Localanswer wedding2011

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The Local Answer/ The Eye wedding information pack.
All the information you need to plan the perfect wedding day.

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Localanswer wedding2011

  1. 1. TheWeddingStoryYour guide to theperfect fairy talewedding locally. S uccess or otherwise on your special day is largely dependant upon the time,planning and preparation you do. You will find out for yourself after you have read this month’s eight page wedding guide that preparation needs to start early, in most cases eighteen months before the big day. We have included some useful hints and tips to help and guide you through the things you need think about and help ensure your special day is a joyous celebration. We have brought together local specialists to help and advise you whether it be jewellery, photo’s or wedding cake. We hope you enjoy reading our wedding guide and find it helpful in preparation for your big day. Page 1 Local Answer
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  3. 3. Wedding Budget Checklist Use the below checklist to help to keep you wedding on budget. Item/Supplier Done Budget Actual Spend Amount (£) (£) Wedding Venue Reception Venue First nights accommodationPhotography & Videographer Wedding dress Accessories Stationery Flowers Cake Catering Drinks Hair and Beauty Bridesmaid outfitsGroom & Groomsmen’s outfits Car Hire Rings Honeymoon Find Table decorations Lingerie Entertainment Thank You presents TOTAL YOUr cOlOUrocal L Answer ExplOrE OUr wEalth Of charms 51 - 53 High Street, Yarm, Yorkshire, TS15 9BH, 01642 788088 24 High Street, Stokesley, Yorkshire, TS9 5AB, 01642 713730 Page 3 Local Answer
  4. 4. Tips On Ordering Your Wedding StationeryWhen to orderAs a guide, we would recommend that orders for Invitations & RSVP cards areplaced at least five to six months before your wedding date for sending out three tofour months before your wedding. Save-The-Date cards can be ordered asearly as you want.Once your guests have replied to yourinvitations, you can then work out your seatingplan. Your Reception venue will tell you howmany tables you will have and where they willbe placed. We can then start working on yourtable plan.If you require a full set of wedding stationery werecommend that you order all of your stationeryat once, (with an estimated numbers if exactquantities are not known at that stage) to ensurecontinuity of your design.How many to orderAllow one Invitation per family/couple (and you may wish to order a few extra for anychanges made when writing them out or any extra guests you may decide to ask at alater date).Allow one Order of Service per couple (and you may wish to order a few extra forevening guests who may also wish to attend the ceremony). The details within yourOrder of Service will need to be agreed with your Church/Venue beforeyou submit them to your stationer.How to word invitations& what to includeInvitations always go out from the hosts,which is normally the brides’ parents. Theyare generally written in the third person (i.e.Mr & Mrs Jones). The time and date shouldbe written first, the venue last. Use the titlesof your guest’s names (i.e. Mrs, Dr etc). Thewording “request the honour of your presence”is the most normal for religious ceremonies,and “request the pleasure of your company” isthe most normal for non-religious ceremonies/location. The brides name should appear beforethe groom.You may also wish to consider including maps/travel information, accommodation details,wedding gift list/wishing well poem, any dressrequirements (i.e. black tie), and/or receptionfinish times within your invitations.Local Answer Page 4
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  6. 6. Wedding Planning Countdown12 to 18 Months before•Announce your engagement to family and friends!•Discuss the kind of day and ceremony you would like (Church or Civil)•Set your budget•Arrange meeting with minister/priest OR book registrar to set your date•Visit reception venues and book•Choose your bridesmaids and groomsmen•Draft your guest list•Book a photographer•Start looking for the dress, make appointments with bridal boutiques9 Months before•Order your fabulous wedding dress•Find your wedding stationer and discuss your requirements•Finalise the guest list and send out Save The Date cards•Book your florist•Order your cake•Book your caterer, hire tables and chairs, DJ/band (if not provided by venue)6 Months before•Order your wedding invitations and other wedding stationery•Meet with hairdresser and make-up artist•Go shopping for bridesmaids dresses•Organise grooms and groomsmen’s suits•Book wedding cars•Go for wedding dress fitting•Order wedding rings•Book your honeymoon (ensure your passports are valid & have inoculations)•Order your table decorations•Discuss and agree menu options with caterer/venue3 to 4 Months before•Send out wedding invitations, including gift list and directions to church/venue•Buy wedding lingerie•Discuss the service and bands with minister/priest/registrar (hymns & readings)•Choose the music for your ceremony and reception2 Months before•Reconfirm bookings with all suppliers•Buy ‘thank you’ presents for bridal party•Visit hairdresser and make-up artist for hair and veil, and make-up trials•Prepare official documents for changing your name1 Month before•Confirm the order of service with minister/priest & pass to your wedding stationer•Arrange your seating plan and place setting cards with your wedding stationer•Have final dress fitting with whole outfit•Write speeches•Confirm that groom and groomsmen’s suits are ready•Enjoy hen and stag nights!Local Answer Page 6
  7. 7. Innovative and inspirational floristsAs a leading orist in the north east, Sandralistens, understands, then crafts the mostbeautiful arrangements to re ect your designsand colours and personality,to ensure perfectionin owers for your wedding day.share love.....share flowers27 High Street, Yarm.Tel 01642 786100 www.sandrarose.co.uk Page 7 Local Answer
  8. 8. Wedding Planning Countdown2 Weeks before•Break in your wedding shoes•Collect wedding rings•Buy honeymoon currency•Agree ‘must take’ shots with your photographer1 Week before•Bring your wedding dress home•Pack for your honeymoon and confirm travel arrangements•Confirm final guest count and meal requirements with caterer/venue•Reconfirm details with all suppliers and venue•Speak with bridal party to make sure everyone knows what they are doing•Have a spray tan•Attend wedding rehearsalThe day before•Send a note/gift to be delivered to your bride tomorrow•Help to decorate venue (if necessary)•Have someone take your luggage to the hotel•Have a manicure and pedicure•Have a relaxing evening and early nightOn the big day•Enjoy and have a fantastic day! Simon White Photography Wedding & Special Occasion Photography Your special day goes by so fast you need someone to capture every laugh, tear and moment of joy. A picture speaks a thousand words and you will have a lifetime of memories to remember your day. W F I can shoot any style you wish from traditional pictures to candid shots and contemporary styles. ed ro di m Please dont hesitate to contact me and I can help tailor a package to suit your needs. ng £ Pa 495 Mobile: 07896 416122 Land line: 01642 308416 ck www.simonwhitephotography.co.uk ag esLocal Answer Page 8

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