326-330 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill, Victoria
Tel: (03) 9878 4111 Email: info@clariononcanterbury.com.au

The Clarion Hotel on Canterbury is here to help you every step of the way, to bring romance and style to your very special day.
Everyone needs a little help, so we have produced this simple check list to assist you and turn your Wedding Day dreams into reality.

Wedding Plan Checklist

12 Months Before

  • Determine the style of your wedding (formal, semi-formal, informal, themed).
  • Discuss and determine your budget.
  • Make an appointment with the Wedding Co-Ordinator at the Clarion Hotel on Canterbury  to reserve the venue.
    (always book early as popular dates are reserved often 12 months in advance).
  • Decide on the ceremony type (church, civil, celebrant).

6 to 11 Months Before

Start your search for:

  • Your Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid Dresses, shoes and accessories, Formal Suit Hire for the groom and his attendants.
  • Photographer and videographer.
  • Wedding transport.
  • Floral bouquets for bride and wedding party.
  • Hair and Beauty stylist.
  • Wedding cake.
  • Compile a preliminary guest list.
  • Choose and order your Wedding rings.
  • Look at honeymoon options.

4 to 6 Months Before

  • Organise and order Wedding invitations.
  • Plan your music choices for the ceremony and reception.
  • Finalise purchase of gowns and suit hire.
  • Finalise purchase of accessories, shoes, veil etc.
  • Sign up for your gift registry/honeymoon donation.
  • Contact florist to finalise bouquet design for the Wedding party (don’t forget the parents too!).
  • Book Wedding transport.
  • Reserve accommodation at the Clarion Hotel on Canterbury for out of town guests.
  • Choose and order your Wedding cake.
  • Decide on your Wedding favours.

3 Months Before

  • Finalise your guest list.
  • Meet with you Wedding officiant to discuss the ceremony and to organise the marriage paperwork.
  • Choose gifts for Wedding attendants and parents.
  • Arrange fitting of suits for the groom and his attendants.
  • Confirm honeymoon arrangements.
  • Write your Wedding vows (if necessary).

2 Months Before

  • Send out Wedding invitations.
  • Meet with all of  your suppliers and vendors to finalise the arrangements.
  • Schedule a hair and makeup trial.
  • Make or buy Wedding favours.
  • Organise Wedding menu tasting in Oliver’s Restaurant at the Clarion Hotel on Canterbury.
  • Finalise music selection with DJ or band.
  • Meet with officiant to finalise ceremony details.
  • Reserve a room for the Wedding night (this is included in the Wedding Package you have chosen at the Clarion Hotel on Canterbury).

1 Month Before

  • Meet with photographer and videographer to finalise photo type and number of shots.
  • Work on seating plan.
  • Decide menu selection and dietary requirements with approximate guest numbers.
  • Decide and confirm your Wedding vows and send copies to your officiant.
  • Confirm all final payments have been made and confirm all dates, times, deliveries etc.
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations.
  • Arrange final dress fittings for the Bride and her attendants.

2 Weeks Before

  • Finalise seating chart with the Clarion Hotel on Canterbury.
  • Confirm delivery of bouquets with florist.
  • Contact any guests who have not responded to your invitation.
  • Notify the Clarion Hotel on Canterbury of guest numbers.

1 Week Before

  • Collect gowns and accessories for the  Bride and her attendants.
  • Ensure the groom and his attendants have their final suit fitting.
  • Re confirm EVERYTHING one more time.

1 Day Before

  • Attend rehearsal (if required).
  • Have your manicure, pedicure, facial etc.
  • Confirm Wedding Day transportation.
  • Re confirm hair and makeup appointments.
  • Confirm all the duties of the Wedding party.
  • Try to have an early night and relax!

Your Wedding Day

  • Try to have a light breakfast, even if you aren’t hungry.
  • Have hair and makeup done.
  • Give yourself and your attendants between 2 and 4 hours to get ready.
  • Take a deep breath and ENJOY your special day.

The Clarion Hotel on Canterbury will oversee every detail to make this day extra special.