Congratulations, you’re engaged! Once the excitement of the proposal wears off, you’ll probably start thinking about booking suppliers in for your Big Day, however, it’s hard to know where to start.

There’s a to-do list a mile long, but if you prioritise and get the important things locked in, the rest of the Wedding will come together smoothly. Here’s a recommendation on some of the most important parts of the Wedding and what you need to book first.

1. Your Date

Talk to the Groom, your parents and any other important people about possible dates for your Wedding and make sure they work (you don’t want to set a date and find out your Grandma is leaving the country on the day)!

2. Reception Venue

Once you’ve picked a date, start looking for venue options and call to ensure they’re available. Don’t forget to ask for quotes and thorough breakdowns on what the venue (including food and beverages) will provide for your Big Day.

3. Ceremony

If you’re having your ceremony at a church, or somewhere different from your reception venue, you should book this in as early as possible. Also, be sure to confirm your celebrant or priest is available!

4. Photographer and Videographer

If you’ve got your heart set on a particular photographer, make sure you book them early. Photographers can be booked out a year in advance, especially if you’re getting Married on a Saturday or a Sunday.


5. Hair and Makeup

For most of our Brides, hair and makeup is one of the most important parts of the Wedding – you’ve got to make sure you’re ready for your close-up. Booking your artists as early on in the planning process as possible is necessary to get the beauty team you want.

6. Gown

Now’s the fun part! Book an appointment with your dream Wedding gown designer and start creating the perfect dress.

7.  Styling and Florals

Consider whether you’d like to use a stylist (they can make your life so much easier). If you say yes, then this part of the process is a breeze – they’ll come up with the concept and can recommend suppliers. If you want to manage the styling yourself, the first step is to lock in a florist, as well as an furniture or décor hire companies.

8. Everything Else

Once you’ve locked in these key seven things, you can focus on other Wedding must-haves like stationary, Bridesmaids, bombonieres and entertainment. Bear in mind, however, that if you have your heart set on something in particular, it’s best to lock that in asap to avoid disappointment.

Images from Erin and Boris’ Wedding. Photography by Joseph Koprek.

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