Your Guide to Planning Your Kent Wedding

Are you planning your wedding in the beautiful county of Kent? I don’t blame you!

As a wedding photographer based in Kent, there is nothing I love more than what this county has to offer couples planning their unique celebration.

And as exciting as it may be, planning a wedding can also be a daunting task. You have been executing your perfect Pinterest board for years, but then reality hits…

With so many details to consider, it’s important to have a clear plan in place to ensure everything runs smoothly.

In your guide to planning your Kent wedding, I will take you through the steps of creating the perfect day, starting with the big decisions and then moving on to the smaller details. From choosing the perfect venue and communicating with suppliers, to managing logistics and creating the ideal guest list, I have got you covered.

So, grab a cup of tea and let’s get started on creating your perfect Kent wedding!

Couples portraits at sunset at a Kent wedding

Planning Your Kent Wedding

  • Choosing Your Wedding Style
  • Finding the Perfect Venue
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Securing Trusted Suppliers
  • Communicating Effectively with Your Suppliers
  • Legalities and Logistics
  • Managing Your Guest List
  • Choosing the Right Time of Year
  • Using a List and a Wedding Email

Choosing Your Wedding Style

Choosing a wedding theme is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding day!

It sets the tone and atmosphere for your day and allows you to showcase your personal style and taste. Whether you dream of a romantic garden wedding or a black-tie event, take the time to explore different styles and find the one that speaks to you as a couple.

Consider your venue, season, and the overall vibe you want to create for your Kent wedding. Remember, your wedding is all about you so inject your personality into it and make it yours!

Couples portraits in their wedding venue at a Kent wedding

Finding the Perfect Venue

Choosing the perfect venue is a crucial step in planning your Kent wedding.

Think about your desired vibe and atmosphere, and find a venue that aligns with that vision. Whether you’re dreaming of a barn, a grand manor house, or a garden, Kent offers a variety of stunning options and something for everyone.

Consider the size and capacity of the venue, as well as the amenities it offers. Don’t forget to take into account the location and accessibility for your guests.

With the right venue, you’ll set the stage for a truly memorable wedding day.

Couples portraits at their wedding venue at a Kent wedding

Location, Location, Location

When it comes to choosing the location for your Kent wedding, you’re spoilt for choice!

This county is known for its stunning countryside, picturesque coastal towns, and charming villages. Whether you envision getting married in a beautiful garden, by the seaside, or in a historical building, Kent has it all.

Consider the feel and look you want for your big day and explore the various options available, as well as the backdrop that will complement your wedding photos.

From the rolling hills of the Kent Downs to the romantic castles and manor houses, you’re sure to find the ideal location that reflects your love story.

Photos of the wedding guests at sunset at a Kent wedding

Securing Trusted Suppliers

Once you have chosen your wedding style and found the perfect venue, the next step is to secure trusted wedding suppliers in Kent for your wedding – I have many recommendations that you can check out here or when you book me, I can supply a full list!

It’s important to choose suppliers who align with your vision and can bring your dream wedding to life. Take the time to research and read reviews and meet with potential suppliers to discuss your needs and expectations.

Whether you need a photographer like me to capture those precious moments or a florist to create stunning floral arrangements, make sure to choose suppliers who are reliable, experienced, and understand your vision.

By securing trusted suppliers, you can have peace of mind knowing that your Kent wedding will be executed flawlessly.

Reception space set up and styling at a Kent wedding

Communicating Effectively with Your Suppliers

Effective communication with your suppliers is key to ensuring your vision for your Kent wedding comes to life in all of its glory!

From the initial meetings to the final details, maintaining open and clear communication will help build trust and understanding. Be sure to articulate your expectations and provide feedback throughout the process. And don’t be afraid to ask questions. We will have hundreds of weddings worth of experience to share with you if you need it.

Remember, good communication lays the foundation for a successful and stress-free wedding planning experience. 

If you choose me as your photographer I love keeping in touch with my couples throughout your journey whether we are discussing your wedding plans or discussing whose cake looks best on GBBO! I’m on the end of an email or message to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Couples first dance at a Kent wedding

Legalities and Logistics

Planning a wedding involves more than just picking out pretty flowers and a stunning venue. 

There are legalities and logistics to consider as well. Make sure to familiarise yourself with the legal requirements for getting married in Kent, such as obtaining a marriage licence and arranging for a registrar to officiate the ceremony.

Additionally, don’t forget about the logistics of the day itself, such as transportation for you and your guests, seating arrangements, and coordinating the timeline. Taking care of these legal and logistical details will ensure a smooth and stress-free Kent wedding.

Couples kissing during confetti moment at a Kent wedding

Managing Your Guest List

Creating and managing your guest list is a crucial part of planning your Kent wedding.

Start by making a preliminary list of all the people you want to invite, and then go through it together to narrow it down.

Consider where you want to allocate your budget, venue capacity, and your desired vibe.

Make sure to include important family members and close friends, and then fill in the remaining spots. Remember that it’s your day and you should prioritise the people who mean the most to you.

Once your guest list is finalised, sending out save-the-date cards and invitations will be a breeze!

Couple and guests at at a Kent wedding

Choosing the Right Time of Year

When it comes to choosing the right time of year for your Kent wedding, there are a few factors to consider.

The season can greatly impact the overall ambience and experience of your day. If you dream of an outdoor ceremony in the midst of blooming flowers and warm sunshine, spring and summer may be the perfect time for you.

On the other hand, if you prefer a cosy, intimate atmosphere with the possibility of snowflakes gently falling (if you’re lucky!), a winter wedding could be magical.

The hours of available light differ hugely through the season so be sure to consider your ceremony start time carefully to make the most of the light available. 

Ultimately, the choice is yours and depends on your personal preferences and vision for your dream wedding.

Outdoor ceremony set up at a Kent wedding

Using a List and a Wedding Email

Creating a wedding planning list and setting up a dedicated wedding email are essential tools for planning your Kent wedding and keeping organised!

Having a list allows you to keep track of tasks, deadlines, and important details, ensuring nothing gets overlooked. From booking suppliers to sending out invitations, a list will help you stay organised throughout the planning process.

Additionally, setting up a separate wedding email account can help keep all your wedding-related communication in one place, making it easier to manage and respond to emails from suppliers, guests, and wedding professionals.

So grab a notepad and pen, and start making that wedding checklist! Just remember to make it YOUR list.

Inside of the venue styling at a Kent wedding

Ready to Plan Your Wedding in Kent?

Now you have your guide to planning your Kent wedding you can go away and start planning to perfection, with ease. Wedding planning doesn’t have to be stressful. When done right you can thoroughly enjoy it and make the most of the fun it involves!

If you’re ready to enquire about your Kent wedding photography then get in touch today – I can’t wait to hear about your love story and the wedding day you’re planning.

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