Gatehouse Trailer Bar

Award Winning Bespoke Mobile Bar Hire. 

Offering luxurious horsebox bars and beautiful ‘marquee’ timber bars for hire. 

Covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Willow & Rose Stationery 

Wedding stationery service based in Kent, and will ship all over the UK and Ireland.

Our new website will be coming soon!

Secret Service Singers Singing Waiters

Picture this; A waiter that will not only bring your food to you and be with you throughout the day but when the time is right blasting out some killer tunes! Were not your standard singing waiters. Were your Secret Service Singers! We will stealthily blend into your venues staff unknown to your guests. We make every wedding one-of-a-kind! 
When guests run out of steam, a wedding breakfast can become an absolute snooze-fest. Not when we are in the house!
We break the ice and ignite the dancefloor turning your day into a date to remember!

From The Hatch

From The Hatch is an 2x award winning company from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. It offers mobile bar services with 3 bars to choose for weddings and other special events, we also offer an 9 hole mini golf course.

Established in 2020, this company is passionate about complementing special days with memorable beverage experiences. Your nearest and dearest are sure to be charmed by their rustic mobile bar, a 1998 caravan brimming with vintage charm. While you mix and mingle with your guests, you can rest assured that these bartenders will be keeping the drinks flowing. 

Areas covered: Bucks, Herts, Beds and Northamptonshire 

The Pedal Tones

We are The Pedal Tones – an experienced party band to get your dancefloor packed from start to finish. We’ve got 3 piece bands, 4 piece bands and even folk bands to cover all different types of weddings up and down the country.

We know what tunes to get your wedding reception started, and we’ve played for 100s of happy past clients.

Areas we cover: Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wales

Tony Hassall Films

Here at Tony Hassall Films I specialise in curating highly polished wedding films for couples looking for a timeless heirloom for years to come. I discreetly bottle those precious moments and produce a wedding film that reflects every emotion, every laugh, every tear and every precious memory.

Experience your day again and again in cinematic perfection not only reliving the events of the day, but remembering the essence of the people and the atmosphere that made it so special.

My aim is to look for the best light and composition to capture your story, where you can relive the day forgetting we were ever there. I will blend into the background, ensuring the hard work of planning is not interrupted by the camera.

Dodmoor House

Dodmoor House is a romantic converted barn wedding venue in Northamptonshire. Our award winning venue is exclusively yours for your wedding day, creating a relaxed and intimate atmosphere for you and your guests. 

We pride ourselves on helping you create your perfect wedding by doing things your way, with the flexibility to book your choice of suppliers.

We are a family-run wedding venue in Northamptonshire and passionately believe in giving your wedding the personal touch it deserves. Exclusive use of the barns is always guaranteed, and we can provide you with an extensive list of local suppliers to contact if you choose. Alternatively, we offer the flexibility of sourcing all of your own suppliers if you wish (including caterers), and we would be happy to offer site visits to discuss their plans in more detail.

We offer as much help as you want throughout the planning of your day, and your personal wedding coordinator will hold an in-depth planning meeting with you two months before the wedding to go through everything in detail, so that nothing is left to chance on the big day. We also hold a number of Open Events throughout the year, giving you the chance to chat about ideas with us, meet potential suppliers and show your venue off to your family and friends!

The barns at Dodmoor House date back just over 400 years, are Grade II listed and were stylishly converted by Mark and Louise Bradley in a two year renovation project. The wedding venue opened to the public in 2006 and now hosts more than 100 weddings per year, but our team of wedding coordinators ensure that each wedding is given the personal touch it deserves!

Dodmoor House is licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, enabling you to host your wedding at exactly the same venue as the reception and evening party, and is also the perfect place to host your celebrations after a church wedding.

​We can cater for up to 90-96 guests for a civil ceremony in the Courtyard arn and a seated wedding breakfast in the Catesby Barn, and have the capacity for 180 guests for the evening celebrations.

Rainbow Weddings

Rainbow Weddings provide an independent celebrant service for weddings, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies. We will design and create your ceremony exclusively for you, and in discussion with you so that you get the beautiful ceremony you always wanted! Unlike legal civil ceremonies there are absolutely no limits, you can have your ceremony wherever you want, whenever you choose, and can say just what you want to say!

Our lead celebrant Paul has extensive experience in conducting wedding ceremonies, as he was previously a Registrar for twelve years so did literally hundreds of ceremonies in that time! He will be delighted to design your ceremony just for you. And as we are very aware of the financial pressures on couples, we are intentionally keeping our prices as low as possible – £450 Mon-Thurs, £550 Fri and Sat, and £600 Sunday. Those prices are all inclusive, and fixed once you secure your booking with a 30% non-refundable deposit. 

Locations: Kent, Sussex, London, Essex, Surrey

Memory Makers

If you’re in search of a unique ceremony tailored to your specific needs, look no further. Whether it’s a WEDDING that tells your love story, a NAMING CEREMONY , VOW RENEWAL, CELEBRATION OF LIFE, or a FUNERAL, I’m here to create something special. I can even craft a farewell for your beloved family pet.

I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with you and bring your DREAM to life. While I’m based in KENT & the SOUTH WEST of the UK, I’m happy to travel abroad to make your event unforgettable.

Your options are limitless – from a beautiful beach, a serene forest, a magnificent waterfall, or even your own back garden – we can make it happen. So, let’s talk and start planning!

TMW Productions

Whether you want the full-on cheesy wedding disco full of the classics and party anthems or the complete opposite and the thought of the Macarena curls your toes – I got you! I’ve spent more than 25 years playing at most types of venues to most types of people. Weddings though are changing. You want individuality, you want choice of what happens during your day, more and more of you want to choose the music that’s played – makes sense, we live in a streaming world now, any song anytime. That is fine by me! I want just two things from your wedding, to see you having the BEST time ever and to see your guests loving life!

Now if you’ve got this far and think ‘Nah, he’s not for me’ that’s ok too! There are lots of amazing suppliers on here waiting for you! If though you want to know a little bit more, read on!

I keep it Simple, I keep it Affordable, I keep it Personal.

Full Day Hosting:

Me, the gear, your chosen music.
From walking down the aisle to the last song of the night I cover everything from background music, speeches, introductions, entertainment during your wedding breakfast (I don’t sing! – Your guests would leave!) We keep it personal; we’ll meet I’ll talk to you about music, a create a soundtrack that is bespoke to you. I involve your guests in a way that they won’t have been before. I then provide the evening entertainment. This package is great for those of you wanting to do things differently, also if you are getting married in a tipi, barn, outside, or anywhere where the venue doesn’t supply music for the important bits of the day. My ceremony equipment is battery powered and fully wireless, we can get married anywhere!

