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Your 12 month check list

12 months to go, let the count down begin!

Celebrate the fact that somebody has asked you to marry them

Decide between a religious or civil ceremony

Decide on an ideal wedding date, time and an amazing venue

Establish your budget

11 months to go

Decide on the approximate number of guests and draw up the guest list (ask someone to read through it because you may have forgotten someone... maybe even yourself)

Book the caterers and discuss menu choices

Choose the Bridal party, including bridesmaids, best man and ushers

10 months to go

Let the fun begin. Start wedding dress shopping and schedule fittings

Once you're sorted choose bridesmaid and flower girl dresses and schedule fittings

Last but not least the boys - choose outfits and schedule fittings

Decide on and book entertainment for the reception

9 months to go

Find the prefect photographer and book them- make sure you look through some of their work before hand

Decide on your florist - remember you need Bridal bouquet, bouquets and buttonholes for the boys

Sample and choose your wedding cake (keeping your wedding dress size in mind)

Book your centre pieces, post box and easel hire that best compliments your wedding style

Order your wedding favours and personalized tags

8 months to go

Order wedding invitations

Start collecting your guests addresses

Send out save the dates to guests (so nobody books any holidays )

7 months to go

Go wedding ring shopping (make sure you love it you will be wearing it for the rest of your life)

Look at different choices for wedding transport (you want to arrive in style)

6 months to go

Join the gym and start working out you want to tone up for those wedding photos and look the best you can ( surely your chief bridesmaid will join up with you for a little moral support )

5 months to go

Interrogate your maid of honor about you're hen party (her planning should be well under way by now)

Once your there remember to enjoy yourself everyone's there to celebrate the fact your getting married

4 months to go

Write out your beautiful invitations

(Last chance to check everyone is on the list)

3 months to go

Send out your beautiful invitations

Book appointments with your hair stylist, beautician and make-up artist

2 months to go

Run through last- minute details and confirm arrangements with venue, dress shop, The Wedding Box Lancashire, florist, photographer, cars. EVERYBODY! Don't worry you're not nagging its their job

Chase anyone who hasn't RSVP (they wouldn't want to turn up and have no seat)

1 month to go

Confirm final number of reception guests with caterer

Go for your final dress fitting (just to make sure there is plenty of time for alterations if required)

Make sure everybody else's outfits are perfect

1 week to go

Have a rehearsal at the wedding ceremony venue (so everybody knows what they are meant to be doing)

Let your husband too be spoil you - have a day to yourself, get a massage and relax (its all under control)

1 day before

Enjoy your last night as a miss and get yourself some beauty sleep



(Remember to enjoy yourself)