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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
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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
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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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Using Pinterest To Plan Your Celebration

By bernadette
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When pinterest came onto the market I was delighted, finally I had a way to instantly show visualisation of a concept to clients. It was a way for me to build up a collection of images to reflect the types of events I work on. Just how had I survived without this, blogging or social…

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Venue Focus: Boxted Hall

By Sarah Hutchinson

I’ve just discovered another wonderful venue called Boxted Hall which I’d love to share with you and will be adding to my list of recommended venues in Suffolk. History Boxted Hall is situated in the picturesque rural countryside of Suffolk, surrounded by 200 acres of parkland and woodland. The river Glem makes its way slowly…

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How To Create Your Wedding Budget

By Sarah Hutchinson

Recently I presented at the National Wedding Show in London, my topic was wedding budgets. When there I asked the audience how many of them have a wedding budget set and I was astonished to see only 2 couples had one confirmed. Open Communication No one enjoys talking about money, but you need to set the…

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Organising a garden party this summer

By bernadette

If you are organizing a garden party this summer then you might be wondering where to start. Regardless of whether the party is an intimate gathering or a much larger celebration, the planning fundamentals remain the same. The longer you have to plan the party the smoother the logistics will be. Formal or Informal? Invite…

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Dream Occasions, Coggeshall, Essex
enquiries@dream-occasions.co.uk
01376 561 544 / 07939 215 531

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