We love bank holiday weekends! Three days to enjoy and extra hours to call your own. If you want to use the time to get ahead with your wedding planning, we have everything you need right here. All you have to do is set aside just a couple of hours over the long weekend and you can tick a huge amount off the to do list. Here’s how to blitz your wedding planning this bank holiday.
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Bank holiday wedding planning
Firstly, let’s be clear right now that we don’t recommend letting your wedding planning take over the whole bank holiday. It’s just as important to make the most of your time together as it is to get through some of the wedmin. So, choose the jobs that you can do together or those that don’t need a huge amount of time. We don’t want you to get to the end of the weekend feeling that you didn’t have any time for yourself.
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Your wedding planning checklist
Getting through this wedding admin will give you a huge sense of achievement without robbing you of all your extra time off. Pick and choose the jobs from this list and spend a concentrated hour or two being super productive:
- Hit the internet and do your research for one or two suppliers.
- Email your shortlisted suppliers requesting brochures and check their availability.
- Contact bridal boutiques to book appointments, either to try on dresses or for your fitting.
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- Get in touch with your suppliers and update them on your plans, request final invoices or ask any outstanding questions.
- Update your Pinterest board – delete any images that you might have originally pinned but now don’t fit with your plans.
- Take a look at your budget spreadsheet and make sure that it’s up to date.
Jobs you can do together
These are great for bank holidays weekends, particularly if you can reward yourself with a coffee or pub lunch afterwards too!
- Visit wedding venues that are on your shortlist. Bank holidays are likely to be very busy so make sure that you book an appointment before you travel.
- Set up your wedding gift list and start to add the gifts that you’d like.
- Tackle one or two wedding craft projects. Lots of DIY suppliers run special offers at Bank Holiday weekends too so you might be able to make some savings.
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If you’re feeling brave, tackle your seating plan!
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- Look for wedding readings, choose music for your ceremony and even have a little practice of your first dance.
- Browse for honeymoons and plan your post-wedding getaway.
If you’re feeling like a wedding planning professional and would like even more suggestions for bank holiday jobs, take a look at our A-Z of wedding planning - you’ll be the most organised couple around!