Wedding Planning Checklist

Aug 2, 2023


Congratulations!  You’re getting married. Once the excitement has settled down, you’ll want to start planning your special day.  It might seem like a scary prospect but it doesn’t have to be. Creating a plan and a checklist is a good way to stay on top of how you want your day to be and what needs to be done to make that happen.  One of the best ways to group your tasks is by using a timeline – how far out you are from your big day.


Laughing bride and groom

Setting the wedding date

First things first.  You may have already set your date which maybe has a sentimental meaning for you both.  But if not please remember that if you’re inviting family and friends to join you for your special day, it’s important to consult with those closest to you, to make sure what dates they’re available (some people plan holidays etc way ahead). Make a note of all of these and try to find a week when there’s no overlap.

If you’re planning an Elopement Wedding of course this isn’t a factor.  Want to know if an Elopement is the right choice for you?  Read more on my Blog:



Set your wedding budget

There’s no right or wrong amount to spend on your wedding. What’s most important is that the figure is something both you and your partner are happy with.

There can be lot of pressure to put spend lots of money to create a that will be remembered when it comes to weddings.

It can be hard to ignore this, don’t stretch yourself too thin when it comes to your finances. Only spend the money you have budgeted for.


No stress wedding planning

Some couples find that organising and planning a wedding can be stressful.  For busy couples, having the time to find great suppliers that they like and trust can take a lot of time.  It can turn what should be a happy time into something quite daunting.

bride and groom in a garden setting

Should I use a Wedding Planner?

bride and grooms hands

If you’re both very busy people with a lot of work pressures, a wedding planner could save you a lot of time and potential stress.

There are lots of Wedding Planners to choose from, and you’ll want to make sure your planner is someone you can trust to properly execute your vision.

Do your research and find a Wedding Planner that shares your vision and the type of wedding day that you want.  For example if you want an Outdoor Festival Style Wedding which is fun and relaxed with festival vibes, don’t choose a Wedding Planner that specialises in High End Wedding Venues.

Choosing the right wedding photographer

handfasting ceremony wedding ritual

Supplier sourcing is number one.  Getting the right team together is the key to having a wonderful day.  And your wedding photographs are going to be a wonderful visual record

of your wedding day for years and years to come.

Wedding Albums are family heirlooms, which is why finding the right photographer is a very important part of your wedding planning.

Knowing exactly what you want your photos to look like makes it easier to pick someone who can produce the right results for you.  Do lots of online research (Instagram is a great source) to help you find out your preferred style.

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standing Bride and seated Groom

Complete Wedding Checklist

Planning your wedding day is one of the MOST exciting times of your lives.  Relax and enjoy it.  Don’t let well-meaning friends and family influence you on what you ‘should do’.

It’s YOUR DAY so don’t feel guilty about doing everything just as you want it.

I’ve mentioned just a few of the things that you’ll need to think about as you plan your special day.  But there’s a lot more to it!

This Complete Wedding Planning Checklist will take away the stress that can build up, leaving you both to enjoy the process, knowing that everything is taken care of at the right time.

Check it out today.


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