Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding | BIG North Devon Wedding Show

Plan your special day with the help of our wedding planning checklist. Tick off each job as you get closer to your big day! Don’t forget to come along to The BIG North Devon Wedding Show to help tick off some of those items on the list!

12-18 Months

  • Set your budget
  • Decide on your guest list
  • Decide on a church or civil ceremony
  • Choose and book your venue
  • Set your date!
  • Book your church or registrar
  • Arrange a marquee if you need one
  • Take out wedding insurance

9-12 Months

  • Choose Bridesmaids, Best Man and Ushers – read our guide to who does what!
  • Send out Save the Date cards
  • Choose and book your photographer/videographer
  • Get your transport sorted
  • Book your DJ/band
  • Book your caterers and plan your menu
  • Start looking at wedding dresses

6-9 Months

  • Book extra entertainment if needed for example a magician or fireworks
  • Choose and book your florist
  • Choose and book cake maker
  • Order your wedding dress!
  • Buy your shoes, underwear and accessories
  • Order or start making your wedding favours
  • Book hair and make-up

3-6 Months

  • Choose bridesmaids dresses
  • Get your groomswear sorted
  • Buy wedding rings
  • Book honeymoon
  • Book wedding night accommodation
  • Choose readings, poems and hymns
  • Agree your order of service with the vicar or registrar
  • Set up your gift list
  • Start writing your vows

0-3 Months

  • Send out your invites
  • Have your dress fittings
  • Start wearing your shoes in at home
  • Buy gifts for the bridal party
  • Write speeches and thank yous
  • Trim hair and have a hair trial
  • Bridal trial for make-up

Final Week

  • Confirm numbers with caterers and venue
  • Brief bridesmaids and ushers and give them emergency numbers
  • Confirm all the timings with suppliers
  • Pay final balances
  • Collect groomswear (arrange for someone to return it after if you’ve hired it)
  • Collect your wedding dress
  • Have a manicure and pedicure
  • Get plenty of sleep