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The Essentials That No 2021 Wedding Should Be Without

Anyone who has been planning a wedding since the Coronavirus pandemic started has been on a rollercoaster ride as we wait to hear what the restrictions will be, who will be allowed to attend, and if they can even go ahead at all. With the UK rolling back its lockdown rules and regulations, a lot of people are anxious to get their big day going ahead. If you want to make sure that your wedding goes smoothly this summer, then here are the essentials.

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A Finished Guest List Well In Advance Of The Day

Wedding guest lists are always a great source of stress for the happy couple, as there will inevitably be people who you have forgotten, people you won’t have room for, and distant family members who will be livid if you don’t invite them. But given that we all need to be mindful of how the restrictions can change, you can’t afford to leave anything to chance. You need to tell people as far in advance as possible so they can start making plans.

A Wedding Photographer Who Understands The Assignment

There is no one style of wedding photography. Some people want their photos to be very formal, to show off the style and splendour of their special day. Other people want something a little freer and looser, an almost documentary-style method that really captures the mood and the excitement. 

Whatever you are looking for, you need to make sure that your photographer is on the exact same page, which is why it is so important to choose one who will work with you. If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Bristol, for example, Matt Willis has laid out his approach so you can see how he could capture the magic at your wedding, and his reviews show that there are plenty of very happy customers out there.

Food, Clothing And Extras Bought Locally

One of the few bright spots to have come out of the pandemic is that we have all learned just how important it has been to support small businesses, and we all know what a big difference it makes when you are planning an event as huge as a wedding to be able to actually talk to the supplier. 

Local businesses have been invaluable to everyone planning UK weddings since the start of the pandemic, and it is also worth noting that following Brexit, anything imported could leave you with extra costs you don’t need and some delays that you may not want to account for. Keep things simple and keep things local.

Sustainable Options To Keep Your Carbon Footprint Low

A very welcome trend that we are seeing this year is that more and more wedding parties are doing their best to minimise their carbon footprint for their wedding. We are all aware of how vital it is to act now to protect the environment, and shopping locally and minimising unnecessary waste will make a huge difference. If you are looking to leave something behind to mark the special day, why not plant a tree? 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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