5 Tips for Wedding Planning


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Planning a wedding can feel overwhelming, but to help the process a little easier we have broken down some of the key elements to really consider. After all, getting ready for the big day should be an exciting time for you and your partner, so take it in and enjoy it!


Location, Location, Location:

When finding the perfect venue, you should consider factors that can make a real difference to the flow of your day. Before you start visiting venues think about logistics: are there hotels nearby for guests who are travelling to your wedding? Are there easy and reliable transport links for your guests? Weddings in the City benefits from being a little more accessible for all your guests with better transport links, more hotels to suit every budget and for photo opportunities in the city look fabulous, contrasting contemporary fashions with stunning architecture. The Royal Society Arts House is a beautiful house right in the centre of London, with tubes and railways at Charing Cross, Embankment tube & Embankment Pier if you want to make a real entrance.


Catering a wedding can be one of the biggest investments of the day, so making sure you and your partner are confident and happy that each of your guests are well looked after will be a big weight off your shoulders! How you choose to wine and dine your party can be completely up to you, whether it’s sharing boards for each table, a great way to get people mingling, or you decide to have a three-course meal, that lends itself to small intervals for speeches and toasts. The team of chefs at The Royal Society Arts House, have adapted menus to personalise the wedding breakfast to multiple cultures, dietary preferences. This year the RSA launched their ‘Weddings without Compromise’, sustainable wedding package that focusses on working with suppliers who put people and planet first when producing their food and drinks.


The style of your wedding can often reflect you and your partners overall outlook on life or what you’re about to start together! The key to creating your wedding style will be in ensuring that you and your partner have agreed and communicate your vision to your venue. The RSA have stunning architectural details throughout the venue that can add to the theme of the wedding that lends itself to almost all styles and themes. The Great Room has been the setting of a grand old Hollywood style of weddings as well as contemporary minimalistic styles, the team at RSA are able to assist with making your style of wedding really come to life in each of the rooms.


Finding how to dress your wedding can become quite the rabbit hole, endless scrolling of suppliers and tagged photos on social media – it can be a little overwhelming at times. The beauty of holding your wedding in a dry hire venue means the possibility of how you’ll decorate is quite simply, endless. If you’re able to ask for recommended production teams for your wedding this can be your biggest saviour, recommended production will mean they will know the venue inside and out – making your life organising decoration, lighting, and how this flows room to room, much easier! RSA also work with florists who have created beautiful tablescapes and how the flowers can be used throughout The House. Remember you can reuse flowers from ceremony to reception to save on overspending, even better if the venue space has uplighters included in the space, like The Vaults!


Entertaining your guests at your wedding can be tough to choose exactly what entertainment you are providing! Cocktail hour between ceremony and wedding breakfast can be used to have fun entertainment that helps your guests to mingle like signature cocktails to reflect your personalities.

Maybe you want to plan a magician to wow your guests, or you’d rather have a big band to get the party started for the evening. The Vaults is perfect space to use to have roaming entertainment or set up a DJ booth, it’s just a matter of putting your own spin on what you want. Previously we’ve had couples bring in their own poker table for a sophisticated Casino theme for the evening.

What to avoid: Avoid being fixed on one idea! We often hear that when couples are planning their wedding, they can sometimes end up with something completely different to what they initially had in mind. Be as open minded as possible, consider all your options, whether it’s your venue or wedding outfit you might end up loving something you hadn’t even thought of!

To find out more, get in touch with the eve team who are on hand to help with all things wedding planning!