1 Year Wedding Plan.

Wedding planning, one of the most stressful tasks as some may say. Ladies, if a man can plan a wedding from start to finish within a matter of weeks on Don’t Tell The Bride then surely you can manage to plan one in over a year. If you are currently doubting this theory then read on and learn how to break down each step to make the process much less stressful.


 12-18 Months

At this time you want to plan all the things which are going to need organised fairly quickly. Venues,  entertainment and photographers all have limited availability so the sooner you book these the less likely you are to suffer any disappointment. Here at Elite Bands, we like things to be as simple as possible and our website offers an easy to use availability checker and booking system along with the many spectacular bands we have on offer. Venues and photographers require some research. Read reviews, obtain samples and explore all options to ensure everything is perfect for the big day. 

 9 Months

This stage of the planning process requires trial and error, it’s not often a bride will try on one dress and it be the dress of her dreams, the sooner you start the dress hunting proccess the better, especially if you are even just a tad fussy. We recommend shopping around a few places and trying on a variety of styles before making the final decision. At this stage it is also a good idea to finalise the guest list as this will allow you to get an idea of how many people will be attending and allow you to plan the venue a lot more accurately and allow you to be more organised sooner. Next, we move on to the cake where again its all about shopping around and choosing the perfect cake to tie in with your wedding theme. It is good practice to have a meeting with a few cake specialists just to make sure they can give you what you are looking for and within your desired budget.

 6 Months  

At the 6 month mark we start to see all the smaller details coming together to build a bigger picture of what your big day is going to be like. Organising flowers is an absolute must at this stage, if it is left any later you may find it tricky to get exactly what you are looking for. Give yourself time to choose a good florist who can give you the look you want and meet with and discuss all the small details. You may also want to start mapping out a timeline/an itinerary of the day, this will help you relax if you want things to run smoothly and in a specific order. Stationery also needs to be pre-ordered at this stage. Place cards, favours and other wedding supplies need time to be designed and produced so don’t leave yourself in a last minute panic over such small but important details.

 1 Month

We say have the hen and stag do no later than 4 weeks before the wedding. Think about it, drunken accidents happen and a groom with a broken leg may not have been on the agenda. It is also a good idea as it allows plenty of time to focus on the last minute important wedding details like writing your wedding vows. When it comes to writing these it's a good idea to discuss them with each other before hand, talk about how you both met, what it was that attracted you to each other and the things you love about each other the most. Take notes because this will all help with writing the all important vows. Last thing to do in the month leading up to the wedding is to finalise the seating plan, think about who you will have at the top table and who shall be sitting with who. 


  • Date: 29th January 2017
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