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5 Things to Know Before Choosing a Wedding Planner

by emma 8. December 2015 11:55


First you will have to make the decision: plan it yourself or hire a wedding planner to do it for you. In many cases such a service will increase your budget with 10%, but if you choose carefully you will get that back in discounts that you will not get yourself.

Also, there is nothing to be compared to the burden that a wedding planner will take from your shoulders leaving you the opportunity to enjoy this special event.


So YES our advice is to hire a wedding planner, you will just have to be careful which one.


Ask for a consultation before closing the deal

Consultation is a very important aspect before choosing a wedding planner. Make a list of your concerns and things that you think should be taken care of, like catering, flower arrangements, wedding speeches, rehearsal dinner, chapel and so on. Show that list to your prospect wedding planner and look for their reaction. A good one will optimize it, will add things that you forgot and eliminate things that are not efficient. You will not get it right (unless you are a wedding planner yourself) and they should see it. The more they will want to improve it, the more suitable they are for your wedding.


Ask for the amount of time the wedding planner intends to devote towards your wedding as well as their personal backgrounds and relevant experience in wedding planning. Pictures and maybe some videos are great in this situation.


Ask for a contract

It is important to go for a wedding planner who is willing to sign a contract when hired. The good thing with a contract is that you are sure that you are investing your money safely. If the wedding planner breaches the contract terms, you will at least have some leverage.


Don’t overpay

One of the common mistakes that many brides do when hiring a wedding planner is failure to compare prices and making a good decision budget wise. You can go for single day consultation or a full-service wedding planner depending on your budget.


Ensure good communication with your wedding planner


It is very important to make sure that you are in contact with the service that you choose. Even if they should manage every small detail, you should be the decision maker and you should be always in control of that. The bride needs to connect well with the planner so that they can understand one another and to make sure that they are on the same page in every aspect.


Andrei Comsa 


Weddings & Celebrations at the Horn of Plenty

by Katie 3. December 2015 10:31

At The Horn of Plenty, we understand the importance of creating a day that nobody will forget and where the memories go on to last a lifetime.  It’s the innovation and sentiment which goes into the thought and planning that forms the makings of something truly special.

Beautifully bespoke

Every wedding here is completely bespoke.  Our friendly expert wedding planners will help design, organise and implement your Big Day to be perfectly tailored to you.   From your own bespoke menu to dedicated service from an attentive team of staff; from luxury rooms to exquisite grounds, we have the substance and expertise to create your perfect day.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate ceremony or a fairy tale marquee wedding for 200 guests, everything will be crafted to your individual hopes, dreams and budget, creating for you a wedding that is both lavish and unique.

If you wish, you can enjoy exclusive use of our Devon country manor for a day or a weekend. We can offer exclusive use for 40 – 90 guests in the Main House, or up to 200 guests in a marquee located in our stunning grounds.

For those who would prefer a smaller event, we offer both afternoon weddings and weddings without exclusive use.

A reputation for excellence

Our romantic country house hotel is home to one of the South West’s top restaurants.  Over the years we have earned a reputation for superb cuisine (3 AA rosettes), outstanding service, elegant surroundings and show-stopping views overlooking the Tamar Valley. We host a number of Chef’s weddings each year and are widely regarded as the region’s best wedding venue for foodies.

We are proud to have been awarded a number of sought-after accolades, including “Small Hotel of the Year” (Devon Tourism Awards 2014), “Devon Wedding Venue of the Year” (West Country Wedding Awards 2013) and “Best Fine Dining Restaurant” (Devon Food & Drink Awards 2012).

A show-round is by far the best way to find out if we’re your perfect match – please do get in touch to arrange your viewing.  Wedding Co-ordinators Julie Leivers and Emma Mulford will be more than happy to give you an exclusive tour of this beautiful venue and discuss your specific requirements.

Please call us on 01822 832 528 or email weddings@thehornofplenty.co.uk


by Katie 25. November 2015 11:37

Hintlesham Hall Hotel’s magnificent grade I listed country house, set in peaceful and mature grounds and approached via an impressive tree-lined drive, has everything you require for your perfect wedding venue:-

Licensed Civil Ceremony Rooms, Lounge Areas for Aperitifs and Coffee, Gardens for Photography, Rooms for Indoor Photography, Wedding Breakfast Rooms, Evening Reception Rooms, Guest Accommodation, Health & Beauty Centre.