Evening Entertainment:

Want to party all night? Simply book my evening entertainment – Typically a 5-hour set of me mixing songs that YOU have chosen together with my experience of getting people on the dancefloor. A range of setups to suit all venues, oh and we use up lighting where appropriate – We don’t try and sell you anything.


Cheryl’s Flowers

At Cheryl’s Flowers, they specialise in artisan floristry that knows no boundaries. Their bespoke craftsmanship ensures that every piece is stunning & bespoke.

For Cheryl, being a florist is not just a business; it’s a true passion that brings immense pleasure and satisfaction with every customer she has had the joy of working with. Each creation is infused with love and passion, making every floral arrangement a work of art.

One of the highlights of her work is crafting bridal bouquets in collaboration with the brides themselves. Cheryl says there’s nothing quite like the joy of designing floral installations, whether they’re small and intimate or grand & extravagant. She says working with flowers and creating something extraordinary is, without a doubt, the best job in the world.

Cheryl understands the importance of flowers on your wedding day and at Cheryl’s Flowers, she takes great pride in working closely with you from the very beginning. Together, you will seamlessly co-ordinate your wedding flowers with the rest of your day.

As a fully qualified florist, Cheryl is there to guide you throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the meticulous arrangement of your floral displays on your wedding day. Rest assured that you are in expert hands.

Your wedding day deserves nothing less than the best and she is there to make that happen! Whether you envision a grand gathering or an intimate celebration with your closest friends and family, Cheryl’s Flowers can provide stunning floral arrangements for all styles, budgets, and themes. Prepare to be wowed as you and your guests are captivated by the beauty of the blooms on your special day.

Harpist Lucy Bishop

Performing from a beautifully designed repertoire full of classical pieces, traditional tunes and well-loved popular music, Lucy is a professional and experienced musician who will create a stunning musical backdrop at your special event.

I cover the following areas: Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Rose and Ribbons

I’m Simone I have a small Floristry business based in Maidstone, Kent. 

All my flower designs are bespoke so each Bride has her own designed  Bouquet. I specialise in Weddings but can do all occasions and I hire out a heptagon  which can be decorated to suit (radius apples for this).

I also run Wreath Workshops locally to Maidstone. Please get in touch with any questions.

Bloomin Weddings

Bloomin weddings create high end silk artificial flower bouquet’s and all floral accessories you need to make your wedding day perfect! We are great value for money and do everything we can to help choosing your flowers stress free and enjoyable. Please see our 5* reviews on Facebook. We have a book now pay later scheme. You can choose from our beautiful collections or if your looking for something different we can make you a custom order. U.K and Ireland postage available. Thanks so much for looking. x To discuss further contact me on either my Etsy or Facebook page or give me a call on 07821 143744.

Genie Travel

Genie Travel is an independent Travel agent based in Worthing.

As part of the Travel Network group, I have access to many fully bonded suppliers, so I am confident I can find you your perfect honeymoon.

Whether that is a package already put together, or a tailormade itinerary to suit your preferences. Although based in Worthing, I can arrange flights from any UK airport.

PaperWhite Events Co

Welcome to PaperWhite Events Co, where dreams come to life and memories are made. We specialise in creating enchanting and personalised wedding decor that sets the perfect ambiance for your special day. With meticulous attention to detail and a passion for design, we transform venues into breathtaking spaces that reflect your unique love story.

But we don’t stop there. Our exquisite collection of guestbooks offers a delightful way to capture the heartfelt wishes and cherished memories of your loved ones. From elegant and traditional to modern and whimsical, our guestbooks are designed to be cherished keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come.

At PaperWhite, we understand that your wedding day is one of the most important moments in your life. That’s why we work closely with you to bring your vision to life, ensuring every element is tailored to your style and preferences.

Whether you’re envisioning a romantic garden affair, a glamorous ballroom celebration, or a rustic outdoor gathering, let PaperWhite, be your partner in creating an enchanting atmosphere and capturing the essence of your love story. Contact us today to begin the journey of turning your wedding dreams into a reality.

Polly Bridal Hair

Hello, I am Polly a bridal hair stylist specialising in creating modern, soft and textured styles. I absolutely love my job and feel so lucky that I get to share all of these incredible moments with my brides.

I will work closely with you to create a look that’s perfect for you and your wedding.

I have such a passion for styling hair and all things weddings. I also have a luxury home studio where I offer trials to my brides.

Smooch Rings

Smooch Wedding Rings established in 2000 create bespoke engagement ring, wedding & eternity rings.

We offer a complimentary home visit to help couples on their quest for their perfect designs.

All lifetime guaranteed with free polishing and resizing including a flexible payment plan to suit all budgets from £220!

Book your visit now via the website or drop us an email today.

Fig + Moss

Fig + Moss is a wedding stationary business that offers modern and budget-friendly wedding stationary suites. They provide a diverse range of styles and designs to suit every taste, from minimalist to bohemian. Fig + Moss believes that every couple should have beautiful and unique wedding invitations that don’t break the bank. Their high-quality printing techniques and attention to detail ensures that their stationary suites will set the perfect tone for your big day and impress your guests. They offer a variety of wedding stationary items, such as save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, and thank you notes. With Fig + Moss, your wedding stationary dreams can become a reality.

Sarah Hall, Independent Celebrant

Creating unique and personal ceremonies, to mark the important events in your life.

I am very privileged, as a celebrant, to have a job that is all about love!  What could be more rewarding than helping people demonstrate and celebrate that emotion in the most personal and meaningful way, as they reach all the important milestones in life?

Whether you are planning a wedding; welcoming a child into your family; want to renew your marriage vows, I will create a unique and personal ceremony, representing all the love, hopes, wishes and thanks you want to convey.

No two people are the same and no two ceremonies should be the same either!

I am happy to have an introductory telephone call or Zoom meeting (absolutely no obligation attached!), so we can chat about what you’re looking for and you can get to know me a bit better, in order to decide whether you think I’m the right celebrant for you.

I look forward to helping you make special days and special memories!

Kirsty Cox Photography

Kirsty Cox Photography is a wedding photography company based in Oxfordshire. Kirsty favours a natural style, one that emphasises candid images and the use of natural light to capture the moments of your wedding day perfectly. 

G’s Sweet Treats & Event Hire

Event Hire and Sweet Treats in Sudbury

Whether you’re planning your wedding, a baby shower, or a birthday party, the special little touches can go a long way to making sure that your event is the best it can be.

Here at G’s Sweet Treats & Event Hire I’m able to hire out our products for small and large-scale events, and take all the worry out of planning to make sure that your special day or night runs without a hitch. I can also make favours and Treats to go with your event along with my hire props.

