Planning Your Wedding: The Practical Checklist

A simple checklist like the one below is an easy way to ensure that your wedding planning is on track, and avoid stress as the big day approaches.

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Planning The Wedding Ceremony
Contact the priest to make arrangements for wedding service and decide on:

  • Wedding service with Nuptial Mass
  • Wedding service without Mass

Make the following decisions early to minimise stress closer to the wedding:

  • Readers for the ceremony
  • Witnesses
  • Altar servers
  • Best man
  • Bridesmaids
  • Music
  • Ushers
  • Flowers
  • Photography

Other considerations

  • Reception venue
  • Guest list
  • Budgeting – see our budgeting page for some suggestions
  • Legal requirements – see our legalities page for details

Practical Advice

Marriage and the Law


For more information

For more details on the above seeYour Wedding, a guide to marriage in the Catholic Church. Pg 22/23 (this resource is provided during the Pre-Marriage course)