Your Ultimate Wedding Checklist 

Preparing for a Big Fat Indian Wedding entails several details, deadlines, family drama, and far too often enough stress to make you want to elope. Use our checklist and budget sheet to help put it all together. 

6 Months Before 

    • Set a budget 
    • Decide whether you want a destination or local wedding 
    • Think of themes for your different functions 
    • Create a guest list 
    • Scout out venues 
    • Book a wedding planner 
    • Send out a “save the date” message 
    • Pick out invitation cards/stationary 

3 Months Before 

    • Wedding and jewellery shopping 
    • Reserve your wedding night suite 
    • Make your honeymoon reservations: hotel and travel 
    • Start your beauty/fitness regime 
    • Reserve guest accommodation 
    • Pick your first dance song 
    • Buy your giveaways/gifts for family and friends 
    • Finalise menus for all events 
    • Pre-order alcohol for all events 
    • Finalise all transportation for guests 
    • Pick your entertainment 
    • Pick a photographer, mehndi lady, pandit, hair stylist and makeup artist 

3-5 Weeks Before 

    • Confirm all bookings in writing 
    • Confirm itinerary and transportation schedules 
    • Confirm a final guest count 
    • Test hair and make-up 
    • Final dress fitting 
    • Plan your photography and/or con- duct your pre-wedding shoot