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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Advice
Planning a wedding is a time in your life that it is a time in your life filled with excitement, joy, wonder and also a fair bit of stress and worry. Will everything go according to plan? Will the catering team manage everything and will the venue be absolutely perfect? There are so many things to plan, consider and prepare for that it can be almost overwhelming at times.
Fortunately, there are some simple tips you can follow to take the stress out of your special day. Follow these wedding tips and you’ll be able to walk down the aisle with a smile.
Know Your Budget
Setting a budget from the get go, and sticking to it, is the best way to make sure that everything goes according to plan. You’ll know exactly how much you can spend and this way you’ll avoid any unexpected cost blowouts – which will do nothing but cause you stress as you check your bank balance and wonder exactly how you’ll pay for what you’ve been quoted.
Have Your Ceremony and Reception at the Same Venue
You can save a great deal of worry, organisation and logistical gymnastics by hosting your ceremony and your reception in the same place. Ideally you should pick a venue that is accommodating to your needs and who can cater for you. The less you have to do the better.
Hosting the whole event in one place has plenty of benefits for all involved. It saves the risk of anyone running late for the reception, as well as any other hitches that can occur when moving between two venues. It also means one events team for the whole day, meaning a better coordinated, more prepared team. This leaves them better prepared to respond to unexpected changes – like foul weather – making for a much more enjoyable day.
Reserve Your Venue in Advance
The last thing you want is your perfect venue to be unavailable on the date of your wedding. Once you have set a rough date, get calling and enquiring at your favourite wedding venues. You want to be assured that your venue is fully booked and you have a deposit down to guarantee you actually have a place to get married at on your chosen day!
When it comes to things like an official wedding photographer, band or DJ and MC – ask your friends and family. If some people close to you have been married recently, or know people who have, chances are that they have found some good wedding professionals who can help give it all those extra magical touches. You might even have a photographer, DJ or band amongst your friends without even knowing it. These people may be happy to provide their services for a discount. All you need to do is ask!
Planning a wedding? Feel free to book a free viewing of the gorgeous Belvedere Hotel by completing this quick online form or phone 07 3284 2245 to have a chat with our event organiser.
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