Byron Bay Wedding Planning Checklist 

Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding planning is no mean feat even if you have help on board. A quick glimpse of the wedding planning checklist below will jolt the lighthearted into reality.

This is only a sample of a typical Byron Bay wedding planning checklist, bride template and budget planner and will obviously need some tinkering to suit your individual wedding planning needs.

This same format is ideal for a wedding reception timeline. MS Excel is an ideal tool for putting a diy wedding planning checklist or wedding run sheet together.

Activity by Groom by Bride by Planner Budget

Kick Off

Buy Engagement Ring
Announce Engagement
Update Facebook
Engagement Party

6 – 12 Months Out

Decide Wedding Date and Theme
Decide Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Guest Numbers
Gift Registry
Compile a Budget
Book Ceremony and Reception Venues
Book Celebrant, Photographer, Videographer, Caterer, Decorator, Music,

3-6 Months Out

Stationary (Invitations, Thankyou’s and Place Cards)
Compile Guest list
Book Accommodation and Flights
Send Invites
Book Party Hire
Book Limos and Transport
Book Florist
Book Wedding Cake
Book Makeup and Hair
Buy/HireWedding dress, shoes and accessories
Buy/Hire Wedding party clothes, shoes and accessories

2 – 3 Months Out

Book Honeymoon
Organise Hens and Bucks Parties
Firm up decorating, bouquets and floral arrangements
Trial fitting of wedding outfits
Trial tasting with caterer for menu selection
Shop for bombonieres, and gifts
Buy Wedding Rings

1 – 2 Months Out

Arrange bar
Buy guest book
Confirm MC

2-4 Weeks Out

Contact Celebrant to discuss ceremony
Assign Speachmakers
Compile a songlist for band/DJ and ceremony playlist
Advise caterer final numbers
Write vows
Ensure all services have date/ time/ Address/ etc

1 Week Out

Finalise Wedding Day Run Sheet
Appoint a Wedding Day Manager if you don’t have a Planner
Finalise Reception Seating Plan
Delegate cleanup and party hire return
Delegate gift collection and storage
Delegate who pays Service Providers on the Wedding Day
Delegate who hands out gifts and bombonieres
Rehearsal with Celebrant
Appoint Ceremony Witnesses
Arrange for mail to be picked up or held whilst on honeymoon
Pack for honeymoon
Organise drinks/esky/table/glasses for outdoor ceremony
Fake Tan and Nails

1 Day Out

One more sleep


Lap up the Stardom

Post Wedding

Update Facebook Status and post images
Preserve Bridal Bouquet and Dress
Hire Clothing returned

Post Honeymoon

Review Video
Review Photos and select Images for Album/s
Write testimonials for Services
Change name with bank & passport etc.
Change address for postage etc.
Update wills
Update insurances and superannuation beneficiaries