Decide on a Wedding month. Do not be too specific on an actual date as your choice of venue may not be available and you may need to work around that. Keep in mind that weekday and winder weddings are more cost effective with regards to the venues and suppliers.
Discuss your budget and determine who will be paying for what.
Draw up a guest list – this should be discuss with both relevant family members
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Attend any upcoming bridal fairs – these are available in the marriage meander books or on our website.
Visit Wedding venues & book an available date.
Consult travel agents and consider honeymoon options. If travelling abroad ensure your passports are in order. Keep in mind that South Africa boasts some of the most spectacular honeymoon destinations in the world.
Begin with a short list of Professional service suppliers that can be found on www.kznweddingdj.co.za or possibly those you have met or seen before.
4 - 8 Months Ahead
Streamline the guest list and send notices to any overseas guests so they have ample time to make travel arrangements.
Confirm the location of the ceremony
Ensure that your minister/marriage officers is available on the selected date.
Consult your attorney regarding suitable marital contract
Order your Wedding stationary and ensure that the theme you have selected for your wedding is brought through into the style of your invitations.
Decide on style of your dress and choose a reputable designing if having your own wedding gown made.
Order your wedding bands
Book as many wedding suppliers and confirm availability.
Discuss menu options and décor details with your venue & wedding coordinator
1 - 3 Months Ahead
Mail invitations and sms/email/twitter guests letting them know they can expect a very special invitation in the post
Dress fittings with yourself and your retinue. Share your shopping experience with somebody special.
Finalise menu details with your venue.
Keep in touch with all wedding suppliers you have selected and ensure all arrangements are in order.
Meet with your hair stylist for colour treatments etc.
Collect your wedding bands
Confirm all transportation, including honeymoon details.
2 – 3 Weeks Ahead
Meet with your Musicians/DJ for a pre-wedding meeting - KZN Wedding DJ are brilliant
Set the date for your wedding rehearsal. This is normally the day before or 2 days prior to your wedding.
Make appointments with your beauty salon
Confirm honeymoon reservations.
1 Week Ahead
Pack for your Honeymoon
Send reminders to all relevant parties reminding them of the wedding rehearsal
Send final numbers of guests to the venue and confirm the menu.
Confirm all final details with Wedding Suppliers
Confirm all hair and makeup times for the wedding day.
The Day Before
Visit your beauty salon for a manicure and pedicure
Discuss order of wedding day with parents, family & retinue
Take some time out before the special people arrive.
The Night Before
As things have been frantic in the lead up to this time, its vitally important to have a relaxing evening.
Possibly invite your bridesmaids or Maid of Honour to stay over for a pampering evening.
Whether with your friends or family, make it an evening to remember whilst getting your beauty sleep in at the same time.
YOUR BIG DAY
Ensure you have a healthy breakfast.
Indulge in having your hair and makeup done preferably at your venue as this will be far more relaxing. If you do go to the hair salon, remember to have your bath before you go and to wear button down stop so you do not have to pull anything over your beautifully done hair.
Pack a change of clothes if you are going away straight after receptions.
Most importantly – relax and take it all in.
You have planned this for so long so do not stress and savour each and every moment.