As we are now fully into autumn, it’s a great time to reflect on the summer and all the wonderful people who have held their weddings at Rockbeare Manor. We’ve loved working with each and every one of them, creating unique and personal weddings at our beautiful venue in Devon.
Whenever possible, we try to keep in touch with those that have married at Rockbeare Manor. We love to get their feedback, and of course always try to learn from them and their experiences, if we think it might help others. We always ask whether they have any tips that they’d pass on to future brides and grooms. Here are just a few brilliant tips to help you ensure that your wedding day is the day of your dreams.
Helen and David Franks said it’s important to take some time out during your day: ‘Immediately after our wedding ceremony we took five minutes to be alone as husband and wife for the first time. After all of the nerves and excitement leading up to the ‘I do’ it was a perfect way to savour that moment and catch our breath before the celebrations started.’
Stephanie and Anthony Murray’s advice was to keep the entertainment to a minimum: ‘Too many extra activities in the evening aren’t needed! One or two to entertain the guests is enough to ensure the party and dancing continues through the night.’
Lins and Matt Stacey told us: ‘We’d say that our top tip is to not feel pressured into doing anything because of tradition or the expectations of others. Choose the things that make you happy, and everybody will be happy with you.
Also, a bonus tip from Lins…flat shoes! Your feet and dance-floor loving guests will thank you!’
Amanda and Mark Smedley, said it was all about the preparation: ‘I think the one that worked best for me was to plan the morning and getting ready. It meant that the morning was really calm and everyone enjoyed it. I really didn’t want to arrive feeling stressed or rushed and by planning everyone’s hair and makeup timings, it meant we could all relax and have fun. We were even ready EARLY and so had a longer drive in the cars to the church which was great.’
Lizzie and Brett Woodgate said: ‘Delegate things you may be worried about on the day to someone you trust. Make a note of when you need to pay people so you can keep an eye on the budget. And on the day, don’t worry about trying to talk to everyone, they will come to you!’
Sarah and Ben Carter recommended leaving things to the experts: ‘Trust your suppliers; choose ones that you trust and who have a good reputation and then leave them to deliver! They are the experts in their field and if they need anything from you they will let you know so don’t stress about the details.‘
We hope the above is useful in helping you with your big day. We’d love to talk to you about having your special day at our perfect wedding venue in Devon. If you’d like to come and have a look around, give Stephanie a call on 01392 797444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.