What do I have to do and when?

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.


Define Budget


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.


Research Venues

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


Book Venue

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


Research Photographers

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.


Research Videographers

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.


Choose Photographer


Choose Videographer


Book Honeymoon Trip


Appointment with Wedding Dress Designer


Make appointment with Lyrinda from Lou Lous Florist


Book Church


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 Invitations


Choose Transportation


Research Wedding Cakes


Schedule hair Stylist


Schedule makeup Artist


Order a Wedding Cake


Purchase Jewelry


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 Invitations


Choose Thank-you notes


Create your Playlist


Check Passports and documents for Honeymoon


Send/Deliver Invitations


Finalize Menu


Finalize Ceremony


Finish your Seating Plan


Hairstyle Trial


Makeup Trial


Rehersal the Wedding Dance


Choose Ceremony Readings


Finalize Gift Registry


Confirm Date For Bachelorette Party


Write Your Wedding Vows






Week of your wedding