There are many guidelines to the countdown of your wedding in the Internet, books and magazines. They all suggest almost the same things. Some are very detailed and some are brief. It’s best to do more research to find the one that you are comfortable with.
This one here is just as your reference. Anyway, hope this will more or less help you out and know what to expect.
12 months before
Decide on the style of wedding reception, date and size of the function.
Decide your budget.
Book you the venue for your reception.
Make arrangements with the Registrar of Marriages to get the legal work done.
Make a booking for the mosque/temple/church in which you want to get married.
Choose your helpers – bridesmaid, groomsmen, best man, flower girls, page boys, ushers and emcee.
5 months before
Finalise your wedding colour theme, date and size of your function.
Shop for your wedding outfits.
Book your photography session.
Start your body fitness programme and look after your diet.
Visit your jewellers.
Schedule your physical examination and blood tests.
Shop for your new home furnishing.
4 months before
Plan your budget and book for your honeymoon.
Design your wedding invitations card and wordings/texts.
Book hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
Shop for your customary wedding requirements eg. tea set etc.
Visit your beautician and hairstylist.
3 months before
Finalise your guest list.
Order the invitation cards.
Confirm your helpers – bridesmaid, groomsmen, best man, flower girls, page boys, ushers and emcee. Ensure that their outfits booking.
Select your dinner menu.
Order your wedding cake.
Make arrangement with a reliable florist for the floral.
Book the chauffeur and transport for your guests.
Attend the necessary counselling course before the wedding, if necessary.
2 months before
Mail the invitation cards for out-of-town guests.
Ensure all attire is ready and fitted.
Fix appointment with your hairsylist and beautician for trail make-up and hair.
Arrange for photography session with your photo studio.
Double check and confirm the honeymoon arrangement.
Confirm your wedding cake order and dinner menu.
Request a table arrangement plan from the restaurant and start the seating planning for your guest.
Apply leave from your job.
1 month before
Confirm your out-of-town guests list and hotel booking.
Confirm with florist on your bridal bouquet, flower basket and corsages.
Ensure all invitation cards are sent and if possible hand deliver your invitation.
Reconfirm your honeymoon booking and ensure that visa application is done, if necessary.
Give yourself a body treat and go for a manicure/pedicure, body massage and scrub.
Ensure your new home/room furnishing is ready.
Hold a briefing with your photographer, bridemaids, bestman, chauffeur, flower girls, page boys, usher and emcee on your programme.
2 weeks before
Check guests attendance and reconfirm your dinner booking or/and caterer.
Confirm your guest seating arrangement.
Ensure all attire fit your nicely.
If you are getting married in the church, hold a full rehearsal with the bridemaids, bestman, flower girls and page boys.
Reconfirm with your beautician/make up artist and hairstylist on the appointment.
1 Week Before
Reconfirm your guests attendance list, dinner booking, hotel booking for out-of-town guest and travel agents.
Keep calm, relax and get enough sleep.