2015 Wedding Trends

Full of confidence and positivity, our brides and grooms of 2015 are more willing than ever to push boundaries in search of new, intriguing, cutting edge, inspiring and creative ideas. Think...Bold and Ornate Colour SchemesCopper (and Grey!)   Copper coloured wedding cake via RuffledBlog We expect to see a big rise in the number o...

Wedding Planning Faux Pas: 5 Mistakes That Are Easily Avoided

Having spent a mammoth amount of time, effort, and hard-earned cash on designing and planning your wedding you might think that you have managed to create the perfect wedding. However, all too often it’s the “the little things” you need to be aware of – the tiny unforeseen elements that have the power to embarrass or offend unintentionally!...

It's Impossible To Please Everyone...

As soon as you get engaged and start planning your wedding it is very easy to get caught up in the moment. After all, it is your Big Day so it simply has to be the most beautiful experience for all concerned.Unfortunately however, many couples are swiftly brought back down to earth when they discover that weddings, by their very nature, can be extr...

Modern Wedding Poetry – First Marriage By Peter Meinke

There are few, if any, better occasions than a wedding in which poetry reading is more appropriate or befitting.  Indeed love poetry has a long historical association with weddings, dating back to Ancient Greece and beyond.Over the coming months we will bring you a selection of the very best modern and contemporary wedding poetry, from some of...

Purple Wedding Ideas, Themes & Colour Schemes

Purple is one of the most dramatic and inspirational colours of the spectrum and the perfect choice of colour for wedding celebration, whether it is on its own or paired with a number of other colours to complement it.Opulent ballroom with purple lighting Ornate purple wedding reception via Colin Cowie Indeed purple it is an extremely versa...

Save The Date Ideas, Wording, Cards & Advice

Save The Date Cards, Ideas & AdviceSending out Save The Dates are a great way of formally asking your guests to keep your chosen wedding date free. Did someone say shave the date? They can be sent out once the wedding venue and a date have been confirmed so that guests have plenty of advanced warning about the Big Day. This is especially ...

Blush Pink Wedding Ideas

"Pink as sensual, pink as seductive, pink as dreamy, pink as sophisticated, pink as strong, pink as cool. Think pink!" Vera Wang, October 2014. Coral pink wedding dress, Stella De Libero, via Inspirasi Pink is a fabulous colour for a wedding planner to work with, especially the more neutral shades such as blush pink - one of the hot colours...

How To Become A Wedding Planner

How To Be A Wedding PlannerThis post (first written in 2013 and updated Jan 2020) examines the following topics: What is a Wedding Planner? The Role of a Wedding Planner Finding Jobs in the Wedding Industry Training & Courses A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner If you like this article, check out our Academy: AP Wedding Planning AcademyWha...

2015 Wedding Dress Trends – Spring & Summer

"We tried to cover a lot of bases..." (O. De La Renta)Oscar De La Renta best summed up the Spring & Summer 2015 season - DIVERSITY!Here is our pick of what's hot for 2015: Vintage Especially 1930's ...& 1960's Boho brides Greek goddess Blush pink Silver Tulle Contemporary, textured lace Light, slinky, airy & fluid dresses Two piece sepa...

Ultimate Wedding Budget Calculator & Planner

UK Wedding Budget Calculator & Price Planner Updated 3 April 2020 -  Surely nobody ever said playing a wedding was easy did they?! One of the biggest issues we see clients struggle with early on in the planning stages is how to manage their budget and divide it up accurately and  efficiently into all its individual parts. Let's be rea...

Essential Wedding Planning Tips To Minimise Stress & Maximise Happiness

Have you recently got engaged and found that planning your own wedding is not as easy or as straight forward as you thought it would be? Well, help is at hand...If You Like This Post, You'll Love:Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist & TimelineA Wedding Planner's Top TipsWhy You Should Use A Wedding Planner Wedding Planning Tips N...

Why Consider Corkage At A Wedding Reception?

What Is Corkage? Updated December 2019. Corkage is a service charge that is levied by venues for opening and serving bottles of wine, sparkling wine, champagne and even spirits that are bought externally by customers with the intention of consuming them on site. champagne wedding reception It's a little known fact that many venues thr...

Why Use A Wedding Planner?

Contrary to popular belief, wedding planners are not simply for the rich and famous. In fact there are a whole host of reasons why you should use a professional wedding planner when planning your wedding.If You Like This Post, You'll Love:A Wedding Planner's Top TipsInteractive Wedding Budget CalculatorUltimate Wedding Planning Checklist & Time...

Winter Wedding Ideas

Wonderful Winter Wedding IdeasChristmas happens to be one of our most favourite times of the year to get married! It is by it's very nature a very joyful period and couples choosing to get married at Christmas time can capitalise on the festive spirit of Christmas. White winter wedding Christmas time conjures up a whole ho...

Champagne or Sparkling Wine at a Wedding?

You Can't Celebrate a Wedding Without Champagne... Can You?Champagne will always be synonymous as the world's premier celebratory drink and there is no disputing this fact here. However, in recent years there has been a dramatic rise in the popularity of sparkling wines - primarily cava and prosecco - as the bride and groom's preferred choice of 'b...