Devon Wedding Checklist


Devon Wedding Checklist

Get your wedding plans sorted out with our full wedding checklist!

Obviously here in Devon we are quite biased and believe that the South West is the perfect place to get married. Devon is now one of the top wedding locations across the country, with a huge selection of unique venues to “Wow” all your family and friends. We have a variety of Barns, Castles, Manor Houses and Churches to choose from. Here at Bickleigh Castle we offer a Luxury wedding experience, you can be King & Queen of your very own Castle with Exclusive wedding use for the whole weekend. Having the finest B&B courtyard cottages that caters for up to 40 guests, the ceremony could be an outdoor wedding, in The Great Hall or in one of the local Churches.

Planning a Devon wedding can feel like you’re lost in a never ending maze of invoices, options, and opinions. Here at Bickleigh Castle, we have put together a helpful checklist of things to consider when planning your wedding. Being one of the top wedding venues in Devon we are experienced in every aspect of wedding planning. We have full facilities to cater to all we love to help our Bride & Groom’s to create the perfect day or even weekend wedding celebration.

Remember not all of these things are essential so when planning a wedding you need to consider what is important to you? What could be hand made? What could be created by someone close for free? A personal touch adds more value and is more memorability than a wedding that costs a small fortune. You are paying out a lot of money for you wedding day, your friends and family need to remember that the average cost per guest for marriage can be between £80-£200. Ask your friends to come over one evening to help you make the invites by hand, ask your maid of honour to paint a seating plan board, and even ask you best man to prepare the best entertainment and playlist. These small things will reduce the cost of your wedding day, ensure everyone feels included and add a personal touch to your special day.

The expensive parts of the wedding

  • Bridal Gown (Day and Night dress)
  • Devon Wedding Venue (Ceremony & Reception)
  • Devon Florist for wedding flowers (Decorations, Bouquets, and Buttonholes)
  • Suits & Shoes
  • Catering (Dining, Sweets, BBQs, and Buffet)
  • Drinks (Bars and Cocktails)
  • Photography (Filmography and Pre-wedding shoot)
  • Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Transport (Brides Car and Bridal Parties Transport)
  • Accommodation (The night before and the night after)
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Favours and thank you gifts
  • Hair & Make-up
  • Jewelry and earrings
  • Wedding Rings
  • Entertainment & Music
  • Honeymoon
  • Marquees
  • Decorations (Centerpieces, Lighting, Balloons, and Bunting)
  • Invites and Stationery

Don’t forget about all small wedding accessories

  • Garters
  • Alterations
  • Boutonnieres
  • Dishes
  • Cake Decorations
  • Napkins
  • Candles
  • Table runners
  • Rice/Rose Petals/Confetti/Bubbles
  • Games for the children
  • Ring bearers pillow
  • Flower girls basket
  • Guestbook
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Wedding Card Postbox
  • Midnight snack bags
  • Sweets

If have any questions about your wedding plans then please don’t hesitate to contact our helpful wedding coordinators here at Bickleigh.