How to get married: Step by step guide

Dating for remarriage Once you’ve decided to remarry, it will be well worth dedicating some time to planning and booking the wedding. You’ll need the required approvals, location (if you’re planning to be out…

How to get married: Step by step guide

Dating for remarriage

Once you’ve decided to remarry, it will be well worth dedicating some time to planning and booking the wedding. You’ll need the required approvals, location (if you’re planning to be out of town) and venue, of course, but there are also personal benefits to getting it right.

Firstly, those who have recently divorced can have a thorough understanding of the legalities, financial implications and risks of remarrying in an old marriage, such as ownership and who will pay alimony.

Because it is dependent on you alone, your new spouse will need to confirm your wishes and figure out how they plan to give you support. If you don’t want it on a large scale or you don’t have a new job (or professional agent) who will support you, you may have to continue to shoulder all the financial responsibilities yourself.

Steps to booking a wedding venue

There are four main steps to booking a venue.

1. Prepare

You’ll need to decide on the venue, the ceremony venue and where your reception will be held. It is also essential to prepare the venue for your needs (whether you’re keeping it as a basic function or wanting a special day) and to ensure you can afford it and, crucially, that the venue is available.

2. Find an agent

Before you even start to consider your engagement planning, you’ll need to determine what type of venue you want, how much you’re likely to spend and what you want in your venue.

3. Find an agent

You can arrange an agent to find you a venue or simply explore with them yourself – although there are places to find architects, business consultants and other experts who you can go to for help. These will provide a guide on how much you can afford and how much you’d need to pay. Then you can find the venue that’s right for you.

4. Re-evaluate

Check in with your agent to see if you can find a more suitable place for your wedding and should be able to confirm if it’s still possible for you to secure the venue. Should you be able to move the venue, you’ll need to contact the venue, who will give you notice and how much you can expect to pay for out of pocket damages.

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