Your wedding is undoubtedly the most important and awaited day of your life. And while it triggers an adrenaline rush, the responsibility of getting everything organized on time is a constant cause of concern. Here is a wedding planning checklist, keep ticking off all the essentials. You may start with hiring a wedding planner or decide to plan your own wedding.
Six to Twelve Months Before the Wedding
- Close the Budget Call
As soon as you finalize the date for the most awaited day of your life the biggest concern remains to be the budget. How much to spend, where to spend, and when to spend are some of the questions that need your utmost attention in the initial phase of planning your wedding. Select the most essential expenses and decide a figure for your wedding.
- Finalize Your Guest List
List into categories – close relatives and friends, office colleagues, neighbors, and mutual friends or acquaintances. Think of an approximate number of guests you would want to have at your wedding before you start with the list.
- Look for the perfect Wedding Venue and Book It
Since having an extravagant wedding has become such a common phenomenon, there’s hardly any possibility of getting the best venue since most of the people book their wedding venues months in advance. So, make sure you start scouting for your exotic wedding destination at least 10 to 11 months in advance.
- Look for The Latest Trends
Be it your outfits, wedding themes, invitation cards, or photography, there’s an ever-changing trend for everything when it comes to weddings. This is the best time to research as you might just come across something that would grab your attention at first glance and turn your wedding into the most unique affair ever!
Three to Five Months Before the Wedding
- Get Your Wedding Invitation Ready
Everything from the color of your invite to its design and content matters, and so it’s the best time to finalize the look and feel of your wedding invite.
- Book Your Photographer and Videographer
Booking a photographer and videographer for your D-day is certainly the most important thing on your checklist!
- Book A DJ And Other Performers For Entertainment
There is no wedding that is ever complete without good music and some entertainment. Get your hands down on the list of the best bands available, and book one well in time.
- Book Your Mehendi Artist
An Indian wedding preparation is incomplete without the traditional mehendi, don’t forget to book good artists since there would be no pictures your hands can escape.
- Get Your Makeup Artist On Board
Another significant task is choosing your makeup artist, because this is the best time to book your pre bridal or groom package at the salon, and a makeup artist for the main ceremonies.
- Start Planning Your Honeymoon
Look up for the destinations, finalize the ones that you really dream about going to, and check out the places and things to do there.
- Shop for Your Wedding Rings And Jewelry
Buying wedding rings and jewelry is one of the most important tasks on your marriage checklist, obviously because it needs a lot of time and patience.
- Book Accommodation for Your Guests
It’s time to book a good and comfortable accommodation for your guests. Find out good hotels and guest houses that provide friendly hospitality and amenities to assure your guests get the maximum comfort. Also, make sure that the accommodation is near the wedding venue.
Two Months Before the Wedding
- Book Your Honeymoon
Just two months to go for your wedding, and this is the best time to book everything from flights to hotels for your honeymoon.
- Send Out Your Wedding Invites
This is the ideal time to send out invites to your friends and family. Check the invite, get the respective names printed, and mail them to your guest list right away!
- Schedule Your Pre-wedding Shoot
It’s time to break the internet with your pre wedding pictures and remind everyone to save the date!
- Book an Officiant
Discuss all the requirements for your wedding with the officiant, and book him for the day before he gets too caught up with the wedding season.
One Month Before the Wedding
- Shop for your honeymoon – This is the perfect time to choose your outfits. Make sure to take the climate into account while choosing.
- Check with all vendor – Check with everyone who is involved with the different arrangements for your destination wedding. Make sure everything is in place.
- Try Your D-Day Attire
Wear your outfit and put on your shoes for a final trial to see if you need any alterations at all. If not, you’re ready to turn heads!