Wedding Timeline

So you’re engaged … what does your wedding timeline look like?

  • Engagement

    Congratulations, you're newly engaged and you'll be itching to share your good news. Send your engagement party invitations and celebrate with your friends and family

  • Choose a date

    It's such an exciting time! Choosing your date is one of the first thing you need to do, you may have to do this alongside choosing the venue.

  • Decide a budget

    Set out your wedding budget right at the start as it's all too easy to get carried away with all the excitement.

  • Choose a venue for the ceremony and reception

    Getting the venue for the wedding ceremony and the reception confirmed enables you to proceed with all your other wedding planning.

  • Choose a photographer

    Photographers get booked up many months in advance so be sure to book your preferred wedding photographer as soona syou can.

  • Choose colours, themes and style of the day

    So one things are booked it's time to get creative. Choose the style of your big day, once this is done you can start looking at the little details.

  • Start dress shopping!

    If you've been dreaming of your wedding dress for years then your dream is coming true. Start your search early some dresses take a few months before they're ready.

  • Send 'Save the Dates'

    Make it official and help the guests keep the date free and send your 'Save the Dates'

  • Select your 'Bridal Party' eg bridesmaids, best man, etc

    It's time for those Bridesmaids proposals. Select your bridal party wisely as they'll give you all the support you'll need on the big day.

  • Plan Wedding Decorations

    Have fun shopping for the little details that are going to make your big day that extra bit special.

  • Choose your Florist

    Florists get very busy during wedding season, make sure that you've got your preferred florist booked in for your special day.

  • Organise caterers if required

    Time for tasting food, selecting the caterer and booking them for the big day.

  • Choose your wedding cake baker

    More tasting! Select your favourite cake maker and book them well in advance.

  • Finalise the guest list

    Time races along, it's time to finalise and decide your wedding guest list according to your numbers.

  • Organise the details of the wedding ceremony

    Make sure that all the wedding ceremony details are organised well ahead of time.

  • Organise and book a honeymoon

    If you're planning on a honeymoon then make sure you've booked this by 9 months ahead of the big day.

  • Organise the groom's outfit and those of the bridal party

    Make sure that the bridal party have all their outfits in hand and that the gents are suited and booted.

  • Choose and purchase accessories

    Time to organise all the accessories like shoes, clutch bags and anything else you're planning to use on the big day.

  • Choose any music for the ceremony and/or reception

    Select your favourite music for the ceremony and some old favourites that will guarantee to get your guests up on the dance floor.

  • Set up a gift list

    Decide what you're doing for gifts and organise your gift list if necessary.

  • Order your wedding invitations and day stationery (or our DIY materials)

    Select your wedding stationer or if you're planning DIY wedding invitations then it's time to get creative!

  • Book your wedding cars

    Whether you want a horse drawn carriage, tractor or limo to take you to the wedding ceremony then make sure it's hired now.

  • Proof stationery or begin to DIY you wedding stationery

    Proofread your wedding invitations very carefully ensuring that all the details, names and spellings are correct.

  • Decide on your wedding make up

    Check the style of hair and make up you want on the big day and allow plenty of time for rehearsals.

  • Send your wedding invitations to your guests

    Once your wedding invites are in the post it feels like it's really going to happen. Make sure you check the postage rate for this precious post.

  • Organise your day stationery

    If you're making your own day stationery then this is the time to get crafting!

  • Plan you seating plan

    It might be one job you'd rather put off! Get your seating plan sorted and you can then relax and enjoy the rest of your wedding planning!

  • Coordinate your wedding RSVP's

    At this stage you'll be gathering your RSVP cards and determinimg your final numbers.

  • Choose your wedding rings

    One of the most romantic things for you to do a a couple, choose and purchase your wedding rings.

  • Finalise your wedding menu

    Make sure the caterers or venue have everything in hand and confirm any outstanding details.

  • Aim to finise your wedding DIY

    Time to tie up all the loose ends, make sure your day stationery is in hand and finish any outstanding wedding DIY.

  • Confirm final numbers and the seating plan

    Confirm the final numbers and finalise your seating plan.

  • Definitely complete any wedding DIY!

    Last chance to complete any last minute wedding DIY!

  • Confirm all suppliers

    Confirm all your suppliers, check everything is in hand, it's now time for you to start to think about yourself and enjoy the build up to your big day.

  • Relax

    Relax and enjoy the build up to the big day!

The Big Day
  • Don't forget to say thank you!

    After the most amazing day and, even though you're still walking on air, don't forget to say thank you to those who helped make it so special!