Celebrate in Herefordshire - Page 14

When you get engaged Tell your friends and show off the ring Help to organise an engagement party Arrange a family meeting to discuss arrangements Agree a budget 12 Twelve months to go Check out venues for Ceremony or Reception, so you can set the date Book the venue together Go to the Registration Office to book the Registrar and Give Notice Choose bridesmaids, flower girls & page boys Book the services: photographer, videographer, caterers, reception entertainment, toastmaster, transport & honeymoon Countdown to the Big Day 9 3 6 2 Nine months to go Make a draft guest list with your parents Choose your theme and colour scheme Look for THE dress Choose the bridesmaid’s dresses and shoes Purchase the accessories Plan your hen/stag nights Choose and order the wedding cake Organise your flowers Six months to go Choose the music and readings/poetry that you want Choose your veil, shoes, jewellery and lingerie 4 Four months to go Organise your wedding gift list Choose and order your stationery Make sure you book the wedding time off work Check your Passport details Check whether you need any innoculations for the honeymoon 13 Three months to go Help write the invites Make sure you have clothes for your honeymoon Choose and buy the wedding rings Buy and wrap a gift for the groom/bride Go with your fiancé to purchase gifts for best man, ushers & bridesmaids Sort out the Ceremony details Try out your hairstyle for the big day Arrange to see the Registrar to finalise music, readings etc. Two months to go Send out the invites Confirm numbers with venue Make seating plan One month to go 1 Try your dress on and check bridesmaids’ outfits still fit Go over wedding details with fiancé Pamper yourself Collect authority of marriage, if appropriate, and deliver to person registering your marriage On the Day Enjoy one of the best days of your life