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      12 Month Indian Wedding Checklist For The Perfectionist In You – Infographics

      As soon as the engagement excitement ends you step on to the most exciting and at the same time exhausting phase – The Wedding Planning or Wedding Checklist.

      Planning a wedding even with enough time for it is a real challenge to couples. A handy checklist can make things simpler. Symphony Events have done the job for you. Here is a perfect 12-month checklist to start your planning for the big day.

      12 Months

      Let’s Start!!!

      • Select a few tentative dates, so that you can adjust dates according to the other priorities.
      • Plan your budget. Discuss with your partner and make a rough calculation on how much fund to be allocated for each element of the event.
      • Discover the wedding theme. Collect ideas and develop a theme that reflects very much of you.
      • Pick your wedding party. Choose your bridesmaids, groomsmen, usher, ceremony reader, ring bearer, etc.
      • Set up a marriage website and update it.
      • Decide on wedding insurance. The current situation seems to be very uncertain and out of our control. So we prefer you to avail wedding insurance.
      • Consider various options for wedding venues, reception halls, etc.
      • Start meeting and discussing with wedding professionals like event planners, florists, wedding photographers, your dreams about the big day.
      • Start drafting a rough guest list.
      • Research on trendy fashions for the wedding attire.
      • Start collecting Save The Date designs that complement your wedding theme.
      10 Months

      Spirit Up. We are still in the beginning phase.

      • Prepare for your bridal party. Select bridal party outfit and accessories.
      • Book and block the dates on all venues.
      • Hire priest service or a marriage officiant.
      • Book your wedding planners, florist, caterers, photographers, Wedding DJ, etc.
      • Send your Save The Dates through online platforms, including social media.
      • Visit the wedding boutique and select your wedding outfit and related accessories.
      • Pamper yourself. Make time to care for your body and skin. Follow a fitness routine and a skin routine that suits you. Take the help of professionals if needed.

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      8 Months

      Gather all your energy. Let’s do it.

      • Prepare accommodation facilities for out-of-town guests—research on various available options on different price ranges and select at least three among them.
      • Work on the guest list and refine it.
      • Decide on gift registries.
      • Explore the latest designs and styles for wedding invitation cards, thank you cards, menu cards, etc.
      • Start planning your honeymoon.
      6 Months

      Good Work!! What now?

      • Decide on wedding day hair and makeup styles. Seek help from a professional makeup artist.
      • Book rentals including chairs, backdrops, chair covers, sashes, etc.
      • Schedule cake tasting and book wedding cake based on your wedding theme.
      • Select attire for bridesmaids and groomsmen.
      • Book and arrange transportation facility to and from the venue.
      • Purchase the wedding rings. Make sure that they fit you well.
      • Hire musicians for the ceremony, if needed.
      • Get your invitation sample printed.
      4 Months

      Bye-bye planning. Into action.

      • Schedule appointment for dress fitting and alteration.
      • Decide on a honeymoon destination. Arrange accommodation and book travel tickets to the place.
      • Decide where to spend the wedding night. If you are planning to stay in a hotel, book room.
      • Prepare the playlist of music for the ceremony, DJ, etc.
      • Draft the final guest list.
      3 Months

      We are approaching our goal.

      • Arrange all documents needed for the honeymoon travel and make sure that you hold a valid passport.
      • Make a floor and seating plan for your wedding and reception venue.
      • Schedule an appointment with your stylist to try the hair and makeup and finalise the look for the wedding day.
      • Decide on the meal and finalise the menu for the function. Make sure you consider vegans too in this process.
      2 Months

      Zero Hour!!

      • Send wedding invitation cards through the post.
      • Discuss ceremony details and procedures with the priest.
      • Apply for the marriage license.
      • Purchase gifts for the guests.
      • Start preparing for writing vows.
      • Prepare wedding timeline and send
      1 Month

      Have you missed something?

      • Ring the wedding professionals and vendors to confirm the venue, date and time of the event.
      • Pack your bags for the honeymoon.
      • Get the marriage license ready.
      • Try wearing a wedding dress with shoes and other accessories.
      • Draft Thank you notes in return to the gifts received.
      2 Weeks

      Keep calm, almost there!

      • Reach out to the guests who have not responded to the invitation.
      • Refresh the gift registries.
      • Inform the caterers of the final count of attendees.
      • Share selected playlist to the ceremony musician, DJs, etc.
      • Share detailed route information to the transportation driver.

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      1 Week

      Final countdown

      • Get your haircut and hair dying done. Spend time for simple beauty treatments.
      • Assign readers with scripts.
      • Provide engagement photos and other requested photos to the photography team.
      • Prepare the wedding emergency kit.
      • Pay vendors in full.
      1 Day Before

      We have done it!!

      • Do the wedding rehearsal.
      • Make sure that you delivered the wedding decors at the venue.
      • Inform guests of the schedule for the next day.
      • Visit your stylist and get a manicure and pedicure done.
      • Go to bed early and get all the sleep you can.
      The Big Day – Wedding Day

      Own your day!!

      • Get up early. Have a good breakfast. Take time to get ready for the ceremony.
      • Don’t forget to carry the marriage certificate to the venue.
      • If the wedding venue is outdoors, it’s better you carry an umbrella along.
      • Have a handy note of vendor contact info, in case of any emergency, you must be able to contact them at any point of the event.
      • Thank your partner and parents for being supportive during the planning phase.
      • Relax and enjoy each moment of the big day.
      Post-Wedding Checklist

      Back to reality.

      • Send thank-you notes to the guests.
      • Return the rentals.
      • Finish your gift registry; exchange duplicate or unwanted gifts with new ones.
      • Clean and preserve your wedding dress.
      • Keep in touch with the photography team for the album and wedding video.
      • Enjoy the blissful days.