The Ultimate Wedding Checklist Every Indian Bride Needs To Follow!

The Ultimate Wedding Checklist Every Indian Bride Needs To Follow!


6 MONTHS TO GO

Start planning at least 6 months earlier as a wedding is no easy feat!  

Planning:
1. Choose a season and finalize wedding date!
2. Discuss the wedding budget and settle on an approximate figure.
3. Do you want a destination wedding or a local one?
4. Keeping your budget in mind, make a list of the pre and post wedding events.
5. Do an approximate headcount for each of these events
6. Hire a wedding planner if needed.
7. If loan is required, research loan options and apply for loan. 

Venue:
8. Shortlist venues for each of your functions, keeping in mind capacity and budget.
9. Check out venues in person.
10. Research on your wedding themes you may like.
11. Check out DIY ideas if you want to personalise it.

Invitations:
12. Go through invitation card designs and shortlist your favourites. OR come up with your own.

Honeymoon:
13. Research honeymoon destinations.
 

5 MONTHS TO GO

Venue:
14. Book venues for all functions.
15. Make sure you read the agreement and are on-board with everything.

Invitations:
16. Finalize wedding invitation card along with design and wordings.
17. Order wedding invitations cards.

Catering:
18. Look for preferred caterers.
19. Go for food tasting with shortlisted caterers.
20. Hire your favourite caterer.
21. Finalise menus/s for your functions.

Planning:
22. Renew passports.

Entertainment:
23. Research and decide entertainment ideas as per functions.
 

4 MONTHS TO GO

Planning:
24. Make a detailed itinerary for each of the ceremonies along with time and date.

Invitations:
25. Start sending out invitations.

Wedding Jewellery:
26. Browse designs for wedding jewellery and approximate costs.
27. Go jewellery shopping for rings, mangalsutra, etc.

Photography:
28. Research what kind of photography you want.
29. Research photographers online. Check out some of their work to get a sense of their quality and style.
30. Finalize Photographer.

Honeymoon:
31. Book accommodation and tickets for your honeymoon.
 

3 MONTHS TO GO

Planning:
32. Decide theme for décor.
33. Research decorators.
34. Shortlist decorators and go through their offered décor ideas.
35. Discuss with decorator on your choices.
36. Book suitable decorator

Make Up:
37. Book an appointment with a beautician and discuss with them if you need any hair or beauty treatment.
38. Book an appointment with a fitness trainer to assess whether you want to lose or gain weight for the w. edding.
39. Join a fitness programme, if needed.
40. Explore wedding functions hair and makeup styles.

Photography:
41. Discuss outfit, location and dates for pre wedding photoshoot. Keep an ideal date of 1 month prior to the wedding.
42. Also discuss with him the list of events for photography and other details.

Entertainment:
43. Book all entertainers for all functions.

Mehndi:
44. Browse through various Mehendi designs.
45. Research mehendi artists.
46. Finalise and book your favourite mehendi artist.

Bridal wear:
47. Check out outfits for wedding and other functions.
48. Start visiting bridal and grooms wear stores.
49. Buy all your wedding outfits and accessories.

Gifting:
50. Research wedding favours.

Honeymoon:
51. Shop for honeymoon.

 

2 MONTHS TO GO

Entertainment:
52. Join a dance lesson or hire a choreographer, if needed.

Accommodation:
53. Book hotels to accommodate out of town guests.

Logistics:
54. Book transportation to and from venues.

Other vendors:
55. Book a priest.

Honeymoon:
56. Confirm honeymoon reservations.

Gifting:
57. Decide return gifts and favours for each of our wedding functions.
58. Shop for wedding favours.

Make Up:
59. Book Makeup artist for guests.
60. Go for a trial hair and make-up session.
61. Book Makeup artist.

 

1 MONTH TO GO

Venue:
62. Finalise the menu and do a food tasting.

Planning:
63. Make a list of things required for ceremonies, puja and rituals and scatter the list among dependable family members.

Make Up:
64. Start taking your pre wedding beauty packages and follow a healthy lifestyle.

Photography:
65. Get your scheduled pre-wedding shoot done.

Cake:
66. Go through cake designs.
67. Visit bakers and book a cake for your wedding.

Wedding Trousseau:
68. Find Trousseau Packer and get trousseau packed.

Other vendors:
69. Decide on the bride and groom entry ideas.

Make Up:
70. Get your final haircut and colour.

Other vendors:
71. Book security personal

Gifting:
72. Pack gifts and favours.

Entertainment:
73. Discuss with DJ/band/musician and make a list of all songs to play at each event. Ex: Bride and groom entry, etc.
 

2 WEEKS TO GO

Planning:
74. Reconfirm the presence and timing of vendors for their respective events.
75. Go through the timeline of ceremonies with your family and close guests.

Bridal Wear:
76. Check the fit of your outfits in ase there has been a size change.
77. Give outfits for steam iron and get them ready.

