Wonderful advice for your wedding day. Part 2.

I hope you enjoyed the first blog covering this subject. If you missed it, here it is. Here is more wonderful advice from some wedding suppliers I have worked with.

I have been speaking to colleagues in the weddings and events industry, asking them what advice they would give to their couples when planning a wedding. Some are business related but some are just wonderful snippets of advice. This is a blog definitely worth reading.

Happy reading and please, if you have a minute, let me know what you think.


If you want your wedding flower budget to stretch further, let your florist decide the flowers. This is a big one for me and I am happy to say that a lot of my couples trust me and do exactly this. Show your florist your inspirational photos and let your florist design to meet your style, not the exact flowers in the images. You will get a lot more bangs for your buck this way.


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The very clever Owen Mathias shared these wise words, I knew nothing about this. “Photographers always talk about the ‘golden hour’, that time just after sunrise and just before sunset when the sunlight has to travel through more atmosphere, deflecting more blue light, and giving you more flattering and dramatic lighting. Check the sunset times and golden hour times with your photographer before deciding when would be best.”


Image by  Owen Mathias Photography .  Flower by me.

Image by Owen Mathias Photography.

Flower by me.


Don’t freak out if you don’t have a clear vision for your wedding right away. The more you book your vendors and talk with them, the more your vision will become clear. It doesn’t always come naturally so have patience. Do not worry about making too many decisions right away. Leave your thoughts open and see what they keep returning to. This is especially important with long engagements.


Gorgeous Ami-Louise from Hair by Amy-Lou gave this piece of advice for the perfect wedding hair do. “Ensure you wash your hair the night before, bridesmaids included! Make sure your colours are done a week and half before the wedding so no colour is stained across the forehead. Most importantly, always have a trial to see what styles suit you and your dress best.”


Claire of the wonderful The Sweet Cake Kitchen gave this advice. When it comes to wedding cake decoration, adornments take time. The most inexpensive option is fresh fruits or flowers that, in some instances, can be applied by your wedding florist. On the high end are delicate sugar paste flowers, which are constructed by hand, one petal at a time. All add-ons do take time”. But Claire says “for the record, I think it's worth the cost.”


Cake by  The Sweet Cake Kitchen.  Image by  Naomi Llewellyn Photography.   Flowers by me.

Remember, the wedding cannot start without you. Whether you start exactly on time or 2 minutes late, no one will remember. Give yourself time to breath, just take a couple of moments to prepare and remember your day. Do not let yourself feel flustered or rushed. That being said, please don’t take the mickey and let your other half think you are a runaway bride.

Last blog next week! I hope you have enjoyed reading them so far.


Thank you to everyone that has contributed to this blog. More to come next week.

Owen Mathias Photography.

ByJo wedding stationery.

The Sweet Cake Kitchen.

Lloyd Jones Photography.

Kirsty Rowlands make up artist.

Amy-Louise from Hair by Amy-Lou

Anne-Marie Merlini