Make sure you're on track with everything leading up to the big day with our checklist.

 

12 MONTHS TO GO

  • If you haven't been gifted one, then now is the time to invest in a decent wedding planner. A notebook but better, a planner will become your bible as you jot down ideas, build and update to-do lists as well keep all of those trés important contact details; having everything in the one place and at your fingertips will ensure you keep track of where you are with your planning. A planner will also be a lovely keepsake and a way to reflect on your journey once your special day has come and gone.
  • Tell your friends and family the good news - here's how to fully enjoy your engagement.
  • Decide on your budget - here's how to plan it out properly.
  • Decide on a year and season - if you're planning for a 2016 wedding, here are some dates to note.
  • Choose your bridal party - click here for tips on how to decide.
  • Arrange a meeting with your celebrant or priest and book your church or civil venue.
  • Decide whether or not to have a planner and book one.

 

11 MONTHS TO GO

Purple cake

 

10 MONTHS TO GO

 

9 MONTHS TO GO

lavender invite

 

8 MONTHS TO GO

 

7 MONTHS TO GO

 

6 MONTHS TO GO

  • Begin your bridal beauty regime - here's your 6 month bridal beauty countdown.
  • Choose your wedding rings - if you want a personalised ring holder now is the time to look in commissioning a custom piece.
  • Organise your registry.
  • If you're sending out save the dates, send them now - here are some ideas.

 

5 MONTHS TO GO

Bride and groom

 

4 MONTHS TO GO

  • Finalise and buy all your accessories - there are plenty to choose from.
  • Get any necessary injections or visas for your honeymoon.
  • Finalise your guest list.
  • Make a start on table plans - we'll make sure you don't get overwhelmed.

 

3 MONTHS TO GO

  • Ensure the bachelor and bachelorette nights are finalised.
  • Book your rehearsal and let the relevant people know.
  • Buy your honeymoon clothes - we can help you with any destination.
  • Send out your wedding invitations now - don't forget about the postage.

Bride and groom

 

2 MONTHS TO GO

 

1 MONTHS TO GO

  • Practice your first dance.
  • Decide what photographs you want - have a look at our ultimate photography list for inspiration.
  • Give your venue the final number with any dietary requirements.
  • Order your honeymoon currency if it's not Euro.
  • Have your final dress fitting with everything on.
  • Finalise your seating plan.
  • Organise your cake to be delivered to the reception.
  • Make a note of any early gifts you get for thank-you notes.

Image credits: Engaged couple: Pinterest | Bride and groom: Matt Pratt Photography | Bridesmaids: Pinterest | Stationery: Oh So Beautiful Paper | Cake: Pinterest | Ring holder: Etsy | Save the date: Sunshine Coast DIY | Hair accessory: Laura Marii Photography via Bridal Musings | Place cards: Belle the Magazine | Favours: Pinterest | Love heart: Wedd Book