Countdown To Your Wedding


As soon As Possible

  • Visit the Clergyman, registry office or marriage celebrant.
  • Determine the number of guests you can accommodate.
  • Plan reception and make venue booking or arrange marquee hire and catering arrangements.
  • Book your church.
  • Make transport arrangements.
  • Book the photographer and videographer.
  • Arrange music for the church.
  • Book Poole’s of Music for musical entertainment at your reception.
  • You and your fiance should make up guest lists.
  • Make your honeymoon reservations.
  • If your honeymoon is overseas. obtain passports etc.
  • Arrange flowers with the florist.
  • Arrange reception decorator.
  • Choose and order your wedding cake.
  • Select your wedding rings.
  • Make hairdressing nails and makeup appointments.
  • Order brides and bridesmaids dresses.
  • Order your wedding invitations.
  • Compile gift register.

3 Months Before

  • Mothers should choose their outfits.
  • Visit your doctor to discuss family planning and vaccinations required if having an overseas honeymoon.
  • Visit your dentist.
  • Pick up your wedding stationery from the printer.

2 Months Before

  • Arrange church rehearsals.
  • Check on wedding rings.
  • Send out wedding invitations.
  • Arrange accommodation for out of town guests.
  • Bride - choose gift for groom and attendants.
  • Groom - choose gift for bride, bestman and groomsmen.
  • Groom and attendants should have suits hired.
  • Give ‘Notice of Intent to Marry’ to your celebrant. This must be done one month and one day before the wedding, but no more than 3 months in advance.

6 Weeks Before

  • Check the caterer if the reception is at home.
  • Check suppliers of cutlery, crockery, chairs etc. etc.
  • Order wines, spirits and softdrinks.
  • Check with the florist.
  • Complete trousseau and plan honeymoon clothes.
  • Check honeymoon luggage requirements.

4 Weeks Before

  • Insure wedding gifts.
  • Plan bridal showers, hen nights and bucks parties.
  • Confirm arrangements with your wedding celebrant, minister or priest.
  • Have your hair styled using your bridal hair piece.
  • Have a test run with your makeup lady.
  • Final fitting of your wedding dress and also bridesmaids outfits.
  • Have a top-to-toe beauty treatment.
  • Start to write thank you notes for gifts as they arrive.

2 Weeks Before

  • Ensure that the wedding party is familiar with all plans, procedures and duties expected of them.
  • Arrange press announcements.
  • Have all clothing ready to pack.
  • Confirm numbers, menus etc with caterers.
  • Confirm wedding day appointments with hairdresser & makeup lady
  • Arrange seating plans for reception, write place cards.
  • Arrange appointment for your Bridal Bouquet to be preserved after your wedding

1 Week Before

  • Finalise details with the church, reception venue, photographer, florist, transport etc. etc.
  • Pack for your honeymoon.
  • Have a wedding rehearsal.
  • Check that all guests have transport to and from the church and the the reception.
  • Make up an emergency kit for the day that your mother can carry with her.
  • Make sure your travel documents are all in order and that you have your traveller’s cheques for your trip.

On The Day

  • Try to keep to time.
  • Don’t forget the wedding rings

And have a lovely day!

Contact Details

Mobile: 0439 759 975
PO Box 3801,
Hermit Park, 4812
ABN - 97 132 979 256