The Must Have Wedding To Do List

Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your engagement! It’s certainly an exciting time but sometimes planning a wedding can be a little daunting, so I thought it would be helpful to put together a check list for all you newly engaged couples to refer to, for your special day in Cornwall.

9 – 12 months

  1. Think about your style/colour scheme – Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for anyone planning their wedding
  2. Choose your wedding party – Bridesmaids/Best Man etc…
  3. Discuss and plan out your budget. Work out what elements of the wedding are most important to you and prioritise those first
  4. Compile a guest list for the day and also the evening
  5. Book your wedding venue – There are plenty of venues to choose from in the region depending on what sort of wedding you are having – Barn Wedding, Beach Wedding and so on…
    A military wedding at Trevenna Barns - Image 56
  6. Make the legal arrangement for your ceremony
  7. If you are planning on sending out Save the Date cards, now is a good time to send them
  8. Book your wedding photographer – Look at their style of photography to see if it fits with what you have in mind
  9. If you are considering having a videographer, as with booking your photographer, it’s important to look at their style
  10. Start thinking about what sort of wedding dress you would like and go and try a few on!
    A coastal fort wedding at Whitsand Bay - Image 9

9 months

  1. If your venue doesn’t have any catering facilities, you will need to book a separate supplier for this
  2. Consider what flower arrangements you would like and make an appointment with a local florist
    A dusky pink bridal bouquet photographed by Tracey Warbey Photography
  3. Plan your hair and make-up
  4. Book your music/entertainment
  5. Look at wedding cake styles and book your supplier
    A Disney inspired wedding at Trevenna Barns photographed by Tracey Warbey Photography
  6. If you are planning on having a gift list, get this set up now
  7. Look at invitations/stationary. Research materials if you are considering making these yourself or enlist the help of a professional
  8. Decide on your transport for the wedding party and book your supplier
  9. Book your honeymoon (if you are going away straight after the wedding)

3-6 months

  1. Shop for the wedding party outfits – Bridesmaid’s dresses and suits for the men
    An English Country Tipi Wedding in North Cornwall Groomsmen
  2. Buy your wedding rings
    An English Country Tipi Wedding in North Cornwall -The rings
  3. Choose your wedding favours
    An English Country Tipi Wedding in North Cornwall Image 9 Favours
  4. Plan your stag and hen do

1-3 months

  1. Send out your invitations
  2. Organise a seating plan
    A military wedding at Trevenna Barns - Image 80
  3. Select the song for your first dance
    An English Country Tipi Wedding in North Cornwall Image 68 First dance
  4. Have your hair and make-up trials
  5. Collect your wedding rings
  6. Attend your final dress fitting
  7. Prepare speeches and vows
    A flamingo farm wedding in Cornwall - Image 25
  8. Attend a ceremony rehearsal (if you are getting married in a church)
  9. Meet with your wedding photographer/videographer for a consultation
  10. Survive your stag and hen do with all hair intact!

The week before…

  1. Confirm all final details with your suppliers
  2. Pack for your honeymoon (if you are leaving straight after the wedding)

On the day…

Just relax and enjoy it!

If you are in the process of planning your wedding in Cornwall and are looking for a Cornish wedding photographer to capture your special day, please feel free to get in touch. I would love to hear from you!