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Planning your North Devon Wedding

Planning your North Devon Wedding

Why Choose a North Devon Wedding?

North Devon offers the perfect place for your special day. A popular holiday destination for all the family, North Devon is also a sought after location for the perfect wedding. Other than the beautiful landscape, the area boasts a range of special Devon wedding venues, from the character and charm of the country house hotel to the option of a marquee tailored to your tastes, whether it’s overlooking the stunning coast or the beautiful Devon countryside.

North Devon’s Beautiful Landscape

North Devon has many areas of outstanding natural beauty. The county also boasts a wealth of historical and archaeological sites, with many points of historical interest such as landscapes retaining old field patterns and enclosures - reflecting and recording the progress of man up to present day times. These features have become an integral part of the area, making it the valuable and widely admired landscape that it is today.

There’s a wonderful heritage associated with North Devon. Admired by many, from film production companies to great writers, the diversity and sheer beauty of the North Devon landscape has been the source of inspiration for many. It’s also one of the reasons why many brides-to-be carefully choose North Devon above other areas in Devon to host the most special day of there lives – their wedding day.

Selecting That Perfect Reception Venue

Choosing that perfect wedding venue is one of the most important decisions. Once a date and a venue is finalised you can then go onto choosing your colour scheme, flowers and bridesmaids dresses – the fun part!

Devon is home to a range of special wedding venues, including coastal boutique hotels, country houses, country golf clubs, historical houses and estates, castles and much more. What’s more the stunning North Devon beaches will provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding.

The Ceremony

If you are religious, it is obviously traditional to get married in a church. However, these days there are more and more places which have a licence to hold civil ceremonies. More and more hotels are now licensed to hold civil ceremonies and in some hotel grounds you can even get married outside. You will, however, have to get in contact with the local registrar yourself, although many hotels provide the details you will need.

You’re Wedding Checklist

The wedding checklist is the perfect way to ensure the smooth running of the planning of your wedding. From planning your guest list and managing invites to organising your colour scheme and flowers. Here are a few things worth including in your checklist:

6 - 12 Months...

  • Reserve wedding and reception locations
  • Select wedding dress, veil and accessories
  • Choose bridesmaid, groom and ushers attire
  • Organise meetings with florists and discuss colour schemes
  • Meet with photographers and music entertainment
  • Discuss guest list
  • Discuss honeymoon

4 - 6 Months...

  • Order dresses, accessories, etc
  • Order invitations and send – consider options for guest accommodation
  • Order wedding cake

The Final 2 Months – Getting Close Now...

  • Think about dressing of the rooms and tables
  • Organise seating plan
  • Organise a timetable/schedule for the day and ensure Best Man and Head Bridesmaid are aware of the processes
  • Purchase gifts for bride, groom and favours for bridesmaids and ushers