For an experienced occasion hire company around Sudbury with an eye for detail, please get in touch on 07434568258.

KSCole Photography

Welcome to KSCole Photography.

We are Kerry and Steve, from the little village of Finstock, in rural Oxfordshire.

We love photographing weddings, and always shoot as a team.

Kerry shoots in a classic documentary style and loves taking closeups of all those little details that have been so meticulously planned.

My style mixes documentary, traditional and fine art, to create images that are a little different, with movement and colour.

Together our styles give our customers a mix of images that tell the story of their day, with variety, intimacy, passion and love.

We can’t wait to join you on your special day, so why not get in touch?

Steve Cole

Fields of Pressed Flowers

About Fields of Pressed Flowers:

Wedding flowers, in particular the bouquet, play an important role in your wedding. They can help show your personality as a couple, add atmosphere to your venue, and convey sentiment and memories through the use of certain flowers.

But once your wedding is over, what happens to all those lovely (and expensive!) flowers? They can to be given away to guests, or displayed for a week or so before they eventually get thrown away. Aside from your wedding photos, there is not lasting physical memory of those beautiful flowers.

This is where I can help! Having been unable to preserve much of my own bouquet, I wanted to be able to do this for others, enabling them to have an everlasting floral memory of their special day. I can take your bouquet and carefully hand press your flowers over several weeks, in a traditional flower press, before creating your pressed flower keepsake for you to display and remember your day by. 

I take deliveries of bouquets and wedding flowers UK wide. Please get in touch if you want to find out more about my services, or reserve space for your bouquet.

About me:

Hello, I’m Lucy the floral preservation artist behind Fields of Pressed Flowers. I am passionate about helping you to create beautiful and sentimental keepsakes from your wedding. Working from the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, pressing flowers is my hands-on creative outlet from being an Architect and a mum.

First Light Photography

Hello, I’m Ash and I’m absolutely passionate about photography are looking for that perfect photographer that will capture every emotion from your special day, that leaves you with endless amounts of memories that you will cherish forever.  

Professional and very reasonable prices to suit all your needs. Nothing is too much trouble and I aim to capture all the natural shots from the day 

From bridal prep till first dance. I blend in to capture every family member off guard for the most natural photos as let’s be honest they always make the better photos I can do all the staged photos too so please let me know what I can do for you thank you.

Gin and Frolic Bars

Gin and Frolic is a tastefully renovated bespoke horsebox mobile bar, finished to the highest standards, that brings a unique addition to any event.  Available for hire in the South East and across the UK. No location is too remote, and no event is too big or too small.

We offer a friendly, bespoke service, providing a fully stocked bar, staff and all licenses to cater for your special day. We are fully insured, and hygiene rated.  We provide an array of drinks including quality beers and lagers, high end spirits, wine and fizz.

All elements of our relaxed, fun mobile bar can be tailored to you and your individual event (cash, subsidised or drinks packages are available). 

Our mobile bars can be set up anywhere; outside in the open air or inside a marquee.  We work closely with you to discuss your requirements and ensure our mobile bar compliments the style of your event.   

Perfect for weddings, hen parties, birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, garden parties, pool parties, funerals, corporate and public events.

We have 2 mobile bars available. Please get in touch and we will take care of you all your drinking needs, so you can enjoy your day!

To secure your booking we require a £200.00 deposit which includes the following:

  • A choice of either bar (depending on availability)
  • Your chosen date is secured
  • A fully stocked bar
  • Licensing and staff
  • A site visit to discuss your requirements

Happiness Blooms Creations

I’m Clare and I’m a floral preservation artist based in Norfolk, Happiness Blooms Creations is a business where we preserve flowers in resin, from wedding bouquets to funeral flowers, we can create a keepsake for you in many designs. We can preserve a single flower or a whole bouquet in a resin shape of your choice.

Our personal design service will give you something to keep and treasure forever, we pride ourselves on our modern floral preservation service and capture the story behind your flowers producing quality artwork in glass-like resin.

My floral preservation work captures the moment and allows you to pass down your memories, beautifully preserved, for many years to come.

When She Snaps

Hi, I’m Molly. 

Based in Bristol, I decided in 2020 to become a freelance photographer after many years being the other side of the camera. With wedding photography quickly becoming one of my passions. I just love capturing those special moments that last a lifetime. 

I understand that choosing things like photographers for your big day is a HUGE decision, so thats why I feel a friendly service is essential with things like initial consultations key. That allows us to agree what you want before the big day happens to ensure you get the shots you require. You will hopefully see that I am very passionate about every part of this job and most importantly the social aspect of working with client/s. I love the idea packaging together an experience of a lifetime my clients, something to always remember.

From the moment you enquire, right though our initial first meet to talk about your aspirations to the moment I snap on your special day. You will feel at ease and relaxed as I take control of all your photography needs.

So don’t hold back, reach out and make an enquiry and lets discuss YOUR BIG DAY.

M 🥰

Eddie Young Magic

Firstly, congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

When you plan your big day, you want it to be remembered for years to come. Have you thought about who will keep your celebrations on track, who will do all the announcements and who is going to wow your guest on the day?

Well, that’s me your Wedding Emcee. What’s an Emcee, I hear you cry.

Think of me as your modern-day master of ceremonies. 

I welcome your guests, introduce the key stages of your day and make sure everyone’s in the right place at the right time (you don’t want Grandad missing when the photographer’s ready to roll). 

Then imagine a toastmaster who comes with a quaint brand of humour and memory-making magic

As your wedding emcee I do everything you’d expect from a traditional toastmaster but without the formality and the red tailcoat (so 80’s, don’t you think?). 

In a contemporary twist, I use comedy and magic to provide a relaxed energy that creates new friendships and brings families together.

I’ll help your day run smoothly and give everyone lots of laughs and breathtaking moments along the way.

Love Laura Laser Designs

From one of the first important steps creating your special day invites, to transforming your venue: adding colour; style and interest to make your dreams come true.

We will be with you every step of the way!

We offer a range of items:

  • Save the dates/Invitations
  • Bride/Bridesmaid Gifts for the Wedding morning
  • Welcome Signs
  • Table Plans
  • Table decorations
  • Favours
  • In Memory of Signs
  • Ceremony Signs
  • Guest Books
  • Gifts

& Much more!

Buy straight from our website or get in touch for a personalised consultation where we can discuss designs, themes and provide a personalised quote.

JHD Photography

An East Midlands-based professional photographer, living in Crowland, Lincolnshire with my two beautiful children, my partner Iain & our three furry family members (2 cats & a dog).

Self-taught, I took up photography as a hobby, shooting for family and friends. But as word spread, it quickly grew into far more than that and in 2015 JHD Photography was born.

