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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