How to Plan a Stress Free Wedding


Congratulations on your engagement! As you embark on the exciting journey of planning your dream wedding, having a comprehensive checklist can be your best friend. A well-organised plan not only ensures you won’t miss any crucial details but also helps in maintaining a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Let’s dive into a step-by-step guide to make your wedding planning process smooth and memorable. At Talhenbont our Event Manager helps with your planning process, taking some of the stress away!

12 Months Before the Wedding: 

Choosing the right date and setting a budget are the initial steps. Begin compiling your guest list and research potential venues. Securing a venue early on sets the foundation for the rest of your planning. 

9-11 Months Before: 

Capture the magic of your day with a photographer and videographer. Select your bridal party and start the search for your dream wedding dress. This period is also ideal for booking essential vendors. 

6-8 Months Before: 

Extend your vision to your bridesmaids by choosing and ordering their dresses. Book your florist and start finalizing honeymoon plans. As you’re reaching the halfway mark, it’s time to confirm your guest list and make any necessary adjustments. 

4-5 Months Before: 

The excitement builds as you send out save-the-dates and order your wedding invitations. Nail down transportation logistics and ensure your plans are on track. It’s also a good time to schedule dress fittings and make any necessary adjustments. 

2-3 Months Before: 

The countdown begins! Attend dress fittings, finalize ceremony and reception details, and confirm arrangements with vendors. This is the stage where everything starts coming together, so stay organized and keep communication with your team of vendors open. 

1 Month Before:

As the big day approaches, solidify seating arrangements, confirm timelines with vendors, and pick up your wedding rings. Ensure all loose ends are tied up, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your impending nuptials. 

2 Weeks Before: 

With the wedding on the horizon, pack for your honeymoon and confirm the final headcount with your caterer. This period is about fine-tuning details and easing into the celebratory atmosphere. 

1 Week Before: 

Take a deep breath, attend the ceremony rehearsal, and have a final meeting with vendors. Provide them with a detailed timeline, ensuring everyone is on the same page. Take some time for self-care and reflection, savoring the anticipation of your special day. 

The Day Before: 

This is it! Rehearse the ceremony, have a final check-in with vendors, and most importantly, take a moment to relax. Your hard work has led to this beautiful occasion, so soak in the joy and excitement. 

Wedding Day: 

Get ready to say “I do” surrounded by loved ones. Stay organized with a day-of coordinator, allowing you to focus on the magic of the moment. Capture the memories with a talented photographer, ensuring your special day is immortalized in beautiful images. 

After the Wedding: 

As you transition into married life, send heartfelt thank-you notes, review and settle vendor payments, and take time to reflect on your incredible day. The journey may have been intense, but the memories will last a lifetime. 

How can Talhenbont help?

Alicia, Owner & Director at Talhenbont Hall helps all couples with their planning journey. Once couples book with us they are invited to an initial planning meeting where Alicia runs through all of the timings for the day and what is happening where (with Plan B’s incorporated in there!). We have a very useful spreadsheet with a table plan template, wine allocation sheet, recommended suppliers and accommodation allocation. Our Team also do all of the changeovers during the day leaving you to enjoy your wedding day.

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