A Wedding Like No Other at Allerton Manor

A Wedding at Allerton Manor is like no other. Arriving through the lush green surroundings from the leafy suburbs of Allerton, South Liverpool, you are greeted by the spectacular grade II listed building that is home to The Hay Loft.

The unique setting can accommodate up to 80 guests for the ceremony & wedding breakfast and a further 40 guests for the evening’s celebrations. With a private bar and outdoor terrace, The Hay Loft allows for the most intimate of weddings, there is no better place to take your vows and start your new life together.

Allerton Manor has availability in December 2021 for a spectacular winter wedding & the subsequent months of 2022 with your nearest and dearest.

Allerton Manor also hosts monthly wedding fayres where you can enjoy Prosecco and Canapes as you view the space set up for a wedding whilst meeting our wonderful wedding team.

Please email events@allertonmanorgolfclub.com or call them on 0151 428 7490 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

County Brides Host First Virtual North West Wedding Awards

Following three postponements due to Covid, County Brides weren’t prepared to let suppliers miss out on a well deserved celebration, so marked the 10th anniversary of The North West Wedding Awards with a virtual ceremony.

On Wednesday 2nd December, the event saw over 1,100 follow along via video link and social media, making the night a huge success.

Over the past year, County Brides received a record breaking 10,000 votes from newly married couples recognising more than 2,400 wedding suppliers for their outstanding work. With a total of 315 finalists, there were 36 deserving winners on the night. 

Although the event was virtual, it didn’t stop guests from celebrating. Across The North West, nominees donned their glad rags and popped bottles to recognise their success in what has been an undoubtedly hard year for the industry. 

Throughout the evening, guests were encouraged to network virtually and share their celebrations on social media, making it as interactive as possible given the circumstances.

Managing Director, Duane Thornborough, said “We wanted to take tonight to have some escapism from the events of 2020. This has been one of the hardest years yet for the wedding industry and it was important to us to make sure these fabulous people got the credit and recognition they deserve.”

“On the night we were also able to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity, Destination Florida Children’s Charity. Guests made kind donations via text, which will help to take children with life threatening and life limiting medical conditions on a magical holiday to Florida.”

Donations are still being taken for the charity and if you are able to and would like to, you can text DFCC to 70085 to donate £10.

The evening was a huge success and County Brides would like to thank all of the companies who helped to put the evening together.

Winners

Best Accessory
Save the date by Lily

Best Bridal Retailer
Liverpool Bridal Boutique

Best Cake & Sweet Treats
Cake O’Clock

Best Menswear
SG Menswear

Best Venue Stylist
Emma Jane Events

Best Florist
Jacqui O

Best Artificial Florist
Card-en Party

Best Transport (Classic)
Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars

Best Transport (Modern)
Century Wedding Cars

Best Travel Agent
Cumbria Travel

Best Occasion Wear
Te Amo Bridal

Best Bridesmaid
Little Betty’s Boutique

Best Photobooth/Mirror
Jolly Good Photo Company

Best Male Photographer
R W Photography

Best Female Photographer
Julie Winspear Photography

Best Videographer
Capture My Big Day

Best Stationer
Stationery Queen

Best Jeweller
Henry D Johnstone

Best Entertainment Act
The Sing-a-Long Waiters

Best DJ
Steve Mitchell

Best Entertainment Agency
Ice Entertainment UK

Best Entertainment Non-Musical
Big Wow Events

Best Hair
Danielle Broughton Evans

Best Beauty Health & Well Being
Nikki Webb

Best Venue – No accommodation
The Oaktree of Peover

Best Venue – Cheshire
Sandhole Oak Barn

Best Venue – Lancashire
West Tower

Best Venue – Merseyside
Mecure Haydock Hotel

Best Venue – Cumbria
Skitby House

Best Venue – Manchester
Manchester Hall

Best Toastmaster
The Tall Toastmaster

Best Caterer
Vanilla in AllSeasons

Best Ceremony Provider
Cheshire East Registration Service

Best Wedding Co-Ordinator
Amber Kirkby – The Villa Wrea

New Business of the year
I Do Designs

County Brides Business of the year
Adeava Bridal

 

Main Sponsor

County Brides & Events Limited – Wedding Magazine & Events

List of suppliers

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa

Hipswing Events – P.A., Lighting, Stage & Filming

Carrs Jewellers– Awards

Jon Holling – DJ 

UTC Events – Entertainment

Live Piano – Entertainment

 

Prize donations 

Jo’s Couture Cakes

West Tower

Destination Florida

Nikki Jaye MUA

Ridgway Caterers.

