Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2022 (Issue 89)

Here are our top tips that we’ve learned during wedding planning: VENUE ❤ Check if you’re allowed confetti. We’re only allowed real petals, and bio-degradable versions aren’t an option. ❤ Find out if you can have sparklers as some venues don’t allow them. ❤ Check whether there are any local taxi companies in the area. If so, pass along the details to your guests. CATERING ❤ Ask your supplier if cutlery and linen are included in your quote. ❤ Make sure your supplier caters for all dietary requirements. ❤ Before booking, find out how many options you get to pick for each course. PHOTOGRAPHER ❤ Talk to your photographer about visiting the property before the wedding. We’re planning to meet ours at the venue so he can see where the best photograph opportunities are. ❤ Find out how long your online gallery will be active for. ❤ If you’re feeling anxious near the wedding, get in touch with your photographer. They’ll be able to talk through the day with you to help calm your nerves. JEWELLERY ❤ Think about the details on your dress before buying your jewellery. If your gown is heavily beaded, it might be worth choosing simple, understated options. ❤ It can be overwhelming trying to decide what to wear. Talk through options with your wedding party to see what other people suggest. ❤ Pick out key elements of your dress and see if you can complement them with your jewellery. ALTERNATIONS ❤ Before booking your alternations, it’s worth shopping around. I sent a picture of my dress to five different companies and explained what I wanted done, and made my decision based on their quotes. ❤ Depending on how intricate your dress is, alterations can take anywhere from two to eight weeks, so make sure you book your appointment early. ❤ If you’re nervous about your first fitting, ask one of your bridal party to go with you. CAKE ❤ Work out how many guests you’re going to be having and tell your cake maker. They will be able to advise how many tiers you need to accommodate everyone. ❤ A lot of cake will be leftover at the end of the night, so purchase cake boxes so your guests can take a slice home. ❤ Order a sample box so you can try different flavours before making your final decision. BRIDE’S DIARY 89