The Wedding Venue

If you are planning on tying the knot in the near future, you probably know just how many things there are to plan and organize. It's not surprising that getting married is one of the most stressful things you can do, although it's also of course one of the most exciting. 

The Venue and Guests

After you have set a wedding date, the next biggest decision is where to have your ceremony and reception. Today only around 30 percent of couples get married in a church, and having your ceremony at a registry office or somewhere else is acceptable and commonplace. You can choose from a variety of venues to get married and have your reception, including castles and stately homes, art galleries and museum, even on a submarine, in a tree house or in a distillery. Many couples want something different, especially if they have been married before, and want their venue to reflect something of their personalities and interests. Overseas, or destination weddings are also increasingly common too, and the Caribbean, Tuscany, and the South Pacific islands are some of the most popular destinations. Coming up with a guest list can be a challenge for many couples, and you may have to make some hard choices to make everyone happy. The venue also determines the number of guests you can invite.

Wedding Dress and Suits

Many brides consider the wedding dress to be one of the highlights of their big day and of course, you can spend a large part of your wedding budget on the dress although buying secondhand or discount is perfectly acceptable. It's also recommended to choose a dress that matches your looks and build, and any colour scheme you may have decided on. For men it's a chance to dress up and look as sharply dressed as possible, and again it's possible to spend a lot of money on a suit, especially a bespoke suit. A bespoke suit is one that is custom designed and made for you; not only should it fit perfectly, but you get to choose all the features such as the lining, cuffs and buttons. However, renting a suit is a realistic option if you are on a budget and trying not to overspend.

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Other Things To Plan

Of course, there are many other things to plan when you are getting married. Some of the most important include catering, gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the music at your reception, the cake and flowers and the invitations. And of course, professional wedding photography is also important to many couples who are anxious to capture the special occasion. Weddings aren't cheap and it's possible to save money in most of these areas, especially if you have friends or family members with skills or interests that can help. The time of year can help you save money too; many venues charge less in the off season and it can be a lot less expensive to go on your honeymoon off season too.