This month we look at how Hand Picked Hotels’ dedicated wedding coordinators can help to make your big day extra special

Planning a wedding can be stressful. There is so much to consider – choosing the perfect venue, finding a gorgeous dress, deciding what your guests will eat, picking a colour scheme, and that is before you have even tackled the seating plan! Fortunately for you, our dedicated wedding coordinators are on hand to relieve some of that pressure and make your day go without a hitch.

Weddings are catered for at all of our individual country house hotels, so you can be sure to find the right venue near you with picturesque surroundings that will shine through in your photographs. Whether you choose to have a small and intimate civil ceremony or a no-holds-barred service with exclusive use of an entire hotel, we can make your dream a reality.

All of our dedicated wedding coordinators have unparalleled expertise when it comes to planning a big day and it goes without saying that their extensive knowledge of our hotels means they can offer invaluable advice about what is possible for your wedding. No two weddings are the same, which is why our coordinators will ensure a day tailor-made to suit your requirements.

Firstly, our coordinators will show you around the hotel you are considering as your venue and help you to visualise how the day will look and feel. It can be hard to imagine how a location will lend itself to the wedding of your dreams, which is why our coordinators will help to fuel your imagination and offer advice on what can be done. Will there be enough room for that six-piece swing band you have your heart set on and 120 guests to dance the night away? Our experts will have all the answers. 

Once you have chosen your venue, the same coordinator will be with you every step of the way – right through to the wedding day itself so that all of the little touches that you had not thought about are taken care of. For example, why not seat the couple with the newborn baby close to a door just in case they need to make a swift exit? Trust us, mum and dad will thank you for it! It’s these small yet important practical details that will make all the difference on your wedding day.

Of course, budget plays a big part in planning any wedding, and our coordinators will make sure you stick to it while getting the day of your dreams without breaking the bank. Once booked, they will then work with you to plan the entire process from getting your guests booked into bedrooms via your own unique online wedding page, to creating a wedding menu together with our chefs and choosing the interior decor. 

Whether you come armed with a scrapbook full of ideas or a clear vision of what you want, we can offer as much or as little input as you desire – each hotel also has a list of carefully selected preferred and trusted suppliers, which you are welcome to take advantage of. In the immediate few weeks before your wedding we will be working very closely with you to guarantee that we have everything we need to set up for the day. In fact, all that will be left for you to do is enjoy the happiest day of your life surrounded by loved ones.