Plan the perfect day – top tips!
It can often be difficult to know where to start when planning for your big day, but with over 65 years combined experience within the industry these preferred suppliers at The Elvetham share their best pieces of advice to help you kick-start your plans!
Bridal bouquet created by Moutan, photographed by Ideal Imaging by Alistair Jones.
“We always encourage clients to start a mood board in the initial stages of planning, Pinterest is a great starting point to decide the vision you have for the big day. We invite clients to come in and have an initial consultation and through the planning process meet with them further with flower samples to compliment colour swatches, invitations, cakes and dresses!” – Moutan
Quality of service
Chair covers and sashes by Chair Covers of Hampshire, flowers by White Lilac.
“Wherever possible use suppliers recommended by the venue, you can then be assured of the quality of service and expertise you will receive.” – Chair Covers of Hampshire
“Book everything as early as you can! That way you get the widest choice and the best deals. It also reduces the stress, as you know everything has been arranged well in advance and nothing is left to the last minute.” – Mike Stoner, Magician
David meeting our bride Emma, photographed by Ideal Imaging by Alistair Jones.
“My advice would be to not get married too early in the day as it will make it a very long day for you; 2:00pm or 2:30pm is often perfect for a summer ceremony and 1:30pm or 2:00pm perfect for winter.” – David Hunt, Toastmaster
Wedding breakfast in The Conservatory, photographed by Hannah McClune Photography, Flowers by Becky.
“Make it YOUR day. Design a day that suits you two, add your personality in as much as you can and don’t get caught up in having to ‘theme’ it. Instead choose a palette of colours to stick to, that will help it feel consistent and then pick what you love.” – Hannah McClune Photography
Research, research, research!
Regal Blush by Unique Cakes by Yevnig, photographed by Real Simple Photography.
“Research, research, research! Have a clear idea and vision of what you would like for your own special day and start planning early. The best wedding suppliers tend to become booked well in advance, so try to secure dates as soon as you can. Also, based upon my experience of having seen many weddings over the last 9 years, my final piece of advice is to consider to hiring an experienced event/wedding planner. There is so much to do and organise for a successful wedding, having a professional to help really can help!” – Unique Cakes by Yevnig
The Elvetham’s second Wedding Showcase of the year is taking place by appointment only on Sunday 25th February. Click here to book your appointment with one of our Wedding Specialists and to meet a selection of our preferred suppliers.