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The final months in the run up to the big day can be a nervous and anxious time when it is easy to overlook essential tasks that need carrying out. The article takes a closer look at the wedding countown and highlights all those things you may otherwise have forgotten.

 

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Wedding Countdown: Around 2 Months Before the Big Day

 

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Do a Double Check
Go through all of the booking you have made so far and check them with a fine tooth comb. Now is perhaps the last time you will have to make any tweaks.

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Beauty Trial #1
Try out some hairstyles and make-up options for your Big Day.

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Suits You
For Groom's and other male members of the wedding party planning on buying bespoke suits, now is the right time to make the purchases.

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The Dreaded Speeches!
Wedding day speeches should start to be written around now.

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Flower & Decor Final Arrangments
Finalise flowers and decorations.

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Wedding Favour Time
Organise favours for the guests and gifts for your parents and Wedding party.


Wedding Countdown: About 4 Weeks Before the Big Day

 

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Civil Ceremony Final Arrangements

If you are having a Civil Ceremony, arrange a second meeting (or simply a phonecall) with the person who will deliver the Service to finalise music, songs, readings and timings.

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Wedding License
If required, buy your wedding licence from the registrar.

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Beauty Trial #2
Final trial of hair and make-up.

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Set out a Timetable

Set out a timetable for the morning of your wedding.

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Invite Chase Up

Chase up any non-responses from guests.

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Final Dress Fittings

Final Fitting of wedding dress.

 

 

 

Wedding Countdown: 2 Weeks Before the Big Day

 

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Confirm final numbers with the venue.

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Try on whole of wedding outfit.

 

 

Wedding Countdown: 1 Week Before the Big Day

 

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For those of you getting married in Church, attend a rehearsal for the ceremony.

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Confirm all bookings and finalise outstanding arrangements.

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Confirm that Bridesmaids and attendants know the timetable for the morning of the wedding.

 

 

 

Wedding Countdown: 1 Day Before the Big Day

 

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Help to decorate the Church and Reception venue.

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Lay out out the Wedding dress and accessories.

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Have a manicure and pedicure (optional of course!)

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Drop off your honeymoon luggage at the Reception venue or the hotel/venue where you will be spending the first night.

 

 

 

Wedding Countdown: The Big Day Itself!

 

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Get married and enjoy yourself!

 

 

For those couples not yet at this stage in the planning process, our wedding timeline article should be of more use. If you are just starting out on your wedding planning journey, be sure to check out our wedding to do list before you go any further.

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Recommended Reading

For those of you wanting to find out more, we've a whole host of other wedding planning articles on our site packed full of expert information and helpful advice, not to mention our online wedding directory that's filled with wedding planners, toastmasters and more.

 
For friendly tips and helpful advice, take a look at our wedding planning forum and budgeting & planning Q&A's or check out the links below.

 


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