Your Wedding Plan

Now that you have said Yes it’s time to start thinking about the kind of wedding you would like to have.

First things First… allow yourself 12-18 months to plan your wedding. Of course a wedding can be organized in a much shorter time frame, this is just the average.

Consider the time of year for your wedding and the theme it will lend to your photos and film.

  • Would you like to share your wedding with the new buds of spring and daffodils. (a sign of new beginnings)
  • A summer wedding with those long bright evenings (full of joy and light)
  • An autumn wedding surrounded by golden falling leaves (mother nature’s own confetti)
  • Winter/Christmas weddings have become more and more popular (for that cosy fireside wedding)
  • Consider the number of guests you wish to invite to get an idea of the size of your guest list and a suitable venue

12 -18 months to the I do’s 

Set the date and Make an appointment to visit wedding venues. Meet with the specialised wedding manager/coordinator who can advise you of all your options.

Important Tips – Tie in your ceremony & reception venues booking date. Decide on a ceremony time that’s not too late so you will have plenty time to enjoy your drinks reception. Remember you will have an hour with the ceremony and greeting guests, then your photos and transport to the venue….. the time zooms by and the early afternoon soon turns into evening time.

Book your ceremony, reception venue, photographer, videographer, florist and your wedding band together. These are always first to get booked up.

8-12 months to the I do’s 

Time to go shopping….. we know the ladies love shopping.

Make appointments and visit bridal boutiques and begin searching for your perfect wedding dress. Professional experts will advise you on latest styles and what suits your individuality. Also consider shoes, head piece and other accessories to complement your dress.

Tips – reach a consensus with regard to colors and dress styles. It’s important that everyone is satisfied. Allow time for dresses to be designed, ordered or made.

Order your wedding rings in time, they often have to be made to order.

Many ceremony singers also offer drinks reception entertainment.

6-8 months to the I do’s

Time to think about the groom, it isn’t happening without him

Time to start ticking some boxes

Tip – They say it’s all about the Bride and that’s true but the modern Groom is a huge help with ideas and valuable input. Don’t rely on just your bridesmaids your hubby to be is there to help too.

3-6 months to the I do’s

  • Send notification of intention to marry to the registrar (this is a legal requirement)
  • Finalise wedding stationery, invitations, booklets etc.. Letterpress
  • Book pre-marriage course if required
  • check with your priest or celebrant about any paperwork you may need to submit (birth certs, baptisem certs etc…)
  • Consider other entertainment such as comedian, magicians, singing chef, photobooth. Candy carts Photobooth365, The Snug,

Tip – Be careful not to blow the budget or over do it with too many novelty items. It may force you to cut back on important services or may force your wedding to run very late. For example: Instead of favours give a donation to your preferred charity.

1-3 months to the I do’s

  • Finalise your wedding guest list and send out invitations
  • Confirm your RSVP final numbers with your reception venue and prepare a table plan
  • Confirm bookings with all suppliers
  • Confirm collection date for your wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses and suits for the guys
  • Confirm collection or delivery of your wedding rings, cake, flowers, favours, honeymoon tickets

Tip – Once you have ticked all the boxes and everything is in place be sure to trust in the professionals you have hired…. sit back and enjoy the day…. it goes far too quickly!

Enjoy one of the best days of your life.

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