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A useful and helpful page packed with advice and pointers on what to do,

from saying I WILL & I DO to your wedding day and celebratory activities

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1 Index

2 First Dance

3 Father Daughter Dance

4 Mother Son Dance

5 Wedding Party Dance

6 Tossing the bouquet

7 Garter Toss

8 Cake Cutting

9 Introductions

10 Last Dance

11 Money Dance

12 Processional Music

13 Recessional Music

14 Ceremony

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Click on the Brides Club Logo to access your free Wedding Planner Pro 7 part planing and budgeting guide. 

1 Supplier / Vendor Contact List

2 Wedding Budget

3 Program Ceremony

4 Scheduler

5 Wedding Labels

6 GuestList & Table Assignments

7 Bridal journal

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hi everyone now today I’m going to give
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you a few pointers of what you should do
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and when in terms of the planning your
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wedding
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here’s a step-by-step list to work
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through your convenience and take them
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off as you go here’s what to do
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immediately after you’re engaged so you
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just got engaged first thing you do is
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you get really excited and don’t forget
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to tell all your friends and family
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this cannot see a bit political don’t
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forget anyone way then you need to work
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out what kind of ceremony will work for
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the two of you whether you want
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something traditional or something a bit
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more unusual and perhaps have a chat
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between the two of you before you open
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this up to the family then look at when
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you want to get married you need a date
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so find one now you need a budget
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probably the most tedious bit of all of
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it but you need to work it out and stick
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to it you need to visit venues that you
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like the local and make provisional
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bookings if you do like them so now you
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need to pick your wedding party you need
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to choose your bridesmaids best man
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rushes etc the next thing is to start a
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wedding scrapbook or planner
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this is something i think is really cool
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and flour and I’ve done a video on this
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before they should perhaps check that
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out some ideas to six to 12 months
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before the wedding make a detailed
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budget document that you can follow
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throughout this needs to include every
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single costs and especially cops that
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are to come you don’t want any nasty
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surprises
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now comes the time to confirm all of
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your wedding suppliers so confirm the
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venues for the ceremony and the
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reception the florist the photographer
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the caterer any entertainment your
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wedding planner anyone that may be
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involved in your wedding next you need
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to decide on a theme or a color scheme
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for your big day
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next you need to order all of your
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wedding stationery so your invitations
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your order of service place cards
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anything you may be printing you need to
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pick which wedding cake you want an
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order it
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next you need to compile your guest list
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so work out who you really want to be
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there but make sure you work it in line
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with your budget remember more people
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equals more money now comes the really
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fun bit to try on wedding dresses find
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some shops you like the look off take
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all your bridesmaids and have a really
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fun day out this is also time to send
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out you’ll save the date cards if you’re
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going to send them this is something
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floor and I’ve also done video on so you
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can check that out if you like four to
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six months before your wedding remind
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your groom to start looking
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four outfits that he might want to wear
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for the wedding and also the best manner
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and the ashes need to buy your wedding
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rings and get them sized you need to
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shop before your bridesmaids dresses and
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shoes workout if you’re going to have
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wedding favors and if you are then
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either buy or make them yourself
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consider any local accommodation your
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guests may need to stay if anyone’s
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coming from far away then perhaps it’s
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worth provisionally booking a few hotels
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in the area under your name research and
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book any rental equipment that you may
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need such as chair covers or candelabras
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book appointments your hair makeup look
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any transport if it’s required you need
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to plan and book your honeymoon which is
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usually a job for the group if you’re
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lucky
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start writing your wedding scheduled for
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the day this is again a video that we’ve
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done on bride 24 so it’s perhaps worth
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looking at that for a bit of . to 24
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months before your wedding you need to
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finalize your order of service before it
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goes to print so work out your readings
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and your music and then send it print i
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can send out your invitations and in
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here you might want to include a gift
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list any directions or specific
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instructions for the guests about this
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time all of your stationery should be
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delivered by or make your guest book
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don’t forget to do your hair and makeup
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trials and it could be a good time now
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to book your first nights accommodation
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if you’re staying in hotel the night of
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your wedding one to two months before
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your wedding you need to finalize your
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guest list and chase any non replies
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confirm all of the final details and
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numbers to your venue and your caterer
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this may be around the right time to do
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your final wedding dress fitting and
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confirm a collection date which is
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exciting and also a time to organize
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your stag and hen parties but also this
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is something that you can delegate quite
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nicely two weeks before your wedding now
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you’ve got all the replies from your
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guests you can start writing at your
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place cards and working out a seating
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plan your wedding reception
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this is also a time to buy any gifts
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that are required for your wedding party
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and write out thank you letters to
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anyone that you may want to give them
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two on the day this is also a good time
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to meet with your photographer and give
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him a list of all the shots that you
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require your wedding day
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send your schedule out to all of your
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suppliers and everyone that may need a
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copy one week before your wedding this
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is a good time to your final hair
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makeup practices and it’s also a good
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time to wherein your wedding shoes so
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wear them around the house for a couple
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of days reconfirm the final numbers to
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the venue and the caterers you’ve made a
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detailed schedule so check it and make
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sure there’s no last-minute changes that
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need to be made and make sure someone’s
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gonna take all of the men’s suits back
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if they’re hired and the day before your
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wedding now it’s the day before your
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wedding make sure everything’s been
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delivered to the venue that supposed to
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be there and you can decorate the venue
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if you need to send your luggage to the
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hotel if you are staying away the
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evening of your wedding and finally
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relax pamper yourself and have fun with
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all your bridesmaids the evening before
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your wedding so that’s it thanks so much
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for watching the video and I hope it
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helps you in your planning along the way
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I’ll seized him by

