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Wedding Planning: A Guide to Planning Your Dream Wedding

Wedding planning can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. With so many decisions to make, from choosing a venue to selecting the perfect dress, it’s easy to feel lost or overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you plan your dream wedding, from start to finish.

Wedding Planning Tips

Before you dive into the details, it’s important to set a realistic budget and timeline for your wedding. This will help you stay on track and avoid overspending. Once you have a budget and timeline in place, you can start to research and book vendors, such as a venue, caterer, photographer, and videographer.

Wedding Planning Guide

To help you stay organised and on track, we’ve created a comprehensive wedding planning checklist. This checklist includes everything you need to do, from booking a venue to sending out invitations. You can use this checklist to keep track of your progress and make sure you don’t forget anything important.

    Engagement

      1. Get engaged! (Congratulations!) Check out our posts on proposals if this is something you would like.
      2. Set a budget.
      3. Decide on a date and time.
      4. Start researching venues.
      5. Interview potential photographers (if we can’t help you here we have some fantastic recommendations) and videographers.
      6. Create a guest list.
      7. Start shopping for wedding bands.
      8. Begin planning the honeymoon.
      9. Consider hiring a wedding planner if needed.
      10. Maybe arrange an engagement photoshoot to announce in style and get practise in front of the camera.

      Pre-Wedding

        1. Book your venue.
        2. Select and order your wedding dress or suit
        3. Send out save-the-dates.
        4. Book a caterer and order your wedding cake, flowers and décor.
        5. Book rentals for any equipment or furniture you need.
        6. Choose your bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s attire.
        7. Arrange for alterations and fittings.
        8. Book hair and makeup services.
        9. Hire transportation and/or wedding cars.
        10. Design and order wedding invitations and any other stationery.
        11. Consider insurance.
        12. Create and submit your marriage license application.
        13. Book your honeymoon flights and accommodations.
        14. Plan any pre-wedding events, such as showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and rehearsal dinners.

      Six Months to Go – Wedding Countdown

        1. Make a final guest count and update your guest list.
        2. Arrange for transportation for the wedding party and guests.
        3. Plan any activities or entertainment for the reception.
        4. Send out invitations once you’ve established a basic timeline with venue and photographer.
        5. Review your budget and make any necessary adjustments.
        6. Double-check all of your vendor contracts and confirm all arrangements.

      Three Months to Go – The Final Stretch

      1. Send out final reminders to guests about the wedding.
      2. Schedule your final fitting for your wedding dress or suit.
      3. Go over the shot list and any other details with your photographer.
      4. Arrange for alterations and fittings for bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s attire.
      5. Purchase any last-minute items for the wedding, such as favors, decorations, or accessories.
      6. Confirm all transportation arrangements.
      7. Review your wedding day schedule and make any necessary changes.
      8. Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order, such as your marriage license and any required permits.

      One Month to Go – The Panic Begins

      1. Review your wedding day schedule again and make sure you have all of the important details.
      2. Check in with your vendors to make sure everything is on track.
      3. Make a list of what you want to pack for your wedding day bag and honeymoon luggage.
      4. Relax and enjoy the process!

      The Week of the Wedding

        1. Start packing your wedding day bag and for your honeymoon.
        2. Attend your rehearsal.
        3. Set up any décor at the venue.
        4. Relax and enjoy the time with your loved ones.

      The Wedding Day!

        1. Have a wonderful day.
        2. Make sure to take time for the two of you.
        3. Celebrate the night away!

      Wedding Advice from Experienced Photographers

      We’ve also compiled some advice from being experienced wedding photographers to help you plan your dream wedding. This advice includes tips on making the best of your morning preps, to florals to decor to speeches. Check them out below.

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