Over 12 months in advance

  • Draft a guest list
  •  Agree on a budget
  •  Book the Church or Civil Ceremony venue
  • Confirm reception date with the hotel/ venue of your choice
  •  Confirm and book your catering      

6 – 12 months in advance

  •  Visit Wedding Fayres
  • Consider Wedding wear for Bride, Bridesmaids and Pageboys
  • Select and book entertainment for evening Reception
  • Book photographer & videographer
  •  Hire Gentlemen’s formal wear
  • Book Transport
  •  Decide on Honeymoon destination and book 
  •  Check passports are correc

3 – 6 months in advance

  •  Agree on music for the ceremony
  •   Organise invitations and Wedding Stationary – send out
  •  Give guests accommodation details
  •  Organise flowers for the venues and order your bouquet and buttonholes
  •   Order the wedding rings
  •   Order cake
  •   Select menus for the day and organise evening buffet
  •   Make an appointment with your wedding co-ordinator to run through the day
  •   Confirm the church or registrar
  •   Book wedding night accommodation if not staying at the hotel
  •   Organise a wedding list
  •  Visit the hairdressers to discuss hair and make-up for you and your bridesmaid, book a trial session

2 months in advance

  •   Monitor replies from invitations
  •   Select gifts for Parents, Bridesmaids and attendants
  •  Organise schedule of Photographs
  •  Follow up any invitations not yet returned
  •   Double check wedding dress and accessories
  •   Buy a going away outfit
  •   Book final hair appointment
  •  Inform banks, doctors, DVLC etc.. of your new name
  •  Arrange Stag & Hen nights’
  •  Final dress fitting
  •  Consider receiving line and who will be in it
  •  Check final arrangements, numbers and organise payment

On the day – by someone else

  • Organise the return of hired formal wear
  •  Organise for the presents and remains of the cake to be collected and stored safely
  •  Relax, enjoy your day and let staff at your chosen venue look after you and your guests.


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