wedding checklist

The ultimate checklist for helping you make your D-day ultimate!

So you have decided to take the plunge and want to go down in style. For you to have your fairy tale wedding a wedding checklist is very important to make sure not a single thing is missing and things are going just the right way.

Weddings in India can be really hectic what with several functions before the main function which can leave you exhausted. The last few weeks before the weddings often involve running around for fittings, arrangements, inviting friends and family leaving the bride stressed and tired. Remember, it is your big day and you have to look radiant and feel it.

Here is how you can avoid that last minute running out and have a perfectly planned out event.

  • Six months before the wedding

Work out your budget with the groom determining how much you want to spend on the entire event. Ask your families about their contribution and then work it out.

Reserve dates and venues by deciding on if you want all the functions at different venues or same.

Do the bookings for the venues, caterer and decorator. It is best to book them in advance as the best are always booked.

  • Four months before

It may seem like there’s still time but once you begin with the preparations you will be so busy that you won’t have any time left until the D-day arrives.

Start shopping

Place orders for invitation cards

Book Musician, Photographer, DJ, Beautician, Heena artist, Hair stylist, hotels for guest, florist, wedding band for baraat

Place order for your engagement, wedding and reception attires

Inform master of the ceremony or the priest

  • Two months before the big day

Time flies. You must be realizing it now as you have so much to do and so little time left. Finish off these important things off your checklist so you can concentrate on yourself now.

Decide on the menu and the decoration theme

Start shopping for wedding gifts

Send out outstation invitations

Book for transportation for wedding guests

Decide on schedule for the wedding and slot in each component like the cake cutting, dance performances, mehendi ceremony etc.

Send the event schedule to the vendors

Fill out application for marriage license at the registry office

Do the necessary arrangements for passport, honeymoon bookings

  • A month before the wedding

Just a month left and now it’s time to finish off the arrangements and concentrate on you the bride to be.

Send out all the local invitations

Get in touch with all the vendors

Plan wedding and seating arrangements

Finalize the right make-up and hair do

Book yourself in to a pre bridal pampering session and enjoy

  • Two weeks to go

Now is the time when you would feel that nothing has been done, your wedding outfit is not ready, the trousseau has not been packed, last minute cancellations or confirmations of guests…everything is a mess.

Relax! Everything is going to be fine.

Take a day off and visit a spa and get a fully body massage or go for a full body exfoliation treatment. Get a haircut and color and just pamper yourself.

  • Just one week to your big day

Reconfirm with the vendors

Allot wedding day tasks to friends and family (pick up and drop of guests, incharge of gifts, laundry, transportation service etc)

Finish all the fittings and pack all your trousseau bags

Pack an overnight bag with essentials for the wedding night

Check in with the photographer, heena artist, beautician, DJ and others

  • Two- three days before

Finish off with all the beauty treatments

Keep your wedding outfit ready

Safe keep the jewelry

  • On the wedding day

This is your day and you want it to be the way you must have imagined. You just sit back and enjoy as these moments are not going to come back. Delegate the work to friends and family and you have fun. Ask friends and family to make sure everything runs smoothly make sure all the guests feel welcome and comfortable.

And in the end don’t forget to capture those beautiful moments.

Congratulations for your wedding and stay blessed!

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