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Plan your Wedding in South Wales - Wedding Day Countdown

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Wedding Countdown - when to place your orders


Wedding Day Countdown

18-12 Months before the wedding:

(i)   Choose your venue and select the date of the wedding - and book the Registrar and the Wedding Venue

(ii)   Book Wedding Photographer and if required, the videographer, for the date of wedding

(iii)  Book Wedding Toastmaster if required

(iv)  Make a list of guests - send out your 'save the date' cards

At least 12 Months before the wedding:

(i)   Book your Wedding Cars

(ii)  Order Wedding Invitations

(iii)  Honeymoon dates - consult travel agent

(iv)  Decide on bridesmaid and ushers

(v)  Order wedding cake

(vi)  Book disco, wedding DJ, entertainment

(vii)  Choose your wedding dress

6 months before the wedding

(i)   Wedding Present list - appoint a department store to help you with this (e.g. John Lewis)

(ii)  Decide colour scheme

(iv) Formal Wedding Clothes Best Man , Bridegroom, Fathers and Ushers

(v)  Choosing the Wedding Rings

(vi) Arrange appointments with wedding hairdressers / wedding beautician

3 months before the wedding

(i)   Send out wedding invitations

(ii)  Mothers' outfits chosen

(iii) Choose hymns and choice of music, 'order of service' sheets printed

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1 month before the wedding

(i)   Follow up all suppliers to ensure everything is 'happening'

(ii)  Confirm reception venue Schedule for the Wedding Day, arrange Event Finalise meeting with Venue and confirm numbers attending, menu choices, seating plans and final accommodation reservations.

(iii)  Confirm details with photographer

(iv)  Confirm wedding cars

(v)  Confirm details with wedding florist
and confirm numbers for the buttonholes

(vi)  Confirm any external hotel bookings and all other accommodation for guests

(vii)  Confirm


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© Martin Gover, December 2003 (Text Updated April 2018)
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