After the romance and excitement of the engagement, it can seem a daunting task to start planning your wedding day and ensure that you manage to secure the venue, photographer etc on the day that you want to get married.
This would be an easy task if no-one wanted to get married in the same venue, on the same day, and book the same photographer, but let’s face it, popular venues and photographers are going to be booked well in advance. So, try and plan well ahead of time and book those aspects of your wedding where you don’t want to settle for your second choice.
Whether it is a church or civil ceremony, most couples will begin their planning by selecting their venue. If you aren’t familiar with the venues in your area, Denise will be happy to have a casual chat to you about the best wedding venues. As an experienced wedding photographer, she will be able to advise you on the features in each of the venues that she has visited, and whether they have the facilities to suit the type of wedding photography you would like. You could also check out Denise’s wedding venues page which features some of her recent wedding photography.
With the venue and the photographer safely booked, you’ll need to think about the type of music you want for your reception. Wedding bands are also often booked well in advance, so it is best to get this arranged as soon as possible. Check out this website which lists popular wedding pianists and piano music for weddings and the Cover Band, London. Don’t forget the children when planning your wedding entertainment. Mollys Toybox offer a fantastic wedding creche service, making sure that the children have a fabulous time.
Many couples book their wedding cars as soon as they have their venue arranged. However, it is a good idea to consider your colour scheme for your wedding before you book your cars. White wedding cars are great if you have chosen a coloured wedding dress, but may prove a bland background for the traditional white gown. You will also want your wedding car to complement the colour of your bridesmaids dresses.
After choosing your colour scheme you can also start to think about the type of wedding cake that you would like. There are so many different styles available nowadays. A good place to start would be to check out the fabulous wedding cakes by Pretty Cakes of London.
There are a plethora of great resources online which provide planning and organisational advice. Have a look at the Ice The Cake website, which is full of inspiration and lists of suppliers.
For the brides and bridesmaids, remember to book your hairdresser and make up artist. Many of our brides have been delighted with the work of Hanna Wildman, a great make up artist based in Guildford. Alternatively, Victoria Baker can advise on the style and look that would suit your facial features, and choice of wedding gown and veil. And to look your best for the Big Day, have a look at some of the beauty treatments available in Institut De Beauté
Unless you purchased your wedding rings when you got engaged, you will also need to select a ring which will complement your engagement ring. Wedding Rings Direct have a marvellous array of quality wedding rings that you can select online.
If you need any advice on your wedding photography requirements, or just want an informal chat about the type of photography that Denise can provide, please do not hesitate to ring or send an email requesting a callback or an appointment.
Finally, remember, this is your Big Day. The most important thing is that you enjoy every moment!