 

 

 

Had to Postpone your Wedding? Here are 5 Ways to Celebrate your Original Date

Ending up with a postponed wedding is never in wedding plans. If you’re a bride or groom whose wedding date was affected by Covid-19, or anything else for that matter, we are really sorry and we’re here for you!

Sometimes life throws you a major curve ball and the best you can do as a couple is to navigate it together. Whilst all manner of emotions and grief are completely normal in making this decision, just know that a postponement is just that, a postponement. Your wedding day will arrive. And it will be all the more joyous and wonderful because of what you and your partner have been through.

But once you’ve crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s on your hopeful new wedding date, what do you do for the original one? Cancel the world and stay under your duvet? Maybe. Or use it as a way to extend the celebration of your love and commitment to each other? That sounds much better to us!

We know it will almost be impossible to truly ‘celebrate’ on what was supposed to be your big special day, but to help you along the way a bit, we have put together 5 ways you can celebrate your original wedding date.

1. Break out the Old Photos

If there were ever a time to reminisce about your relationship and take a trip down memory lane, then today’s the day! Take this time to step back, have a day in, and go through all your old photos, love notes, emails or texts.

Strip back to the core of your relationship and relive the day you met and see how your love grew to what it is today. Fall in love all over again. And of course, take the time to remind your partner what it is you love about them. 

2. Go Out for a Fancy Meal – or Order One In

Now that restaurants are starting to re-open, you could book to go to your favourite fancy restaurant and treat yourself to a gourmet meal. Don’t hold yourself back, treat yourself to a nice new dress – maybe in white as a nod to your original wedding date – and be as extravagant as you like when you go out. If you do decide to add a bottle of wine to your order, don’t forget to take a mask for the taxi ride home. 

Or, if you don’t feel comfortable going out just yet – you can support your favourite local takeaway and order in instead. Make it special by dressing up, lighting some candles in your home, setting the table nicely and getting your nice dishes out. 

3. Hire Your Photographer for the Day

Escape from reality for the day. Put a picnic together and drive to your nearest National Park, or favourite local beauty spot, with your fiance. This could be the perfect time to get some special pictures that you can treasure with your partner. Just check with your photographer to see if they are open to a distanced photo session. 

If you already have your wedding dress, you could even put it on for the pictures if you feel like it. It was supposed to be your wedding day after all! Or, if you want to save the surprise, or believe it’s bad luck for your groom-to-be to see you in your wedding dress before the real wedding day, then you could find something else striking for the photo shoot.

4. Plan a Zoom Party with Your Family

Even though it’s sad you can’t celebrate your love for your fiance with your family in-person – you can always gather your close family friends together for a virtual Zoom party.

Tell stories to one another, play a few songs you had planned for your wedding party and have a laugh with the ones you love. You might also include a prompt for guests to share their favourite wedding advice or a heartfelt story about your relationship on the video call.

5. Take it Easy

Don’t plan anything – just take it easy. 

Sometimes doing nothing together is the best thing to do. Give yourself permission to laugh, to cry, to take action, or kick back and relax. If you want to sit on the couch with your fiancé and binge watch Netflix all day, do it!

If you want to put together some sort of celebration to pay tribute to the day, do it! But don’t feel like you have to. This pandemic was a serious blow to your wedding vision, and it’s okay to feel the feels. How you spend the “original” date is up to you and no one else.

 

Have you had to postpone your wedding due to COVID? Or have you had to change the tone of your ceremony to suit the times? Whatever your plans are – we’re here for you. If you need any help or advice on wedding planning on the North West, then feel free to get in touch with County Brides. Or, you can join us for one of our postponed wedding fayres, which will kick off again in September.

Base Aura now offering Live Streaming

With reduced guests, wedding videography has never been so important. For this reason we’re introducing Live Streaming of wedding ceremonies in all of our packages. This enables all friends and family to share the special moments of your wedding day via Base Aura Films. For booking enquiries please contact:

phil@baseaura.co.uk / 07901000438

www.baseaura.co.uk

https://vimeo.com/340260609

Our Tips for Planning your Wedding During COVID

It’s undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the wedding industry hard. With reduced numbers and strict limitations, many couples have had to postpone. 

