Brympton House in Somerset - Photo Credit Emma Barrow
So, you're engaged! Congratulations!
At the beginning of their wedding day journey, couples are often not sure what to do first. By following our handy guide, you will be sure not to forget one of the important first steps.
Top tip 1 – an engagement party; this can be as grand and fancy or as simple and elegant as you like with some couples choosing not to host a formal party at all. Costs can quickly mount up with formal parties – think venue hire, food, drink, new outfits etc – so try to think outside the box. A picnic on the beach or hosting a dinner party at home is so much lighter on your purse.
Top tip 2 – decide on your venue! This can seem a monumental task as there are so many to choose from! – but without a venue, you can’t book a wedding date and complete the all-important Step 3. So, think about the kind of wedding you want. Do you want an exclusive use venue where you will be the only ones getting married at the venue on that day? Do you want a church or civil ceremony space on site so that your friends and family don’t have far to travel on the day? Do you want accommodation on site and a beautiful honeymoon suite? If the answer is yes, yes and yes then you should consider a country house wedding venue that offers exclusive use such as Brympton House in Somerset
Top tip 3 – Send out those save the dates; your friends will book their holidays at the beginning of every year, so they will need notice particularly if you are choosing a midweek date