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Everything You Need To Plan For Your Wedding

When planning a wedding there are so many things that could fall through the cracks, and unless you’re a type-A chances are you will miss one. With that in mind I’ve got your back, and made a list to give you a hand. Make sure you’ve sorted all of the below, albeit not in this order, and you’ll be set.

  • Transport – To the venue for the wedding party, from the venue for guests and party
  • Venue – pick and book
  • Makeup / Hair – bride, bridesmaids, and mothers of groom and bride
  • Flowers – bouquets (bride and bridesmaids),¬†boutonnieres, venue, centerpieces
  • Food – cocktail hour, entrees, meals, desserts, wedding cake
  • Centrepieces / decorations – decide and buy
  • Rings – wedding rings
  • Dress’ and shoes – for bridal party, underwear for bride, old new borrowed blue
  • Jewellery – decide bridal party jewellery
  • Suits and shoes – groom and groomsmen
  • Gifts / Favours – pick out favours for guests, prepare them for day, bridal party gifts
  • Tables and chairs – organise if not with venue
  • Silverware and plates – organise if not with venue
  • Registry – register for gifts
  • Invites – save the dates, then official invites with links to registry
  • Personal touches – things like disposable cameras guests can take photos with
  • Guestbook – for guests to sign on the day
  • Officiant – book, finalise readings for ceremony,
  • Wedding license – have this for the day, check with officiant
  • Photographer – research and book, decide
  • Music – Band or DJ, make a playlist for when they aren’t working
  • MC – pick or book, give them timeline for speeches and events of reception
  • Entertainment – optional but recommend during reception and cocktail hour
  • Accommodation – for out of town guests
  • Amenities – if your venue doesn’t have them eg portable bathrooms
  • Day of timeline – to give to your MC, your officiant, and your venue
  • Rehearsal venue and meal – pick and book
  • Bachelorette / Bachelor party – advise guest list and dates for whoever is throwing
  • Menu cards – print for the tables
  • Booze – make sure there is lots
  • Assign seating – for the reception
  • Delegate day of tasks – make bridal party your cheap slaves

If you do all of these things, then you should be set!

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