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What you Need to Think about When Planning a Wedding


The thought of planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful. In fact, there are some things that you really need to think about before you start planning in earnest. Here at Hedgefield House, we know what goes into the perfect wedding plans, so we’ve put together our list of the top things to think about.

First things first, you need to choose a date. This needs to be decided based upon the season, the weather you what (although this can never be guaranteed!) and what will be suitable for your friends and family. It’s also important to think about your budget, because summer weddings will be significantly more expensive than those out of season.

Choosing the Venue

The venue is a huge part of any wedding. You need to think about affordability, how many guests it can hold, whether it’s easy for everyone to get to and accommodation for all of your guests. In Newcastle, Kirkley Hall is one of the most popular wedding venues. We are within easy reach of Kirkley Hall and provide luxury Georgian guest accommodation here at Hedgefield House.

You will need to visit and sit down with the owner of the venue and go through everything you want. It’s always best to do your research before booking anything to ensure that your chosen venue fits in with your specific view of a perfect wedding.

A budget is absolutely essential before you start the detailed planning for a wedding because things can quickly get out of hand. There are always little extras that people forget such as dress fittings, bridesmaids’ gifts and much more. Half of your budget will probably go on feeding your guests, so catering options will be a major factor in the planning process.

The Dress

Always take someone reliable with you when dress shopping. It’s essential to get an honest opinion when it comes to the dress which is usually another major item of expenditure.