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Planning a wedding is one of those few occasions in life where we move forward making decisions upon things that we have limited, or next to no experience in.  You are expected to make the correct choices on all the priorities.  To balance the books and follow a budget.

From finding a venue that will fit your vision for your day, whilst still being practical.  Having accommodation nearby or included?  How far ahead should we book and how much should we expect to pay?  Do you go for a Band or a DJ – or both?  Do you hire in all the professionals or do some things yourself?

Thats a big responsibility, that does involve some research and self reflection.  Self reflection, of course – you will need to isolate what is most important to you and your partner.  With so much freedom and choice available to couples, being able to celebrate in so many differing ways, ‘What will be your way’?

Wedding Planning Tips

No need to follow convention or tradition – this is your moment.  The time for you to start making your own traditions… to be impulsive, spontaneous, heart felt and passionate about your people.

Wedding planning should be fun and exciting – you are planning the best day of your lives with all your favourite people together in one place.

As an experienced professional wedding photographer, I’ve benefitted from seeing hundreds of weddings.  I’m in a unique position to assist couples with planning advice, being able to answer questions that maybe on your mind.  Everything from timeline advice, allowing enough time for essential portraits through to advice on wedding suppliers.

This page is dedicated to helping you through your wedding planning journey.  I’ve interviewed a few colleagues, fellow wedding professionals who excel within their field.  From award winning florists to boutique hotels in the New Forest, I’ve got the low down on all the questions and answers you need to have.

It’s impartial advice having come from years of experience, delivering the best in wedding day experiences.

I’ll be adding to this section over the coming months. More information and advice on wedding photography and more guest interviews.

The latest wedding planning tips

Burley Manor Wedding Venue

TOP TIPS FOR BOOKING A WEDDING VENUE

This week we are speaking to Gina Sanchez, wedding and events manager at Burley Manor in the New Forest.   This stunning venue attracts people from all over the world to celebrate their wedding at this unique New Forest Hotel and…

Drone Wedding Photography

DRONE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

What is a Drone? Drones or UAV’s (unmanned Air Vehicles) are image capturing aircraft that catch unique perspectives, not normally available through any other means.  The aircraft is small and light being controlled by a ground based pilot using a…

PERFECT WEDDING FLORIST

TOP TIPS ON HOW TO BOOK THE PERFECT WEDDING FLORIST

  Top Tips for Booking the Perfect Wedding Florist from Jessie at West Dorset Wedding Flowers   Welcome to the wedding supplier Q & A series where we will be speaking to some of the best Wedding Suppliers in the…

Wedding cake artist

TOP TIPS FOR BOOKING A WEDDING CAKE ARTIST DORSET

  Top Tips for Booking a Wedding Cake Artist by Angel Cake Company   Welcome to the second feature in our new wedding supplier Q & A series where we will be speaking to some of the best Wedding Suppliers…

Bespoke Wedding Dressmaker

TOP TIPS FOR BOOKING A BESPOKE WEDDING DRESSMAKER

  Top Tips for Booking your Bespoke Wedding Dressmaker from ChantelleSophia   Welcome to the new wedding supplier Q & A series where we will be speaking to some of the best Wedding Suppliers in the Industry.  We hope to…

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