Christmas & new year engagements – start wedding planning now

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Have you got engaged over the festive season? Congratulations! But where do you start with planning a wedding one of the most exciting but also possibly stressful events of your life?

Firstly tell the world and celebrate – everyone loves a wedding so take the time to enjoy the moment and share your joy of your up and coming nuptials with friends and family. Maybe also use this time to identify possibly members of your bridal party to create a squad of helpers that can help you with the extra work and time commitment involved in planning a wedding.

Planning your wedding

Set a budget and research venues

Obviously start looking at social media and wedding blogs for ideas you wish to reproduce but also start talking about your budget. From guest numbers, to dream venues and honeymoon destinations it is important to know not just how much you can afford to spend but what you feel comfortable with the first big challenge for any newly engaged couples.

Set a date or even a season of the year. If you have a dream church in mind that is a must for your service then talk to them first about availability and make sure you check this date first with any prospective reception venues before you fall in love with a venue that is already booked up.

Planning your wedding

Planning your wedding

Stay flexible to find your dream venue

Flexibility is a really great thing would you consider a mid week wedding which are growing in popularity every year? Never too soon to start weighing up your options many couples book their wedding venue two or three years in advance or would you consider a short engagement and take up a late availability date that can get you your perfect venue at a reduced price? Also don’t forget to book your registrar in as soon as you can because popular wedding ceremony time slots get booked up very quickly.

Weddings are also a great time to call in favours! Any crafty friends or photographers in the family? Any parents with a back garden that would be the perfect backdrop for a tipi or marquee reception? The sky is the limit – your wedding your way.  How very exciting and remember, if you are planning a Cheshire wedding there are many breathtaking venues to choose from.

Happy Wedding Planning!

Planning your wedding


About Cheshire based Benjamin Lauren Event Catering

Lauren Rowlinson created Benjamin Lauren Event Caterers out of a love for events, big and small, and the knowledge that every client is unique. This passion combined with her extensive experience in the hospitality industry has formed the foundation for her business ethos – “edible excellence!”

We pride ourselves on our personal and flexible approach to wedding catering bringing our Cheshire brides their wedding their way. Every couple is different so every wedding is different and we provide a bespoke service to make their day extra special! And no matter how many couples we have catered for their day is always unique and something new to experience. All these experiences give us something new to take on and potentially share with future families.

We are known for our attentive service and our fresh approach to event catering. A personal service and fine dining experience no matter the guest numbers or budget. We really care and strive for exemplary standards, within the quality of all our ingredients and our service dedication to every client – creating unforgettable events every time.

To find out more or simply to meet up for an informal chat to discuss your exciting event get in contact with us today.


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