Hope you had a great festive season and that the new year is treating you well.
January is in full swing and it could just be us but don’t you think 2020 has something extra special about it? Not only is it the start of a new year but it’s also a brand new decade!!
The last 10 years have been a blast, we’ve learnt so much both personally and professionally. Looking back to the start of 2010 never in a million years did we think we’d be running our own business but here we are and we’re super excited to see what’s in store for Hummingbird Events now that the roaring 20’s are upon us!
Having now recovered from all the Christmas shenanigans it’s back to work and this year we’re going to be posting a lot more on our blog. We’ll be doing a monthly series relating to all types of events and offering top tips from the do’s and don’t of wedding planning to organising the perfect babyshower as well as general advice on Corporate Function.
Mostly, we just want help make your celebrations stand out from the rest! That being said, we don’t want to give too much away or we’ll be out of a job hehe but seriously, our aim is to take the stress out of event planning in what ever way we can.
The first blog in the series will focus on the the initial steps to take after getting engaged, think of it as bit of a check list if you will, a “how to” guide for all you brides and grooms to be! We’ll also be hosting live Q and A sessions during the next few months so get your thinking caps on and pick our brains…it is free after all! x
Have you just started wedding planning and are asking yourself…..where do I start…. don’t worry, you are not alone! This is the most common question we get asked when it comes to wedding planning and our response is always the same thing, start with the big 3 and everything grows from there!
In this blog we’re going to talk you through the basics of finding your perfect venue. It may seem like a simple case of hitting that Google search but….trust us…it’s a minefield out there! The first step (after working out your budget) is getting an idea of guest list, this will enable you to narrow down the type and size of venue you to look for, what’s the point in finding your dream venue if you can’t have all your nearest and dearest there? Once you’ve got a rough idea of numbers it’s then time to start thinking about your style as a couple. Do you want a grand castle in the countryside? Maybe you’re more of DIY in the middle of a field people or perhaps you just want to keep it simple, well, whatever your tastes are, there will be a venue out there for you!
The next step is where (geographically) you want to tie the knot. This will influence many other areas of wedding planning from booking accommodation to finding the right suppliers. It might be worth considering where your guests are travelling from, if they aren’t local to the venue then it’s essential to have a variety of hotels etc. nearby. Once you’ve decided on your numbers, location and style then it’s time to start Googling! We suggest narrowing it down to your top 3, this way you’re get a good idea of what’s available!
Fingers crossed our tips are a good place to start but don’t forget we offer a free venue finding service. Head over our packages page now to check out how we can help x