Sometimes it’s good to go back to basics, and so to help all you wedding planning couples out there, we’ve written this useful wedding to do list, with a timeline so you can be sure you’re up to date with everything!
Two years to up to 9 months before the wedding
Start a Pinterest account. It’s free, easy and a really good way to have a visual “scrapbook” of ideas and inspiration for your big day. You can keep boards secret so your wedding planning is private and you can invite others to share your mood boards privately and contribute to them. Of course, you can also keep a folder of magazine pages but Pinterest is great because you can do it on the move
Work out your wedding budget. It’s really important that you get this sorted early on so you don’t overspend or scrimp when you don’t need to. We’ve a useful article on planning your wedding budget here. It’s going to affect everything, from how many people you invite, where you get married, how many bridesmaids you have, the style of day and of course, what you wear!
Once you have worked out your budget, start thinking about dates
Sort out transport. If you’re marrying in a city centre and having the reception somewhere else, a coach is an excellent way to transport guests so they don’t have to worry about parking cars. Even if you can walk to the reception, the oldies often need help and may appreciate a lift
Think about the timeline of your day, when the hairdresser will arrive, when you leave for the ceremony, when you cut the cake etc.
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Four months before
Check the wedding invitations
Choose and order your wedding cake
Buy your wedding shoes and wear them in (gently) around the house on carpet. You may need to practice wearing them!