Wedding Planner

Gayles Bridal Cars hopes our free Wedding Planner helps you.

“A Great Event Is The Result of a Thousand Small Actions”

Decide on the size, budget, style and settingDecide how wedding expenses will be sharedCompile a guest list (perhaps you might need two lists – one for the day, one for the evening)Use your list to determine where you can have the wedding venue/receptionBook the registrar, if requiredChoose your wedding party; brides-maids, best man, page boys, flower girls and ushersReserve a date and time for the wedding venue.Decide what music you want for the venue, and book the band/DJBook the wedding Car/carsBook your photographerBook your videographer (if required)If you require external caterers – make your selection and book the dateShop together for the wedding rings. Consider having them engravedPick a colour scheme for your weddingStart shopping for your choice of bridal outfit, bridesmaids, grooms and grooms partyHelp mothers co-ordinate and find their wedding day clothingDiscuss your requirements with a florist – sizes, colours, corsages etc.Shop for grooms suitOrder your wedding cakeDiscuss your florists requirements and book the dateFinalise the menu and price at the reception venueSelect the wine/alcohol requirements for both the meal and pre-reception/toastingDecide on any special bar arrangements – such as cash/credit/special drinksChoose your bridal gift wishes. Register lists with chosen stores/shopsSend invitations to wedding guests with RSVPs. Perhaps include a response cardDecide and book your honeymoon destination and durationBook holiday time for the wedding/honeymoon with your employersEnsure, if relevant, you have the required visas, vaccinations and passportsReserve a date/time for the ceremony rehearsalArrange accommodation for out-of-town guests. Negotiate special rates at chosen hotelArrange for a fitting of the wedding gownEnsure the wedding party have their fittings at the chosen shop/hire shopFinalise the reception decorSelect the bridal stationary – invitations, guest book, thank-you cards, table name badgesArrange any special table decorations and printed menu’sSelect and order gifts for “give-aways’ on the day for wedding party and contributorsBride should choose a regular hairdresser and experiment with hairstylesBook final appointments with hairdresser and beauticianBuy a book to record gifts received and ensure you send thank-you notesPurchase a special gift for your fiance/fianceePlan your preferred music selection for; champagne pouring, tossing of bouquet, first dance etc.Shop for your going away and honeymoon clothesIf you plan to change your name – notify your friends, bank, building society, work, doctor etc.Chase up late invitation repliesFinalise plans for the entertainers, bands, DJ. Finalise list of songs you would like played/whenFinalise plans for the car hireFinalise plans for the photographer/videographerFinalise plans for the church/wedding venueFinalise plans for the reception, florists, bakersPick up the wedding rings from the jewellerOrganise your wedding party and assign tasks to be done on the dayPlace your wedding announcements in the newspaperHave your stag night and hen nightArrange for somebody to collect the flowersArrange for somebody to collect the morning suitsInform you caterer/reception venue about final guest countBuy cake boxes for your guests unable to attendHave your wedding ceremony rehearsalPack for honeymoon. Confirm hotels and collect flight ticketsPurchase travellers cheques. Get currencyEnsure you have all Visas, passports, etc.Inform the ceremony and reception venue’s management about your wedding day programmeMake sure all the wedding attire fitsAllow plenty of time (2 hours) to put your make-up on/style your hairIf photographs are to be taken before the ceremony allow 1 hour for themRemember to bring the ringsGroom should arrive at the ceremony one hour beforeTake a deep breath, relax, enjoy and remember to smile