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The Ultimate Wedding Checklist Every Indian Bride Needs To Follow – Print it Now!

The Ultimate Wedding Checklist Every Indian Bride Needs To Follow – Print it Now!

Step into the world of Indian weddings, where colors burst like fireworks and traditions dance with joy. Weddings in India are nothing short of grand celebrations, filled with love, laughter, and a touch of Bollywood magic. If you’re an Indian bride-to-be, get ready for the ride of a lifetime!

Planning an Indian wedding can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also feel like navigating a maze of rituals, ceremonies, and intricate details. That’s why we’re here to rescue you with the ultimate wedding checklist that every Indian bride needs to follow! From the moment you say “yes” to the love of your life, the wedding preparations kick off with a whirlwind of excitement. With this comprehensive checklist in hand, you’ll be armed with the knowledge and organization you need to make your dream wedding a reality. We’ll guide you through the maze of bridal attire, jewelry shopping, mehndi designs, and beauty routines that will make you shine like a Bollywood diva. We’ll also delve into the enchanting world of wedding invitations, venue selection, and menu planning because in an Indian wedding, no guest goes home hungry! But it doesn’t stop there! Our checklist will lead you through the maze of wedding ceremonies, from the vibrant sangeet to the sacred rituals of the wedding day. We’ll even share tips and tricks to keep the pre-wedding jitters at bay and ensure that you enjoy every moment of your special day.

So, grab your chai, sit back, and get ready to embark on this incredible journey. Let’s dive into the ultimate wedding checklist that will make your Indian wedding a celebration to remember!

6 MONTHS TO GO

Start wedding planning at least 6 months earlier as a wedding is no easy feat!  

Wedding Planning:
1. Choose a season and finalize the wedding date!
2. Discuss the wedding budget and settle on an approximate figure.
3. Do you want a destination wedding or a local one?
4. Keeping your budget in mind, list the pre and post-wedding events you would like to have.
5. Estimate the approximate headcount for each of these events to help with venue selection and catering.
6. Consider hiring a wedding planner if you feel overwhelmed or need assistance with the planning process.
7. If a loan is required, research loan options and apply for a loan. 

Wedding Venue:
8. Shortlist venues for each of your functions, keeping in mind capacity and budget.
9. Check out venues in person.
10. Research the wedding themes you may like.
11. Check out DIY ideas if you want to personalize them.

Wedding Invitations:
12. Go through invitation card designs and shortlist your favorites. OR come up with your own.

Honeymoon:
13. Research honeymoon destinations.

5 MONTHS TO GO

Wedding Venue:
1. Book venues for all functions.
2. Make sure you read the agreement and are on board with everything.

Wedding Invitations:
3. Finalize the wedding invitation card along with the design and wording.
4. Order wedding invitation cards.

Catering:
5. Look for preferred caterers.
6. Go for food tasting with shortlisted caterers.
7. Hire your favorite caterer.
8. Finalise menus/s for your functions.

Planning:
9. Renew passports.

Entertainment:
10. Research and decide entertainment ideas as per functions.

4 MONTHS TO GO

Wedding Planning:
1. Make a detailed itinerary for each ceremony along with the time and date.

Invitations:
2. Start sending out invitations.

Wedding Jewellery:
3. Browse designs for wedding jewellery and approximate costs.
4. Go jewellery shopping for rings, mangalsutra, etc.

Photography:
5. Research what kind of photography you want.
6. Research photographers online. Check out some of their work to get a sense of their quality and style.
7. Finalize Photographer.

Honeymoon:
8. Book accommodation and tickets for your honeymoon.

3 MONTHS TO GO

Wedding Planning:
1. Decide a theme for décor.
2. Research decorators.
3. Shortlist decorators and go through their offered décor ideas.
4. Discuss with the decorator your choices.
5. Book a suitable decorator

Bridal Makeup:
6. Book an appointment with a beautician and discuss with them if you need any hair or beauty treatment.
7. Book an appointment with a fitness trainer to assess whether you want to lose or gain weight for the wedding.
8. Join a fitness program, if needed.
9. Explore wedding functions hair and makeup styles.