I am truly driven by my love & passion for being behind my camera, I genuinely care about every person I am lucky enough to meet & every precious moment I take – With each client, I see a story – your story!

I strongly believe that natural is best. So, no awkward set poses or routines. I want you to feel relaxed enough to be yourself, with me there to capture that essence & true raw emotion.


ForCelebrations is the home of the South West’s premier modern wedding coordination and entertainment packages.

John William, your Certified Professional Wedding Emcee and DJ has the experience and skills to help you plan your special day and execute that plan for a joyous and entertaining reception and evening party.

Welcome to your perfect wedding, I am John William – your Professional Wedding Emcee, I will look after your guests, manage timings and ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly. Throughout the day I will make all the announcements, letting everyone know where they need to be and when. Bringing everyone together with joy and laughter, your guests will be immersed in your vision of the perfect wedding day. I will be there to support your bridal party, introducing them to the room with music, cheering and applause, and warming up the room for your big entrance!

Whilst providing the perfect energy and soundtrack to your day, I’ll announce those unmissable moments: the speeches, the cake cutting, and tossing of the bouquet. I’ll also be your go-to guy who calmly deals with any problems that may arise on the day, so you can relax and focus on celebrating with family and friends.

When evening arrives, I’ll provide the perfect atmosphere for your first dance and help you feel relaxed and supported by everyone around you, before ramping up the energy and have everyone dancing into the night with a vibe that suits you and your guests!

As well as John William’s Emcee and DJ inclusive packages. Extras such as a DSLR photo & video pod, PhoneOgram, venue uplighting, dancefloor special effects and innovative videography options are available as part of his ‘Master of Memories’ package, or separately as optional extras with other packages.

Meet John William at a Wedding Fair near you, or contact him today to secure your wedding date!

Deb Burrows Photography

Based in London and Essex I’ve been taking photos since my dad (a very keen photographer himself) bought me my first camera when I was 6 years old and I havent stopped taking photos since! 

Self-taught and having an incredible passion for photography I love watching the story unfold and telling it in a frame or a series of frames. Natural, Modern, and Cinematic.

I blend into the day and become part of the experience and will capture all the moments you might forget. 

​I have an eye for detail, texture, time, and mood. My ethos of shoot the subject, capture the moment, deliver the memory, is my driving force and I aim to bring that quality and joy to everyone.

​If you are looking for a relaxed creative photographer that will make you feel at ease, and get high quality photos of your special day I would love to hear from you!

The Grazing Sparrow

Here at The Grazing Sparrow we pride ourselves on providing each customer the opportunity to experience the ultimate graze. What better way to indulge your guests than with one of our graze tables. 

We cater for anything from brunch to cheese and charcuterie. We also offer a canapé package. All our tables and platters are bespoke, with you in mind.

We are a small family run business based in Coventry. 

Serenity Decor

We Provide all services for Wedding Events like wedding bedroom décor, special event decoration and much more.

We are the first wedding bedroom décor company in the United Kingdom.

We have a variety of packages, which can be customised depending on your requirements, Interests, and Budget Plans.

We understand that your wedding day is the most important day of your life and that every last detail must be perfect. We’re a highly professional band of creatives with an excellent taste and very high standards, with over 20 years of collective wedding décor and planning experience.

Azure Wedding Cars

Azure has been offering the highest standard in wedding car hire for over 10 years; providing a tailored chauffeur service for your day in any of our pristine Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Daimler motor cars.

We welcome you to arrange a viewing, we’re perfectly positioned to provide our wedding transport to Gloucestershire and surrounding areas.

Tim Hill Photography

Hurrah, you’re getting married! There’s nothing we love more than being part of a wedding. Our style is relaxed and unobtrusive, capturing your day as it naturally unfolds. We’ll also be there to record all those details you’ve spent hours and hours perfecting – the beautiful detail on your dress, your shoes, your suit, flowers and that much thought about venue decor that reflects the feel of your big day – the things you’ll always want to remember.

After the big day your photos will be uploaded to your own password protected client area to enable you to share with friends and family and view them in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to relive your wedding day from start to finish by sitting back and remembering all those feelings and emotions that made your day so perfect.

We use top quality albums to present your images and have a team of talented suppliers to create bespoke framed images for us should you wish..

Ultimately we pride ourselves on being honest, approachable, very flexible and generally quite nice people (!) Get in touch – we’d LOVE to be part of your special day ♥

Echo Wedding Films

Your wedding day is not the start of your story – it’s the first page of the next chapter. And we can help you write it. Not only will we be by your side to capture every important moment on your special day, but we will also be your resource, your guide, and your friend throughout everything leading up to it, and for all the days that follow.

Planning a wedding just became fun. There will be no compromise in our attention to detail.

This day only happens once… So live in the moment, and leave the rest to us.

Jane’s Bespoke Flowers 

Flowers you can treasure forever!

Let me introduce myself, I am Jane Bond.
I have personally designed and created all the flowers on this site.

I only use carefully selected materials and double satin ribbons, which gives them a beautiful and realistic look which will remind you forever of your special day.

In 2017, Jane’s Vintage Flowers started to provide quality memorabilia to last a lifetime and to forever remind you of your special day.
Since day one, genuine love and passion for quality products and my top-notch customer service has defined who I am and what I do today.

The dedication of my work is reflected through great designs using carefully selected materials and handmade custom orders to make my customers’ shopping experience enjoyable and satisfactory.

I see flowers as a key component to any beautiful event, but beyond that, I know that an event truly ‘wows’ when all design components are thoughtfully crafted and styled to match yours.

Maybe you have the vision, but you’d like us to design a few statement pieces – the dessert table, lounge seating, or at the bar.  Let’s talk more.  I will then put together a custom quote based on your needs.   

Due to the custom work I do, price quotes are provided on an individual basis after discussing all the gorgeousness that defines your event. 

North of England Wedding Awards 2023 winner for Florist

North East Wedding Awards Winner 2021 

Planned By

So, you have booked your venue – great news, but what’s next on the wedding ‘to do’ list and what else needs to be organised? Who is focussed on making sure everything flows seamlessly from now until the last guest leaves? That’s where Planned By comes in…

I have spent the last 15 years planning and managing all manner of weddings, in all manner of venues, for a wide range of different couples. Help can be tailored to your requirements with full wedding planning, on-the-day coordination packages and single hour consultations offering advice and guidance on your ideas. Logistics and operational planning are my specialities, overseeing your suppliers and ensuring the structure of the day is exactly as you imagined and therefore allowing you to relax and fully enjoy your special day. 

