8 Tips to Help Choose your Perfect Wedding Venue

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue for your nuptials, there are quite a few things to consider. These are the things I consider when helping a couple find their perfect wedding venue.

Location, Location, Location.

Do you want to get married ‘at home’ (where you or your partner grew up), where you live now, a UK destination that means something to you or abroad? You need to think about all the pros and cons of each option and decide which one is best for you.Perfect wedding venue - historical building

Accessibility.

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My Top 10 Non Lace Wedding Dresses

Now, don’t get me wrong…..lace wedding dresses are beautiful and I don’t blame anyone for falling in love with them. But when you’ve worked in the wedding industry for as long as I have and you have seen the same style of dress for such a long period of time, they all start to look alike! I think it’s time to start moving in another direction and see more alternative styles of non lace wedding dresses.

With so many amazing wedding dress  designers out there, it’s been hard for me to decided on just these 10 non lace wedding dresses…I could have done a top 100! But these 10 wedding dresses are styles I think should be celebrated! Let me know what you think of them. Do you have a favourite? Or is there another dress you would love to share the link for?

Ian Stuart Serpentine- non lace wedding dresses

Serpentine by Ian Stuart -Embody a Grecian goddess with this fluid chiffon gown. The beautiful portrait neckline frames the face, and the bountiful skirt glides with heavenly grace.Continue reading

July 19, 2017

Does a Higher Price Equal A Quality Wedding?

Pound Signs - Quality weddingWhen choosing a wedding product or supplier, do you think that the more you pay the better quality wedding item or service you get? Do you think if you are on a budget you have to compromise on quality to afford everything you want?

I really don’t think that way. There are a lot of different things you should consider when deciding on a supplier.

Certain products and services are judged on your own individual taste. For example, a cake design you love may be another person’s idea of  a cake from hell. A wedding photographer you admire may not shoot in the style another couple likes. If you book a photographer that charges £3000  just because you think they must be good to charge that price, that is not value for money. But if you book one for £1500 because you love what they do, who is to say they’re not as good a photographer? As long as the supplier you are booking is fully insured and has testimonials from past customers you can make your decision based on their work. I judge quality wedding suppliers on their product or service and reputation, not on the price they charge. Continue reading

July 12, 2017

6 Ways to Actually Pay for Your Wedding

So how do you actually pay for your wedding? Lots of people can give advice on how to save money on your wedding. For example, having a wedding budget to stick to and doing loads of amazing little DIY tricks yourself. But few will tell you how to actually save the money to pay for your wedding.
Actually Pay for Your Wedding

With the average UK wedding costing more than £15,000, you can forgive people for thinking they’ll never be able to afford to get married. The truth is, you will spend quarter of your budget on the venue and food, so getting the venue at the correct price is vital. Before you start planning you also need to know who is chipping in and how much they will be contributing.
 
If you’ve not saved any money towards your wedding yet, you have a big job ahead but saving up and paying deposits isn’t impossible. Follow these tips on how to actually pay for your wedding by making a few sacrifices.

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