Your South Wales Wedding - May/June 2020 (Issue 73)

Dance to the beat The first dance has become an iconic part of the wedding reception, but choosing a great tune can be more difficult than you might think. To help, entertainment specialists Music HQ have revealed their most popular first dance requests for 2020. Coming in at number five is Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls, four is Better Half of Me by Tom Walker, three is Perfect by Ed Sheeran, two is The One by Kodaline and the top song is Just You and I by Tom Walker. Check out fo r more top tips. All the latest from around the region Nearly w ed NEWS Sustainable weddings The demand for green nuptials is on the rise, so voco St David’s Cardiff has come up with a constructive list to help you reduce the environmental and ethical impact of your big day. ❤ When it comes to your invitations, try and utilise technology. Send out eco-friendly e-invites via email or social media. ❤ Choose to have your ceremony and reception in the same venue to reduce your carbon footprint and choose a menu made using local, fair-trade and organic products. ❤ Source pre-loved or vintage wedding rings and make your cake veggie or vegan. If that’s too drastic for you, aim for a menu that’s at least 50 per cent vegetarian. ❤ Give your guests plant seeds as wedding favours, opt for a vintage wedding dress and adopt a zero plastic policy. These are all ways that you can help save the environment while still enjoying your nuptials. To find out more about voco St David’s Cardiff, visit FOOD FOR THOUGHT Award-winning caterers, Cleverchefs, are hosting virtual consultations to help couples affected by COVID-19. We spoke to Nick Collins to find out more: “During the outbreak, we’re trying to keep up the spirits of couples who have had no choice but to postpone their wedding. We’ve also launched our More Time to Shine campaign to try and turn a negative into a positive, with couples having more time to make their big day even more perfect. We’re looking at where we can tweak menus to suit new seasons, including boozy hot chocolate stations that are going down a treat.” Visit www.ram www.myb YOUR ESSENTIALS 11