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 BOOKING YOUR CREAR WEDDING 

 

Your Crear Wedding booking letter will be sent by email. Your non-refundable deposit is required within seven days of receipt, along with your photo ID, to confirm your Crear Wedding in the Crear diary.

You can pay by BACS, cheque or any major credit or debit card. Prices are inclusive of VAT at and includes all arrangements made on your behalf by Crear. 

If necessary we are able to re-schedule your special day, with 4 months notice.

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YOUR WEDDING PARTY

You will be sharing more than just your wedding day with those staying with you at Crear, so consider the dynamics. For additional family and friends who believe they should be with you at Crear, reserve alternative accommodation such as Barnlongart House and Keepers cottage for additional house parties, so everyone feels included from the start.

Book Barnlongart House & Keepers Cottage

Barnlongart House & Keepers Cottage are ideal for up to 18 guests staying as a large self-catering house party. They offer a three-night stay providing the perfect base for family & friends. Please contact them directly to ensure your wedding dates are firmly in their diary & send them the details of who is responsible for the booking.

We suggest you check availability & notify the hotels of your choice of your wedding booking.

The more you do for your guests, the less they will do for themselves so put the responsibility on them to confirm their accommodation when you send out your saved dates.

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YOUR WEDDING BUDGET


Define your wedding budget and save wasting your time on suppliers and people you can't afford. We have lots of tips of where you can save money however please prioritise your guests experience regarding food and drink. If family are helping financially, then we’ll help to ensure you have the wedding you want while keeping everyone’s expectations realistic.

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Your Crear Wedding Budget!
Define your budget to save the wasting time on suppliers & people you can't afford. It's what you do with what you've got that counts. 
Focus on what's most important to you, and stick to that! t's easy to get carried away, once the wedding inspiration search begins.
Set your budget as early as possible. It will define everything you do from how many guests you invite to all the extra outside suppliers. 
Being clear about your budget is the biggest wedding planning time-saver - it stops you from wasting time on things & people you can't afford.
If family or friends offer to pay for something specific, check their budget for it. Don't overspend & assume they will be happy with the bill. If their budget doesn't stretch, then you can always add to it without having to highlight this to them.
A good example is the offer to pay for your wedding flowers, without the giver realising the realistic costs involved. Graciously accept whatever their budget. It may only cover the basics & the giver will be none the wiser to your additional topping up to the spend. You get the wedding flowers you want, & the giver will be delighted by their gift when they see the beautiful florals on the day. 
Your guests will appreciate that your champagne is delicious & the beer is plentiful & that you have looked after their every need. As hosts of your wedding celebration, remember your guests who have travelled to be with you are your number one priority. Don't skimp on their experience with cheap wine or not enough beer, only to blow your budget on dresses & shoes!  

WEDDING BUDGET TIPS
Planning a wedding can be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be! We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve to help your wedding budget stretch further.

Write Down Your Wedding Budget
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? It’s often overlooked because of how simple it is. Do you ever look at your food shop on the conveyor belt at the till and try to guess how much it’ll come to? We’re often wrong because without keeping a note, costs will escalate. Use a budget planner and add everything in to it. We mean everything, even that packet of Kirby grips! It all adds up and it’ll be easier to control if you can see what you are spending.

Beg, Borrow and Steal your Wedding Decorations & Accessories
Well, maybe not steal! But borrowing is a key way to keep your budget under control. It’s likely that you have friends that will have already got married. If you loved the frame they displayed their table plan in, or thought your best friend’s tiara was beautiful, ask if you can borrow it. You’ll need something borrowed for your wedding anyway so try and borrow where you can to keep costs down.
At Crear, we also have a selection of decorative items you may borrow for your special day. Some of these are free, others for only a small charge. Please speak to your wedding planner for more information as to what is available to borrow.

Call in Favours on your Wedding Day
Is your aunt a whizz on the sewing machine? Or a best friend who is a makeup artist? Don’t be afraid to ask Auntie Jane if she wouldn’t mind altering your dress instead of a gift, or if Sarah wouldn’t mind doing your make up on the day. Just make sure they know it’s OK to say no if they don’t feel they can do it.

