Making wedding plans is a huge undertaking, and there are many things to take into account before the big day. This blog is dedicated to helping you plan your dream wedding step-by-step, starting a year before the day of the wedding. From choosing the right wedding venue to colour schemes and food choices this blog has it all! So, if you’re ready to start planning your dream wedding, scroll down for our comprehensive wedding planning checklist.

Preparing for the big day

Wedding planning can be daunting, but by following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a stress-free wedding day. First and foremost, start scouring online resources like Pinterest and Instagram for ideas on how to personalise your wedding day experience. After you have a good idea of when and where the wedding will take place, start looking for venues. Once you have a shortlist, start preparing a budget and plan your wedding timeline. Be sure to keep in mind the time of year, the size of your guest list, and other important details such as the ones we have listed below.

Mere Brook’s Wedding Checklist

12 months+ before the wedding:

  • Fine tune your budget
  • Book church or registrars
  • View and choose venue
  • Set the date
  • Create a wedding website
  • Start researching vendors (e.g. florists, caterers, photographers, DJs)
  • Select your wedding party and let them know their roles
  • Begin the wedding dress search
  • Draft a guest list
  • Book an engagement photoshoot

9 months before the wedding

  • Distribute save the dates
  • Research transport
  • Inform guests of accommodation options
  • Start thinking about style and décor
  • Shortlist wedding breakfast menu

3-6 months before the wedding

  • Send out wedding invites, remember to include an RSVP
  • Bridesmaid dress fittings
  • Groom and Groomsmen suit fittings
  • Choose wedding rings
  • Book honeymoon
  • Wedding cake tasting & choosing wedding cake
  • Book hair and makeup
  • Choose bridal accessories
  • Plan for any furniture/décor rentals
  • Create a wedding day schedule
  • Update wedding website
  • Liaise with florists

1-2 months to go

  • Fine tune seating plan and place cards
  • Wedding favours
  • Purchase bridal party and groomsmen gifts
  • Final dress fittings
  • Finalise the menu with caterers
  • Confirm music selection
  • Hair and make-up trials
  • Book Manicure/Pedicure
  • Finalise timings for florists’ delivery
  • Write vows/speeches
  • Choose wedding hashtag and encourage guests to use it on the day

1 week to go

  • Finalise ceremony details with officiant
  • Have a wedding rehearsal
  • Inform wedding party of the schedule
  • Pack for the honeymoon
  • Relax and enjoy your special day

After reading all the details we have shared above, you can safely say that planning a wedding is not as daunting as one may think. All you need to do is follow the tips we mentioned in this article and start enjoying your special day!

Here at Mere Brook House, we are happy to help out with all the steps of your wedding planning process. Do email us today with any queries regarding your wedding and see how our experts can make it a stress-free experience for you!

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