Tag: wedding

21
Jan

Alternative Wedding Favour Ideas

We often find our couples in a bit of a pickle about what to offer to their guests as a favour. They know they want to give out something, they just can’t seem to decide on exactly what. You see, no bride wants her carefully thought-out wedding favours forgotten or left behind, and long gone are the days of thanking your guests with organza bags filled with sugar-coated almonds (yikes!). These days, anything goes, but remember to choose something that is in keeping with your theme, reflects your personality and will be adored by your guests. To help you make this all-important decision we’ve handpicked 5 of our favourite wedding favour alternatives to give you some inspiration.

 

1. Lollipop macaroons

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Fun, colourful and delicious – everyone loves macaroons. Choose from a selection of flavours and colours to suit your theme and present with a customised sleeve to add a bit of personality. Perfect for any couple looking for a sophisticated, yet nonchalant wedding favour.

 

2. Mix-tapes

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Remember waaaaaaaaay back to the mix-tape days? Create a CD of your favourite songs that tells your story as a couple or memories of your single days for your guests to take away. This gift will be sure to leave your friends and family reminiscing of all those good times. The key to this favour is all in the presentation – go one step beyond the plastic cover and design your very own pretty music label that works with your style.

 

3. A bit of bubbly

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Miniature bottles of champagne – it would be rude to say no! Spoil your guests with a bit of sparkle and they will obsess over these for the entire night. Pop-open these miniatures during the speeches making it the most luxurious favour of them all.

 

4. Lego men and women

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A personal favourite of ours! Whether your bridesmaid reminds you of Wonder Woman or your best man is Darth Vader obsessed, there’s a Lego man (or woman) for all your guests. A truly thought-out wedding favour that can reflect each guest’s personality, both adults and children will love this.

 

5. Midnight snack

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Who doesn’t love wedding favours that involve food? Once the dinner has been served, the bar emptied and the last song of the night played, treat all your guests with a midnight snack hamper before they leave. They’ll need it after showing off all their moves on the dance floor. Ideal for couples wanting something practical yet delicious.

 

(Images courtesy Pinterest)

20
Jan

7 Wedding Guarantees From Carriages

For us, our brides and grooms are so important and lets face it, no matter how much fun wedding planning can be, it is also one of the most stressful and confusing times a couple (and their families) go through. With that said, we are here to make things a little easier and to take the load off your shoulders so you can truly enjoy the months to come and not wish your special day away.

Just like the 7 vows made at the mandap, we’ve put together our very own 7 promises for all of our present and future brides and grooms-to-be, as a guarantee when you book our services.

1. Unlimited contact
Whether it is via the telephone, online or face-to-face, we guarantee to be there for all of our couples, no matter the time of day or even the time zone.

2. Exclusive supplier lists
We will give all of our couples a list of our amazing, trusted and reliable suppliers, who we know will work just as hard as we do to bring your vision to life.

3. Save you money
We promise to negotiate on your behalf and get you the best price possible.

4. Create a personal and memorable day
We will always incorporate your personal style and story into your special day to make it truly memorable for years to come.

5. Attention to detail
Whether it be setting up your favours and name cards to making sure the cake stand and knife are in place, we will take care of ever little detail so there are no last minute surprises.

6. Follow the event schedule
With a detailed event schedule put together months before the day, accounting for every minute along with contingency plans, we will ensure that everything runs according to your wishes.

7. Be the go to person
To make sure you and your guests enjoy the celebrations without worrying or running around, we will be on hand for you, your families, suppliers and guests. No request is too big or too small.

If you would like to book your complimentary consultation contact a member of our team on 0116 268 8804 or email us on enquiries@carriagesevents.co.uk.

06
Jan

How To Style Your Wedding Mandap

Choosing a wedding Mandap is one of the most important parts of your wedding as it will set the tone for the rest of the décor. If you’re going to have a particular theme, this needs to be reflected through your structure. Don’t just settle for any standard design – go ahead and think of ways to make yours stand out! There are so many ways to get creative and personalise your Mandap, which is why we’ve put together the following list for you:

1. Type

Style Alternative Mandap

When it comes to Mandaps there are so many different ranges to choose from. You can opt for a traditional wooden carved one, a simple frame which is draped in a range of different material, go for either a four or six pillar design, or even something completely different – like an acrylic structure. Get creative and make it personal, there’s no set style guide.

