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Top 7 things to consider in your wedding planning

We can’t wait for the wedding season at Crumplebury.

You’re newly engaged, and you’ve got approximately a year to plan for the big day. Of course, there are the obvious aspects of a wedding that need organising – from the flower arrangements, to booking the venue. Amongst all of the excitement of planning a wedding, it can be easy to forget the smaller things – which are equally as important.

 

Start early

The earlier you begin your wedding planning, the better. Most couples allow a year between their engagement date and the wedding day – so it’s wise to devote this time to planning. At the very beginning, create a wedding folder/planner and start collecting documents you’ll need – and make sure you draw up a clear budget.

 

Photography and videography

If there’s one aspect of your wedding on which you’re prepared to spend a little extra, make sure that you spend it on high quality photography and videography. A common mistake made by wedding couples is compromising on this; but you should always strive to source a good photographer that you can trust, who will provide you with professional photos that will last you a lifetime. Again, it’s key to source these aspects early – as the best photographers often get snapped up long in advance.

 

Securing a good videographer is equally, if not more, important as your photographer. Video recordings will capture your day in real time, documenting things that you, as a bride or as a groom, might otherwise miss out on – such as your other half getting ready, or the journey to the church and guests arriving, or even the music. There’s so much going on in the day that it can be difficult to take it all in at the time. A video allows you to relive the moments time and time again – something that you’ll value hugely as the years pass.

Sources of inspiration

The best way to get a real idea of your dream wedding is by looking at some inspiring pictures. Bridal magazines are a common way to do this, but many couples are opting for Pinterest – a website that you can use to ‘Pin’ images that you like to your own board. Much easier and quicker than creating a scrapbook, this can save you time to spend on other aspects of your wedding planning, helping you to easily store and remember certain inspirations. You’ll also discover a much broader range of images and ideas.

 

Choose your suppliers carefully

Don’t just pick the first supplier you find. Take some time to find a trusted supplier that you feel comfortable with, as you’ll spend a large amount of time liaising with them about anything from flower choices, menu options and decorations. At Crumplebury, we encourage our guests to source locally, since this adds personality and an invaluable sense of provenance – not to mention the positive impacts on the environment.

 

Wedding dress and shoes

Before you begin shopping for wedding dresses, try on some dresses that you already own to gain an idea of the materials you like, and the type of fit that best suits you. Then, be sure to try on several styles once you do eventually head to wedding dress shops – although you might have an idea in your head, you may end being surprised how much a different look suits you.

 

Another aspect is your shoes. Once you’ve chosen your wedding shoes, make sure to wear them around the house before your big day. This way, they’ll feel more comfortable at your wedding, and you’ll reduce the risk of any blisters forming.

 

Wedding gift list

Creating a wedding gift list is a great way to let your guests know exactly what you’d like to receive. Although it may seem strange at first, your guests will find buying your wedding gift much easier if they’re given a helping hand.

 

Plan for the unexpected

If you book your wedding between May and July, you’re likely going to enjoy lovely weather on your wedding day. However, as we’re in the UK, no weather forecast is ever certain – no matter the time of year. So, even if you’re planning a summer wedding, it’s important to prepare for alternate weather. You may opt for a marquee for protection from the rain, or perhaps hire out an indoor space for the serving of food and drinks.

 

At Crumplebury, we can’t wait to open our doors to prospective wedding couples. Keep your eyes peeled for October 2019, when you’ll be able to discover our venue.

Joe Evans - Owner

 “It has been wonderfully exciting to create Crumplebury. To carefully craft the perfect events space and with the help of some very clever people, witness our vision becoming a reality.”

Keeley Evans - Owner

“It has been wonderfully exciting to create Crumplebury. To carefully craft the perfect events space and with the help of some very clever people, witness our vision becoming a reality.”

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