Wedding Photography:
10. Discuss the outfit, location, and dates for the pre-wedding photoshoot. Keep an ideal date of 1 month prior to the wedding.
11. Also discuss the list of events for photography and other details with him.

Entertainment:
12. Book all entertainers for all functions.

Mehndi:
13. Browse through various Mehendi designs.
14. Research Mehendi artists.
15. Finalise and book your favorite Mehendi artist.

Bridal wear:
16. Check out outfits for weddings and other functions.
17. Start visiting bridal and groom’s wear stores.
18. Buy all your wedding outfits and accessories.

Gifting:
19. Research wedding favors.

Honeymoon:
20. Shop for honeymoon.

2 MONTHS TO GO

Entertainment:
1. Join a dance lesson or hire a choreographer, if needed.

Accommodation:
2. Book hotels to accommodate out-of-town guests.

Logistics:
3. Book transportation to and from venues.

Other vendors:
4. Book a Pandit Ji.

Honeymoon:
5. Confirm honeymoon reservations.

Gifting:
6. Decide return gifts and favors for each of our wedding functions.
7. Shop for wedding favors.

Makeup:
8. Book a Makeup artist for guests.
9. Go for a trial hair and make-up session.
10. Book Makeup artist.

1 MONTH TO GO

Venue:
1. Finalize the menu and do a food tasting.

Planning:
2. Make a list of things required for ceremonies, puja, and rituals and scatter the list among dependable family members.

Makeup:
3. Start taking your pre-wedding beauty packages and follow a healthy lifestyle.

Photography:
4. Get your scheduled pre-wedding shoot done.

Cake:
5. Go through cake designs.
6. Visit bakers and book a cake for your wedding.

Wedding Trousseau:
7. Find Trousseau Packer and get the trousseau packed.

Other vendors:
8. Decide on the bride and groom entry ideas.

Make Up:
9. Get your final haircut and color.

Other vendors:
10. Book security personal

Gifting:
11. Pack gifts and favors.

Entertainment:
12. Discuss with the DJ/band/musician and make a list of all songs to play at each event. Ex: Bride and groom entry, etc.

2 WEEKS TO GO

Planning:
1. Reconfirm the presence and timing of vendors for their respective events.
2. Go through the timeline of ceremonies with your family and close guests.

Bridal Wear:
3. Check the fit of your outfits in case there has been a size change.
4. Give outfits for steam ironing and get them ready.

Photography:
5. Discuss with your photographer, and hand him the list of important moments to capture.

Venue:
6. Finalize seating and decor arrangements.

Music:
7. Rehearse the dance.

Honeymoon:
8. Pack for the honeymoon

1 WEEK TO GO

Planning:
1. Pick up rentals, if any.
2. Put together a few meds to avoid distress and also if you have any allergies. Pack a bag of necessities like perfume, blotting tissues, etc.

Makeup:
3. Give yourself a relaxing spa and massage.

THE WEDDING DAY

1. Sleep for 9 hours the night before.
2. Eat a good breakfast! Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready.
3. Put a smile on your face.
4. Get married!!

POST – WEDDING

1. Review and send a thank you note to all your vendors
2. Make sure you source pictures of every moment from your friends and fam. Just in case the photographer missed something.
3. Give all your outfits for cleaning and keep them in a safe place.
4. Take a spa or massage to relax through post-wedding exhaustion.
5. Leave for the honeymoon!

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These will help you with all the planning:

Venue:

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Planning:

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Invitations:

20 Quirky Wedding Cards that Your Guests Can’t Say No To!

Quirky and Fun Bachelorette Party Invitation Ideas

Décor:

40 Wedding Reception Stage Decoration Ideas to Blow Your Mind Away

35+ Wedding Decoration Ideas That Are All The Rage This Wedding Season

15+ Trending Wedding Flower Ideas for a Whimsical Wedding Ceremony

10+ Pastel Wedding Decor Ideas for a Breathtaking Summer Wedding

Getting Haldi-fied soon? Trending Haldi Ceremony Decoration Ideas Coming Right Up for You!

