Planning your wedding day I Part 3 I The final 6 months


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The final six months before your wedding is no time to sit on your laurels this is the time to think about the nitty gritty. It’s time to get deposits paid and contracts signed for bookings and confirming terms and conditions signed for all suppliers.

Remember to order invitations, menu cards, name cards and guest books all in keeping with that theme you’ve been thinking about for the last couple of months.  Why not visit a couple of wedding fairs to help with ideas. At the Oxford Thames we have a couple of open evenings lined up on the Thursday 11th of October and Thursday 8th of November 2012. This is where we open up our function rooms and get them decorated to give future brides the chance to see what the function suites look like all dressed up.

On Sunday 23rd of September we have joined up with Jack FM and we are hosting their popular wedding fair where a host of suppliers will be displaying their wares to future brides and grooms to choose favours, cakes, chair covers, tiaras and gowns!

It’s also a good time to think about your honeymoon and the type of break you need to relax after all the planning, fussing and excitement. Whether it’s a short romantic city break, a relaxing week in the sun or a cultural adventure in an exotic country there’s lots to choose from. If you do go for the latter you’ll need to get vaccines sorted which will vary to where you go and what you’re doing. Some will be done in one go but other over a series of months.

Brides, don’t forget to sort your passports out before you travel and if you do (or don’t) make sure your tickets are booked in the same name otherwise you won’t be able to travel.

If you are inviting family from far and wide it might be a good idea to get accommodation booked up for those guests travelling before hotels get fully booked on key dates! In most cases hotels offer a special rate for guests attending weddings and even better offers if you stay for extra nights. It might also be a good idea to book a room for bridesmaids the night before so the bride has somewhere to change and have hair and make-up done. Remember it’s unlucky to see the Groom before the big day although this old wives tale seems to be disappearing with other age old traditions.

As the wedding days draws closer in our next blog post we’ll look at what you need to think about in the final three months.

If you are looking to book an Oxford wedding venue why not pop by and visit us here at Oxford Thames Four Pillars and see the newly refurbished College Barge, the ornate walled garden and new for Autumn 2012 our outside gazebo!

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