Tell me why I don’t like Mondays…

Well, obviously, Monday means the weekend’s over. Even worse, it means that all those things I successfully managed to put off doing last week are lurking conspicuously and trying to catch my eye… ugh.

I sincerely hate having “things to do”. It seems so much more satisfying to write my to-do list at the end of the day, for starters, it practically guarantees that everything on the list will also be able to be checked off…Hey, I didn’t say it was a smart way to do it.

If you’re planning a ceremony in the early New Year, here are a few things you might be able to cross off your wedding to-do list by now:

  • Confirm and secure bookings [by paying the deposit] for your Celebrant, photographer, video Technician, musicians/DJ, caterer, venue [wedding venue AND reception venue], and for your Wedding Planner or Event Coordinator, if you’re using one
  • Meet with your florist, cake makers, dressmaker, hairdresser, and beautician to begin planning style details
  • Finalise the specifics of colour and style of attire for your bridal party
  • Arrange for future in-laws to meet each other, if they haven’t already
  • Set up your gift registry. [If there’s really nothing you need, you could register here]
  • Send out invitations & RSVP cards
  • Research accommodation and transportation options for your out-of-town guests
  • Choose and book your honeymoon options, and gather any necessary travel documents. [If you are planning to change your name, make sure you book your tickets in the same name that is on your passport & ID documents]

Extra for experts – depending on your time line, you might have done these already, or you can just tick them off when you get to them!

  • Apply for your marriage licence anytime in the three months prior to your wedding date
  • Set up any insurance policy changes necessary for after the wedding and update your wills
  • Purchase wedding rings and bridal jewellery
  • Choose ceremony and reception music playlists
  • Confirm ceremony details with your
  • Celebrant Book your rehearsal date and time. Along with your Celebrant, it’s a good idea to invite the members of your bridal party if possible] your photographer and sound or video techs, parents from both sides, and any friends or family who will be participating in your ceremony.
  • Book accommodation for your wedding night
  • Plan your hen’s night and stag do, and make plans for your ‘last night of singleness’ if you won’t be sleeping at home.
  • Start ‘breaking in’ your wedding shoes so you’ll be balanced and blister free on your wedding day
  • Book final fittings of bride and bridesmaids dresses, and suits for groom and groomsmen

Phew! There’s a lot to do, yet. Remember that at any point in the process, you can pop along to the Corner Store to talk over the details of your plans, or send me an email with your questions.
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event – with loads of pressure to get everything right the first time, but you don’t always have to learn from your own experience! I’ve been involved in literally hundreds of weddings, so I have a good idea of what commonly gets overlooked or stuffed up. If you’re looking for some simple strategies to keep your whole event on track to success – just ask!

Ang

Monday means the weekend’s over. Even worse, it means that all those things I managed to put off doing last week are trying to catch my eye… ugh. I sincerely hate having things to do. It seems so much more satisfying to write my to-do list at the end of the day, thereby guaranteeing that everything that makes it to the list will also be able to be checked off.
Hey, I didn’t say it was a smart way to do it.

If you’re planning a ceremony in the early New Year, here are a few things you might be able to cross off your wedding to-do list by now:

Confirm and secure bookings [by paying the deposit] for your Celebrant, Photographer, Video Technician, Musicians/DJ, Caterer, Venue [wedding venue AND reception venue], and for your Wedding Planner or Event Coordinator, if you’re using one
Meet with your florist, cake makers, dressmaker, hairdresser, and beautician to begin planning style details
Finalise the colour and style of attire for your bridal party
Arrange for future in-laws to meet each other, if they haven’t already
Set up your gift registry. [If there’s really nothing you need, you could register here]
Send out invitations & RSVP cards
Research accommodation and transportation options for your out-of-town guests
Research and book your honeymoon options, and gather any necessary travel documents. [If you are planning to change your name, make sure you book your tickets in the same name that is on your passport & ID documents]

Extra for experts – depending on your time line, you might have done these already, or you can  just tick them off when you get to them!
Apply for your marriage licence anytime in the three months prior to your wedding date
Research insurance policy changes necessary for after the wedding and update your wills
Purchase wedding rings and bridal jewellery
Choose ceremony and reception music playlists
Confirm ceremony details with your Celebrant
Book your rehearsal date and time. Along with your Celebrant, it’s a good idea to invite the members of your bridal party if possible] your photographer and sound or video techs, parents from both sides, and any friends or family who will be participating in your ceremony.
Book accommodation for your wedding night
Plan your hen’s night and stag do, and make plans for your ‘last night of singleness’ if you won’t be sleeping at home.
Book final fittings of bride and bridesmaids dresses, and suits for groom and groomsmen

Phew! There’s a lot to do, yet. Remember that at any point in the process, you can pop along to the Corner Store to talk over the details of your plans. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event – with loads of pressure to get everything right the first time, but you don’t always have to learn from your own experience! I’ve been involved in literally hundreds of weddings, so I have a good idea of what commonly gets overlooked or stuffed up, and simple strategies to keep your whole event on track to success.

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