The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Just got engaged and don’t know where to start with the wedding planning? We know firsthand that here can be so much to think about when planning a wedding, it can almost seem overwhelming! But give yourself enough time, and an itemised checklist, and you’ll keep it all under control. We’ve got you covered, check out our list below…

Take a moment to celebrate and throw an engagement party

Settle on a budget

Gather names and addresses for the guest list

Narrow down 3-5 dates

Hire a wedding planner

Research and visit wedding venues

Create a wedding website

Finalise wedding date

Reserve venue

Book your celebrant / officiant

Choose your wedding party

Book your photographer

Book your videographer

Enjoy your engagement shoot

Book florist

Book entertainment

Book catering

Reserve accommodation

Wedding dress shopping

Choose colour palette

Shop for wedding party outfits

Wedding dress fittings

Order invitations

Book cars and transportation

Book hair and makeup

Purchase wedding insurance

Shop for accessories

Set up gift options

Plan and book honeymoon

Send out save the dates

Research and order cake

Meet with celebrant/officiant

Research and order favours

Book rehearsal dinner venue

Purchase wedding bands

Bachelor/ette planning

Book wedding night accommodation

Work with florist on flowers

Decide on a playlist for the ceremony and reception

Make a rental item arrangements

Send wedding invitations

Finalise menus with caterers

Obtain marriage license

Confirm ceremony order

Begin writing vows

Bridal party, parent gifts

Order menu cards

Purchase / hire wedding decor

Finalise full day timetable

Order rehearsal dinner invitations

Schedule hair trial

Schedule makeup trial

Finalise seating arrangements

Confirm details with vendors

Order wedding programs

Order thank you notes

Confirm honeymoon bookings

Track RSVPs and follow up

Send out vendor payments

Wet weather contigency plan

Send shot list to photographer

Organise guest book

Organise small decor

Confirm final florals with florist

Give out final schedule

Confirm guest count with caterer

Confirm vendor arrival times

Break in shoes

Waxing/threading appointments

Finalise your vows

Give rings to the best man

Manicure & pedicure

Attend rehearsal & dinner

Drink lots of water

Finish packing for the honeymoon

Practice your vows



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