Your Checklist for Your Wedding Day at The Nutcracker


Your Checklist for Your Wedding Day at The Nutcracker

6 – 12 month Checklist for Your Wedding Day at The Nutcracker

Some Guests view their wedding day as a stage production – they get lost in their own movie and lose sight of what it’s all about. Your wedding day is a day of celebration and meant to be stress-free. Things can and do go wrong, it’s how this is dealt with that ultimately results in a smooth running day. What is important, is spending the day with your partner,  time flies by and before you know it, it’s pumpkin time.

Your wedding is no science project, so let go , have fun, take plenty pics and enjoy the day as much as possible.

We are a family run venue and we are all about making your wedding day as special and memorable as possible. From the time we meet you until the moment we say goodbye, you are in our safe and capable hands. Samantha will assist you with all the finer details prior to your wedding day and assist with any questions you may have. Your menu will be finalised with Paul who is our professional chef. The day to day runnings and coordination will be handled by Graham and Grant.

We hope that the pointers below will assist you in planning your day.

6-12 Months:

Book venue The Nutcracker obviously

Check date with minister

1st Draft of guest list

Scrapbook of ideas – start tearing the pages of those mags

Consider menus on offer

Book photographer – get a good one!

Your Cake – lets us assist you!

Make appointments and try on dresses

Flower ideas

Book reception entertainment – Dj, ensemble etc

4-6 Months:

Prompts groom to look for suits for himself, ushers etc

Order wedding cake

Wedding rings? Very Important Guys

Choose gift list – set-up registry

Start making wedding day favours

Reserve accommodation for guests who require it

Reserve any rental equipment, glassware etc.

First dress fitting

Choose bridesmaids dresses

Book hair and make-up artist

Plan and book honeymoon.

2-4 Months:

Select music readings and confirm minister

Send out invitations and gift list

Finalise honeymoon plans

Have the order of service sheets printed

Write your personalised wedding vows

Schedule wedding rehearsal if necessary

Buy a guest book

Plan hen and stag parties

Buy going away outfit

1-2 Months:

Chase unanswered invites – draw up final list

Finalise seating plan

Final number of guests to venue

Finalise Menu, remember to consider dietary requirements and allergens.

Arrange for final dress fitting and collection date

Finalise transport for the big day

Write thank you notes as people start to buy from your gift list

Give the guys a gentle nudge to start working on their speeches

Hold the hen and stag parties – keep it tidy hey!

2 weeks to go:

Write out place cards or send to be printed

Confirm final numbers again, make the necessary changes to seating plans etc.

Type up list of must take shots for the photographer

Plan honeymoon wardrobe

Remind the guys to have a haircut – if necessary

1 week to go:

Make sure cake is sorted out arrange that all is delivered

Hold wedding rehearsal

Make sure best man has arranged for the return of outfits after the wedding.

Wear in your wedding shoes around the house.

The Day Before:

Help decorate venue – if necessary

Have manicure and Pedicure

Eat a light meal, take a bath with lots of bubbles, have an early night and try to relax.