Top 5 most important questions to ask when choosing your venue

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Choosing the wedding venue is one of the most important decisions made in the entire wedding planning journey and, often, the first step in the planning process! For many, it is easy to get carried away with the beautiful surroundings, luxurious rooms and what they have to offer, often distracting us from asking the all-important questions to be asked prior to securing the venue. Here we list what we feel are the top, key questions all couples (or their dedicated wedding planner) should address with any venue which is being considered as a possible contender for a wedding ceremony, reception, or both! 

1). Will the venue be exclusive to you/your wedding party?

Whilst this sounds like an obvious question, it is important to ask the question, especially to venues that typically cater for large functions, such as hotels or grand buildings where there are often several entry points, suites and areas where a wedding celebration can take place.

2). What is the comfortable capacity of guests at the venue?

Many venues will offer their maximum number of guests to the couple, but this may not be practical for the wedding celebration you envision, especially if part of the space is being used for entertainment or activity purposes. The maximum number of guests may be forfeiting certain layout and seating arrangements which may not be ideal, or necessarily comfortable for your guests, so it is important to understand the differences and to assess all suitable options. 

3). Are they licenced to hold civil ceremonies? 

We often work with couples who prefer to have the ceremony and reception in the same place for travel logistics and ease on the day. In these instances, we strongly advise checking whether the venue holds a specific wedding licence for the ceremony or whether the couple will need to visit a registry office or the equivalent elsewhere, before or after the wedding day to have their Civil wedding officially legalised.

4). Are there any restrictions with regards to décor or equipment allowed?

This question may typically follow once the venue is secured and when discussing the finer details, however, we advise asking this in the first instance too, particularly if you have certain elements of the wedding day in mind already, as the venue may not be able to cater for these. For example, some venues have sound and timing restrictions or décor/styling limitations such as using LED candles only and not real candles/no indoor spark fireworks or sparkle fountains for example, due to fire hazard and safety reasons.

5). Does the venue have an appropriate wet weather contingency plan?

Residing in the UK with such unpredictable weather, we know this is such an important one and one that applies to all wedding locations! Even when planning to wed in the best season, location and weather possible, you can never be 100% sure if it will rain and thus it is important to have an appropriate backup plan in place. Some venues will offer alternative areas or rooms in the event of wet weather, whereas others may suggest hiring a marquee as a backup alternative if using their outdoor space. 

This list is by no means exhaustive and there are many other factors that should be asked and considered, subject to the wedding vision you have in mind. At Love Lydia Weddings and Events, we work side by side with our couples to ensure all such questions are addressed in advance of the venue selection and to allow for smooth and care-free planning for all our couples, enabling them to have the wedding of their dreams! If you are in search of assistance or advice for your wedding, please contact us at info@lovelydia.co.uk for further information on how we can best support you!

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LOVE ~ As we round off another year, we thank our amazing in-house team, our professional Partners and supplier friends, our followers and especially you - the most fabulous couples and clients whom have entrusted us and made our job, the very best in the world! 

We are also immensely proud of our achievements this year. Despite the hardships and challenges we have all faced, based on real feedback and testimonials from our clients, we’ve created some of the most treasured life-long memories and precious life-moments for you, which has brought us so much joy!

To be recognised and awarded the ‘Best Global Wedding & Event Planner 2021’ by #CorporateVision in the highly-regarded ‘Global Business Awards’, has also topped the year for us and is a professional highlight for which we are immensely proud. 

We now face 2022 with excitement and anticipation for some very epic weddings and events that we are creating for our amazing clients. 

Thank you once again for being on this journey with us, and as they say, ‘the best is yet to come’!

Love
Lydia x 🥂
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WINNERS!! 🏆~ BEST GLOBAL WEDDING & EVENT PLANNER 2021

It’s official - again!! Thank you #CorporateVision. 

As our busy 2021 comes to a close, we look back at our challenges and our successes and thank our amazing clients especially, whom we are eternally grateful for and who make this kind of accolade possible and the challenges even more worthwhile. 

None of this would be possible either, without our dedicated team who work tirelessly, often very much behind the scenes, as well as client-facing, to bring together the timeless, seamless, elegant events that we are very much renowned for. 

Thank you, Team Love Lydia, you’re brilliant! This is for you. 💫

In a year which was so very hard for our beloved industry, we are delighted to receive this highly-acclaimed Award. 

Those that know us, will know, @lovelydiauk are not just about weddings! We are very proud that our clients keep coming back - and they do - entrusting us with creating some incredible events for their corporate world, too:

*BUSINESS & PRODUCT LAUNCHES
*AWARDS/GALA DINNERS
*CHARITY FUNDRAISERS
*TEAM-BUILDING EVENTS
*SPORTING EVENTS and more

The press release reads: 

“As we continue to work through the pandemic and fragile economy, it seems more important than ever to recognise the achievements of those facing these challenges head-on. 

