Ethical and green wedding planning
Wedding planner: 2 - 4 months step by step
Stop for a moment if you’re feeling stressed and remember why you're getting married - to celebrate your love and show your commitment to each other.
Go for a nice long romantic walk together and forget all about planning for a while.
- Ceremony decisions
Fix a time to meet up with your registrar or celebrant to work out what you want in the service. If you’re going for personalised vows, it’s probably a good idea to start thinking about them now.
- Wedding rings
Same rules apply as for engagement rings, where does it come from, how was it made; you need to be comfortable with it if it’s going to stay next to your skin for the rest of your life.
- Wedding gift list
If you’re setting up home, this is an excellent opportunity to show your guests the great green goodies now available for an eco-home.
Alternatively, if you have all you need, set up a charity wedding list so someone else can benefit from your celebration.
- Dress update
Arrange final fitting of dress… - how’s it looking?
- Ticking over
Keep in touch with your venue and caterer to check how things are going, discuss any difficulties to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day.
- Thank you gifts for wedding party
They’ll probably be only too happy to help but it’s always nice to be appreciated!
Think about pressies they can really enjoy rather than flowers that will more than likely wilt on the day. Theatre vouchers, a donation to a charity close to their heart, or a meal out at a restaurant all make great gifts.
And for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, why not get something they can wear on the day like a necklace or tie. Then every time they wear it they’ll think of your happy day!