You don’t need to be certified or even crash a short course in order for you plan your wedding. Unless you have a competent and reliable wedding planner to do that, you only need some project management skills to plot what needs to be done and when it should be accomplished. Today’s article will give you some valuable tips on how your wedding planning checklist should look like. Trust us, you don’t need a Gantt Chart (although it might be useful) to do this.
12 months before the d-day: You should start envisioning and imagining how you want your wedding to be. Surf the Internet for pegs and wedding inspirations. But better yet, visit Merry To Marry for stories and suppliers that might pique your interest. Start plotting everything today!
10 months before the d-day: Get your phone and start calling your preferred suppliers and venues. Start canvassing and asking for their rates and schedules. Once you get all information, weigh everything (budget, quality etc) in and decide. If you don’t book your chosen suppliers at this stage, then someone else will!
8 months before the d-day: Start calling your ninongs and ninangs to let them know of your wedding! They are busy people as well so better lock the date in for them! Also, message your friends and your entourage as early as possible to let them know of your fast approaching event!
6 months before the d-day: Meet your suppliers. Visit your church, the venue, and you might want to do the initial food tasting hereon. At the same time, shop materials for the dresses, accessories, and miscellaneous items you think you should get.
4 months before the d-day: Finalise everything with your suppliers. Better check with them how it is going—flowers, cakes etc. Hair and makeup trial should be also be done at this stage. And better work your poses for your engagement shoot, honey!
3 months before the d-day: Send the formal invitations to your guests and get their confirmation immediately!
2 months before the d-day: Attend any marriage counselling or whatsoever. You should also start writing your heartfelt vows so that you won’t rattle on the wedding day.
1 month before the d-day: Call your wedding suppliers for final adjustments, and meet your entourage for any last-minute gown fitting. 1 week before the d-day: We know you might be stressed out by now but this is the perfect time to pamper yourself. Get yourself a massage or derma.
A day before the d-day: Here you go! Take one final call with your suppliers and guests. Take a deep breath and enjoy the start of a new journey for you!
Today’s couple has certainly gone full circle on our site in regard to their marriage journey. If you all remember Ed and Rhea, we featured their amazing engagement session in Dubai, shot by two of the best Filipino wedding and engagement photographers. A lot of you really liked the feature that we decided to give you an exclusive update on their journey—this time, it’s their wedding.
Ed and Rhea recently tied the knot in a solemn and grand celebration at Manila Cathedral, which was attended by their respective families and closest friends. This was followed by a feast held at The Blue Leaf Filipinas that was transformed into an impeccably stylish setting. Thanks to Vatel Manila and K by Cunanan for their great efforts, and major props to Cynfully Sweets for that sinfully curated wedding cake. That snatched our edges. Of course, we won’t forget to mention Myio Okamoto for meeting the standards that the two photographers had set. You are a legend!
Photo: Myio Okamoto | Video: Treehouse Story | Bride’s Dress: Jazel Sy | Bride’s Shoes: Ted Baker | Groom’s Attire: Ian Manila | HMUA & Stylist: Ish Sison | Bouquets, Flowers & Decors: Vatel Manila | Event Stylist & Catering: K by Cunanan | Cake: Cynfully Sweets | Invitations & Stationery: PrintCafe | Jewelry: Cara Jewellers | Bridal Car: Bridal Car Philippines | Coordination: Rhed Sarmiento