Because of this, we appreciate that this will inevitably be a stressful period for any couple to try to plan (or re-plan) their big day. However, as always, we are here with some tips and resources to try and help you in this unusual situation.

Although these are difficult times, we should always remember – love conquers all!

Here are our tips for planning your wedding during COVID-19.

 

Remember that everything is figureoutable

Take a deep breath. Everything is going to be okay – we can figure this out. It’s not easy to plan a wedding right now, but it’s 100% possible. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by everything, repeat this mantra: Everything is figureoutable.

This moment in time won’t last forever. We will get through it. And anyway, think of the stories we’ll be able to tell our grandkids about those weird times when we all stuck inside our homes having to quarantine (and plan a wedding!). 

Book your suppliers ASAP

Due to so many weddings being postponed until next year, and some vendors sadly closing down, suppliers are now being booked up quicker than ever. If your wedding has been rearranged, you should contact your original suppliers as quickly as you can to ensure they are still available for your new date. 

Not only will this give you peace of mind, but your supplier will also appreciate the promise of your custom in this time of need. 

Alternatively, if you’re currently planning your wedding for 2021 and you have your eye on your dream supplier, make sure you contact them quickly as well before their diary becomes fully booked with both new and rearranged weddings.

Our Tips for Planning your Wedding During COVID

Give your wedding party fashion freedom

Since it’s pretty hard to physically go shopping with your bridal party at the moment – why not take advantage of the mix-and-match dress trend? All you’ll need to do is give your bridesmaids the colour palette and style you’ve chosen for your wedding, along with the freedom to pick their own ensemble. 

Not only will your bridal party appreciate your flexibility, but you’ll save loads of time on wedding party shopping trips. Plus, your bridesmaids can choose something fabulous from their closets or purchase something from a bridal shop that they’ll no doubt wear again. 

You can even spread the wardrobe freedom across your whole wedding party and allow your guests to come in whatever they please, well, within reason! 

Use the time to create your own decorations

If you’re still on furlough, or self-isolating in your house after work, then you might have a bit more down-time than usual on your hands. Why not put this time to good use and get your imagination flowing with some arts and crafts? 

Take a look through YouTube, Pinterest and/or Instagram for some inspiration and guidance on how to make DIY wedding decorations, invitations or favours from your own home. When your wedding day finally rolls around, being surrounded by things that you spent hours carefully crafting will make it even more special.

Our DIY Favours board on Pinterest is brimming with ideas. 

Get booking your appointments

Many suppliers are now back open and able to book in meetings. So, contact your local bridal shop to get a date in the diary to get searching for that all important dress again! 

Other vendors such as photographers, make-up artists, caterers and more will be back taking appointments soon if they’re not doing so already. Get in touch to see when they’re available to get your planning well and truly back on track. 

Ask for virtual tours and samples in the post

If you’re shielding or can’t make in-person appointments, many venues and suppliers are offering virtual tours and online meetings. We know it’s not quite the same seeing a venue, or a product/service, through a screen – it’s the next best thing to being there in person.  

Alternatively, if seeing something virtually just isn’t cutting it for you, some suppliers are able to send you samples of their products to try at home before making the decision to book them i.e. cake samples, fabric samples, or they could send photos/videos of their work to you. Think of it in this way – you can test out your entire wedding from the comfort of your own sofa!

 

Update your guest list and reprint your invites

It’s a shame, but you may need to consider if you had already had your save the dates or invitations made with your original date, they will most likely need to be reprinted with your new date on. 

If your rearranged date isn’t for another year, you will probably need to rethink your guestlist again. You may find that people aren’t able to attend anymore, or alternatively, you may have made new friends (maybe those neighbours you’ve got pretty close to after all those chats over the Thursday night NHS celebrations and the VE day socially distanced street parties!), and therefore you will have new guests who you would like to add onto your invite list.

 

Look on the bright side

These past few months have been difficult and challenging for many of us, but It’s not all doom and gloom. There are still positives to come out of this situation. One of those might be the extra time you’ve had to get to really get to know your wonderful fiance ahead of your wedding, or maybe the time you’ve got to spend with your new baby as a family.  

Or maybe you’ve been apart from your loved ones, and you’ve had to slow right down and take a step back to get to discover who you are before stepping into the role as a “wife” or a “husband.” 

