Aug 13

The Important Countdown Timetable – Wedding Planner

The Important Countdown Timetable
12 months to go
• Check legal implications of a civil partnership
• Create a wish list
• Celebrate your decision – organize the engagement party
• Set a maximum budget
• Work out a timetable
• Consider using a wedding planner

11 months to go
• Think about themes
• Choose a venue
• Give notice of your Civil Partnership at your local registry office (England, Wales and Northern Ireland only)
• Look at catering options

10 months to go
• Send out ‘save the date’ cards
• Take out wedding insurance
• Sort out legal and financial administration

9 months to go
• Book your honeymoon
• Sort out stationery
• Look into gift lists

8 months to go
• Sort out catering arrangements
• Book a marquee, if needed

7 months to go
Book: – Photographers
– Videographers
– Website designers

6 months to go
• Book: – Musicians
– Entertainers
– Toastmasters
– Blessing celebrants
• Order your cake
• If having outfits made, visit tailor/dressmaker

5 months to go
• Book: – Transport
– Decorations
– Flowers

4 months to go
• Buy/organize: – Outfits
– Accessories
– Rings

3 months to go
• Give notice of your Civil Partnership at your local registry office (Scotland only)
• Prepare mentally and physically for the day
• Send out invitations
• Organize readings, speeches and roles
• Prepare detailed plans for the day

2 months to go
• Organize stag dos or hen nights
• Sort out any necessary visas or medication for honeymoon

1 month to go
• Confirm with suppliers
• Confirm arrangements for honeymoon
• Meet registrar
• Book beauty treatments
• Liaise with attendants
• Practice speeches, dances, etc.
• Sort out household arrangements while away

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