Last month Instagram was accused to be the main reason that the average cost of a wedding has now increased to £31,974 - according to the National Wedding Survey 2019. 42% of couples said that they spent 30% over their budget to have an Instagram/Pinterest worthy wedding!
Congratulations if you got engaged over the summer! I expect it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind with dates, locations, and visions of your perfect wedding dress, all spinning around in your head, as well as falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole, pinning images of your dream wedding. Once you start to come down from cloud 9 you may have decided that you want a bit of help planning your wedding and started to contact wedding planners to get an idea of prices and what type of help they can offer.
One of the most common emails I get from couples is that they are looking for some help from a wedding planner and want to know my packages and prices. Unless they have specifically requested my final weeks co-ordination package, my most common reply is that we need to have a chat to find out a bit more detail so I can provide a bespoke quote and recommend a level of planning that suits the couple.
Consultations calls can be carried out face to face (especially if you’re local), by Skype or telephone call. I wanted to explain a bit more about what a consultation call involves so you know what to expect.
There are a number of things you need to consider when choosing a venue for your wedding, including location, budget and capacity. Nestled in the Usk Valley countryside is a unique wedding venue called Cefn Tilla Court. I came across this fairly new wedding venue earlier this year and I have listed my 5 reasons below why you should consider Cefn Tilla as your wedding venue.
When people find out I’m a wedding planner, one of the first questions they will ask me is what are your dos and don’ts to remember when planning a wedding. I love this question and I thought it was the perfect topic to write a blog about, so here it is, my dos and don’ts of wedding planning a wedding!
My final weeks co-ordination package is my most popular so I thought I would write a blog on why brides are deciding to book a wedding planner for final weeks of their planning and whether it could help you be less stressed in the run up to your special day!
Wedding fireworks can add a lot of excitement and fun to your big day. Planning for your fireworks display takes a bit of time – like all wedding planning, really! - but here are the five simple steps that can lead to a perfect fireworks display.
We are officially in engagement season. This is the biggest time of year for wedding planners for enquiries and bookings after Christmas, New Year and upcoming Valentine’s Day being the most popular time of year for couples to get engaged.
Yesterday Pantone released their colour of the year for 2019 - Living Coral. There has been a mixed response to this colour, it definitely seems to be a love it or hate it kind of colour. So will you be using coral as part of your colour palette for your wedding?
Are you dreaming of a winter wedding? Whether it’s the roaring open fires, glistening fairy lights, beautiful Christmas trees or those crisp frosty days you’re dreaming about, I explore some of the positives of choosing a winter wedding in my most recent blog post.
I’ve been meaning to write a blog post on destination weddings for a while so when I received an email from Sainsbury’s Bank blog, Money Matters asking me if I would feature their new guide to getting married abroad on my website I knew this was the perfect time…
It was announced in yesterday’s Budget that the current laws about how and where couples can marry in England and Wales are seriously outdated and the government have asked the Law Commission to propose a simpler and fairer system, giving couples more choice. This is fantastic news and a step in the right direction which will bring England and Wales into line with Scotland, where couples have enjoyed this freedom for a number of years.
It wasn’t long after I started my business that I soon realised there is little knowledge amongst people about what a wedding planner actually does. You may think the name gives it away, however I found people asking me questions that made me doubt the fact that people realise a wedding planner does plan the whole wedding, every detail, if indeed that’s what you hire them to do.
Whether you currently live in South Wales, have connections to the area or have just fallen in love with this part of the world, South Wales has a lot to offer couples looking to escape city life and surround themselves with natural beauty of stunning coastline and rolling countryside. Below I explore in more detail why you may want to consider South Wales as your wedding location.