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Wedding Checklist

To help you plan your wedding, Wedding Central has made available a free Wedding Checklist for brides and grooms planning their wedding.

Start your wedding planning with an easy-to-use wedding checklist that will keep you organised and on top of things! Print out the wedding checklists and keep it with you for easy reference.

Download printer friendly Wedding Checklist (18kb pdf file)

THE ENGAGEMENT
Announce your engagement and place announcements in newspaper if desired
Arrange engagment party.
SOON AFTER
Set the wedding date
Establish who is contributing finacially and then set the budget for the wedding
Choose a bridal consultant or wedding co-ordinator. If planning your own wedding go to weddingcentral.com.au 
Appoint offiant and book 
Decide where the wedding ceromony is to be held and book
Write up a guest list and establish numbers
Select where the reception is to be held and book
Plan the style of the wedding (whether it be religious, secular or a theme)
Determine type of entertainment for reception and book
Make a list of necessary hire equipment 
Nominate wedding party 
Comence shopping for a gown or dressmaker and accessories
Shop for grooms suit or tailor and accessories
Look for suits, dresses and acessories for bridal party
Shop for florist and flowers you want 
Decide on transportation (cars, horse and carriage)
Search for a photographer/ videographer that suits your requirement
Plan accommodation for wedding night 
Set your honeymoon destination (  contact travel agents ect)
Organise passports, visas and vaccinations
Arrange leave from work
Keep a scrap book or diary of ideas and samples (nice to have as a momento) 
Start to think about ceremonial vows
Consider pre-marital counselling
Consider wedding insurance
1-3 MONTHS
Make appointment with your wedding officiant and complete the "Notice of Intended Marriage" form asap
Finalise wording on your ceremonial vows
Choose your MC
Shop for or design your wedding rings and order
Design, order or make you wedding invitations 
Buy a guest book
Finalise your guest list
Decide upon a gift registry and compile a gift list
Send your invitations (at least 8 weeks prior)
Start to prepare your bonboniere
Choose the style of cake and book decorator
Make final decisions on all items that need to be ordered and booked if havent done so already
Book your hire equipment
Have fitting for bride, groom and bridal party
Purchase all your wedding acessories
Book your wedding night
Finalise and book your honeymoon 
Consider a hairstylist and makeup artist and book appointment
Consider taking dance lessons
4 WEEKS
Arrange bucks night
Arrange hens night/bridal shower
Have wedding rings engraved
Have hair and make-up trial
3 WEEKS
Make sure that all in the wedding party are aware of what is required of them
Select music for the ceremony
Choose the music for the 'first dance, father and bride dance ect'
Provide a list of music that you would like/not like to have played
Ensure that all honeymoon travel documents are in order ie passport, visa, insurance, travellers cheques
2 WEEKS
Have bucks night
Have hens night/bridal shower
Wedding rehersal
Final fitting for bride and groom
Make sure all wedding attire for bridal party fits properly
Check that you have all your acessories in order
Confirm that all legal documents are in order 'marriage licence' ect
Pack bag/luggage for honeymoon.
Pick up rings
1 WEEK
Pick up or arrange delivery for all wedding attire 
Ensure that all in the bridal parties have what they need
Confirm roles and responsibilites for the day
Inform caterer/reception venue of total guest count and seating arrangements
Confirm all services are booked and all delivery times are established
Write your speeches
WEDDING DAY
Relax and enjoy your wedding day
Remember to bring rings and marriage licence
AFTER THE WEDDING
Name change (drivers license, passport, etc.)
Open joint bank account

Download printer friendly Wedding Checklist (18kb pdf file)

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