Wedding To Do List

At the Red Cow Moran Hotel we have been successfully managing four star weddings in Dublin for two decades. We appreciate how much is involved in organising your Wedding and with this in mind have put together a helpful 'To Do List' to help you in planning your Special Day.


Just Engaged

  • Decide on the type of wedding you want and the time of year – then set a date
  • Arrange the first meeting with your priest, minister, rabbi or, if you’re having a civil ceremony, book the register office/civil venue
  • Reserve your reception venue
  • Book cars, photographer and videographer
  • Choose a florist
  • Order your stationery
  • Choose your own outfit and your bridesmaids’ outfits
  • Plan and book your Honeymoon - don't forget to book the time off from work
  • Book your DJ and musician for the reception


6 to 4 Months Ahead

  • Confirm arrangements for your ceremony
  • Groom to organise suits for himself and best man
  • Choose and purchase your wedding rings
  • Order your wedding cake
  • Choose your gift list company
  • Make a first draft of the invitation list
  • Choose or start making your wedding day favours
  • Reserve rooms for guests - ask about special rates
  • Organise dress fittings


4 to 2 Months Ahead

  • Send out invitations, including gift list info
  • If you’re marrying in a register office, confirm your booking
  • Finalise honeymoon plans, check passports, book travel insurance and organise vaccinations and visas if necessary
  • Discuss hair and make-up with your hairdresser/make-up artist
  • Discuss details of the menu with wedding co-ordinator
  • Write your personalised wedding vows
  • Schedule rehearsal time and rehearsal dinner
  • Organise hen and stag parties


2 to 1 Month Ahead

  • Check your wedding outfit will be ready
  • Book your final hair appointment
  • Finalise transport
  • If you’re changing your surname, notify your bank, doctor and so on
  • Remind your fiancé/father/best man to write their speeches
  • Have a final dress fitting with shoes, jewellery and lingerie
  • Buy the marriage licence from the Registrar
  • Write place cards or send to your calligrapher/printer


One Week Ahead

  • Make the final honeymoon checks and pack for it
  • Confirm photographer, flowers, cars, musicians and DJ
  • Reconfirm final numbers with our wedding co-ordinator
  • Arrange for the cake to be delivered to the reception venue
  • Hold ceremony rehearsal with wedding party
  • Have a final hair and make up practice


The Day Before

  • Let us help you make your big day even more special & stress free, have your luggage delivered to our hotel, we will store it and have it ready to go before you head off on our honeymoon


Your Big Day

  • The day you will remember for the rest of your life has arrived, what else do you have to do?....Just relax and have a wonderful day with your family, friends and the person whom you will spend your life with, Congratulations!