Wedding Venue Searching – 16/05/2013

Wedding Venue Searching – 16/05/2013

My Google search record for the past couple of weeks consists mainly of words surrounding the main term: wedding venues Oxfordshire. I think this will happen a lot with wedding planning. I am quickly learning that Google is my best friend. Searching for venues is a bit of a minefield but, if you need some guidance to get you started, check out this Wedding Venue Guide. I’ve found two potential venues: 1. Magnolia Park Golf and Country Club 2. Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa Golf clubs can be counted as hotel weddings fall safely under hotel weddings and would be…

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The Wedding Budget – 13/05/2013

The Wedding Budget – 13/05/2013

In this entry we need to tackle one big wedding topic that tends to lead the way in planning and also often what either makes things happen or stops things from happening: the wedding budget. Apparently the average wedding in the UK costs around £20,000. When Groom and I heard these numbers, we are completely flabbergasted. I didn’t really believe these costs until some of my friends were planning their weddings and both of them confirmed that they were spending in the region of £25,000 each. We cannot comprehend spending that much money on one day. We appreciate that it…

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A Quintissential English Wedding – 11/05/2013

A Quintissential English Wedding – 11/05/2013

We have made a preliminary guest list and have estimated that around 70 people will likely attend. This appears to be quite a hefty amount to Groom, however this number assumes that most of my family members who are spread out all across the world (who must be invited), will not be able to come. To put things into perspective, if everyone who was going to be (or should be) invited came, there would be closer to 160 guests. After spending most of the week convincing Groom to at least consider having a small wedding in Oxfordshire, we went to…

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The Wedding Planning Begins – 05/05/2013

The Wedding Planning Begins – 05/05/2013

So is it too soon to start thinking about the wedding? We’ve been engaged for two weeks and we have opened up discussions as to what the big day is going to be like. There are so far several options on the table, few of which we both agree on. Before we go into these options into more detail, it might be a good time to explain a little what our families are like, for Groom and I come from ever-so-slightly different backgrounds. From the day I was born I was a cherished baby, particularly by our large-ish extended family, as I was…

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