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The Lensbury’s Wedding Countdown Guide

31st May 2016 |By | 1 Comment

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 Reply to “The Lensbury’s Wedding Countdown Guide”

  1. Nicole

    Take a panadol pill on the wedding day..!

    Reply· Jun 11, 2016 2:03pm

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