Finding your venue is one of the most important jobs on your wedding to do list. It’s what you need to book first to make everything else fall into place. Now with so many venues to choose from you’ll be needing some help and we’ve got just the thing.
A very wonderful website, Find Your Perfect Venue, has been created by Rachel Titman, to get your wedding venue research off to a flying start. The site makes exploring venues as easy as possible with a simple search facility, full venue details, gorgeous images and a wide choice of destinations.
Rachel says “We are committed to supporting couples create their dream wedding and we’re developing our website based on real feedback and customer needs.”
Here are just some of the fantastic venues featured on the site:
Blackdown Events @ The Haymeadow, Somerset
Beach Weddings Bournemouth
Broyle Place, East Sussex
Clifton Nurseries, London
Dartington Hall, Devon
Duncton Mill Fishery, West Sussex
Great Fosters, Surrey
Felix Hotel, Cambridge
Iscoyd Park, Shropshire
St Clere Estate, Kent
Ooh did you know that The Wedding Dolls are preferred planners here!
So let you fingertips do the talking and whizz over to FindYourPerfectVenue.com now!
A big hello from us and Part 2 of our wedding worries countdown! At the beginning of the week we kicked off our countdown to the Wedding Fair at Bluewater with a series of special posts tackling the most common wedding worries. Today we’re concentrating on choosing your venue. Your venue choice is probably the biggest decision you’re going to make and it’s also where most of your budget will go. You’ve probably already got a good idea of the type of venue you want but the worry about whether you’ve chosen the right option can cause sleepless nights.
St Clere, Sevenoaks
The venue and guest numbers is a bit chicken and egg. You can’t really do one without the other so make sure you have a rough idea of how many people you want to attend. You’ll need to consider your budget (yes sorry boring voice of reason I know….) and that’s where the juggling begins.
If you’re not sure where to start take a look at these real weddings we’ve featured on the blog which give you an idea of just how different weddings can be depending on your venue. From little to large, intimate to loud and lively, green to grand you won’t find more (or better… but we’re biased…) options than in glorious Kent so take your time and do your wedding research carefully. All of these venues are completely different and all have varying elements that suited the couples and their guest numbers perfectly.
Peach and Chic Manor House Wedding
English Country Garden – A Wonderful Wedding at Home
Kent Castle Tea with all the trimmings
Elegant Asian Fusion Wedding at Nettlestead Place
If you’re looking for an intimate celebration then you’re in luck because Kent has an absolute abundance of unique places to hold your wedding with hidden gems such as The George in Rye who featured a gorgeous vintage wedding shoot on the blog, The Bell at Ticehurst where quirky and fun is the order of the day and finally The Marquis of Alkham where James and Marika shared their big day with us. And to show how you can adapt a small venue to suit any wedding style we co-ordinated and styled a shoot at The Swan, West Malling – you can find it on our portfolio page but it was featured on super blog Bloved so go take a look for very glamourous inspiration.
Keep an eye out for hot of the press venues where you can guarantee your friends won’t have got married such as St Clere, a stunning estate in Sevenoaks that have just started offering weddings. Take a look at A Kentish Ceremony for one of the best round up of new and well established venues in Kent.
Today on the blog we have another fantastic find to share with you, Kent wedding photographer, Helen Schryver of Schryver Photography. Here Helen tells us a little more about her work…..
“My wedding photography is largely documentary-style, with unobtrusive coverage typically lasting from bridal preparations to well into the evening. I believe the best photos come from capturing people unaware as very few people actually enjoy posing for photographs! I make it my mission to seek out all the hundreds of special moments that take place on a wedding day and love taking creative shots of all the little details. I want to make sure I have really captured the whole feel of the day.”
Helen is offering all Wedding Dolls readers a 10% discount on her Classic and Premium wedding photography packages if you book before the end of October 2013.
For more information about pricing and to view the gallery visit www.schryverphoto.com
Images by www.schryverphoto.com