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"I cannot praise Alfreton Hall and its' staff highly enough.  Myself and my husband got married there at the weekend followed by a formal meal for 70 people and an evening buffet.  I am a true perfectionist so if anyone could find a fault it would be me and believe me there were none to find! "

Wedding Tips

12 Months To Go

  • Work out a budget – as soon as possible.
    Check out venues to hold both ceremony and reception – and book!
    draft your guest list for both day and evening
    visit some shops for wedding dresses
    ring and speak to photographer
    Choose bridesmaids, best man, ushers

9 Months To Go

  • Have a look through magazines choose a wedding cake and book them
    When booking your wedding flowers don’t forget bouquets, buttonholes and ceremony and reception decorations
    Choose your bridesmaids’ dresses
    Go and try on some wedding rings wedding rings
    Start looking at honeymoon destinations
    Send out save the date cards

3 Months To Go

  • Handy tip when doing wedding stationery have a go at making your own
    Book an appointment with your hairdresser to try out some styles
    Arrange your wedding make-up trial
    Inform reception venue and caterers of final guest numbers
    Send out invitations
    Work out your seating plan
    Finalise all honeymoon plans
    Confirm food and drink with venue
    Book your wedding transport
    Choose and book outfits for groom, best man and ushers

1 Month To Go

  • Have your final hair and make-up practice
    Hold your rehearsal
    Plan and hold hen and stag nights

The Day Before the Big Day

  • Pick up the cake, button holes, flowers etc as late in the day as possible