Your Herts and Beds Wedding - April/May 2021 (Issue 85)

Top advice for the perfect wedding HOT TOPIC THE PERFECT DAY What should we take into consideration before booking a venue for our wedding? Here are five essential things to take into consideration before you book a wedding venue... ❤ Understand the logistics and budget by having a rough idea of how many guests you would like to invite. Many venues will be crossed off your list at this stage before you go and look at them. ❤ An important factor to consider when choosing your venue is availability. ❤ Take into account the setting and decide what style you’re looking for such as elegant, vintage or modern to help find venues that match your theme. ❤ Make a list of questions to ask at show- rounds to help narrow down which venues are right for you. You can then confidently make a shortlist of two to three places and hold provisional bookings whilst you check the registrar has your preferred date and time available. ❤ Get to know the team behind the venue; the more confidence you have in the team, the smoother the planning process will be. Kate Deeks | Dyrham Park Country Club THE WOW FACTOR I’m looking to add personal touches to my wedding day, what would you suggest? It’s essential to think about how you style the reception tables as your guests will be sitting there a large amount of the day. Personalising your wine bottles is an easy and effective way to add a special touch to the wedding. Whether you personalise all the wines with both of your names and the wedding date, or simply a bottle for each table, there are some quirky and fun designs to create. You could add the table numbers onto the wine bottles with different photos on the label for each table or an image of countries you’ve visited together – the options are endless! Here at Bottle Bazaar, you can personalise any of our modern designs or create your own style. India Marshall-Roads | Bottle Bazaar | www.zoec https://jeffo EXPERT ADVICE 77