Planning your wedding in Northamptonshire

Offering miles and miles of stunning countryside, quaint towns and villages, Northamptonshire has plenty of choice when it comes to wedding venues. From hidden gardens to country houses, laid back country pubs to rustic barns, Northamptonshire is a wonderful blank canvas for your special day. A short hop, skip and jump from London, it's the ideal getaway from the big city! If you're getting married in Northamptonshire or are considering it then let our guide below help you with your planning. recommendations, tips and advice from local suppliers and some local, real wedding inspiration.

Where to start?

1 You can't get far without first working out your wedding budget. Try and get a rough idea of what you can afford. Put this number into our handy, free budget calculator to get a guide on how this might be split.
2 Now that you're all set with your budget, it's time to get an idea of the guest numbers. You may need to go back and revisit your budget depending on numbers. Our free guest tracker in the planning tools section will help you store all names and details.
3 Next, it's time to find your dream venue. Northamptonshire has plenty of choice including country houses and barn venues. You may need to book a separate venue for the ceremony.
4 Finding the dream wedding dress can take a while and there's no need to feel rushed. Check out our wedding dress section to browse 1000s of designers and styles. Get an idea for what you like and then see which boutiques near you stock the designs you like.

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Real weddings in Northamptonshire

First things you need to do when planning a wedding

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5 Now that you've booked your venue it's time to find your other suppliers. We recommend starting with local, Northampstonshire-based photographers.
6 If food and drink is not in the venue package and this is something you need to source separately then it's worth getting your catering sorted. Plus, you get to enjoy all the tasting. Fortunately, Northants has plenty of choice.
7 So you know the date of your wedding! It's time to send save the dates to all your guests. If you're sending physical save the dates then check out our fantastic stationery section for some great designs.
8 Are you have a band or DJ? 82% of our couples say they are most looking forward to the party part of the wedding. This is often the most memorable part of the wedding for your guests. You may wish to widen the search to London.


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A flawless complexion, defined eyes, beautiful lashes, and soft pretty lips... Tousled curls, an upswept chignon or maybe goddess plaits... It’s the biggest day of your life and you want to to look absolutely perfect
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9 Northamptonshire has an abundance of fantastic local florists. Can you get them to incorporate local flowers into the floral arrangements? It's always fun to include flowers that grow locally.
10 Hair and makeup just for the bride or your bridesmaids too? Get your trial booked in (you'll have to pay for this) so you've got an idea of the whole look on the big day. Hair and makeup artists are usually willing to travel so may worth looking at suppliers in Birmingham too.
11 Cake! Lots of yummy cake makers in Northamptonshire and just like the catering before, this is your chance to get stuck in with the tastings. Find a local supplier to ensure your cake doesn't have to travel too far on the day.
12 While we've only picked a handful of supplier categories above, we recommend you use our checklist planning tool to make sure you have everything ticked off. Remember, you'll also need to look at attire for the groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids along with Venue styling decor and favours.


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For a further breakdown of local suppliers, we suggest that you search the venues and suppliers in the following regions:

Northampton, Peterborough, Braunston, Staverton, Nassington, Rushton, Grendon, Kettering, Towcester, Holdenby, Theddington, Thrapston, Eydon, Irchester, Corby, Hinwick, Crick, Lamport, Fothering, Daventry, Weedon, Pipewell, Overstone, Fawsley

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