The Ultimate Honeymoon-Planning Checklist and Timeline

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Have the budget conversation with your fiancé and your parentsl Fix a date and time, and decide on guest numbersl Hire a wedding planner if you want onel Book your date with ceremony and reception venuesl Buy wedding insurance, Time to order your wedding cakel Book transport to your wedding venue and on to the reception for you, your parents and attendants.

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Don’t forget to book your getaway car to take you to your first-night hotel, or to the airportl Choose and order your favoursl If you’re getting married in a church, discuss your choice of readings with the minister or priest, and music with the musiciansl If you’re opting for a civil ceremony, find out what readings and music you are permitted to havel Order invitations and envelopes, then get menus and place cards printed once you’ve finalised those detailsl Send out save the datesl Book your photographer and videographer (check whether photos can be shot in the venue)l Book your band or DJl Make appointments to try on dresses!l Pick your bridesmaids – and get him to choose his best man and ushersl Choose your dress.

Allow at least six months for made-to-measurel Start thinking about a honeymoon, including cost, season and flightsl Find a florist and discuss your bouquets, buttonholes and displays. You can finalise details nearer the datel Have a tasting to discuss your menu and drinks order with your catererl Choose and order your bridesmaid dressesl Remind your fiancé to get both his and the ushers’ outfitsl Choose gifts for your mums, the bridal party and any helpersl Pick your wedding ringsl Confirm your order of service with your priest or registrar, then have guest booklets printed.

If you’re having a choir, they’ll need copies, tool Choose a company for your gift list and start compiling your wish list!l Book your pre-wedding hair appointmentsl Have your make-up triall Book a wedding rehearsall If you’re getting married in a church, attend area ding of the banns.

If you’re changing your name, renew your passport now or do it after the honeymoon. The officiating minister or registrar will need to sign the form for youl Get any travel visas or inoculations needed for your honeymoonl Discuss your hen and stag night plans with your friendsMONTHS TO GOSend out invites and keep a list of RSVPsl Check your fiancé has sorted out the rings, his wedding suit and the first-night hotell Try on your whole outfit.

Forgotten anything? Get itl Book any other beauty treatments you might need (nails, fake tan etc)MlONTH TO GODiscuss your playlist with your band or DJl Order any foreign currency you need for your honeymoonl Chase any RSVP stragglersl Go on your hen and stag nights – it’s time to party!l Book your final haircut and colour appointmentsl Confirm final numbers with your venue and catererl Discuss your shot list/brief with your photographer

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