So, you’re engaged! Sue Kwiatkowska shares her top 5 tips for planning a wedding.

  The question’s been popped, you’ve said yes and now you’re officially engaged – congratulations! Planning a wedding is a hugely exciting time but it can turn into a daunting task. To help you navigate your way through what can be a minefield of decision making over the next 12 months or so, here are my top 5 quick tips for what you should do right away! 1 Celebrate! Before you get cracking planning a wedding, first crack open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate! This is a special time in your lives and you’ll want to share your big
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Budget friendly wedding tips from Helen Ruff

  There’s so much to celebrate! And so much to do… how will you ever plan a wedding on top of work commitments? And how much will it all cost? If you’re organised, creative and budget savvy you can save £££££’s and have the wedding of your dreams. Here are my budget friendly wedding tips, you can thank me later. To keep costs down maybe you can hold a marquee reception in a friend or family’s garden. Barn venues on farms can also be cost effective and are a great choice for a rustic/blank canvas. You might know some local
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10 fun wedding tips by Lex of Fleming Photo

I’m all about finding the fun and laughter in things. Whether its photographing saucy 1950’s pinups with my company Rockabetty Studios, or photographing kick-ass, awesome couples at their wedding with Fleming Photo, I just love to watch life unfold before my lenses and capture all the positives that come with it. Weddings happen so quickly. It only feels like 5 minutes ago I watched the bride and groom exchange rings and suddenly the bride’s dad is standing to give the first speech. Time races by! The message I’m always sure to impress on all my amazing couples on their big
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Madame B’s Top 10 Tips for Wedding Fair Survival

Wedding Fairs are a mine field, Madame B shares her wedding fair tips to help you make the most of them. Going to a wedding fair for the first time can seem like a daunting prospect, but armed with these 10 handy tips, you can avoid the stress and make it a fun, productive day out instead. 1) Choose the right type of fair for you. In the past few years, the number of wedding fairs has increased dramatically, so make this work for you by choosing one that best suits your needs and personal taste. If you’re a non-traditional
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3TopTips to get your dance floor BOOM-ing by Doris Loves . . .

If anyone I have met over the past 5 years knows about how to create a ‘vibe’ on a wedding dance floor it’s Amanda of Doris Loves, no, she’s not a DJ, she’s no technician, it’s simply because she and her divine husband Darren are the creators of the most awesome ‘LIGHT UP LETTERS’ on the wedding hire market. Doris Loves has exhibited at each and very one of my wedding fairs and the reaction to the light up letters is always the same  . . . W.O.W So, here we go, the lady herself offers her Top 3 Tips
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A sleepover to find out more about Blue Door Barn Events . . .

Blue Door Barns is a stunning array of rustic, unique barns that have been renovated by owner’s Bryony and Emma, snuggled at the foot of the downs just outside Lewes. Helen of Doily Days and I needed somewhere to stay for some planning and gossiping and I wanted to know more about the three venues that are linked to this bolt hole. (Sussex Wedding Venues, Glynde pictured above, Firle below) As I drove up the gravel drive way towards Blue Door Barn I saw a glimpse of what was on offer and I knew instantly that I was going to love this place.
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Lib of Bettie Rose & her top5tips on choosing your wedding florist.

I think many people find talking flowers a bit daunting – especially wedding flowers. There is that worrying feeling of ‘but I don’t know anything about flowers’ and the fear that you are going to come out of your wedding consultation having agreed to some arrangements you weren’t really sure about but the wedding florist seemed to LOVE! But rest assured (most) of us florists are down to earth people who really enjoy talking flowers and love nothing more than helping a couple design the flowers for their dream day. 1. Finding a good fit It is as important as
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The art of gifting or how to buy gifts! With Bottle Bazaar…

You might think that how to buy gifts is an odd subject to address but some people buy shit presents, almost like they have never met the receiver before in their lives. I guess I mean thoughtless gifts. They make me a bit sad. Why bother with a gift if you’re going to run in to a supermarket and pick up the first thing you see. I think it’s better to say ‘I didn’t get you anything yet because I couldn’t find anything special so your present will be late‘. No doubt the person will appreciate the gift more this
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Getting to know Beth of Madame B’s Boutique…

How did you get into the wedding industry?  I’m a milliner and alternative wedding accessories designer, making hats, fascinators, wedding veils and fabric flowers from vintage and eco-friendly materials. My designs are strongly influenced by 1940’s-1960’s fashion, but with a bit of an alternative, modern edge. I’m still quite new to the wedding industry. I originally trained as an illustrator/animator, and would never have imagined working in the wedding industry, but I have always loved working with textiles and learned to make my own clothes as a teenager. I started selling a few pieces on Etsy in 2011 as a sideline
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Getting to know Jen Smith, Brighton wedding photographer…

Jen Smith | Brighton Wedding Photographer with added quirk. How did you get into the wedding industry? I trained as an actress at drama school (many moons ago!), and was a ‘performer’ from a very early age, so I’ve always had a creative flair. After years of struggling in London going from one admin job to another, waiting for my chance for fame, I realised that being an actress was not going to be a viable career and that i should look to my other talents….. I’d always loved taking and looking at photos (my first cameras were the disposable
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