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Top Tips for the Perfect Wedding

Planning a wedding can often feel like navigating a vast ocean of decisions. From selecting the ideal venue to finalising the guest list, every detail contributes to the execution of your special day. To help you sail smoothly towards your wedding day, here are top tips for planning the perfect celebration.

1. Start with a Clear Vision

Before diving into the planning process, take a moment with your partner to envision what your perfect day looks like. Do you imagine a grand affair or a more intimate gathering? Are you leaning towards a traditional ceremony or something unique? Establishing a clear vision will guide your decisions and ensure your wedding reflects your vision.

2. Create a Budget and Stick to It

Weddings can quickly become expensive, making it crucial to set a realistic budget early on. Allocate funds according to what’s most important to you, whether it’s an exceptional venue, exquisite catering, or top-notch photography. Remember to factor in hidden costs and have a backup fund for unexpected expenses.

3. Choose the Right Venue

The venue sets the stage for your wedding and can influence the atmosphere, theme, and even the number of guests you can invite. Consider locations that align with your vision, whether it's a romantic beachfront, a lush garden, or a historic castle. Additionally, consider the logistics and amenities offered to ensure a seamless experience for you and your guests.

RSA House

4. Curate Your Guest List Carefully

Your guest list directly impacts the budget and atmosphere of your wedding. Think about who you truly want to share this special day with. It’s okay to keep it intimate if that means having the people who matter most to you. Remember, every guest is an important part of your story.

5. Invest in Professional Photography

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and professional photography is worth the investment. A skilled photographer can capture the essence of your day, preserving precious memories for years to come. Research and choose a photographer whose style resonates with you, and ensure they’re briefed on the key moments you want to be captured. We also have a list of suppliers who might be able to help!

Evening set up for dinner in a garden for wedding with camera.

6. Pick the Perfect Theme

There are plenty of options for the style of your venue, it could be something more traditional like a marquee, country house, barn or something more out of the ordinary. The venue is often the first thing people pin down, so once you've found 'the one' you can start thinking about really putting your stamp on things. Pinterest is a great place to start, you can make an online scrapbook of everything you see that you are inspired by. You can refine it as you go along and eventually, you'll tease out a theme that you can work with.

White table set up for a wedding

7. Don’t Forget About the Music

Music sets the tone for both the ceremony and the reception. Whether you opt for a live band, a DJ, or a curated playlist, ensure the music reflects your tastes and energises your guests. Consider key moments like the first dance, the entrance, and the party to create an unforgettable atmosphere.

8. Take Time to Enjoy Your Day

Amid the excitement and bustling activity, remember to take a moment to soak it all in. Your wedding day is a celebration of your love and commitment, so ensure you spend time with your partner, enjoying the day you’ve worked so hard to plan.

9. Ask for Help When Needed / Questions

Planning a wedding is a hard task, and it’s okay to ask for help. Whether it’s delegating tasks to your wedding party or hiring a professional planner, having support can relieve stress and make the planning process more enjoyable. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at any point, remember this is YOUR big day. It's a good idea to have a checklist of things you want to find out when you go and see a venue. When are they licensed until? Are you allowed to bring in outside caterers? Are you allowed that live band you had in mind? Take a look at our curated checklist for top questions to ask on your venue visits here.

10. Delight Your Guests with Delicious Food

Food is at the heart of any celebration, and your wedding should be no exception. Work with your caterer to create a menu that reflects your tastes while also considering the dietary preferences and restrictions of your guests. Whether it’s a formal sit-down dinner, a casual buffet, or creative food stations, choose a catering style that complements the overall vibe of your wedding. Don’t forget to include personal favourites or dishes that tell a story about your journey together!

Food canapè

By following these tips, you’re well on your way to creating a wedding that not only looks picture-perfect but also feels deeply personal and genuinely unforgettable. Remember, the key to a perfect wedding lies in the joy of celebrating your love with your nearest and dearest. Here’s to the beginning of your happily ever after!


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