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Countdown

A successful wedding is the result of careful planning. Our wedding countdown is your ready reference guide - step by step. However part of the special service we offer at Eastwood Park is your own dedicated personal wedding planner who will help lead you through your arrangements.

Engagement

Arrange the newspaper announcement
Choose the date
Decide on what sort of wedding you would like
(Church, Registry Office or Civil Marriage)

From 12 Months

Arrange wedding date and time with the Church/Registrar
Book reception venue
Book reception entertainment
Choose the Best Man, Bridesmaids, Attendants and Ushers
Compile guest list
Organise wedding outfits for the Bride and Bridesmaids
Make arrangements for your honeymoon
Book cars, photographer, videographer

From 9 Months

Order wedding stationery
Order wedding cake
Arrange hire of suits for Groom, Best Man,
Fathers, Pageboy & Ushers
Have wedding dress fitting

From 6 Months

Arrange accommodation for guests who wish to stay at the venue
Order the wedding rings
Order wedding flowers for the church, reception, bouquets, button-holes
Compile wedding present list

From 3 Months

Choose hymns & choice of music, confirm service details with your minister
Arrange for the banns to be read
Send out wedding invitations and wedding present list
Arrange outfits for Mothers
Confirm reception details (menus and drinks package)
Choose accessories for the Bride and Bridesmaids

1 Month

Buy presents for your attendants
Book hairdresser, manicure and make-up
Confirm honeymoon arrangements
Give final numbers to your venue and final b
alance to be paid
Arrange seating plan for the reception
Notify bank etc of any change of name/address
Groom to write speech
Final fitting of wedding dress

1 Week

Rehearse wedding day hairstyle and make up
Wear-in wedding shoes around the house
Attend final wedding ceremony rehearsal
Give order of service sheets to the minister
Make final checks on the cake, photographer,
flowers, cars and catering
Start packing for the honeymoon

The Wedding Morning

Transfer engagement ring to the right hand
When flowers arrive store in a cool place
Check the Best Man has the wedding rings
And finally – relax and enjoy your day!

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