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                                                       You’re engaged                                                      Book your wedding transport.

                                                            Tell your family and friends about your engagement.

                                                       Have a look at your finances and decide on a budget.                 Book a photographer/videographer.

                                                       Start putting money aside each month if you can afford to.          Make appointments with cake makers to discuss flavours and
                                                       Discuss what type of ceremony you would like: religious             the type of cake you want and then order your wedding cake.
                                                       or civil.                                                           Think about the decor of your venue — do you need to
                                                       Start researching possible ceremony and reception venues            start looking for accessories, lighting, fabric, chair covers to
                                                       and make appointments to visit them.                                achieve the look you want?
                                                       Start putting a together a scrapbook of ideas for                   Make appointments to try on wedding dresses. Take pictures
                                                       your wedding.                                                       of the styles, shapes, colours and details that you like to give
                                                                                                                           them an idea of your preferences.

                                                            Attend any local bridal fairs to get ideas and see what local  6-9 months
                                                            suppliers offer.
                                                                                                                                Order your wedding dress.
                                                       9-12 months
                                                                                                                                Order your bridesmaids’ dresses.
                                                            Choose you bridal party (bridesmaids, flowergirls,
                                                            best man, ushers)                                                   Get your fiance to organise the suits for the bridal party.
                                                            Take out wedding insurance to cover for cancellations,
                                                            suppliers going into liquidation, damage to wedding                 Buy your wedding rings.
                                                            attire etc.

                                                       Draw up your guest list.                                            Book your honeymoon and take out travel insurance.

                                                       Book your church/civil ceremony venue.

                                                       Discuss ceremony options with your vicar if you’re having a         3-6 months
                                                       church wedding, (time of ceremony, flowers, organist etc)
                                                       Book your reception venue.                                               Choose your wedding gift list.
                                                       Book a caterer.
                                                       Speak to the local registrar if you are having a civil                   Choose your ceremony readings, prayers (for a religious
                                                       ceremony, to give notice of your wedding.                                service) and music and check with your minister/registrar
                                                                                                                                they are appropriate.

                                                                                                                                Send out your wedding invitations.

                                                       Send out save-the-date cards/emails                                 Buy your shoes and underwear for your first dress fitting.

                                                       Book a florist.                                                      Order your stationery.

                                                       Book entertainment for your ceremony/reception.                     Book hair/make-up trials and book appointments for the day.

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