The Wedding Day Countdown: BG Bridal Gallery’s Guide to Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding can simultaneously be the most exciting and the most stressful project any engaged couple will encounter in their lives. Are you worrying about all the things you’ll need to do and when? Purveyors of all things Weddings, BG Bridal Gallery is here to walk you through the process! Check out this guide from the BG Wedding Experts that will help make sure that your big day is everything you dreamed it would be.

12 months before

At this point, it’s time to envision your wedding and come up with a budget – and a planning team. It would be best if you have a wedding consultant to help you keep track of different items. You’ll also need to choose the wedding date and venue but don’t forget check with the officiant and your important guests before finalizing. Now would also be a good time to plan the guest list and try to involve your fiancé and your parents so there won’t be any last minute guests to accommodate.

10 months before

Now let’s think about the gown. Choose the dress that feels right for you and consider consulting with a professional couturier to recommend a design that will suit your body type. This is also the time to plan your reception - decide what kind of food and entertainment you want. A DJ or a band? A pianist perhaps? You’ll also need to think about the floral décor. Organize, research and book your wedding professionals. Interview the suppliers to ensure you get the the right people to work with for your special day. Lastly, register for gifts and do it with your partner so there would be an even say for the big day.

7 months before

It’s best to book ceremony musicians at this time to secure their schedule. Order bridesmaid dresses in line with your theme and wedding gown. And start planning your honeymoon! Book flights and hotels in advance to get the deals. Lastly send save-the-date cards. This is a particularly good idea if you’re planning to get married in a provincial destination

5 months before Shop for invitations in line with your desired theme and shop for wedding rings! By this time, your formal wear should already be ready and have your passport renewed or get one if necessary. It’s also time to choose your wedding cake. Do your research and book the designer that can create your dream cake.

3 months before Order your wedding cake now to give the cake designer plenty of time to plan. For the bride, attend your bridal shower. For the groom, time to rent the men’s formalwear. Lastly, hire your wedding day transport. Are you into limousines? Go book one!

2 months before It’s time to send out your invitations, write your vows and purchase gifts for your parents, to your attendants and to each other. Then book your stylist and try out wedding day hairstyles, and your make-up artist. It’s best to go for a trial run so you would know what look you’re comfortable with.

1 month before 30 more days to go! You’ll need a marriage license, so better check with the local bureau in the town you’ll wed. Have your final gown fitting and call all the bridesmaids to make sure they have their gowns ready for the wedding. If you have any last minute changes with your suppliers, you should be making them no later than at this point.

2 weeks before Let’s review the final RSVP list and call the guests who hasn’t responded yet. Talk with your photographer and video team to give the must have shots for your wedding. Give your final requests to the DJ or bandleader. Lastly get your last pre-wedding haircut or color if you want to.

1 week before Get the final headcount and contact the venue and caterer. Meet with all your suppliers and finalize arrangements. Plot the reception seating plan. Give the ceremony and reception manager a schedule of supplier delivery and setup times. Lastly, attend your bachelor/bachelorette party!

3 days before Have your wedding gown pressed or steamed! For the groom, go for final fitting and ask your best man to make sure all the groomsmen is ready with their outfits. Discuss any last-minute items to your suppliers.

1 day before Its a day before your wedding! Prepare your payments and give a person to contact to the wedding professionals in case of emergency. Rehearse your ceremony and have the setup of the ceremony site prepared. Give your license to your officiant. And lastly, have the rehearsal dinner.

Wedding Day Wedding bells are ringing! Give your parents and each other the presents you have. Give the best man the role of handling the wedding band and the officiant’s fee envelope so he’ll be the one to give it after the ceremony. Have your maid of honor in charge of the reception. Now get ready to be wed!

Brides-to-be in Metro Manila now have access to stress-free wedding preparations as Bridal Gallery hosts the Bridal Bootcamp in its showroom on June 24, 2017 with sessions from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Conducted by BG Wedding Experts, topics include Wedding Planning 101, Global Themes & Designs and Choosing your Bridal Gown. Interested brides can sign up through the Facebook Event page or send an email at They can get access to stress-free wedding preparations, wide variety of themes and awesome promos with the BG Bridal Gallery Mobile App, available on IOS and for Android. See what the bride-to-be Maxene Magalona has to say about the BG Bridal Gallery App in the video!

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