You're engaged! So, what's next?
Planning a wedding can be a stressful time, so our guide below will help you along the way.
Speak to your partner about ideas for your wedding
Ask friends and family for help
Decide on a budget
Decide on when and where you would like to get married (be mindful of holiday seasons)
Pick your bridesmaids and groomsmen
Find your venue- with us you can reserve a date up to 2 years before your big day
12 months before
Think about what rings you both want
Start planning guest list
Start looking for your dress
Find your photographer
Look into wedding suppliers
6 months to 9 months before
Decide on entertainment - A DJ? Perhaps a band?
Pick your caterer, bar, cake supplier
Book ceremony - ask your officiant for advice
Think about where you would like your gift list to be registered
Order bridesmaids dresses
Order groom and best men's clothing
Send out invitations
Look into wedding insurance
Check your marriage license requirements
Book hair and make-up trial
Book Stag and Hen parties
Start looking at your seating plan
Order your wedding cake
Start writing vows
3 months before
Trial hair and makeup session
Contact suppliers and venue to discuss any details you may like to alter
1 month before
Stag and Hen dos
Organise registrar fees
Confirm the menu with your caterer
Final dress fitting
Communicate with photographer what style you want
Finalise seating plan
Coordinate with DJ and Band songs wanted for your first dance
Call any guests who haven't RSVP'd
Finish writing vows
Prepare seating plan
1-2 Weeks before
Contact venue and suppliers to confirm final numbers
Wedding pre-meeting - one of our experiences members of staff will go over the final details of your day and record this on a final arrangements form. This will include your set up information.
Remember to bring your wedding shoes to the pre-meeting!
2-3 days left before
Pick up hired wear
Put finishing touches to place cards, decorations, favours etc.
Drop off decorations, cake etc. at venue - speak to the booking team to arrange this
Get plenty of sleep, it's your wedding day tomorrow!
All at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust wish you a happy life together.