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Getting Married in Derry - your Derry wedding guide

Choosing your Derry wedding venue is a big decision, so why not relax in the comfort of your own home and browse the City Hotel Derry wedding brochure. Then feel free to contact our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators to discuss your wedding requirements in more detail.

Our wedding guide takes you through how we will manage your wedding to meet your needs and to meet deadlines so that nothing is left to chance. At the City Hotel Derry we understand how important your wedding day is and will do everything in our power to ensure your day is just as you imagined it. It will also give you ideas of menu packages that we can do, directions and the benefits of booking your Derry wedding at the City Hotel Derry.

Call 028 7136 5800
E-mail weddings@cityhotelderry.com


Wedding Time-Line

12-18 Months Before The Big Day

Set the date for your wedding
Set your budget and decide who is organising each aspect
Identify the type of venue for the ceremony & reception and contact the wedding coordinator.
Book wedding photographer
Book wedding cars & other transport
Book band or DJ for reception
Order invitations & stationery
Decide on Bridesmaids, Best Man & Ushers
Order wedding cake
Decide on the number of guests & start drawing up guest list
Investigate wedding insurance
Reserve a block of rooms at the hotel for out-of-town guests

6 Months Before The Big Day

Register for your wedding gift list
Choose wedding dress & accessories
Choose Bridesmaid dresses
Book your honeymoon
Decide on theme and select flowers
Bridegroom to arrange suits for Best Man, Ushers & Fathers
Organise the hen night and stag night
Organise your personalised wedding website (see brochure for details)

4 Months Before The Big Day

Post wedding invitations with details of timings, transport, directions & details of the hotel
Select wedding rings
Finalise order of service and select music/hymns
Contact your wedding suppliers e.g. florist, entertainment etc to confirm details
If you are changing your name, inform banks, passport office etc (ensure your honeymoon is booked under the name that will be on your passport)

6-8 Weeks Before The Big Day

Confirm any travel arrangements & hotel reservations
Organise presents for Bridesmaids and Mothers of the Bride and Bridegroom
Choose wedding favours for the reception
Make hairdresser & beauty salon appointments – ask your wedding coordinator what we can organise
Meet with your wedding coordinator to discuss seating plans, place cards, drinks packages and have your menu tasting

3 Weeks Before The Big Day

Confirm final number of guests & seating plan with your wedding coordinator
Arrange wedding rehearsal
Give florist total number of button holes and delivery details
Confirm timings with wedding cars & transport operators
Discuss with your photographer the photos you would like
Give the band/DJ a list of songs you would like played
Final fittings for wedding dress
Ensure Bridegroom, Best Man & Father of the Bride are writing speeches
Bridegrooms to arrange a gift to be delivered to the Bride before the ceremony
Collect wedding rings and ensure they fit

1 Week Before the Big Day

Have trial hair and make up session – ask your wedding coordinator what we can organise for you
Meet with the Best Man, Bridesmaids and Ushers to finalise wedding day plans
Wear in wedding day shoes at home!
Collect wedding dress, veil & accessories
Pack for honeymoon and ensure tickets have arrived


Getting married at the City Hotel Derry


Getting married in Derry
Civil ceremonies


Family trips to Derry

Family rooms
Things to do
Family offers


Dine in Thompsons restaurant

Coppins Bar
Wine list