Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Herts and Beds Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The perfect day
Q. I'm looking for a wedding venue for our big day, what advice can you share with us to make the process easier?
A. Jane Price says: Choosing a wedding venue is so exciting and there's lots to choose from. We'd recommend checking out wedding venues online first, and exploring the style you might like for the big day. Be open-minded as there are so many options out there!
Don't forget to check out the venue's social media too as there will be lots of photos and insight to give you a feel of the venue.
Make a shortlist of the places you'd like to visit and contact them for a chat about your plans and make an appointment to look around. It's really important to see a venue in person if you can. We recommend you visit as many as possible to find a space that's a perfect fit for your day and gives you a good comparison of what's on offer at different places.
It's a good time to think about whether you want to hold both your ceremony and reception at your chosen location or whether you want to get married at a church or registry office first. Check out the venue's different ceremony options and ask if they offer ceremonies inside and outside depending on the weather and the time of year.
Finally, think about what's most important to you! Is that the style of the venue, the choice of indoor and outdoor spaces, gorgeous gardens for photos, the wedding food or the ceremony options? With a little research, you'll be sure to find a venue that's perfect for you and ticks all your boxes!
Jane Price,South Farm
Your day, your way
Q. My wife-to-be and I are looking for the perfect romantic venue for our wedding day but we're not sure where to start. What questions should we ask venues to see if they're right for us?
A. Anna and Jamie Rankin says: Everything about your wedding venue needs to be absolutely perfect both inside and out – especially if you're thinking about getting married in the summer! You need to ensure the following when selecting the property: that the views and the gardens are beautiful and well maintained, and that the ceremony and wedding breakfast areas are both stunning and romantic. Make sure you check if there's an opportunity to decorate the buliding to match your chosen theme and think about if there's a nice dancefloor and stage for your DJ or band. The most important part is do the staff at the venue really care? Will they listen to you and what you want – not just doing what's easiest for them?
You do not want to be just another bride and groom, it's important to remember that you don't get a second chance with your wedding!
Anna and Jamie Rankin
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