The beautiful county of Cheshire, situated in Northwest England, has to be one of the most picturesque places to get married in. Cheshire is known for the rural villages in the area that are made up of half-timber and local red sandstone buildings, with a history dating back to over 1000 years ago. Once you have decided to marry your loved one in Cheshire, now comes the hardest part – planning the day.
Set a budget
The first thing to do when planning your big day is to set a budget and make sure you keep to it. You may be fortunate enough to have a large budget (the average cost of a wedding is around £30,000) but it is possible to get married for a few hundred pounds if that’s all you can afford. Remember, the day is about you and your partner, it’s not about anyone else so try not to worry if you are marrying on a budget and are not able to invite lots of guests or throw a reception.
Where will you say your vows?
Deciding where to say your vows can feel overwhelming as there are so many choices in Cheshire. The most popular choices are saying your vows in a church, a registry office or at a registered venue that has a licence to hold marriage ceremonies. Only you and your partner can decide what feels right for the both of you, so if you want to say your vows in a venue that is a little unconventional, then do so. It’s your special day after all.
Outfits, flowers and cake
There are some beautiful wedding shops in Cheshire that can provide all of the outfits needed for your day, such as a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, the groom and best man suits and so forth. However, couples who are only having a few witnesses and not a large wedding might not be overly concerned with the outfits they are wearing. It’s the act of tieing the knot that is more important. Florists are also in abundance in Cheshire, as are places or individuals that make wedding cakes. Just remember your budget and choose accordingly. There is no pressure to even have flowers or a traditional wedding cake if you do not want them.
Memories, food and entertainment
As you will now know your exact budget and how many guests/witnesses will be sharing your happy day with you, next comes the photos, food and entertainment. You may decide to host a reception in a venue that provides catering, or you may just decide to go for lunch somewhere or entertain your guests in your own home. The entertainment could range from choosing wedding bands Cheshire wide or simply playing music from your mobile. Capturing memories of your special day might involve hiring a photographer, but given how good phone cameras are these days, you might decide to save money and just get a trusted friend to take pictures on their phone for you.
Letting everyone know the date, venue and the time you will be saying ‘I do’ can be as lavish or as simple as you wish. Some people will have personal wedding invitations designed and posted to friends and family while others may simply use a digital template and send out the invites via email.
The wedding night
Last but not least is deciding where you will spend your wedding night. Perhaps you will choose one of the amazing honeymoon suites in a luxurious hotel, decide to spend it at home alone together, or even camp out under the stars in a tent. Whatever you decide to do will be special because it’s the end of your unique day.
Don’t get overwhelmed when planning your wedding in Cheshire. Just remember to do whatever makes you and your partner happy and never forget the day is all about the both of you.