Wedding Planning Guide
09 May 2019
Have you just got engaged? No idea what to do next? We’re here to help with a handy wedding checklist to make sure you have all the important details ticked off!
Firstly, congratulations! What an exciting time. After getting over all the family and friends’ messages of joy it will be time to think about the actual wedding. Whether you’re planning on getting married in two months or two years there is still a lot to be done.
The research begins now. Think wedding venue, wedding dress, flowers, catering, invites etc etc the list is endless. And that’s without thinking about the honeymoon! Luckily, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you on your way. We’re basing this on an 18-24-month engagement so adjust accordingly.
Have a party! You’ve just got engaged so invite your family and close friends’ round for a celebration.
Talk to each other – discuss your perfect wedding days to check if you’re on the same page. One of you might want a fairy-tale wedding whilst the other might want a night in Vegas!
Create a budget
Plan your guest-list
Look at potential dates
Decide on potential location/s
Start looking for that dress!
Start hitting up those wedding fairs.
12 months out
Book your wedding venue
Start laying deposits down on suppliers
Decide on the entertainment you want
Band, DJ, magician, caricaturist, harpist, string quartet? Look on www.tgweddings.co.uk for your inspo!
Get your save the dates out
Choose your Best Man and Maid of Honour
Send out invites
Start contacting your décor companies
Buy your wedding rings
Start looking for suits etc for the ushers
6 months out
Get together with your Best Man and Maid of Honour to discuss plans for the stag/hen do
Go through check-list so far and see if there is anything you’ve missed.
Book your evening catering.
Have you bought your dress yet?
3-6 months out
Speak to your registrar and give your notice of marriage.
Decide on reading-prayers for your ceremony
Book wedding transport
Have a little relaxing break. Maybe book a spa or a little weekend away to congratulate yourself on how well you’re doing so far!
Ok it’s about a month away now. Hopefully you’ve got your entertainment, caterers, flowers etc all booked in and ready to go. It’s time to start bringing the day together and drawing up the seating plan as wee as the timings for the day. If you’ve been following our guide then there’s not too much more do now until the actual wedding day. Double check details with your venue and all suppliers to make sure everyone knows the plan for the day, double check those RSVPs and table plan to make sure you’ve not accidentally forgotten about Auntie Margarie, double check, double check, double check.
The Wedding Day!
Ok, the day has finally arrived! There’s nothing else to do now and you should leave the running of the day to your faithful servants (ushers and bridesmaids). All you have to do is say the magic words and have the best day of your life.
Team TG x