Just before valentines day i was contacted by ‘The Independent’ newspaper, who were doing a story about the reduction in numbers of people marrying in churches/registry offices.
I think it is just a case of more options for ceremonies now, with the increase in venues achieving licences for weddings.
Warren house in Kingston,London (above), is a perfect venue for a weekend long celebration. You can hire the whole venue, including a licenced room for the wedding. The service, food, gardens, pool and bedrooms are all great. I would really recommend it, and they have always been very efficient with their replies and ameanable with the choices they are prepared to offer.
Last week i was asked to get quotes for chauffeur driven sports cars for a wedding.
It reminded of a few things that might be helpful to you if you are thinking of having a sports car for your wedding.
www.Specialdaycars.com(as above) – very helpful and prompt to deal with.
- Bear in mind they are small cars and often bride and groom can’t get in the back seats.
- It is more expensive to book it chauffeur driven, than it is to hire for the weekend.
- You can hire it as a surprise for the groom and best man, but you must be prepared to take responsibility for the insurance excess £2000+ if you damage the car.
- Book cars from reputable companies, rather than private owners, for obvious reasons of reliability.
- Have a think if you know anyone coming to the wedding who has a nice car and would be prepared to drive you. Most people with sports cars will be extremely flattered, and love to do it for you. Perhaps as their wedding gift to you both.
- It is however for most couples only a small part of the planning, and i think unless cars are very important to you, this is research you could delegate to someone else.
I hope lots of you got surprise, romantic proposals this weekend.
If you are going to go shopping for the ring, take a look at Tiffanys for some inspiration.
This ring below is the most expensive i could find, and very beautiful – feel especially spoilt of you got this ring.
Enjoy these exciting weeks ahead. I would suggest starting with a planning party, with family and friends who will be an important part of your day.
At Cherish we host wedding planning parties for newly engaged couples to get them started with ideas and suggestions. For £110 (plus travel exp) we will bring pictures and lists for you to discuss things you like and to share ideas, we can offer advice and answer questions too. Take a look at our website http://www.cherishweddingplanning.co.uk/
You don’t have to be traditional when it comes to wedding cake, or any other part of your wedding for that matter.
Why not select cheeses that you like, stack them up and decorate with flowers or fruit. You can put it on a cake stand or for a more rustic feel, arrange on to a bread board.
It makes a great cheese course for your meal or a tasty snack with crackers and bread for the evening munchies.
You can still cut the cake and have photo’s taken, and i think it can look just as impressive and decorative as iced cakes.