Our friendly and expert team will work with you to plan and organise your wedding from the initial show round and will be on hand to assist you as your plans progress, providing a wedding service that is second to none.

For more information on your perfect Suffolk wedding venue see http://www.weddingvenuedirectory.com/wedding-venues/suffolk/ipswich/hintlesham_hall_hotel/



Weddings at Westonbirt

by Katie 19. November 2015 10:27


We are delighted that you wish to consider Westonbirt House as a venue for your forthcoming Cotswold wedding.

We welcome the opportunity to help you and your partner find the Wedding location that matches your expectations and provides the perfect setting for your family and friends to share on your special day.

It is our aim to take care of all your requests during the planning and lead up to your function, so that you and your guests can relax and enjoy the day. We only host one wedding per day, allowing you and your guests the exclusive use of all our function rooms, and access to our beautifully landscaped grounds.

We have a number of unique locations for photography, both inside and throughout the 200 acre estate. An accompanied viewing can be arranged upon request, to help you fully appreciate the beauty and splendor of Westonbirt House.

Westonbirt House provides an extremely flexible venue space and can accommodate all types of events from intimate dinner parties for 20, to corporate away days for 400.

Dining for smaller parties may be hosted within our Reading Rooms or Ante Library, providing an opportunity to socialise with family and friends when home is just not quite big enough. Provision of food and wine can be self or table service, with an extensive menu list available. Alternatively, our chefs are very happy to prepare menus to meet dietary, faith and personal requirements.

If you are looking to celebrate a birthday or anniversary and music is required, the grandeur of our Great Hall provides space to comfortably accommodate live bands, discos and DJ's. Further adjoining rooms are also available for provision of casinos, cocktail bars, sweet shops, country fairs, etc... Its your day, you decide!

For details of our party packages starting at just £999, please contact us via weddings@westonbirtweddings.com.


Weddings at The Roof Gardens, Kensington

by Katie 10. November 2015 13:17

Say 'I do' at The Roof Gardens and experience a venue that gives you the best of both worlds: a garden setting with a convenient city location! Tie the knot in our stunning indoor wedding venue, then host a party to remember for 50-500 guests in our beautiful themed London rooftop gardens.

Let us make organising your wedding day as stress-free as possible. We’ll assign you a dedicated Wedding Planner, and we can take care of the wedding cake, the balloons, the photographer, flower arrangements, the entertainment, fireworks and more to make sure you can enjoy every moment of your special day! We’ve even organised ‘diary rooms’ for the wedding party to leave special messages for the bride and groom, releases of white doves, chocolate roses for the tables, and lots more if you’re looking for extra special touches.

Timing is everything...

Day Weddings
Mon – Sat
Hire period 9am – 5pm
Evening Weddings
Mon – Thurs
Hire period 7pm – 12.30am
Hire period 12noon – midnight

To start planning your wedding call us on 0207 368 3971 or click below to email us.


Imagine your special day at Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa

by Katie 4. November 2015 09:36

From intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations; at Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa, your personal wedding co-ordinators Abi and Emma are on hand to help you create the wedding you've always dreamed of. Licensed for civil ceremonies, hosting only one wedding each day and with flexibility to offer what you wish for, we will create a wedding that is completely personal to you.   

The Victorian listed manor house is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, perfect for photos, while your guests enjoy champagne on the lawn.  Macdonald Frimley Hall's oak staircase and log fire create a warm and welcoming atmosphere and along with the picturesque gardens, create the perfect backdrop for stunning photographs.

Whether you have a large celebration for up to 200 guests which would be ideal for our Frimley Suite or an intimate party in the White Room perfect for celebrations of up to 22 guests, we will assist you in creating your perfect wedding day, please visit us at one of our wedding fairs.

Our Head Chef is renowned for his exceptional cuisine and unwavering commitment to producing wonderful dishes using the highest quality ingredients. Sourced from reputible suppliers such as Scot Beef and John Ross Jr to name but a few, your wedding breakfast will be a highlight of your day.






Llangoed Hall - A truly unique wedding venue

by Katie 21. October 2015 10:12

Creating your perfect day

Llangoed Hall hotel is the ultimate venue to celebrate your special occasion, with dedicated and highy experienced staff who will make certain that your day is one that lives long in the memory.

From drinks on the Terrace to a wedding breakfast in the Orangery, the hotel provides a variety of spaces for you to create your perfect wedding reception.

