Wedding planning? As far in advance you plan every supplier

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Wedding planning? As far in advance you plan every supplier

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A bride in The Hague puts on her make-up in front of a mirror.

How long does planning a wedding take?

A wedding plans takes time. It is by no means exceptional to spend more than a year engaged to be for the wedding day dawns. Below, we discuss the most important things that need to be arranged before the wedding.

How soon can you get married?

If you want to get married as soon as possible today, it will take at least two weeks. This is because the betrothal takes two weeks.

We had the opportunity to experience this ourselves at a wedding. It was almost a complete wedding. Even the wedding dress had been arranged. The only thing not arranged were the wedding rings, which the bride and groom had from a toy machine.

If you want to be well ahead of time, these are the times you can stick to:

A bride dresses for her wedding in a hotel room, wedding plans

Wedding dress purchase

Picking a wedding dress do you minimum 10 months for your wedding day. This sounds like an ample timeframe, but it is necessary to order your dream dress made-to-measure and (possibly) altered. If you pick a dress last-minute, you have less choice, fewer sizes and no room for alterations.

A man in a blue suit poses for a photo at a wedding.

Picking a wedding suit

The groom also needs a nice outfit. Take plenty of time for this too, and choose the suit at least 7 months before the wedding so that the suit can be custom ordered at your wedding plans

A wedding ceremony set up on the beach.

Arrange wedding location

The wedding location book at least 12 to 7 months before the big day arrives. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your chosen venue will already be booked on that day. For this reason, booking a wedding location one of the first things you arrange before the big day.

A black-and-white photograph of a wedding ceremony in a church.

Sending invitations

Send the invitations immediately after capturing the wedding location. The earlier you send out the invitations, the more people can attend the party. It will also give you a quick idea of how many guests will be coming.

A wedding collage of photos of brides and grooms.

Book wedding photographer

A wedding photographer book as soon as possible. Keep at least 7 months in advance to ensure that the photographer has space in his or her calendar. If you look for shorter notice, there is a greater chance that the most experienced wedding photographers will be fully booked.

A woman having her bridal make-up done in front of the mirror.

Hair and make-up

On the wedding day you want to look sparkling. Therefore, look for a good make-up artist and hairdresser in time. Plan at least 5 months schedule an appointment before the big day. You can also schedule a trial appointment to get acquainted with the services offered by the hairdresser or make-up artist. This will ensure that there is a style in between that you like. It is also best for the groom to schedule a hairdressing appointment as soon as possible.

    Description: A long table set up for a wedding party.


Often you book with the wedding location food and drink. However, if you are having a wedding on your own property or in a forest, you do book catering yourself. Do this about 6 months in advance so you can choose from several catering companies.

A bride and groom sit happily on a sofa in a beautifully decorated brick room as they plan their wedding.


A wedding involves flowers. Not only for the bridal bouquet, but also as accessories at the altar or on the tables. This too you arrange such 3 to 4 months in advance.

Description: A three-tiered wedding cake with flowers on top.

Wedding cake

A wedding cake from a pastry chef you order 8 to 9 months for the wedding day. You also plan a tasting session where you taste different cake flavours to find out which flavours you want to incorporate into the cake.

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About the Author: Justin Manders

As wedding photographer Since 2013, I have had the privilege of constantly seeing the most beautiful sides of people. My role is to observe and direct people and moments so that they are remembered in the most enjoyable way. I am always open to a good conversation, so don't hesitate to contact me.

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