Wedding Planning

wedding checklistCongratulations on your forthcoming Wedding!

If at all possible try to allow yourselves enough time for your Wedding Planning to make sure you both get the Perfect Wedding you are looking for.

When you start your Wedding Planning decide together the type of wedding you would like - e.g. an informal or formal church wedding or a civil ceremony.

Work out a budget and decide at the outset who will be paying for what. Getting this right will save much heartache later on.

When you gave agreed on a date you should book the church / civil ceremony as soon as you can. Arrange to meet either the church minister or the registrar so that arrangements can be made and you the rest of your Wedding planning can start to be put into effect.

Church Weddings: discuss the details of the ceremony with the minister including the style of service, music to be played, bell ringing, choirs etc. One thing to find out as part of your wedding planning is whether photos may be taken in the church and if confetti is acceptable in the church grounds afterwards.

For a civil wedding ceremony you will need to see the local Registrar who will inform you of the legal formalities (notice of intention to marry) and advise on the number of guests that can be accommodated at the ceremony, especially if held in a Registry Office. They will also inform you if photographs / confetti are acceptable. There are lots of venues where civil wedding can now be held from luxury hotels to castles.

The next thing to do as part of your wedding planning is to draw up a rough guest list to give you approximate numbers.

Look around / visit possible reception venues to see what each one offers for the money. Before you visit, write down a list of questions you would like answering. Do not make a decision on the spot; ask for a written quote and consider all the options together at home. When you are planning your wedding reception here are a few things you should consider:

Wedding Plans