Become a Wedding DIY Diva
At one point, DIY meant spending a Saturday afternoon in the hard wear shop looking at the different types of screw and tins of paint. Now it’s a wedding buzz-word, and with good reason. The more you can DIY, the lower your costs will be. Get acquainted with Pinterest for ideas for your decorations. Don’t go overboard and bite off more than you can chew. Crear studio doesn’t need much in the way of decoration to look beautiful and personal to your special day.
We also have wedding make up tips if you plan on doing this yourself by clicking here

Consider Pre-Loved Wedding Dress
How often does any bride wear her wedding dress for? A day (usually…). So why not consider shopping for a pre-loved wedding dress? You could snap up your dream dress for a fraction of the cost and you’ll know it was only worn once. It makes sense if you’re on a tight budget.
Or keep an eye out for local sample sales. You can buy a new dress at an absolute bargain.

Skip a Weekend Summer Wedding
It seems like tradition that weddings take place on a Saturday in summer. Break the rules! Why not look at a midweek, winter wedding. You’ll see a difference in price. A week day might be awkward for some, but your nearest and dearest will always make the effort to get annual leave and make it. 

Cut Out Wedding Favours
How many favours from weddings you’ve attended do you have in your home right now? How many did you forget to pick up? The chances are, if it can’t be eaten immediately (or downed in one), it’ll be forgotten as your guests focus on chatting, eating the delicious meal being served to them and then partying. So, skip the wedding favours – no one will notice! 

About the Bridesmaids...
It’s a lovely idea to include your best girls in your bridal party…but they’ll be at your wedding whether you’ve asked them to be a bridesmaid or not. If you cut down on bridesmaids, you save money on dresses, hair and makeup and thank you gifts. You can still involve them in your wedding by asking one to do a reading, one to be a witness as you sign the register or even to give a speech.
If you can’t bear the idea of having your day without your, why not have a frank chat with your girls and explain you’d love them to be part of your bridal party but would they mind contributing? Just remember – if you’re asking for them to pay for the dress (or you’re looking for a cheaper option) you need to be realistic; consider the high street for their dresses and keep your bridal party small.

Same for the Groomsmen
If the bride must cut back, so should the groom. You can have groomsmen and a best man, but can you ask them to wear a suit or kilt they already have? If that’s not an option, again look to the high street and suggest splitting the cost to make it more affordable.

Think About Wedding Flowers
If you have your heart set on wedding flowers, check out our Seasonal Blooms from Blooming Wild Crear Flowers – if your flowers of choice are in season, it’ll be much cheaper. 

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YOUR GUEST LIST

Your budget will determine your guest numbers, and ultimately who to include. Expect your final numbers to be 90% of those invited.

Due to Crear’s location, it’s a BIG ask to invite guests for the evening only. Weekend weddings allow you the option to host a brunch or hog roast the following day where, in addition to inviting your wedding guests back, you can also extend your invitation to those additional guests.                                                 

For marriage ceremonies hosted in a church or marquee, the maximum guest numbers are 100.                        
For ceremonies hosted at Crear House inside or out, the maximum guest numbers are 80. 

Crear Weddings are renowned for their laid back & easy going vibe. Wedding guests have travelled from every corner of the globe and all have claimed it was worth the trip when they reach this magical place.

Your Crear Wedding Guest List

Writing out your guest list may at first appear a fun & easy task, however, there will always be difficult decisions to be made. Guests lists have the potential to grow arms & legs & relations that you haven't actually clapped eyes on since you were two years old. At Crear we understand that the pressure from family to invite them can become intense.

It's important that you always remain smelling of roses during the diplomatic minefield of who gets an invite. We have some suggested tactics to manage everyone's expectations, attempt to keep everyone happy & host the wedding you want. Here is a short outline, however, please don't hesitate to ask us if you have any specific concerns.

