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.
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.
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.
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