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Everything you need to consider for a country wedding

Country weddings are at the top of many people’s dream list for a reason, thanks to their ability to provide a picture-perfect backdrop for the most special day of your lives so far. With so many things to consider, planning a country wedding means considering logistics and practicalities, but also little touches that make the day personal to you. With that in mind, here’s 6 things to consider when planning a country wedding.

Be prepared for every weather

We know everyone dreams of perfectly fine, clear weather for their wedding day, but living in the UK, we know all too well that you need to be prepared for all eventualities. Keeping an eye on the weather as you build up to the big day is the best way to stay abreast of any contingency plans you may or may not need to implement. If the weather is looking particularly warm and sunny, ensure there are shaded areas for your guests to retreat from the heat, and if things are looking a little bleaker, make light of the situation by including baskets of emergency wellies and umbrellas. Whatever the weather, your day is set to be magical, so don’t fret!

Consider a themed Menu

If you’re going all out with the country theme, you may want to consider creating a menu that’s themed around the countryside. Choosing courses that reflect local British produce adds a nice touch, as does the potential of eating al fresco. Speak to your caterers about what you have in mind, and they will be able to advise you on foods that are currently in season.

Add a touch of twinkle

In an abundance of natural furnishings, there’s nothing better than subtle, romantic lighting to complement the gentle and relaxed feel. Twinkly fairy lights are a fantastic accompaniment to your venue décor, and can be draped around beams, from the ceiling or along fireplaces to add that little touch of sparkle.

Versatile accommodation

If you’ve chosen a stunningly secluded location to hold your wedding day, you’re going to want to consider sourcing suitable overnight accommodation for your family and friends. You want to make sure that your guests can find a place to stay that fits within any specific requirements and budgets that they may have. It’s a good idea when sending out your invitations to give your guests ideas on potential places to stay, whether a big country home in the Yorkshire Dales, Luxury Cotswolds Cottages, or log cabins in the peak district, there will be somewhere to suit everyone.

Those little touches

Once the big decisions have been made, it’s time to get down to personalisation. Most weddings that are attended are remembered for a couple of things, fantastic speeches, wonderful food, and those all-important little touches. Place baskets of flip flops, cosy blankets and disposable cameras around your venue for an inviting and personal atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy together.

Everything you need to consider for a country wedding

However you choose to spend your big day, it’s sure to be one of the most enchanting and exciting days in your life, so make sure to soak up all that there is to offer, with all of those that you love.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*

Wedding Elegance

A wedding is whatever you want it to be. It can be the fun and funky atmosphere that suits both you and your partner’s personality to a T. Or it can be the most elegant affair there ever was. But, whatever your style, elegant or not, we believe that every wedding should have a touch of it. It’s a day meant for celebration, class, and above all, fun! Don’t think that because you’re adding a little bit of elegance to your day, that you’re going to compromise on the style that you truly want. It’s just about making sure that you have the most fabulous day that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. So, we want to show you a few ways that you can ensure your special day has a bit of elegance, have a read on to find out more.

Wedding-Elegance

Before The Day Elegance

So, the first thing that you need to try and master is having a bit of elegance before the day. Before the actual day of your wedding, all you will be doing is planning to make sure the day is absolutely perfect, and one of the biggest thing to try and sort is your dress. Now, you might already have an idea in your head of what style you might like, but that will all change when you go to the dress shop. Once you actually see yourself in a range of different dresses, your mind will definitely be turned. We believe that to add a bit of elegance to your dress, you need to focus on being simplistic. Long lace sleeved, with a satin plain white long finish is the perfect kind of dress for a bit of elegance. The arms are a beautiful touch that’s a firm favourite among brides to be all year round.

On The Day Elegance

You’ll have built up this moment in your head for so long, that you can’t even remember what it’s like not to be nervous. If you want our advice, the best way to calm those nerves is to get there in style. If you take a look at companies such as Seamless Chauffeur, you’ll be able to see a company who will chauffeur you to your wedding in complete class and style! It’s something a little different to the traditional wedding car, and it can really help to make you feel special on your special day. As for your partner, he could go for something similar!

After The Day Elegance

Some would say that what happens after the wedding day is most important. If you haven’t thought about a honeymoon, then get looking now! There are so many tropical and luxurious locations that really do scream elegance. Whether you chose to go on your honeymoon straight away, or a few months down the line, you should definitely have something in place before you head down the aisle. It is a chance for you both to enjoy married life before the chaos of real life sets in!

Make Your Wedding Day A Party To Remember!

People want different things out of their wedding day. If you want a demure, grown up event, that’s totally fine. But what if what you really want, is to party with the people you love the most all night long? Then you need to set out to make your wedding day a party to remember!

Here are some pointers and ideas that will help you. Take a look and see what you can do:

Choose A Theme

A theme can help to set the mood of your wedding. There are all kinds of themes out there, and you can let your imagination run wild as you take your personalities into account. What do you think will make everybody want to get up on the dance floor? Your theme doesn’t have to be cheesy, but it could definitely be a lot of fun – such as a 70s or 80s themed throwback party!

Give Everybody Props To Play With

Give people props to play with and they’ll make for some interesting accessories and photos. Hopefully, they’ll get everybody on their way to have a lot of fun, which in turn should make them want to get up and party the night away.

Set The Tone With Your Own Wedding Dance

If you want to get people on the dance floor, you should try to set the tone with your own wedding dance. Many couples are breaking the rules in terms of wedding dances these days; they no longer have to be slow and romantic. You can mix a variety of dance styles and music styles to create something all your own. It’s a good idea to end on an upbeat note to make everybody want to follow your lead on the dance floor!

Hire The Right DJ

The right DJ is key to your wedding party. You’re going to want a DJ that will understand and listen to your tastes, as well as somebody who can read a room and get people on their feet when the time is right. Make sure you do plenty of research on your DJ. Finding one that will play tracks to get people dancing doesn’t necessarily mean finding one who will play the cha cha slide. You can set up meetings with DJs like Benny Smyth, who will ask plenty of questions about what you want from your wedding party and the kind of music you like to ensure they get it right.

Keep Everybody On Their Feet For Longer

How can you keep everybody on their feet for longer? Coffee and refreshments! Make sure there are things to take the edge of alcohol consumption, such as coffee, snacks, and other refreshments. You might even want to have some of those roll out dolly shoes available for ladies who want to take off their heels.

Make Your Favours More Personalised

Your personalised favours could include some painkillers, a sachet of coffee/tea bag, and anything else you think your guests will appreciate the morning after your big day!