There may seem like a million things to do, but with the help of our handy checklist, you won’t forget a thing

 

12 MONTHS TO GO:

• Decide how much you want to spend and what kind of wedding you want.

• Set the date and book the ceremony and reception venues.

• Take out wedding insurance.

• Book your photographer, caterer and a band or DJ for the reception.

 

10 MONTHS TO GO:

• Choose your bridesmaids, best man, ushers and other attendants.

• Decide on the rings.

• Book your honeymoon and travel insurance.

• Find a florist.

• Decide on the menu and drinks.

• Choose the bridesmaids’ outfits.

 

8 MONTHS TO GO:

• Discuss readings and music for the ceremony.

• Order your invitations, place cards and other stationery.

• Book your transport.

• Order your cake.

• Choose and order favours for the tables.

 

6 MONTHS TO GO:

• Order the groom and ushers’ outfits.

• Choose gifts for your parents and other members of the wedding party, such as bridesmaids and ushers.

• Order your rings.

• Decide on your order of service.

• Book your hairdresser and make appointments for hair and make-up trials.

 

4 MONTHS TO GO:

• Arrange your hen and stag dos.

• Set up your gift list.

• Have your pre-wedding hair cut and colour and go for your make-up trial.

• If you’re getting married in a church, attend the reading of the banns.

• Arrange a hotel for your wedding night, if needed.

 

2 MONTHS TO GO:

• Send out your invitations.

• Check the rings are sorted.

• Try on your whole outfit and make sure you have everything you need – including jewellery and underwear.

• Book any nail or fake tan appointments.

 

1 MONTH TO GO:

• Chase up any outstanding RSVPs and confirm the final numbers with your caterers.

• Do the seating plan.

• Order honeymoon currency.

• Confirm the shot list with your photographer.

• Wear in your wedding shoes.

• Set up wedding rehearsals.