The Global Business Awards recognise the tireless efforts of hardworking individuals and firms across the scope of the business world, in all industries and regions. 

The Global Business Awards have always recognised the best of the best, and this year is no exception”. 

Very much looking forward to sharing with you and all our couples, many more beautiful highlights in 2022.

I am overjoyed, thank you all for your on-going support!

Lydia x

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We were extremely fortunate to have engaged Lydia to plan our wedding last summer. She and her team were absolutely fantastic. It really made a huge difference having her assistance and support through all the planning. On the day of the wedding itself, she and her staff executed the day flawlessly. You really cannot go wrong with Lydia and to top it all, she’s an absolutely wonderful person.

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Lydia is amazing at what she does and we couldn't have asked for a better person to help us through the challenges of a 2020 wedding. She has helped and supported us through the whole postponement of it to next year and we have complete confidence in her - when Lydia says she is going to do something, we don't even have to worry anymore! She has great contacts in the industry which has made the whole process so much easier having a marquee wedding, where you tend to need more suppliers.

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Melanie & Lewis

Jay and I would like to thank you for planning our daughter Sarah and son-in-law Paul’s wedding day. It really took the weight off of our shoulders, allowing us to truly enjoy the beautiful occasion. Your nothing-is-too-much attitude throughout the whole planning stage and on the day, made us feel totally at ease and we couldn’t believe how relaxed we all were on the day itself! This was especially so because your professional approach put us totally at ease from our very first meeting. Many thanks, you are well worth your weight in gold!

Susan & Jay

Thank you Lydia and your team for the most unforgettable day. It was everything we dreamt of and more. Even though we commissioned your services a little after the initial arrangements were made, we felt that your hands-on approach was very reassuring and made for a magical, stress-free day. Thank you again.

Debbie & Jo

We don’t know how we would have done it without you! Your professional, yet friendly approach, really put us at ease during the whole fourteen month process. Thank you so much for arranging our wedding over four days in Albania. Your patience was extremely appreciated and your resourcefulness was second to none. Our guests were completely blown away with the beautiful venue and styling and are still talking about it several months later. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and will never arrange another event without Love Lydia.

Antuela & George

I hired Lydia as my wedding coordinator for my wedding in Sardinia. I had to take her with me as there was no one better in my opinion. I have to say that Lydia has such a variety of skills and gives 110% effort into everything she does. Lydia was available to me day and night and nothing I asked for was too much trouble. Lydia treated my wedding like it was her own and wanted to make sure everything was as perfect as it could be for me. My family and friends have said it was the best wedding they had ever been too!

Christie & Danny

As the groom with an amazingly organised wife I was originally against using a wedding planner but I’m not ashamed to admit I was wrong. Lydia was absolutely amazing. Not only did she help get our dream venue on the day that we wanted, she was brilliant all throughout the whole process. Constantly in contact and not mention on the actual day of the wedding how amazingly organised and professional she was. Liaising between all parties involved and keeping everything running smoothly.

Francesa & Roberto

Just to say a belated thank you for all your kind help throughout our wedding preparations. Your attention to detail and flexibility helped us to create the most perfect day of our lives. We had an incredible day making so many treasured memories. It was quite exhausting to be honest (!) but you took a lot of pressure off us which was super. Thank you again, best wishes.

Amelia & Oliver

Thank you so much for all of your support & hard work on the lead up to our wedding day & on the day itself!

We really appreciated all of the advice you were able to offer & for the recommendations.

Thanks again!

Charlotte & Alex

Thank you to Lydia and team for helping ensure a perfect wedding day for my wife and I. We, of course, highly recommend Lydia and her team as great assets for your wedding planning and on day coordination needs. They are professional, caring, and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again Love Lydia Weddings & Events.

Gessica & Chris

A HUGE Thank you for overseeing our wedding day, you made it all feel effortless, and I speak on behalf of MANY people when I say what an outstanding job you did. We had an incredible day - I never imagined it would be that good. I loved every minute! Much love

Siobhan & Mick

We had the most amazing day imaginable! Although initially wanting to plan the day ourselves, it soon became apparent that more meticulous and time-consuming planning was required. Thank goodness for Love Lydia! No attention to detail was spared, allowing us to enjoy our magical day to the fullest. Everyone was wonderful and made us feel very special.

Monica & John

Nothing was too much trouble, Lydia was always at hand to alleviate any worries and ensured that any last minute nerves were quickly set aside. Thank you so much. We would not hesitate to recommend you.

Amy & Tim

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all that you did to help arrange the most perfect wedding reception for us. We wanted to create the quintessential English Country Summer Wedding in Devon and you did! You were so great to deal with all the way through and delivered everything you promised, from the dressing of the luxury marquee down to the finer details. Thank you for making the experience so easy and enjoyable and taking the stress out of organising our special day!

Nikki & Tim

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