Planning your wedding day I Part 4 I The last 3 months

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The last three months could be the most vital when organising your wedding.  Make the most of it and enjoy it, that’s the most important thing! Yes there are many things to do, but relax and make it fun! This should be an enjoyable time and as long as you have followed the advice from the last few blogs the remaining months should be a breeze!

First off, it’s time to make that all important final guest list and send out invitations including maps to the church/venue and accommodation details. Ask at your reception venue for brochures and maps I am sure they would be more than happy to supply them for you.

It’s also an idea to pop in a gift list too, if you don’t want too many toasters. More and more couples are choosing more ethical wedding gift lists or choosing charities close to their hearts that guests may wish to donate. Here at Four Pillars Hotels our chosen charity for the year is Vale House and we would be happy send you further details should you wish to support their valued work or give you more ideas for various charities to support home or abroad.

Your venue may also be requiring a 2nd to final at payment three months. This could be a great time to discuss further details with your wedding co-ordinator confirming numbers, meal options and dietary requirements for your guests. Our Chefs are very flexible when it comes to special dietary needs. Make sure your guests let you know whether they are vegan, lactose intolerant or celiac as it’s difficult for changes to be made on the day.

If you are unsure of what to eat and you are overwhelmed by so much choice many of the Four Pillars wedding packages include a free taster meal! Make sure you get this booked and take advantage of the opportunity to taste the main course, desserts and wines!

Three months out is a good time to choose wedding rings and thank you gifts and time to organise hen and stags dos! For the ladies you may wish to visit our sister properties the Cotswold Water Park and Tortworth Court who have great spa packages perfect for a girls night in!

At six weeks check all outstanding replies and update your wedding co-ordinator with the necessary details and then final payments can be made based on these numbers. At four weeks check travel arrangements for your honeymoon, confirm bedroom bookings for wedding night and organise final fittings for dresses and suits. Don’t forget to collect the wedding rings and start to make notes for speeches.

In that final week… it’s time to relax! Remember to pick up all wedding outfits, check final arrangements with all suppliers and deliver table plans, printed menus and place cards to the hotel along with cakes and favours the night before.

With all that planning the day will run smoothly and be one to remember for you and all your family and friends who share it with you.

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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