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