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The great wedding venue debate
You’re over the moon to be engaged, but it won’t be long until the pressures of planning a wedding start to hit. Make sure you get the wedding you want by making a list of criteria and sticking to it, no matter what everyone else’s opinion is.
Now is the hard part - planning the wedding! Starting out on the road to your nuptials can be a bit daunting; there's so much to consider that it can be hard to know where to start. Well one of the most important details of your big day has got to be where you're going to tie the knot.
You may have dreamed all your life of the perfect white church wedding - so have a think about the churches that have meant something to you throughout your life. It may be the small chapel in the village where you grew up, or a larger church which will fit more guests on the day.
Wherever you decide, it's important that the church has some significance for you and the groom too. You'll need to speak to the vicar or priest about the formalities of holding your wedding there - as well as simply booking the date, you'll also need to attend to hear the banns being read, while lots of churches also require you to have lessons about the sanctity of marriage.
You might have no religious inclinations at all and so will be on the look out for the perfect civil venue. Luckily, more and more venues across the country have become licensed to hold wedding ceremonies - if you're planning your wedding in Essex you might look at a country house hotel like Down Hall in Hatfield Heath, or if you're a diehard Liverpool FC fan you might decide to get married at Anfield! There are many types of wedding venue to choose from - other ideas might be a chic city boutique hotel or even a grand castle in the countryside.
When choosing your venue it's important to consider its location - if you've fallen in love with a National Trust property in Scotland but your family all live in Cornwall, you need to consider whether everyone will be willing and able to make the journey.
Of course, choosing a remote venue can actually work in your favour if you'd rather have a small ceremony - lots of people choose to get married abroad for this reason as it prevents the awkward moment when your second cousin wonders why she didn't get an invite…
Of course, choosing a venue abroad kills two financial birds with one stone because the wedding also doubles up as the honeymoon. Lots of couples find it hard to afford both so it works well if you are already in an idyllic location when you become man and wife!
The key is doing lots and lots of research to make sure you've made the right final choice - and there's a lot to be said for the "gut feeling" approach. If it feels right when you visit, it's likely that it's the right wedding venue for you.
Good luck and happy hunting!
Visit : http://www.downhall.co.uk
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