Romantic Wedding Planning Guide

What to consider when planning your wedding.

There’s no doubt about it, finding a contemporary wedding venue for the romantic wedding of your dreams can be a stressful business. Without the right guidance, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the planning and level of organisation that’s required.

At Dunham Forest Golf & CC, we understand how important it is to get the details of your special day right, which is why we’ve created a to-do-list breaking down the process into manageable bite-sized pieces.

Setting your wedding day budget.

Working out how much you can afford to spend on your special day is a high priority for any bride/groom. There’s no point in planning your day only to find out you overspent and haven’t the funds to pay for it.

Weddings can be expensive, however, at Dunham Forest Golf & CC we cater to all budgets – prices for a beautiful bespoke day start at around £5,000 + VAT.

Choosing your contemporary wedding venue.

Searching for the perfect wedding venue is first on your list after setting your budget, you will need to consider:

  • location
  • date
  • guest numbers
  • catering
  • travel arrangements
  • overnight accommodation if required
  • flexibility to accommodate

Contact us at Dunham Forest Golf & CC to discuss your requirements, we are here to help you plan your perfect wedding day.

The guest list for your romantic wedding.

Whether your romantic wedding is going to be an intimate gathering or a much bigger occasion, deciding on who is going to be there to support you on your special day deserves a lot of thought. For example, consider:

  • are children invited?
  • will the same guests be invited to both the ceremony and later reception?

Wedding banquet catering.

Once you have agreed on the guest list, your next task is to consider the catering for your wedding banquet. Traditionally, the wedding breakfast is formal with a number of courses plus wine and champagne, and this is usually followed by a buffet for an evening reception.

A good place to start is with the kind of food you both enjoy and whether you will be offering people a choice. Also, have a think about whether your guests have special dietary needs and how this can be incorporated into your menu.

At Dunham Forest Golf & CC, we are here to listen to your requirements. We can come up with the perfect menu to make your day memorable.

Choosing dresses and rings for your romantic wedding.

Of course, all brides want to look and feel fantastic when they get married and choosing the right dress is an enormous part of that.

  • If you are having a dress made, make sure you have given yourself enough time as it can take anything up to six months or more, depending on the workload of your designer.
  • If you are buying a dress off the shelf, you may still need to factor in time for fitting and any alterations.

Making arrangements for the ring or rings with plenty of time is essential too as these may also need to be adjusted to size.

‘’What can I say apart from absolutely first class. We had our wedding here and it was simply the best day of our lives. Mike and Lesley and all the staff who helped plan and make this day run to perfection. The venue is stunning for a wedding. All our guests commented on the venue. To how polite and helpful the staff were. To the absolutely amazing food we had. Mike and Lesley were complete legends. Professional in every detail. The whole day ran like clockwork. Thank you so much for making our day incredible guys’’. Love Dave & Sal. 2nd December 2017 wedding

The finishing touches.

Once you have sent your invitations out, the next task on your list is to collect RSVPs so that you can arrange a seating plan. You may need to contact people yourself for an answer if you haven’t heard from them and be prepared for last minute changes. You may have decided on a wedding gift list or you may ask people to donate to a charitable cause close to your hearts.

Other finishing touches to consider include:

  • booking your honeymoon
  • booking your hen and stag party
  • writing and rehearsing speeches
  • deciding on the entertainment
  • music to be played and passages to be read during the ceremony
  • thank you gifts

Help planning your wedding day.

At Dunham Forest Golf & CC, we can help you to plan your big day. Ours is a stunning Cheshire countryside location, just 15 miles south-west of Manchester. As one of the best wedding venues in Cheshire, we are experts in wedding planning and hosting.

Call us at Dunham Forest Golf & CC to arrange a tour and to discuss how we can remove the stress from your day.

Please contact us on 0161 928 2605 or email kate@dunhamforest.com or mike@dunhamforest.com