23 Jan 2024

Just got engaged? Here's 5 things to do first!

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Before diving into viewing  wedding venues, there are some steps we advise you to take first, to ensure a smoother planning process. Here are five things to do before looking at wedding venues:

Share the News:

  • Once you've said "yes" and the initial excitement has settled, share the news with your close family and friends. You may want to make a few phone calls or send out announcements to let everyone know about your engagement. Social media is also a popular way to share this joyful news.

Discuss Priorities and Budget:

  • Sit down together and have an open and honest discussion about your priorities for the wedding and your overall budget. Determine what aspects are most important to both of you and where you're willing to compromise. This will provide a solid foundation for making decisions as you move forward with the planning process.

Choose a Wedding Date or Season:

  • Have a general idea of when you'd like to tie the knot. The availability of venues can vary based on the time of year, and popular venues may book up quickly during peak wedding seasons. Hensol Castle hosts weddings all year round. With indoor and outdoor space to choose from you certainly have the best of both worlds! 

Define Your Wedding Style:

  • Discuss and decide on the overall style and theme of your wedding. Whether it's a formal affair, a casual celebration, a destination wedding, or a rustic gathering, having a clear vision of your desired wedding style will guide your venue selection. Certain venues may be better suited for specific themes.

Create a Guest List:

Before choosing a venue, have a rough idea of your guest list size. Knowing the approximate number of attendees will help you select a venue that can comfortably accommodate your guests. It also plays a crucial role in budgeting, as many venues charge per guest. With space for up to 200 guests, Hensol Castle can accommodate each of your loved ones attending. 

Getting engaged is an exciting time and taking the time to consider the above is sure to help you begin planning your fairytale wedding day. If you’d like to know more information about holding your wedding at Hensol Castle, feel free to get in touch with our team at sales@hensol-castle.com! We look forward to hearing from you.