Having never planned a wedding myself (and being in no rush to do so) it seems that I’m seriously naive when it comes to making your big day perfect. Because while I knew there were a lot of things to do, I had no idea there were 70 steps involved in the average wedding.
Seventy. 7-0. 70. That just seems like so many steps. But according to the wedding powers that be (AKA not me) that’s just what it takes to get things right.
It takes a lot to reach this point. Source: iStock.
And happily, it turns out that list isn't anywhere as daunting as I first thought.
Sharing their ultimate bride-to-be planning list in 2016, Real Simple wrote, "To plan the perfect celebration, use this comprehensive wedding checklist, with a timeline based on the 16-month length of the average US engagement."
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The list includes fairly standard wedding must do's that even unmarried me recognises are important.
This includes things like setting a budget, booking an officiant, and you know... buying a dress.
But then there are extreme suggestions like registering at a minimum of three shopping outlets, checking in on the florist four times prior to the big day and hiring a calligrapher.