A Complete Wedding-Day Checklist For The Bride and Groom

A Complete Wedding-Day Checklist For The Bride and Groom

Why Do You Need A Wedding Day Checklist?

In Australia, just like anywhere else, wedding preparation planning can be stressful, especially if you’re trying to do it all yourself. That’s why it’s important to have a wedding checklist to keep you organised and on track. This checklist should include everything from when to start getting ready to when the reception ends.

It’s also important to delegate tasks to your wedding party and other family members. This will ensure everyone knows what they need to do so your big day runs smoothly. And don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself! After all, it’s your wedding day. 

Wedding Day Checklist for the Bride

Without a doubt, your wedding day is one of the most important days in anyone’s life. It’s a day filled with excitement, nerves, and a thousand little details. While it’s certainly important to enjoy the day, it’s also important to stay organised so everything goes smoothly. That’s why preparation and a wedding checklist are so important.

So take a peek at this wedding checklist. Adjust it to suit your needs, whether you’re planning a traditional or not-so-traditional event. Make sure you’re completely on top of everything well before your beautiful wedding day in Australia.

  • Don’t forget the bridesmaids’ presents if you haven’t already given them.
  • Pack a comfortable pair of flats (even a separate outfit) for the reception.
  • Remember your jewellery and accessories!
  • Pack a big-day emergency kit with a sewing set (needle and thread), safety pins, band-aids (plasters), double-sided tape, tampons, deodorant and paracetamol.
  • A kit with facial blotting paper, lip balm/gloss or lipstick, breath mints, heel traction pads, and baby powder.
  • Bring extra cash just in case!
  • Arrange transportation home for your bridal party, if needed.
  • Prepare for rain, whether indoors or outdoors
  • Make sure everyone knows when it’s over.

Wedding Day Checklist For The Groom

Marriage traditions have been evolving, and many couples prefer to set aside traditions and celebrate in their own way. But no matter how you do it, there are so many things to think about when planning a wedding. The to-do list seems to grow exponentially the longer you wait to start planning. It can be especially daunting for grooms who aren’t sure what their roles should be. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a fairly traditional wedding checklist for grooms to start with. Be sure to communicate with your partner and members of the wedding party to make sure everything gets done. 

  • The marriage certificate
  • Groomsmen’s gifts
  • Groomsmen’s attire and corsages
  • Pre-ceremony photos
  • Suit and all necessary accessories (don’t forget your shoes!)
  • Lint roller
  • Iron/steamer
  • The wedding rings

Wedding Day Checklist For Both Bride and Groom

The bride or the groom can take care of any of these. You can even delegate to the bridal party, friends, or family members. Just don’t forget them!

  • Devise an itinerary/timeline for the day (for the bridal party as well). Include your caterer, band, florist, and everyone involved. Try to stay within the timeframe as much as possible. Put someone in charge!
  • Get your limo driver’s number.
  • Create a wedding-day photography schedule.
  • Take formal photographs before the ceremony.
  • If you don’t want to see each other before the ceremony, be sure to get family photographs out of the way.
  • If you’re having a cocktail hour, easy does it! Be sure you have something to eat.
  • Make sure mobile phones are fully charged and bring chargers, just in case.
  • Assign someone to get your belongings at the ceremony and follow the reception.
  • Have your wedding vows with you. 
  • Finalise payment methods for vendors (including tips). Don’t forget to include the wedding officiate!

Have fun, but don’t lose sight of what this day is all about!


While every wedding is unique, these are some of the most important things to keep in mind when planning your big day. Our meticulously crafted wedding checklist for Australia ensures you have everything you need to make your dream day a reality.

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