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Wedding planning checklist

Updated: Jan 19

Planning a wedding in Wellington can be an exciting, but also a bit overwhelming task, so here's a checklist to help you stay organized and on track:

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Wedding planning checklist

Set a date

Choose a date for your wedding and start planning accordingly. Keep in mind that peak wedding season in Wellington is from November to April, so if you're planning to have your wedding during this time, book venues and vendors well in advance.

Determine your budget

Establish a budget for your wedding and allocate funds for each aspect of the wedding, such as venue, photography, catering, and more.

Choose your wedding venue

Wellington offers a wide range of wedding venues, from romantic gardens to historic buildings, so choose a location that suits your style and guest count.

Find a wedding planner

If you're looking for help planning your wedding, consider hiring a wedding planner. They will help you to organize and plan every aspect of your wedding, and provide you with a wide range of professional contacts.


Choose a design for your wedding invitations and send them out to your guests. Be sure to include all the important details such as the date, time, and location of the wedding.

Choose your wedding attire

Select your wedding dress and attire for the wedding party. Don't forget to schedule fittings and alterations as needed.

Hire a photographer and videographer

Choose a professional photographer and videographer to capture the memories of your special day.

Flowers and decor

Choose a florist and decide on the flowers and decor for your wedding.

Catering and cake

Choose a caterer and decide on the menu for your wedding, as well as your wedding cake.

Music and entertainment

Choose a band or DJ to provide music and entertainment for your reception.


Plan your honeymoon and make any necessary travel arrangements.

Get your Marriage License

Wellington city council require that you have a valid marriage license before the wedding. Make sure you have all the required documents and apply for the license in advance.

By following this wedding planning checklist, you'll be able to plan a beautiful and memorable wedding in Wellington, surrounded by the natural beauty of this amazing city. Remember to take your time and enjoy the planning process, and don't hesitate to ask for help when needed.


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