 

2. Lighting 

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There are so many ways to add an element of light to your chosen design. You can opt for candles to create a romantic ambience, lanterns to give a rustic feel or our personal favourite; chandeliers which will really give your event a sophisticated edge. But, don’t forget, if you have the opportunity, then nothing beats an outdoor celebration filled with an abundance of natural lighting.

3. Walk Way

Walk Way

Sadly, we feel that the aisle way is often neglected, which is a real shame considering the huge impact it has on the overall visual appeal of any wedding. Gone are the days when it’s necessary to have a red carpet running down the middle. Instead, think chic and elegant. Go for fresh flowers or candelabras displayed on podiums on either side of the aisle. To keep the traditional, religious elements intact you can have Ganesh statues places either at the top or bottom of the aisle.

4. Finer Details

4. Finer Details

Once you’ve decided on which Mandap you’re going with, think about what you can use to enhance the design. One trend is to have items hanging down; flowers, bells and lanterns would work quite nicely. Remember, your backdrops, flooring, and ceremony items all need to look the part too.

5. Seating

Floor Seating

You need to think carefully about your seating within the Mandap and for your guests. Are you having chairs, sofas, or lower, traditional stools to sit on? The less clutter around the Mandap the better, as it will help create a calmer vibe. When it comes to your guests’ chairs – think simplicity. Chiavali chairs are the style of the season and fairly easy to source, it’ll also save your décor company a lot of time as they’re not having to put out chair covers and bows. Or, why not go old-school and get your guests to have a comfy seat on the floor filled with soft cushions?

(Images courtesy: Pinterest)

05
Jan

7 Must-Have Wedding Trends For 2016

A new year brings with it a range of new styles and trends which are predicted to take the wedding industry by storm. Impress your guests by being bang on trend with our top picks for 2016!

1. Bold Lighting

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Lighting is so key for any event and in 2016 it’s really going to come to the forefront. This year is all about being bold. Whether you go for candles or statement chandeliers make sure you wow your guests with your lighting design.

 

2. Mix & Match Styles

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The days where you had to pick one theme and stick to it are well and truly gone. You can go vintage-Bollywood, rustic-meets-glam or even bring the outdoor inside with pops of colour. The year 2016 is all about mixing and matching different styles and layering textures to create unexpected, bold, yet gorgeous looks.

 

3. Patterns

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Don’t be afraid to make a statement at your event whether it be your linens, plates, invitations or other stationery. While colour is making a comeback, if you really want to take things to the next level then go for patterns and layer them up.

 

4. Loose organic Florals

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Brides want their weddings to be elegant and subtle but unfussy at the same time, which is why less structured floral arrangements are becoming more popular. Loose, wild romantic florals were big in 2015 and this trend will be carried into the new year, but enhanced with more organic outdoorsy elements such as feathers, greenery and wood.

 

5. Pre Wedding Cocktails

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Before the civil ceremony begins many couples are opting to treat their guest to some pre-ceremony cocktails to lighten the mood, helping the festivities to kick off before even taking their seats. This can be accompanied with a round of canapés or nibbles for the guests to mingle over.

 

6. Calligraphy

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We love beautiful hand-written calligraphy so it’s exciting to see it everywhere in 2016. We’re not just talking on the invites or paper goods, but from laser cut cake toppers to leaf place cards – calligraphy will be popping up everywhere.

 

7. Be Seated

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The typical round-table seating is now being faded out with couples tending to opt for a mix of either very long, rectangular tables, or a mix of long tables, surrounded by smaller square and round tables, to create a more intimate vibe. Lounge areas are also back in, helping to create a more informal vibe for cocktail and after-party hours.

(Images courtesy Pinterest)

23
Dec

Wedding Myth-Busters Part 1

There are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration when you begin wedding planning. You need to think carefully about your suppliers, the ceremony, your chosen venue and so on. People will often feed you all sorts of information when it comes to wedding planning, but we’re here to tell it to you exactly how it is. Here’s presenting the first part of our myth-buster series in which we put some of those common misconceptions to bed.

1. I don’t need any assistance on the day
Wrong! You are going to need someone to run your day. Whether it be your best friend, a family member or a purposely hired wedding planner, someone needs to be on hand to ensure all the suppliers are sticking to the plan and making sure timings are spot on. You could be the most organised person on in the world, however, you’re going to be far too busy to chase people while your standing at the altar or sitting in the mandap.

