Each year we’re lucky to work with couples from Cornwall, across the country and even further afield to make their dream wedding day a reality. Some of them have a clear idea of the day they’ve always wanted, while others will ask us for a little advice on what’s worked well in the past and what perhaps might be more stress than it’s worth!
With so many decisions to make, it’s those little ideas that turn into mountainous amounts of work that we’re going to discuss today. Here are just a few top tips on how to make the planning of your wedding run as smoothly as possible!
The good news is that each of the five caterers we work with at Launcells Barton are fantastic! They’ve all catered weddings here and people are often in awe of some of the quality of food they get to tuck in to! For most people, putting a menu together for more than 100 people isn’t something you do in your daily life!
So don’t feel like you’ve got to go to them with a fully-fledged Michelin standard menu that you’ve concocted yourselves! That’s a lot of pressure! Just let them know what you like and what you don’t; they’ll have the experience to tell you whether something is a good idea or not. This can include the practicalities of certain meals, how and when they’re served and what timings you’ll need to run to!
Just like catering, the majority of us won’t be experts when it comes to what flowers are going to be perfect and seasonal at specific times of the year. With this in mind, ask our amazing florists what they think; tell them your colour scheme and (just like your food preferences) what you do and don’t like, so they can guide you from there.
Have a browse through our real weddings section for some inspiration – from church entrances to table centres, we’ve seen some breath-taking displays!
The reason we offer our couples specific drinks packages is because we know that this can be an area for potential stress. Considering a venue where you bring your own? We’ve found that things like corkage, last minute cruises to France for a wine that’s not quite what you hoped it would be, working out who’s going to do the serving and confusion over who’s bringing what can not only lead to stress in the days leading up to your wedding, but also on the big day itself. Definitely not what you want!
Each of our couples choose from one of our packages; they’re guaranteed the very best local tipple with no stress! Exactly what you want!
If you’ve got great ideas about how you’re going to decorate the Reception or Mill Barn, then that’s a fantastic start to your preparations! Always weigh up whether the visual aesthetic is going to cost you hours and evenings of your life folding, cutting and generally getting a little stressed! Sometimes the most beautiful and elegant weddings are the simplest, so no matter what your taste, weigh up the time and stress vs the end product!
If you’d like to discuss your wedding in Cornwall please give us a call on 01822 352352 or fill in our contact form here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/contact-us/