Guideline for planning a wedding for couples

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9/28/20232 min read

Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially for brides in Ireland. To help you stay organized and ensure nothing is overlooked, here's a comprehensive wedding checklist:

12-18 Months Before:

  1. Set a Budget: Determine how much you're willing to spend on your wedding.

  2. Create a Guest List: Start compiling a list of family and friends you want to invite.

  3. Choose a Date and Venue: Decide on a wedding date and book your ceremony and reception venues.

  4. Hire a Wedding Planner: If you opt for one, hire a wedding planner to help with logistics and coordination.

  5. Photographer/Videographer: Book a professional photographer and videographer for your special day.

  6. Caterer: Select a caterer and discuss menu options and tasting sessions.

9-12 Months Before:

  1. Wedding Dress: Begin your search for the perfect wedding dress and bridal accessories.

  2. Book Entertainment: Secure a band or DJ for the reception, as well as any other entertainment you want.

  3. Florist: Choose a florist to handle your wedding bouquet, centerpieces, and other floral arrangements.

  4. Wedding Officiant: Arrange for an officiant to perform your wedding ceremony.

6-9 Months Before:

  1. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: Select your bridal party and discuss attire.

  2. Invitations: Design and order wedding invitations, RSVP cards, and other stationery.

  3. Hair and Makeup: Book hair and makeup artists for yourself and your bridal party.

  4. Registry: Create a wedding gift registry.

4-6 Months Before:

  1. Wedding Rings: Shop for wedding rings for both you and your partner.

  2. Transportation: Arrange transportation for the wedding day, including for you and your guests.

  3. Cake: Choose a bakery for your wedding cake and decide on the design.

  4. Marriage License: Obtain a marriage license from your local government office.

2-4 Months Before:

  1. Finalize Details: Confirm all vendor bookings and review contracts.

  2. Rehearsal Dinner: Plan and book the rehearsal dinner.

  3. Wedding Favors: Select and order wedding favors for your guests.

1-2 Months Before:

  1. Final Dress Fitting: Attend your final dress fitting.

  2. Seating Plan: Create a seating plan for the reception.

  3. Wedding Programs: Design and print wedding programs.

2 Weeks Before:

  1. Confirm Details: Confirm all arrangements with vendors and the wedding party.

  2. Packing: Start packing for your honeymoon.

1 Week Before:

  1. Beauty Appointments: Get any final beauty treatments and touch-ups.

  2. Emergency Kit: Assemble a wedding-day emergency kit with essentials like safety pins, makeup, and pain relievers.

1-2 Days Before:

  1. Rehearsal: Have a wedding rehearsal to ensure everyone knows their roles.

  2. Final Payments: Confirm payment details with vendors.

On the Wedding Day:

  1. Relax: Try to relax and enjoy your special day. Trust your planning and preparations, and savor every moment.

Remember that this checklist is a general guideline, and you may need to adjust it to suit your specific needs and circumstances. Planning a wedding in Ireland can be a beautiful and memorable experience, and staying organized will help you make the most of it.