That special day has a nasty habit of passing you by in a flash – every bride says it, and it’s true. Blink and you’ll miss it! That’s why it’s so important that you do the right preparation in order to make the most of your wedding venue on the day, as the team from Country House Weddings explains…

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Preparing yourself in advance with the help of one of the front-of-house managers will eliminate any worries on the big day. Country House Weddings has over 25 years of experience in creating perfect wedding so do take advantage of that experience and pick our brains to help formulate your dream day.

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Firstly, when you are choosing a venue, pick one that is going to be all yours. Look for exclusive use so that you have no restrictions on where you and your guests are throughout the day. All four Country House Wedding venues are all offered exclusively to you for the entirety of the day, and are all completely different in style, so they have one to fit any theme! Your venue will be the one that you fall in love with at first sight, whether it’s the first of the fiftieth you view. It’s all about the one that gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling inside!

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Indoors, outdoors, everywhere!

Once you have picked your dream venue, make plans as to how you can use the entire venue. If you are getting married in one area, have your drinks reception in another. Look at outside space as well as indoor, but be sure to always have a backup just in case!

Photo opportunities

Your main photo opportunities are during the drinks reception, so try and make sure that you use as much of the venue for this as possible. It’s a good idea to take your photographer for a pre-wedding day visit. Your photographer needs to know the venue inside out so that they have pre-planned your backdrops and aren’t looking around for the perfect shot on your day. Country House Weddings offers a ‘recommended supplier list’ to ensure that you have a choice of photographers that know their venues, and that are sure to take care of you.

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For more top planning tips, check out our planning section now, or to find out more about Country House Wedding locations, click here!