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Are you searching for the ideal wedding venue or still contemplating the perfect location to say ‘I do’? No matter where you are in the decision-making process, we’re here to help! Our comprehensive guide is designed to assist you in selecting the ultimate wedding venue that truly reflects your unique love story.

 Create a list of what you want as a couple

No matter if your partner is a man or a woman, they surely have some ideas about the type of wedding they envision. You might even be surprised by the level of detail they provide when describing it to you!

To ensure a harmonious planning process, it’s important for both of you to sit down and write a list of what you both want for your big day. Include everything from preferred wedding venues to the types of food you’d like on the menu.

Once you have your individual lists, compare them and see where you both agree. In cases where there are disagreements, it’s crucial to find a compromise that satisfies both of you.

 Know your date

 If you have a specific date in mind for your wedding, it may take some time to find a venue that can accommodate you on that day.

Consider being flexible with your dates, as this can help you secure a venue more quickly. If your dream venue isn’t available on your desired date, think about scheduling your wedding during an off-peak time such as November, early December, or February.

During these times, there is typically less competition for venues, and you may find more affordable prices. Additionally, you can explore the option of a midweek wedding, but keep in mind that some guests may have difficulty attending due to work or other commitments.

 How many guests do you want at your wedding?

Before you start visiting wedding venues, it’s crucial to have a rough idea of how many guests you want to invite.

Create a list that includes the must-invite guests, such as immediate family members, their partners, and close friends. Once you have a guest count in mind, you’re ready to begin exploring potential wedding venues!

 Deciding on your perfect wedding package

 After visiting a few wedding venues and getting an idea of the hotel where you’d like to host your special day, the next step is selecting the right wedding package offered by the hotel.

Most hotels provide pre-set packages with different price ranges. Take the time to thoroughly review these packages, as they often offer excellent value for the price. While the packages are typically well-designed, it’s normal to want some personalization. Don’t hesitate to ask if certain modifications or customizations are possible.

 Ask the Hotel Wedding Co-ordinator questions!

Hotels often have dedicated wedding coordinators who specialize in making your dream day a reality.

Feel free to ask the wedding coordinator as many questions as you need. No question is silly, and they have likely encountered a wide range of inquiries throughout their experience. They will be able to answer your questions with ease and help address any concerns you may have.

Take a look at our weddings page, to see what your special day could look like at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel.

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