Or, more practically, you may have saved some money from not going out as much. So now you have a bigger wedding, or honeymoon, budget! 

Whatever it may be, there is always a silver lining. These are moments that you wouldn’t have had if it was ‘business as usual’, so try to look on the bright side and let yourself get excited for your 2021/2022 wedding! 

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Guest Blog by Nikki Webb: How to get that Wedding Day Glow

Every bride wants to have good skin but stress and other pre-wedding factors can make it difficult to achieve that flawless glow. Here’s makeup artist, Nikki Webb’s, top tips.

Skin! We all have it but we don’t always take good care of it!

With the wedding date set, the dress on order and the preparations for your bridal makeup look fully underway, there is always something almost every bride forgets to put on their list. SKINCARE! I know, it might be a minor thing to add to your ‘to do’ list but as a makeup artist its one of the first things we discuss on your trial. 

For me, YOUR skin does half of my job! On your wedding day, you will always have that gorgeous Bride glow. The products you apply are the bonus to your radiance with your glow and natural beauty shining through. 

Here are my top secrets, my favourite recommendations for all of my beautiful brides to be. Its as easy as 1, 2, 3…Cleanse, tone and moisturise anything else is a bonus. 

 

Micellar Water

I always use a Micellar Water, the Garnier version is my number 1 go-to. I use it every morning to clean my face. I feel like it hydrates and gives that perfect clean shine before applying my skincare products. 

 

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Just where to begin? This is a little pot of gold! It’s a personal favourite. I always like to recommend a product I have personally tried and tested. This is a great day moisturiser; light, has SPF and reduces fine lines. It’s an all-round winner for all skin types! It’s actually is a miracle!

Tropic Skincare

I love the ABC collection. I feel it is great for normal skin! The cleanser is super light and takes off all of your makeup, even waterproof products.

The toner is super refreshing, it sounds ridiculous, but it’s not too wet. It’s a lovely balance that doesn’t leave you feeling too sticky so even if you have very little time for a skincare routine before your makeup and before bed is perfect for this combo. The ingredients and smell of these products are divine. 

Not forgetting to moisturise, The skin feast is very lightweight and leaves your skin feeling incredible. No…I do not work or sell the products personally, I just love them! – They also do a skin mask that you can choose more personal to your preference! Perfect right! And even better that they come in a set, SO EASY!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid

This is AMAZING!! It’s just something else for those with dry skin. It hydrates and reduces the dryness instantly. I use this on a wedding morning to give that added bridal glow.

 

Vitamin E

This is the secret to a good moisturiser for dry skin too. Literally any product that boosts this will be the one for you. The Alpha-A H Vitamin E is a rich serum. It is not a moisturiser but it has the same benefits. It’s not thick and will not clog your pores; perfect for evening routines so your skin can still breathe whilst you sleep. For a cream, it always has to be Khiels Ultra Facial Cream. It’s written on the tin and it is actually great for all skin types.

Mario Bades CU Oil Moisturiser SPF17

Oily skin needs lots of moisture too. For best results always look for a water-based or oil-free products. Mario Bades CU Oil Moisturiser SPF17 even has SPF in for additional benefits. I double this up as a primer before my makeup, it’s super silky and absorbs into the skin instantly. SPF is great to protect your skin from the sun. This cream is super rich and definitely one to invest in. 

 

The Tea Tree Range by The Bodyshop

The Bodyshop has some great products for problem skin. Not only is it really affordable, but there’s not one piece of the range I don’t use for my clients. The mattifying lotion is great to use before makeup as a primer, it keeps your makeup on ALL DAY! Got a blemish, no problem! The Targeted gel hits the target and helps to tone down the colour before applying makeup, hey presto, goodbye blemish!

Rodial Dragons Blood Jelly Eye Patches

My puffy eyes and dark circles are the bane of my life but the Rodial Dragons Blood Jelly Eye Patches soothe puffiness, hydrate and smooth out the area. Teamed with Rodial Pink Diamond Lip and Eye Filler, dark circles literally disappear. Absolutely needed on the wedding morning when you’ve been up all night with excitement. It is perfect for lips too! I apply this before my lipstick for that added kissing power. 

 

Masks

Masks are so personal, I always think these should be used as a deep cleanse weekly/fortnightly. I am always drawn to those that hydrate and have lots of vitamins. Dr. Botanicals has a great range that offers so many different benefits. I also love anything with coconut in, it smells amazing, protects and heals the skin as well as having antimicrobial properties that fight all bacteria preventing breakouts, rosacea and dry areas. 

