The number one thing I’m asked about planning weddings

The number one thing I’m asked about planning weddings is probably not what you think it is. It’s not ‘don’t you wish you were planning your own again’, nor is it anything to do with ‘the pretty’. What people actually ask me most often is ‘Isn’t it terribly stressful?’ Well, of course it would be […]

Choosing Wedding Suppliers

Choosing wedding suppliers who really understand your Vision is key. You want to work with people who will be excited by your ideas and help you build on them. Not those who’ll run steamrollers over your dreams and tell you what ‘their norm’ is. How far have you got to date with choosing and hiring […]

Choosing your wedding venue

Your wedding venue is the backdrop to your day. Choosing your venue will help you with every other element going forward. Before you start researching check in with your original vision, ideas, Pinterest board, thoughts and feelings as your venue really forms the foundation of everything else you will choose in terms of décor, accessories, […]

Choosing Your Wedding Team

choosing your wedding team

By ‘Choosing Your Wedding Team’ I don’t mean the professionals you will hire, but rather those members of your family and friends whom you trust to help you pull the wedding together. Know your Friends and Family It is likely you will get lots of offers of help. However, you will know who can be […]

Putting together your Wedding Budget

Putting together your wedding budget

The whole idea of putting together your Wedding Budget can sound daunting, but it’s very important and, if approached in the right mindset, can even be fun (honest!). Establishing and Agreeing your Budget When setting your overall Budget, make sure you have included any contributions which might be made by family members or others. Don’t […]

Forgetting something

Are you worried about forgetting something? Many brides who can’t, or don’t want to, hire a wedding planner worry about this. I recently surveyed a large number of brides to be to establish what their biggest concern is when it comes to planning their weddings. Of the 221 who responded, a huge 99, or 45%, […]

Why I do what I do

I often get asked why I do what I do, not having started out in events or weddings. Where did I come from? What seems like an eternity ago I was a senior marketing manager, I worked for a company I loved, with great colleagues and clients. This was work I grew up with from […]

Your Wedding Timeline

Wedding Timeline Are you planning your own wedding? Have you put your wedding timeline or project plan together? I don’t mean to make this sound like work. I sincerely hope it will be your favourite project ever. But viewing it as such, with a start date, end date and milestones along the way is helpful […]

When did getting married get so complicated?

This is a question I have heard time and again over the last couple of years, often from couples’ parents, but also from couples themselves – and it’s a good question…. Actually, I don’t think getting married should be complicated, but we, the industry, can perhaps make it seem so, as can all the emotions […]