We can help you plan your wedding down to the smallest detail, with advice on every aspect, including wines, florists, cake-makers and photographers.

Our Head Chef, Nick Brodie and his talented team will tailor the menu and wine list for your wedding breakfast, with dishes that make use of he finest local Welsh ingredients together with fresh, seasonal produce from the hotelʼs very own kitchen garden.

The luxury of exclusive use

For the ultimate occasion Llangoed Hall, Powys can be hired exclusively, giving you complete flexibility and absolute privacy.

Exlusive use enables you to use the Drawing Room & Morning Room for drinks and your reception, whilst the hotelʼs 23 rooms are inlcuded on the night required, together with four rooms the night before.

To arrange a visit and find out more, please call the Events Manager, Karen Hurley on 01874 754525

Weddings and Civil Ceremonies at the Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross

by Katie 13. October 2015 12:08

The Bull is a licensed wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, hosting civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 130 guests. The wedding specialist will help you contact the registrar at the Chiltern Hills Registry Office to check availability.

You can marry in the Chalfont SuiteBulstrode SuiteBuckingham SuiteThames Suite or the Garden Room.

Flexible and light-filled, these rooms look wonderful when dressed up for a wedding breakfast in white linen, coloured sashes and flowers. You can adjust lighting to create a romantic mood. The largest, Thames Suite, can host 130 guests for a meal or 220 for a reception.

Your guests will appreciate The Bull’s convenient location in Gerrards Cross, a short drive from London, Oxford, Windsor and West London. Parking is free. Gerrards Cross station is a 20-minute direct journey from London Marylebone station.

No need to rush off after the wedding – you and your guests can stay overnight in our 150 bedrooms and suites for a discounted rate, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast the next day.


Do come and meet us, enjoy a glass of champagne and discuss your perfect wedding with our experienced wedding specialist.

Call 01753 885995, email events_bull@sarova.com or visit during one of our Wedding Open Days.



by Katie 7. October 2015 10:26


Addington Palace has two truly unique, exclusive wedding venues, the Palace itself and the Royal Marquee. Surrounded by 163 acres of picturesque Surrey countryside both wedding venues offer a fantastic setting for your big day with ample parking and exclusive use of the grounds for photographs.

The Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for wedding receptions complete with a stunning French chandelier and spectacular Italian marble fireplace. As part of our exclusive wedding venue hire you and your guests can also have access to a further twelve grand, impressive rooms within the palace.

The Addington Palace team are here to take away the stresses of organising your big day. We allocate an Event Manager to assist you in planning your wedding and will be on hand to oversee the day itself, ensuring that the day runs like clockwork!


Our wedding venue offers on-site accommodation with full access to the Health Club with a fantastic choice of spa and beauty treatments, or alternatively should you wish to arrange nearby accommodation options we have a relationship with a number of local hotels who can offer both preferential rates and transfers.

Come and visit our palace to experience the grandness of our Surrey wedding venue for yourself. We would be pleased to show you around Addington Palace and The Royal Marquee. Viewings are by appointment only so to arrange a convenient time please  give us a call on 020 8662 5000.

Weddings at Bromley Court Hotel

by Katie 29. September 2015 09:57

Why wait for the perfect wedding day?

With our late availability dates for 2015 with 20% off, your dream wedding could take place sooner than you think! Please note,  all dates shown are subject to availability. Please contact us to check the dates you are interested in.

October – 2nd, 9th, 17th, 30th and 31st
November – 6th, 13th and 20th
December 4th and 5th

To find out more and arrange a personal showround, contact 0208 461 8600 or banqueting@bromleycourthotel.co.uk

Wedding Receptions at The Bromley Court Hotel

We invite you to explore Bromley Court Hotel as we join you on an unforgettable journey from your engagement to the biggest day of your life….. Your wedding day.

  • We specialise in small intimate weddings to larger weddings with up to 180 guests.
  • Enjoy the convenience of having your ceremony in the same location as your wedding breakfast.
  • We have several packages to choose from to suite all tastes and budgets.
  • Do you want something a little different and extra special? Why not let us organise a bespoke wedding especially for you.
  • 2 Acres of beautiful landscaped gardens ideal for your wedding photos.

Our team is here to make sure your dream day becomes a reality and our dedicated wedding co-ordinator will be there for every question you may have and over-see all the little details that will make your day perfect.



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