & order of service.
• Book the wedding transport.
• Order the wedding cake.
• Decide on wedding decorations including favours.

 

3months

 

• Finalise your guest list.
• Meet with your officiant to discuss the ceremony.
• Choose gifts for the attendants and parents.
• Arrange suit fittings.
• Confirm honeymoon arrangements.
• Start to write vows (if you are doing them yourself).

 

 

2months

 

• Send out the invitations.
• Meet with all the vendors to finalise the arrangements.
• Schedule a hair and make-up trial.
• Meet with the officiant to finalise the ceremony details.
• Reserve a room for the wedding night.

 

1month

 

 

• Meet with your photographer and provide a list of required shots.
• Start working on a seating plan.
• Confirm all final payments with the vendors.
• Collect marriage licence.
• Arrange for a final wedding dress fitting.

 

2weeks

• Finalise seating chart.
• Confirm delivery time and locations with the florist.
• Contact any guests you have not received an acceptance from.

 

 

1weeks

 

• Collect wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses and accessories.
• Give final guest numbers to venue/ caterers.
• Final suit fitting for all the men.
• Reconfirm everything with the vendors one last time.

 

 

1day 

• Have a manicure/ pedicure.
• Attend the rehearsal.
• Get an early night!

 

 

weddingday

 
 

• ENJOY!

Post wedding day

• Return the suits (if they’ve been hired).
• Ensure the venue is aware of any hired arrangements or decorations and they are safely stored until the companies collect.
• Ensure thank you notes are sent no later than three months after the wedding date.