Our Fort William wedding guide

We have prepared a simple wedding planner for you which we hope you find very useful in guiding you through all the many arrangements you need to make in preperation for your special wedding day and celebration with us here in Fort william. Enjoy!


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


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