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Local Area Guide Events Calendar

Welcome to the Poppies Hotel in Callander

  Wedding Time-Line

12-18 Months Before The Big Day

  • Set the date for your wedding
  • Set your budget and decide who is organising each aspect
  • Identify the type of venue for the ceremony & reception and contact the wedding coordinator.
  • Book wedding photographer
  • Book wedding cars & other transport
  • Book band or DJ for reception
  • Order invitations & stationery
  • Decide on Bridesmaids, Best Man & Ushers
  • Order wedding cake
  • Decide on the number of guests & start drawing up guest list
  • Investigate wedding insurance
  • Reserve a block of rooms at the hotel for out-of-town guests

 

6 Months Before The Big Day

  • Register for your wedding gift list
  • Choose wedding dress & accessories
  • Choose Bridesmaid dresses
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Decide on theme and select flowers
  • Bridegroom to arrange suits for Best Man, Ushers & Fathers
  • Organise the hen night and stag night
  • Organise your personalised wedding website (see brochure for details)

 

4 Months Before The Big Day

  • Post wedding invitations with details of timings, transport, directions & details of the hotel
  • Select wedding rings
  • Finalise order of service and select music/hymns
  • Contact your wedding suppliers e.g. florist, entertainment etc to confirm details
  • If you are changing your name, inform banks, passport office etc (ensure your honeymoon is booked under the name that will be on your passport)

 

6-8 Weeks Before The Big Day

  • Confirm any travel arrangements & hotel reservations
  • Organise presents for Bridesmaids and Mothers of the Bride and Bridegroom
  • Choose wedding favours for the reception
  • Make hairdresser & beauty salon appointments – ask your wedding coordinator what we can organise
  • Meet with your wedding coordinator to discuss seating plans, place cards, drinks packages and have your menu tasting

 

3 Weeks Before The Big Day

  • Confirm final number of guests & seating plan with your wedding coordinator
  • Arrange wedding rehearsal
  • Give florist total number of button holes and delivery details
  • Confirm timings with wedding cars & transport operators
  • Discuss with your photographer the photos you would like
  • Give the band/DJ a list of songs you would like played
  • Final fittings for wedding dress
  • Ensure Bridegroom, Best Man & Father of the Bride are writing speeches
  • Bridegrooms to arrange a gift to be delivered to the Bride before the ceremony
  • Collect wedding rings and ensure they fit

 

1 Week Before the Big Day

  • Have trial hair and make up session – ask your wedding coordinator what we can organise for you
  • Meet with the Best Man, Bridesmaids and Ushers to finalise wedding day plans
  • Wear in wedding day shoes at home!
  • Collect wedding dress, veil & accessories
  • Pack for honeymoon and ensure tickets have arrived