Wedding Planning at Boringdon Hall
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Wedding Planning at Boringdon Hall Plymouth
Everyone wants their wedding to be special and as every wedding that takes place at Boringdon Hall is just that.
The fact that Boringdon Hall hotel is a grade 1 listed Elizabethan Manor House set in beautiful wooded grounds with a stately facade helps a great deal with special, but it is the flexibility of the team who will work with you to make your particular unique wedding the sort of special that you want that sets Boringdon Hall apart from the rest.
Every wedding at Boringdon Hall is magical, the dresses are always beautiful, the food will of course be splendid and the accommodation for beloved family members and special guests will never disappoint. But what really matters of course is that you have a great plan so that we can help you achieve your special day and enjoy the process.
We asked a noted Plymouth wedding planner who has worked with our team at Boringdon Hall to create both contemporary and traditional weddings for a few tips on how to go about planning a truly special and memorable day. These are his tips, we hope they help to make your wedding day everything you could wish for and a little more as well.
Wedding Budget. Only plan for the wedding you can afford. Adhering strictly to your budget can be a really fun way to unlock your own creativity and will allow close family members and friends to contribute to your special day by bringing their skills to your plan, it is a good idea to take a trusty friend with you when out shopping for wedding items so that you donít get talked into spending more than your budget allows.
Get Organised. Start planning and making wedding decisions as early as possible. This is the secret to stress free wedding planning. Venues, photographers, DJ's and all quality wedding services will accept advance bookings well before your wedding date. This is particularly important for a Civil ceremony which will be done by Plymouths Superintendant Registrar, early booking means no disappointment the number is 01752 268331
Prioritise your plans. First things first, last things last. You can't plan a wedding unless you've booked your date and venue - get these done first, and then start working on the rest. Think what is important to your wedding, are the favours more important then getting the right venue and accommodation for your special guests some who might be travelling from a great distance to share your day? Probably not, so book the most important things first, leave the minor details until you're ready. Boringdon Hall offers 10% off the price of accommodation for wedding guests and has a good range of suites and rooms to accommodate all budgets.
Consider family members. Plan your wedding day with you in mind, but consider leaving some room for family input. Both sets of parents will have their ideas on who should be invited, especially if they are helping out with the wedding day costs. It might be a nice idea to let us send parents or inlaws the brochure that Boringdon Hall has produced, so that they can see the venue, the grounds and the choice of accommodation, especially if they are not keen internet users.
Wedding guest list pitfalls. When writing out your guest list, be sensitive to the thoughts and expectations of your fiancťe. There will be people in their lives who are important to them and they'll want them at the wedding, possibly people you don't know very well. Negotiate and compromise is the key to good wedding list planning. It helps to have a relaxed and happy groom who knows that his best friend and oldest auntie are going to be made to feel equally welcome on the biggest day of his life.
Delegation. Every bride and groom will have their jobs to do when it comes to the planning of their wedding. A great way to make family, best man & bridesmaids more involved in your big day is to delegate a few small areas of the wedding planning or as per budget requirements ask for a small skill contribution, itís always amazing to see the extra care and attention that an amateur family florist or baker will put into a contribution to a friend or relatives wedding. Often we see results that if not rivalling the professionals exceed them. The secret ingredient is of course love.
Choosing the Best Man & the bridesmaids. Your best man doesn't just need to be an ace at organising the stag party, he'll have responsibilities on your wedding day too. If the first person who pops into your head as potential best man is not too comfortable with responsibility of a serious nature then take a step back and think again, a happy best man is a man who doesnít mind taking the helm for an anxious groom. When it comes to the bridesmaids, ensure you choose girls who'll be absolutely delighted to be your bridesmaid and who will want to help make your day magical, a bride should not have to be cheering up a miserable bridesmaid on her wedding day.
Hiring wedding services. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, ask married friends if they would recommend their wedding photographer or wedding DJ, then speak to them first. Never book any wedding service without seeing examples of their work or speaking to a previous client. Ask to taste a sample of a wedding cake, or see a sample of a wedding DVD from the videographer. Try and avoid booking someone without a track record just because they are the cheapest, the recommendations of friends will always be more reliable than an unknown, they have to be itís how they make a living.
Remain calm. Try not to get upset if someone lets you down, it's their loss and people sometimes have worries and problems that make it hard for them to be a part of a wedding. An invitation to a wedding is an invitation to have a wonderful day being hosted somewhere marvellous, there is usually a good reason when people are less than enthusiastic, take heart itís probably not about you.
Wedding planning, wedding planning, wedding planning. Sometimes it will seem like all you ever talk about is wedding plans, ensure you have some time away from it to refresh yourself. Have weekends where you don't plan anything, and you let it all go. Trust your plan and reassure yourself that those you have chosen to help you make it happen are going to do just that. Some Boringdon Hall couples have chosen to enjoy an intimate weekend break at the hall prior to their big day, so both can simply relax and enjoy the same service that their guests will be receiving. What a good way to put both your minds at rest and unwind.
Boringdon Hall Wedding Fayre takes place 19 February and 21 October 2012.
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