After months of embarrassingly unsubtle allusions as to how gorgeous your best friend’s wedding dress was, what a beautiful church they picked, how perfect married life must be, they finally took the hint! You’re getting married! This is the day you’ve both been dreaming of! But the dust has settled, and now the daunting reality is beginning to set in…somebody’s got to plan this dream wedding, and that someone is you. Gulp.
Fortunately for you, the fine folk of Limes Country Lodge are here to lend you a helping hand, and offer you a few tips on how to make planning your big day a breeze instead of a whirlwind.
First things first, let’s get the money-talk out of the way. It’s no secret that weddings can cost a pretty penny – making that dream a realisation may not come cheap. With that in mind, however, it’s essential that you set yourself a budget early on. Sit down, talk figures, and decide what’s feasible.
Be realistic! While it’s easy to let your imagination run away with you, it’s always worth remembering that the earlier you settle on a budget, the faster you can get this show on the road. Trust us, you don’t want to be planning the wedding of the century for months on end, only to realise your wallets won’t stretch that far, and you’re forced to re-evaluate. Remember, budget is not a dirty word – you don’t have to compromise on your dream day. Limes Country Lodge has a range of seasonal and mid-week packages to suit all of your needs.
Speaking of which – packages! No doubt you’ll come across a whole host of package deals in your time spent planning. This is usually the most cost-effective way of going about things, with many venues, caterers, and hotels offering deals and discounted prices when you book services together with one vendor. When you book with Limes Country Lodge, you will have our full range of services on offer – be it food and drink, reception, entertainment, equipment for hire, accommodation, we have you covered, and all set in 6 acres of stunning Warwickshire countryside.
Another thing worth mentioning: don’t be afraid to delegate! Let friends and family take some of the weight off your shoulders, and should you need it, maybe hire professional help! Experienced wedding planners will have the industry at their fingertips, and can be there to guide you every step of the way.
Our last piece of advice to you is to keep your eye on the prize. Try not to get too carried away, or let the stress get to you – whilst weddings do require a great deal of planning, don’t lose sight of what this is all really about; you’re in love, and you’re about to take the next big step into the rest of your lives together. Smile!