Venues

Finding a wedding venue should be on the top of your to-do list (after finding your dream dress, of course!) Your venue will undoubtedly take the biggest chunk of your budget, so it’s got to be perfect! So how do you make sure you’ve found the perfect place?

You’ll find lots of top tips and expert advice among our planning advice below, but get cracking – the best venues can get booked up to a year in advance so pencil in that date asap!

Simply choose from our ‘Wedding Venues’ posts below to start planning your wedding like a pro.

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The 6 quirky garden games you need at your wedding!

Gone are the days when garden games were reserved for children at school summer fetes. Brides and grooms are choosing to include garden games...
How to make a DIY photobooth in four simple steps for a fun-filled, snap happy wedding that all your guests will remember!

How to make your own DIY photobooth

Wedding photobooths are still soaring in popularity as couples embrace a fun-filled day with all of their guests - and why not? But with the...

How to choose colours to suit your bridesmaid’s skin tone

We’ve all shuddered at those photographs of bridesmaids having to wear dresses that really don’t suit them. And sometimes we wonder if the friendship...
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9 super styling tips to give your marquee maximum impact

Every wedding reception venue is different but decorating a marquee can be particularly challenging. Marquees can look a bit empty and flat until the...

10 ways to entertain your wedding guests for free

Wedding entertainment doesn't need to cost the earth - with a bit of organisation, you can have loads of fun at your reception on...
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10 top planning tips for summer marquee weddings

Summer marquee weddings can be a challenge, as Bernadette Chapman from Dream Occasions explains. Here's how to get it right and ensure you have...
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How to decorate your wedding and reception venue on a budget

So your bridesmaids' dresses and outfits for the boys are sorted, but what about your decorating your reception venue? The style of wedding venue, your...
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Cheers, my dear! 8 quirky wedding drinks to get your guests...

We've all sipped Pimm's or quaffed Champagne at a reception but this summer's best wedding drinks are pretty off the wall. We've found 8...

How To Create An Irresistible Wedding Sweet Table

How To Create An Irresistible Wedding Sweet Table In 5 Easy Steps From pretty pedestal vases, sumptuous cake stands and vintage jars, creating a budget-savvy...
Get your wedding speeches sorted right now with this ultimate guide of ideas for the father of the bride, best man, groom bride and even bridesmaids!

The ULTIMATE Guide To Wedding Speeches To Have Yours Written In...

Raise the roof when you raise a glass with these secrets to success. This ultimate guide to wedding speeches will help you through every...

Harry Potter Wedding? Say I do At The Real Life Hogwarts!

Harry Potter Wedding? Say I do At The Real Life Hogwarts! Are you and your hubby a pair of movie buffs? Do you have a...

10 top tips for decorating your wedding venue

Use these expert tips from luxury wedding consultant Lisa of Just Bespoke to transform your wedding venue from dull to dazzling – without blowing...

12 ways to surprise your wedding guests at the reception

From kooky entertainment to tasty treats, sprinkle your big day with the unexpected to keep your wedding guests guessing… And make it an event...

All-inclusive wedding packages – what do you get?

All-inclusive wedding packages are the most popular with today's busy real brides. Many venues offer an all-in-one service, leaving you free to concentrate on...
From statement flowers to perspex seating and doughnut walls, we ask the industry experts to share the biggest and best wedding décor trends for 2018

A-Z of Wedding Décor Trends for 2018!

We bring you the wacky, the wonderful and the wow-factor wedding décor trends to inspire your big day...   A is for Affordability Every big day budget is...
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The best secret hidden gem wedding venues

We've scoured the country far and wide to find the most exquisite hidden gem wedding venues for a day with a difference The Swan, Gloucestershire Located...

QUIZ: What’s your perfect wedding reception theme?

Can't decide on the perfect wedding reception theme for your big day? Take our quiz and find out...

Barn Wedding Decor: How to Style It

No wedding is ever the same and we're always pleasantly surprised to see how each bride incorporates their ideas. Barn weddings specifically tend to...

5 top tips for confetti ETIQUETTE

How many times have you been to a wedding where the bride and groom expect guests to shower them with confetti, yet no one...
Are you of a simple book and pen approach and looking for something personal for your big day memories? You'll love these 6 alternative guest book ideas!

Be our guest: 6 alternative guest book ideas

A guest book is the perfect way for friends and family to leave heartfelt messages, a reminiscent quip or well wishes for a newly married couple....