Timescale & Planning

One year to go

Pencil in your wedding day
Book your venue
Book the florist
Book the cars
Book your photographer
Decide on your Bestman and Bridesmaids
Decide on the style of your wedding
Order the dress and bridal party outfits
Choose and order you wedding cake
Send out your save the date cards

6 months to go

Choose the hymns if you are marring in a church
Order the stationary
Choose and buy the wedding rings
Book your wedding day hair and other wedding beauty appointments
Order the flowers

4 months to go

Send out the invitations
Make arrangements for your Honeymoon, passports, etc

2 months to go

Have your first dress fitting
Visit your venue to finalise food and drink arrangements
Buy presents for the Bridesmaids, Bestman, etc
Work out the seating plan for the reception
Confirm the booking with the florist, photographer, disco, cars etc

2 weeks to go

Wedding rehearsal if getting married in a church
Pack and make final arrangements for your Honeymoon

1 week to go

Finalise numbers with your venue and advise them of the table plan and

2 days to go

Deliver the table plan and wedding stationary, place cards, menus, favours etc

We are often asked about timings for the day, so, as a guideline, we have
designed a Wedding Day Planner.

Ceremony and Reception

1.00pm Ceremony/Service
2.30pm Arrival/reception drinks and photos
4.00pm Receiving line
4.30pm Sit down
6.30-7pm Meal and speeches are finished
7.30-8.00pm Evening reception begins
8.30pm The first dance
9.00pm Finger buffet is served
11.45pm Last orders at the bar
12.00am Carriages home

Remember these are just guidelines and every wedding will be run to its own time.

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