Weddings are a magical time with a lot to consider. There’s so much planning involved that we often accept incorrect advice from relatives or listen to rumours or common misconceptions — such as the right day to get married — when in reality, there’s often very little substance to them and the details of the wedding are an entirely personal choice.
Wedding planning is purely fun
Planning a wedding is tremendously exciting. Choosing a photographer, shopping for wedding dresses, tasting the menu — these are all enjoyable activities and a real chance to bond with your nearest and dearest. At the same time, however, you need to remain practical and remember you’ve got to stay within budget. Read contracts thoroughly, keep track of your budget and remember to pay your vendors in line with the agreed payment schedules. Don’t forget that some may require payment by cash on the day!
Wedding planners take over everything
Often, brides have a clear idea of how they want their wedding to be, how it should look and how it should feel. Some are therefore reluctant to work with wedding planners, thinking that the planner is there to impose their own will on the proceedings and run the wedding the way they want to. This is not true. Good wedding planners never lose sight of whose wedding it is and will work with you to make the day every bit as perfect as you’d envisioned it to be — and they will do this whilst remaining firmly within budget. If you get married at St Audries Park, you’ll be assigned your own personal wedding manager who will not only help you plan your day, but as an employee of St Audries Park, they will also orchestrate the big day itself.
You must get married on Saturday
Days closer to the weekend, Saturday in particular, have always been the most popular dates for a wedding because your guests are likely to be free, but there’s nothing to say you absolutely must hold your wedding on a Saturday. Many venues recognise this and reduce their prices for mid-week dates. Being flexible on the exact day of your wedding could save you quite a lot of money.
You must have an equal number of bridesmaids and groomsmen
Brides often think that if they have a certain number of bridesmaids, the groom must have the same number of groomsmen, but there’s no real rule about this. The important thing is to make sure the people to whom your closest to feel a part of your special day, so decide who you want to fill what roles, regardless of the numbers, and assign the jobs evenly.
You’ll spend all your savings on the wedding
Although weddings are an expensive matter, this is a common misconception and simply isn’t true. Once you have set your budget, stick to it, don’t overspend and you can still have the wedding of your dreams. Venues will tend to offer different packages and some can even help you finance your wedding so that it’s easier for you to pay.
With all the misconceptions that surround weddings and wedding planning, we don’t want you missing out on something that you’d love to do on your big day just because you think it’s not possible. Contact us for more information about weddings at St. Audries Park and find out what we can do for you and your wedding.