There is so much to organise and decide on for your special day, at times it can get overwhelming, confusing and make you wish you were eloping. What we have done is put together a list of important thinks for your wedding and a rough timeline as to when you should have them completed by.
We have included some businesses/people we would recommend you use.
Set the date and time
Take into consideration travel time and traffic.
Decide on Wedding Theme
There are many different themes these days, and a variety of different websites, magazines and blogs that can provide you with an array of different options that can inspire you. Choose a theme that you want, and that expresses your personality.
Take into consideration that you cannot predict the weather so have a plan for sun and for rain. Lighting also needs to be considered for your photography
Start Guest List
Some venues thesedays have the ability to have the ceremony and the reception at the same place. Transportation/parking needs to be considered for getting to venues, between venues, and also at the end of the night to their accomodation/home.
Look for a Wedding Caterer
Do you want sit down catering? Cocktail food? Buffet?
Research Wedding Dresses
Everygirl has dreampt of their Wedding Dress, and maybe you have an idea of what you want. Today there are affordable options to having custom designed dressed from scratch. We recommend 'One Trick Pony' in Ballarat.
Choose the officiant
Decide on type of reception
Choose a caterer
Look at folios, talk to friends and family for their reccomendations. Find wedding photography you like and see if they think they will be able to do something similar at your venue or know of another photography venue close by.
Do you want a videographer? Or do you have an uncle or cousin that knows how to use and has a personal video camera?
Decide on a honeymoon Trip
Take into concideration peek and off-peek periods (its different everywhere).
Research DJ's and bands
Check out a few local bands and pubs that have live music.
Book Honeymoon Trip
Appointment with Wedding Dress Designer
Make appointment with Lyrinda from Lou Lous Florist
Check legal or religious requirements
Select wedding party
Best man, maid of honor, groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girls, page boys.
Choose Music for Ceremony
Book DJ or band
Research Wedding Cakes
Schedule hair Stylist
Schedule makeup Artist
Order a Wedding Cake
Setup Gift Registry
Choose Groom's Suit
Buy Brides Shoes
Buy Grooms Shoes
Dress Fitting #1
Choose Wedding Rings
Dress Fitting #2
Choose Wedding Accessories
Finalize flowers and bouquets with Lou Lou's Florist
Choose Thank-you notes
Create your Playlist
Check Passports and documents for Honeymoon
Finish your Seating Plan
Rehersal the Wedding Dance
Choose Ceremony Readings
Finalize Gift Registry
Confirm Date For Bachelorette Party
Write Your Wedding Vows
Week of your wedding