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The Lensbury’s Wedding Countdown Guide

Written by    Last updated: May 31, 2016

Starting to plan your wedding? Wondering about all the things you’ll need to do and when? At The Lensbury we understand it can be very daunting to organise a wedding. With the help of our month-by-month wedding countdown guide, planning your wedding can now be fun and stress free.

Building blocks representing a wedding countdown

12 Months

  • Pick a wedding date.
  • Book a viewing at The Lensbury.
  • Decide on your budget.
  • Book Church/ Registry Office.
  • Draw up your guest list.

11 Months

  • Confirm your booking, by paying your deposit and returning our banqueting terms and conditions contract signed.
  • Decide on and book entertainment/musicians/ photographer. Please ask for The Lensbury’s approved suppliers for suggestions
  • Check passports are valid and start to discuss honeymoon.
  • Send out save the date cards.

10 Months

  • Start thinking about your themes and colour schemes.
  • Book an appointment with The Lensbury Florist on 020 8614 6500.
  • Book transport if required between ceremony and reception.
  • Choose your wedding dress.

9 Months

  • Book honeymoon.
  • Decide on design of wedding invitations.
  • Choose wedding rings.
  • Decide on a wedding gift list.

8 Months

  • Begin shopping for bridesmaids.
  • Arrange first dress fitting of the wedding dress.

7 Months

  • Buy shoes and accessories for you and your bridesmaids.

6 Months

  • Purchase or arrange suit hire for groomsmen.
  • Start looking and book hairdresser and makeup artist, if required.

5 Months

  • Arrange appointment with Wedding Coordinator to discuss menus, beverages and timings of the day.
  • Start completing The Lensbury’s wedding booking form.
  • Book treatments, if required, at The Lensbury Spa on 020 8614 6411.
  • Order wedding cake, using approved suppliers list if required.

4 Months

  • Arrange your complimentary wedding tasting with our Wedding Coordinator.
  • Organise a hair and makeup test run.
  • Buy your wedding lingerie.

3 Months

  • Plan your stag and hen party.
  • Confirm your final menu choice, including all dietary requirements.
  • Arrange visa/vaccinations for honeymoon, if needed.
  • Send out wedding invitations and include your booking reference number for hotel reservations.

2 Months

  • Purchase thank you gifts.
  • Finalise arrangements with entertainers and choose a first dance song.
  • Confirm floral order with the florist.
  • Finalise arrangements with photographer.
  • Re-confirm timings with church or registrar.

1 Month

  • Final fitting of wedding dress.
  • Confirm your guest numbers with The Lensbury.
  • Draw up a seating plan.
  • Check honeymoon arrangements and order currency if needed.
  • Collect wedding rings.
  • Pay proforma invoice to The Lensbury.

 1 Week

  • Double check all arrangements.
  • Pack for honeymoon and collect currency.
  • Hold a wedding rehearsal.
  • Go over wedding day timetable with attendees.
  • Nominate a guest to take care of day’s schedule and any problems that may arise so that you can enjoy the day. Give name to Wedding Co-ordinator.
  • Make a wedding morning agenda.
  • Pick up bridal outfits.

Day Before

  • Have a manicure, pedicure, fake tan and any other treatments at The Lensbury Spa.
  • Take table plan, names cards and any additional decorations to The Lensbury.
  • Relax and have an early night.

Wedding Day

  • Eat a good breakfast.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get ready.
  • Relax and remain calm.
  • Take time out for yourself during the day to reflect and take in sights, sounds and expressions.
  • Enjoy your day!

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One thought on “The Lensbury’s Wedding Countdown Guide

  1. Nicole says:

    Take a panadol pill on the wedding day..!

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