New year, new you!


The team at Coombe Lodge, our stunning (and award winning!) wedding and events venue in Somerset, has been doing the same as millions of people all over the country, and having a bit of a think about what we’d like to get out of 2019, both personally and professionally.

Working in the wedding industry, we spend our time with really positive people which definitely helps with our mental attitude. But organising weddings is a job that comes with huge responsibility and is one that we take very seriously. We’ve collectively chatted about our new year’s resolutions, and in doing so realised that sharing them might help some of our customers and followers in their wedding planning too! So here goes, the Coombe Lodge guide to making sure that 2019 is the best that it can be for all of us!

 1. Don't sweat the small stuff

This is such a big one for us. At Coombe Lodge we pride ourselves on getting every little detail just right. And we’re happy to say that for the most part, it’s the little things that people notice and that we think, sets us apart from our competitors. That said, sometimes, it’s really important to keep your mind on the bigger picture, so you can concentrate on the important things and leave us to look after the tiny details.

2. People are more important than things

When we talked about this in our office, we all agreed that we want to make sure that the focus in our personal and professional lives is on the people, not things. When you look back on your wedding photographs in years to come, you’ll really enjoy looking at who was there, who said what to get you to laugh, who was the first on the dance floor and so on. We pride ourselves on making sure that our customers are our number one priority – if you are happy, then we are happy, and it means that we’ve done our job well. And that’s really all that matters to us.

3. Social media is only important to a point 

We are as guilty as anyone of spending time on social media. Yes, we use it to promote our venue, and yes, we all also use it on a personal level. As far as looking for inspiration goes, you can’t beat Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. And just like you, we are guilty of being slightly obsessed with having a look through other people’s wedding pictures. But when it comes to your big day, it’s really important to make sure that social media doesn’t overshadow what’s really important.

4. Look after yourself

Like millions of people across the UK, in our team we’ve all decided to be fitter and healthier in 2019. We work long hours, and all too often it’s very easy for us to grab something quick to eat that perhaps isn’t as healthy as it could be. We also all want to make sure that we get exercise and fresh air whenever possible. Instead of seeing it as a distraction, and something that takes up valuable time, we are now going to see it as something that enables us to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. And that will hopefully extend to the service that we provide here at Coombe Lodge. As you’re planning your own wedding or event, make sure that you take time out for yourselves, and don’t get too bogged down and overwhelmed with the ‘to do’ list.

5. Don't follow the crowd

In case you didn’t know, we came Highly Commended in a very prestigious award ceremony last November. We were thrilled to receive the accolade and are still shouting about it from the rooftops. It’s proven to us how important it is to follow our instinct, and to be individual. We know that we can make ourselves stand out by offering something a little different and by being unique and it’s worth remembering this for your wedding. Imitation may be the best form of flattery but don’t be afraid to do things your way, and to stand out from the crowd.


So there you have it, our top new year’s resolutions from Coombe Lodge. If you’re newly engaged and would like to discuss your wedding at our beautiful venue in the Somerset countryside, please just get in touch by calling 01761 463355. We’d love to hear from you and would be delighted to show you around, and to talk through your plans for your special day!

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