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Guide to wedding planning

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Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. With so many things to consider and details to plan, it's easy to get lost in the process. That's why having a wedding planning checklist can be a lifesaver. Here's a comprehensive checklist to help you stay organized and on track.

12-18 Months Before the Wedding:

☐ Set the date and time

☐ Determine your budget

☐ Book the ceremony and reception venues

☐ Draft the guest list

☐ Hire a wedding planner (if desired)

☐ Choose your wedding party

☐ Research and book vendors for catering, photography, videography, music, and flowers

9-12 Months Before the Wedding:

☐ Choose your wedding dress and accessories

☐ Order your bridesmaids' dresses and groomsmen's attire

☐ Decide on a color scheme and theme

☐ Send save-the-date cards to your guests

☐ Book accommodations for out-of-town guests

☐ Register for gifts

6-9 Months Before the Wedding:

☐ Finalize the guest list

☐ Order invitations and other stationary

☐ Hire a wedding officiant

☐ Book transportation for the wedding day

☐ Plan the ceremony and reception details

☐ Schedule hair and makeup trials

3-6 Months Before the Wedding:

☐ Send out invitations

☐ Purchase wedding rings

☐ Finalize the menu and cake

☐ Purchase wedding favors and décor

☐ Plan the rehearsal dinner

1-3 Months Before the Wedding:

☐ Apply for a marriage license

☐ Confirm all vendor contracts

☐ Schedule final dress fitting

☐ Create a wedding day timeline

☐ Finalize seating arrangements

☐ Purchase any last-minute items

1 Week Before the Wedding:

☐ Pack for the honeymoon

☐ Confirm final details with all vendors

☐ Confirm transportation for the wedding day

☐ Rehearse the ceremony

On the Wedding Day:

☐ Get ready and enjoy the day!

☐ Have a backup plan in case of any unexpected changes

☐ Take time to enjoy the special moments with your partner and loved ones

This checklist is just a guide, and you may need to adjust it based on your specific wedding plans and timeline. Remember to stay flexible and have fun throughout the process. With careful planning and attention to detail, your wedding day will be everything you've dreamed of and more.

I hope this helps with your wedding planning! I'd love to hear about your wedding plans and progress - drop me a message on socials or an email and we can get chatting!

Chloee x

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