How to make wedding planning less stressful
Congratulations you and your partner have decided to tie the knot! This is such a joyful time for you both and now it’s time to start planning the big day.
Where to start?
We know that planning a wedding can seem overwhelming at first, so we have broken it down into easy steps to help guide you through the process. Firstly, it’s good to bear in mind that the wedding is about the pair of you. What will make you both happy on your wedding day? Is there a theme you would both like and how can you both be part of the planning?
This is definitely going to be the biggest influence in planning your wedding. How much are you happy to spend? Getting married should be a wonderful experience, make sure you stay on budget to keep financial pressures at bay – you don’t need to break the bank to have a fantastic wedding day.
Saying ‘I Do’ is going to be a special moment for you, your families and friends to cherish. What setting do you imagine yourselves in when you get married? When choosing your venue there are a few things to consider…
The Guest List
How many people would you like to invite and do you need a venue to cater to a range of ages and needs? For example: will you need disability access? Do you like the idea of being close to your home for the convenience of travelling guests or would you want to venture a little further?
What kind of wedding would you like? Would you like a religious or civil ceremony? You will need to ensure that your venue/s can provide your desired option for you and guide you with any prior steps you may need to take. You can then decide if you would like an indoor or outdoor wedding as well as what time of year you would like to get married.
Catering and Decorations
If budget allows, would you like the venue to include all the catering and decorations? This can definitely make wedding planning easier as the responsibility of feeding all the guests will be the venue’s responsibility, as well as making the venue look wonderful for the occasion. You can have a traditional sit-down meal, a buffet-style meal or even a BBQ if you’re planning a summer outdoor wedding. Don’t forget you can get married on a weekday to make it more budget-friendly or on a weekend to make it easier for your guests to attend.
Now you’ve decided on your wedding venue, the date and the guest list you can start to plan the finer details. Get a wedding planning notebook and start to tick off the items below. Don’t forget to write down any appointments you make and the dates of when each item needs to be completed.
It’s also a great idea to set reminders on your phone so you don’t forget when items need to be paid for. Finally, make sure you leave enough time to complete all the tasks to alleviate any stress. For example, you may need to have alterations to your wedding dress six weeks beforehand.
Make sure to write down the suppliers and their contact details!
- Dress and bridesmaid dresses
- Hair and make-up
- Catering and dietary requirements
- Wedding favours
- Playlist / DJ / band
- Gifts for the wedding party
Wedding Advice for the big day
- Don’t worry if everything doesn’t go to plan. The main thing is that everyone has a great time.
- If you can, reuse! Facebook Marketplace and eBay have some great deals when it comes to wedding items,
- Don’t compare your wedding to others – each is unique!
- Get tips from friends from their wedding days. What worked well and what would they do differently?
- It’s a long day. Take some snacks to leave in your room!
- Take some flat shoes just in case your feet get sore from being in heels all day.
Weddings at Colwick Hall
We have a number of wedding packages that can be tailored to suit you.
Boutique Wedding Package
For intimate weddings from 20-40 plus guests – Byron’s Brasserie, named after the famous poet Lord Byron, situated in the exquisite front dining room with its stunning ceiling depicting Venus and the cherubs, is your perfect venue. This romantic wedding package is
£1,000 for the venue hire + £59pp for catering, for example, the cost for a 40-person wedding would be £3,360. *T&Cs apply.
Our summer weddings including the Unity and Eternity package are based in our 1776 Grand Ballroom & Champagne Lounge. Beautiful summer weddings to cater for 70 daytime guests and 100 evening guests. This package includes the wedding breakfast, dreamy drinks and twilight treats. Our summer packages run between April – September and cost between £8,800 – £10,000. If you book your wedding day to be on a Monday- Thursday you will receive £1,000 off and if you book your wedding on a Sunday you will receive £500 off.
Our winter weddings including the Enchanting and Everlasting package are based in our 1776 Grand Ballroom & Champagne Lounge. Romantic winter weddings to cater for 70 daytime guests and 100 evening guests. This package includes the wedding breakfast, dreamy drinks and twilight treats. Our winter packages run between October – March and cost between £7,570 – £8,770. If you book your wedding day to be on a Monday- Thursday you will receive £500 off.
Colwick Hall is one of the leading Asian wedding venues to hire and we are delighted to offer the use of the Lakeside Pavilion for your Asian wedding receptions where clients are welcome to bring their own preferred caterers! Talk to us about your requirements so we can select the best package for you!
Plan your wedding at Colwick Hall
We love to make our guests’ weddings a dream come true! To find out more about our wedding packages at Colwick Hall and to plan your special day, visit: https://colwickhallhotel.com/weddings/
You can also call us on: 01159500566.