This is intended as a guide to help you plan the essential elements in the count down to the wedding day. Organise everything in advance and everything should go smoothly and seek help from family, close friends and professionals.
One year before your wedding
First things first, set the special date and arrange a time with the priest, minister or registrar.
Discuss in full detail your plans with the person who will be performing the ceremony.
Decide on a budget and stick to it.
Remember to suit the ceremony to your budget, and to both your personal tastes and wishes.
Talk it all out now!
Decide on the type of ceremony, type of reception and hoe many guests will attend.
Choose your venue and arrange a meeting with the people in charge.
This goes for hotels, caterers, musicians (for the ceremony, the reception) etc.
Plan your wedding cake, cars, photographer and florist.
Think about wedding clothes and costumes, particularly your bridal dress, colors, fabrics and accessories.
Remember you will probably want a color scheme and a style that carries throughout the day so talk your...