SOS Kit: Packing an SOS kit for the two of you before your big day will ensure that you have everything you need for your wedding. This could include a sewing kit, spare comb, spare make-up, spare plasters, spare perfume/aftershave or whatever else you think you might need. Did you know that we keep a spare SOS kit in each of our cottages ready for all of our couples and guests?
Break in your Wedding Shoes: Breaking in your wedding shoes is sometimes an underrated item on your To Do list before your wedding. However, if you don’t break in your shoes, it could lead to unnecessary pain that could have been easily avoided. If your feet aren’t in pain, then you can dance for longer!
Something Old/New/Borrowed/Blue: This old superstition is sometimes overlooked however for the more traditional brides ensuring you have something old, new, borrowed and blue can be a calming reassurance that everything will go smoothly on the big day and also ensure a happy marriage.
Reserved Seats at your ceremony: Some couples may choose not to have specified sides for their guests to sit on during the ceremony or church service. But to avoid confusion it may be a good idea to reserve some seats in the front rows of either side for the wedding party and close family members and/or friends.
Master of Ceremonies: Make sure you have a Master of Ceremonies before your wedding day. Organising wedding guests can be stressful and a little like herding sheep so making sure you have someone in charge of announcing when dinner is being served or when you are making your big entrance as a newly married couple into your wedding reception is a must to reduce chances of wedding hiccups! Anyone can be your Master of Ceremonies – a member of the wedding party, a family member or friend. Your wedding venue may also organise this detail for you. Here at Thief Hall we will happily take over this role to give you and your wedding guests a break!
Confetti Throw: The confetti throw is a favourite photo shot for us at Thief Hall, however it can take some organising! To pull off the perfect shot, you need to make sure that all of your guests have plenty of confetti. Maybe place some in baskets for the guests to pick up as they leave the ceremony room or assign a couple of wedding guests to hand out confetti bags to the other guests. You will then need to ensure that your wedding coordinator and your photographer know that you’re planning a confetti shot so that they can organise the guests into the two rows needed to form the confetti throw. Once this is all in place remember not to walk too fast through the confetti to give the photographer the time to capture the perfect photo.
Favours: Wedding favours are always a nice little touch that go a long way with guests, they can also be an easy conversation maker during the dinner. They can be as simple and inexpensive as you like. An alternative to favours could include a donation to your favourite charity and simply creating a little card to advise your guests that you have spent the money on a more worthy cause can sometimes be more well thought of.
Cake Knife: Make sure you have a cake knife to cut your wedding cake when the time comes or make sure your venue has one that you can borrow. This will save you a last minute panic before the photographer is all set up and ready.
Cake as a dessert: Wanting to save some money, simply cut out the dessert course and cut up and serve your wedding cake instead. This will save you some pennies and also save potentially a lot of wasted cake.
Sparkler Photo: Achieving the perfect Sparkler photo can cause similar issues as the confetti throw. You will need to ensure you have enough sparklers for every guest and it is always a good idea to keep the number of guests in the sparkler photo to a minimum ideally 30 - 40. If you have too many guests involved, it will take more time and the sparklers will go out before you have chance to take the photo. You will also need enough lighters for one per 5 guests taking part, again to speed up the process. As with the confetti throw, you will need to let your wedding coordinator and photographer know what you’re planning ideally before your wedding takes place. They can again organise your guests into place for you.
"We had our wedding at Thief Hall and it was perfect right down to the last detail. The entire team at Thief Hall are amazing! Thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend!”
- Wayne & Louise Morton
“We have had the most wonderful time here, celebrating our wedding! Everyone has been fantastic and the cottages are utterly stunning; everyone of our family and friends loved it. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!”
- Danielle & Steven Bell
“I don't know where to start!! The most perfect venue for our wedding! A total blank canvas to work with and so much scope to make your wedding personal!”
- Lizzie James
“What can we say! Jess and Phil are outstanding! The attention to detail, support and service from the day we booked 18 months ago right up until now has been faultless.”
- Dan & David Whitelock
“OMG! Me and Ollie have had the best wedding ever, you have made it just perfect. Jess and the team, we could not have asked for more. Thank you se very much from the bottom of our hearts. All of our love and thanks xx”
- Ollie & Chelsie Anderson
“To Jessica, Katy and all the amazing team, Thank you so much for all of your help to make our wedding day so special! You helped everything flow so smoothly and couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive. All our guests loved a Cottages and it made such a difference celebrating with everyone together all weekend. Thief Hall is a really stunning venue and you and the team do an amazing job making the wedding is truly spectacular for everyone. Thank you for all your hard work”
- Caroline and Paul
“To Hannah and Jess, Thank you very much for everything. Our wedding couldn’t have gone any smoother, there wasn’t a single hair out of place you were amazing. Everyone of our guests complimented on the venue and the way everything was arranged and organised. This weekend has just been magical. We are both still on cloud nine. It has been a photo of a wedding from start to finish. A big massive thank you to Jessica, you are a dream. You have made this weekend the happiest of our entire life. You are a superstar, Hannah, you looked after Stevie and I from start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner. You kept me calm throughout the day and always check that we had everything in hand. Once again thank you for the special weekend/wedding day XXX”
- Debbie and Stevie
“Jessica and all in the amazing team at Thief Hall, what can we say? Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. Our wedding was everything we dreamed of and more. You guys were amazing from start to finish & we can't thank you enough. For such a popular venue with weddings more weekends and mid-weeks you do everything to make the bride and groom feel so special. There were so many extra thoughtful touches that made the weekend so special. Jess, You are some kind of wizard in keeping the day running so smoothly and thinking of things that we completely over looked. Our guests had the best day yesterday and those staying in the cottages and glamping tents all said how wonderful everything was. The welcome hampers are a lovely touch. We can't wait to come back and perhaps have a slightly more relaxed stay! Thank you SO SO much!!!!”
- Gavin and Helen
“Thank you so much for all the hard-work over the last 9 months and for always being there for us with any query or question we had! This weekend has been a dream come true (a wacky very colourful dream but a dream of ours!) and your "blank canvas" made the perfect backdrop for it all to take place! From dropping of car loads on the Thursday to supporting us on the Friday, from stealthily making out day run like clockwork to allowing us to stay an extra night on the Sunday to enjoy the beautiful sunset! you guys have all been amazing! We thank you all a million times over!”
- Sam and Will
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