UK Wedding Savings – Wedding Checklist

Planning your wedding day can be a stressful time, so we are here to help! This wedding checklist starting from 1 year before the day, will outline all of the things to remember in a simple step by step format, helping you plan your big day.

11 Months.

  • Set a wedding date
  • Create your guest list with daytime and evening guests
  • Agree a budget for the wedding and separate into different categories. For example – Venue, Clothing, Flowers, Cake, Decorations etc.
  • Start looking for your wedding dress
  • Choose your bridesmaids, best man and other members of bridal party

10 Months.

  • Book the Ceremony and wedding reception venue
  • Book a photographer and videographer
  • Book your registrar and wedding licence (or church)
  • Taste and order your wedding cake
  • Book and confirm food packages or caterers with the wedding venue

9 Months.

  • Choose your wedding dress
  • Discuss hair and makeup for yourself and your bridal party
  • Book the florist and organise flowers for the ceremony and reception
  • Choose the bridesmaid’s dresses and men’s suits

8 Months.

  • Organise a wedding Gift list full of ideas for the guests
  • Choose the wedding rings
  • Book transport for you and your guests to and from the venue
  • Discuss the honeymoon and dates
  • Book makeup artist and hair stylist

7 Months.

  • Confirm wedding arrangements for ceremony including the reading and music
  • Reserve accommodation for guests
  • Order wedding invitations and envelopes plus other stationary
  • Order the order-of-service sheets for the ceremony

6 Months.

  • Make sure all of the outfits are organised for the groom, best man and ushers
  • Choose wedding jewellery and accessories for you and your bridesmaids
  • Choose thank-you gifts for your bridesmaids, best man and parents
  • Send out invitations

5 Months.

  • Book the hotel rooms for the night before the wedding
  • Choose your first dance song
  • Think about your table decorations and seating plan

4 Months.

  • Make a list of guests who have RSVP’d
  • Let the venue or caterers know guest numbers and food choices
  • Have a hair and makeup trial for you and your bridesmaids
  • Buy wedding lingerie

3 Months.

  • As wedding presents arrive, begin to create thankyou notes
  • Work out a final seating plan
  • Finalise and book your honeymoon
  • Start to plan stag and hen party

2 Months.

  • Make sure rings, speeches and suits are all finalised
  • Have a final hair, makeup and dress rehersal with bridal party
  • Stag and Hen Celebration

1 Month.

  • Hold a ceremony rehersal
  • Make sure your outfit is complete and comfortable
  • Finalise speeches and best man duties
  • Finalise details with photographer, venue and transport


When you have completed your wedding checklist all of the planning will be worthwhile, we promise! Enjoy your special day x

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