Get me to the church on time!

Tick Tock

It is that time again, this Sunday at 2am the clocks go back an hour to 1am giving us our honorary extra hour in bed. The mornings will be lighter, and the evenings will be darker making for some magical winter weddings here at Priston Mill.

We would like to use this time (how many time references/puns can we fit into one blog!) to look into how the day itself can run from start to finish. Obviously every wedding is totally unique and can be customised accordingly to each couple, but we can offer a guide for timings that we know works well and will keep things flowing.

Often it is a concern of our Bride and Groom that their guests may be left with too much time on their hands. We like to give everyone enough space to chat and mingle, without getting bored or hungry! We would recommend your ceremony start between 1pm and 3pm. See below for an example of what your wedding day could look like…

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2pm

The Ceremony

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2.30 – 4pm

The Reception

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4.00 – 6pm

The Wedding Breakfast

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6.00 – 6.30pm

Speeches

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6.30pm

Tea & Coffee

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7.30pm

Evening guests arrive

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8pm

The Party Starts!

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9pm

Evening food is served

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11.30pm

Bar closes

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12.00

Carriages

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5 Minutes with…Laura Langley

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Laura has been with PM Hospitality LTD for over 4 years now. She started working at the weekends as a member of our waiting staff whilst studying at university, which she enjoyed so much she decided to stay. Laura has now advanced to Event Manager, keeping busy planning and leading your special day. We stole her away for 5 minutes to ask for some sage advice.

What do you love most about the lead up the big day?

I love when couples come by a few days before to drop off their decorations and discuss any final details. It is always so lovely to see their theme, style and colour scheme, I have seen many weddings but no two are ever the same.

What do you look forward to during the day itself?

I really look forward to speeches. There are always some laughs, especially from the Best Man and Father of the Bride. The Grooms speech is often very sweet and heartfelt. On several occasions the Groom has thanked me and my team during his speech, which is really kind and much appreciated.

When it comes to decorating the venue, do you think ‘less is more’ or ‘go all out’?

Definitely less is more, especially in The Watermill, it has so much character it doesn’t need much decorating which is part of its charm. The Tythe Barn can accommodate a little more, especially in the main room. We recently had an Interior Designer get married with us and she did a beautiful job, she had a myriad of decorations but it didn’t look cluttered at all.

What is your top tip to planning a seamless wedding day?

Trust your Event Manager! Don’t try and do too much yourselves, relax and try not worry too much about things that are out of you control, that is what we are here for.

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