Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tips for a stress free wedding - Wedding planning timeline

The key to a perfect wedding is  proper planning. Here are a few tips to plan for the wedding based on timeline.

12 months to wedding date

1.It is better to fix the wedding date or the month before at least a year so that you have ample time to plan for the wedding.

2.Fix the wedding venue ,book for additional hotels or rooms for the guest

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3.Book your wedding photographer & videographer

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4.Prepare a guest list categorized locationwise.

5.Check for  passport formalities if you have planned for a honeymoon abroad.

6 months to wedding date

1.Book for the priest and music DJ

2.Decide on the menu after discussion with both families and fix the caterer

3.Book for stage decors and flowers

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Photography by Rahul Sadagopan

4.Get appointments for beautician,pre bridal beauty treatments , dentist appointment

4 months to wedding

1.Fix makeup artist ,hair stylist,saree draper,Mehendi artist

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 Photo - Mehandi by Ayisha Mehendi designer

2.Get address,email id and phone nos  of guests.

3.Decide on the wedding card

4.Finalize on honeymoon location

 © Table Mountain Aerial Cableway , cape town

2 months to wedding

1.Arrange for hotels/rooms for guests Plan the no of rooms required and book additional rooms incase.

Image - Le meridien Chennai 

2.Shop for jewellery and clothing for everybody at home

Image - Studio AK

Photo credits - Ranganath Photography.

3.Decide and order for wedding return gifts

                        Unique gifts from Kottanz  ,

1 month to wedding

1.Start inviting guests

2.Complete the shopping for Gold,silver jewellery , wedding and reception outfits

Photography by Madhu India Mariposachio Photography (

3.Finalize on Bridal blouse design and give for tailoring

Designer - Swaadh by Swapna Reddy (

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4.Shop for accesories like shoes,hair jewels,artificial jewellery etc.

5.Crosscheck for the menu with the caterer

2 weeks to wedding

1.Buy all items required for the wedding ceremony

2.Invite close relatives and relatives  again through phone even if you have given the wedding invitation.Inviting through Whatsapp and facebook is a strict no no.

3.Listout the events planned on the wedding day timewise

4.Have a one on one meeting with the photographer and wedding photographer so that you feel comfortable on the wedding day while taking pics.

5.Complete the trousseau packing .

1 week to wedding

1.Check for fitting for the wedding and reception outfits

2.Arrange for the vehicles

3.Confirm the booking for the travel and stay for honeymoon.

1 day before wedding

On the previous day before wedding check if you have got all the necessary items for the occasion.Allot each specific task to concerned person.
Keep everything ready for  next day. Have a peaceful sleep !

Courtesy – Aval Vikatan , Nakshatra wedding planners Mr.Pradeep and Balachander .