The Wedding Planning Check List

For most women planning their wedding is one of the biggest organisational feats of their lives. Unless you work as an events planner or in the conference industry it is unlikely that you will ever have to plan anything quite as big. So, if you have never done anything like this before have a look at my essential wedding check-list below. Whilst every wedding is different and will have some organisational differences, the essentials usually remain the same.


-Book appointments to visit a number of local venues
-Book venue & clarify exactly what is included in your booking
-Pay venue deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Decide on menu & drinks
-Supply venue with a printed running order of your wedding breakfast & evening reception
-Book an MC if not supplied by the venue
-Check to see if you can go in & set up the day before the wedding


-Book appointments to visit local florists
-Make a flower mood board to show to florists
-Make a list of what flowers you will require (pew ends, bouquets, table centres, button holes etc.)
-Book florist
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Arrange transport for flowers if not being done by the florist


-Book appointments with local stationers
-Make stationary mood boards to show stationers
-Decide on exactly what stationary you will need (save the date cards, invites, menus etc.)
-Book stationer
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Arrange transport for wedding stationary if not being done by the stationer


-Make appointments to visit bridal shops for you, your groom & bridesmaids
-Take example colour swatches to all appointments
-Order suits/dresses
-Arrange dress/suit fitting appointments
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Arrange for your dresses/suits to be collected


-Make appointment with local photographers
-Write a list of all the shots you would to capture on the day
-Arrange a location for photos if not being done at the church & check all relevant permissions required

-Book photographer
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms


-Book appointments with local cake makers
-Make a mood board of cake ideas to show to cake makers
-Write a list of exactly what you want in a cake (icing type, filling, flavour, decoration, toppers, shape etc.)
-Book cake maker
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Find a cake stand if not supplied by the cake maker
-Arrange transport for the cake if not being done by the cake maker

These are just some of the basic planning essentials that you will have to consider when planning a wedding. There are many other areas you need to give though too such as your wedding list, venue décor, transport and entertainment. 

Vicky loves weddings! She works alongside an asian wedding venue and loves to write check-lists and tutorials for brides to be.  

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