 

When to start?

I recommend starting a skin care routine at least 6 months before the wedding day, you do not want to leave it too late in case of any allergies, reactions or blemish outbreaks. Most definitely NO trying anything new the week of the wedding. It’s already an overwhelming time and you do not want to add any more stress! With your new-found skincare routine try some BB and CC Creams instead of foundation for the days you don’t need full glam. The Laura Mercier ones are my ultimate favourites. They are perfect!

When else would be the right time than in the lead up to your wedding to create a skin care routine?

Now go shopping you beautiful bride to be and get your skin wedding ready!

 

Find Nikki’s website here: www.nikkiwebbmua.com/

Phone: 07833 464223

Email: hello@nikkiwebbmua.com

Guest Blog by Cheshire Bridal Wear: We’re Moving…

Hear the latest update from the lovely team at Cheshire Bridal Wear…

So 2020 hasn’t quite been the year we all hoped it would be, I think it’s fair to say that the last six months have been a bit of an ordeal for all of us!

We started this year with heavy hearts as we took the decision to close our Goose Green shop in Altrincham, it was one of the most difficult decisions we’ve ever had to make but sadly we didn’t feel like we had another choice.

There were a number of competing issues we had to contend with but chief amongst them was the flooding. Since the renovation of Goose Green in 2016 we have experienced terrible trouble flooding during heavy rain. Every time we saw storms forecast our hearts sank as we would have to rush to put sandbags across the doors. It was pretty soul-destroying, and sadly each time we flooded it forced us to close the shop for a time so we could make repairs and re-fit.

Eventually, we had to say enough is enough, we received no help from local authorities and had no support from our landlord, combined with a change in atmosphere in Goose Green with new businesses coming in, something had to give.

One lovely part of our closing was that so many of our dresses found homes with some fabulous brides but still, it was so sad to say goodbye to a place where we’d made so many fantastic memories over the last 8 years. Then as we closed our doors, the whole country joined in with us! 

Corona Virus hit the UK like a wrecking ball and life changed for everybody, in amongst all this chaos we got to thinking about all those wonderful moments over the years and how in our heart of hearts we really didn’t want to give up on our dream, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that as of July 2020 Cheshire Bridal Wear is coming back!

We are opening up a brand new shop in the middle of Stockport’s historic old town! Our boutique will be offering the same high-quality gowns at unbeatable prices alongside an amazing collection of end of line dresses available on our outlet rail. 

We’re ready to show our brides that we haven’t lost sight of our passion and cant wait to meet more lovely brides and make fantastic new memories together! We are limited to one bride at any one time so be sure to phone ahead or email to book your appointment now!

 

Phone: 0161 927 9393

Email: sales@cheshirebridalwear.co.uk 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cheshire-Bridal-Wear

Website: http://www.cheshirebridalwear.co.uk/contact/

 

10 DIY Wedding Favour Ideas

 

Wedding favours come in a whole manner of shapes and sizes nowadays, so you really can get as creative as you like. Whether you’re on a budget or not, creating your own wedding favours can add a much more sentimental touch. 

From cocktails to sentimental notes, the possibilities are endless so, to get your creative juices flowing, here’s 10 DIY wedding favour ideas that won’t be left on the table!…

 

  1. Coffee 

Coffee lover? Why not give your guests their own little fix. Yes, it may not be the most obvious choice but it’s becoming a highly practical and popular type of favour. Simple and relatively cheap to make; give your guests something to take away that you know most (if not all) will use. You can get as creative as you like with this one and include a quote on the bag like “grounds for celebration” or “the perfect blend”… we’ll let you take it from here.

  1. Candles 

Who doesn’t love a good candle? We’re not saying you have to make these from scratch – it’s all in the decoration. Track down some scented votives like these and get creative with a personalised design. You could use ribbons and postal tags to add a personalised messages. Or, if you’re feeling particularly artistic, take metallic markers and draw your own designs onto the glass. 

 

  1. A cocktail in a jar

Who doesn’t love a little tipple to get the party started? Why not treat guests to their own mini cocktail to enjoy before the wedding breakfast? Another relatively simple one (depending on your cocktail mixing skills!) Head to Pinterest to hunt down some recipes – just be sure to check your measurements – no one wants to be sozzled before the evening begins. Decorate with a personalised label describing the cocktail. 

