Tips for your wedding planning
The most beautiful day in your life needs to be well prepared. A wedding at Hofgut Georgenthal will be a glittering celebration for everyone present – just as you expect it to be. Here are some tips and tricks for the planning of your wedding.
If you are interested in a wedding at Hofgut Georgenthal, please feel free to take a look at all the details of our wedding offer and let our reception team advise you on your celebration.
The preparation of the wedding
The biggest and most important questions when planning a wedding revolve around the date and the location. This is accompanied by setting the budget and creating an initial guest list. Armed with this information, you can start looking for a location that meets your expectations and is available on the desired date. Note that the date at the registry office can be booked departing from six months before the wedding ceremony. To keep track of the necessary planning steps, it is worthwhile to work with detailed checklists. This will save you worrying about whether you have really thought of everything.
Tips concerning the location for your wedding
When choosing a wedding location, you need to consider several factors. It is the best to choose a venue that is familiar with hosting weddings and large celebrations. The location should be both beautifully situated and easily accessible.
If you would like to say “I do” in the idyllic Taunus, we would be delighted to host your wedding celebration at Hofgut Georgenthal. Talk to the reception team about your wishes for the wedding location, menu, drinks and the details of the programme, such as planning a champagne reception. The experienced and cordial staff will be happy to assist you with tips.
Checklist for your wedding planning
Here we have listed some aspects that you should consider when planning your wedding. The checklist serves as a suggestion. Find out in advance which organisational steps are necessary for your individual wedding.
- Set a wedding date
- Draw up a guest list
- Determine the budget
- Distribute tasks among your closest circle
- Ask for witnesses
- Possibly book a wedding planner
- Select and book wedding location
- Find registry office and prepare documents
- Hire a wedding speaker for the free wedding ceremony
- Sending invitations
- Plan wedding concept and schedule
- Select and request service providers, such as photographer, caterer, confectioner, DJ or band
- Plan honeymoon and stag party if desired
- Book accommodation for guests and bridal couple
- Select outfits and have them altered if necessary: Dress or wedding suit, shoes, styling, jewellery, possibly bridesmaids’ dresses to match the bride and groom’s outfit.
- In the case of a church wedding, arrange a wedding interview.
- Coordinate the festive meal and drinks with the location
- Select and order rings and bridal bouquet
- Arrange wedding car and select floral decoration for the bridal couple’s journey
- Arrange the wedding ceremony including the choice of music
- Choose the wedding cake and table decorations
- Select music for the ceremony
- Plan customs, speeches and programme with sufficient breaks
- Create a list for wedding photos
- Determine exact agenda and alternatives, e.g. for bad weather
- Determine seating arrangements
- Rehearse the entrance and coordinate everything with the helpers and service providers one last time
- Pick up the bridal bouquet and suit
- The big day has come: just rely on your team and enjoy it
The choosing of witnesses for the marriage
In the Catholic Church, two witnesses must be present at the wedding ceremony. The Protestant Church as well as the registry office meanwhile leave this decision to the wedding couple. The prerequisite for the choice of witnesses is that they are at least 18 years old for a civil wedding and at least 14 years old for a church wedding and that they are present at the ceremony. A digital connection is therefore not sufficient for the formal marriage ceremony. Valid identification papers must be brought along and the witnesses to the marriage must either be German native speakers or have an interpreter provided.
During the preparation and on your big day let yourself be supported: by your witnesses, relatives and service providers. Knowing that you are in trustworthy hands means that you, as the bride and groom, can enjoy the day with the entire wedding party from the beginning to the end.