2. My caterer or décor company will bring along a dedicated event manager
There are some amazing companies out there who will really do a brilliant job with your event. But, please double check what it means if your caterer or décor company promise to bring along an event manager. You may think this is a substitute for a wedding planner – but it’s really not! They will most likely be managing their own staff on the day but may be too busy to deal with other suppliers, or other guests or family members. Just be sure to double check at the start and go in with your eyes open, as you don’t want any confusion on the day.

3. My guests will not complain
We are not going to lie; there will always be that uncle who will complain about the food being too spicy, or not spicy enough, or the music being too loud or the venue being too far. It’s going to happen. Trust us. You need to build up a shield to ensure you don’t let any of this get to you. It’s impossible to please everyone, and just remember; your wedding day is about you.

4. I will not burst into tears
So many brides think they’re going to make it through the day without getting tearful. While this might be the case for some, we think it’s always best to ensure you keep a handkerchief nearby. It’s not uncommon for even the strongest of brides (or grooms in some cases) to burst into tears at some point during the day.

5. I will be too stressed to enjoy the day
Who told you that? It’s your big day. You deserve to enjoy it. Some people may have had a bad experience on their wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you will too. If you do the hard work at the start and ensure you’re working with quality suppliers, you will be able to relax and party the night away like you deserve.

10
Dec

#ChairSwag: How To Make Your Wedding Chairs Stand Out

Chairs – they’re so simple really, and yet when it comes to wedding chairs it can be quite tricky to ensure they’re looking just right. Over the years we’ve been to plenty of events as guests, and sadly it seems like most people assume there’s only one way to dress their chairs, when in fact, it’s a great opportunity to unleash your creative side. Here are five different styling options:

1. Swept to the side

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This classic look is a favourite of ours and is complemented by the ghost chairs so well. This look will work for pretty much any theme and can be used for wedding chairs down the aisle, on the head table or even for seating for all the guests during an evening reception (though you may need to limit the bouquet to a single flower for budgeting purposes). While here it’s pink on pink, with peach and ivory, you can use bright contrasting colours if your theme is more exuberant.

2. Soft ruffles

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This look is so chic and glam at the same time and would be perfect for a vintage-glitz event – think Great Gadsby. The soft ruffles add a touch of warmth to the decor, and the plus point of covering the majority of the chair with material, is that you can really bring out the colours of your theme. The downside..more material equals more time and more money.

3. Mr & Mrs

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This obviously works best for the bride and groom but to make it more fun you could add ‘father of the bride’, ‘mother of the bride’ or ‘best man’ and so on at the head table. Alternatively, you can even use them as place cards and have each guests’ individual name written on.

4. Centre knot

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This style works great with chiavari chairs as a large part of the actual chair is still visible. The long material ensures a splash of colour is added to the room while the bow on top keeps everything looking tidy and in place. With the material dangling at the bottom, it would work well for rooms with plenty of floor space.

5. The weave

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This is perhaps the most intricate of them all and to get this right, you need to ensure you are going with a quality décor team. There’s nothing worse than having chairs all looking different to one another. This design works best with the plain coloured material and of course can only be done with chiavari chairs. If there’s not enough time to weave all your guests’ chairs then perhaps opt to do the top table, but use the same material, but different design for the remaining wedding chairs.

 

Images: Pinterest

09
Dec

Alternative Wedding Breakfast Ideas

If you’re having a traditional Indian wedding ceremony followed with an evening reception then chances are your day will be starting fairly early. If this is the case, and your guests are expected to arrive early (before 11am) then it’s nice to welcome them with a wedding breakfast. While there are always a few common choices that often prove to be popular when it comes to food, sometimes it’s nice to be a little unconventional in your approach and surprise your guests from the offset.

1. The traditional Gujarati mix

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Gathiya and jalebi served with a side of pickled chillies and fresh sambharo (spicy cabbage and carrot stir fry) is always a favourite, but often fairly common – so try and make it different with your presentation. You can also opt for other classics but give them a slight twist. You could choose mini bhakri’s with a spicy curry on top or mini rolled up theplas filled with a sweet and sour pickle, held together with a cocktail stick. Bateta poha and patra can all work equally well if presented the right way.

