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Planning your day


Download the Bingham Wedding Schedule

Congratulations, you’re getting married.

We’ve arranged wonderful weddings in less than three weeks and would be happy to discuss your plans with you.

The following is a suggested schedule for organising your big day.

12 months to go…

Decide when you want to get married
Book a viewing at your venues and the Bingham
Contact your priest or registrar about the ceremony
Work out your budget
Consider taking out Wedding Insurance
Draw up a guest list and decide upon your attendants
Consider employing a wedding planner

N.B. Made to measure dresses can take up to a year to create

11 months to go…

Confirm your booking at the Bingham by returning the signed contract and send out ‘Save the Date’ cards
Book your photographer or we can recommend and book on your behalf
Decide on entertainment and themes for your wedding, ask the Bingham to recommend suppliers and get quotes
Begin to discuss your honeymoon and book as early as possible

10 months to go…

Book your florist and order your wedding cake. Or ask the Bingham to book one of their recommended suppliers
Book your wedding day transport for you, your parents and your attendants

9 months to go…

Make an appointment for you and your bridesmaid(s) to try on dresses 
Sign up for and start compiling a gift list 
Order your wedding rings

8 months to go…

Discuss the details of your ceremony with the minister, priest or registrar e.g. readings, music, order of service

7 months to go…

Place an order for your dress and your bridesmaid(s) dresses 
Buy shoes and accessories for you and your bridesmaids 
Choose your wedding rings 
Arrange suit hire

6 months to go…

Arrange meeting with Bingham wedding coordinator to discuss event design, menu, beverages, and timings for the day 
Book a hair trial and arrange a consultation with a make-up artist

5 months to go…

Order your stationery and order of service booklets 
Order your wedding favours and gifts for children to keep them amused during the Wedding Breakfast 
Book your Bingham Menu Tasting session

4 months to go…

Confirm your final menu choice (with any special dietary requirements) and drinks order with the Bingham 
Start thinking about your thank you gifts for your bridesmaids, best man, ushers and parents 
Send out wedding invitations and include a list of recommended hotels 
Choose your first dance and book dance lessons if required

3 months to go…

Apply to the relevant banks, companies, and/or government entities if you are planning on changing your last name 
Buy your lingerie for your first dress fitting 
Start planning your stag and hen parties 
Reconfirm your time with the church or registrar

2 months to go…

Have your wedding dress fitting 
Check whether you need inoculations or visas for your honeymoon 
Book your beauty treatments

1 month to go…

Order your honeymoon currency 
Have your final dress fitting 
Confirm your guest numbers with the Bingham 
Draw up a seating plan

1 week to go…

Hold your wedding rehearsal 
Have a facial/massage/treatment 
Pack for your honeymoon 
Compile a time plan for your wedding morning

1 day to go…

Have a manicure (this can be arranged at the Bingham) 
Spend the evening pampering yourself