Say I do beside the seaside this summer

Why not add a bit of extra romance to your wedding venue and choose a location by the sea ? This handy article highlights the seaside town of Southport in Merseyside and suggests why it could be the perfect location for your marriage celebrations.
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April 24, 2012 - PRLog -- If you live in a large town or a city getting married at the seaside can bring even more romance to your big day.

Just think of all the wonderful memories of those idyllic childhood holidays you’ll bring back, not just for yourself but also for family and friends. And you don’t have to sacrifice luxury if you select the right town. Weddings in Southport, for example, can combine the best a traditional Victorian seaside town has to offer with a contemporary twist.

Imagine enjoying your reception with the stunning backdrop of the Millennium Bridge in Southport’s glamorous harbour development.

Southport is just 20 miles north of Liverpool and boasts beautiful beaches for those wedding photographs. There are more than 20 miles of unspoilt coastline and the largest area of undeveloped sand dunes in Britain. The town even has the UK’s oldest iron pier. The choice of hotels licensed to hold civil ceremonies and restaurants for those all-important pre-wedding family dinners is excellent. If you have time the shopping and nightlife are excellent.

Wherever you decide to tie the knot there a few basics to consider when you are planning the big day.

First, make sure you book the church/marriage venue and the hotel well in advance – there’s no point in organising the invitations and having Aunt Maud on standby to make the cake only to discover you can’t get the date you want.

Once the venues are sorted visit local wedding fayres to get ideas for dresses, catering options, flowers etc. It is fun to search on-line too – every sort of wedding you can imagine will be featured and it is easy to adapt themes to your own style once you have the basic idea.

Research is also the key to finding the right photographer, make sure you check out their references and don’t just trust website testimonials. Take time to chat through your ideas for the day.  If you want to be photographed on the beach after the ceremony and before the reception, listen to the expert’s view on the practicalities of that. Your photographer will have been to hundreds of weddings and will know what will make the best shots for the family album.

If you are inviting guests to buy you gifts (rather than the increasingly popular give-us-money option) opening a list at a department store is an excellent idea. You get the gifts you want and they can be delivered to your home or the reception without the giver struggling with a gift-wrapped pile of plates as they walk into church!

The most important tip, whether you are planning your wedding in Southport or Solihull, is to talk to your partner and make sure the day you envisage is a shared dream. If you opt for the Elvis themed extravaganza and he’s always dreamed of a quiet ceremony followed by a meal with a couple of friends you’re heading for trouble.

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