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A guide to our wedding venue in Norwich

Stay organised....

In order to help get ready for your wedding in Norwich, the Holiday Inn Norwich-North hotel, we have put together a handy guide to take the stress out of planning your wedding day.


12-18 Months Before The Big Day

- Set the date for your wedding
- Set your budget and decide who is organising each aspect
- Identify the type of venue for the ceremony & reception and contact the wedding coordinator
- Book wedding photographer
- Book wedding cars & other transport
- Book band or DJ for reception
- Order invitations & stationery
- Decide on Bridesmaids, Best Man & Ushers
- Order wedding cake
- Decide on the number of guests & start drawing up guest list
- Investigate wedding insurance
- Reserve a block of rooms at the hotel for out-of-town guests


6 Months Before The Big Day

- Register for your wedding gift list
- Choose wedding dress & accessories
- Choose Bridesmaid dresses
- Book your honeymoon
- Decide on theme and select flowers
- Bridegroom to arrange suits for Best Man, Ushers & Fathers
- Organise the hen night and stag night
- Organise your personalised wedding website (see brochure for details)


4 Months Before The Big Day

- Post wedding invitations with details of timings, transport, directions & details of the hotel
- Select wedding rings
- Finalise order of service and select music/hymns
- Contact your wedding suppliers e.g. florist, entertainment etc to confirm details
- If you are changing your name, inform banks, passport office etc (ensure your honeymoon is booked under the name that will be on your passport)


6-8 Weeks Before The Big Day

- Confirm any travel arrangements & hotel reservations
- Organise presents for Bridesmaids and Mothers of the Bride and Bridegroom
- Choose wedding favours for the reception
- Make hairdresser & beauty salon appointments – ask your wedding coordinator what we can organise
- Meet with your wedding coordinator to discuss seating plans, place cards, drinks packages and have your menu tasting


3 Weeks Before The Big Day

- Confirm final number of guests & seating plan with your wedding coordinator
- Arrange wedding rehearsal
- Give florist total number of button holes and delivery details
- Confirm timings with wedding cars & transport operators
- Discuss with your photographer the photos you would like
- Give the band/DJ a list of songs you would like played
- Final fittings for wedding dress
- Ensure Bridegroom, Best Man & Father of the Bride are writing speeches
- Bridegrooms to arrange a gift to be delivered to the Bride before the ceremony
- Collect wedding rings and ensure they fit


1 Week Before the Big Day

- Have trial hair and make-up session – ask your wedding coordinator what we can organise for you
- Meet with the Best Man, Bridesmaids and Ushers to finalise wedding day plans
- Wear in wedding day shoes at home!
- Collect wedding dress, veil & accessories
- Pack for honeymoon and ensure tickets have arrived