The Ultimate Wedding Checklist: A Timeline for Planning Your Perfect Day at Brookfield Hall

by | Oct 2, 2023 | Weddings

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Congratulations on your engagement! Planning your wedding is an exciting journey filled with dreams, decisions, and details. To make this process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, Brookfield Hall is the perfect venue for your big day and we are delighted to provide you with our ultimate wedding checklist. Here’s a step-by-step timeline to ensure every aspect of your big day at Brookfield Hall is meticulously planned.

12-18 Months Before: Dream and Scheme

  • Set a Budget: Know your spending limits.
  • Choose a Date: Consider Brookfield Hall’s availability.
  • Create a Guest List: Estimate the number of guests.
  • Book the Venue: Secure Brookfield Hall for your chosen date.
  • Research Suppliers: Consider photographers, florists, etc.

9-12 Months Before: Shape Your Day

  • Choose Bridal Party: Select those who will stand beside you.
  • Book Key Suppliers: Secure photographer, florist, and entertainment.
  • Explore Accommodation: Westhoughton has some lovely accommodation options.
  • Start Dress Shopping: Allow time for fittings and alterations.

6-9 Months Before: It’s Getting Real

  • Send Save the Dates: Let guests mark their calendars.
  • Choose Catering: Brookfield Hall’s team will guide you through our gourmet options.
  • Order Wedding Cake: Select a design that reflects your theme.
  • Book Honeymoon: Don’t forget your passports!

4-6 Months Before: Time to Refine

  • Send Invitations: Include RSVP details.
  • Schedule Hair & Makeup Trials: Feel your best on the big day.
  • Plan Rehearsal Dinner: Brookfield Hall can host this too!
  • Choose Wedding Rings: A symbol of your everlasting love.

2-4 Months Before: Finalise the Details

  • Confirm Menus: Finalise your menu choices with Brookfield Hall’s chefs.
  • Organise Fittings: Ensure dresses and suits fit perfectly.
  • Create Seating Plan: Consider family and friend dynamics.
  • Finalise Playlist: What will be your first dance?

1 Month Before: Almost There

  • Apply for Marriage Licence: Consult local regulations.
  • Confirm Final Numbers: Notify Brookfield Hall of your final guest count.
  • Create a Day-of Timeline: We’ll help ensure everything runs smoothly.

1 Week Before: Breathe and Enjoy

  • Pack for Honeymoon: Exciting adventures await!
  • Finalise Payments: Ensure all supplier payments are settled.
  • Have a Spa Day: You deserve some pampering.

The Big Day: Celebrate Love at Brookfield Hall

  • Relax and Enjoy: Everything is taken care of; it’s time to celebrate!


This journey, filled with joy and anticipation, leads to one of the most memorable days of your life. With Brookfield Hall’s experienced team by your side, every detail will be handled with care.

Ask for a copy of our ultimate wedding checklist to keep track of your progress, and don’t hesitate to contact us. with any questions or for personal assistance.

Here’s to a magical beginning of your happily ever after at Brookfield Hall!