 

Compiling your wedding guest list may at first appear a fun & easy task, however, there will always be difficult decisions to be made. Here are some helpful suggestions.

Alternative parties for additional guests

If you have a hundred friends & family that you simply must invite, but the cost per head to your wedding is too much of a financial stretch, consider hosting a BBQ, lunch or afternoon tea party the following day. Not only will people eat & drink less at that time of day, for those travelling within Scotland it gives them the option of going home the same evening, saving on an overnight hotel stay.

Crear Kitchen can cater for an engagement or post wedding party throughout Scotland bringing a little Crear magic & delicious food to you. Family, friends & work colleagues not included on your wedding day, can gather to celebrate in your home or venue of your choice. You can take the flowers from your wedding day to decorate!

 

Crear Kitchen can cater for an engagement or post wedding party throughout Scotland.

Crear House Party Guests

Every couple makes their own individual choice who will stay at Crear. Some invite their closest friends, while their parents & siblings along with other family stay in similar house parties at Barnlongart House or Achaglacha.

Some brides choose to get ready in Crear while other times the grooms' side use it as their base. Depending on your personal situation, you have the flexibility to decide what works for you.

Most couples expect a contribution towards the cost of the accommodation at Crear - the amount is entirely up to you.

 

 

Every couple makes their own individual choice who will stay at Crear.

Children & babies

Decide right at the beginning whose children you wish to include on your guest list. If you decide to exclude some, potentially risking offending their parents, then we suggest you host a specific child-friendly event over your wedding weekend to which all are invited - a picnic tea, a sandcastle competition or a treasure hunt the following day.

We also suggest those with young children and babies attending your wedding bring other family members to act as baby sitters where they stay so everyone can have a fantastic weekend away.

 

Elderly Guests

A vehicle track allows you to drive any guests with mobility issues down to the beach. You are welcome to take our folding chairs outside during your ceremony and reception. Bring rugs to keep everyone cosy. Sitting still even in the sunshine can get a bit chilly if you are not moving about.

Most elderly guests really appreciate the option of being able to retire a little earlier in the proceedings. We suggest having one of our recommended taxi firms on standby so anyone can leave if and when required.

All your guests are welcome to take some time out to relax in the living room with a cup of tea while the party is in full swing.

  

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YOUR MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

Contact and book your marriage celebrant directly. All the celebrants with the exception of the Catholic Church, would be delighted to marry you inside or outside at Crear. Your legal marriage paperwork is processed by our local Registrar in Lochgilphead.
 

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YOUR WEDDING BUS
 

West Coast Motors ensures your guests arrive together and return safely at the end of the night. Liz will organise everything for you once you know where your guests are staying, with a couple of pick up points on the way. On the return journey everyone will be dropped back to their individual accommodation.

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Your Wedding Bus will collect all your guests on the bus route and ensure that everyone has a safe ride home at the end of the night.

Arriving by bus also ensures your marriage proceedings start on time, with everyone gathered in one place, and at the end of the night everyone leaves on a high. Guests at the best weddings should leave at the point at which they want to party just a little bit longer! By marking your Wedding Bus route on the maps before you send them, you can be sure your wedding guests will easily see the best places they should book to stay.

Think about sending one of our maps with your wedding invitations. 

The entire team at West Coast Motors go over and above to ensure your guests have a safe journey to and from your wedding. If you wish to vary our suggested timings of your day, please ensure you discuss this directly with the Operations Manager. The bus drivers have to adhere to strict regulations regarding the hours on a shift.

We always suggest that you tell your guests to be ready ten minutes before the bus is due to collect them. No one wants to have to wait around for stragglers! 

Contact Liz Logan to reserve your wedding date.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Crear is on the bucket list for many photographers to visit. If you have engaged a photographer travelling from afar, please do let us know and we’ll do what we can to help with both their accommodation and additional work to help minimise your costs. 
 

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VIDEOGRAPHER

If budget allows, a video makes for a fabulous memory of your day. Please let us know who you have booked when your final details are confirmed. (Our feeble Wifi cannot stream.)
 

