WEDDING PLAN

We want your wedding day to run smoothly and have included a checklist to help you achieve this.

Check on available dates with the registrar if you would like a civil wedding
Book wedding ceremony venue
Book wedding reception venue
Book your honeymoon suite
Book your honeymoon
Order and post your wedding invitations
Buy/hire wedding/ bridesmaid dresses
Order formal groom/ushers/best man/father of the bride and father of the groom attire
Book wedding cars
Book flowers
Select food and beverage for wedding breakfast and evening buffet
Prepare table plan and place settings for the reception venue
Buy presents for bridesmaids/bestman
Buy favours for the wedding breakfast tables
Prepare speeches
And somewhere in between enjoy your hen and stag party – organised by your chief bridesmaid or best man

WEDDING ETIQUETTE

Although tradition and etiquette can add to the glamour of your day it is your day and you may have different ideas for your reception.

FORMAL RECEIVING LINE

  • Bride’s Mother
  • Bride’s Father
  • Bride
  • Groom
  • Groom’s Mother
  • Groom’s Father
  • Bridesmaids
  • Bestman

A FORMAL TOP TABLE SEATING PLAN

Best Man

Chief Bridesmaid

Groom’s Father

Bride’s Mother

Groom

Bride

Bride’s Father

Groom’s Mother

Bridesmaids

 

TOASTS AND SPEECHES

These would normally take place at the end of the meal and would accompany the cutting and distribution of the wedding cake.

Order of Proceedings

  • The Bride and bridegroom cut the cake.
  • Toast to “The Bride and Bridegroom”. This is normally proposed by the Bride’s father or a close relative or friend of the family.
  • Toast to “The Bridesmaids”. This is always proposed by the bridegroom following his response to the first toast.
  • The best man would then respond to the bridegroom’s speech on behalf of the Bridesmaids.