Tips for Planning the Perfect Pennine Manor Wedding
It’s always a nice day for a white wedding, or a pink one, or even blue! Your wedding day is your chance to celebrate in the most memorable way possible. From flowers to venue, cake to guest lists, it’s a process that is as rewarding as it is challenging. And if your dream ceremony makes you excited just thinking about it, Pennine Manor’s dedicated wedding coordinators will roll out the red carpet and help you make it a reality in no time.
Tucked away to the north of the gorgeous Peak District, and with a selection of wonderful event spaces nestled within two acres of land, our English country retreat is the perfect backdrop for your special day. We offer a range of rooms, menus and packages to suit everyone, including exclusive accommodation rates for you and your guests should you wish to stay the night, and a house DJ for those hoping to dance the night away in style.
Even so, we appreciate that there’s a whole mountain of things to consider on your wedding checklist that extend far beyond where you’re going to sleep and what songs might be playing, which brings us to tip number one.
Don’t be afraid to ask
First and foremost, we want you to be happy. We might not be able to bring you in on a speedboat – unless it’s being pulled by a trailer – but when it comes to specifics, remember that you’re the one in control. Even if your request seems outlandish, be sure to let your wedding coordinator know exactly what you envision for your big day and, where possible, they’ll do all they can within your budget to fulfill that request. Equally, if something isn’t sitting quite right, it’ll only be rectified if you say something.
Prioritise your wedding guest list
If you’re on a budget, the easiest fix is to rethink your guest numbers, as much of your spending will go towards feeding and entertaining them. We have the space to cater for all your nearest and dearest, but the more exclusive you go, the more you can splash out on those little extras that tie everything together. Remember, you should never feel obligated to invite someone you don’t necessarily want there.
Make your most important arrangements in advance
Start by deciding on your priorities and what you absolutely cannot do without, whether that’s securing your perfect photographer or finding your dream dress. We even have our very own helipad if it’s always been your ambition to arrive by helicopter – again, do not be afraid to ask. The sooner you make these decisions, the more peace of mind you’ll have and the easier it will be for your wedding coordinator to plan around this by accounting for things like theme, colour scheme and remaining budget.
Consider taking out additional wedding insurance
Like you, we always plan for our weddings to go off without a hitch (and mostly, they do), but especially in the wake of the unprecedented restrictions we’ve faced over the last few years, the sad reality is that anything can happen, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Take care of your health during the wedding planning process
Planning a wedding can be somewhat stressful, especially if things aren’t going exactly to plan, so one of the most important things you can do is take a step back and give yourself days off where you don’t even think the word “wedding”. Your wedding coordinators are there to help, as are your friends and family. And believe us, we just know everything will work out in the end.
Once you have your budget and concepts in place, all that’s left to do is get started. Click here to view our wedding brochure, and to make further enquiries about the biggest day of your life, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01484 905398.