Suggested wedding checklist

After the wedding

  • Set the wedding date!
  • Book your marriage celebrant and prepare for your first meeting
  • Think about who will be in your wedding party (chief bridesmaid, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc.)
  • Think about the style of ceremony you would like (eg: religious, non-religious, formal, semi-formal, casual, thematic, etc.)
  • Book the venue if necessary
    Note: Central Coast Council requires you to inform them if you plan to have your ceremony in a public space within this local government area. Please note that a fee will be charged; see the website of Central Coast Council.
  • Decide on the bridal gown, bridesmaids’ outfits and suits
  • Work on your invitation list
  • Organise a photographer and/or video operator
  • Organise cars
  • Organise music or musicians
  • Organise floral arrangements for the wedding party, as well as for family members
  • Plan your honeymoon: begin reservations and check if passports or visas are required
  • Finalise the invitation list
  • Select the stationery and have it printed
  • Consider a Gift List or Bridal Registry
  • Choose your wedding rings
  • Send out invitations
  • Book a hairdresser and make-up artist
  • Compile a confirmed guest list
  • Finalise full payment of celebrant’s fee at the wedding rehearsal
  • You may wish to give everyone in your bridal party a special gift
  • Confirm arrangements with the caterer, photographers, travel agent, etc.
  • Relax and enjoy your day