How to organise your wedding - Part 1/6

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

As Nottinghamshire’s most popular wedding venue it seemed like a good idea to share some of our insight from the hundreds of weddings hosted at Woodborough Hall over the years.

Creating the perfect wedding takes planning and so what follows in the next few weeks is our six-part guide on what to do and what we do leading up to your day and making the most of those plans on the day to enjoy it to the maximum and get every detail right!

Part 1 – 18 months to a year before your day

♥ Once you have found and booked the perfect venue for you, send a save the date card. This can be anywhere up to 12 to 18 months beforehand but usually a year out and ensures that family and close friends don’t make alternative plans and can attend your day.

♥ You want to have confirmed the registrar or church and what requirements they have from you and this is a good moment to work out an affordable budget and set up a separate savings account for all the expenses.

Woodborough Hall lanterns

♥ It is always a good idea to arrange a wedding insurance. There are several specialist policies that cover all the costs of the wedding and usually the honeymoon too giving you added peace of mind.

♥ If you haven’t already, start collating swatches, cuttings and photographs as it greatly assists you in deciding on the style of your reception, décor, colour and themes, but also it will help the venue stylist or a wedding planner to understand and share your vision for your day.

Gold table setting

♥ Decide on your wedding dress and accessories and start to arrange fittings for the groom and attendants. This is also the moment to book your photographer and/or videographer as well as any transportation on the wedding day, wedding car for you and possibly, end of night transport for your guests. Start looking at and decide where you would like your gift registry too.

♥ Along with planning your honeymoon location when you are sending out those save the dates decide on the number of guests you are inviting, make a list and look at if they are coming all day or just the evening.

Hope you find this helpful. Part 2 of "How to organise your wedding" is coming soon. In the meantime, we are happy to answer any questions you might have based on our experience in the lead up to your day.

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