Top 5 Wedding Day Priorities



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Every couple will have different wedding day priorities, and these will alter how you search for and book your suppliers! Beth from Miss Carlysle and Co is here to help by breaking your planning down into the top 5 areas you should prioritise and what you should be considering in each!

 

Food

Questions to ask

  • Do you want on site caterers?

  • Would you consider external caterers?

  • Have you checked out their reviews?

  • Do they have alternatives to suit your and yours guest needs?

  • Do you want a two or three course meal?


Photo Credits:  H N Photography

Photo Credits: H N Photography


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Your venue will likely offer food tasting. This is your chance to try out the different options, and choose the food that’s best for you and your partner. The wedding breakfast is a huge part of your day and getting it right is important, as it is something your guest will remember, and it is a great chance for you and your partner to take it all in.


Photo Credit: H N Photography

Photo Credit: H N Photography

 

Table Styling

Questions to ask

  • Are we willing to buy items, or should we hire them from a décor company?

  • What is our budget?

  • What theme are we going for?

  • What does the venue allow?

  • Who will set up my centrepieces and how long will they need?

  • What size centrepiece do we want?

  • Can people talk to each other across the table?


Photo Credits:  Saras Events

Photo Credits: Saras Events


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Venues are generally pretty flexible with any centrepieces you want. However, some don’t allow aspects such as candles or high arrangements, so ensure you check what they can accommodate early on. You can ask what previous couples have chosen, and what works well in their space.


Photo Credit: Saras Events

Photo Credit: Saras Events

 

Beverages

Questions to ask

  • Will our guests drink a lot of alcohol?

  • Do we need a high amount of alcohol options? 

  • What does the venue already offer?

  • Are we having a lot of children attending?


Photo Credit: H N Photography

Photo Credit: H N Photography


Photo Credit:  Fairytale Wedding Photos

Photo Credit: Fairytale Wedding Photos

When it comes to choosing drinks, your venue will be able to support your decision making. Popular options for wedding reception drinks tend to be light beer such as Corona or Peroni, and Prosecco, with a range of soft drinks options. Water station are also an ideal option as it gives guests the chance to help themselves.

The favoured options for during the meal are two bottles of win (one red and one white) per table, alongside a soft drink option. If you are unsure on how many bottles of each to have, your venue can help work this out based on the number of guests.


Photo Credit: Fairytale Wedding Photos

Photo Credit: Fairytale Wedding Photos

 

Photographer

Questions to ask

  • How many hours do you get? 

  • Do they have a photo checklist and can we request certain pictures to be taken?

  • Do you produce albums?

  • Would we need a second shooter?

  • Can you send us your reviews, and examples of your work?


Photo Credits:  Gareth Jones Photography

Photo Credits: Gareth Jones Photography


Wedding Day Priorities_Photographer_Gareth Jones Photography

When it comes to choosing a photographer, you need to ensure that they make you feel comfortable and that you get along with them. You will be spending a lot of time with them on your wedding day and they will literally become your best friend!

I suggest that you have an engagement session, that way you and your photographer can get a feel for each other, what works and what doesn’t work. This gives you a chance to see how comfortable are you with each other, try different shots out, and warm you up for your wedding day. You will be sure to get beautiful pictures out of it!

See our blog posts on photographer tips: 10 questions you NEED to ask your photographer, 6 questions to ask when looking for a wedding photographer and 4 top tips when booking your photographer.


Photo Credits: Gareth Jones Photography

Photo Credits: Gareth Jones Photography

 

Location

Questions to ask

  • How many guests can we have during the day?

  • How many guests can we have during the evening?

  • Can anyone stay on site, what are the closest hotels?

  • Do you offer free car parking?

  • What is the phone signal like on site?

  • What are the local taxi services?


Photo Credits:  LightDraw Photography  Venue: Long Furlong Farm

Photo Credits: LightDraw Photography
Venue: Long Furlong Farm


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The UK offers some beautiful locations for weddings, meaning you have a huge choice to find the perfect venue, from Manor houses, to Village halls and Barns. You could even look into tipees or marquees if that’s your style – Whatever you want, you can find the perfect place!


Photo Credit: LightDraw Photography  Venue: Long Furlong Farm

Photo Credit: LightDraw Photography

Venue: Long Furlong Farm

Remember it is yours and your partner’s special day, making it perfect for you is all that matters. 

 


Miss Carlysle and Co

Thank you Beth for breaking down wedding planning into more manageable steps!
Want some more help? Speak with Beth at
Miss Carlysle and Co.

 


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