Unfortunately, one of the most special days of your life also happens to be one of the most stressful. To ensure all details fall into place, it’s important to have a structured plan. As overwhelming as it seems, with a little help from the Knightsbrook Hotel, your wedding is guaranteed to be picture perfect. Below, we outline a few simple tips to plan your dream day.
First off, establish a budget and stick with it!
This is arguably the most important aspect of your wedding, as it’s going to dictate how you choose your venue, how many guests to invite, catering services, decorations, and just about everything else. It’s easy to get caught up in the extravagance of planning a wedding, however the only thing that truly matters is that your special day is an accurate reflection of you and your partner as a couple.
Pick a date or season.
Are you dreaming of a bright summer wedding where your guests are drinking cocktails in the sunshine, or do you want a more dramatic wedding, with irish coffee, dark hues, and a cozy candlelight setting? Pro-tip, although all seasons make for a lovely wedding, traveling and hosting events will be cheaper in the winter because it’s offseason.
Figure out how many people you want to invite.
You don’t want to find your dream venue only to find out it’s not able to accommodate all of your guests. This is one of the most important days of your life, so don’t feel pressured into inviting people you’re not ecstatic to celebrate your special day with. Although not required, if you’re planning a destination wedding, it may be considerate to think of your guests and the dates that may be easier for them to get time off.
Pick a venue
When picking a venue, this goes back to establishing a budget, as it’s crucial to stick to your allocated budget in order to spend money on other things. Venues get booked months in advance, so it’s wise to have flexible backup dates ready. When selecting a venue, eliminating the time spent traveling is always more convenient, so it’s also important to consider if the venue is easily accessible for your guests.
Lucky for you, the Knightsbrook Hotel, only 35 minutes from the Dublin Airport, has suitable accommodations for up to 1,000 guests. For those who wish to bring children along, the Knightsbrook Hotel also offers family suites and childminding packages.
Create a theme and have fun with it.
Flowers, decor, catering, and entertainment; arguably the most fun part about planning a wedding. Your Knightsbrook wedding planner will put you in contact with our reputable, local connections to aid you in the planning process.
Lastly, do not do this alone.
Getting a wedding planner will greatly reduce the stress of dealing with the nitty-gritty details. You may think you can do this alone, but an experienced planner will work their magic in catering to your vision and ensuring everything runs smoothly - from start to finish.
With its prestigious reputation, our hotel is considered to be one of the best wedding venues in Meath Co. In addition to our luxury accommodations, guests staying at the Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort have access to four different onsite restaurants and bars, The River Spa, our health centre, and our 18-hole championship golf course.