If you have a really good idea of what you would like your wedding to look like, but just need someone to run your ideas past and offer a bit of a helping hand… that’s me! I would be delighted to chat through your plans with you and offer any further advice and support as required. This is a pay-as-you-plan service, as much or as little as you need.

I look forward to chatting through your plans and being a part of your special day. 


I’m a wedding photographer based in Essex, offering coverage throughout the UK and beyond.

My aim is to photograph your day as it naturally unfolds.
I want to capture all of them special moments that you might miss as you enjoy your wedding day.

Your wedding day is unique, and your photos should be too.
So, whether it’s a wedding in Essex, London, or a trip to Thailand, I want to hear about it!

The Pretty Infinity

Welcome to ThePrettyInfinity

Beautiful handmade to order multiway dresses ranging from classic, tulle and velour. Fabrics to suit all occasions from bridesmaid dress, prom dress to evening wear.

All dresses are available in 3 lengths and i have a range of 30+ colours. All dresses, and tie sets  are made to order so please get in touch if you’d like any length alterations.

Childrens Sizes are available.

If you have any questions regarding any of my products please get in touch.

Little Vintage Teacup

Little Vintage Teacup has a beautiful collection of vintage china and accessories available to hire for any special occasion, creating a pretty tablescape which will impress your guests. Perfect for those couples who are looking to plan an afternoon tea style wedding breakfast or vintage style bridal shower. 

Michelle is the owner of Little Vintage Teacup and would love to help bring your vision to life. No matter the size of your event, Michelle can ensure your tables look wonderful and will provide you with a friendly & professional service. Every item of her vintage, pre-loved china collection has been lovingly hand-picked, to create the perfect collection of pieces which look wonderful together. To complete your look, Michelle also has cutlery, table linens, pretty floral bunting to flutter in the breeze and cosy blankets for those cool summer evenings. 

Let’s hear from Michelle: If you are looking for beautiful vintage china to grace your table you have come to just the right place. I have a stunning collection of vintage china, accessories and props available to hire for any special occasion. There are lovely matching teacup trios, teapots, cake stands, cutlery, embroidered napkins and much much more to give your celebration that touch of elegance and true vintage charm. What better way of making your own special memories with family and friends than sipping tea from dainty teacups from the past.

Based in Tring and Serving Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, there is no minimum hire charge and washing up is complimentary.

Book now and take yourself back in time.

Singing Waiters UK

The Ultimate Event Entertainment

There is nothing that compares to being in a room full of people who are singing at the top of their lungs and dancing around the room. Especially if those people are your nearest and dearest, friends, family or work colleagues.

Our singing waiter/ waiters will blend in the the real event staff, serve food/ drinks and mingle whilst undercover before revealing that they are singing waiters, bursting into song and getting everyone involved in a truly epic, unified and unforgettable moment.

We ensure that all ice is well and truly broken with our unique, inclusive and one of a kind energy.

Our singing waiters are some of the best vocalists and entertainers in the business. Our roster includes west-end stars, established artists, frequent cruise performers and touring entertainers.

​We also provide bands, DJs, evening entertainment, daytime vocalists + musicians, speciality acts and so much more. Just let us know what you are looking for an we will make it happen. 

Singing Waiters UK will add an unparalleled atmosphere to any event.  Get in touch today to find out what we can do for you.

Lightbulb Moments


I’m Rosie – a Wife, momma of Gracie and Ruby the Labrador and very much a foodie. 

Lightbulb Moments was created after I got married in 2022. Planning to the nth degree and pinning Pinterest board after Pinterest board was my idea of heaven! I wished the experience and the day didn’t have to end. But now with my amazing neon signs, I get to do it all over again with you lovely lot and I couldn’t be more excited! My promises are to help you have the best wedding day possible whilst also providing a LGBTQIA+ safe and inclusive space. 

Our neon signs will light up your wedding day ✨ 

They really are a must for any couple and are very on trend. Whether you want to use them behind your top table, as a photo booth, a backdrop, or even on the dance floor.. it matters not as they offer enormous flexibility. They will always add that extra special touch to your day and venue.

Our neons are all mounted on acrylic and stand-alone on rustic custom made copper frames. This means they can be placed almost anywhere and be decorated how YOU want. They will offer fantastic photo opportunities for your Instagram loving friends. 

All of our neons are made from LED Flex and replaces the traditional glass neon signage. They produce relatively no heat at all and no risk of the glass shattering/breaking like usual neons, making it safe for all your guests.

To make things easier for you, we offer delivery or collection. Get in touch to hear about our current deals and offers. 

Sew Graceful Studio

Do you have a special occasion, event or wedding day coming up and have no or some ideas?  Let’s draw them together and make something unique for you.

Our passion is to design and create, helping make your occasion more special and magical.

My work has taken me to fusion weddings, themed weddings, parties, baby showers, christenings and more.

I am happy to work with you and create colour pallets, and bespoke items.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.

Our studio is based in Maidstone, Kent but we can dispatch items throughout the UK.

Gorgeous Gifts Company

Hi my name is Emma an  I am the very proud founder of Gorgeous Gifts Company.

My business was born out of my love of being creative and especially whilst making personalised items for my own wedding 5 years ago. I loved designing and creating all those special little personal touches that made our day extra magical.  I had so many compliments on the items i had made, it planted the seed which grew into the dream of opening my own store so i could create special personal gifts & items for others!

I’m proud of the beautiful quality things I have been able to create for others from wedding robes, glasses, gift boxes and guest books to name a few.  I am constantly designing and adding to my list of beautiful items and my passion for creating unique and gorgeous gifts continues to grow.

Yorkshire Violinist

🎻 Yorkshire Violinist is a professional violinist and ensemble director with extensive experience, having performed with notable entities such as the BBC, Sir Cliff Richard, Symphonic Ibiza, and Ibiza in Symphony.

🎶 The performance repertoire spans classical, popular, rock, club classics, folk genres and more, ensuring there’s something for everyone. 

⭐️ Achieving a remarkable 100% five-star review rating, Yorkshire Violinist is also a finalist for the North of England Wedding Awards 2023.

🎻 Offering both electric and acoustic solo violin performances, Yorkshire Violinist can also be booked as part of the Yorkshire Violinist Duo (violin plus either piano, cello, harp or flute), the Yorkshire Violinist String Trio (violin, viola and cello), or the Yorkshire Violinist String Quartet (two violins, viola and cello). 

Yorkshire Violinist provides a range of packages tailored to diverse requirements, making the musical experience suitable for weddings, events, and more.

🇬🇧 Based in West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Violinist offers coverage across the UK. 

🔗 Enquiries, further information and connection to the various social media platforms can be found at

📧 📞 Contact Yorkshire Violinist today at or via phone call, text, or WhatsApp at 07412655689 for your free, no obligation quote for your next event.

