Wedding Dzine Wedding Planning checklist – 1 year in advance

To most brides, the solution to have the perfect wedding day is to hire a wedding planner. But if you have decided to organize the big day yourself, then please have a look at the Wedding Dzine checklist that the team has put together to help you.

Decide on the wedding location, the theme and budget available. This discussion might be the most difficult one but once it is out of the way, you will be able to move forward. Some wedding venues are very popular and will also ask for a deposit upfront. So this is why discussing the budget first is always a good idea.

Decide on your honeymoon location…Because you might decide to go abroad and some very romantic places can also be in high demand, and expensive. You can then buy the foreign currency when the exchange rate is most favorable. Not very romantic but very practical. Book in advance if you are on a budget too…you might be able to get a good deal and book your dream honeymoon without breaking the bank.

Choose your bridesmaid(s) if they don’t already know…And ask your future husband to choose his best man. They will play an important role in the wedding preparation so it is best to let them know well in advance so they can also get organized. With a lot more people living abroad or busy building their career, it is nice if you can give them enough notice.

Write down your guest list, discuss it with your respective families and husband to be. The list doesn’t have to be finalized at this stage but this will allow you to come back to it quite a few times, to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anyone.

Find the perfect photographer: wedding pictures will be treasured forever, so finding the best photographer is as important as finding the perfect wedding venue and wedding dress. One of the reason why some wedding pictures are not all they should be is because a bride (or groom) had to hire a photographer at the last minute. Good professional photographers can be booked well in advance, so you need to make it a priority!

And we have kept the most exciting task last: start looking for your wedding dress. Even though you might have a style in mind, if you start looking early, you will have plenty of time to choose or even change your mind. Also, the most sophisticated dresses require a proper fitting. It will be a lot less stressful if you leave plenty of time in between.

Contact our team today to book your fitting. They will be on hand to help you take a decision. They also give you the best advice to get your wedding organized.