The question is popped, the ring is on, stars are in your eyes and the wedding invitations are almost ready to go out …… but now what? With so many tasks to take care of and things to arrange, planning a wedding can seem overwhelming.
Of course, the easiest solution is to hand over this important event to the professionals at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa. Plenty of experience at planning big days means that things are likely to go ultra-smoothly.
When it comes to booking the venue, our advice is to try to do this as soon as possible so that you can not only secure your dream venue but choose exactly when you’d like to get married. Things get trickier if you leave it until the last minute as earlier bookings are likely to get in before you.
Although most of our bridal couples pretty much leave it to us, it is important to keep an eye on everything during the build up to your big day. So, here’s some ‘to-do’ lists to ensure that everything is on point:
- Select and order cake
- Arrange ceremony décor: chair covers, table clothes, etc.
- Arrange menu
- Select flowers
- Order favours
- Finalize the ceremony and reception schedules
- Print wedding programmes, menu cards and/or place cards
- Organise photographer
- Organise DJ and playlist
- Finalise seating plan
- Confirm vendor arrival times and arrangements
- Finalise the wedding timeline
- Check lights and sound
- Have emergency / repair kits on hand.
Top Tips for the Bride on the Day
- Pack an overnight bag
- Have a time line for the day
- Have a point person
- Have your clothes and jewellery set out and confirm your hairdresser and make up if you are getting ready at the venue.
- Give your point person your vendor’s contact details in case of an emergency
- Pre-prepare tip envelopes for vendors
- Have cash and ID (just in case)
- Pack pre-wedding meals in case you get hungry
- Have extra wedding stationery for the photographer
- Have an emergency kit
- Family heirlooms (something borrowed, something blue) if using
- Extra shoes – just in case
- Rain gear (umbrella) – just in case
Top tips for the Groom on the Day
- The marriage certificate
- Some whiskey to calm the nerves
- Suit and all its accompaniments
- The wedding rings
Finally, REMEMBER TO BREATHE and enjoy this once in a lifetime romantic memory!