Plan your wedding in three months (it is possible!)

Does the long and drawn out wedding planning process all seem a little bit daunting? Are you far too excited to wait a year or more to wear THE dress? (And marry the love of your life, obvs)... What if you could cut down the waiting time, and get hitched in three months? (Hear us out...)

Planning a wedding in a short amount of time can be really exciting, as it builds very quickly to the big day, and you have to keep up momentum. This makes you focus, which is a good thing as it will lead you to knowing exactly what you want, rather than overthinking and changing your mind (which couples often find themselves doing, when the planning process is drawn out)!

Really, all you need is the ability to make fast and informed decisions, starting with the date! Check out our late availability for 2017 here. You can then start ticking off the big things:


Booking your civil ceremony or church service...

You will need to check ASAP that the registrars or church are available on your chosen date, and then go from there. To contact the Northamptonshire Registry Office to check for available dates/times please click here.
Please call us on 01327 341736 if you would like to discuss timings of the day, whether you are getting married in Church, or here with us.

All couples (Church Services and Civil Ceremonies) will have to give Notice of Marriage between 1 year and 1 month before your wedding, and you will do this at your local registry office.


Guest list and invites...

Crunch down on your guest list, and then get those invites out! There's still time to send out paper invites however to save time why not ask guests to RSVP via email or text? Those who want to be there, will be there, no matter how soon the big day may be...



Food glorious food. After the venue, food is likely to be the next big thing. Get booking your caterers soon after you have nailed the date and venue. Our recommended caterers Lemon Zest and Portfolio Events can certainly help with your catering requirements, or you are very welcome to use an outside company if you would prefer (you may already have someone in mind!), there would just be a £50 kitchen hire fee to do this.



When you know that you will have a roof over your head for the day, and can be sure you're gonna be fed(!), you will then want to start finding and booking your suppliers. Evening entertainment, photographers, florists and cakes are the main ones to think about. For some help with this, take a look at our full recommended suppliers list here. To get the party started you might like a DJ or band - we can help with both here.


The dress/suits... 

Buying a wedding dress at short notice must seem a bit daunting but believe us, it is possible and can actually save you so much money too! Many bridal shops offer last chance to buy dresses from their sample dresses, and are available to buy and take home on the same day (including some of our lovely suppliers who you can find here).

Or why not opt for a second hand dress? Stillwhite offers second designer dresses at a fraction of the cost such as Alfred Angelo, Suzanne Neville and even Vera Wang! Finally the highstreet are offering stunning dresses inkeeping with the current trends all for under £300, our personal favourites come from ASOS and Missguided! 

For the gents in your life, you just can't go wrong with a sharp suit from Next, Ted Baker or even Topman which are all available to take home with you on the day. Let's face it, not many men like to spend days going around the shops anyways!


Dodmoor House

We will be on hand for you throughout the whole wedding process, giving you lots of recommendations, support and of course be by your side on the big day! Once you have booked with us we will help you by contacting your suppliers and sorting out logistics. We will make sure we go through every detail about the wedding in advance so we can set up the venue and your decorations to exactly how you like and have always dreamed.

Ultimately, we know you can have an amazing wedding here with a very short time scale and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve this!

We have a few dates remaining for 2017 and we would love to host your day! 

We are offering discounts of at least £1,000 off the brochure price for the following dates:

:: Thursday 14th September

:: Friday 22nd September (extra discount available)

:: Thursday 7th December

:: Saturday 23rd December

Please call us on 01327 341736 or email us at for more information!

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Dodmoor House,
Weedon Lane,
Near Weedon,

01327 341736


But it is not only the beautiful barns which attracted us to Dodmoor, but also the professionalism of the staff. 
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