You’ve found your person, you’ve said the easiest ‘yes’ ever, now what…
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but having a timeline can help you stay organised and ensure that you don't miss any important details. Here's Opus Couture wedding timeline for planning your big day:
12 - 18 months before the big day:
Set a budget and decide on the type of wedding you want (indoor/outdoor, home/abroad, formal/informal, etc.).
Create a guest list and decide on who will be in your wedding party.
Start looking for a venue you love, and secure a date.
Hire a wedding planner if you decide you want one.
Start researching and booking suppliers such as hair and makeup, photographers, florists, and musicians.
Send save-the-date cards to guests.
Book an appointment at Opus and start shopping for your dress!
9-12 months before the wedding:
Choose and order wedding attire for the bride, groom, and wedding party. Bride, you should look at being organised first, preferably at least 12 months before.
Finalise your guest list and design invitations.
Choose a wedding officiant and meet with them to discuss the ceremony.
Plan your honeymoon and book travel arrangements.
6-9 months before the wedding:
Schedule hair and makeup trials, SUPER TIP- you could try to organise these on the same day that you see your wedding dress for the first time!
Start planning your wedding ceremony and reception decor with your florist or event team.
Choose wedding invitations and favours and get them ordered.
Book transportation for your wedding day if necessary.
Book your fitting appointments with Opus’ alteration team.
3-6 months before the wedding:
Choose your wedding rings.
Finalise your wedding ceremony and reception decor.
Start your dress fittings. (We prefer 12 weeks from first fit to collection)
Confirm all suppliers and make final payments.
Look into the legal paperwork you will need so that your marriage is official!
1-3 months before the wedding:
Complete and send your Marriage Notice form to the registrar in the area you will be married in.
Finalise the seating chart and place cards.
Have a final meeting with the wedding planner and/or vendors and confirm the running order of your day.
Organise your honeymoon wardrobe and make sure you’ve got all vaccinations if needed.
Book nails, facials, waxing etc for the week before the wedding.
1-2 weeks before the wedding:
Confirm all details with vendors and your wedding party.
Pick up your wedding dress and make sure the groom knows he’s to collect his outfit too! Don’t forget your bridal underwear, always keep it with your dress.
Pack for your wedding day.
Enjoy all your beauty treatments, not long now!!
On the wedding day:
Relax, enjoy your day, and trust that your planning and preparation will make sure everything runs smoothly.