YOU'RE ENGAGED! Here are the 5 next steps to take to get you started!

Congratulations – You’re engaged!  Welcome to the world of lace, confetti, and flowers. You are at the start of what can feel like a roller coaster ride, but don’t panic, the end destination will be the best day of your lives! To get you off to a good start let us help you in offering our top 5 tips to get that wedding planning ball rolling!

1. Time to Celebrate

Crack open the bubbly and celebrate! Share your big news with close family & friends and then spread the word to all by updating your status on Facebook – after all everyone wants to hear the big news!

2. The Guest List

Sit down with your partner and look at the numbers. By getting an idea of your head count will help you in both your venue search and your budget, after all these are the important numbers!

Whether you have 50 or 160 guests, there is a great choice of locations at Coombe Lodge to hold your civil ceremony, including our billiard room, the grand music room or outside in the courtyard under the charming veranda.

3. Look at the calendar

When would you like to get married? Are you envisioning a spring garden wedding, a hot summers day or does the idea of winter with log fires burning and warm candle light glowing create the ideal image to your day.

What is your timeline? We have had couples plan their wedding in 12 weeks, while others wait a few years. Your timeline is unique to you, but by getting an idea of season or a range of dates will help you narrow down on your suppliers such as photographer and venue.

4. Picking the venue

Arguably the most important decision you’ll make during your wedding planning – after the dress of course! Your venue may influence every decision you make from the colour scheme to the style of dress. Think about the location, where do you want to be? Does it have accommodation to house your guests for the night? Does it fit with the budget? All these questions are very important when deciding. Always look at what the venue can offer your photo’s – does it create the perfect idyllic backdrop to your very special day?

Coombe Lodge is beautiful in any season allowing you the freedom to create your perfect wedding anytime of the year!

5. Explore the world of Pinterest

Time to get pinning! Pinterest offers endless creative ideas in personalising your special day from finding exactly what you are looking for to creating new ideas to fit your existing theme. Whether this be colour, favours, decoration or bridesmaid dresses Pinterest has it all there in one place.

Your options are endless. Why not take a look at our Pinterest boards to help you on your way!

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