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lime Beauty & Lifestyle feature: Getting ready for your Big Day

Lime feature- Beauty & Lifestyle

Getting ready for your Big Day

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It’s wedding season and no doubt those of you who are looking to tie the knot have a whole list of things to organise and arrange for your big day!

 Don’t fear Lime has put together a checklist to help you plan your wedding and make your day as special as it can be...

First things first

•Spread the word, tell your friends and family

•Organise your budget

•Hire your wedding planner, if needed

•Set a date

•Open a wedding bank account

•Buy wedding insurance

•Book the registrar/church

•Register the wedding licence 

•Send out save the date cards

6-12 months to go

•Visit & book your desired wedding venue

•Draft your wedding guest list

•Book your videographer/ photographer

•Book transport

•Book florist and choose wedding cake 

•Discuss your honeymoon

•Order your wedding stationary

•Choose bridesmaids outfits

•Bride chooses her dress

•Organise music/band/DJ

•Start your beauty regime

4-6 months to go

•Confirm wedding service arrangements

•Groom and best man order suits 

•Draft your wedding invite 

•Purchase your wedding rings

•Organise dress fittings

•Choose your wedding lingerie

2-4 months to go

•Send out invitations 

•Finalise honeymoon; visa’s and passports

•Write personalised vows

•Schedule wedding rehearsal

•Order service sheets

•Organise hen and stag parties

1-2 months to go

•Draw up final wedding guest list 

•Buy wedding gifts for your bridal party

•Finalise transport & videographer/ photographer

•Buy marriage licence 

•Have final dress fitting

•Trail make-up and hair

1 week to go

•Pick up and try on your whole wedding outfit

•Pick up the rings 

•Pack for your honeymoon

•Wear in your wedding shoes! 

•Arrange wedding cake delivery to venue

•Wedding rehearsal; run through bridal party duties 

•Make final wedding checks

The night before

•Wedding organisers help to decorate the venue

•RELAX (it’s your last night alone!)

On your big day! 

•Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready for the ceremony. Grooms get it together! Brides ensure all hair, beauty and make-up is pre-booked and that collection of buttonholes & bouquets has been assigned to someone. Finally, it’s time to say ‘I Do’, relax, smile and enjoy your special day!