Planning Your Wedding

For many couples, it can be one of the most stressful times of their life. However, planning your wedding should be rewarding and fun, and it also shouldn't break the bank.  

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The Right Venue

Many couples consider the choice of venue to be one of the most important factors, and it's true that the right venue can make all the difference. If you are trying to decide on wedding venues hemel hempstead and other UK towns and cities have dozens of places to choose from, and you can get married not only in a church but in a stately home, castle, museum or gallery and just about anywhere else. Of course, the cost of the venue is probably your main concern, although other factors include the size, catering facilities, and ease of access for your guests. When determining the amount of space needed, keep in mind you'll have tables and chairs, food being served, and a DJ or band. And remember that the most popular wedding venues are booked a long way ahead of time, so plan accordingly. The venue should reflect your beliefs, interests and personalities too; if you just aren't religious, don't get married in church.

The Guest List

Trimming down your guest list can be a real challenge. One way is to put guests in a priority order, meaning at the top of any list come immediate family members and close friends, perhaps followed by other family, such as aunts, uncles and cousins, and then co-workers, neighbours and distant family members. A smaller venue for the wedding or reception can help to keep the guest list number low, and you will almost certainly have guests who are invited but who won't be able to attend.

Other Things to Plan

Depending on the size and scale of your wedding, you'll have many other things to plan, including invitations, catering, a photographer, entertainment at the reception, flowers and gifts, and perhaps transportation. If you have friends or family members who are able and willing to help, take them up on their offer. It also helps to have a checklist with an estimated cost and then make a note of the actual cost so you can make sure you're on budget. Eliminate or adjust things if they are costing too much or overwhelming you; invitations can be designed and printed at home, as can wedding favours, and the food choices can be limited. As with anything, you don't need to spend more than you can afford.