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Just got engaged?

  • Tell family and friends your big news
  • Throw an engagement party
  • Start to think about dates for the wedding

12 Months To Go

  • Work out a budget – as soon as possible.
  • Remember the sooner you book suppliers, the less likely you are going to be disappointed
  • Check out venues to hold both ceremony and reception – and book!
  • Start to draft your guest list for both day and evening celebrations
  • Start looking at wedding dresses
  • If possible, book your photographer and/or videographer, catering team etc
  • Choose bridesmaids, best man, ushers and attendants
  • Arrange to get your marriage licence from your local registrar

9 Months To Go

  • Choose and order wedding cake
  • Choose and order wedding flowers (bouquets, buttonholes and ceremony/reception decorations)
  • Choose your bridesmaids’ dresses
  • Confirm food and drink with catering team
  • Choose wedding rings
  • Start looking at honeymoon destinations (never too soon!)
  • Decide if your having a wedding gift list and organise
  • Send out save the date cards


Wedding Countdown

Use our Wedding Countdown page to help with your wedding planning and coordination.



6 Months To Go

  • Confirm all venues and fine detail all service, readings and your music.
  • Choose your wedding stationery or make your own!
  • Book your wedding transport
  • Choose and book outfits for groom, best man and ushers
  • Choose any bridal jewellery for the bride and bridesmaids’

3 Months To Go

  • Book an appointment with your hairdresser to try out some styles
  • Arrange your wedding make-up trial
  • Inform reception venue and caterers of final guest numbers
  • Send out invitations
  • Work out your seating plan
  • Finalise all honeymoon plans

1 Month To Go

  • Check that your groom has got himself organised! Clothes, rings, duties etc
  • Have your final hair and make-up practice
  • Have a ‘practice run’ at home with your dress, tiara, jewellery etc
  • Hold your rehearsal
  • Plan and hold hen and stag nights


1 Week To Go 

  • Wear in your shoes at home
  • Contact suppliers one last time to put your mind at rest
  • Arrange pets boarding whilst you away

1 Day To Go 

  • Arrange your luggage to be at the hotel or reception on the day
  • Pick up the cake, button holes, flowers etc as late in the day as possible
  • You may have guests arriving to stay the night before, so be prepared for them to start arriving.
  • In the evening, have a lovely bath with some relaxing salts
  • Have an early night and RELAX!

The Big Day 

  • Keep relaxing…
  • Don’t panic if small things go wrong, let others worry
  • Take your time to get ready
  • And above all… have a GREAT day!!


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