WITH love in the air and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples are being reminded that they can now plan their Staffordshire wedding on their smartphone.
The myStaffs App, available on the App Store or on Google Play now allows people to plan their big day from ceremony choices right through to choosing their favourite music once the ceremony has been booked. As well as getting real-time updates on the countdown to their wedding day itself, people can also submit any special requests as well as paying any outstanding balances.
Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council said: “With such a wide range of wonderful venues to choose from, Staffordshire really is a marvellous place to get married. And now with the ability to plan the big day from your smartphone, getting married in Staffordshire has never been easier.
“So, whether it’s a romantic castle or historic building, theme park or even a football ground you fancy, we’ll have something for you. And, we’ll take the stress out of it allowing you to plan every detail on our myStaffs App.”
Staffordshire continues to be a popular place to get married with around 3500 weddings each year and over 114 approved venues to choose from. Locations vary from castles to theme parks and football clubs to railway stations. Venues include Tamworth Castle, County Buildings in Stafford, St George’s Park in Burton, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park.
Last year Staffordshire County Council’s Registration Service conducted over 3,550 marriage ceremonies and is expected to do an extra 200 this year. The months of May to October are the most popular months and 1.30pm and 2pm are the most requested times for ceremonies to be held.
The historic County Buildings, in Stafford is also now available for weddings. People can find out more about getting married in Staffordshire at www.staffordshire.gov.uk or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/gettingmarriedinstaffordshire.
The myStaffs App brings many council services together in one easy to use App that allows people to do things like reporting highways issues, paying bills and registering a birth.