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The Wedding Planner Countdown

Efficiency, professionalism and personal service are key…

Our Wedding Team have noted a few helpful tips when planning your Donegal Wedding at Lake House Hotel along the Wild Atlantic Way on the shores of Lake Clooney.

  1. Make a weekend of it
  2. Remember it’s a party, you want everyone to remember
  3. Book a good band - listen to them before you book them 
  4. Use local suppliers – our wedding team can provide a recommended list of who to use
  5. Suppliers will travel for e.g. makeup artists and Hairdressers will come on site to the hotel 
  6. Don’t be afraid to ask for something that you might have seen at your friend’s wedding 
  7. Relax on the day as there is a team at the Lake House Hotel who are looking after your every need

To ensure that the most precious day of your lives runs smoothly & without any major complications, we have devised a checklist of priorities which may help you in making your arrangements.

18 – 6 Months Before
- Arrange reception at Lake House Country Hotel
- Book a photographer
- Organise entertainment
- Order hire cars or arrange for friends to supply the transport
- Plan your honeymoon early & make all the necessary reservations
- Choose your bridesmaid, bestman, ushers & attendants

5 Months Before
- Order your wedding cake
- Select invitations & order of service
- Choose the wedding dress & decide on the clothes for your female attendants

4 Months Before
- Compile your wedding gift list
- Order flowers for the wedding venue, reception, buttonholes, your own bouquet & those of your attendants
- Apply for marriage licence

3 Months Before
- Choose the wedding rings
- Check the validity of your passports & order new ones if necessary.
- Order morning dress for gentlemen
- Arrange hairdresser & beauty salon

2 –1 Months Before
- Post wedding invitations
- Contact Lake House Country Hotel with final menu details, timings & estimated numbers
- Double check details with photographer & florist
- Plan the hen & stag nights

2 Weeks Before
- Arrange a trial at the hairdressers & beauty salon
- Arrange your table plan for the reception

1 Week Before
- Arrange final dress fittings
- Telephone the Lake House Country Hotel with final numbers & any special dietary needs at least two days before your wedding

The Night Before
- You may wish to leave your going away clothes, cake & any special table decorations at the Lake House Country Hotel.
- Flowers may be left at the wedding venue

The day itself
- Enjoy the day.