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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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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Tips on Wedding Photography

Tips From A Professional Wedding Photographer For Maximising Value by Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a professional, award-winning wedding photographer based in Brighton and Sussex. Over the years he’s seen more weddings than he can count and he’s here to share his tips for maximising your money spent on a photographer and avoiding classic pitfalls of wedding photography. 

Get A Professional

It might be tempting to skimp when it comes to photography for your wedding, I get it, weddings are expensive. But the photographs you get from that day will outlive even the nicest of chocolate fountains and will be looked at for years to come. So when uncle Dereck with his DSLR offers to do it for free, I advise you to politely decline. 

Not least because, uncle Dereck will be a guest with friends and family in attendance and he’ll want an hors d'œuvreor two, my point is that a professional will be there to work. As well-intentioned as a family mem…

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Top Ten Tips for an Eco-Friendly Wedding

By 4YaParty Weddings & Events

The wedding industry produces so much waste and people are becoming more conscious of the impact their big day has on the environment. 4YaParty try to make weddings and events as eco-friendly as possible so here are my top ten tips on how you can make your wedding more eco-friendly!

Destination weddings are for elopements

Inviting loads of people abroad is a carbon emission nightmare! Unless you’re eloping and also spending your honeymoon abroad then it really is one of the most UNeco-friendly wedding choices you could make! 70+ people travelling to the airport, getting on a plane, transfers there, transfers back, plane journey back and transfers home!

Photo from junebugweddings.com

Hire instead of buying

Crockery, decor, glassware, props and other decorations will not only be eco-friendly but will also be cost effective. It’s even better if you can find a hire company with an ethical gree…

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