The process of wedding planning is a tedious one. Though the unconscious planning of your perfect wedding starts way before you actually frame it out on pen and paper, cherry-picking the perfect elements that will turn your dream wedding into reality might get a little hectic.
A wedding planning process involves various steps, different professionals and a lot more groundwork too. And we’re not saying these to scare you off, but there is literally so much that goes into prepping for a wedding - especially an Indian one, with members of both families, friends, colleagues and even sometimes neighbours invited to it. The answer to "How to plan an Indian wedding step by step" can never be simple.
Wouldn’t it be just great if you had a complete wedding checklist at your disposal to assist you with the whole process of planning right till the end with utmost precision and comfort? We have exactly what you need!
All you need to do is download the WeddingWire App/or visit our website and log in using your email, phone number or social media (Facebook).
Go to the App Store for Apple or PlayStore for Android and download the Wedding Planner by WeddingWire India app.
Log in with one of your social media accounts or sign up using your email and setting up a password later. Once you land on the homepage of the app, you can click on 'More' on the right hand side of the app to browse the categories. Next step is to click on 'Organise with Ease' - this option will open a list of 4 categories for you to choose from.
The Checklist feature is also available on the home page once you log in with your details and setup your wedding details too.
The WeddingWire India app as well as the website have a Checklist feature to offer that will make your journey through the wedding planning process a breeze. Our timeline specific planning list is everything you need to do it right. Read on to know more.
From 10 to 12 months
This is the initial stage of wedding planning when you figure out the auspicious dates according to the religious calendars and insert them in the form of notes. This is also the time when you must decide whether or not you want to plan a destination wedding and our app/website allows you to filter out the vendors and destination accordingly. Once these steps are cleared, you will also need clarity about the dates for your pre-wedding ceremonies. The checklist feature on WeddingWire allows you to delegate the responsibilities. You can further create different guest list drafts, confirm venue budget, wedding style, enlist the shortlisted venue options, visit the venue, shortlist photographers, shortlist videographers and even makeup artists here. You must also prepare an engagement checklist by customising your options with us.
If you are wondering how to plan a wedding on a small budget or maybe even a grand one - you must get your hands on the Budget Tool feature on WeddingWire India and thank us later!
From 7 to 9 months
Seven to nine months before the wedding is just perfect for you to finalise the venue. We suggest you find a venue well in advance to ensure that the timings don’t clash or the venue is not already booked. This is also the time when you create your wedding website and your wedding hashtag. The checklist feature in our app/website takes care of the minutest details and includes check-points like agreeing on the time and deliverables with the photographer on when you receive the images and in what format, so on. You’d be pleased to see that the checklist also takes care of your pre-bridal beauty regime and fitness regime too! Yes, that is how detailed it is.
Booking the venue, bridal makeup artist, videographer, photographer and florist is an essential objective to cover during this period. While most couples celebrate their engagement way before the wedding, this is a good time to tick off the boxes on your engagement checklist.
From 4 to 6 months
Every wedding will have guests travelling from outstation (if not travelling to an outstation destination wedding) and this is why shortlisting places where the guests can put up, book their accommodations, finalising the entertainment parts like - live music, DJ, choreographer and so on is essential along with finalising your jewellery. With just 4 to 6 months in hand before the wedding, the checklist also suggests that the wedding outfits need to be picked then. This is also the perfect time for you to begin the paperwork to get your marriage registered for the marriage certificate. It is finally happening! With 4-6 months in hand, this is a great time to get your hands on the initial procedures in order to get the marriage certificate well on time.
From picking the choreographers to shortlisting decor styles and wedding decorators, you can tick off the necessary tasks when done.
From 2 to 3 months
This is the crucial period of a wedding planning process. This part of the checklist also has a lot of tasks that need to be taken care of because, with just 2 to 3 months in hand, the urge to get things in place for the big day is real! This is also one of the reasons why the essential tasks flagged in the app/website in orange also increase in number. You must by now finalise the decor vendors, book your caterer, finalise and order gifts and favours, order invitations, finalise mehndi artists, purchase rings, book your honeymoon if it is anticipated soon after the wedding and of course book your car rentals already!
The last month
The last month before the wedding is more about taking care of the final touches like - ordering alcohol, getting a haircut, pampering yourself, finalising the tents, follow up on guests and transportation and other vendors involved to make sure everything is on time and ready to roll for the big day without any hassle. A must-do during this time is to gather all your vendors involved in your wedding for a venue visit to ensure the plan is going right. Whatever fitting and alterations were needed for your wedding outfits must be done by now too.
The WeddingWire Checklist also makes sure to take care of the sweet little details like writing a sweet pre-wedding note for your partner and keeping special tips aside for your vendors.
Taking care of your personal needs like pampering yourself, finding salons for your friends and family who would want to visit one before the wedding. The checklist includes fun-to-do tasks like pack your honeymoon bags.
With just 7 days to go for the big day, you must not stress much. Instead, just take care of the little last-minute touch-ups like packing the bridal bag that needs to be taken to the venue with you in case the venue is not your home and booking the wedding cake finally. If you are ordering the wedding cake from a very famous cakery then it is best to do it a little earlier.
While taking care of the last-minute manicure and pedicure that is on your wedding day timeline, you must also make sure to download the Wedshoots app where you can upload your pre-wedding and wedding album. You must also have your reception checklist double-checked and ready by now.
Also Read - All You Need To Know About The WedShoots App
After the wedding
The pre-existent checklist of WeddingWire India app/website has two things that need to be taken care of after the wedding - to download your wedding photographs from Wedshoots and to rate and review your vendors.
The fun part is while you must have already picked a professional wedding planner to take care of the daily To-Do lists that will make your wedding a big success, you'll still be worried and need to keep a tab on the things that are being done. This feature helps you navigate through your needs comfortably while keeping it crisp and compact. The Checklist feature allows you to personalise and add tasks to the sheet for all the timelines to make it more of a tailor-made process that is unique to each couple. It is a fool-proof wedding planning guide you must make use of to make your wedding planning process a breeze.
You can share login access to your mother, brother or the planner too to allow them to update it whenever need be.
Have a dream wedding on mind but don't know where to start yet? Get in touch with the ace wedding planners on board to make this an unforgettable celebration of a lifetime.