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Help! I need a Wedding Photographer!

Help! I need a Wedding Photographer!

By Emily Hankey. Help! I need to book a Wedding Photographer! Your Wedding Photographer plays a huge part on your big day! These are the photos you will always look back on to relive every moment, from the second you start to get ready in the morning, to the dance...

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YES TO THE DRESS

YES TO THE DRESS

By Hannah Ryder YES TO THE DRESS Always imagined being the Princess on your wedding day?  Dreaming of your big day since you were little?  Always imagining what you would look like in your wedding dress, what type of style it would be, even what colour? Is now the...

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Wedding Flower Trends for Summer 2021

Wedding Flower Trends for Summer 2021

By Maria Napper. Wedding Flower Trends for Summer 2021 I am not only a Wedding Planner for Bespoke Weddings but also Florist of Shamrocks And Forget Me Nots and this blog has lots of info on Wedding Flower Trends for Summer 2021! Finally, weddings are back on! Couples...

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Rain on your Wedding Day!

Rain on your Wedding Day!

By Louise Marsden.   Rain on your Wedding Day! So the big day has been planned for 1, 2 maybe even 3 years and you have thought of every little detail possible and back up plans just in case! However, there is one aspect of a wedding which is completely out of...

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Wedding Suits

Wedding Suits

By Charlotte Walsgrove.   Wedding Suits! So you popped the question and of course she said “Yes”, the planning begins the date is booked, What’s next? As the bride usually takes charge of planning the wedding with some of your help, you have the great opportunity to...

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Wedding Traditions

Wedding Traditions

By Katie Bettany.   Wedding Traditions! There are wedding traditions that appear at almost every wedding! But there are also things we see only at some weddings which can be a little weird and wonderful, have you ever thought about where some of our wedding traditions...

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The Run Up To Your Wedding

The Run Up To Your Wedding

By Laura Kolka.   The Wedding Run Up – Final Details Time This is it. We’re ALMOST there. It’s been a long time coming, especially for some of our covid couples. It is FINALLY a few months before your wedding date, this is when everything starts falling into place and...

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How to pick your Wedding DJ

How to pick your Wedding DJ

By Heather Brandon.   How to pick your Wedding DJ! Whether you want everyone on the dance floor doing the Cha Cha Slide or are looking for some romantic, soft background music; your wedding DJ is a huge part of your big day! One of the best ways to keep your guests...

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A Wedding without all of your loved ones…

A Wedding without all of your loved ones…

By Paige Millington. A Wedding without all of your loved ones... As you start to put the final touches of your big day together, you may start to think about the people who won’t be there. This does not just have to be for the people who are no longer with you, but...

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Becoming a Bespoke Wedding Planner

Becoming a Bespoke Wedding Planner

By Louise Dickie. Becoming a Bespoke Wedding Planner, months 1 to 5… during a Pandemic!! Well little did I know starting a new role during global pandemic, I would be so busy… I have been planning weddings for many years across many different cultures for various...

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What Wedding Wheels?

What Wedding Wheels?

By Maria Napper. What Wedding Wheels? The ceremony is booked, the wedding venue is booked, but they are not in the same location. This is when couples will need to factor into their suppliers and budget for Wedding Transport to and from each location. Some couples...

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Wedding Hints & Tips

Wedding Hints & Tips

By Aimee-Louise Sumner Wedding Hints & Tips As we all know, planning the big day can be completely mind boggling and can come and go in a complete blur and often the smaller things can get missed. Whilst we concentrate on the larger aspects of the day, such as...

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue

By Lou Marsden.  Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue Probably the biggest decision you make about your wedding, which venue? Gone are the days of the traditional Saturday Church wedding followed by a reception in a local hotel with a formal wedding breakfast… Now we...

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Bridal Hair & Make Up

Bridal Hair & Make Up

By Charlotte Walsgrove. Bridal Hair & Make Up So the date is booked the venue has been confirmed, things are starting to get real!! Now it’s time to have some fun and start looking at booking your suppliers, photographer, DJ, venue dresser & cake and then this...

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I’ve had to move my Wedding Date, what do I do now?

I’ve had to move my Wedding Date, what do I do now?

By Katie Bettany. Postponing my Wedding Date. What do I do now? Unfortunately, this headline has affected so many people, but we have to look to the future. Postponing your wedding has to be one of the most disappointing and heart-breaking things any Bride & Groom...

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Entertainment for your little guests!

Entertainment for your little guests!

By Vicky Redhead.Entertainment for your little guests! Well normally your adult guests are very easily pleased as long as there is a well stocked Bar and some music to have a good old Boogie too they will be very happy and entertained…..However it becomes more...

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Wedding Favours

Wedding Favours

By Alice Warren.Wedding Favours What is a wedding favour?? Wedding favours are small gifts given by the couple to their guests as a token of gratitude for attending their special day. Originally sugared almonds were given as a thank you, but they aren’t as popular a...

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Bridesmaids!

Bridesmaids!

By Laura Kolka.Bridesmaids. Bridesmaids are both a blessing and a curse for the modern Bride. They are integral to the planning process, to bounce ideas off, help you make decisions, and are there to keep you sane. However, the politics of bridesmaids and the...

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Help! I need to choose a Wedding Photographer!

Help! I need to choose a Wedding Photographer!

