Wedding planning essentials

It is the final countdown to your big day. Summer warmth is in the air, the days are getting longer and warmer, and the flowers are bursting through to create colourful carpets. All the signs are there for a wonderful day; however, with just a few weeks until the wedding, there are still a few things left to plan.

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Traditionally, the wedding invitations are sent out six to eight weeks before the big day; however, if you are getting married in an exotic location, you will have sent them out months in advance to enable your guests to book flights. Get a list together of who you wish to invite, choose your invitations and find a printer. Create a spreadsheet of who you invite and who has accepted so that you can chase up those who don’t reply.

Once you have finalised your guest list, get in touch with the venue to confirm how many guests will be attending the traditional wedding breakfast and evening buffet, if you are having one. Also inform the caterers of any dietary requests, such as vegan or gluten-free. You will also need to arrange the seating plan. You can also book the wedding rehearsal and dinner.

Hen party

Make sure to arrange your hen party and let all the ladies know where and when it is going to be. For an extra special treat, as it is your special day you could contact a Hen Party Bus Cheltenham company to provide you with the transport found at links including  Make sure you take a disposable camera on the day as you will be sure to have some great memorable moments.

Enjoy a pamper day

Book you, your mother, soon-to-be mother-in-law, bridesmaids and close friends into a spa for a pamper day so you are looking good. This will also give you a rare chance to relax before the wedding.

Arrange a trial-run of your hair and make-up to finalise the perfect look for you and your bridesmaids. Brides magazine suggests taking photos so you have a good idea of how you will all look on the big day.

Another piece of useful advice is to provide something for the children to do; for example, you could set up a children’s corner.

Get a photographer snapped up

Make sure you have booked the right photographer to meet your specific requirements and
take a look at their portfolios and ask how they will work during the big day. Do you want a mix of formal and more relaxed shots? Make sure they know who you want in the photos. You might also like some photos of cherished moments, such as where the proposal took place or where you first met.

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