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What to cross off first on your wedding planning to do list

by Liz Gatherer

Wedding planning is not an easy task. It can take a huge amount of time and effort to get everything organised and create the kind of day that you’ve been dreaming of. This is exactly why it’s so important to not only make a to-do list for planning but also prioritise so you smartly go about things. Let’s take a look at a few of the things you’ll want to cross off your to-do list first and get an early start on.

Booking the venue needs to be a top priority

Wondering where to get started with your to-do list? Booking the venue tends to be what experts suggest you start with. You really can’t do anything else until this item is crossed off the list. The venue you choose will help determine the date, the budget, the style of the wedding (formal versus something more casual), the size of the guest list, when you can send out invitations, what outside vendors you need to hire, and so forth. 

The sooner you can start to look around and choose the perfect venue, the sooner you can start crossing off the other important items.

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Coordinate outfits for the entire wedding party

If you ask a bride what the most important detail of the wedding is, her dress will likely be near the top of the list. For that reason, this is something you want to shop for early. The dress you pick will help set the tone of the wedding and the wedding party. Not to mention, fittings often need to be arranged so there needs to be ample time for alterations to be carried out. The same goes for the bridesmaids, who need ample time to get their dresses altered. 

Also included in the wedding party is the mother of the bride, as she will be appearing in many of the professional photos. You want to be sure that her outfit coordinates with the bridesmaids without being the same. This means a different but complementary colour. The mother of the bride can be more casual and relaxed in comparison to the bridesmaids, which means there is more variety in where they can shop and what to pick. Separates, dresses and jackets, such as what you’ll find at, can be great options.

Send out your wedding invitations

While this one doesn’t have to be done quite as early as the other items listed, you still should prioritise wedding invitations. Once you have the venue booked, you’ll know the location, date and time of the wedding, which is what your guests need to know. If you’re having customised wedding invitations made, this can take weeks so that needs to be factored into the timeline. Generally speaking, wedding invitations should be sent at least four to five months before the date.

Wedition Hot Tip: A unique wedding invitation idea is to send out a Wedition to your guests, this is a personalised wedding magazine that can incorporate all the need to know information in one handy place. As well as the key date and time information you can included details of the wedding venue and a background or history on it along with how you met and your proposal story. You can introduce the wedding party to your guests too! Wedition invitations are particularly useful for overseas weddings and multi day weekend weddings.

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As you continue to work your way through the wedding planning stage, it’s important to keep prioritising the tasks. This will help things to flow smoother and ensure that everything gets done on time.