Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.
So it happened: last month you found yourself in a brand new engagement. You’ve checked off all the boxes on the first month’s planning checklist, and now you’re ready for your next round of tasks. Luckily, the Thrasher-Horne Center is here to provide you with Part Two of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find your next steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.
Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.
ABOUT 9 TO 10 MONTHS BEFORE
Getting down to business
Now is the time to make some decisions for the things that need to be taken care of well in advance. Musicians might not be available or your dress might not be ready on time. These checklist items are a must-do over the next month.
- Purchase/order your dress and veil. If it is custom designed for you, it will definitely take longer so keep that in mind.
- Choose bridal party attire and accessories. Let them in on the decision so they will be as comfortable with the price as they are in the dress.
- Hire the photographer, videographer, musicians and DJ’s if you have not already done so. If you will be married during popular bridal seasons (spring & fall), it is especially important to book them well in advance.
- Meet the caterers. Your venue should be able to provide a list of recommended caterers for you to select from.
The Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!
Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!
Call 904-276-6815 or visit our wedding page to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!