Cherrelle Blake Photography

Hi, I’m Cherrelle, a relaxed, fun and rustic Wedding and Lifestyle photographer based in beautiful Norfolk. I love capturing the moments between the ‘moment’.

I’m a candid photographer and have been described as relaxed, emotive and organic.

I’m outdoorsy, live for travelling and I enjoy those simple things in life…if you’re a couple who feels I’d fit into your special day then please check out my website and get in touch, I’d love to chat.

Brampton Heath Golf Centre

Your wedding is undoubtedly one of the greatest days of your life. It’s a day that will be remembered by yourself, family and friends for many years to come so let us make it a reflection of your own individual style.

We Offer the following:

  • Option of a civil ceremony
  • Wedding Coordinator to help with your planning
  • Flexible Menu’s and Wedding Packages
  • Inclusive Drinks Packages
  • Private use of Balcony with spectacular views over the course
  • Option of Canapes
  • Variety of buffets available such as Hog Roast, BBQ or traditional Finger Buffet
  • Giant games for the Balcony to keep the kids amused
  • We also work with a number of suppliers who can offer anything from a backdrop, Casino Tables, Bouncy castle or even a helicopter for arriving!!


Civil Ceremony

If you’d like to have your entire wedding at Brampton Heath you will first of all need to book the Registrar at the appropriate Register Office. You will need to tell them where and when you would like the ceremony to take place. We recommend to book the Registrar before paying your deposit, to avoid dissapointment. 

Numbers for a Civil Ceremony are limited to 100 guests at Brampton Heath Golf Centre.

Berryfields Wedding Venue

Exclusive Wedding Venue in East Northamptonshire. If you are planning your wedding and looking for a blank canvas to style your day, then Berryfields could be perfect for you. The owners have created a beautiful lakeside venue with bespoke shepherd hut accommodation.

This secluded wedding venue is hidden away in the charming village of Yarwell. Located just 20 minutes from the centre of Peterborough and only a couple of minutes from the A1.  The site is made up of 21 acres of beautiful countryside overlooking a private lake with its own resident swans. It really is a great place to relax, celebrate with family and friends and reconnect with nature. Accessed by a private lane; Berryfields is the perfect setting to plan your big day, be it a stunning marquee or tipi wedding you are free to style it your way.

The 1.5-acre wedding field offers ample room and a stunning backdrop to create some wonderful memories individual to you. There are no hidden costs, and you are free to use your own choice of suppliers as we firmly believe you should be able to have exactly what you wish for on your day.

Open for weddings from March through to October to include up to 5-day hire to enable plenty of time for set up. There is ample space for car parking on site and onsite camping facilities to include electric hook-up, toilet and shower facilities.

Berryfields is also open for short stays in our cosy lakeside shepherd huts, offering double bed accommodation with kitchen and en-suite facilities you have all you need for a lovely break away from it all.

If you would like more information or to arrange a visit, please contact us at or call 01780 784828.

Dave Octave Celebrant

Planning a special celebration? Looking for a Celebrant?  You’re in the right place!

Whether a wedding, vow renewal, a naming ceremony, a coming of age or a memorial to a loved one, with Dave Octave Celebrant you are guaranteed a tailored, warm, crazy, romantic ceremony filled with fun that reflect you and your personality.

This is your celebration and you have the uniqueness and heart to do it your way.  Well, this is where it starts.  This is where you can begin to realise all those elements of YOUR perfect celebration.

Let’s a have free no obligation chat about the amazing ceremony we can create together!

Bloom Bouqcakes

Bloom Bouqcakes is a cakery specialising in floral cakes and cupcakes which can be displayed and decorated in a variety of ways! 

All orders are freshly baked and handcrafted to meet your specifications and dietary requirements.

We offer consultations and taster boxes to help you decide your flavours and fillings, alongside a variety of additional products to compliment your special day.

4YaParty Weddings & Events

4YaParty Weddings & Events is a venue styling business with a difference.

We specialise in decorating venues with rustic-boho props and decor, without costing the Earth. Handmade and upcycled, many of our props and decor use reclaimed wood to ensure your big day is unique, beautiful and friendly to our planet.

4YaParty can supply everything from chiavari chairs to centrepieces, signs, backdrops and everything in between. 4YaParty, We transform spaces into beautiful places without costing the Earth.

Antony Meredith Photography

I’m Antony, better known as Ant. I’m a wedding photographer based in Shropshire covering the UK.

My style of photography is documentary. This allows me to capture more relaxed and natural photos throughout the wedding day. 

These photos help to tell the story of the day through small and special moments that’s can easily be forgotten.

My favourite type of photo is a black and white one! They bring out so much detail and make them seem so simple but beautiful.

If you like full of emotion, natural, unposed and posed photos, I would love to hear from you!

Jenny Anderson Photography

Hi I’m Jenny. I love photographing weddings and being a part of the magic of the day. I like to make people feel relaxed in front of the camera and for them to have fun. I’ve studied photography to degree level. Before doing weddings I photographed bands at festivals and live gigs.

I also worked with BAFTA and through both of these I got to meet and photograph some amazing people. My hobbies apart from photography are going to gigs, reading, watching movies, playing with my two boys and going for brunch with my friends. I love glitter and Outlander. 


Simple Yet Beautiful Photography

I’m Melissa, I am a documentary and lifestyle photographer focusing on the unposed, raw candid moments of your big day. My aim is to work with you to give you timeless photos that last a lifetime.

I am more than just a photographer; I will be there to help you in any way I can from holding your veil to getting you a drink. From set prices to bespoke packages I aim to cater to all no matter what.

Dream Decor

We are a family run business based in Leicestershire with 5-star reviews who are driven by a passion for what we do and positively thrive on going that extra mile for all our clients.

Customer testimonial – “going above and beyond to source certain items and handle last minute changes”

We offer full venue styling and beautiful quality décor and props for hire at reasonable prices that can be tailored to match your theme, colour schemes etc., wherever possible.

Customer testimonial – “you can really makes dreams come true”

Our ethos is to give you a friendly but professional and personal service, to help reduce the stress and strain, that some find planning their special day can bring, ensuring your experience with us and your wedding day is every bit as special as it deserves to be

Customer testimonial – “you only need to look through Jackie’s page to see what fantastic dressing work she does but I wanted to highlight that a suppliers personality and professionalism TRULY does make a difference to your day”

Most of our clients like to select individual items to develop their own bespoke package but if you would prefer more of a general package type arrangement, we are more than happy to put something together for you, so please feel free to ask.

We offer a wide and full range of décor in various colours and themes see below for just a few examples.

