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Essential Wedding Checklist

Your wedding ‘to-do’ list.

Plan the perfect wedding celebration with the help of our comprehensive checklist.

On announcement of your engagement and setting your date

  • Contact your preferred Minister, Priest, Rabbi, Registrar or Marriage Celebrant and discuss your preferred wedding date, style or service
  • As a couple, sit down to discuss the format and budget of your wedding reception
  • Draft your guest list
  • Call Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific to book your meeting with a Weddings Coordinator to discuss your ceremony, reception venue and accommodation
  • Choose your bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen and ushers
  • Decide where to spend your honeymoon and make bookings well in advance. For overseas travelers check passports, visas and inoculations
  • Book hire cars
  • Book photographer and videographer
  • Book musical entertainment
  • Decide on style of wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dresses and groom’s attire and start looking for a dressmaker or tailor if you’re planning to have something custom made, or decide on the options of hiring or buying wedding attire.

 

3-6 months prior to your wedding day

  • Select and order your wedding rings
  • Choose a cake decorator, style and type of cake
  • Discuss floral arrangements for your ceremony and reception, bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, and buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen
  • Decide on wedding shoes and any other accessories
  • Organise stationery requirements; invitations, place cards, cake bags etc
  • Choose your Master of Ceremonies
  • Confirm your ceremony details with your venue and with the person performing your ceremony
  • Meet with your Crowne Weddings Director to organise the finer details of your ceremony and reception

 

2 months prior to your wedding day

  • Finalise your guest list and write invitations and envelopes
  • Purchase gifts for your bridesmaids, best man and groomsmen
  • Reconfirm your honeymoon arrangements; passports, visas and travel insurance
  • Collect your wedding rings
  • Choose music for your reception, cutting of the cake and bridal waltz
  • Confirm menus and timings with your Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific Weddings Coordinator

 

6 weeks prior to your wedding day

  • Mail your wedding invitations
  • Discuss your preferred hair style with your hairdresser and arrange a trial appointment. Once you’re happy with the style you’ve selected, then make an appointment for your wedding day
  • Have the final dress and suit fittings for the Wedding Party

 

1 week prior to your wedding day

  • Arrange a rehearsal of your ceremony with all attendants of the wedding party
  • Collect all wedding attire
  • Confirm cake delivery arrangements
  • Confirm floral deliveries
  • Confirm with Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific final numbers for the reception
  • Complete a guest list, arrange place cards and table seatings and provide this to your venue
  • Confirm your photographer, video and musical entertainment

 

Confirming your Central Coast Wedding.

Our Wedding team would love to assist you further with discussing your options and putting forward a personalised quote based on your requirements.

To discuss your special day with our Weddings team, please contact us on +61 2 4384 9111 or submit a weddings enquiry online.