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Helping your perfect day to be… perfect!

18 July 2012
Photo of a bride and groom's hands.

If you're looking to get married in Notts you can take the stress out of organising your wedding or civil partnership by using a new planning toolkit.

Produced by our Registration team the toolkit includes ten top tips for organising the perfect day, including:

  • using recommended suppliers where possible
  • choosing a style or theme in the early stages
  • delegating tasks to friends and family to enable them to get involved.

There is also a ceremony countdown checklist which advises on timescales for carrying out key tasks such as giving notice of intention to marry with a local registration office as soon as possible, ordering the wedding cake six months before the big day and holding a rehearsal a week before.

Guidance for holding a ceremony at one of Nottinghamshire’s outdoor venues such as Sherwood Forest are included along with a budget planning spreadsheet, table plans and guest list sheet.

Our Registration service held over 2,000 wedding and 60 civil partnership ceremonies in 2011/12 at its 15 Registration Offices and approved premises across the county so they have plenty of experience of guiding couples through this important event.

Nottingham bride-to-be Paula McManus, 26, is getting married in October. She said: “I have found the toolkit really useful as a checklist to make sure I have covered all the key aspects to planning my big day, including the delivery of the wedding cake which I had previously overlooked!

“I am currently using the guest list spreadsheet to keep up-to-date with who has confirmed attendance and if there are any special dietary requirements.”

You can find the toolkit at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/living/life

Find out more about getting married in Notts and how our Registration service can help.

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