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Your Wedding Day Timeline

You will want to make every second of your big day count, so it is essential to get your timings and wedding day schedule bang on to help your day go as smoothly as possible!

Even if you are using a coordinator or toastmaster, who will take care of everything and be sure all runs on time and in sequence (plus take care of any unexpected’s on the day), it is good for you to have in your mind, just what is going to happen and when!

Follow our handy, hour-by-hour plan and everything should run like clockwork. Remember this is only a guide – in this scenario, the wedding is starting at 2pm – and you should build in extra time in case of bad weather.

 

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You’ll probably be awake way before this time with excitement anyway, but 9am is a good time to rise and have breakfast. Nothing too stodgy but certainly something that will fill you up – perhaps wholemeal toast and a banana? One glass of Champagne is allowed but don’t overdo it too early on!

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The bridesmaids should be with you now. They should all be wearing button-through tops that can be easily removed without ruining make-up or hairstyles. As the bride you should be having your hair done first so the style can be perfected. Try to avoid having too many people in the room – only the bride, bridesmaids, photographer, make-up artist/hairdresser and perhaps mum should be with you now. Now is the time to be calm and relaxed so if anyone is stressing you out, they’ve got to go!

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Have a small snack to keep your blood sugar levels up – you don’t want to be fainting at the altar! Now bridesmaids should be having their hair done while your make-up is being applied.

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All hair and make-up should be done now and it’s time to get into your dress. Slinky sheath dresses should be put on over your head, taking care not to smudge your make-up. Big dress? Step into it. Make sure whoever is doing up your dress has clean hands! This is the time to give your bridesmaids their presents, especially if you’d like them to wear their gifts on the day. Your photographer will want some time to take shots of you and the girls before you leave for the ceremony, so now is the best time. Delegate someone to be the main point of contact with the co-ordinator at your venue, and give your phone to that person – last-minute issues are not your problem now! As everyone else is getting ready to leave for the ceremony, have a quiet few moments alone with your Dad – try not to cry and ruin your make-up!

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Groom, best man and ushers arrive at the ceremony, welcome guests. Bride’s family sit on the left, groom’s on the right.

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Bridesmaids arrive at the ceremony, shortly followed by the bride and her father. It’s ceremony time! Your co-ordinator signal for the processional music to start and then it’s time to make your entrance. A little shy? Send your bridesmaids in first! This is also a good idea if you’re having flower-girls or page boys, as they can walk in ahead of you and sit with their parents instead of standing on your train!

