Planning

Melbourne wedding planning is made easy with the experienced team at our CBD hotel

Rydges Melbourne has a well-experienced team of experts to assist happy couples with every aspect of Melbourne wedding planning – from choosing a venue to catering. Our friendly and professional team offers these tips as the big day approaches:

PREPARING FOR THE BIG DAY

  • Confirm your reception venue and organise deposits
  • Choose and book your wedding ceremony venue and celebrant
  • Decide on approximate guest numbers and prepare a list
  • Choose a colour theme for dresses, flowers, stationery and reception venue
  • Choose a wedding photographer/videographer
  • Source a florist and discuss themes and styles
  • Begin to consider honeymoon destinations
  • Start considering designs and options for your wedding dress
  • Investigate music options for the ceremony and reception

EIGHT WEEKS PRIOR:

  • Post invitations
  • Begin making accommodation arrangements for out of town guests
  • Order wedding cake
  • Make any necessary personal appointments (legal, medical, beauty etc)
  • Apply for a marriage licence

FOUR WEEKS PRIOR:

  • Finalise guest list and numbers
  • Arrange a seating plan
  • Schedule a wedding rehearsal and advise all attendants
  • Organise a wedding and bridesmaids dress fitting

TWO WEEKS PRIOR:

  • Finalise table decorations
  • Arrange seating plan and organise place cards
  • Reconfirm Band or DJ arrangements and song choices.

ONE WEEK PRIOR:

  • Final meeting with the bride and groom and organisers
  • Ceremony rehearsal with the bridal party
  • Confirm final guest numbers
  • Hold final consultation with florist, photographer, musicians and wedding cars
  • Confirm pick up date and final fittings for suits and dresses
  • Pick up wedding rings
  • Ensure you have all necessary tickets, passports etc for the honeymoon

THE DAY BEFORE:

  • Arrange to have the cake, decorations, place cards etc delivered to the reception venue
  • Prepare an overnight bag for the wedding night
  • Pack an "emergency kit" with safety pins, tissues, cosmetics and sewing kit

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