It’s only when you begin to organise your wedding that you’ll realise the overwhelming amount of things that need to be looked after. Everything from the venue right down to the guest favours must be planned, arranged and organised by you.

For that reason, one of the most useful things you can use when organising your wedding is a wedding planning checklist. This ultimate planning tool will ensure that you remember to address all the important elements of your big day to make sure that it is a wedding to remember!

Here is our wedding day checklist with some of the most important items that will act as a starting point for your wedding planning journey.

  1. Church/Civil Ceremony Location

The most important element of your big day is the location where your wedding ceremony will be taking place. Whether you are opting for a church wedding or a civil wedding ceremony, you will need to make sure that the location is available for your chosen date.

  1. Legalities

There are a number of legalities that also should be taken care of when you are planning your big day. There is an obligation to notify the appropriate authorities of your intention to marry, which must be completed within a specified period of time before your wedding day.

  1. Wedding Venue

The booking of the wedding venue is another very important element that needs to be given your careful attention. Many popular hotels and country houses will be booked many months and even years in advance. In addition, if you are considering booking a marquee, you will need to give yourself plenty of time to  get any necessary permissions in place. For these reasons, it is worth getting this item ticked off your checklist as soon as possible,

  1. Wedding Party Attire

You’ll soon realise that choosing your wedding dress is one of the most daunting yet most enjoyable aspects of getting married. The dress of your dreams may have to be ordered from abroad or handmade by your favourite dressmaker so make sure that you leave plenty of time for it to arrive and for any necessary alterations to be made. Similarly, your bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s suits may also require ordering and altering so they too should be chosen in plenty of time.

  1. Flowers

While you may not think it, flowers will play a major part in the overall atmosphere of your big day. You will need to organise your bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, buttonholes, flower girls’ posies, floral arrangements for your venue and presentation bouquets.

  1. Photographer

After all the flurry of your wedding day is over, you will want to have some photographic memories of the biggest day of your life. Booking a reliable and professional photographer is the best way to capture your special moments in time so that they can stay with you forever.

  1. Invitations

Given that you must give your guests at least 6-8 weeks’ notice of your upcoming nuptials, you should make sure that you have designed or received your wedding invitations well in advance.

As well as all of the above you’ll have to think about transport, videographers, hairstylists, makeup artists…the list goes on. With all that in mind and following the checklist that’s outlined above, you’ll give yourself the best chance at organising a day to remember – for all the right reasons. Happy planning!