By Kirsty Moran.Help! I need to choose a Wedding Photographer! So you’ve booked your dream wedding venue, maybe had a celebratory drink, a little rest and now you’re ready to commence the fun wedding planning! If you read November’s blog we recommend your first...

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2019 Wedding Flower Trends

2019 Wedding Flower Trends

By Maria NapperWedding flower highlights in 2019 What a year for wedding flowers to bloom in such beauty, texture and fragrance. The trends for 2019 have been: Nude and pastel wedding flowers. Pretty Peonies. These have yet again been a favourite in the flower world!...

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Wedding Cakes & Sweet Treats!

Wedding Cakes & Sweet Treats!

By Charlotte Walsgrove Wedding Cakes and Sweet Treats Everybody loves a bit of Wedding cake!!!! I thought I would look at why the wedding cake is such an important part of your wedding day. The multi-tiered wedding cake has come a long way since the reign of King...

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Bouquet Preservation

Bouquet Preservation

 By Steph Newnes Bouquet Preservation So, you’ve spent hours imagining your Bridal bouquet and accompanying floristry for your big day… you’ve had quotes and meetings galore before deciding upon the type of flowers, the colour scheme, the size, the shape – the list is...

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How to… ‘Survive Your Wedding Day’

How to… ‘Survive Your Wedding Day’

By Katie Bettany Surviving your Wedding Day Now firstly let me just say; the title of this blog makes it sound like getting through your wedding day is the hardest thing to do… it’s not! Planning a wedding can be stressful but it will also be one of the best days of...

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Wedding Day Entertainment

Wedding Day Entertainment

By Vicky Redhead Wedding Day Entertainment It is one thing Bride & Grooms will always worry about….making sure their wedding guests have a good time on their Wedding Day!! Ensuring guests are enjoying themselves for an average of 11 hours is one huge task for any...

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DIY Wedding Ideas

DIY Wedding Ideas

By Alice Warren DIY Wedding Ideas There are lots of simple, quirky little DIY Wedding ideas that you can do on a tight budget, that will look just as elegant, also adding a touch of homemade magic to a wedding, makes it look just that little more special and personal....

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Animals at Weddings!

Animals at Weddings!

By Laura Kolka One blossoming trend, which I am personally a huge fan of, is having animals at weddings. From a well-loved family pet, to bringing a theme to life, animals at weddings assist in adding another level of happiness, fun, and interest to your big day. You...

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Say YES to the Dress!

Say YES to the Dress!

By Kellie Roberts Say YES to the Dress! For the bride, her dress is one of the most important parts of the wedding. To make her feel like a princess for the day and that doesn’t just mean the style of the Wedding dress. Traditionally the bride wore a white dress on...

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Quirky Wedding Trends

Quirky Wedding Trends

By Kirsty Moran Quirky Wedding Trends  Add a bit of quirky you into your wedding – 5 quirky trends to help do just that Weddings are a tradition; a beautiful day to celebrate the bonding of two people who promise to love each other through thick and thin and we want...

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Wedding Flowers – Where to start!

Wedding Flowers – Where to start!

By Maria Napper Wedding flowers... where to start! F is for fuchsia in bud so petite L is for Lilies tall, strong essence sweet O is the orchid tall and pale in colour W is wax flower delicate like no other E is for Edgier with the yellow centre R is roses for romance...

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The Wedding Planners Guide to Wedding Films

The Wedding Planners Guide to Wedding Films

By Aimee-Louise Sumner Today, Laura from Laura Baker Productions has been chatting to our Wedding Planner Aimee-Louise about her experience of working with wedding videographers, and the dos and don’ts that couples should think about when booking their wedding film....

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Christmas Weddings

Christmas Weddings

By Charlotte Walsgrove Christmas Weddings Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Well that’s what the song says and so do a lot of Brides! With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would share some lovely festive wedding ideas with...

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Wedding Saving Tips!

Wedding Saving Tips!

By Louise Marsden Wedding Saving Tips If you are reading this then you are more than likely planning your big day! Firstly, congratulations on the engagement! You may have already booked your Wedding Venue and are now considering supplier options, or at the beginning...

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Planning A Wedding – A Little Help & Advice!

Planning A Wedding – A Little Help & Advice!

By Aimee-Louise Sumner Wedding Planning... A little help & advice! I recently had a meeting with a lovely couple who won Round One of the Bespoke Competition at Quorn Grange Hotel. During that meeting we discussed how planning a wedding is a complete mystery to...

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Wedding Budgets & Traditions

Wedding Budgets & Traditions

By Vicky Redhead How much do Weddings cost??... A question us as wedding planners get asked quite often! According to a current survey the average cost now of a UK wedding is around £30,000!!! This is Crazy!! My view is weddings can now cost as much or as little as...

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‘Last Minute’ Weddings

‘Last Minute’ Weddings

By Laura Kolka When a couple start to look at when they are going to set the date for the big day, the timescale is usually around at least a year, sometimes two! This comes down to a number of factors, however the main ones are, of course, finance and the general...

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Choosing Your Wedding Venue…

Choosing Your Wedding Venue…

By Amy Keeling Choosing your Wedding Venue is a massive decision that every couple needs to make. It sets the tone of your big day. It can also be incredibly overwhelming, what with all the different styles and aspects to consider. As a new Wedding Planner at Bespoke...

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