Choosing what you need to make your Wedding perfect
Once you have chosen your venue and the style of the Wedding Ceremony, you then have to start thinking about everything else you will need to create your perfect wedding. Many Wedding Venues will be able to give you information on local suppliers, or you may even have friends or family members who can help out by providing one of the many things that you will need such as creating your Wedding Stationery or providing some or all of the Wedding Cars.
To help you find local Suppliers of services we have a comprehensive listing of Wedding Suppliers. Below is some information on the types of Wedding suppliers you may need from Florists to Photography and Videography, Wedding Cars and guests Transport, Cakes and Strationery right through to Entertainment and your Gift list.
A vintage bridal car or horse drawn carriage? One of the main decisions you will need to make is how you want the Bride, Groom and the Wedding Party to arrive at the Wedding Ceremony. Will the Bride arrive by horse and carriage or would you prefer a stretch limousine. One way to save money and to also involve Friends and Family is to ask someone who has a lovely car is to allow you to use it by dressing the car for the Wedding and driving some of the wedding party to the Wedding Venue. For more information on ideas for your Wedding Transport click here.
photography & videography? What style of Wedding Images do you want and would you also like a video created for your evening reception? How you create and store your wedding memories must be top of the most important things you must decide and arrange. Do you want images only, or would you like to have your Wedding recorded documentary style. Today the options are endless. Click to check out some localWedding Photographers or Videographers and Photo Booths.
wedding flowers? Are the bride and bridesmaids having matching bouquets? Do you want to dress the Wedding Venue with flowers? Should the Groom and Best Man wearing floral button holes? With so many possibilities Wedding Flowers are certainly near the top of the list when planning your budget. It is also an area where you can save money by being imaginative and creating your own displays. Many Venues will include dressing the room , or you can hire a Venue Dresser so don't forget to ask this question when booking.
wedding cakes, traditional or unique ? Are you having a traditional wedding cake (formerly tradition dictated that the top tier was kept aside for the couples 1st child's christening). Today there are modern version of wedding cakes such as wedding cupcakes, chocolate cakes or even using fresh fruit? Many couples already know what style of Wedding Cake they want which makes life a lot of easier, you only then have to decide who is going to make it ! If you need help on deciding on the style of your Wedding cake or need someone to make one we have a few suppliers listed.
Music and entertainment? Once you have chosen your wedding venue you will need to decide on your music. Would you like a harpist at the ceremony? What sort of music do you want for your evening reception and your 1st dance? Would you like a traditional Scottish ceilidh, jazz, karaoke or a mixture of modern and traditional music? Would you like your guests entertained by magicians, or a creche provided for the younger children? All of these are decisions you need to make which your venue may be able to help with or even recommendations from previous weddings. Visit our Wedding Bands listings for ideas and inspiration.
what style stationery? Do you want handmade stationery or are you happy to save money and use a printer? Would you like eco friendly stationery, or you could even go one step further and include meadow seeds in your invites. Once you have decided on your invites, how about the table places, do you want to do these yourself or let the venue take care of it? Wedding Invites are another area where you can be both creative and and save money by involving talented friends and family. If you would rather get the experts to create your invites then visit our Wedding Stationery directory.
special Wedding extras? Are you looking for that little extra thing to make your wedding unique and memorable for your guest? Examples of these could be Wedding Venue Dressers, Love Doves to release at the ceremony, Chocolate Fountains, Ice Sculptures, Photo Booths and even creches to keep the smaller kids amused ....... and the list goes on!
Gifts and Gift lists? To save you getting 2 or 3 of the same thing, would you like a specific company to organise your Wedding Gift for you, or do you want to create one yourself. If you don't need anything would you like you guests to Gift Aid an amount on your behalf to a Charity? You can also ask guests to contribute to a specific gift or even your honeymoon rather than buying an unwanted gift? Rather than having a house full of unwanted duplicate gifts check out our Wedding Gifts Directory.
We know that there are so many choices to be made when planning your Wedding Day. Some are easier to make like who are the must be guests and what type of venue you want to get married in? Do you want to hire a Castle, marry in a Church, a registry office, in a Loch Side hotel or even up a mountain? Today all of these are possible as many venues are licensed to perform ceremonies and all you need is a Wedding Celebrant to undertake the ceremony for you.
What style of Wedding Dress will the Bride be wearing and should the Groom wear full Highland dress is another key decision to be made, along how many bridesmaids and page boys, who will be Best Man and Maid of Honour. All of these are key decisions you and your partner need to make when planning your Wedding.
Sometimes making those decisions are easy as you know exactly what you want. Sometimes they can be more difficult especially if you have a tight budget or family traditions to adhere to! Whatever you do, don't let the lack of money dictate your dream Wedding day as there are many ways you can create your dream Wedding whilst staying within budget! You may just have to shop around.
Once you have decided on all of the above the there are even more difficult decisions to be made such as how do you want to preserve your Wedding day memories, what sort of music would you like to at the ceremony and reception, how would you like your Wedding Venue to look and how to achieve all of this within your budget!
To choose the perfect Wedding Venue visit our Wedding Venues pages for a list of over 30 venues in and around Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Below are a selection of other key wedding suppliers.
Below is a map showing the location of all our Wedding Venues in and around Stirling and the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Please click on the pin points to check out a particular Wedding Venue and its location. We have also included lots of information for each Town and Village and the services and facilities available in each location.
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