I'm going to start this by saying that I don't want to scare you, or to tell you what to do. However I've noticed a big rise in the number of scammers popping up, especially on social media in wedding groups, dedicating their time to luring you into their clutches with too-good-to-be-true deals & grabbing your cash. These are just some ways to spot a scammer, & how to avoid getting stung. If you've any worries, then get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you heard of a celebrant before? Before I get started on the benefits of using one, how about I tell you just what a celebrant is?
To be legally valid, a UK marriage ceremony must be performed by an authorised person (for example, a registrar, a vicar or a priest) and be witnessed by two people. This means couples must choose between: an approved religious ceremony, a registry office ceremony, or a registrar who will attend the wedding at a licensed venue.
With this in mind, a celebrant led ceremony means you won't be legally married but you CAN personalise you service, with your own vows, & elements such as hand fasting (tying yours & beloved hands together with ribbons), sand ceremony (couple mixes sands within a glass to symbolise unity), butterfly release...
You can also have your celebrant ceremony ANYWHERE - in the woods, on the beach, in the gardens of your childhood house... You're not tied to a legally recognised venue, which opens up the possibilities so much!
There are SO many ways to create your own ceremony, a number of my couples opt to take 2 witnesses with them to the registry office, have a small, legal service & then have a celebrant led ceremony in front of their guests. To the untrained eye, you wouldn't know this pretty ceremony wasn't legal, & there are countless options available to you with a celebrant led ceremony.
I have worked with several celebrants over the years & would be happy to discuss options with you, so if this sounds like something you'd like for your own wedding day then please get in touch on email@example.com
Well, if you're reading this this you've very sensibly decided to consider employing the services of a wedding planner. Good idea! but before you rush to sign contracts & hand over cash, here are a few questions you should ask - & to save repeating myself in a later post, I've given you my own answers too. I hope this helps put your mind at rest, send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can chat further about designing YOUR dream wedding day. Bxx
Naturally, this list isn't exhaustive. If you have ANYTHING else you'd like to know, please do get in touch on email@example.com - I look forward to hearing from you soon. Bxx
Picture the scene. You've booked me as your wedding planner, you've told me what you want your wedding day to look like, I've promised you I'll create a mood board & colour palette for you, but what do I do to create these lovely bits of eye candy for you? Well I go to my favourite resources!
I've listed my top 5 below, but to be honest there are about 20-30 places I use to design & create weddings haha.
Pinterest - first stop for me is Pinterest, where I'll create a secret board & then comes the fun bit... Sourcing images that match your theme. Its really exciting to see a group of images right there in front of you, giving a little glimpse into just how special your day will look! I then grab all these images together & create a story book, mood board & colour palette to really get your pulse rating.
Rock n Roll Bride mag - I'm sure you've heard of this publication, if not then please do check it out! Rock & Roll Bride is the brainchild of Kat, it's the only specifically alternative magazine in circulation. Kat also writes a blog (of the same name, find it here: *click here* ) & even a book published. If alternative, quirky weddings are your scene then check her out, you won't regret it!
Rock My Wedding blog - Again, Rock My Wedding is brilliantly inspirational for anyone planning an unconventional wedding. (*click here* ) I love looking through everyone's amazing weddings & collating ideas & inspiration for my own couples.
Unconventional Wedding website - This website is PACKED with inspiration & wedding suppliers, all based around, well, unconventional weddings. (*Click here*) They feature real weddings, have wedding suppliers, ideas for wedding themes, a blog... pretty much anything you need to create a unique wedding.
My own wonderful wedding suppliers list - now of course, I wouldn't be ANY kind of planner if I didn't mention those who time & again pick up my calls, take my couple's & my ideas, & create AMAZING wedding days. My suppliers are without doubt the backbone to my business. After all, what kind of wedding would you have without suppliers to realise your dream? So a bit of a public THANK YOU to everyone of them who helps me daily
Right, now you've seen a bit if an insight into how I work, aren't you excited about us working together to design & create a wedding as unique as you are? Email or call & let's have a chat about just how quirky YOUR wedding will be. Bxx
I'm a qualified wedding planner dedicated to designing & creating weddings for alternative couples. Because everyone deserves a wedding as unique as they are