The Planning Hub, your new wedding planning resource!

WHAT IS THE PLANNING HUB?

Join us in The Planning Hub at select Wedding Shows for complimentary wedding planning advice from top Wedding Planner, Natalie Lovett of Love to Plan Ltd

The importance of live music on your wedding day

Dinner Jazz Sax - Graeme Budd

Key video points:

 

  • Creating atmosphere and ambience
  • A visual aspect for your day
  • Choosing appropriate music styles for the wedding day
  • Set up organisation, timings and wet weather contingencies
  • Musician flexibility and professionalism

Making the right live music choices for your wedding day

The DeciBelles – Joanna Deacon & Donna-Kate Wilson

Key video points:

 

  • Think about your music choices carefully…lyrics, timings and your audience
  • The importance of contracts and insurance
  • Gain a rapport with your band / musicians and listen to them live
  • Keep the band and bar in the same place!  Do not separate your guests
  • Make sure your band/musician style their set to your day, and make it personal to you

Why choose magic entertainment for your wedding day

Andy Cole Magic – Andy Cole

Key video points:

 

  • The big benefits for having magic entertainment at your wedding
  • How it can break the ice and fill the lulls!
  • When is the best time to have entertainment?
  • What kind of magic does Andy Cole specialise in?
  • ...and he shows us a little trickery!

PHOTOGRAPHY

How to choose the best photographer for your wedding

Graham McCallion Photography  - Graham McCallion

Key video points:

 

  • Meet many photographers and trust your instincts – you have to like them!
  • The importance of your photographer focusing on you having a great day
  • Let your photographer guide you
  • How long it should take to get the family shots
  • Ensuring you choose a professional, what to look for and what to request
  • The importance of a photographer’s dress code

Getting the best from your wedding photographer

Barefoot Photography – Clare Woolford

Key video points:

 

  • Why you should think in advance about the images you want, and allow time for them
  • Choosing the right photography style for you
  • The importance of being taught to pose
  • Communication, communication, communication!  With everyone!
  • Always have a pre-wedding shoot!

How to look your very best in your wedding photographs

Barefoot Photography – Clare Woolford

Key video points:

 

  • The importance of professional hair stylists, makeup artists and good underwear!
  • Make sure your wedding dress fits properly
  • The difference between standing front on, and posing your body
  • Twisting, lengthening and popping to look feminine and sexy!
  • How to look graceful and enhance your curve

HAIR STYLING

Night before, and morning of hair preparations

Updoo – Stacey Johnson

Key video points:

 

  • What NOT to do with your hair the night before your wedding
  • How to prepare your hair on your wedding morning
  • What to wear on the morning of your wedding
  • Hair stylist wedding preparations
  • Hair styling wedding day timings

The Hair Stylist’s Booking Process

Updoo – Stacey Johnson

Key video points:

 

  • The importance of the booking form and ‘saving the date’
  • When to book your wedding hair trial
  • What to have in readiness for your hair trial
  • Who you should bring to your hair trial and how long it should take
  • The itinerary of your wedding morning styling – and no surprise guests please!

How to get your wedding hair style right

Lisa Ellis Hair & Make Up – Lisa Ellis

Key video points:

 

  • Contact and meet a number of hair stylists and get a feel for them
  • The style of your wedding and how it affects your chosen style, use of Pinterest
  • The importance of a hair trial, and feeling comfortable
  • Getting you hair’s condition right and night before preparation
  • The benefits to choosing a professional stylist, and why you should trust them

CHILDCARE

Why a wedding creche is so invaluable for your wedding day

ELF sitters – Emma Fursman

Key video points:

 

  • Why a creche works whether you’re inviting children to your day or not
  • How a creche is organised to give you and the parents peace of mind
  • Very cost effective, and varies depending on the children involved
  • Set up requirements
  • It allows everybody on your guest list to have a great day!

VENUE BOOKING

Key considerations when choosing your wedding venue

Wrag Barn – Tracey Lee and Wayne Toney

Key video points:

 

  • Be flexible on your dates to gain your ideal venue
  • Know your wedding budget...and stick to it!
  • Make sure your venue is flexible to your needs
  • The best time of day to get married
  • Make sure your venue really cares and keeps everything looking great
  • Check on set up limitations / restrictions

VENUE STYLING

Choosing a wedding colour scheme / theme

Venues Covered – Steph Hobbs

Key video points:

 

  • Where to start when choosing a colour scheme / theme
  • When to choose as wedding colour scheme / theme
  • What to avoid when making your colour / theme choices
  • Working with colour tones and complimentary colours
  • Bringing in your personalities and adding the wow factor

Considerations when making your venue styling / decorative

Venues Covered – Steph Hobbs

Key video points:

 

  • Venue type and their impact on styling – how to work with the venue’s scheme
  • Venue / wedding timing restrictions and how to adapt to your decorative plans
  • Scammers – if it looks too good to be true, it generally is
  • When to get alarm bells and how to ensure that you book a great company
  • Gaining reassurance via correct paperwork

Getting the best out of your wedding day set up

The Fab Gift Boutique – Sandra Trusty

Key video points:

 

  • Keeping children entertained at your wedding
  • Plan all decorative elements well in advance
  • Choosing decorative items to enhance and complement your venue
  • Why you should hand your wedding set up to a professional
  • Why you should hire decorative items rather than buy them

FLOWERS

Top tips on making the right floral choices

Wendy House Flowers – Louise Joachim

Key video points:

 

  • What to take with you to your consultation and being open about your budget
  • What bouquet suits you – how your florist will guide you
  • Choosing the right flowers and colour range – the importance of a blend
  • Flower selection and the impact on your budget
  • Allow your personality to shine through

How to hold your bouquet and put on a buttonhole

Wendy House Flowers – Louise Joachim

Key video points:

 

  • Wedding bouquets styles and how to hold them correctly
  • The benefits of holding your bouquet correctly
  • The benefits of having jugs / vases of water at your reception venue
  • How to pin a buttonhole on correctly
  • Which side to pin your buttonhole – male / female

VIDEOGRAPHERS

The benefits to hiring a wedding videographer

James Thomas Weddings - Will & James

Key video points:

 

  • Finding the best wedding videographer for you
  • Why should you have a wedding videographer and the great benefits?
  • How a wedding video acts as a memory and the audio of the day
  • The big advantages of a ‘highlights’ film over a 2 hour video
  • The story and emotion that a wedding video gives you

MARQUEES

Unravelling the mystery of wedding marquees

Richardson Marquees – Angela King

Key video points:

 

  • It’s not cold and wet, it’s warm, bright and airy
  • Unique, bespoke and flexible – the key marquee benefits
  • Decorative marquee options to make it your own
  • Practical marquee considerations
  • Suitability for all seasons – not just for a summer’s day!

PHOTO BOOTHS

Photo Booths at your wedding – add the fun factor!

Picture Perfick – Pauline Godwin

Key video points:

 

  • What is an ‘open’ photo booth, and the benefitsLooking after yourself and having a positive mindset
  • Where to position your photo booth and discuss with your venue
  • The importance of seeing the booth and meeting the personnel
  • The best time for a photo booth to be in action
  • The importance of a contract, insurance and PAT testing

CATERING HIRE

The value of having ice cream at your wedding

Rays Ice Cream – Hadi Brooks

Key video points:

 

  • The best times to add ice cream to your wedding day
  • It’s an ice breaker, a talking point and fun!
  • It’s for little kids…and big kids too!
  • Tailoring your ice cream flavours and set up
  • It’s about the cost of a drink per person

 


 


 


 

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