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Wedding Checklist – Up to 2 Years Before

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Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Up to 2 Years Before:

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Wedding Checklist – Up to 1 Year Before

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Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Up to 1 Year Before:

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  • Brides: Start thinking about your wedding dress and which style suits you best. Read ‘Find the Best Wedding Dress Style for your Figure‘ and ‘10 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Dress‘.
  • Select the members of the Bridal Party; the Bestman, Maid of Honour, Witnesses, Bridesmaids, Ushers, Flower-girl and other honoured roles.
  • Buy or hire your Wedding Gown, veil and accessories plus those of the bridesmaids and flower-girl.
  • Book the Florist.
  • Book the Make-up Artist and Hairdresser.
  • Book the Red Carpet for the ceremony.
  • Hire the groom’s, bestman’s and other men’s outfits.
  • Have parents select attire.
  • If you are holding an engagement party set the date and purchase the invitations.
  • Start planning your honeymoon and make the necessary reservations.
  • Do not forget the travel insurance and any required legality, such as visas and passports.
  • Inform your employer and book your vacation leave.
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Wedding Checklist – Up to 6 Months Before

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Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Up to Six Months Before:

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  • Finalise the Guest List.
  • Order the drinks, wines and spirits for the reception.
  • Book the Beautician and Nail Technician.
  • Decide whether you are having a Wedding List.
  • Print the Wedding Invitations and ‘Thank You’ cards.
  • Buy or make the Souvenirs.
  • Buy and engrave your Wedding Rings.
  • Have a medical examination and a dental check-up. You would not want a toothache whilst honeymooning!
  • Check whether you require any immunisation with respect to your honeymoon destination.  For more information you may contact the National Immunisation Clinic on (+356) 2568 0222-3 / (+356) 2124 3314, www.health.gov.mt.
  • Start preparing the Wedding Mass Booklet.
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Wedding Checklist – Up to 3 Months Before

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 Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Up to Three Months Before:

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  • Send your Wedding Invitations to any guests living abroad.
  • Buy and engrave champagne glasses.
  • Check men’s fittings for any required alterations.
  • Request the Publication of Banns at the Marriage Registry and, if getting married in the Catholic Church, at the Archdiocese of Malta.  Read ‘Obtaining the ‘Marriage Licence’ in Malta‘.
  • Have the pre-wedding photographs and video taken.
  • Apply for an international credit card, such as Visa or Master Card, if you do not already have one.
  • Start the ‘12-Week Beauty Countdown’ to ensure you look your best on your wedding day.
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Wedding Checklist – Up to 1 Month Before

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Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Up to One Month Before:

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  • Buy any special lingerie in time for the fitting of the gown.
  • Make any alterations to the bride’s gown, bridesmaids’ and flower girl dresses.
  • Buy any jewellery (earrings, necklace, etc.) and remaining accessories to be worn on your day.
  • Confirm your honeymoon flights, accommodation and other bookings.
  • Confirm the validity of your passports. Take photocopies just in case you loose your passports whilst abroad.
  • Confirm the final number of guests and finalise the menu with your caterer.
  • Start confirming all other arrangements and contracts.
  • Plan the reception seating if you are having a sit-down meal.
  • Contact the respective police stations and local councils for any parking or other special permits you might require, for example, to access Mdina with a car.
  • If you are travelling within the EU, apply for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Application forms may be obtained either from the Local Councils, from the Ex-Outpatients Block, St. Luke’s Hospital, G’Mangia or online from www.health.gov.mt . For more info call (+356) 2595 2400.
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Wedding Checklist – Up to 3 Weeks Before

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Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Up to Three Weeks Before:

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  • Mail or deliver by hand the invitations. Allow plenty of time if you intend to make home visits.
  • Discuss your ceremony and reception choice of music with your musicians.
  • Buy gifts for your partner, bridesmaids, ushers, and other members of the bridal party.  A small gift for your parents would be nice too.
  • Discuss address details, contact details and timings with the wedding car hire company.
  • Order appetisers and drinks for guests visiting you over the coming days.
  • Contact your insurance agency to discuss any necessary amendments that need to be done to your life, car and other policies and to list your partner as the beneficiary.
  • Consider extending your home insurance to cover your wedding gifts.
  • Open joint bank accounts and decide on a budget and savings program.
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Wedding Checklist – Up to 2 Weeks Before

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Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Up to Two Weeks Before:

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  • Contact the Marriage Registry to collect your wedding documents.
  • Collect your honeymoon tickets and thoroughly check that your details are correct.
  • Make sure you have all the necessary travel documents, insurance policies and foreign money.
  • Purchase a guest book and a nice pen.
  • Organise delivery of the drinks to the reception venue.
  • Do a church rehearsal with your celebrant.
  • Go out for the hen and bachelor parties. Have fun, but in a safe way!
  • Start the necessary preparations to welcome guests at home.


1 Week Before:

 

  • Confirm any remaining contracts.
  • Collect all dresses and outfits.
  • Confirm that all the wedding participants know their respective duties.
  • Appoint a person to deliver any excess food after your wedding to a charitable institution.
  • Start packing suitcases for your honeymoon. Remember that your hand luggage cannot contain any sharp objects such as scissors and knives. Drinks and liquid-based containers are limited to 100ml each and must be placed in a re-sealable transparent bag not exceeding 1 litre.
  • It is advisable to pack a change of clothes in your hand luggage, just in case your suitcase is lost in transit or delayed.
  • Prepare the ‘Wedding Day Emergency Kit’ and hand it over to your maid of honour or bridesmaid.  Read ‘Wedding Day Emergency Kit’.
  • Brides: Any waxing that needs to be done?
  • Try to find time to visit a health spa together with your partner to relax.


The Day Before:

 

  • Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary including hotel details, flight numbers, etc. with your family in case of an emergency.
  • Try to find a quiet moment to give your partner his / her gift.
  • Find time to thank your family for all they have given you, be it moral or financial support. Say your goodbyes quietly and peacefully.
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Wedding Checklist – Wedding Day & Beyond

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Planning Your Wedding in Malta

Wedding Day:

  • Have a nice and relaxed breakfast.
  • Confirm the delivery of drinks, the going-away outfits, guest book and pen, and any other items to the reception venue.
  • Get married!  Make sure you enjoy your big day to the full!
  • Check out our ‘Wedding Day Itinerary‘ to help you with timings of your wedding day.


The Days After:

  • Take the wedding gown and veil to be cleaned at an experienced laundry.
  • Soon after the wedding take the bridal bouquet for preservation.
  • Make sure all vendors have been paid in full.
  • Take off on your honeymoon and enjoy it!  You deserve it!


The Months After:

  • Within two months find time to send the ‘Thank you’ notes if not already done so.
  • Within three months apply to claim the VAT paid on your wedding services. Read ‘The Wedding/Civil Union VAT Expenses Grant‘.
  • Within six months apply for the Malta Government Marriage Grant of over €540 per couple. Read ‘How to Apply for the Government Marriage Grant
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