Evening or Night Wedding – What Every Couple Should Consider

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Congratulations! You are getting married. Why not, have a sparkling evening of night wedding. But, what are pros and cons? Imagine your wedding location decorated with lights, candles and surrounded by a stunning sunset backdrop  – sounds magical, right? However, there is a slight snag. Although weddings are energising and exciting planning is exhausting. It costs money, takes a lot of time and can be stressful.

So, how do you plan it without any stress? Well, one thing is certain, you said, YES have bought the dress, shoes and booked the location. Yet, something is still missing.  The fact is an evening or night wedding needs lots of preparation, you need to coordinate everything and everyone. But you can invite whoever you want (within reason). How do you ensure that the planning goes smoothly?

How can you make it hassle-free? What should you do? Well, that’s where I come in. Let me do the work. Manage your time wisely. Life is short. Enjoy the moment. I have tips that will help you to get married your way, wherever and whenever. Create a beautiful evening or night wedding and enjoy the best day of your life. Look forward.

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–  Rene Fokkink Photography

Tip 1 • What are the requirements for a legal wedding?

Do you want a legal evening or night wedding? Well, according to www.theweddingsecret.co.uk in the UK you are able to get married 24/7. Meaning registrars can legally marry you any day, any time and that includes getting married at night, too! But can get in NL or another part of Europe at the witching hour? Contact your local municipality for information.

Tip 2 • Why a celebrant evening or night wedding?

With a celebrant evening or night wedding complete the legal part of your marriage first. How do you that? You will need to register your intent to marry. This must be done in all cases, whether you choose a registrar or Celebrant, as it enables the registration service to prepare your legal documentation and record the details of your marriage. Source: www.thecelebrantdirectory.com


Tip 3 •  How long does the ceremony last?

Good question! Getting married in the evening can only take place after 6 pm. On average, a ceremony lasts 30 – 45 minutes.

Tip 4 • The Budget

Think about your budget. Planning an evening or night wedding can put a strain on your purse strings. However, it does;t have to effect it if you plan wisely. Make sure your evening stays within budget. This allows you to create an amazing and special ceremony.

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planning made easy.  Rafael Martin – pexels

Tip 5 • Evening or night wedding venue

How many guests do you want? Do all day and evening guests a favor. Choose a location that meets all your needs. Get it right the first time. This allows you to celebrate beautiful moments.

– pexels jessika arraes

Tip 6 • Wedding sparklers

The options for incorporating sparklers into your evening or night wedding are limitless. Some of the most popular wedding activities that make use of wedding sparklers are send-offs and picture-perfect photo shoots. This is one of the most beautiful ways to brighten up the festivities!

Issy & Danny got married! – Hortus Botanicus – Amsterdam Charlotte Amy Photography

Tip 7 • Children at the wedding

A party ceremony in the evening can be quite fun. But, what do you do with the kids? How do you keep them busy? Simple! A wedding babysitter! Let them entertain your young guests  during your event?’ Contact Nannynina.nl!

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 image credit – sparklersonline.com

Tip 8 • Evening wedding planner

Finally, a wedding planner can take the pressure-off planning an evening or night wedding at home or abroad. So, once you have sorted out the registrar, booked your celebrant and found a stunning location. Perhaps, you want the wedding planner to do it.  Take a look here.

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About Clover Jean: I'm a London, UK celebrant based in Amsterdam, NL. Officiating symbolic weddings, vow renewals, funerals, celebration of life services and naming ceremonies is my passion. My guilty pleasures are singing with my Gospel & Soul choir, fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. Find out more, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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