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BAND

Be quick to book your band for your evening entertainment. We've welcomed many musical acts to Crear over the years, so please ask us who gets the party started, and who offers a professional, reliable service. Crear will ensure you're on the dance floor for 8pm to finish at mid night. We have a PA system to plug in your playlist. Our Wifi cannot stream music. The acoustics are very lively so a PA system for speeches is not required.

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What style of wedding band will you choose?

The most popular wedding bands usually get booked up around 12-18 months in advance. You will need to book your band nice and early if you want to get your first choice, especially during peak wedding season. The prices quoted will often be provided on current petrol prices and they rarely go down. If you book them early they are contracted to the quote they provide.

Band fees will vary depending on the style of music, how many members of the band there are, how far they have travelled. Booking a midweek wedding, or an off-peak wedding, you are more likely to get your first choice of wedding band! All those we recommend will travel to and from Crear on the day.

What toe tapping wedding band would you as the wedding couple and your wedding guests enjoy? As a spectacular Scottish wedding venue, there is nothing we like more than a ceilidh. These appeal to all age groups, young and old. A ceilidh as your wedding entertainment is almost guaranteed to ensure everyone has a good time. Having a traditional ceilidh is a sure-fire way to get everyone up on the dance floor, and with a variety of dances, you are going to get your wonderful wedding guests dancing with everyone in the room. It’s a real icebreaker to get everyone at the venue talking and having fun together.

Now, you don’t need to go full out ceilidh if you are worried about your and your guest’s stamina! A fantastic compromise is a wedding band that can do a mix of both covers of popular rock and pop songs, with a ceilidh section in the middle of the set. This can also allow for a nice change of tempo. Perhaps your chosen wedding band can play the ceilidh section of their set just before the evening buffet. Allow your guests to have a wee breather a chance to recharge their batteries before dancing on into the evening.

As the acoustics in the Crear studio are excellent, how about considering a turning the studio into an old-fashioned Hollywood nightclub. Black tie wearing musicians playing the classics. Tables down the side allowing your guests to chat and catch up, with a dancefloor for your wedding guests to dance cheek to cheek to the intimate music.

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SAVE THE DATE

Crear Weddings involve a degree of organisation on behalf of your guests. For those who have never ventured north of the M25, it's important that they appreciate they need to make a few plans in good time to ensure they get here! 

To ensure your guests RSVP in good time, request a reply six weeks prior to your wedding.

 

Our Crear Wedding Map is a great way of demonstrating where things are & allows you to mark clearly where you suggest they stay if they wished to be collected on your wedding bus. Bus tickets sent with your wedding invitation with the time of the pick up to & from Crear work well.

We suggest you send out a Crear Wedding Map to your guests with your wedding bus route clearly marked. Please don’t worry about details and timings at this point in time however encourage your guests to book their accommodation as early as possible. If you’d like maps posted to you, they’re £1 each, monies donated directly to a charity of your choice. The maps fit A5 envelopes.

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INSURANCE 

Please protect yourself and your finances from mishaps in life beyond your control, including illness or redundancy, plus Public Liability cover. Ensure your Public Liability protects you from any potential impact of any guests’ crazy antics or external supplier accident. Crear Ltd has £5m liability cover.
 

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We strongly advise you to take out a wedding insurance policy to protect any and all your financial investment during your wedding planning process through to your wedding day. No one expects to have to cancel their wedding however it can happen for many reasons both happy and sad, from finding out you are expecting, to illness and accidents or redundancy from work.

Basically Wedding Insurance covers you for your irrecoverable costs incurred as a result of the unavoidable cancellation of the wedding for reasons beyond your control. It also covers you for any issues that arise with your external suppliers.

Wedding Insurance was suspended during the Covid Pandemic, however Event Insurance was still available. Your Home Insurance Policy may offer you Public Liability cover.