 

  1. Mini Meringues 

Tasty and light, they’ll be sure to go down an absolute treat. This is one you can do yourself with a few simple ingredients and a piping bag. Decorate with edible glitter (or whatever you fancy) and present them in mini boxes. 

 

  1. Sparklers 

Want to make those wedding photos truly magical? Give each guest a cute box of sparklers so they can help to lighten up your evening pictures. Plus, who doesn’t love a good sparkler?

  1. Personalised note

If you’re struggling with budget and don’t have much allocated to spending on favours, why not write a personalised note for each guest? Thank them for attending your big day and include a personal memory or two to make it truly personal. Sometimes, little touches like this can make all the difference and really show you care. 

10 DIY Wedding Favour Ideas

  1. A vintage book 

Literature fan? English teacher maybe? Share your passion by providing everyone with a vintage novel. You can pick them up in charity shops and second hand book stores for next to nothing and it’ll add a real personal touch. 

 

  1. A ‘mixtape’

This one is a throwback to the days of the good old mix tape. Load up your wedding playlist to USB sticks so guests can continue to enjoy the tunes after the party is over. 

  1. Temporary tattoos 

Ok, so not the ones you used to get when you were 6. We’re talking metallic gold and silver colours to match your theme. They’re particularly fun if you’re hosting a festival style wedding and will help guests really get into the spirit of things. You can find plenty of designs available on eBay, ready to be placed into a handmade, personalised envelope. 

 

  1. Mini soaps 

Like candles, this is a trinket that guests can take away and use. If you’re not up to physically making the soap, you can source bars online and then decorate the bags or holders with a personalised message. 

 

To sum up 

When it comes to wedding favours, it’s the thought that counts. Whether you have the budget or not, there’s plenty you can do to add a special touch. If you’re still suck for ideas, head on over to our Pinterest where you’ll find a goldmine of DIY wedding favour ideas. 

Guest Blog by Ice Entertainment: Our Top Tips on Choosing Your Wedding Suppliers

Paul and Steven from Ice Entertainment share their top tips on choosing your wedding suppliers.

We are in an unprecedented situation, one that has never happened in our  lifetimes. The pandemic has been awfully close to home affecting us personally as well as the business.

At Ice Entertainment, we didn’t know that the people we work with would become more than colleagues. We’ve been reflecting on how they are in our lives every day, more than immediate family and at a time like this it becomes more apparent that their impact within daily life is bigger than we ever imagined.

We are sat here considering the future of the industry, discussing what we can do to maintain our place in the industry and to keep in touch with our customers both past, present and future. Whilst we brainstorm over Facetime and zoom, we are ensuring that we stay present on social media. 

What was apparent from the discussions is that we want to keep positive and put a positive into the situation. The most redeeming fact is that people will always fall in love even under the most stressful times and circumstances.

Love stories happen and have brought people together. From there they have their engagement, they organise each others milestone birthday parties, they work hard to build a life together, they get invited to other couples’ weddings and then set the date for their own big day.

People will always want to celebrate, they will never stop getting married and we must be grateful to be part of an industry that will never end.

If you’re planning your big day at the moment, here’s our top tips on choosing your wedding suppliers: 

Speak to your wedding coordinator and venue about their recommendations based on suppliers that they work with and trust. There is a good reason why a hotel/venue will work with them, consistency and reliability are two very important factors in planning.

Research the suppliers, browse their social media, look at their testimonials, are they frequently posting? This can be a good indication of how in demand they are.

Speak to the supplier, you are potentially employing someone to work alongside you, do they put you at ease? Someone who you feel comfortable with and knows what they are talking about from experience; elaborate websites can be bought but you can’t buy experience. 

Never be afraid to ask questions. Your supplier is there to help you and will be used to working with people, any doubts you have please ask. The less stressed you are, the fewer doubts you have and the better your whole wedding experience will be.

Do they hold the relevant certificates required? So many individual companies take short cuts and sadly this can be at your expense.

Say thank you! In a time where everyone is busy and under stress, if everything went well, show support for your suppliers by sharing a good review and recommending them to others.

 

Stay safe and stay well

Paul Atkinson & Steven Kynaston (with a combined experience of over 50 years within the wedding and events industry)

 

Paul, Steve & the ICE Entertainment UK Family

www.iceentertainmentuk.com

0845 475 1020