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Just engaged? Read our wedding checklist

August 19, 2020

Just engaged? Our wedding checklist is an essential guide to organising your perfect wedding day! We look after wedding day arrangements for lots of clients every year, so we understand exactly what needs to be done and when. Organising a wedding is very exciting, but there’s also a lot to consider and do. It can be a daunting task – even for a professional wedding planner.

Download your free copy of our wedding checklist at the link below. The guide will take you through the entire process – from the moment that you get engaged, to the big day itself – offering lots of helpful hints, tips and advice to help take the stress out of planning your wedding day.

So, what’s in the wedding checklist?

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Long tables dressed for wedding breakfast with floral displays and cutlery: wedding marquee hireAllow us to indulge ourselves! We’ve put together our comprehensive checklist to help you guide you through every stage of your wedding planning process. However, with over forty years in the business, it would be remiss of us not to start out by suggesting that you talk to us about creating your dream wedding venue!

We take the stress out of organising weddings by creating complete marquee venues that include everything you could possibly need! From furniture to flooring, bars, heating, toilets lighting, electrics and more!

We can even recommend some of the best bands, entertainers, caterers, florists, bars and bar staff suppliers that the industry has to offer. We’re not just a marquee company – we are a total wedding and events solution!

Wedding checklist wedding plannerJust engaged?

Congratulations! Our wedding checklist covers everything you’ll want to consider from the moment that you get engaged. From your initial planning discussions through to budget planning, guest list considerations, dates, venues and engagement party planning!

It’s important to get things off to a good start and careful planning at this stage will ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible from the get go.

12 months before the big day

Wedding Photography

It still seems a long way off doesn’t it? However, in planning terms this is one of the most crucial times! The best venues, entertainers, bar suppliers, caterers and so on, all get booked up well in advance. So you’ll want to start researching, talking to them and registering your interest as soon as possible.

The checklist covers many of the considerations that you’ll need to make when approaching venues, photographers, entertainers, caterers and more.

Don’t forget your guests! Now is the time to start sending out your invitations – you’ll need to allow time for collating and managing all of those RSVP’s too!

Dresses, suits, cakes, parties and the Honeymoon!Travel Guide

Around eight to ten months before the big day you’ll want to start thinking about some of the really fun elements. Wedding and bridesmaid dresses, suits for the groomsmen, the wedding cake – and of course, the honeymoon! (You can also download a free copy of our honeymoon guide, here!).

The wedding checklist offers advice on all of the above, as well as elements that you’ll want to start considering in the final six month run up to your wedding day. Floristry, wedding stationary, guest transport and – if you are having one – the rehearsal dinner.

It’s getting close!

It’s just a few months before the big day, so you’ll want to touch base with your suppliers. You’ll also want to make sure that a number of other details have been finalised too.

From the rings to the speeches, the vows, music and the menus! The guide offers a tick box checklist for those essential items that you don’t want to overlook as the day fast approaches.

And in the final few weeks? The checklist covers guest lists, seating arrangements, timings, stag and hen do’s, gifts and more!

The big day arrives!

Enjoy yourselves! What more can we say? If you’ve planned carefully (and we’re confident our guide will be of great help!) then everything will go swimmingly.

Don’t fret over the small details, enjoy the day and go with the flow. Even if every element doesn’t come off quite as perfectly as you would have liked you’ll still have a magical day!

Find out more

Why not contact us? We’d love to discuss your big day and see how we van help. We offer free, no obligation estimates, site visits and quotations for marquee hire. We can also recommend other amazing wedding service suppliers too. Call 01372 459485 or email

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