Glasgow is a popular spot for weddings and the range and choice for brides and grooms to huge
You can make a big difference on your wedding day in Glasgow by choosing from a wide range of wedding photographers and eco friendly products and services, ranging from recycled stationery, to wedding cakes made with organic ingredients, to transport by romantic horse and carriage or even by rickshaw!
Hi Flyer Balloons is a local company that can supply helium balloons and decorations for all events Weddings, Birthday, Valentines, Christening, Anniversaries, Bat mitzvah, parties and corporate events. Their qualified decorators are able to design and coordinate to any taste, venue or budget.
Wedding Planning - getting the perfect "white" dress
Buying that perfect dream wedding dress is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. Elegance Bridal has been set up on behalf of many bridal retail outlets all over the UK to get the customers back into the shops.
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Glasgow Wedding planner Guide 2016
To help you plan your special day, we have listed below a comprehensive to-do-list. Hopefully it should cover most circumstances, although you may find you have to add a few things for your personal circumstances. The list can be printed so that you can tick things off, as you go along.
As Soon As Possible
Decide on your style or theme and your initial budget
Check out Glasgow venues
Decide on a date, check with preferred venue and registrar or celebrant
Book date with Registrar (for register office or civil venue ceremony)
Book venue, including over-night stay
Book caterer if not included with venue
Ask caterer or venue if you can sample the menu choices
Choose wedding party - best man, bridesmaids, ushers, flower girls, page boys..
Arrange wedding insurance
If hiring a wedding dress designer do this now, and choose bridal fabric if designer not supplying the material. If hiring a wedding co-coordinator do so now
12 - 9 months to go
Choose and book musicians / entertainment
Choose and book Glasgow photographer / videographer
Choose and book transport
Select honeymoon destination and book
Apply for passport (if travelling abroad) and any other travel requirements
Check with Doctor if any vaccinations / medications are required for overseas destinations
9 - 6 months to go
Choose your guest list for ceremony / wedding breakfast / evening reception
Choose bridal attire
Choose groom's attire
Choose attendant's attire
Select wedding cake company and order
If ordering handmade items - such as stationery, favours, guest book or wedding album - choose and order now
6 - 4 months to go
Select florist and/or flower supplier if doing any of your own flower arrangements
Order stationery and favours (if not already done)
Choose venue decorations or hire a venue decorator
Choose shoes, veils, headdresses and any other accessories
Arrange wedding gift-list
Pick up Marriage Notice form from Glasgow Registrar
Book hairdresser / beauty therapist / make-up artist
Arrange for fittings for grooms, ushers, pageboy's etc (for kilt hire, etc)
4 - 2 months to go
Submit Marriage Notice forms to Registrar
Send out invitations
Buy gifts for attendants
Choose any extra accessories required
Have a trial make-up / hair-do sitting
Inform DJ / Entertainer choice of first dance
If hiring table linen arrange this now
About 2 months to go
Arrange final fittings for wedding dress / bridesmaids outfits
Any children should be measured up for hired outfits (such as kilts) as close to date as shop advises, to allow for growth
Prepare initial seating plans
Check all travelling documents and requirements
Choose eco-friendly confetti
1 month to go
Review seating plans as RSVPs come in
Inform venue / caterer of final numbers
Inform stationer of names for place cards and menu details if required
Keep record of who is giving what gifts (if gift list in place this will be recorded for you)
Check all dress wear and accessories
Arrange rehearsal if an option
Arrange hen/stag parties
2 weeks to go
Confirm all arrangements with suppliers
Make sure all speeches have been prepared
1 week to go
Pick up Marriage Schedule or meet with registrar if required
Ensure best man has rings and cash for services to be paid on the wedding day
2 - 1 days to go
Pick up hired dress wear
Pack over-night stay bags and / or going away bags.
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