 

Your Wedding Day Timeline

StartEndActivity
Guests arrive at ceremony
You’ll get married
Canapés, Drinks, Photographs
Room Inspection & Photos of couple in Room
Receiving line
Grand Entrance
Wedding Breakfast
Speeches
Evening Guests arrive & Reception Begins
Cut cake
1st Dance
Father / Bride dance
Evening Buffet
Tunnel / Circle of Love Bride & Groom exit

An example of a Civil Ceremony Timeline

12.00pmGroom arrives at the Venue
12.15pmGuests and registrars arrive at Venue
12.40pmGroom is interviewed by registrar
12.50pmBride is interviewed by registrars
1.00pmCivil Ceremony
1.30pmDrinks reception, canapés and photographs
3.00pmReceiving line (optional)
3.30pmWedding breakfast & Speeches
6.00pmCutting of the Cake & Room turnaround
7.00pmEvening reception guests arrive
7.30pmFirst dance
9.00pmEvening catering served
12amMusic and evening reception to end

An example of a Church Service Timeline

(Based on Church of England)
12.30pmGroom and guests arrive at Church
12.45pmBridesmaids and Mother of Bride arrive
12.55pmBride arrives
1.00pmWedding Service
1.45pmPhotographs outside church
2.10pmLeave Church and travel to venue
2.20pmDrinks reception, canapés and photographs
3.50pmReceiving line
4.20pmWedding breakfast & Speeches
6.50pmRoom turnaround and reset (if required)
7.45pmEvening reception guests arrive
8.30pmCutting of the Cake
8.35pmFirst dance
9.00pmEvening catering served
00.00Music and evening reception to end

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Why do I need wedding insurance?

Wedding Insurance can be an after-thought for lots of couples planning on tying the knot, but it does mean there’s one less (and very important) thing to worry about.”
                                                               Gary Trotman (Steelasophical)
Compared with choosing the rings, the venue and the clothes, arranging wedding insurance doesn’t quite hold the same romance. But the important thing to remember is that as soon as you start spending any money on the big day you’re in a vulnerable position.
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Most couples will feel overwhelmed with to-do lists as the big day approaches – never mind the emotional upheaval. However, there are a few things they should try to be mindful of to ensure all that planning isn’t compromised:

  • Always get contracts in writing
  • Get receipts for all payments you make
  • Make sure you know when each full payment is due, to ensure you don’t lose deposits or suppliers
  • Confirm everything with suppliers a month before the wedding
  • Get supplier recommendations before booking anything
  • And finally, if the size and cost of your wedding escalates unexpectedly, don’t forget to adjust your wedding insurance accordingly.

Failure of suppliers and/or loss or damage If one of your suppliers lets you down and/or you accidentally damage something as important as your wedding dress, we wouldn’t want it to ruin your big day. So we cover your wedding attire,* wedding flowers, wedding cake, wedding cars and transport, wedding photography and video, and your wedding stationery against accidental loss or damage. We also provide cover if your supplier goes bust or can’t deliver what was promised. Your cover is for the cost of any irrecoverable deposits or for any additional costs to arrange an equivalent supplier. For example if your photographer fails to turn up on the day, there is no compensation for the stress this may have caused, only for the irrecoverable deposit or additional cost in arranging another photographer.

Wedding Rings Cover Your policy provides cover for loss of or damage to the wedding rings from the purchase date of the policy, right through to 24 hours after the wedding.

Wedding Gift Cover This includes damage or theft in transit to or from your wedding or when they are on display on the big day. So if your new vase ends up in a hundred pieces, we could pay up to your chosen level of cover as long as the gifts are being stored by you, a close relative or a member of your wedding party. Please note, the cover starts seven days before the wedding and continues for 24 hours after.

Supplier Public Liability Insurance

Public liability insurance protects you if your family embers, friends or guests (also members of the public) suffer personal injury or property damage through the actions (or inactions) of a supplier you employ

It can pay for the costs of subsequent legal expenses or compensation claims and is an integral cover for businesses that interact regularly with customers.

PLEASE be sure that every single supplier you secure the services of for your wedding has a current and valid PLI certificate cover and associated safety documents (such as PAT, Working at Height regulations etc…). Rather than do this yourself, you can ask the venue to take care of this (they should anyway as part of their H&S audit!) and also, for belt and braces, if you are using a toastmaster or wedding planner / coordinator, get them to ensure this is all in place on your behalf.

Useful Links

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Sean GannonPro Photographerwww.energyphotographic.co.uk
WeddingPlanner Table Planner Tool weddingplanner.co.uk/tools/guestlist#table-plan
 Wedding Venues Wedding Venues UK www.wedding-venues.co.uk
 Mr&MsSmith HoneyMoon ideas www.mrandmrssmith.com/honeymoons
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Blogs

RockMyWedding.co.uk

WantThatWedding.co.uk

LoveMyDress.net

SoYoureGettingMarried.com

WhimsicalWonderlandWeddings.com

WeddingSparrow.com

London-Bride.com

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