Tying the knot is a big step for any couple which is why the right location is so important. World-famous for its scenery, it should come as no surprise that weddings in the Lake District occur regularly throughout the year.
Before you can enjoy the big day, you’ll have to actually plan it. Due to how popular the Lake District is as a wedding destination, this is something you’ll want to do as soon as you have your heart set on it as the backdrop for when you say “I do”.
Here’s is our guide to the most important tasks you should keep in mind if you are planning on getting married in the Lake District.
Finding the Perfect Venue
The venue can really make or break a wedding. Finding the perfect one for your big day takes a lot of time and effort so this should be at the top of your to-do list. With some many stunning venues to choose from in the Lake District area, you have no shortage of options, no matter what type of wedding you are planning.
Most of the hotels in the area offer wedding packages with accommodation included, saving you the hassle of having to organise it separately. Another added perk is the views these venues can offer. With plenty of lakeside hotels, you are guaranteed a stunning backdrop for your big day. As hotels usually own the land, you can rest assured that you won’t have any wandering tourists in the background of your wedding pictures.
Picking the Date
The Lake District area is breathtaking all year round so settling on a date will come down to venue availability and whether you want a summer or a winter wedding. Either way, remember that venues in the area are incredibly popular and often get booked up months or even years in advance. With that in mind, settle on a date as early as you can, otherwise, you’ll find yourself planning around venue availability. Booking early can also save you some cash, as venues will up their prices the closer to the big day you book.
Choosing a Photographer
A photographer plays an important role in any wedding and if you’re getting married in such a beautiful location you’ll want to make sure that you have one on hand to capture your big day.
Finding the right photographer is a tricky part of wedding planning. You want to hire someone whose work impresses you but you will also have to like them as a person seeing as you will be spending a lot of time with them on what will already be a stressful day. After all, the more at ease you are with your photographer, the better your pictures will look.
The best way to ensure that you choose the right photographer is to create a shortlist of your favourites then arrange a meeting with everyone on it if possible. This will give you a chance to find out how well you get on and that they can fulfil your specific requirements for the wedding.
A meeting is also an excellent chance to see a photographer’s previous work to give you a feel for their personal style. You should not only be looking for technical skill but also checking that your chosen photographer shoots in a style that fits in with your personal preference.