How To Move Past The Coronavirus and Plan Your Wedding

BY Jennifer Holdway

The reality of the Coronavirus has set in and many couples are faced with the logistical challenges of postponing and in some cases completely rearranging their wedding. Couples getting married later in the year are trying to decide if they should postpone their wedding as well. How long should they wait before they bite the bullet and pick a new date? Should everyone just wait until 2021 to get married or is it safe to plan your wedding in December?

What you all need to realise is that you are not alone. Whilst not everyone is facing the exact same challenges as you, we are all facing uncertain times. The only difference is that we are all handling the awful COVID-19 in our own ways, but that does not mean you have to do it alone. I have a wonderful friend who, despite the fact we both have men who love us very much, checks I am alright every day and I do the same for her. Whilst the loves of our lives are wonderful, it is good to have a fr…

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Luxury Wedding Planning

Whether you are planning a luxury wedding which will cost £500,000 or a wedding which will cost £20,000, the process is the same. You may have read that and be saying how can it be the case? Having planned weddings and events around the world on varying budgets, I can tell you there are actually quite a lot of similarities. So, I have selected a few for you to consider.

Make It Personal

You can have the biggest budget, but if your selections are not personal then you will look back on your special day and have no connection to it.

Every choice, from your flowers to your main course should be personal to you as a couple. The venue co-ordinator will take you around your selected venue and probably show you a location such as the staircase and say every bride has a photograph taken here, or possibly show you the ballroom and tell you that is where you will have your ceremony. If you like what they have suggested that is fine as you will have it dress…

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5 Things a Wedding Planner Knows That You May Not

Having planned weddings and events in a variety of different countries, there are a few tips I thought you should know. Whilst budgets dictate what type of wedding you can afford, the principles always remain the same, so I hope reading 5 Things a Wedding Planner Knows that you may not helps you.

1. Create a Budget First

Getting married is an exciting time and it can be easy to rush into things before you have sat down and properly decided your budget, but it is something you must do. So, before you sign any contracts, sit down with your partner and create a detailed budget so you both know exactly what you have to spend. You don’t want to end up arguing over something that is meant to be the best day of your life, so your budget needs to include everything from the shoes, gratuities if applicable, bonbonnieres, accommodation, power if you are having your wedding/reception outside etc

2. Select Your Guests

The number of guests you have dict…

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What suppliers do I need for my wedding?

Preparing for your wedding shouldn’t be stressful, it should be fun! We take a look at the main suppliers you need to consider to create your perfect wedding ceremony. This list is to inspire you and is by no means exhaustive – there are some unique niche wedding suppliers out there too

• Venue

• Wedding officiant (registrar, celebrant or minister)

• Photographer

• Videographer and/or drone pilot

• Wedding planner, event co-ordinator or wedding stylist

• Caterer

• Specialist stations (donut, chocolate fountain, children’s corner etc)

• Specialist cake maker

• Florist

• Hair dresser

• Makeup artist

• Special occasion car

• Wedding crafts and signage

• DJ and/or musician

Should I decide on a wedding date before contacting suppliers?

The first question you will be asked by any supplier is, “What …

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A systematic way to selecting your BIG DAY Wedding Photographer

By Gardner T Hamilton For The Knot Wedding Directory

I really don't know how you guys do it !!

I have been a full time professional wedding photographer now for 31 years and from back in the day, when people came to the photographers studio to trudge through album after album in search for the perfect images for their day, until now when brides have to swim through literally thousands of Facebook posts swamping them with photographers and their packages offering this that and the next thing.  In truth I admire people who do their research and find the perfect fit for them.

So how do you start?....Over the years I have seen so many wedding photographers and wedding photography companies come and go, along with trends they provide to ensnare couples to become clients....Let's remember here, we are searching for a Photographer, a Professional, with experience and a proven track record of making people happy with the images of their special…

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