COUNTDOWN PLANNER


Things to do as soon as you start to plan the big day!

  • Share your good news with close family and friends
  • If both sets of parents are yet to meet, arrange a get together.
  • Set a wedding budget
  • Decide what tasks need completing and who is responsible for what
  • If it's going to be a Church wedding then arrange a first meeting with your minister or priest to set a date for your wedding
  • If you are having a civil ceremony, then book the registry office or civil venue
  • Send ‘Save the date’ notifications with venue details to abroad or out of town guests
  • Choose your witnesses, bridesmaids and groomsmen.

1 to 2 Years  before the big day

  • Book a venue for your wedding
  • Set up a personal website to keep your friends up to date about your wedding
  • Finalise the guest list
  • Send out Save the Date cards or emails
  • Book a photographer

Its finally time: book that appointment at It's Bliss and let us help you find your perfect wedding dress!

9 to 12 months before the big day

  • Arrange to visit caterers
  • Arrange to visit florists
  • Book honeymoon
  • Book caterer

Here come the girls: visit It's Bliss with your girls to choose bridesmaids' dresses !

6 to 9 months before the big day

  • Book a florist
  • Choose a hairstylist
  • Choose a make-up artist
  • Remind out of town guests to book accommodation
  • Choose your gift list
  • Choose wedding rings
  • Order wedding cake
  • Book transport for the day

It's the guys turn: call It's Bliss to book them in to choose your Groom's outfit & menswear!

3 months before the big day

  • Discuss the services and banns with your minister/ registrar
  • Select Hymns/music/ Choose readings if desired.
  • Ensure passports are valid for your honeymoon
  • Arrange for a tasting of the food to be served
  • Discuss service details with ceremony officials
  • Send out wedding invitations

Exciting times: it's time for your first dress fitting at It's Bliss and to choose your accessories !

2 months before the big day

  • Meet photographer to decide on what types of photos you want (a storyboard) and to advise of the key people at the wedding.
  • You should meet at the venue if you can.
  • Draw up a wedding day timetable
  • Book a make-up trial session
  • Book a hair session and be sure to take any veils/headpieces you will wear
  • Hen Do
  • Stag Do
  • Buy gifts for bridesmaids / parents of the bride and groom
  • Contact photographer to re-confirm booking
  • Contact hair stylist and make-up artist to re-confirm booking
  • Contact your florist to re-confirm booking
  • Contact your caterer to re-confirm booking

You're nearly there: time for your second  dress fitting at It's Bliss !

1 month before the big day

  • Ensure you have paid all of your suppliers
  • Give notice of marriage to your local registry office (unless you are marrying in the Church of England/Church of Wales)
  • Confirm honeymoon bookings
  • Ensure that you get your engagement ring cleaned

2 weeks before

  • Sort out local currency for your honeymoon
  • Wear in your new wedding shoes
  • Pick up wedding rings

1 week before

Time to pick up your wedding dress from It's Bliss! :)

1 day before

  • Help decorate the venue
  • Ensure your nails are manicured
  • Run through the order of the day with the bridal party to ensure everyone knows what their roles and responsibilities are
  • Get an early night

On the day

Stay calm and enjoy yourself and soak up all the compliments about your gorgeous It's Bliss wedding dress !