  • Chair décor – drapes, hood and ruffles, chair covers and organza sashes
  • Table guest and top table styling – centrepieces, table runners, charger plates etc
  • Aisle styling – aisle runner, lanterns, blossom and rose trees etc
  • Arches, backdrops and Neon sign
  • 4ft White and Rustic LED LOVE letters
  • Table plan, Welcome props, cake stands – mirrors, easels, light up hoop etc
  • Post boxes – white metal, rustic and baskets etc
  • Vintage china and glassware
  • Other props – crisp walls, sweet and memory tables etc  

We are always adding to our stock – keep a look out for our new Pampass décor coming soon.

If you would like to see more examples of our work, please have a look at our Facebook and Instagram and drop us a message if you would like to find out more – we would love to hear all about your exciting wedding plans.

Stamford Wedding Cars

Stamford Wedding Cars is a new option for taking care of your wedding transport needs. Having worked with and operated some of the region’s leading wedding car companies, we are pleased to offer our experienced and quality service and stylish fleet of cars. 

We take pride in offering a personal, tailored service, so please let us know your preference for ribbon colours, route preferences and maybe another special treat, and we will do what we can to help.  

Our drivers are all experienced in chauffeuring for weddings and work with the upmost professionalism and discretion. Our cars are well maintained and despite not being a legal requirement for classic and vintage cars, they all have a current and valid MOT for your safety and peace of mind.  

Based near Stamford, we are happy to work within Stamford, Rutland, Peterborough, East Leicestershire, South Lincolnshire, South Nottinghamshire, East Northamptonshire, North Bedfordshire, West Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk. However, if you are outside of these areas, please do not hesitate to ask. If we can help you, we will. 

Your wedding day is all about you and we aim to make your day just that little bit more special. 

Not Just Travel Hayley John-Charles

I am Hayley a personal travel consultant with years of experience and speciality of romance in the award-winning country of Saint Lucia.

My role is to find you, your perfect match and provide you with a stress free bespoke unique service.

Whether you choose a hen/stag do, a destination wedding or your dream honeymoon I can take care of every detail for you.

I want you to turn your heart’s desire into your dream surrender. Your “only live once” moment.

Meaning you don’t have to worry about a thing

So come and talk to me and I will send you packing!

Love & Loved

Love & Loved is a contemporary yet inviting space with a considered curation of – modern with an edge and traditional with a twist – dresses, separates and so much more.

We are a champion of British designers and an advocate of sustainable and ethical brands complimented by our off-the-beaten track barn conversion set in the heart of a conservation area.

We appeal to the less traditional bride creating a wedding day that is a reflection of their day to day selves, keeping the traditions they love and ditching the ones they don’t, with just the right amount of fuss and flounce.

Daisy Chain Entertainment Group Ltd

Daisy Chain Entertainment Group Ltd provides live entertainment for all events and occasions.

We are a team of professional singers, musicians and performers providing live music, bands and tribute acts across the UK and abroad.

Looking for entertainment for your Wedding Day? Is it all too much trying to find musicians to serenade during your canapés then a Party Band or DJ to end the night with a bang?! Well look no further, as here at Daisy Chain Entertainment Group Ltd we can provide it all! From Singers to Saxophonists, Pianists to Party Bands we have them all under one roof.

Get in contact with us today for us to see how we can create your bespoke entertainment wedding package just for you. Take away the stress, with one booking, one point of contact and only one contract. We can’t wait to help make your wedding dreams a reality. 

Steve Hawkes Photography

Wedding and portrait photographer based in the Midlands.

I have a passion for capturing moments that tell a story.

My wedding style is documentary or “reportage” photography working discreetly to photograph you and your guests as you enjoy yourselves, capturing all of the magic as it happens. I am always relaxed, polite and flexible to your needs. Telling the story of your wedding day in a simple elegant manner.

I am all about the emotion, the expressions and the love. I am there to capture the tears of joy, the proud look on the faces of parents, smiles, hugs and lots of laughter.

90% of a wedding day is spent capturing these natural, emotional photographs of not only the bride and groom but also their wedding guests, often photographing people without them knowing, which helps to capture the true emotion of the day.

Home at Honeysuckle

I am the founder of Home at Honeysuckle and we make personalised clothing, gifts, and accessories for any occasion.  We also specialise in personalised wedding accessories such as bridal party pyjamas and robes, gifts for guests, acrylic table decorations and acrylic signage.

We offer a tailor made package where we design items specifically to match your theme and provide an online consultation and design service to ensure that we capture your ideas perfectly.

VIP Waiters






Based in Weedon, Northampton, you’ll find out studio conveniently located close to a number of popular wedding venues and businesses. We offer high quality cuts and finishes – all hair types welcome. Bespoke wedding packages available upon request.

Jamie Agutu Films

Hi I’m Jamie, a UK & international wedding filmmaker with a passion for telling authentic stories and creating authentic wedding films.

My experience behind the camera stretches beyond weddings. From filming corporate & brand events for the likes of Amazon Music, to assisting TV and Cinema productions.

With the skills and techniques I have learnt I look to provide you with a film you will never get sick of watching, just like your favourite movie or TV series, you can watch on repeat.

Your film should be a true reflection of your love for one another. It is an essential piece to your wedding, highlighting the memorable moments that you can watch back, over and over again.

Check out my YouTube channel –

Blossom & Blooms Floral Studio

Hello! I am a home based florist in Bedfordshire creating cost effective florals for your special day. Whether it’s Modern, traditional, funky, fresh, dried or artificial flowers that you are looking for, I will work with you to make your dream day come true.

I have over 20 years experience in the floristry industry, I started my own business in 2017 and since then I’m flourishing. Every year is getting busier so don’t delay in getting in touch to arrange your wedding florals. I will only take one wedding a weekend so my full heart and soul is given to your special day.

Contact me today for a free one to one consultation to discuss your ideas and provide you with a full detailed competitive quote.

Grant Your Wish Cakes

Hi my name is Jennifer Grant and the doors of Grant Your Wish Cakes opened in 2016.   I am a Liverpool lass and travel all over the Northwest and further with my Wedding Cakes.  I love creating big, bold, unconventional colourful, textured, modern designs.

I learnt to bake with my Mum on Sundays making scones, cakes, jam roly poly.  This passion for baking continued into my own motherhood with my 4 children creating treats and birthday cakes.

So when I was unable to continue working as a Nurse my passion and creativity for baking turned into my cake business, using all my tried and tested recipes I baked with my Mum.

Investing into professional classes to up-level my skills I entered the wonderful world of Wedding cakes.

I love what I do, it truly is an absolute honour to be able to create such a special cake for your magical day.

I feel a Wedding cake is a huge part of your day. It is a statement about you as a couple , unique.

