How to Plan your Wedding in London
Your wedding is indeed one of the most important days of your life. It marks a significant milestone in your journey together and you wouldn’t compromise on it, I know. So, here are my top 5 tips to keep in mind while you plan your dream wedding in London.
Whether you’re from the UK itself, or from some other part of the world planning your dream destination wedding in one of the most multicultural cities of the world, you should get all of your preliminary stuff done. The biggest prerequisite is a marriage license, also referred to as a marriage registration certificate that has to be applied for a few days before your marriage. Requirements can differ from case to case depending on your nationality, your better-half’s citizenship and residential address, age and other background details.
Budget – Guests – Gifts – Food – Party
Similar to everything else, I suggest couples to decide on a budget before they start preparing. It’s always easier said than done. You know you have to manage the whole wedding within limited financial resources. You will have to consider the food you would serve, your guests’ hoteling expenses, the gifts for friends and family, the list goes on.
Choosing a location
You need to prepare beforehand – whether it’s a banquet wedding or a destination near a waterfront that offers an epic, scenic view. Whilst you’re deciding on this element, make sure to shortlist places that are near your guests’ accommodation, so that it’s easy for you and others to commute to the chosen venue.
Finding a wedding photographer in London
Here comes another concern if you’re also camera-shy, or a little nervous about your wedding day being documented photographically. It’s worth considering hiring an Indian wedding photographer so that you can conveniently communicate your expectations. Examine the attitude of the photographer, his/her years of experience and of course, the price they would charge for the overall service. Most wedding photographers in London would love to accompany you if it’s a destination wedding as well – but, never forget to discuss this part before the contract is signed.
As a wedding photographer in London, I’ve learnt it’s sometimes difficult to get paid marriage leave, especially if you belong to mainstream professions or you’re in contractual employment. In such cases, people prefer setting their wedding dates on public holidays. It’s my recommendation to consider not doing so because then, your family, friends and guests may face difficulty in getting to the venue in time and enjoying the marriage ceremony with full spirit. You may be on the receiving end of peak surcharges for services like venue and food on such days because of the high traffic of orders. Your wedding expenses may exceed the planned budgets for services you could perhaps acquire for an alternative date.
These tips (amongst many other that I know of) have helped many of my couples in the past and I hope these go some way to helping you also. Have any questions for me? Just leave me a message on WhatsApp, and I’d be more than happy in walking you through the whole experience. Happy Wedding Planning!