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Favors with a local or specific theme are a great way to include Wales on your wedding day. A lovely favour could be a jar of local honey or some homemade jam if the wedding is in a rustic country setting. Alternately, emphasize wales’ foodie roots by serving a local delicacy like miniature Welsh cakes. Traditionally you could also opt for Welsh love spoons to be given to your guests as a sign of your love for one another. You could always look to bring a hint of the Welsh language to your wedding venue by including little touches your guests will love. Anyone for a Cwtch?!
The busiest time to get married in Wales with always be the summer months June, July and August. If you are looking to opt for a time a little outside of the box then how about a May wedding, as a May wedding falls slightly out of peak season you may be able to negotiate some discounts when it comes to your wedding venue. Another bonus to getting married in May is that it's been found to be the driest month throughout the UK! If you are aiming for a summer wedding be sure to book your wedding venue well in advance as many couples will flock to Wales for their wedding and you don't want to miss out on the venue of your dreams. As a rule of thumb look to book your wedding venue at least twelve months in advance to be able to secure your top spot and beginning.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you can only legally wed by the sea if you take your vows in a licensed venue on the beach with a solid roof. This leads to some couples having a beachside blessing only to be married before or after at an official ceremony at a licensed venue. If you would like an all in one seaside venue on the wales coastline then take in the panoramic North Gower views surrounding Ocean View, Windmill Gower or The Beaches Hotel in Prestatyn. By booking a beachside wedding venue you will be able to celebrate indoors easily if the weather takes a turn as well as being able to enjoy the stunning views of the welsh coastline.
If you dream of a Church wedding in Wales, the vicar will be able to guide you and get you ready for the big day. Everything must adhere to all applicable Church of England and UK legislation. The majority of Church of England weddings call for the publication of banns prior to the ceremony. Banns won't need to be set up until roughly four months before to the wedding but by speaking to the Vicar of your chosen church you will be able to get a better idea of what's needed. Remember to bear in mind that you will also need to find a suitable venue to celebrate in with your guests. This could be anywhere including a restaurant, hotel or purpose-built wedding venue anywhere in Wales.