12 months before the wedding

Agree a budget for the big day with your family and fiancÚ Book the wedding venue and service with the minister/registrar Go dress shopping. Many dresses can take at least six months to arrive Choose the best man, bridesmaid, ushers, pageboys and flower girls Book the reception venue If you wish to compose your own vows, inform your minister. Some may help you in writing them Organise wedding insurance Book the honeymoon early. Arrange any visas/vaccinations Compile a guest list with both families and decide how many to invite