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A Free, Printable List of the First Items for your Wedding To Do List

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Planning any event can be tricky, but when it comes to a wedding, 'tricky' doesn't even begin to explain things. Half the battle is knowing what needs to be done and when, and this is where our helpful 'wedding to do list' can come in handy. This article takes a closer look at all of the initial aspects that you will need to plan and budget for as you prepare for your big day - print it out and check things off as you go!

 

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Wedding To Do List: First Steps

 

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Get Engaged

If you're not already engaged, get down on one knee now and pop the question before heading any further with our wedding to do list!

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Announce the Engagement

Tell your parents (and other relatives and friends) of your plan to marry. You may also want to consider a formal announcement.

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Celebrate the Engagement

Consider celebrating the engagement in some way - a formal party for all and sundry or a simply romantic meal for two are just 2 of the options.

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Wedding To Do List: ASAP - Ideally 12 Months+ Before the Big Day

 

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Set the Wedding Date

It's pointless planning if you've no date to aim for! After the engagement, make setting the date the #1 priority on your wedding to do list.

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Set a Budget

One of the most important tasks on all of your wedding to do list is to set a budget - without this you could end up being up the creek without a paddle.

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Hire a Wedding Coordinator

Whilst entirely optional, more and more couples are hiring wedding planners to help out on their big day - as a result, the best ones can get booked up early.

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Arrange Wedding Insurance

This is optional, but highly recommended in our opinion. It's never too early to take this out, with many policies providing cover from the day you sign up.

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Set the Theme

As you'll discover, your wedding theme runs through virtually every element of the day - setting this early will make many decisions easier later on.

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Get an Understanding of Guest Numbers

It's never too soon to think about your ceremony, day and evening guest lists as they effect both costs and potential venues. Do this task soon.

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Focus on the Ceremony

Decide on the type of wedding ceremony you would like and begin shortlisting potential venues.

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Spotlight on the Reception

Begin to shortlist reception venues and, where possible, provisionally book up. Where provisional reservations aren't possible, make a firm booking.

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Choose Your Attendants

The Best Man, Bridesmaids, Ushers, Page Boys & Flower Girls all need to be chosen - do this early as some will be helping out from the off.

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Start to Search for the Wedding Dress

It's never too early too begin looking for the perfect gown - armed with your budget and your Chief Bridesmaid, go out and start having fun!

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Book a Photographer
You'll discover that the best wedding photographers get snapped up quickly - pardon the pun. With this in mind, begin your search for one early. 

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Book a Videographer

Many couples will want their special day preserved on film. As with wedding photographers, the best get booked up early, so bear this in mind.

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Wedding To Do List: Ideally Around 12 Months Before the Big Day

 

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Give Notice

For Civil Weddings or Partnerships, give notice at all the necessary Register Offices and begin discussing your plans/options for readings, music and songs.

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Book the Church

In the case of religious weddings, book the Church and meet with the officiant to discuss options for music, hymns & readings.

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Firm up on Reservations

Once you have confirmation that the marriage officiant, service and reception venues are all available, make firm any provisional reservations.

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Choose the Colour Scheme

Many of the remaining wedding to do list tasks will be influenced by colour - knowing your colour scheme up front will be a big help later on.

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Save the Date!

Some couples these days opt to send out 'Save the Date' cards to definite invitees. If you're one of these couples, order and issue them now.

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Begin the Bridesmaid Dress Hunt

Now you know who the bridesmaids will be and what colours they are likely to be wearing, it's time to make an initial foray to shop for dresses.

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Once these initial tasks are complete, it's time to commence with the next batch of goodies. For a heads-up on what's next on the wedding to do list, check out this article.

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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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