Planning Tips - The Wedding Timetable

Don’t panic if you have less time than scheduled here, just get started as soon as you can and remember to never allow the details to overshadow the joy of your special day.

First steps - from 24 months.
The first thing you will plan for your wedding is the budget. Talk between yourselves and your respective parents about the kind of service you would like.

When you have decided, visit your Vicar/Priest or Registrar and make arrangements for your marriage ceremony. They will explain everything you will need to know about walking up the aisle and saying ‘I do’.

As the bride, your thoughts will no doubt turn to your wedding gown, so start looking early for your perfect style. Take into account the style of your wedding, your own personality and whether your wedding is traditional or informal.

Start looking for your wedding venue, book early if your choice of venue is highly sought after as some take bookings as much as 2 years in advance. Decide on your wedding date.

  • Other important things to be arranged are as follows:
  • Apply for a marriage licence if marrying anywhere other than in a C of E Church.
  • Book the photographer and videographer.
  • Book the transport.
  • Book the florist.
  • Book the toastmaster if required.
  • Decide on the number of guests and make a list.
  • Book the honeymoon and apply for passports.
  • Decide on the bridesmaids and ushers.
  • Order the wedding cake.
  • Organise any wedding insurance before paying any deposits.

You have now put in place an excellent framework for the build up to your big day. Hopefully, you now have a team of professionals all working towards making sure it is a day to remember, and for all the right reasons.