The complete wedding checklist

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Published On: 29-10-2022Last Updated: 05-11-2022By Categories: Bruiloft, Tips, Trouwerij plannen, Trouwfotografie0 CommentsTags: ,

The complete wedding checklist

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Wedding checklist

Planning 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 planning your perfect day about 9 months before the wedding. Below is a wedding checklist for everything that needs to be done before the wedding!

9-7 months before the wedding

In the first few months when you start planning, you only think about the most important things that need to be fixed first. For example, think about 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

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 planning the decoration and your outfit now.

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

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! Luckily, 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

1 month to the very day before the wedding

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

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. Yet even on the wedding day itself, there are still a few things that need to be done to make sure everything runs smoothly. Therefore, here is a wedding checklist on how to get through the wedding day stress-free and enjoy all the beautiful moments.


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


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. Photos are also taken during 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


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

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.


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


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 photos and thank them.

  • Write and send thank-you cards
  • Make wedding photos available to guests


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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Published On: 29-10-2022Last Updated: 05-11-2022By Categories: Bruiloft, Tips, Trouwerij plannen, Trouwfotografie0 CommentsTags: ,
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About the Author: Justin Manders

Westland-based professional photographer since 2013. Graduated from photography school and still learning. Feel free to ask me anything about wedding and photography.

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