When it comes to wedding planning, securing the right venue is a very important part of the process, and the big day! The Royal Hotel has been a favourite of many couples for years. However, before considering if you’ll be the same, here are our top 10 tips when it comes to planning your wedding:
The Perfect Marriage Ceremony
Every couple is different and has different tastes or ideas of what they want their big day to be like. It is important that as a couple you work together to agree on something you both want and that you’re both going to be happy with. Even if you have differing ideas, combine them together to create something truly unique for you both!
Wedding Budget Planner
It’s very possible, when going through the excitement of wedding planning, to get carried away with spending. Having a ‘Wedding Budget Planner’ will ensure you stay on track of purchases and help you keep within the budget you have set aside. When initially setting this figure, you and your partner should sit down together and come up with a realistic amount that will ensure you have the best day possible.
The Best Wedding Venue
You’re likely to have family and friends across the country (or perhaps across the world!), so choosing a location will be key to making sure everyone can attend. Consider elderly relatives who may not be able to travel very far or walk upstairs, somewhere with great transport connections is ideal. The Royal Hotel can cater to both needs as we can hold a moderate capacity and have disabled access into the buildings.
Take into consideration the size of your guest list and the plans for the day. Make sure your wedding venue can accommodate for everyone you have invited, plus a bit of extra room (you don’t want a crowded dancefloor!). The reception is the time for everyone to mingle so it’s important to not feel cramped or pushed for space. Don’t forget the tables everyone will be sat at too!
Be Open To Alternative Wedding Ideas
Keep your mind open to different ideas as you may be surprised at what you find, it may be something you had completely ruled out before. Not everything you have planned to happen will be able to happen, this could be down to anything, you just never know! However, things will work out a lot easier if you were to be open to alternative plans.
Wedding Planners On Social Media
Nowadays, everyone has an online account no matter what the business may be. There are loads of wedding planners on social platforms whom you can grab ideas and advice from. It’s good to see what everyone else is doing on their special day. Accounts with a higher following often also provide discount codes which come in very handy, especially seeing the usual expense of weddings.
Stick To Your Wedding Plan
Write a list of non-negotiable things you want to include in your day. If you want a caterer, an ice sculpture and fireworks on your wedding day, make it happen! If a venue can cater for this, then you know you’re on the right path to creating the perfect day, which is another reason The Royal Hotel is the perfect place. Not only will we try our very best to make your dreams come true, but we also offer the option of having our wedding planner help you.
Wedding Decorations For The Big Day
One of the biggest things about the venue is decorations. Whether that be subtle drapes and candles dotted around or all out ribbons and balloons filling the room, it’s whatever you’re both happy with on the day. Adding your own touch to the place makes it more personal, like lighting, table toppers and wall hangings. Our view of the beach out the front of the hotel would make an amazing background for pictures too!
Visit The Wedding Venue More Than Once
Always go and see your top venue choices a few times before you decide. There’s no rush to sign on the dotted line… take your time as your venue is such a big deal. Bringing another set of eyes to give their opinion is often helpful as they might pick up on things you didn’t see before.
Stay Calm Through Wedding Day Nerves
When that feeling of butterflies appears in your stomach, remember not to panic and stay calm, it’s going to be fine! All this planning will be worth it in the end but in the meantime it’s important to surround yourself with positive people and focus on one thing at a time.
Hopefully we’ve helped you on your way to planning your perfect wedding! Now you know the basics things to focus on, we hope it’s a lot easier from here. If you were interested in hosting your special day here at The Royal Hotel, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01934 423 100.