The Pre Wedding Checklist Every Bride Needs

In my first post of 2019, I’m going to be talking weddings! The festive season is one time of year when proposals are at their peak, so I have collated this pre wedding checklist for all the brides to be. Whether you’ve just started planning or you are months away from your big day, this checklist is sure to come in handy.

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Choose the right venue – Looking for the right venue is such an important part of wedding planning. Factors such as location, price and features/benefits should definitely be considered. Prior to visiting venues, definitely do some research. Also, be sure to have a discussion with your fiance about what it is you both want. Visiting a potential venue alone is a no-no. Take someone whose opinion you trust with you. Ask as much questions as you can and make sure you have read the contract/guidelines carefully before you sign on the dotted line. For more information about wedding venues, click here

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Find the MUA of your dreams – One of the finest details of any big day is the bride’s choice of make up artist. Make-up artists can make or break a wedding day. Most MUA’s offer trials to brides and this is always helpful when making your choice. Skill is everything and remember that you are the customer, so if you don’t feel like the most beautiful woman in the world with your face on then you probably shouldn’t choose that MUA. Also, if you would like your bridal party to get their make-up done as well then enquire about group discounts.

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Searching for the perfect wedding dress – As with looking for the perfect venue, you shouldn’t go wedding dress shopping alone. Going to a number of shops is essential and be prepared to receive opinions and to possibly get a few alterations done too. Wedding dress shopping can be a very stressful experience as there’ll be so much pressure on you to ensure everything is perfect. Don’t feel like you have to get a dress on the same day. Create an inspiration board by searching for pictures of dresses that you like and then take it from there. Negotiate discounts if you can and most importantly, if you are arranging for your dress to be delivered, do be sure that it arrives on time.

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Decide on the guest list – One of the most drama filled parts of any wedding planning process is deciding on who should attend your wedding. Sit down with your fiance and make a list of all the people you know. The cost of weddings increases year by year and the reality is, that there are just some people who won’t make the cut. Smaller weddings are now more popular than ever and with Brexit on the way, it’s no surprise. Also, try not to give into pressure from friends and family members because you are responsible for feeding every single person who is present. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it.

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These are just some of the things that should be on every bride’s checklist. I haven’t covered everything but I hope I have given all the brides to be out there an idea of what to expect when planning your wedding.

Are you a bride to be? Or have you recently said ‘I do’? What was the easiest part about planning the day? What did you find most challenging?

I love to hear from you all so don’t hesitate to leave a comment and do like and subscribe to Its Kelle’s Space.

Kel xo

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Why The Meridian Grand Is The Perfect Wedding Venue

Weddings are such a joyous occasion but there’s no denying the fact that planning a wedding can be very stressful. From finding the perfect dress to making sure the venue you’ve chosen is suitable, getting everything right in the run up to your big day can feel impossible. Some of us have already made our minds up in regards to the type of wedding we would like to have. Some of us have already started planning every little detail (whether we are actually getting married or not).

In this post, I’m going to be talking about wedding venues. The Meridian Grand is luxury conference, wedding, banquets and events venue in London. As one of London’s best wedding venues situated in the North of the city, no stone is left unturned when it comes to assuring that your special day is one that you will remember for years to come. Here are some reasons why I think that The Meredian Grand is the perfect venue for a wedding:

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A choice of ballrooms – There are two ballrooms in the venue. There is The Grand Ballroom and The Meridian Ballroom and both ballrooms can actually be combined into one space, so if you want a big wedding it would be perfect for you. One of the most important aspects of wedding planning is the guest list. Once you and your fiance have agreed on who you would both like to invite, you can then sort out the rest of the finer details.

Event management – Planning an event is not easy so you may decide to hire someone to help you. Although event planners don’t come cheap, lots of brides are choosing to leave their special day in someone’s else’s hands and who can blame them? 100% involvement with less stress? It’s a great idea. The Meridian Grand have a designated event coordinator available on your big day. They specialise in turning your dreams into a reality. Be weary with relying heavily on a event planner, make sure that you are happy with everything that is being suggested. After all, it is you and your partner’s big day.

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Decor – One thing I like about this venue is the decor. All ballrooms are dedicated to a high standard. You are able to have the theme of your choice and customised lights are also available. The ballrooms have such a luxurious look and a virtual tour is available. When it comes to decor, coordination is key. Also, don’t be afraid to keep things simple. Sometimes going all out can take attention away from other things. Don’t forget to do some research to get a clear idea of what it is you want.

Cuisine – This is one of the most talked about aspects of any wedding. A part of celebrating the happy couple’s joy is by congratulating them, getting a glimpse of the bride’s beautiful dress and eating the food at the reception. At the Meredian Grand, you have the option of hiring your own caterer. A state of the art kitchen is also available so you won’t need to worry about the food getting cold. The reason why I think hiring a caterer is the best option is because there’ll be a lot more variety on offer. Food from event venues won’t really give you the freedom to have a certain preference. You get what you’re given and this isn’t necessarily for everyone.

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Another place I think would make a perfect wedding venue is Botleys Mansion.

What’s your ideal wedding venue? What would you like your wedding day to be like? What tips would you give to brides-to-be?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! I love to hear from you so do leave a comment below and don’t forget to like and subscribe!

Kel xo