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Kate's Wedding Planning Checklist! Check it twice!

Congratulations!!! You're engaged and you've started planning your wedding!

Okay but now you're a little overwhelmed with the task because there's literally SO MUCH TO DO, and some of it you've probably never really thought of!

Well have no fear! I am here!

Actually just my list... I'm a list writer.

Scroll down to see my Wedding Planning Checklist and I've made it downloadable at the very bottom if you like ticking or crossing things off lists!

  • Announce your engagement if you haven't already! YAY!

  • Have an engagement party, cos why not?!

  • Discuss a budget

  • Prepare for said budget to go out the window

  • Write a list of absolutely everyone who is a NON NEGOTIABLE to be at your wedding

  • Set a date

  • Confirm your bridal party! - Cute little gifts and asking is always a plus! -

  • Choose a Ceremony location

  • Pick a Reception venue

  • Write a guest list based on your venue choices and cost

  • DECIDE ON A PHOTOGRAPHER if you haven't already picked me!

  • And a videographer

  • Choose the right celebrant

  • Do you need a caterer?

  • Start a vision board to get ideas of colours and themes

  • Wedding Planners or Stylists are always super helpful if it is in the budget

  • Choose a wedding floral designer

  • Start trying on dresses/pick a suit!

  • Decide on what your bridal party will be wearing

  • Taste test ALL the wedding cakes

  • Send out save the dates

  • Plan your honeymoon!

  • Start searching for accommodation for the night before and night of the wedding for you and the bridal party

  • Finalise your guest list

  • Have your hens & bucks party!!

  • Order wedding bands

  • Book your hair and makeup artist - AND DO A TRIAL! -

  • Choose bomboniere for guests

  • Decide on an MC

  • Make a wedding playlist for the reception - oh make a playlist for the day when you're getting ready -

  • And choose songs for the ceremony, what song will you walk down the aisle to?

  • Speaking of, choose a DJ or band if you want one!

  • Practice your first dance!

  • Finalise your wedding day schedule with all your vendors - if you need help with this click HERE -

  • Discuss wet weather options, but trust the weather gods

  • Organise transport for the wedding day

  • Send out your invitations

  • Write your vows

  • Choose the guests who you want to make speeches - don't open the speeches to everyone unless you want to hear from your drunk family and friends for an hour -

  • ^^Don't forget to tell them

  • Confirm ALL your wedding suppliers

  • Pick up all the things! Dress, rings, suits, etc

  • Buy wedding day Jewellery if you don't already have it

  • Do you need a spray tan? Nails? Haircut? Waxing? All the beauty things! - This includes the boys! -

  • Pack a bag for the night before the wedding

  • Pack a separate bag for the night of the wedding (if you're staying in a different place)

  • Share the wedding day schedule with your bridal party

  • Make sure you have the right underwear - ...Make sure your bridal party have the right underwear (including bras) -

  • This includes the boys... except maybe the bra

  • Drop off anything required to the venues

  • Practice walking down the aisle

  • Oh and practice smiling for your photos!

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~Ta Universe~

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