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Wedding Planning Checklist

From the essentials to minor details, there is so much to think about when planning a wedding. Our checklist guides you through from 12 months+ right up to the big day – helping you through the process and manage your time best giving you more time to enjoy these exciting stages and of course, each other!

12 Months +

Choose a date (up to 3 if possible to give you better flexibility)

Define your style & create mood boards – Pinterest is great for this!

Decide on your wedding party; Maid Of Honour & Bridesmaids, Best Man, Groomsmen, Flower Girls, Page Boys & Ring Bearer

Compile your guest list

Make a list of your wedding non-negotiables! (location, venue, guest list e.t.c….)

You Complete Me_Botanical_Save The DateExplore venues that fulfil your requirements and secure if possible! If you have chosen a civil ceremony, be sure to book your registrar ASAP

Find your essential wedding pro’s… photographer, videographer, musicians, florist & caterer if applicable

Browse ‘Save The Date‘ designs ( & send these out to your guests

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9-12 Months

Find your dream wedding dress & think about your bridal party attire

Browse wedding stationery designs to complement your style

Research hotels for your guests. Reserve rooms & secure rates if possible

Hire your photographer, videographer, musicians, florist & caterer

Plan your honeymoon

6-9 Months

Hire any equipment you require – chairs, stage, lighting, decor e.t.c.

Meet with your planner to confirm the main details

Order your wedding stationery

Book any additional entertainment such as magicians & face painters

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3-6 Months

Decide on hair & make-up. Book your trials & stylists!

Schedule your seamstress appointments, right up to the final fitting

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Order your wedding cake

Choose your flowers

Purchase your suit & organise the Groomsmen attire

Book your honeymoon & wedding night room

Choose readers for your ceremony

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1-3 Months

Finalise honeymoon plans

Finalise menus & reception drinks

Book your wedding day transportation

Define your seating plan

Purchase ‘On The Day’ stationery

Purchase your wedding ringsEternity_Coastal_Thank You

Write thank you cards as you receive gifts


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The Countdown…

Final dress fitting (with shoes and undergarments)

Confirm final numbers with venue & caterers

Delegate wedding day duties – parking, seating guests, gifts

Send playlists to your musicians

Pamper! Book in for a massage and nail treatment

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Wishing you all the best from PaperLove inc. 




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