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EXTRA EVENTS 

We suggest a relaxed supper for those staying at Crear the evening before your wedding, which we’d be delighted to cater. For the day after your wedding, Alan has created a delicious buffet menu or salads and desserts for a hog roast. Please request an RSVP from your guests.

 

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TIMINGS

Please be in touch with us prior to sending out your invitations regarding timings, including what you are planning for the evening before, your wedding day morning and the day after.
 

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INVITATIONS

Please include a need to know list. For example the place and time of your bus pick up, if footwear for walking to the beach or dancing is required, to bring cash for the bar etc. You may have a website with direct links to www.lovecrear.com for helpful information and to organise car shares from the airport. Please request any dietary requirements and allergens with the RSVP to your guests.

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WEDDING FLOWERS

Blooming Wild Crear Flowers offers a bespoke service to help you create the perfect look to suit your budget. We’ll create your own Crear Wedding Pinterest board so the whole Crear team can see your ideas. When you’re ready to discuss details you arrange a consultation directly at a time that works for you.

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WEDDING PIPER 

The pipes add a real sense of occasion, as well as being a great way to guide your wedding guests in the direction you want them to go. Whether at the entrance to Crear, the door of the Church, or to walk them down to the beach. Iain Campbell will play in full No1 Highland Dress. 

Crear Weddings are so relaxed you need a change in the tempo to get everyone focused at certain points in the day - the arrival of the bride, the signing of the marriage schedule, the end of the ceremony & leading the newly weds into their wedding breakfast. 

Iain Campbell on pipes is a great way to guide your wedding guests to your ceremony come rain or shine. If it's to play at the entrance to Crear, the door of the Church or to walk them down to the beach, it is a huge help in keeping everyone in the right direction. At the end of the ceremony he helps as if the Pied Piper, lead everyone exactly where you want them.

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HAIR & MAKE-UP

We can recommend some wonderful hair and make-up artists locally and suggest you arrange a trial directly. Be realistic how many of your wedding party one person can work with on the day. 

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Things to consider when choosing a hair & make-up artist

Its essential that you feel completely happy with whoever you chose. When selecting a make up artist, check out what products they use, ask how often they work (you don't want old stale make up that comes out once a month or less if its a 'hobby' job!) and note basics like how clean and hygienic their brushes and products look.

A professional make-up artist will work with a kit insured for thousands of pounds and be able to advise on the products that work best for your skin type.

This is also not the moment to be talked into a whole new look - its very important for the groom to recognise the bride! Be clear about what you want, however remember if you are unused to wearing much make-up, it may feel as if you are wearing a lot. You do need definition around your eyes & mouth to work well for the photographs.

A good make up artist will make you feel a million dollars and look your absolute best in reality and photographs. Anything less at your make up trial, try elsewhere. This is also not the time to feel obliged by a kind offer from family or friends ... if you are nervous with what the results may be, simply thank them for their generous thought, however you would not wish for them to work on your wedding day.

Please remember that at Crear there may well be more than a wee puff of wind so your hair needs to be firmly pinned or in a style that will only improve when wind swept! What may work well inside a city hotel where you are in control of the climate is not the style for a Crear bride.

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MENUS

You choose from our à la carte menus, or upgrade to our Scottish Seven with the freshest of local seafood. We’ll be in touch to go through with you in detail. 

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DRINK

Our carefully selected organic and biodynamic wine list offer you a fabulous choice.
Alternatively, you have the option to bring your own wine, beer and champagne if you have the JURA or ISLAY wedding packages.

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Your Crear Wedding Drinks
The sign of a good wedding is one where the guests are enjoying themselves and are well watered! Whether you’re tee-total or are planning a big night on the champagne, we’ll share some tips to keep you and your guests watered with our guide to wedding drinks.

Wedding Reception Drinks
Welcome your guests to your wedding reception with a drink. You might opt for an aperitif such as a glass of champagne. Outdoor weddings in the summer months would benefit from a fruity cocktail such as Pimms. To ensure everyone enjoys your reception, we make sure plenty of water, soft drinks and juices for those who don’t partake in a tipple are provided.

