Welcome to the club! Planning a wedding can be super stressful – and the pressure increases tenfold if you are hosting a larger celebration with family, friends and distant relations.
The Webbington Hotel and Spa is one of the few wedding venues in Somerset that caters for weddings between 50 and 600 guests. So naturally, they are lending their expertise to help calm your nerves with this essential pre-wedding checklist. Wedding Coordinators, Sarah and Laura Jane have categorized tasks into three categories, high priority, six months to go and finishing touches to ensure everything runs seamlessly and according to plan.
Once you have set a date, it’s best to action the larger expenses and activities first.
Set a budget
Ask friends/family if they wish to be part of your bridal party
Book a wedding dress fitting if you are getting a custom-made gown
Brainstorm and create a mood board to decide your colour palette and theme
Book your wedding band & photographer
Send Save the Date invites to all guests indicating clearly what part of the wedding they are welcome to attend
Book the registrar and ensure all legal implications are considered well in advance
Six Months To Go
Suits for the Groom & Best Man
Shop for wedding rings
Book your bridal appointments such as make up, tan etc.
Organise the hen/stag party
Presents for parents, bridesmaids, grooms party
Set your reception menu
Create formal invitations and send to guests with full details, including returnable RSVPs
Choose your wedding playlist and organise any extra entertainment
Ensure the given parties are made aware of any public speaking commitments you wish them to make
Arrange transport for you and immediate family where required throughout the day
Ensure your Wedding Coordinator and venue is aware of the following – final numbers; special dietary requirements for guests; list of suppliers/external planners who will be involved in the day and final seating plans.
Arrange with your Wedding Coordinator a secure place to leave wedding gifts on your big day
Any additional decorations
Arranging a guest book for friends and family to write their well wishes
For more details on weddings at the Webbington Hotel & Spa, contact their Wedding Coordinators at email@example.com or call them on 01934 750100. They will be delighted to offer any advice and help ease your nerves ahead your impending nuptials.
Image Credits: Large bridal party – Mint Photography.