Wedding Planning – Where to start?

Whether you have two months or two years to plan your big day, it’s always useful to have a checklist to ensure all of those important bits are not forgotten.

Stage One 

  • Once you have booked your wedding you need to contact your local Registrar or the Church and book the time for your ceremony
  • Think  about your wedding dress- start dress shopping in boutiques and bridal shops
  • Order and send your save the date cards ready for the big day!

Stage Two

  • Think about meeting florists and photographers and decide on one that will suit you and work well with you on your big day
  • Confirm  your bridesmaids, ushers and best man and start dress and suit shopping for them all well in advance

Stage Three

  • Take a visit back to your venue– refresh your memory from your first visit, take measurements or photographs to match with your theme or layout
  • Research places for your honeymoon
  • Decide on a supplier for your wedding cake

Stage Four

  • Start compiling your guest list and gift register
  • Book your honeymoon and order your bridesmaids dresses

Stage Five

  • Order and send out your invitations
  • Consider your bridal accessories, bridesmaids accessories and the groomsman, best man and usher attire
  • Confirm and finalise your ceremony details and decide whether you would like readings and the music you will be having on the day

 Stage Six

  • Organise your stag and hen parties!
  • Decide on your hairdresser and arrange hair trials along with make up trials with your chosen beautician
  • Choose and order your rings and buy gifts for the members of the wedding party

Stage Seven

  • Arrange the transport to and from your venue and to your honeymoon

Stage Eight

  • Confirm your final numbers and details with your suppliers
  • Pack for your honeymoon
  • Pick up your wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses and Groom’s, best man’s and ushers’ attire.
  • Finalise your seating plan

 The Night Before the Big Day

  • Try to relax!
  • Spend the evening with your closest friends and family- we have a lovely Bridal Cottage where you can indulge in beauty treatments and enjoy being pampered.

 The Wedding Day

  • Enjoy your day – it will be simply amazing!

Emma at Clearwell Castle

If you have any questions relating to having your wedding at Clearwell Castle, please don't hesitate to call Charlotte via the contact details below:


T: 01594 832 320

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