20+ Jaw-dropping New Tent Ideas for A Whimsical Outdoor Tented Wedding

Bridal Wear:

Bridal Saree Brands That Should Be on Your Radar for Every Style and Budget!

10 Indigenous Wedding Footwear Brands for Every Bridal Style & Budget

40 blouse back neck designs you have to check out this Indian wedding season!

8 Tips For Acing Your First Bridal Fitting

Latest Lehenga Photos | 2022 Bridal Lehenga Images from Real Weddings

Bridal Jewellery:

30 Bridal Gold Necklace Designs to Check Out Before Buying Your Wedding Jewellery!

11 Bridal Nose Rings a.k.a. Nath Designs which are a must-see for Every Bride!

The Most Stunning Kalire Designs We Spotted on Real Brides!

Best Maang Tikka and Matha Patti Looks – Gorg Designs We’ve Seen on Brides!

Real Brides Who Slayed their D-Day Looks With Offbeat Bridal Jewellery Set

Real Brides Who Floored Us With their Diamond Jewellery Sets

Mehndi:

50+ Wedding Dulhan Mehndi Designs to Flaunt on Your Big Day

50+ Newest Bridal Mehndi Designs for Hands & Legs to Flaunt on Your Big Day

Simple Mehendi Designs to Bookmark for All Occasions!

20 Offbeat Mehendi Outfits Which Are Sure to Leave You WOWED!

Dulhan Mehandi Design – 20+ Mehandi Designs to Help Complete Your Bridal Look!

Makeup:

20 Dulhan Makeup Looks for the Modern Bride

15+ Questions You Must Ask Your Bridal Makeup Artist Before Booking One

10+ Easy and Gorgeous Wedding Nail Art Design Ideas for the Indian Bride!

Wedding Day Emergency Kit: An Important Checklist for Millennial Brides

15 Bridal Makeup Kit Essentials You Must Have in Your Wedding Beauty Bag

Bridal Hairstyles:

10 Whimsical Wedding Hairstyles with Flowers for Every Indian Bride

40 Stunning Bridal Hairstyles from Real Weddings that We love

25+ Simply Stunning Engagement Hairstyles Perfect for Pre-wedding Ceremonies

20+ Gorgeous Bridesmaid Hairstyles to Ace the Wedding Guest Look

Entertainment:

70+ Absolute Best Bollywood Sangeet Songs to Dance on Like No One is Watching!

20 Most Trending Couple Dance Songs For A Groovy Sangeet Ceremony

20+ Trending Bridal Entry Songs to Make Your Groom Skip A Beat

20+ Punjabi Weddings Songs for an Ultimate Playlist for your Big Day

Photography:

Picture Perfect – The Hottest Wedding Photo and Film Trends of 2023

Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Mumbai to Check Out This Season! #mumbaidiaries

40 Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Ideas in a Budget That You Fall in Love With!

All About The Perfect Wedding Photography – The Ultimate Guide

Cake:

Sweetest of Them All: 10 Top Trending Wedding Cakes That Will Make Your Mouth Water!

Latest Wedding Cake Designs 2022 that You Can Customize for Your Big Day!

Here’s Where You Can Buy Those Naughty Bachelorette Cakes for Your BFF!

Creative Half and Half Wedding Cake Ideas that You Must Take Straight to Your Cake Vendor!

Gifting:

The Ultimate Guide To Creating The Most Thoughtful Bridesmaid Favors

7 Brilliant Welcome Gift Ideas for Your Wedding Guests

20 Different And Useful Wedding Favors Your Guests Would Actually Want!

So there you have it, lovebirds! Your ultimate wedding checklist to help you navigate the beautiful chaos of wedding planning. From choosing the perfect date to dancing the night away at your reception, this checklist has got you covered.

Remember, wedding planning is an adventure filled with laughter, tears, and countless memorable moments. Embrace the journey, stay organized, and don’t forget to explore our blog page for the latest wedding planning ideas. No matter how intricate the details or how long the checklist, what truly matters is the love and commitment you share with your partner. So, while you meticulously plan every aspect of your special day, don’t lose sight of what brought you here in the first place – the love that binds you together. Wishing you a wedding day filled with magic, laughter, and endless love. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness together!


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