FAQs and expert advice about wedding planning

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Herts and Beds Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourhertsbeds.wedding

 

A day to remember

A day to remember

Q. We've just started planning our festival-themed wedding for next summer, but we're not sure where to start. How we can make our vision come to life?

A. Tichea Brade says: First things first, think about what you want the wedding to look and feel like on the day. Take the time to write down ideas and create a moodboard with different venues, props, outfits, entertainment, décor and catering options to bring the theme to life. This will help you understand what's most important to you both and help you stick to a budget.

The next stage is to find the perfect venue and get that booked. Finding the right location is a major factor when creating your dream-wedding look, so make sure to visit lots of properties with the moodboard to show venues what you have in mind.

It's then time to find other vendors, booking a stylist like myself for the day is a big must and it's important to find a company that's created events that you love the look of. Book the supplier right at the beginning of your planning journey because the team will work hard to not only save you time, but sometimes save you money.

Tichea Brade, Carmela Wedding & Events
www.carmelaweddings.co.uk

 

Wedding BFF

Wedding BFF

Q. What are the benefits of having a wedding planner for our special day?

A. Vikki Richman says: A wedding planner will be able to help in so many ways at your wedding, from the set-up to being at your side for whatever's needed. The most significant result of our job is allowing you to relax and enjoy the day while leaving all the behind-the-scenes and stress for us.

We can deal with the million and one questions that appear at every wedding, round guests up and fend off the family so you can have a few moments to yourselves. If you've left something in another part of the venue, we'll find it. We can bring reassurance and peace-of-mind with our box of tricks (full of pins and tape of every sort), our wealth of experience and our calming ways which are second to none.

Vikki Richman, Your Wedding Friend
www.yourweddingfriend.co.uk

 

The perfect day

The perfect day

Q. I'm trying to plan our wedding, but I'm finding it overwhelming. How can you help?

A. Vikki Richman says: A wedding planner will help cure that feeling of being overwhelmed as we can take on any of the more difficult tasks. Divide and conquer is how I work, so you get to keep doing the bits that give you the most joy, and I do the dull, hard and more tedious bits, and it doesn't just have to be the admin. Just think of us as your fairy godmother, the friend you can rely on whatever the task – we don't have to cost the earth either.

Vikki Richman, Your Wedding Friend
www.facebook.com/YourWeddingFriend

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