You’re engaged…congratulations! Now onto the even more exciting part: planning your big day. If you and your partner have in mind a chic, city wedding, we’ve pulled together this article to help bring you some inspiration
, hints and tips.
If not, keep your eyes peeled here on the Weddings by Lumi site for more posts like this one. We’ve already put a piece together on ‘tying the knot somewhere hot’
and there will be many more location-based blog posts besides that one – stay tuned.
Consider Your Budget
Before you begin organising your city wedding, plan your budget.
City centre weddings – particularly in the bigger cities, such as Manchester, Edinburgh and London – are rarely cheap, so consider how much money you’ll need to spend and if your finances will stretch to the day you have in mind.
While it’s important to plan the wedding you want
, you might want to also consider your guests’ budgets too. City centre hotels can be expensive; think about providing a list of alternative accommodation options that are far enough away that they won’t cost a small fortune, but close enough to your venue to easily travel from via public transport.
City centre wedding venues can work out pricier, so have you considered a shared venue? If you’re keen to snag your preferred ceremony spot on a specific date, you may have to share your venue space with another couple or function. This, however, does not mean your event will happen at the same time as someone else’s, but that you might not have full use of the entire space for the whole day or weekend.
Have a chat with the manager/owner at your chosen venue and iron out any concerns well ahead of your big day.
Plan the Logistics
If you’re planning a city centre wedding, think about everything from parking for your family and friends, and any traffic you might encounter on route with the bridal party.
Let guests know in advance if there are any parking restrictions or limitations at the church or ceremony venue – and consider how soon you’ll need to set off to avoid being late for your own big day.
While the above aren’t the most exciting factors when organising a wedding, they are all things that require a bit of thought, nonetheless.
Think About Noise Levels
Again, this is not the most appealing wedding planning consideration (and the Brides site
has some top tips for those in the throes of organising their nuptials) but it’s an important one. If you’re keen to have an intimate ceremony, consider indoor spaces over outdoor ones.
While you may benefit from stunning city centre views with an alfresco wedding spot, you might also get the noise that goes hand in hand with the hustle and bustle of a city. Alternatively, certain times of the day will be quieter than others, so it’s worth finding out from your wedding planner when the location of your venue of choice experiences the highest footfall.
For some pre-wedding inspiration, ideas and product recommendations, have a peep around the Weddings by Lumi site
Until next time…