Photography:
78. Discuss with your photographer, hand him over list of important moments to capture.

Venue:
79. Finalize seating and decor arrangements.

Music:
80. Rehearse dance.

Honeymoon:
81. Pack for honeymoon
 

1 WEEK TO GO

Planning:
82. Pick up rentals, if any.
83. Put together few meds to avoid distress and also if you have any allergies. Pack a bag of necessities like perfume, blotting tissues, etc.

Make Up:
84. Give yourself a relaxing spa and massage.

 

THE WEDDING DAY

85. Sleep for 9 hours the night before.
86. Eat a good breakfast! Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready.
87. Put a smile on your face.
88. Get married!!

 

POST – WEDDING

89. Review and send a thank you note for all your vendors
90. Make sure you source pictures of every moment from you friends and fam. Just in case the photographer missed something.
91. Give all your outfits for cleaning and keep them at safe place.
92. Take a spa or massage to relax through post wedding exhaustion.
93. Leave for the honeymoon!

 


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These will help you with all the planning:

Venue:
20 Things You Must Include in the Venue’s Contract Form
Best 5 Star Wedding Venues in Delhi – Redefining Wedding Goals
Popular Venues in South Mumbai Perfect to Host a Picturesque Wedding
5 Hidden Resorts In and Around Mumbai That Are Perfect Wedding Venues!

Planning:
Top Indian wedding planning trends of 2017
10 Things to Remember While Planning an International Destination Wedding
5 Ways to Keep The Romance Alive While Planning The Wedding

Invitations:
Top Indian wedding invitation trends of 2017
10 Super-Creative Wedding Invite Ideas You Need To Check Out!
Quirky and Fun Bachelorette Party Invitation Ideas

Décor:
Top Indian wedding décor trends of 2017
10 Must Have Pointers in the Decorator’s Contract
Top Five Wedding Decorators in Delhi – From Empty Spaces to Wedding Dreams
15 Real Wedding Mandap Décor Ideas You Should Totally Take Cues From! #mandapgoals

Bridal Wear:
Top Indian bridal wear trends 2017
7 Mistakes to Avoid While Getting a Lehenga or Saree Blouse Stitched!
7 Tips and Tricks to Wear High Heels Without Pain!
Bringing Sexy Back: 12 Unconventional Blouse Back Designs For The Modern Bride!
Top 5 Rental Shopping Sites to Get Your Bridal Lehenga at Totally Affordable Prices!
5 Trending Menswear Designs You Need To Check Out This Season!

Bridal Jewellery:
Polki Lookbook: A Guide to One of the Most Trending Bridal Jewellery Options
Kundan Jewellery Guide To Help You Purchase Like a Pro!
Temple Jewellery Lookbook: All You Need To Know About South Indian Bridal Ornaments.
Bridal Jewellery Goals - Unique Bridal Jewellery Designs We’ve Seen On Brides!
Navratna Lookbook: All You Need to Know about 9-Gemstone Bridal Jewellery!

Mehndi:
Bridal Beauty Tricks: 10 Tips for Dark and Lasting Mehndi
Incredibly Attractive Bridal Mehndi Designs That Are NOT For Your Hands or Legs!
10 Ways to Have the Perfect Mehendi Party

Make Up:
Top Indian bridal make up trends 2017
7 Eye Make-Up Trends for Indian Brides of 2017!
4 quick tips to get rid of puffy eyes before the wedding!
8 Lipstick Trends of Spring 2017 to Fall In Love With!
4 most common make-up problems and how to deal with them?

Entertainment:
50 Absolute Best Bollywood Sangeet Songs to Dance on Like No One is Watching!
Top 10 Sangeet Songs for The Bride & Groom in 2017!
10 Tips on How To Host The Perfect Sangeet Night

Photography:
Top Indian wedding photography trends 2017
10 Must Have Pointers in the Wedding Photographer’s Contract
15 Wedding Photographers Who Wowed Us!

Cake:
Top 10 Wedding Cake Trends for 2017!
Here’s Where You Can Buy Those Naughty Bachelorette Cakes for Your BFF!
Creative Half and Half Wedding Cake Ideas that You Must Take Straight to Your Cake Vendor!

Catering:
Top Indian wedding food and drink trends 2017
5 Creative and Trending Liquor Ideas for Your Cocktail Party!
8 Wedding Food Bar Ideas That Will Leave Your Guests Super Pleased!

Gifting:
Top Indian wedding gifting trends 2017
20 Edible Wedding Favour Ideas That Your Guests Will Love More Than Mithai!
5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid with Wedding Return Gifts

Honeymoon:
10 Honeymoon Destinations in India for the Adventurous Couple
5 Beauty Products You Must Carry on Your Honeymoon!
Skipping Honeymoon? Here are 10 Things To Do Around Mumbai Instead!

 

 

 

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