Somerset Wedding Planning Guide
Wedding planning is one of the most exciting experiences in your life – you are planning the ideal day full of fun and love to celebrate your happily ever after.
However, all of that can come with overwhelm too, which is completely normal. You want to ensure that everything is planned to perfection to avoid any bumps in the road. And, with the right guidance your day will go smoothly, as well as the planning process!
So, as a Somerset wedding photographer, I want to help you as much as possible, as well as of course capture your day in all its glory! Here is your Somerset wedding planning guide.
4 Things to Consider For Your Somerset Wedding
- Choose Your Somerset Wedding Venue
- Choose Your Somerset Wedding Photographer
- Choose Your Somerset Wedding Suppliers
- Choose Some Locations to Explore and Take Photos
CHOOSE YOUR SOMERSET WEDDING VENUE
So, if you’re here I am sure you are 99% sure you want to get married in Somerset! Brilliant, as a local I may be slightly biased but honestly, we have some of the most incredible venues for you to choose from!
Your venue is the first supplier that you want to book because it means you will have a secure date in place, ready to send out your invites and let other suppliers know.
Here are a couple of venues I highly recommend you check out:
Holbrook House is one of the most beautiful houses in Somerset and an example of beautiful architecture.
You can hire this venue to be exclusively yours for your Somerset wedding. It boasts beautiful Georgian exterior and interior features and 15 boutique style rooms for you to accommodate guests and is close to the A303, making it easy to get to and close to alternative accommodation for your guests also.
The luxurious interiors of the house are ideal for civil ceremonies and receptions, and with indoor and outdoor options to hold your ceremony Holbrook is a great choice whatever the season or weather.
ST AUDRIES PARK
St Audries Park is the ideal setting for your wedding and reception for a Somerset wedding.
This manor house is set within 100 acres of deer park and overlooks the rolling Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel beyond.
There are 41 luxury bedrooms reserved for your wedding night, as well as three additional cottages within their estate that can be reserved on both the night of and the night before your wedding day.
The Victorian Orangery provides a unique setting for your wedding ceremony, and the banqueting hall can accommodate up to 130 guests for the wedding breakfast. You can invite up to 250 guests for the evening wedding reception and party.
I have recommended more of my top venues in Somerset here if you would like to check it out.
CHOOSE YOUR SOMERSET WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Hey, it’s me! Your Somerset wedding photographer…Of course, I am going to recommend myself, but that is only because I am someone who loves meeting new couples, doesn’t take myself too seriously and captures your day in a natural way.
Besides that, having someone photograph your Somerset wedding is one of the best ideas you will have because it means that all of the planning and perfecting will be captured for you to always look back on, as well as all of the moments and emotions your day entails.
You can feel those feelings all over again, as well as see those moments you may have missed!
Couples never regret having their day captured. It goes without saying that everyone loves looking back at memories because once the day has passed those memories start to fade. However, photographs hold every detail.
It is important that you choose a photographer whose work you absolutely love – have a look at their photography style. Also, choose someone who you get on with because remember, they will be with you during your day so you want to have a fun, relaxed and smooth process.
Have a chat with them first to see if they are the right photographer for you!
CHOOSE YOUR SOMERSET WEDDING SUPPLIERS
I know so many incredible suppliers for your Somerset wedding who can help you achieve your dream vision. Suppliers are there to help you create the day you envision and choosing the right suppliers for you is key to success.
It depends on what you want for your day, but there are suppliers for pretty much anything from entertainment to small styling details.
I have a blog post where I recommend all of the best suppliers in Somerset here, where you will find recommendations for the following:
- Hair and Makeup
ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS: LOCATIONS TO EXPLORE AND TAKE PHOTOS
We have some lovely locations for your Somerset wedding photos as well as places for you to explore and have an intimate stroll with your loved one.
NUNNEY CASTLE AND VILLAGE
Nunney Castle and Village is a lovely place in Somerset and is a great spot for some wedding portraits, as well as a great place for you to take some time with just the two of you and reflect on your day so far. Just around the corner are old cottages, castle ruins with a moat, and even fields.
Bishops Palace is yet another breathtaking location. There are approximately 14 acres of beautifully designed gardens to explore, with many lovely places to visit.
Stockhill Woods has incredible woodlands as well as fields opposite the woods that are especially lovely during Golden Hour for those portrait photos.
Frome is a lovely town to visit during your Somerset wedding. If you're looking for a location that's a little more urban but not completely urban, Frome and its many charming alleyways will not disappoint you!
READY TO PLAN YOUR SOMERSET WEDDING?
Here is your Somerset wedding planning guide, to ensure you plan the best day of your life that is nothing but good memories and good vibes.
If you are ready to enquire about your photography, then I am a Somerset wedding photographer who would love to chat with you!