Brides’ twelve month ‘things to do’ list for an Ibiza wedding
12th Month

  • Make an appointment to see your minister, priest, rabbi or registrar to fix the wedding date and time
  • Book the church, reception venue, caterer, DJ and/or band

11th Month

  • With both sets of parents, decide how many guests will be invited and work out a budget and guest list
  • Book your photographer and, if you want one, videographer
  • Make sure the church or wedding venue allows photography

10th Month

  • Choose your attendants, best man and ushers
  • Decide on your dress (allow at least four months for a made-to-measure dress)
  • Choose and order your attendants’ outfits
  • Commence discussions with your wedding cake maker – ibizacakes of course!
  • Start looking at honeymoon brochures and consider booking early, particularly if you’re getting married during high season

9th Month

  • Find a florist and discuss your flowers, including buttonholes, bouquets and arrangements for the church and reception venue
  • Decide on a company for the wedding gift list and start planning what to ask for
  • Confirm your menu choice and drink order with your caterer

8th Month

  • If you’re getting married in a church, talk to the organist/musician about the music and discuss your choice of readings with the minister. If you’re having a civil ceremony, ask the registrar what readings and music are permitted
  • Order invitations and envelopes (allow one invitation per married couple or family), plus place cards, menus and a seating plan

7th Month

  • Send out invitations with (RSVP) six months before the day and keep a list of acceptances and refusals.
  • Provide your guests with information on where to book accommodation and flights as last minute bookings are VERY expensive
  • Book transport to the wedding venue and on to the reception for you, your parents and attendants, as well as a car to take you to your first-night hotel or the airport

6th Month

  • Remind your fiance to hire whatever formal wear he and his ushers require
  • Choose presents for your attendants, best man, etc
  • Choose the wedding ring(s)

5th Month

  • If you’re changing your name, allow plenty of time to have your passport renewed – you’ll need to ask the officiating minister or registrar to sign the application form for you

4th Month

  • Buy going-away and honeymoon clothes. If you’re going on a beach holiday after a winter wedding, try to shop in the summer when beachwear is in the shops. Find out if you need visas or inoculations for your honeymoon. Ask your fiance to book your first-night hotel

3rd Month

  • Make an appointment with a make-up expert to try out different looks
  • Book a wedding rehearsal (these usually take place a couple of days before the wedding)
  • Have orders of service printed. Remember that if you are having a choir at your wedding, they will need copies, too

2nd Month

  • Check that your fiance has organised the rings, (don’t forget the rings!!!) his wedding clothes, first-night hotel and buttonholes
  • Try on your wedding outfit, including headdress, shoes and underwear

Last month of Freedom!

  • Inform the caterers of the final number of guests
  • Work out a seating plan
  • Order honeymoon currency and traveller’s cheques
  • Talk to your hairdresser about hairstyles with your veil and tiara
  • Have your hen and stag nights – after all that running around, it’s time to party!