Need help planning your wedding? Here is a wedding checklist to get you started….

Okay, so you have just got engaged. Its time to start planning one of the biggest days of your lives! With so much to plan, Sweetly Seated have drawn up a check list to help you remember some of the most important details…

As soon as possible!

Agree on your wedding budgetFind a wedding and reception venue and book a dateBook the same time and date with the minister or registrar, and give notice to your local registry officePick your wedding theme and start a scrapbook for dress and decoration ideas / suppliersPrepare your guest listChoose your bridesmaids, best man and ushers. Assign tasks to them!

Six months before

Choose and order bridesmaid dresses and your dressBook your wedding transport, florist, photographer, musicians/DJ, hairdresser, make up artist etc.Contact Sweetly Seated to discuss your wedding chair cover ideas.

Five months before

Start to compile a wedding gift list and finalise your guest listChoose your wedding accessories – shoes, jewellery etcBook first night accommodationOrder wedding cakeOrder wedding stationery, or even make your own

Four months before

Finalise your wedding gift listBuy your bridal lingerie and remember to wear it for all dress fittings!Start thinking about favours, table decorations, table names and place cards

Three months to go

Arrange suit fittings for the groomsmen and attend you first dress fittingChoose your wedding ringsSend out invitations to all your guestsFinalise all the wedding flowers requiredStart thinking about what vows and readings to have, ceremony music and first dance musicCreate song list requests (including songs not to play!)Buy wedding shoes and other accessories

Two months to go

Confirm with the minister/registrar your vows and readingsFinal suit fittingsCut your hair and have a trial run with hairdresser and/or make-up artistIf you haven’t already made a booking with Sweetly Seated, you still can!

One month to go

Arrange the final wedding dress fittings for you and your bridesmaidsConfirm all bookings with your wedding suppliers, and timings with the venue

Two weeks to go

Finalise your seating plan and create place cards and a table planProvide the venue and caterers with final numbers

One week to go!

The groom should get his haircutHave a final check for all wedding outfits

The day before!

Drop off your decorations, table plan, place cards and favours at the venueCollect any outfits you have hired for the dayEnsure your overnight bag is packed and delivered to your hotelGet your dress, accessories and make up ready for the morning

The BIG day!

Make sure you eat breakfast before you leave. It’s going to be a long day!Check that your wedding bouquet, buttonholes and corsages have arrivedSweetly Seated will be at your wedding venue dressing the room with your choice of wedding chair covers, organza sashes and wraps, and candelabrasCheck that the best man has the rings, copies of speeches, vows and readings

After the wedding

Return hired clothingSweetly Seated will collect all hired items as part of our serviceOrder your wedding photosEnjoy married life!

Sweetly Seated want to help each bride make the very best of her wedding day with our hassle free approach. We make arrangements with each bride and then with the venue to allow you to concentrate on other aspects of your wedding. As you can see by the list, there is a lot to remember!

About Us: Sweetly Seated provide chair covers for weddings and other special events throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and County Durham. We also offer a range of finishing touches, including twinkle backdrops, candelabras and bay trees. For more information please contact us using the form on the right-hand side of the page.

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