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It's just a matter of weeks now until your big day, have you remembered everything? We've put together a checklist to make sure you have everything covered in the last month leading up to your wedding...

  • Chase any outstanding RSVPs
  • Finalise table plan and update the venue on numbers, let them know where anyone with special dietary requirements will be sitting
  • Make any final payments with suppliers and confirm details with everyone such as timing, locations, when they can access the venue etc
  • Ensure that the registrar knows the order of service, music, readings, and hymns
  • Have your hair and make-up trial
  • Confirm any hotel bookings for the wedding and honeymoon
  • Ensure transportation is booked and confirm timings on the day and who is travelling with who
  • Finalise the music for the day, whether it requires speaking to suppliers or updating playlists on your ipod

  • Order any last minute decorations and ensure that the person styling the room knows how you want it to look
  • Purchase any remaining bridal accessories
  • Ensure all stationery is printed including order of service, place cards and menus
  • Send your photographer a list of 'must have' shots
  • If you want to reserve rows of seats in your ceremony for family members, talk to your venue about creating reserved signs
  • Book any necessary spa treatments and beauty treatments ahead of your day
  • If you're having a Toastmaster, go through the order of the day and share any key information they'll need to know
  • Assemble favours and wrap gifts for wedding party

  • Organise place cards into envelopes with the table names/numbers on e.g. put all the guests sitting on the top table in one envelope, guests sitting at table 2 in another. Try to put them in the order that you want the guests to be sat around the table
  • Make sure the groom, father of the bride and best men have their speeches ready
  • Have your final dress fittings and any last minute alterations, and arrange pick up
  • Accept help from friends and family, they'll be happy to take the load off
  • Ensure the men have their suits and accessories, and arrange collection if hiring
  • If you're leaving for your honeymoon shortly after the wedding, pack your cases and make sure you have your passports ready
  • If you do manage to sleep the night before, set your alarm, in fact, set a couple!
  • ENJOY YOUR WEDDING DAY - de-stress and enjoy every second!