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    Planning Your Special Day

    Planning Your Special Day

    Planning Your Special Day. You’ve found the love of your life and now all that’s left to do is make your vows in front of all your friends and family. But it’s not as simple as that. You’ll need to consider whether you’re looking at a church wedding, a package in a hotel or other licensed venue and where to hold a reception. That’s even before you start thinking about who to invite and whether you want a child-free wedding.

    Finally, you want to create a memorable wedding, one that it is unique to you and celebrates everything that the two of you value most. In this handy guide, we take a look at the wedding planning process and how to get the ball rolling when it comes to creating the happiest day of your life.

    Early Days

    The earlier you can start thinking about your wedding, the easier it’s going to be. Those little details and touches can be sourced and you’ll have all the time in the world. To decide and negotiate on what you’re both looking for as part of your celebrations.

    Before you do get into the finer details you’ll need to get three things in place: the date, the wedding ceremony venue and the wedding reception venue.

    Planning Your Wedding Day

    If you’re opting for an all-in-one package such as a hotel or stately home then this is made somewhat easier. But if you have your heart set on a church or other religious wedding then you’ll need to liaise with your local vicar or religious leader. Alongside your venue, to find dates that match up.

    Once the basics are in place and you have a rough idea of how many guests to invite then it’s time for the closer planning.

    The Reception

    This area takes the most planning and will be more or less down to you. Depending on what you’ve chosen as a venue for your celebrations. If you’ve opted for a hotel or somewhere like a stately home. Chances are that you’ll also have a wedding planner to liaise with. You’ll be asked to choose details such as table decorations, chair coverings, food and wine, depending on the type of package that you’ve gone for.

    You’ll have to decide on the evening entertainment and where you’ll have your photographs taken. There will likely be an outside or wet weather option too.

    If you’re taking on most of the details yourself. And if you’ve chosen a venue such as a village hall or marquee. Then you’ll need to start getting quotes from catering companies and source your own alcohol.

    Wherever you decide to get married and whatever type of wedding you have. Make sure that it truly reflects the two of you as a couple. Whether you’re opting for a lavish reception or a low-key celebration. This is your big day and you want to make sure that you’re doing it your way. Get planning now for the happiest day of your life. And have yourselves a day to remember for many years to come.