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How to Plan the Perfect Wedding Weekend in Central London

Updated on June 30, 2016

Surrounded at every turn by breathtaking views and world famous landmarks, few places make an ideal location for your big summer wedding quite like Central London.

To really make the most of the big occasion, many couples are frequently booking entire weekends in the city, giving them plenty of opportunity to see the sights and spend quality time with their nearest and dearest before the big day itself.

If that sounds like exactly like the way you’d like to start married life, check out the following top tips on how to plan the perfect wedding weekend for you and your guests in Central London.

Start Making Enquiries as Early as Possible to Secure Your Dream Wedding

As you may except from a city as busy as London, many of the area’s top wedding venues, luxury accommodation suites and other wedding day essentials are in pretty high demand.

That being said, it pays to start making your enquiries as soon as you’ve got a date in mind in order to avoid disappointment when it comes to securing locations and services that you’ve really got your heart set on.

This also extends to those other London wedding weekend highlights, such as a celebratory meal the night before or those day-after farewell gatherings.

Decide on Your Priorities When Booking

Whilst you’re making those initial enquiries, you may well be tempted to snap up a particularly great deal on say chauffeur driven wedding transport or that fantastic live band you’re sure you want for your reception.

Whilst these no doubt add to making your big day all the more special, you may find yourself with a dilemma on your hands if that one free date your preferred wedding band has available doesn’t tally with when you can actually book your reception venue, or -worse still- left settling for settle best on your Central London wedding accommodation just to fit around the availability of your chauffeur company.

As such, it’s worth prioritising the things you need to book, and securing them accordingly, so that even you do have to compromise somewhere along the way, you’ll have at least secured many of your dream wedding essentials.

Put Someone You Trust in Charge During the Wedding Weekend Itself

You’ve worked long and hard to plan your perfect wedding. Now that it’s finally here, you and your soon-to-be husband or wife deserve to relax and enjoy a luxury weekend that’s all about the two of you.

From the moment you arrive then, you’ll find it helpful to put somebody else, such as the best man or chief bridesmaid in charge of managing your itinerary and ensuring that everything runs like clockwork.

Opt for a Private Apartment Rather than A Hotel For Peace and Quiet on Your Wedding Night

Speaking of relaxing in the lap of luxury, few accommodation choices in Central London will help you do this quite so well as your own private serviced apartment.

Think about it, top London hotels are busy at the best of times, add a group of your nearest and dearest all excited about the upcoming marriage into the mix, and you’ll be lucky to catch even a few moments of the kind of perfect peace and quiet you deserve.

On the other hand, a serviced apartment offers not only all the privacy and peace you deserve, but also more space, more flexibility, and more freedom to escape the frantic pace of your wedding weekend and really unwind.

Go the Extra Mile to Help Everyone Feel Included

Spending time alone and creating a wedding weekend that centres around the two of you is no doubt important, but that doesn’t mean leaving everybody else out of the celebrations. Your friends and loved ones will have no doubt helped out with planning your weekend at some stage, so isn’t nice to repay them by making sure they’re very much included in the festivities?

When it comes to booking your wedding transport for example, you could talk to your London chauffeur car service about booking a small fleet of vehicles so that your guests can travel in style too, or perhaps booking a top restaurant in the city to hold a thank you dinner the night before, or after, the big occasion itself.

Combine Services to Save Time, Hassle, and Money

Wherever you can, you’ll find it much easier to go through one company to check as much off your wedding weekend to do list than to go to lots of different service providers for every single thing.

Here in Central London for example, Smart City Apartments and Smart City Weddings work hand in hand to provide first class, luxury apartments and chauffeur driven wedding transport in one affordable package. You can find out more about them at www.smartcityapartments.com

Meanwhile, your wedding venue may be able to help you with entertainment your reception, and your DJ or band may offer reception venue decorating, and the company responsible for providing your wedding cake could even help out with the rest of your catering.

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