I always strive to provide this unique bespoke service to each couple, creating a Wedding Cake as unique and unforgettable as they are.

I only use fresh ingredients sourced locally. I use free range eggs and make my own curds, toffee, caramel, jams. This provides the yummy home baked taste that I learnt from my Mum.

I have regular release dates for tasting boxes to help you choose your flavours.  Consultations can be booked by e-mail or on my social media platforms. On my Website there is a initial inquiry form for brief details and to see if I have your date available to save with a deposit.  We can then get together on Zoom or in person to begin to design your cake and sketches can be provided.

So I look forward to hearing from you.

                    Jennifer x

Emma’s Kitchen Cakes

I create bespoke wedding and celebration cakes for all occasions with a focus on beautiful bakes that taste as impressive as they look using high quality ingredients and local free range eggs.

​Over the past 10 years, I have developed my designs and now offer a vast range of bakes to help celebrate any event. I have also created treat boxes which are the perfect alternative for a smaller celebration and include the tastiest collection of bakes  such as decorated biscuits, brownies, blondies, cake hearts and cupcakes.

I am a home-based business located in Swindon, and hold C & G General Catering 705, 706 1 & 2, Health & Hygiene levels 1 & 2 and am fully insured and registered with a 5☆ rating.

I hope you enjoy browsing my site and please feel free to send me a message to say hello or make an enquiry!

Eighteen Twelve Sweets & Events

Here at Eighteen Twelve Sweets & Events we have you covered , offering a range of options for your wedding day such as –

  • Clear Sweet Bags
  • Mini Sweet Pouches
  • Sweet Cones
  • Sweet Cups
  • Sweet Platters
  • Wedding Favours
  • Sweet Bar
  • Sweet Table Arrangements

All sweets are made to order.

Celebrate With The Celebrant

I’m Michael J McLaughlin, Family and Wedding Celebrant, allow me to create the perfect ceremony for your special day, have your ceremony anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

Tips for Hosting Children on Your Special Day

The topic of whether children should be invited to weddings is very contentious. Some people firmly believe they have no place and do not invite them, however for other couples it would not be the wedding of their dreams without their children or the children of people they love present. It is fair to say that kids can sometimes find weddings boring or become overstimulated, and either scenario can cause issues. So, this blog assumes you do want to include children on your special day and looks at ways you can ensure they have a fantastic time and there is no stress for the bride and groom and anyone else at the wedding party.

Set Your Expectations

Start by agreeing as a couple the expectations of children being part of the day. Some people have an open event, but others respectfully ask that children be excluded from the formal ceremony but welcomed at the meal and following celebrations. Once you have it in your head how they fit in, making plans for them becomes much easier.

Rehearsing Helps Kids

If some of the children at the wedding will form part of the ceremony, a flower girl, ring bearer, etc., then try and schedule a rehearsal. We have all seen videos of little ones crying or refusing to cooperate at the crucial moment. This is a big deal for them, so knowing what will happen makes it more accessible. Also, make sure what they are wearing is age-appropriate or let them change after the ceremony if you don’t want them crawling on the floor in a pretty dress, and make sure they are warm enough if the weather turns.

Kid-Friendly Eating

Feeding your guests is expensive, but most caterers can add a cheaper, less fussy kids meal that makes things run smoothly. It gives the parents peace of mind, too; trust us, no one wants to be the red-faced stressed parent trying to deal with a child who hates the food and won’t eat. Also, consider incorporating a goodie bag with the kid’s meals. Something to colour and some crayons, a small bag of sweets, a little pocket game, anything that helps them stay entertained. It can be a long time for a child to sit still and stay in one place! Sit your older teens together; they really won’t enjoy adult chat and will much prefer to be with people their age even if they don’t know each other before the day.


The other option is to look into activities. Some venues have a room set aside and can help organise a children’s entertainer to take over at a certain point, especially if there is going to be a lot of waiting around, or perhaps during the speeches. Other venues will be happy to arrange a big screen where you could leave kid-friendly movies running for any time they need to escape the main party. If you have entertained the children in the day, there is also nothing wrong with putting a curfew on the evening party and requesting that kids are taken home or collected by grandparents for the last few hours – by that point, the parents will probably thank you as they get some time to themselves!

4 Reasons Why You Should Work with a Wedding Planner

4 Reasons Why You Should Work with a Wedding Planner

4 Reasons Why You Should Work with a Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding can be a significant commitment on your time, and let’s face it, your sanity can take a hit too. Not only are you trying to create the day of your dreams, but you have to bring it in on budget and not upset either set of parents or the bridesmaids and please everyone. It is a tough challenge and something we aim to do once in our lives which is where the problem can arise. When undertaking a new task, practice and prior knowledge make things substantially more manageable, but that isn’t possible when this is your first attempt at planning a wedding, so calling in the professionals is a great way to save yourself work hours and not have to reinvent the wheel. You will also find that your stress levels are significantly lower, so let’s look at why you should work with a wedding planner.

1. Insider Knowledge

As we already mentioned, a wedding planner knows a massive amount, not only about the logistics and timings of getting everything booked but importantly doing it within your local area. This means they will know of any pitfalls to venues, problems with caterers, where to find the best dresses and more. The best part is that this information is in their heads and saves hours of Google searching. It also gives you a third party buffer, someone who is not closely related to the event, to negotiate the best deal, handle issues and complaints and understand how to deal with these companies.

2. They Bring Ideas to the Table

Although most brides have been planning their wedding since the first time they hung a pillowcase off the back of their heads (wisdom imparted to us all by Monica Gellar in Friends, and oh so true), there is always room to expand and augment your plans. Your wedding planner will have seen so many weddings and been involved in their planning that using some of their ideas can complete your goals and help create the perfect day.

3. The Voice of Reason

Weddings can bring out the best and worst in people and come with a ton of etiquette that you haven’t got time to learn. Offending people is all too easy, and it can feel like walking on eggshells. Do you pay for your bridesmaid’s dresses? What happens when the bride’s mother and the future mother-in-law come to blows over the centrepieces? When do you send invitations, and do you need save-the-date cards? Your wedding planner is also a master of diplomacy and tact and understands all the nuances of planning the big day. They can solve problems, give advice and are happy to let you rant when things go wrong.

4. Your Right Hand Man (or Woman)

A wedding planner will have scheduled their diary to ensure they have the time to help you plan, and more importantly, be there on the day to make sure things go off without a hitch. Trust us; you will feel so much better knowing they are in the background making sure the bridesmaids are making good time through hair and makeup, and the best man hasn’t lost the rings!

Check our our wedding suppliers Northamptonshire directory to find suppliers that can help you with your big day!