Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

5 key questions:

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Where you begin your personal wedding planning journey really depends on how you visualise your marriage taking shape. Most of us live in an era where we struggle to find extra hours as we rush from one demand on our precious time to another, where often just finding time to even think about what you might like for your significant celebration is tricky.  Consider this short list and step into the magical world of wedding planning confident you are heading in the right direction.

  • Have you chosen a date, place and venue?
  • Have you a budget you will work to?
  • Are you a creative looking to DIY your wedding, with support from family & friends?
  • Do you need help with the design and styling?
  • Do you need help with the administration, the coordination and on the day management?
  • Have you identified key suppliers who you can work with?

These considerations will help you highlight where you will want additional support, advice and guidance. The answers will be quite different for every couple but using the services of experienced professional planners for all or part of the above will allow you those moments to reflect and take in the whole experience confident in the knowledge you are in safe hands.

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Shortlist planners who fit your brief and arrange a consultation. These are invariably complimentary and will give you a good idea if you are a good fit. Personality, compatibility and a good close working relationship will be vital. An experienced planner will have all the answers, and more that arise during this exciting time, and will often not only be the planner, but your designer and stylist too. They will save you hours of research and add value to your budget. Their advice and support will be invaluable, they will be the calming confidant, fully understanding how you are feeling at each stage. They will be inspiring and thought provoking, discussing ideas with you that have meaning to you both as you celebrate your love for each other.

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Your Wedding Planner Does More Than Just Wedding Planning

As the considerations are seemingly endless the earlier you discuss your plans with a professional the less likely you are to encounter any issues that were so important to you. These could be restrictions at your venue that don’t allow naked flames or even insisting on their preferred suppliers, it could be crazy weather, your timings, the additional costs that squeeze your budget or noise restrictions that exclude your favourite band. Saving precious time early in the process could be the best wedding decision you make.

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Design & Styling

And one of the best pieces of advice I could give would be to carefully consider any decision to style your own wedding. It is an exciting time and if you are a creative with passion and vision for how your wedding will look I know you will be tempted to enlist the help of your bridal party to place your pretty details in your beautiful venue. You will want to oversee the proceedings whilst liaising with your hand picked suppliers, but the reality is you rarely have the time and your photographer and hair and makeup team will be calling you. Your closest friends and family will want to shower you with love and attention, and you will feel under pressure. A talented team of stylists will bring calm and joy to your most memorable of occasions. Enjoy this magical time and don’t be afraid to ask for expert advice.

Looking forward to hearing from you x

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The Devil Is In The Detail
sequin banquet style wedding table

Shortlised For Best UK Wedding Florist – last chance to vote …

When we received the email that began – Congratulations Pamella Dunn Events has been shortlisted for For The Best Wedding Florist we couldn’t have been happier. And now it’s all down to the public vote and you can vote here Best Wedding Florist ….

From hundreds of entries we had been shortlisted by the gorgeous people at hitchedYou & Your Wedding, and Perfect Wedding Magazine. Our wedding flowers are our passion. When planning and styling beautiful weddings with our clients our knowledge, experience, style and creativity inspire the collaboration. The designs are personal, reflecting the unique personalities and vision of each and every wedding. Designing beautiful wedding flowers for the bridal party is exciting and a really lovely experience, whether the client has a good knowledge of flowers or are looking for support and advice we stretch the imagination with ideas for super stylish florals.

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A natural ‘just picked’ bridal bouquet of green and white wedding flowers

Only the very best flowers are used in our wedding flowers. Quality is so important, and many pretty blooms are discarded as they simply don’t make the grade. Each bouquet and buttonhole is made with love, and time is taken to ensure each and every one is finished perfectly.

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A beautiful red rose bridal bouquet with soft asparagus fern

On trend wedding flowers for 2016 include soft colour palettes of apricot, blush and the palest of pinks. David Austin English Country Roses are our absolute favourite, and we loved creating these bride and bridesmaids bouquets for a stunning wedding at The Devonshire Arms Hotel

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David Austin Country Rose bride and bridesmaid bouquets

Gorgeous wedding photography by Georgia at Happily Ever Captured

With the main wedding party flowers designed we look to the table centrepieces, the church and venue flowers, where the scope to design stunning floral showstoppers is infinite. Consideration for the size and scale of the positioning is important along with the timings to allow for installation and take down following the event. The style and feel of your overall theme will influence the choice of flowers, the colours and the size of each display. The seating plan and table arrangements will be a major factor when designing centrepieces. With seasonal availability playing a large part too.

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Shimmering candle lit wedding table design

Beautiful wedding photography from Eleanorwoodruff Photography

Long low wedding centrepieces are perfect for a relaxed informal seating plan. With luxury pure white orchids keeping the design simple but full of impact.

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Luxury white phalaenopsis orchid centrepiece

I think you can probably tell I am over the moon to be shortlisted for our wedding flowers alongside the best of the best in the UK and your vote would mean so much. If you really love what we do please follow the link and vote before the deadline tomorrow – Thursday 11th February 2016. Vote here ….