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Planning Your Perfect Edinburgh Wedding Reception

08/09/2017

It’s quite easy to see why you would choose to get married in Scotland’s capital. After all, sitting between the Firth of Forth and the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh is a stunning city. It’s also rich in both natural wonders and architectural grandeur. It’s truly a wonderful place to start your new life together. But there are still plenty of things you’ll need to think about when planning your special day and fortunately there are plenty of wonderful wedding reception venues Edinburgh based for you to choose from.

But what do you need to consider when organising your perfect wedding celebration? Here are a few key tips to remember.

Budget

Before planning your reception, you need to know what you can afford. It’s wise to have back-up savings in case anything goes wrong. You may even forget to factor something into your initial budget. It’s also common to come across some hidden costs when it comes to things like venues and catering. So, get a clear breakdown of everything you need to pay from any companies you work with. Once you’ve outlined a budget, you should decide which elements you can do without, scale back or splurge on. Then you can start with the planning.

Wedding reception venues

The task of finding the perfect wedding reception venues Edinburgh couples will likely make one of their key priorities. With the venue playing a vital role in the day’s success, it’s important you get it right. But perhaps just like viewing a new property, it’s easy to become overexcited and distracted by non-essentials. Try to avoid falling in love with the venue until you know whether the venue can actually cater to your requirements.

Catering

Do you want a sit-down meal with waiter service or a buffet at your wedding reception venue? Or perhaps something more unusual like a cocktail party, a BBQ or even a picnic. You of course need to provide food and drink for your guests. Some venues will allow you to provide your own food, but this could become quite an undertaking. Although it comes at a cost, you may wish to use the venue’s catering or an outside catering company. 

Décor

You don’t need professional decorators to dress your venue. You can easily buy or rent decorations, or even make them yourself. Look on Pinterest for inspiring wedding ideas. Then, once you’ve chosen your venue, you can decide which elements to incorporate into your décor. If you’ve chosen flowers for your ceremony, these will also work for your reception. They’ll help to give your day consistency and ensure there’s a running theme.

The cake

If you’re a whizz in the kitchen, making your own wedding cake is a lot of fun. Most people, however, enlist a professional to make theirs. But if you want to cut down on your costs, you can always buy a customisable cake from a supermarket. And to ensure your cake is in keeping with your theme, you could even ask your florist to make a floral cake-topper for it.

Entertainment

After food, you’ll need to entertain your guests. From live bands to DJs, getting people up on the dance floor is an essential at all wedding receptions. If you want to do something a little different, why not hire a magician, a caricature artist or some casino tables? Whatever you can dream up, you’ll be able to find a company in Edinburgh to help.

Your wedding day should be the best one of your life, but you should enjoy planning it, too. Organising things yourself can save money and feel very satisfying. Just make sure you don’t take on more than you can handle. Congratulations and good luck!

The Royal Scots Club

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