2. South Indian favourites

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South Indian food isn’t always typically served for breakfast at weddings in the UK, which is quite surprising considering the food is so light and tasty. Mini uttapams with fillings of your choice, mini rolled up masala dhosas, or even mini medu vada would all taste delicious dipped in a spicy coconut chutney or soaked in some sweet and sour dhal. If you’re one for being healthy then go with a classic idli – and there’s no way you can go wrong.

3. North Indian delights

Chole

Parathas are loved by pretty much everyone. They can be served plain or filled with aloo, gobi or paneer and served with lashings of butter. Pair up with any sabzi of your choice or go for the much loved chole bhature. The simplicity of these dishes however means your focus must be on the presentation. Think minatures, colours and neat and tidy. 

4. Continental highlights

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Pancakes, pastries and peanut butter is what this breakfast is all about. Those with a sweet tooth will love it. Keep a selection of syrups and toppings on the side; maple, golden, toffee, nutella, chocolate and so on (you get our drift). Bear in mind not everyone wants to over indulge in sugar first thing in the morning, so opt for some classic croissants, breads or fruits to keep them satisfied.

5. British classics

Toast

Sometimes when it comes to food, it’s best to go with what you know. Though Indian weddings typically mean Indian food, this doesn’t always have to be the case. Put on a spread of different breads so your guests can enjoy some simple toast topped with butter, marmalade or jam. You could even opt for a cereal station to really stand out or pick your favourite fry up sides if you want something hot.

07
Dec

Top 15: How To Save Money On Your Wedding

With the average Asian wedding in the UK topping the £50,000 mark, it’s clear that weddings equal big spending. Whether you are working to a budget or have thousands at your disposal, there’s no harm in looking for ways to save money – because let’s face it, everyone loves a good bargain!

1. Go off-peak
While the wedding season is no longer limited to summertime, a lot of weddings do still take place between June to August (largely due to the sunshine factor). Therefore try and avoid these months and set your date for a slower month as your suppliers will be more willing to negotiate on price.

2. Get married on a weekday
While this doesn’t work for everyone, if you can opt for a weekday wedding then why not, you’ll save a staggering amount of money on not only your venue, but on other wedding suppliers too.

3. Opt for a cheaper venue
If your dream venue is over budget then sometimes it’s not worth scrimping and saving every penny to pay for it, because it will mean you’ll really have to compromise on other important aspects such as décor, entertainment and food. Instead, why not go for a cheaper venue and then pay a little extra to decorate it well and ensure it looks stunning.

4 .Choose a full-day hire
If you are having a wedding reception then have it at the same venue as your ceremony and preferably on the same day. A full day hire charge is always less than two separate days and it will save you costs on transportation and things like catering, as your caterers will be there from the morning, right till the dessert is served.

5. Attend wedding fayres
If you do some research beforehand and decide which suppliers you want to go for, keep a track of their social media as they’ll most likely be exhibiting their services at a wedding fayre. Most suppliers will have some sort of on-the-day offer if you book them then and there which will definitely save you some money. 

6. Double-up on items
If you’re having a seating plan and want to have both place cards and favours on the table, then a good idea would be to double up on these. You can also reuse any chairs or chair covers you may have hired for the ceremony and even reuse any personalised signage for the reception.

7. Ask family and friends
If you have a big network of people at your disposal then use them. They may be able to put you in touch with a wedding supplier who can offer you a discounted rate due to relations. Sometimes you may be able to reuse things like centerpieces or material that some people may have stored in their attic from a previous wedding. Just because it’s been used before doesn’t mean you should stay clear. Just think of a way to make it unique to your special day.

8. Get bigger tables
If you can get more people seated on the table then it means less tables in total which is fantastic news for you. This will mean forking out less money on centrepieces, tablecloths, and even menu cards and bottles of wine if you’re having any on the table.

9. Nearby location
If you go with a venue that is close to home then it will naturally mean it will take you less time to travel back and fourth and hence making you a saving on travel costs. However, it also means you don’t have to stay over the night before or on the night of the wedding if you don’t want to.

10. Plan ahead
Sometimes you need to sit back, relax and think of the bigger picture. Work out your event theme before you start buying things or putting down any deposits. You don’t want to end up regretting your decision and then end up splashing out more money on extras you could have avoided.

