The complete wedding checklist

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The complete wedding checklist

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Wedding checklist

The plans of a wedding is fun, after all, you are working towards the wedding day to where it is all about your love and where you will become most connected to each other. However, it planning a wedding can also be very stressful and there is a lot to arrange. Therefore, start about 9 months before the wedding with the plans of your perfect day. Below is a wedding checklist for everything that needs to be done before the wedding!

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9-7 months before the wedding

In the first few months of starting plans only think about the most important things that need to be recorded first. Consider, for example, the wedding date and the wedding location. It is also useful to make a tight schedule and enlist help.

  • Planning (by yourself or with the help of a wedding planner)
  • Budget commitment
  • Setting wedding date
  • Search and book wedding venue
  • Prepare guest list
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7-5 months before the wedding

Now that the most important things have been decided and booked, it is important to inform the guests. Do this as soon as possible so that they can keep this day free. Also, start now with the plans of the decoration and your outfit.

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5-3 months before the wedding

Now the theme is established, it is important to elaborate on it and book everything. It is also time to officially invite all the guests and witnesses to choose from.

  • Sending wedding cards
  • Witnesses questions
  • Bridesmaids questions
  • Define menu
  • Florist books
  • Picking wedding rings
  • Buy decoration articles
  • Photographer books
  • Booking a suite for the wedding night
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3-1 months before the wedding

The wedding is getting closer and closer and it's time for the final touches - think about fitting everything, but also the bachelor party! Fortunately, you don't have to arrange the latter yourself.

  • Hairstyle and practise make-up
  • Wedding dress fit
  • Making table arrangements
  • Starting to break in shoes
  • Vows practice
  • Honeymoon booking
  • Making a script
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1 month to the very day before the wedding

  • Send script
  • Table assignment
  • Getting rings ready
  • Bringing equipment to the site
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Wedding day checklist

The time has come. The big day you have been working towards for so long. All the stuff is ready, all the guests have been invited and now it is time to enjoy. Still, even on the wedding day itself, there are still a few things to be done to keep everything running smoothly. Therefore, here is a wedding checklist on how to get the wedding day can get through without stress and you can enjoy all the beautiful moments.

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In the morning, it is time for preparations.

  • Last items to wedding venue
  • Put on a dress or suit
  • Arranging hair and make-up
  • Getting wedding rings ready
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In the afternoon, it is time for the start of the big day. This is when the ceremony and reception take place and you get married. Also, the pictures made in this part of the day.

  • Entry of guests
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Cutting the cake
  • Bubble blowing
  • Group photos
  • Speeches
  • Photo shoot for the bride and groom
  • Guest book with table
  • Bouquet toss
  • Rest
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The evening is to celebrate happiness! Start with dinner and finish with a party.

  • Entry dinner guests
  • Dinner
  • Stooping
  • Entrance to wedding party
  • Enjoy!
  • Finisher with confetti
  • End
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Checklist for the day after the wedding

Congratulations, you got married! Hope you had a beautiful day with many happy moments and loved ones around you. The honeymoon is meant to enjoy the beautiful day after and embark on a new adventure together. Yet, this is not the only thing left to do after the wedding. Therefore, here is a wedding checklist for the day after the wedding.

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For the wedding, you probably rented several items. These all need to be returned and maybe even paid for. Make sure you arrange all this well and on time, so that you, don't have to worry about this.

  • Pay outstanding bills
  • Return all decorations to their spots
  • Take home all the gifts
  • Take the wedding dress to the dry cleaners
  • Search the best wedding photos out and make a wedding album
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Of course, you want to share the happiness and memories of the wedding with your guests. It is therefore useful to give them access to the pictures and thanking them.

  • Write and send thank-you cards
  • Make wedding photos available to guests
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You are officially married, hooray! So that means you are connected in a way you were not before. You celebrate this together, but you can also make this known through a name change.

  • Officially change your name (if you want to)
  • Check which assets should be in your names
  • Enjoy your honeymoon
  • Enjoy life together!

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About the Author: Justin Manders

Since 2013, I have been working as a professional photographer in the Westland region. I received my training at the fotovakschool and continue to develop myself continuously through continuing education and keeping up with the latest developments in the field of photography. My specialisation lies in capturing wedding reportages, where I know how to capture the unique moments and emotions in a beautiful way. If you have any questions about marriage or photography, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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