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How To Create Your Wedding Budget

When I get an enquiry from a couple for full planning of their wedding one of the very first tasks I undertake is to create a wedding budget. I’m often surprised by how many of my partial planning and wedding day management clients haven’t produced a budget and only have a rough idea of what their wedding is costing them. This comes with two problems; firstly, it means that the overall cost often spirals as they only initially consider the big things such as the venue and maybe the photographer, and secondly, it means they often haven’t fully thought through their priorities, the financial implications of these and where they may have to compromise in other areas in order to achieve them. I know it might seem like a very unromantic task for such a romantic day, but I can’t stress enough the importance of getting your budget down on...

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Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Fireworks

Fireworks are becoming an increasingly popular feature at weddings across the UK. One factor driving this popularity is that fireworks are more accessible than ever before. Yet, there are still a large number of couples looking ahead to their weddings that dismiss fireworks because they don’t realise how easy it could be to incorporate them into their day. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about wedding fireworks, kindly contributed by Wedding Fireworks. You Can Plan Them, Or Wait and See If You Have Budget Left! If you plan to have fireworks at your wedding from day one, and thus have catered for them in your wedding budget, then great. If you haven’t, then that doesn’t mean you cannot have them at your wedding should you decide you want them later. Even if you get a few weeks out from your wedding, and find you have even £500 - £1,000 left in...

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Everything you need to know about live wedding music

Creating memorable events is all about stimulating all of the senses. With this in mind I'm delighted to bring you an interview with Victoria Turnbull, Founder of Farnham Wedding Music, to teach you everything you need to know about live music for your wedding day. Q: For someone who has never thought about their ceremony music, what are the 3 basics they need to know? A: Let’s start with the most important one, what are you going to walk down the aisle to? This piece of music is known as the processional. Traditionally these are quite stately pieces that aren’t too fast; you don’t want to be running down the aisle in your new heels! The next one to think about is the recessional, what are you going to walk out of your ceremony to? This is typically a brighter and livelier piece of music. The third piece you need to think about is would...

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9 Top Tips: Everything you need to know about wedding venue lighting

I truly believe lighting is the single biggest factor in transforming most venues from nicely decorated to "wow". The depth and interest it can add is unsurpassable. Lighting can be used to add focus and change the mood of the space. Yet many couples leave it to the last minute to consider it and it's often the aspect that gets under-budgeted for in the first place or cut as other costs spiral. Here are 9 top tips for successful venue lighting...

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Why Your Venue Coordinator is Not Your Wedding Planner

Does your venue's package include the services of a coordinator? If so, many people often get the services of a venue coordinator and a wedding planner confused. Couples believe that their venue coordinator will look after all their planning and on the day needs. This, however, is not usually the case. Firstly, I would like to say that I love venue coordinators - they're great! They know their venues inside out and they are the experts at making sure its prepared properly. During planning they can advise on what has worked well before and they'll ensure you know the limitations/rules. They are there on the day to ensure the venues operations run smoothly. Your venue coordinator will deal with any issues that arise, such as overactive air conditioning, or tatty toilets. However, that is a very different role to that of a wedding planner. Simply put, the difference comes down to allegiances....

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