Drinks with your delicious wedding breakfast by Crear Kitchen
When it comes to keeping your guests hydrated during your wedding meal, it’s usual to opt for a classic red wine and a classic white wine to be placed on the table. Your wedding guests will usually help themselves, choosing which they prefer and refilling their glasses as needed. Crear staff are on hand to replenish the wine and remove empty wine bottles. We will also ensure there are jugs of water on the tables. Crear provides a huge range of soft drink options which is included in the corkage charge for those who don’t drink alcohol, or have chosen not to.

For the toast and wedding speeches
It’s traditional for a glass of champagne to be served to each wedding guest before the speeches, so they can toast the bridal couple. Alternatively, you could serve up a glass of prosecco instead which is very popular and usually cheaper too.

How much wine is enough for your wedding guests?
How much you decide to provide your wedding guests with is usually an intensely debated topic. Too little and your guests will go thirsty; too much and you might see a side of your wedding guests you never knew existed! We usually suggest half a bottle of wine per guest, split between red and white. For more information on how much to provide, please click here


The first sip of the first drink is one that your guests will remember the most, so be it champagne, cava or prosecco make it a good one!

Taking into account the big drinkers and your non drinking guests, we recommend half a bottle of champagne and prosecco for the drinks reception followed by half a bottle of wine plus per guest for your wedding breakfast (meal)
We then recommend adding a little extra for those extra thirsty. 

For example for 80 wedding guests - 
select 24 bottles/ 4 cases of red wine
24 bottles/ 4 cases white wine 
plus 42 bottles/ 7 cases of champagne or prosecco. 
This is based 6 bottles per case.
If you are providing all the wine till the end of the night, add a little more. 
For your guests who would prefer a beer, bring wheelbarrows and we will fill them with ice and wheel them to where your guests are inside or out! The barrows then double up as presents from yourselves to gardening enthusiasts.
When your guests sit down for your wedding breakfast, we would suggest that if they keep their champagne glass we can top it up for the speeches. Alternatively your guests may want to move onto the table wine to toast. When glasses of champagne are provided just for speeches, half goes down the drain as most guests have moved onto red or white wine or beer.

Majestic Wine offer free delivery over £750. Our spirit bar is well stocked with local gins and whiskies.

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SEATING PLAN

Please send two weeks before your wedding. On your arrival the Crear team will be busy preparing for your special day, setting up with the crisp white cloths on round or trestle tables and the cutlery polished. All then ready to arrange your place names. 

Your Wedding Reception Seating Plan
It's one of the final things on your to-do list before your Crear Wedding. Here are our suggestions to make it an easy one and not a game of musical chairs!

As you’ll be having a fantastic wedding breakfast created by the fabulous Crear Kitchen, you'll want to make sure everyone has got a specific place to sit. People like to know where they are sitting and it’s exciting as a guest to find out who you will be sitting next to. If, as a guest, you are seated next to someone you’ve never met before, the likelihood is the wedding couple think you would get on well and have lots to talk about. Or maybe you’ll get to catch up with that friend from school you haven’t seen in years.

Having a seating plan is also helpful for the kitchen and serving staff to know where people are sitting if they have dietary requirements or allergies.
Try to be accommodating, but don't get stressed out about it. After dinner, everyone will get up and mingle anyway.

Start planning your wedding seating plan early
 

Planning your table plan will take a little longer than you expect-so start early. We would like to have your completed table plan a couple of weeks before your special day, so you can be sure we are well prepared for your five-star service.

Break it down and categorise your wedding guests

List all your guests by: your friends, your family, your partner's friends, your partner's family, your family friends, your partner's family friends and so on. This way, you'll be able to easily sort the list and break it down into more logical list. Then you'll need to separate these lists into distinct tables.

Create a paper trail and draw out your wedding tables
If you're more visual, draw circles or rectangles (for tables) on a big sheet of paper and write names inside them (make sure you know how many people can comfortably be seated at each table). Or you could write every guest's name on a sticky note and place it accordingly.