11. Selective drinks
You don’t have to have an open bar at your reception in order for people to enjoy themselves. Instead you can opt to have a choice of two non-alcoholic and two-to-three alcoholic drinks instead. One cocktail, a beer and bottle of wine will usually work well. Better yet – try and keep them in keeping with your theme and guests will think it’s a deliberate move to create a certain ambience. 

12. Don’t go overboard with the flowers
Flowers are a big expense. To keep costs to the minimum try and choose types that are in season and slightly cheaper. If you stick to one or two different ones instead of a whole mixed bunch that will also be less costly.

13. Clever cake
Of course you want your cutting cake to be a showstopper – but it doesn’t have to be huge! Go for something small and sophisticated and have a separate, plain, large slab in the kitchen, which can be cut up and served to your guests.

14. Everyday savings
If for example your wedding is a year away, you can make a conscious decision to perhaps stop buying a daily cup of coffee. With an average cup costing around £3.20, if you stop having a coffee Monday-Friday for one year you could save a whopping £768.

15. Hire a wedding planner
At first you may think a wedding planner means forking out more money on your wedding, but actually, a good wedding planner will have built good relationships with other industry suppliers and may be able to negotiate some great deals for you. A 10 per cent saving on a caterer and a free pre wedding photo shoot, for example, can be a huge saving, and means the wedding planner may have pretty much already paid for his or herself through the savings made.

For any further advice contact our team at enquiries@carriagesevents.co.uk

 

 

04
Dec

5 Must-Have Drinks For Your Winter Wedding Reception

Many people assume weddings are all about summertime but actually, we think some of the most beautiful weddings take place in the winter. There are so many alternative ways to theme your event during the winter, which you just can’t do at any other time of the year. A great way to start is with the drinks you’ll be serving your guests as they walk through the entrance. We’ve put together a great mix of choices for you, which are likely to be a hit all-round.

1. Signature Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate
A hot, frothy cup of chocolate is sure to be a favourite with guests – especially if it’s cold and frosty outside. Decorate with sprinkles or powder and finish off with some helpings of whipped cream and marshmallows to create a true wow factor.

 

2. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider
If you’re in the mood for an all out party then this drink is definitely the way to go. It will leave your guests feeling refreshed and ready to hit the dance floor in no time. Decorate with winter fruits or serve with a fancy straw to add a bit of colour.

 

3. Masala Chai

Masala Chai
This classic Indian drink has been a favourite for generations back home before the high street café chains clicked on. To create a truly authentic feel serve in see through glasses straight from a rustic Indian kettle. Pair up with some homemade biscuits and just watch as your guests come back for seconds.

 

4. Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Mojito
The vibrance of colours in this drink will catch the eye of anyone from across the room. The tanginess of the cranberry paired with the freshness of the mint creates a zesty concoction that will send a bolt of energy running right through your guests.

 

5. Mulled Cranberry, Apple and Pomegranate Juice

Mulled fruit juice
These warm fruity flavours are perfect for both adults and children. If you’re looking for something that’s sophisticated and tasty then this is the one. It’ll make your guests feel relaxed, comforted and right at home.

01
Dec

How To Pick Your Wedding Venue

Choosing a venue is one of the most important wedding-related decisions you’ll ever make. On many occasions brides and grooms will fall head over heels in love with a venue and then will tend to loose all sense of practicality and just go ahead and book. While it is of course important for you to love your venue there are so many things to take into consideration when making up your mind. Here’s our top 10 list of things to look out for:

 

1.Location
Where is the venue located? Is it going to be easy for your guests to get to? If not, it might be worth looking elsewhere because there’s nothing worse than guests getting lost or turning up late. You also need to think about your suppliers – will they be able to find the place easily? Make sure there’s an area for them to off load and a lift if they need to get to a higher floor.

 

2. Parking
Is there a decent amount of parking available? If your venue is in the middle of nowhere and there is no parking, your guests are likely to be irritated if they have to walk a long distance – even more so if it ruins their favourite party shoes. Also, are taxis likely to make the journey at night to pick your guests up from the venue? If you’re serving alcohol many people may be looking to go home in a taxi so ensure you check this beforehand.

 

3. Signage
Is there good signage? This leads back to point number 1. If it’s a brand new place which people haven’t really heard of then they will be relying very heavily on signage to get them there, as we all know Sat Navs aren’t always the most reliable.

