Wedding Checklist

Our complete Wedding Checklist for everything you need to do before your wedding! Every bride is bound to forget something when planning such a momentous event, so we've prepared an extensive list to help you out. It’s a long list, but if you think you can add anything to it, please let us know!

BRIDE AND GROOM

  • Announce your engagement!
  • Decide on a date
  • Book ceremony & reception venue
  • Prepare a budget
  • Decide on number of guests
  • Attend wedding events
  • Book wedding professionals
  • Pre-marriage course
  • Ceremony booklets
  • Finalise mass booklet with priest
  • Decide on readers
  • Candles
  • Ceremony music
  • Wedding rings
  • Gifts for each other
  • Dance Lessons
  • Gifts for mothers and helpers
  • Organise money to be paid on the day
  • Full rehearsal in church
  • Outfits for next day

PAPERWORK

  • Church notification
  • State notification
  • Letters of freedom
  • Dispensation from archbishop if required (mixed marriage)
  • Copies of birth and baptismal certificates
  • Passports
  • Invitations
  • Evening invitations
  • RSVPs
  • Stamps
  • Ceremony booklet
  • Directions to ceremony and reception venue
  • List of local B&Bs
  • Thank you cards

BRIDE

  • Dress
  • Shoes
  • Veil
  • Tiara/head piece/accessories
  • Jewellery
  • Underwear, Lingerie
  • Garter
  • Hand bag
  • Shoes for dancing
  • Tights
  • Perfume
  • Book hair (including trial)
  • Book make-up (including trial)
  • Book tan (including trial)
  • Facials
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Book final beauty appointments
  • Teeth whitening
  • Full dress rehearsal (including underwear, dress, shoes, jewellery)

GROOM, BEST MAN & GROOMSMEN

  • Suit
  • Cufflinks
  • Shoes
  • Hair cut, shave
  • Gifts for groomsmen

BRIDESMAIDS

  • Dress & fittings
  • Hair accessories
  • Underwear
  • Shoes
  • Jewellery
  • Gifts for bridesmaids

FLOWER GIRL & PAGEBOY

  • Outfits
  • Ring cushion
  • Hair accessories for flower girl

TRANSPORT

  • Cars
  • Car ribbon
  • Umbrellas
  • Snacks for the car journey
  • Personalised Number Plates

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Book photographer
  • Give basic list of photos to be taken on the day
  • Choose Album
  • Arrange times and photo locations

FLOWERS

  • Bouquet for bride
  • Bouquets for bridesmaids
  • Flower girl posy/basket
  • Buttonholes
  • Corsages
  • Flowers for church
  • Flowers for reception
  • Bouquets for mothers
  • Pew ends

VIDEOGRAPHER

  • Book videographer
  • Discuss the wedding details with the videographer and provide any required music or photographs for inclusion on the wedding DVD

VENUE

  • Book venue
  • Confirm numbers
  • Choose menu
  • Confirm rooms
  • Wedding cake
  • Deliver cake
  • Deliver favours
  • Deliver wine
  • Table plan
  • Deliver luggage and leave a car at hotel for bride and groom for day after
  • Pay final bill

RECEPTION

  • Arrival drinks
  • Pre-dinner refreshments
  • Pre-dinner entertainment
  • Band
  • D.J.
  • Organise wine and corkage with hotel
  • Decide on wine/round of drinks for toasting
  • Decide on first dance
  • Table plan
  • Place names
  • Favours
  • Centrepieces if not supplied by hotel
  • Chair covers
  • Deliver guestbook

EMERGENCY KIT

  • Make-up
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Spare tights
  • Clear nail polish
  • Hair spray
  • Hair clips
  • Breath mints
  • Safety pins
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissues
  • Sewing kit
  • Party feet
  • Plasters/Blister pads
  • Tampon/Sanitary towels
  • Pain killers
  • Lip stick/gloss
  • Powder

HONEYMOON

  • Choose destination
  • Book flights
  • Book accommodation
  • Organise travel insurance
  • Organise vaccinations if required
  • Apply for visas if required
  • Order foreign currency
  • Ensure bank cards can be used abroad
  • Pack suitcases

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