If you’re planning your wedding, you’ll know that securing the right venue is a very important part of the process, and the big day! The Royal Hotel has been a favoured place for many loved up pairs for many years now. However, before considering if that’ll be the same for you, here are our top 10 tips when it comes to planning your wedding.
1. The Perfect Marriage Ceremony
Every couple is different to one another and therefore have different tastes or ideas of what they want their big day to be like. It is important that as a couple to work together to agree on something you both want and that you’re both going to be happy with. Even if you both have differing ideas, combine them together to create something truly unique for you both!
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2. 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 not only stay on track of what you need to purchase but it will also help you keep within the budget you have set aside. When initially setting this figure, you and your partner should sit down and really think together about what a realistic amount would be to ensure you both have the best day possible.
3. Venue Location
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, and it might be worth looking somewhere with great transport connections. The Royal Hotel can cater to both needs as we can hold a moderate capacity and have disables access for those who need it. Our location close to the beach would make for the perfect location for a romantic walk along the beach after the ceremony as official husband and wife!
4. Reception Space
Take into consideration the size of your guest list and what you want to happen on the day. Make sure your venue can accommodate for everyone you have invited, plus a bit of extra room (you don’t want the dance floor to be crowded!). The reception is the social part of your big day and the time to party so it’s important to not feel cramped or pushed for space. You would also need to factor in the tables where your family and friends will be sitting which too would need some room.
5. Be Open To Alternative Wedding Ideas
Keep your mind open to different ideas, themes and locations if possible, as you may be surprised at what you find, which may be something you had completely ruled out before. Not everything you have planned to happen will be able to happen, whether that be because of funds or the cake you want is just too extravagant to recreate. However, things will work out a lot easier if you were to be open to alternatives to your original ideas so it’s important that you’re open to other people’s opinions and ideas.
6. Follow 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 Twitter, Instagram and any other social platforms whom you can grab ideas from and get advice from. It’s good to see what everyone else is doing on their special day so you can either avoid it or take ideas. Accounts with a higher following often also provide discount codes and s you may find yourself getting some use out of them too.
7. Stick To Your Wedding Plan
Write a list of non-negotiable things you want to include in your day, and make sure your venue fits in with this. 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 as it can all get too much sometimes!
8. Decorations For The Big Day
Probably the biggest thing 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 and makes the day that little bit more special. Lighting can create a range of moods as well as table toppers and wall hangings. Our view of the beach out the front of the hotel would make an amazing background for your special day’s pictures, and that’s free!
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9. Visit The Venue More Than Once
Always go and see your top venue choices two or three times before you decide. And there’s no rush to sign on the dotted line…take your time as your venue will affect every other choice you make regarding your upcoming wedding. Bringing another set of eyes to give their verdict is often helpful as they might pick up on things you didn’t see before.
10. Stay Calm Through The Wedding Day Nerves
When that feeling of butterflies appears in your stomach, and you can totally envisage yourself walking down the aisle in an unforgettable venue, 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.
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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