Practical Wedding Checklist Every Bride Need To Follow

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As a wedding photographer, I work with so many brides in a year. I have seen so many wedding plans going for a toss as well as going bang on target on a wedding day. Here is a wedding checklist every bride should follow.

12 Month or More To Go:

  1. Browse websites like Pinterest and save pictures related to outfits and decor. Go through the wedding photographer’s work and start shortlisting.
  2. Visit wedding venues especially if you are planning a destination wedding.

12 – 9 Months To Go:

  1. Start planning with your wedding checklist. Here is a free wedding planning checklist and to-do service.
  2. Meet wedding planners and finalize your wedding planner.
  3. Decide on your wedding budget.
  4. Make your estimate on your guest list.
  5. Book your venues especially if your wedding date is on a high demand auspicious dates.
  6. Book your wedding photographer if you planning to hire one of the top wedding photographers. Usually, they get booked very early.

6 Months To Go:

  1. Shortlist your makeup artists and check their packages.
  2. Decide on your theme and color combinations for each event ( mehndi/sangeet/wedding/reception ).
  3. Research for your honeymoon locations/visa detail and expiry of your passport.
  4. Finalize your caterer and menu options.

3 Months To Go:

  1. Print your invites.
  2. Make sure you are done with you pre-wedding shoot 2-3 month before your wedding day.
  3. Buy your wedding outfits.
  4. Finalize your makeup artist and don’t forget the trials they offer.

Practical Wedding Checklist Every Bride Need To Follow

1 Month To Go:

  1. Send invites
  2. Trials and fitting for all your outfits.
  3. Check with all your vendors about their preparations.
  4. Finalize your mehndi artist
  5. Finalize your DJ and choreographer.
  6. Book your wedding cake.
  7. Plan your timeline for sangeet performance practice sessions.
  8. Send email to guests for useful services like Flyrobe ( Now part of Rent It Bae ) where they can rent out designer wedding dresses ( You can use this coupon ( FLYNAVDEEPSONI15 ) to get a special discount ).

1 Week To Go:

  1. Start your body detox and skincare.
  2. Follow a diet plan leading to your wedding day.
  3. Recheck all bookings with all the vendors

Wedding Day!
Forget everything.. chill, relax and enjoy your big day!

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