9th October 2018

Planning your wedding can be a lot of fun, but it can be stressful too. The key to success lies in efficient and effective planning, and starting sooner rather than later will make sure that nothing gets left out.

Here, you’ll find the ultimate wedding checklist that will help to make arranging your special day just that little bit easier.


12 Months Before Your Big Day

  • Set a date – you’ll need to start planning at least a year in advance if you want to be sure of getting your preferred venue
  • Engage a wedding planner if you intend to use their services
  • Determine how much you’re prepared to spend
  • Make a guest list
  • Arrange the perfect venue
  • Choose your bridesmaids, ushers and best man
  • Book a videographer and/or photographer
  • Meet the registrar or minister
  • Book your entertainers, band or DJ
  • Arrange wedding toilet hire if you’re planning an outdoor event
  • Arrange catering if required
  • Book the wedding cars or vehicles
  • Book a florist and decide the types of flowers you want
  • Book a master of ceremonies if you require one
  • Arrange your honeymoon
  • Get a wedding insurance policy to protect you
  • Think about the wedding dress style you prefer


Six Months Before The Day

  • Make or order invitations
  • Order your wedding cake
  • Buy accessories and wedding shoes
  • Book your hairdresser and makeup artist
  • Buy dresses for the bridesmaids and suits for the ushers, best man and groom
  • Book your honeymoon suite


3 Months Before The Day

  • If necessary, arrange for alterations to your wedding dress
  • Buy the wedding bands
  • Send out invitations to all your guests
  • Arrange table decorations and venue décor
  • Draw up your gift list
  • Choose the readings and music for the ceremony
  • Buy gifts for your bridesmaids, ushers and best man
  • Plan your stag and hen parties


One Month Before The Day

  • Have one final wedding dress fitting
  • Confirm arrangements with every supplier
  • Finalise your reception seating plan
  • Arrange a wedding rehearsal
  • Contact guests who haven’t responded to the invitation yet
  • Arrange a time and day to pick up suits if you’ve hired them
  • Write your wedding speech


One Week Before The Day

  • Have your wedding rehearsal
  • Pack your suitcase for the honeymoon
  • Practice walking in your wedding shoes
  • Get together your something old, new, borrowed and blue


One Day Before The Wedding

  • Take a day off work
  • Get a manicure
  • Go to bed early ready for your big day


It’s important not to get too stressed about planning your big day. Even if everything doesn’t go quite according to plan, you’ll still have a wonderful time – and a special day that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life together.

We can help to make your wedding day go smoothly by providing luxury toilet hire. When you use our services, you can be confident that your guests will be able to use the bathroom in style – just one less thing to worry about on the most important day of your life!

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