This month we've got Weddings fever! Read out feature on Perthshire Weddings for our pick of the best local venues and suppliers, check out our weddings directory for everyone's contact details, or enter our amazing competition to WIN a workshop at Byers & Co to make your own wedding rings!!
Among the many happy memories you will create in your life, your wedding day will be one of the best. A moment you will remember and treasure forever, its one of those occasions even the most relaxed among us wants to be perfect.
Before you even tip your toe into the budget, it's time to take stock, focus on what's important to you, look at what needs doing, and divvy up the jobs.
We're here to help you start your wedding planning now with an easy-to-use wedding checklist that will keep you organised and on top of things in the months to come!
Decide on a date
Agree a budget and who is paying for what
Choose your wedding ceremony style and theme
Make a first draft of your guest list
Choose maid of honor, bridesmaids and best men
Book the ceremony venue/registrar/minister/celebrant
Book the photographer / videographor
Order your wedding cake
Choose your wedding dress
Order grooms' outfit
Look at ourfits for the rest of your wedding party
Choose/order wedding rings
Decide on Order Of service. Arrange printed sheets
Order flowers (bouquets/button holes/sprays)
Book your wedding car
Design & order invitations - include directions and accommodation suggestions tor guests
Decide on a wedding gift list or fund (e.g. honeymoon!)
Book your wedding night accommckdation
Send out invitations
Draw up seating plan for reception
Book hair, beauty and make-up
Arrange Hen/Stag party
Purchase gifts for wedding party
Arrange transport between venues
Organise wedding insurance - does home insurance cover your new gifts?
Arrange for someone to take core of children if necessary
Notify banks etc of your charge of surname
Check passports are in date
Buy going away outfits. honeymoon clothes ard luggage
Prepare speeches tor reception
Arrange thank you cards
Discuss and finalise menus
Arange dress fittings
Try Out various hair and make-up looks
Review and confirm numbers/seating plan
Buy a guest book
Organise rehearsal for wedding ceremony
Dress fitting and confirm collection date
Book final hair appointment
Finalise seating plan
Make final checks on all arrangements - photographer, band, cake, etc.
Make a detailed list of everything to be collected or delivered in the next few days and delegate as much as possible!
Have a final hair and make-up practice
Reconfirm final number with your caterer
Pick up your wedding gown, bridesmaids’ dresses and suits for groom and ushers
Relax and enjoy your special day!