17 Jul Wedding Suppliers Top Tips for a Great Wedding
Wedding planning, whilst super exciting, can be a daunting task! I’ve been chatting with my favourite wedding vendors from across the UK, all of whom I have worked with myself, to compile a list of top tips to help make your life easier!
So – read on for some expert tips on planning an amazing, stress-free wedding day!
Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.1
Jordan Fox Photography
“Find a photographer who you click with (pun totally intended) it should feel like a friend is photographing your wedding – the best results will come from feeling happy and relaxed in front of the camera and a great wedding photographer will be able to make this happen!
Check out their Instagram and online portfolio to see if their style is something that excites you and go from there!
Don’t get too caught up with shot lists, your photographer should know exactly what to photograph and when – trust them and allow them the freedom to create!
The more details the better! Detail filled weddings mean more photographs and can really tell the story of your day. If you love to travel – incorporate it.
I love photographing laid back couples with an emphasis on relaxed photos, nothing forced or overly posed.”
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Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.2
The Rustic Rose Cake Company
“Our top (3) tips for Brides & Grooms when booking or making decisions about wedding cakes would be:
Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.3
Wedding Band: The Retrosettes
“A great wedding for us is when all of the guests are having a great time, all together.
From our experience, this happens when a venue has one big main room, which also has the bar in.
If there are lots of rooms, people might disappear off and make the venue seem empty and vibe-less.
With all the guests in the one big room with the band, there is always a full and lively dance floor throughout the night.”
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Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.4
Wedding Flowers: Lucy Walker Flowers
“Do get to meet your florist in person if you can, it’s lovely to form a good relationship with her/him. I definitely love knowing my clients and pick up on their style and personality when I meet them! One bride was literally dressed in her complete wedding colours and theme!! and was gorgeous too!
A popular tip for helping out with cost of your table flowers is to use your bouquet and ask the florist to supply an extra vase to put it in, this can be done for the bridesmaid’s bouquets too!
Another lovely idea is to have a floral garland/ flower crown workshop for your hen party!
Locally grown and British flowers are becoming more popular and easier to get in the Summer. Always ask your florist if this is possible, it’s wonderful to support local growers in the industry.
When it’s hot, make sure the bouquets can be delivered in water, they’ll be sitting around for an hour or so after delivery and need all the help they can get!
And lastly, trust your florist, if you’ve chosen well, let the florist know your ideas and then put your trust in them, I always feel fantastic when my brides feel this way and give back 110%”
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Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.5
Wedding Magician: Chris Peskett
“Don’t under-estimate how long (and draining) a wedding can be. Giving your guests something to do/watch/enjoy throughout the day can really make a wedding.
This doesn’t have to be a wedding magician (though, what an excellent idea!) but simple ideas to keep your guests amused during lulls can really enhance your day.
The key moments to consider are the drinks reception – having entertainment in place here acts as a wonderful ice-breaker for your guests. Keep in mind that they’ll be many who don’t know other guests so giving them something to talk about (“did you see what that magician just did?!”) can eliminate awkward silences.
The other key period to focus your attention is after the wedding breakfast and speeches. Up to this point, it’s been a long day so giving your day guests a pick-me-up goes a long way in keeping the energy levels up.
Oh – having a great wedding magician means you’ll get great reaction photos…”
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Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.6
Make-Up Artist: Katy Pheiffer
“My TOP tip would be to have a translucent powder for later on to get rid of any shine and to always keep your lippie topped up.
It makes such a difference to the makeup and completes the look.
Also, in the run-up to the wedding, I would say to focus on getting your skin in perfect shape. If possible, consult a therapist a get a treatment plan for facials.
You’ll be glad you did!”
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Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.7
Tom Calton Videography
“First thing on the tick list for your videographer will likely be the bridal prep in the morning, so ensure that your wedding video starts off on the front foot by keeping clutter to a minimum.
Pick a spare room in your house (or if you’re getting ready in a hotel, the wardrobe or bathroom is a good option) to hide away any bags, suitcases and general clutter that would otherwise litter the background of every shot.
Just ask your girls to help you spend a few moments before the photographer and videographer arrive to tidy up the place – you’ll thank yourself later when you see the final photos/video.
Let’s face it, you may have spent good money on your wedding underwear, but seeing them draped across the back of a chair in every single shot just isn’t going to look great!”
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Wedding Supplier’s Top Tip No.8
Iris & Belles Bridal Boutique
“The key to wedding dress shopping is going to your first appointment with an open mind, all brides have Pinterest boards or ideas of what they think they would like but try on at least one of every shape/style as you may surprise yourself. Use your first appointment to narrow down what you like and what you don’t and what suits your body shape.
Don’t put pressure on yourself to find the perfect dress there and then…I always say it will be the one you can’t stop thinking about that is the right dress, so take your time and enjoy the experience.
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