What to do 12 months before your wedding

What to do 12 months before your wedding

Wondering what you need to do 8 – 12 months before your wedding day?

So, You’ve read through What To Do When Recently Engaged, the main things are booked and now for the finer details!

On booking with me for your wedding you will receive a fully comprehensive list of all the best wedding vendors in Perth which will be a super handy way and save you hours scrolling outdated websites with dodgy reviews.

Book a Wedding Stylist

Client of mine? Check your email for vendor recommendations!

By now you should have a better idea of what you like, and STILL like after a few months. Try not to follow trends. If anything just pick one or two things on trend but remember they will most likely date. Although sometimes that’s fun when looking back at old photos and seeing how things change.

Credaro Wines Wedding

Decide on the food

Food Trucks or caterers. Sit Down or Cocktail.

Cocktail weddings are a great way to let your guests mingle and feel at ease and free to party. Get the speeches out of the way so you can all relax and party!

Stackwood Warehouse wedding by Fremantle Wedding Photographer Kate Drennan Photography

Find the Dress

Yes I’m sure by now you have probably looked at and maybe tried on a few but hopefully you have thought about it more and not impulse purchased the first one you try, because I can tell you now the chances are you will look incredible in everything and don’t often wear a long white dress but try find something unique that fits your style and personality. Leave the veil option to a month before the big day if you are unsure. View my list of the Best Wedding Dress Shops in Perth here. 

Decide where to go on Honeymoon!

Yay fun times!

Remember typical honeymoon spots like Bora-Bora while beautiful are higher prices for honeymooners. Why not try off the grid a bit more, be adventurous! – View my list of the top honeymoon venues HERE.

TIP: Ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity from when you are planning on returning from honeymoon.

Santorini Wedding Photographer

Book you pre-wedding accommodation – Airbnb / Hotel

Or ask a friend or family member to use their place!

Try and find something that looks good in photos with lots of natural light and open space for makeup and hair.

One bride mentioned to me recently that she felt a bit overwhelmed in the small tight room where they got ready and she needed air/ somewhere to escape to away from all the bridesmaids, beauticians and family and I definitely loved on our morning having an open plan house with my own space to clear my mind and read over my vows.

I popped this in early as popular venues will book out further in advance.

Perth wedding accomodation the nature inspire eco house

Send out save the dates

This depends on when your wedding is, get in early if you’re getting married in popular months like October-April otherwise you can wait until 6 months out but why not get in as early as possible.

Perth City Farm Wedding


Enjoy a weekend away by the beach…

Kate Drennan Photography Best of Perth Queenstown 2019

Hey, I'm Kate!

A travel-loving introvert from a small pineapple farm in South Africa turned destination wedding photographer and Perth small business owner.


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No matter who you are or what stage of life you are in, I want to capture this time and give you memories that will live on forever!


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