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How does a wedding planner help with marquees?

By bernadette

I feel privileged to have organised over 100 weddings / parties since I launched my business in 2002. The majority of these events have been marquees in my clients gardens, many of these can be seen on our blog or indeed our gallery. My knowledge is such that I am also a judge for the…

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Hot Chocolate Station Bar

By bernadette

Lets face it, we are definitely in winter now. The nights are cold and dark and all we want to do is cuddle up. In fact my office is so cold I even sit here with a hot water bottle! But do you know what is great about winter? Its having non guilt hot chocolate, after…

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Sundowners 40th Birthday Celebration

By bernadette

The moment I met Nicola I felt an instant connection and knew we would have a blast organising her 40th Birthday celebration. Both Nicola and her husband Simon love to party and their own celebration would be no exception. The party was to be held at their home in the garden with over 120 guests…

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How to plan your winter celebration

By bernadette
party planner essex and suffolk

If you are tempted to organise a Christmas party this year then now is the time to start organising. The festive season can be full with other engagements so get the date in peoples diary now.  Do you have a vision for the party, is this to be a fun celebration or opulent dinner? By knowing…

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21st Birthday Party: Modern vs Retro

By bernadette

I was contacted by Alan and his wife to organise a party for their sons 21st birthday party in 7 weeks time. Apart from choosing a date nothing had been arranged, invariably I organise parties in short lead times and I instantly knew what suppliers were suited for their needs. Charlie wanted his immediate family…

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Launch a profitable wedding planning business

By bernadette
UKAWP Coaching Service | Bernadette Chapman

Its around this time every year I begin to get very busy with “other job” as director and part owner at the wedding planning industry body UKAWP .    What is the UKAWP? The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was founded to promote professionalism in wedding planning, evolving to include industry-wide educational and networking opportunities for…

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Getting organised for your upcoming wedding

By bernadette
wedding couple

If you are getting married within the next 6-8 weeks then this blog post is for you. As a wedding planner the lead up is so busy with last minute organisation that I’m invariably incredibly busy. I often think how this time must be for couples organising their own wedding, dealing with last minute planning as well…

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Keeping guests cool at your party or wedding

By bernadette

I know we don’t have many scorching hot days but as we’re in the middle of a little heat wave I thought it was time to pass on some top tips on keeping you and your guests cool.   Cooling Drinks – don’t under estimate how many soft drinks will be drunk on a hot…

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Please note every image shown on our website has been taken from previous events we have organised. Our thanks to the following photographers for sending us the images:
Jasmine Jade, Simon Carr, Kerry Morgan, Touch Photography, Tracey Hosey, Tim Bowden, Contre Jour, Mark Bothwell, Max Burnett from Weddings_M, Julian Porch