 

4. Lighting
Speaking of signage above, you need to ensure there is sufficient lighting so that your guests can read any signs – especially if your event is in the evening. The lighting outside is just as important as the lighting inside your venue. If your event is in the morning look to see if there are any large windows which will provide natural lighting. If it’s in the evening look to see if you need to hire any extra lighting on the day to ensure your photographs come out well.

 

5. Layout
Look at the layout of the room or various rooms you will be using. Is there a general flow and will it work for the type of event you will be putting on? Some venues may have restrictions in certain areas so be sure to check all the details before you sign. If you’re hiring the venue for the full day and have more than one event taking place, ensure there is somewhere your guests can relax during the turnaround time. Check to see if there is also any outdoor space you can use to get your pictures taken.

 

6. Caterer
If you’re looking to have any kind of authentic cuisine on your big day then check to see if the venue will allow outdoor caterers or if they only work with one or two preferred suppliers. While it can sometimes be in your interest to work with one of their preferred caterers, make sure they’re not charging you over the odds. Ensure there are sufficient facilities your caterers can use within the venue, as there are often many rules and regulations when it comes to onsite cooking.

 

7. Capacity
When it comes to Asian weddings numbers are fairly high. Even if it’s a small Asian wedding you’re still looking at around the 250 – 300 mark, which is a number not all hotels or independent venues can accommodate. Our advice would be to not try and squeeze as many people as you can into a room and fill it to full capacity, as it doesn’t allow for any breathing space. You want your guests to feel relaxed and fresh not flustered and chlostrophobic.

 

8. WiFi  & Phone Signal
It is not uncommon for there to be no WiFi or phone signal in venues that are further afield (and in the middle of nowhere). While this may seem as a blessing in disguise for some brides who don’t want their guests glued to their phone screens, you should understand that it may irritate some guests. It also means it will be a lot harder to stay in contact with some of your suppliers if need be.

 

9. Season
Your wedding date pretty much determines where you should be getting married. Some venues may have beautiful views in the summer, but may not be very practical to get to in the winter. For example if you need to travel through narrow uphill lanes and there is a sudden outbreak of snow, it’s going to be very difficult for everyone to get where they need to be.

 

10. Customer Service
Ultimately when it comes to making a decision, go with your gut. When meeting with your wedding sales executive, it is important that you feel a level of trust and comfort. You need to be 100% happy that they fully understand your vision and will execute it to the highest standard possible. If there are any doubts or questions, make sure you raise these before you book.

 

 

 

 

16
Sep

You’re Engaged! What Should You Do Next?

He’s finally popped the question and you’re enjoying copious amounts of fizz and chocolate. Go for it, it’s a time for celebration after all! But once word has got around and the congratulations messages have slowly stopped coming in, it’s time to get serious. Your mind is probably buzzing with so many unanswered questions that you have no idea where to start. But don’t worry, here’s our top 5 guide on what you need to do straight after you’ve announced your engagement:

1. Set a date
Have a chat with your other half, your parents and anyone else who you feel should be included in the decision making process (i.e siblings). The first priority is to set a date because everything else will follow. Once you’ve got a date in place notify your guests – which leads us on to point number two.

2. Know your numbers
Start making a guest list for two main reasons; 1) It will enable you to send out save-the-dates to everyone to ensure they keep the date free, while you work on the finer details of your big day. 2) You need to know what sort of numbers you’re dealing with when you’re conducting your venue search.

3. Set a budget
Let’s be honest, when it comes to weddings everyone tends to get carried away. We mean EVERYONE. Think about how much money you realistically want to spend and then work your way backwards. Think about the things you want to prioritise and which you’d be happy to spend more on (we tend to suggest things like venue, caterers, and any video/photographers).

4. Know your style
What kind of couple are you? Think about your style and the type of look you want to go for on the day. You might want vintage, rustic, traditional or modern chic. Don’t rule out any unconventional themes or settings. Look at all the possibilities. Think bridal magazines, blogs, websites and Pinterest. These will become your best friend.

5. Start venue hunting
Once you have an inkling of the type of setting you want, start looking at venues. This is arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll make when it comes to your wedding day, as things like timings, logistics, food etc will all be determined by the venue itself. Make a prior note of any questions you need to ask on your visit, if you have a wedding coordinator then he or she will prompt you on these and most likely accompany you on any visits.

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a complimentary event consultation with our event experts, send across an email to enquiries@carriagesevents.co.uk

Team Carriages

xo