Getting married? Congratulations!
Being engaged is such an exciting time but can also be quite overwhelming, especially if you’ve not been married or involved in planning a wedding before.
5 tips on planning your wedding
At the beginning of the journey, you may not have a lot of detailed information so our Wedding Coordinator has compiled some top tips to help you on your way to picking your perfect venue:
1. Style – does the venue suit your style? It is so important to feel comfortable and happy in a venue that reflects your taste in décor and food.
2. Show rounds – book to view a couple of different venues to see different styles and be able to make an informed choice based on what you like and don’t like from each.
I’d recommend shortlisting and viewing around three venues. Also, make the most of attending wedding fairs and showcase events to view function rooms fully set so you can get a real feel of the space.
3. Venue staff – this is so important! The attentiveness and attitude of staff right from the first show round will give you an idea of how your wedding journey will be.
Your wedding coordinator is there to assist with any queries, so keep in touch whenever you need them. Please also remember that there is no such thing as a silly question.
4. Location – how are you and your guests going to travel to the venue from your ceremony if your whole day isn’t at the same place? Where are you and your guests travelling from and is any overnight accommodation required?
This is something to consider if your venue is in a rural location as you may need to consider arranging transport to the local town or city for overnight stays.
5. Budget – the venue is just one element of the day so keep this in mind when signing the contract! Your special day also includes things such as outfits, flowers, decorations, favours, hen/stag parties and the honeymoon so make sure you are considering and viewing venues that are reasonably priced for you both.
Most importantly, in the world of social media, a lot of decisions with regards to weddings are made on how your guests will perceive everything and how photographs will look online.
But it is so important to remember that it is your special day and to book a venue that is right for and reflects you as a couple!
When enquiring and booking show rounds at venues it is helpful if you have an idea of where the ceremony will take place, the number of daytime and evening guests, and what month and year is being considered for the big day.