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Wedding Planning – Check List

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Your wedding Proposal may be taken Place or your Match making has been arranged then it’s time to start planning your wedding. Here we give you a check List to plan your wedding and this will be your ultimate partner in ensuring a grand and well organized wedding.

The sheer number items alone to prepare for a wedding event may make you feel worried or uncomfortable and cause you to have thoughts that you may lose control over the state of your own wedding. Even before you begin, you may already think of the unimaginable and fear the shame that may arise from a badly organized event. Fear not as our wedding planning check list will assist you in all our wedding preparations and help you to make your marriage a grand success.

v  More than 12 Months before wedding


  • Choose a special Date to tie the Knot.
  • Appoint a specialist wedding planner.
  • Decide the number of guest, location and time of day for the wedding.
  • Determine wedding budget and how the expenses will be divided between Groom and Bride.
  • Determine how your wedding Itinerary would look like?
  • Organize a system to track payments made and the party who made payments.
  • Create and consolidate a guest list from both bride and groom side.
  • Determine unavoidable factors which may impact your chosen wedding date (e.g. Weather. Elections etc).
  • Reserve wedding ceremony Site.
  • Reserve wedding reception site.
  • Reserve wedding Photographer.
  • Reserve wedding Videographer.
  • Decide on the matrimonial theme and colour.
  • Order or renew passport & Visa for honeymoon.


v  Between 6 to 12 Months before wedding


  • Reserve your Marriage efficient (Iyer, priest, Minister etc).
  • Reserve wedding ceremony Musicians.
  • Reserve wedding decorator/ florist.
  • Reserve wedding caterer.
  • Reserve  wedding reception entertainers / musicians / DJ
  • Decide who will be your bridesmaids and best men.
  • Decide who will be the master of ceremony.


v  Between 4 to 6 Months before wedding.


  • Reserve rental items needed for the wedding ceremony.
  • Reserve Make-up artist, Hair stylist and Costume stylist.
  • Reserve bridal night suite.
  • Finalize guest list and obtain invitation mail addresses.
  • Decide and purchase wedding card invitations, include map of the site for the wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Create online invitations.
  • Prepare a list of wedding helpers (Gift attendant, reception stage co-ordinator, food & beverage co-ordinator etc.) and their responsibilities.
  • Begin planning for the honeymoon.


v  Between 2 to 4 months before wedding.


  • Reserve wedding Transport including decoration for the wedding car and wedding party entourage.
  • Purchase wedding attire for bride and groom.
  • Purchase wedding attire for bridesmaid, Parents, Brothers, Sisters and Relatives.
  • Decide and purchase party favours, wedding door gifts and gifts for the wedding helpers.
  • Plan activities for our of town guests both before and after wedding.
  • Consider bleaching or cleaning your teeth.


v  Between 6 to 8 weeks before wedding.


  • Mail wedding invitations or E-mail e-invites.
  • Keep track of all invitations. Same list can be used to track gifts received and send thank you notes.
  • Rent or purchase Bridal accessories.
  • Purchase bridal shoes.
  • Purchase jewellery (Thali, Wedding Rings etc.) and arrange for engravings.
  • Consider and arrange for security escort for the bride party who will wear heavy jewellery.
  • Finalize your food and drinks menu with caterer.
  • Arrange for a bridal portrait or pre-wedding shoot to be taken.


v  Between 2 to 6 weeks before wedding.


  • Confirm wedding ceremony details and what to bring with marriage efficient.
  • Contact guests who have not responded and finalize seating arrangements.
  • Create a detail time line of the wedding ceremony & reception.
  • Provide your photographer list of special photos you would like taken.
  • Provide your Videographer a list of special people or events you want included in the video.
  • Provide your DJ the song list you would like played at your event.
  • Prepare wedding site road guide boards, guestbook and gift containers.
  • Prepare and decorate your home.


v  One week before wedding


  • Arrange final dress fittings to ensure your attire is ready and perfect.
  • Select your wedding transport drivers.
  • Review your wedding itinerary.
  • Provide the layout of your wedding reception to your caterer and reception manager.
  • Provide the final count of guests to your caterer and reception manager.
  • Communicate last minute changes to your service providers.
  • Confirm honeymoon accommodation and reservations and pack for your honeymoon.
  • Familiarize yourself with each other’s guest lists.


v  The day before your wedding day


  • Review this checklist and list down all items to be brought for the wedding.
  • Arrange for a trustworthy person to help you pay the service providers on the wedding day.
  • Arrange for someone to return rental items after the wedding.
  • Arrange for someone to place wedding site road guide boards at strategic junctions.
  • Arrange for someone to coordinate reception food and beverage layout and receipt with caterer on wedding day.
  • Arrange for someone to coordinate reception site and stage-to manage emcee, DJ, entertainers, site lighting etc.
  • Provide all members of the wedding party details of wedding day timelines.
  • Provide all service providers details of wedding day timelines.
  • Review ceremony seating with ushers.


v  The Wedding Day


  • Review this checklist and list down all items to be brought for the wedding.
  • Bring the official wedding rings and/or Thali.
  • Relax and enjoy your wedding day.


Although our wedding planning checklist was formulated based on a minimum one year preparation period, you can use this checklist for a shorter or longer wedding preparation durations with some smart modifications of the checklist.

We wish you a Happy Wedding ceremony.




Nov 17, 2014
Categories :Tamil Matrimony, Tips, Tips for Marriage Life, Wedding check list, Wedding Tips
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