Your Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Own Wedding: Download Bride&co's Wedding Planner Checklist Today!

Planning a wedding is an exciting and joyful experience, but it can also be overwhelming and stressful. With so many decisions to make and details to consider, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos. However, fear not! Bride&co is here to guide you through the process and help you plan your dream wedding.

Discover valuable tips and advice on how to plan your own wedding, as well as the perfect tool to assist you: the Bride&co Wedding Planner Checklist. Let the journey begin!

7 Tips for Planning your Wedding

These 7 tips will help you create your dream day- without all the fuss, or stress. Remember, this journey is meant to be exciting and fun, so try not to sweat the small stuff- and above all else, be kind to yourself!

Start Early & set a budget

One of the first steps in planning your wedding is setting a realistic budget. Determine how much you are willing to spend and allocate funds to different aspects of the wedding, such as venue, catering, attire, and decorations. Starting early allows you to secure the best vendors and negotiate better deals.

Create a timeline

A detailed timeline is essential for keeping track of tasks and deadlines. Begin by setting your wedding date and work backward, assigning specific tasks to each month or week. Having a clear timeline ensures that you don’t overlook any important details. Our wedding planner checklist looks at your journey from 12 months before, ensuring plenty of time for planning!

Select your Dream Team

Surround yourself with reliable and experienced professionals. Whether it’s a wedding planner, photographer, caterer, or florist, choose vendors who understand your vision and can bring it to life. Ask for recommendations from friends and family or consult Bride&co’s curated list of trusted wedding service providers.

Be selective when asking asking friends and family to help- curate a small team of people that you trust to help guide your decisions and help brainstorm ideas- just make sure you don’t have to many cooks in your Dream Team kitchen!

Choose your Perfect Venue

The venue sets the tone for your wedding day. Consider your budget, guest list, and desired ambiance when selecting a venue. From elegant ballrooms to picturesque outdoor locations, South Africa offers a wide range of options to suit every couple’s style and preferences.

Personalise your Ceremony & Reception

Infuse your wedding with your unique personalities and love story. Incorporate personal touches like handwritten vows, customized decor, and meaningful music choices. Your wedding should reflect who you are as a couple and create a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Dress to Impress

Your wedding attire is a focal point of the day. Browse through Bride&co’s stunning collection of bridal gowns, suits, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories. Schedule fittings well in advance and make sure to choose a dress that makes you feel confident and beautiful. 

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Don't Forget the Details

While the big picture is important, don’t overlook the smaller details that make a wedding truly special. Pay attention to elements like seating arrangements, table settings, signage, and guest favours. These details add an extra touch of elegance and ensure a cohesive look for your love story throughout your wedding day.

Download your FREE Wedding Planner Checklist

Planning your own wedding can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience with the right tools and guidance. By following these tips and utilizing the Bride&co Wedding Planner Checklist, you’ll be well-equipped to create the wedding of your dreams. Download the checklist today from our website and stay organized as you embark on this incredible journey. Remember, Bride&co is here to support you every step of the way, making your wedding planning experience seamless and stress-free.


Whether you’re envisioning a glamorous ballroom affair or a rustic outdoor celebration, with careful planning and attention to detail, your wedding day will be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. So take a deep breath, embrace the journey, and let Bride&co help you turn your wedding vision into a reality!

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