To have a traditional wedding top table or not
A traditional top table is not round, but long and straight, facing all the other tables. Usually the newlyweds sit smack-bang in the middle (where everyone can see them) with the wedding party and parents sitting alongside them. But you don't have to do it that way. Crear weddings aren’t always traditional, if you don’t want them to be. Let your wedding party sit at a round table or two with each other. If your parents are separated, let each one have their own table of friends or family to host.

Tame any tension between wedding guests
There may also be situations in which certain guest just do not get along. Maybe they haven't spoken in years. Maybe the last time they saw each other there was a drunken fight. Understandably, you want to keep them as far apart as possible. Think about these kinds of relationships (or lack thereof) before you even start making your chart, so you can take them into consideration in the first place.

Provide reunion time for long lost friends at your wedding
As for the rest of your guests, should you put friends together or seat them with people they haven't met? While it's a great idea to mix in a few new faces at each table, remember that people are most comfortable when they know some of their dinner companions. Be thoughtful. Not even your most outgoing friend will want to sit at a table full of complete strangers, so put acquaintances together when you can. If you have guests who don't know anyone, seat them near guests with similar interests. If you have a group of friends that can't fit at one table, split them down the middle, and fill in each table with other guests. Whatever you do, don't leave one of the gang out.

Single wedding guests vs. couples tables
If you've been dying to fix your old roommate up with your partner's sibling, you might take this opportunity to discreetly seat them next to each other. But resist the urge to create a separate "singles" table, as this might embarrass your guests. On the other hand, don't seat your unmarried friend at a table full of gushing newlyweds. A little sensitivity and some good common sense are the best guides.

Seating children at your wedding
If you have several children at your wedding, seat them together at a separate kids' table. If your niece and best friend’s son are the only children at your wedding, seat them with their parents. 

Now that you've figured out where to sit everyone at your wedding reception, now to decide how to lead them to their seats.
Place Cards
Place cards await guests at each table, designating their seats. They can be anything from a simple tented card to a tree leaf with gold calligraphy. 
 
The Seating Plan
Usually displayed alphabetically or by table in a pretty frame near the entrance of the reception, seating charts list your guests' names with their designated tables. Additionally, place cards may be used at each table to designate assigned seats, if you wish.

Before creating your seating plan, it's a good idea to obtain the floor plan and make several copies. This way, you can experiment with various different arrangements before making your final decision. When in doubt, trust your instincts. And no matter how perfect your final seating plan seems, you'll undoubtedly receive at least one last-minute phone call begging you to change something to make a guest happy. 
 

Traditional Wedding Top Tables
If you wish to go with a traditional top table, you can place that anywhere in the room. You may wish to have a round top table in the middle. There are absolutely no rules at Crear so what ever works for you.
If you have guests who would prefer not to be in each other's company, please take this into consideration when working on your seating plan. We completely understand that families can be complicated, so dispensing with a top table and seating those giving a speech at opposite ends of the room can work well, with the bride an groom seated together in the middle of a table facing all their guests
Things to consider with table options

Crear Weddings are so relaxed its not uncommon for guests to wander around & reseat themselves between courses. This can leave some guests stranded if those sitting left and right disappear, especially on a traditional top table. The trestle tables are more sociable in that regard and more forgiving to last minute changes to the seating plan .

Buffets require access from both ends to ensure speedy service & avoid hungry guests waiting their turn while contented diners & delicious smells surround them.

If you are planning on having any part of your Wedding Breakfast served family style, flowers, bottles and candles that have to be negotiated can make passing plates into an obstacle course!

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FINALISING YOUR CREAR WEDDING DETAILS

We’ll be in touch eight weeks prior to arrival to discuss your menu choices and help finalise all your plans. Your final payment is made four weeks prior to arrival. At that point you can only add guests, so to avoid paying for more than required, please leave any guests with a question mark off at that point in time. You can pay to add them on once you have confirmation.
We all love what we do and are excited to help with your plans!  You can reach us anytime on 01880 770369.

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