From excel spreadsheets, to venue visits, and wedding dresses to choosing my wedding invitations and stationery supplier with Atelier Rosemood, I have found the wedding planning journey incredibly stress-free.
I have taken the whole thing in my stride, and loved every moment. I have loved saving decor themes to Pinterest, ordering my wedding invitations with Atelier Rosemood, wedding dress shopping, and I have even enjoyed the guests list experience.
Make sure you read my engagement blog post from January to read all about the proposal, but also keep an eye on more posts like this one called THE WEDDING DIARIES, if you are engaged or getting married soon.
I will be documenting my entire journey throughout this mad process, from the engagement right up the honeymoon. And this blog post is all about timelines and checklists. I love myself a good checklist, and therefore I have been using this to keep organised.
Check out my other blog post on choosing my wedding stationery with Atelier Rosemood, including my wedding invitations, save the dates and on the day stationery.
Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist
YOU ARE ENGAGED!
The ring is on your finger and you are ready to get planning this wedding! With so many tasks to take care of and details to arrange, planning a wedding can seem overwhelming. But, if you give yourself enough time to plan and sort the tasks month by month with this ultimate wedding-planning checklist and wedding timeline, you’ll find pleasure and joy in planning your own wedding.
The ideal engagement length, I believe is between 16-18 months, as it gives you more time and space to plan your wedding. I would also recommend this length of time simply due to venue availability. The venue we chose was fully booked within 16 months of the date we chose, and we grabbed their last availability in September.So if you’ve got a venue in mind, I would plan as far ahead of possible, and be aware it might not be available.
Top 10 things to do
- Book your venue
- Get your dress
- Choose your wedding stationery with Atelier Rosemood
- Arrange music / DJ
- Book your celebrant or church
- Stick to your budget
- Book your photographer and videographer
- Book hair and make up
- Agree on vows
- Arrange the florist
Who is Atelier Rosemood?
Out of everything on that list, the thing I most enjoyed doing was deciding on a theme, and then ordering our wedding stationery. Choosing your wedding stationery is a big step in the wedding planning process, whether its save the dates, wedding invitations, menu, name places and more.
With Atelier Rosemood, there are plenty of designs and formats to choose and you can find wedding stationery that best matches your wedding vision and theme.
Atelier Rosemood can help you organise your wedding stationery from the beginning to the end, and will help you find a theme which best suits your venue. The French company Atelier Rosemood work with talented designers worldwide to bring fresh contemporary designs to engaged couples across the UK and across Europe.
They have an array of options, including, save the dates, wedding invitations and on-the-day stationery.
Rosemood offer personalised samples of their wedding stationery so that you can get a feel for different designs, which is ideal for future brides and grooms who are yet to define their final wedding style or colour scheme. Colour or plain, sophisticated or unconventional, civil or religious, there are so many types of weddings these days and Atelier Rosemood have a variety of stationery to suit every style and budget.
The thing I enjoyed the most about working with Atelier Rosemood, was their friendly customer service team who are always more than happy to help you find the perfect wedding stationery for your big day!
Each member of the team puts their heart into perfecting each customers personalised stationery. Their “secret sauce” (and worst kept secret) is their full design review, which gives all customers the opportunity to take advantage of their proofreading service, and graphic designers who ensure that each photo looks its best and that each card is perfectly balanced.
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Wedding Planning Timeline
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Week of the wedding
- Refresh your hair color
- Get your eyebrows done
- Get a massage
- Final dress fitting
- Pack your bags and passport for the honeymoon
- Clean your ring
- Chase any RSVP stragglers and deliver the final head count
- Practice your vows out loud
- Write your partner a note
Night Before the Wedding
The big day is finally here!
- Eat a healthy meal
- Pack a clutch or small bag of personal items
- Drink water
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Put any boxes, suitcases, bags, and survival kits to bring to the ceremony or reception in the car (you’ll thank us tomorrow)
Day of the Wedding
- Wake up with your mother, friend or partner
- Have a nutritious breakfast
- Drink water
- Take your dress and veil out of the bag
- Steam your dress if needed
- Lay out all the items
- Exchange notes with your partner
- Say thank you to everyone around you
- Be present!
1 month after
Elements of Wedding Stationery
Once the design has been agreed and numbers priced, you should consider when to order and what to order, to keep the cost at a minimum and also so that any other items you order can be created using the same theme. This is where Atelier Rosemood are great, as you can choose a theme and then they pull together a full package including everything mentioned below.
- Save The Dates
- Wedding Invitations
- RSVP cards
- Order of service
- Name places
- Table numbers
- Seating plan
- Thank you Notes
- Cutlery Wraps
Budget for your wedding
- Reception Venue & Rentals
- Food & Service
- Reception Decorations & Centerpieces
- Reception Music
- The Gown & Alterations
- Ceremony Musicians
- Rehearsal Dinner Venue
- Hair Styling
- Dress preservation
- Bride/Groom Hotel Room(s)
- Headpiece & Veil
- Bride’s Bouquet
- Bridesmaid Bouquets
- Flower Girl Flowers
- Ceremony Decorations
- On the day stationery from Atelier Rosemood
- Save the Dates
- Photo Booth
- Groom’s Tux or Suit
- Wedding invitations from Atelier Rosemood
- Groom’s Accessories
- Bridal Makeup
- Reception Extras
- Your Ring
- Save the dates from Atelier Rosemood
- Bride’s Accessories
- Honeymoon Extras
- Tip Money for Vendors
- Thank-You Cards from Atelier Rosemood
- Additional Prints & Videos
*This blog post is in collaboration with Atelier Rosemood.
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JANET DAVIS02/10/2020 at 09:58
I’m going to use this. Fantastic.