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London wedding venues

A London wedding is a very special event. There are historic venues, classic venues, urban chic venues, museums, and moderns venues. There’s nothing that the city can’t offer. The reception venue sets the mood and atmosphere for your wedding celebration so if you can, visit the venue in person as the photos will not tell you how the venue feels, sounds, smells and is overall well equipped for your big day. Many people know within moments of setting foot onto the site if the venue sets the right backdrop for their wedding.

Before sourcing both ceremony and reception venues take some time with your partner to find your style. Would you like to surprise your guests? Make them laugh? Make them cry? Have them throw on their dinner suit and black tie or cowboy boots and straw hat? What’s your style? Have this show in your venue. A ballroom wedding is very different to a garden wedding. Have your style carry through your entire wedding and reflect this in all aspects of planning such as your invitations, wedding attire and transportation.

Classic Bride: You plan to wear your hair in a simple updo, you love classic A-line wedding gowns with simple lines and you want a venue that’s timeless. Try The Berkeley

London wedding venues

Chic Modernist: For the trendy bride. You’re up to date with fashion trends, eat at trendy restaurants and go to the hottest clubs. Your friends are expecting an eye popping celebration. Your venue should have modern appeal and amenities like the Kensington Roof Gardens

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Wedding stationery etiquette

Are you stuck on how to word your stationery?  Or afraid people will judge you for having incorrect wedding stationery etiquette?  Truth is, every couple will be wording their stationery a bit different than their best friend because wording is based around the person paying for the wedding and family relationships.  The person paying is referred to as the “host”.   Traditionally the hosts were the bride’s parents but in modern days it can be the couple themselves, both the bride and groom’s parents, the bride’s father and the bride’s step mother, or any anyone else.   Below are some of the most commonly used wedding invitation examples:

Bride’s parents as host
Mr and Mrs James Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Chloe
to
Mr Joseph Stanford
at St. Marys, London
on 25th May 2012
at 2 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Wallace Collection

Both sets of parents hosting
Together with their families
Chloe Smith
and
Joseph Stanford
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
at St. Marys, London
on 25th May 2012
at 2 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Wallace Collection

Bride and groom hosting
Chloe Smith
and
Joseph Stanford
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
at St. Marys, London
on 25th May 2012
at 2 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Wallace Collection

Bride’s parents divorced, both acting as host
Mrs Jane Birdsell
Mr James Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Chloe
to
Mr Joseph Stanford
at St. Marys, London
on 25th May 2012
at 2 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Wallace Collection

Let us know if you have any etiquette questions and we’ll be happy to help you! Contact us here.

Do I need wedding insurance? A true story

Who needs wedding insurance? Everyone! Regardless of budget, size, or destination. I know this purchase is on the back burner during your wedding plans but it can save you thousands of pounds if something goes wrong. Plans start at £50 which is nothing in comparison to fees you would encounter in the event of a claim.

Let me tell you about an unfortunate situation that happened a few weeks ago at one of our weddings… One of the suppliers backed into the front steps of a historic venue causing over £1,000 in damage to the steps. The bride and groom were responsible for paying this as it took place on their wedding day. Although we had witnesses, the supplier refused to pay so we took it up with their insurance company. Luckily the insurance company paid for the entire thing and left the newlyweds to enjoy a stress free start to their marriage. Their plan was only £65.

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Amanda Watson

Amanda Watson Photography