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Eden's Ultimate Wedding Checklist

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Planning a Wedding in Glasgow: The Ultimate Countryside Wedding Checklist

A wedding is one of the most significant milestones in a couple's journey together. For those dreaming of a romantic and rustic ceremony, a countryside wedding in Glasgow offers the perfect backdrop. To ensure your big day goes off without a hitch, here is the ultimate wedding checklist, tailored for those seeking the charm of a country wedding venue in Glasgow.

1. Choose the Perfect Venue

Selecting the right venue is paramount. Glasgow boasts some enchanting countryside wedding venues (Eden being one of them), each offering unique features. From historic estates and rustic barns to charming gardens, explore options that reflect your style. Consider accessibility, guest capacity, views, exclusivity, and on-site amenities when making your decision.

2. Set a Budget

Before diving into the details, establish a budget. Factor in all expenses, including venue costs, catering, attire, photography, videography, florist and decorations. A clear budget will guide your decisions and help prioritize essential elements of your wedding.  Choose a venue that will be talked about for being fun, have stunning views, is relaxed and is not just the couples best day ever but the guests best wedding they have ever attended.  Eden does receive these compliments often 😊

3. Create a Guest List

Compile a guest list early in the planning process. This will influence venue selection, catering, and accommodation requirements. Decide whether you want an intimate gathering or a grand celebration and stick to it.  Eden can accommodate up to 100 day guests and 120 evening guests in total.  We can do small, intimate weddings too.  Remember you don’t need to have every person you have ever known in attendance.

4. Book Essential Vendors

Identify and book key vendors well in advance. This includes:

  • Caterer: Opt for a caterer who can provide a menu that aligns with your theme and preferences. 

  • Minister/Celebrant/Humanist: The guys are brilliant at what they do and can advice on the legal side of things too and the forms required to make things legal. Choose someone who fits with your style and personality.

  • Photographer/Videographer: Capture the memories with a professional who understands your vision. We feel this is an important part of your wedding as you can have pictures and videos that can be looked at and appreciated for years to come.

  • Florist: Select seasonal flowers that complement your countryside setting.

  • Entertainment: Whether it’s a live band, DJ, or solo musician, ensure they can create the perfect atmosphere.

Eden can recommend some great suppliers in all aspects of the industry.  May as well tap in to the experience of those who know what works and who works well at the venue they choose.  Some helpful advice does no harm.

5. Plan Your Attire

Choose any attire you want.  At Eden you can be as dressed up or as relaxed as you wish – there is no judgement here.  For women, we suggest block heels are perfect for getting around and bring a comfortable pair to change in to for the party in the evening or in fact after photographs.  All styles suit our country, rustic wedding.  Wear what you feel fabulous in and you will be just that.

6. Send Save-the-Dates and Invitations

Once your guest list and venue are confirmed, send out save-the-dates although not essential. Follow up with formal invitations that reflect your wedding’s theme. Include accommodation details for out-of-town guests.  Eden has some accommodation included and there are many hotels outwith and in close proximity of the venue.

7. Organize Transportation

Ensure you have transportation plans for yourself, the wedding party, and guests. Consider hiring a vintage car, horse-drawn carriage, or even a shuttle service to navigate the countryside roads of Glasgow.  Remember to book our golf buggy for a fun, unique way to get to the ceremony from our accommodation although it is only a short walk hitching a lift on the golf buggy is a fun way to get there. If staying on site you could save on transportation costs.

8. Accommodation Arrangements

For guests traveling from afar, provide a list of nearby accommodations. Eden offers on-site lodging, which can be convenient and add to the overall experience.

9. Decorations and Themes

Embrace the natural beauty of your countryside setting. Rustic decor, wildflowers, and natural elements can enhance the venue’s charm. Work with your florist and decorator to create a cohesive look that matches your vision.

10. Plan for the Weather

Countryside weddings in Glasgow require contingency plans for unpredictable weather. Ensure your venue has options for indoor or sheltered spaces. Renting a marquee can provide peace of mind and protect your guests from the elements.  Eden, with many years experience, have plans in place for inclement weather.

11. Create a Timeline

Develop a detailed timeline for the day, from the ceremony to the reception. Share this with your vendors and wedding party to ensure everyone is on the same page and the day flows smoothly.  Again, Eden can give some great advice here and help with timelines from past experiences.

12. Prepare a Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Prepare for any minor hiccups with an emergency kit. Include items like safety pins, a sewing kit, pain relievers, and snacks. This kit can be a lifesaver for any last-minute issues.

13. Enjoy the Moment (most important check)

Finally, remember to take a step back and enjoy the moment. After all the planning and preparation, your wedding day is about celebrating love and starting a new chapter.

With this comprehensive wedding checklist, your countryside wedding in Glasgow is sure to be a memorable and magical event. Embrace the beauty of the Scottish landscape and create a day that reflects your unique love story.

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