Whilst doing a venue search, we were reminded of this lovely venue in Westminster London.
They are licensed for civil ceremonies, and can cater for up to 220 guests. It is a versatile stylish venue, right in the heart of the city.
Venue searches are a great way of involving a planner. We short list possibilities that meet your specific requirements. It saves you an awful lot of time and effort, and just leaves you the exciting job of visiting the final selection.
Wedding cake is always hard to choose as there are so many options.
Many brides who are having a traditional english summer wedding are opting for a table of homemade cakes on cake stands. This acts as a lovely table of desserts and means you can choose all your favourites.
There is also the terrible job of having to taste test them all before you buy, so i suggest starting now.
Supermarkets are a brilliant starting point, the cakes below are all by waitrosedeliver.com, and taste as good as they look.
For a wedding this summer , a bride i am working with is asking all their family and friends who enjoy baking to bring along cakes to add to the table. I would also suggest picking up a bargain at auctions for cake stands and side plates. You can buy lovely mix and match china at great prices and you get to keep it after for future garden parties.
Or buy it plain and add your own roses. These start at about £100 and you can have fruit or sponge.
Wedding trends for 2010!
These ideas are chic, retro, cost effective and environmentally friendly.
- Book a taxi for wedding transport ( black cab is great)
- Don’t print order of service, use traditional hymn books for the service. They are wonderfully chabby chic, and people don’t really need to be told everything about the service.
- Book a great street busker to play whilst you have reception drinks. I would have other entertainment for the evening, but if you find someone you like they are usually more than happy for a booking and a great talking point.
- Don’t try to get everything matching for the reception, chair covers are very over done. If you are having a marquee wedding hire simple wooden chairs and decorate with cushions instead. You can even get granny to make them very cheaply to suit your colours and give them to guests at the end.
We have loads more tips, so please get in touch if we can help further.
A simple way to personalise your day, with your flowers.
The brides bouquet can be made with 2 special flowers placed loosely into the arrangement. These 2 flowers can be taken out of the bouquet and handed to both mothers or special guests.
This is a lovely surprise for the mums, and can be a very touching, memorable moment. It can done when the bride arrives at the altar just before the ceremony starts, or as they leave the ceremony facing the rest of the guests.
Small touches like this are not expensive, but mean a lot to everyone. Simple ideas like this are the kinds of things wedding planners can suggest.
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