Event advice

Wedding Music Tips from the Experts

I think it’s fair to say that music plays a really important role in your wedding. It sets the tone for the day, cues up emotions and gets people in the right mood for celebrating – you have to get it right! Looking at how many musical choices you have to make throughout your day…

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Benefits of hiring a party planner

Planning a major life celebration is an immense responsibility for the party host, which is why many are now turning to party planners to relieve some of that burden. So much pressure to throw the best party, you want your guests to have a night to remember. But there might be a little niggle when…

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Leap Year Proposals 2016

That special year has come around once again for would-be brides – 2016 is a leap year! February 29th is the traditional day in which according to ancient tradition, women are ‘allowed’ to propose to their partner, which can be a really fun and exciting opportunity to take the next step forward. If you’re interested…

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What does Hiring a Wedding Planner mean?

Wedding Planner London - Dream Occasions

How exciting you’re engaged! You’re on cloud nine, you can’t stop staring at your engagement ring and you’ve retold the proposal story a hundred times. It might be whilst browsing through wedding magazines, or reading the blogs that you begin to realise just how many hours go into organising a wedding. It might be that…

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Christmas Ideas

Christmas Ideas - Dream Occasions

Christmas is nearly upon us! Are you prepared with your home décor and organisation? In this article, I’m highlighting some tips that help me in the festive period in terms of style but are still practical even if you have children. Wrapping your Christmas presents You’ve gone to the trouble of buying unique, personal gifts…

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A Guide to Dress Codes 

So, you have received an invitation to a wedding or an event where the host has stipulated a dress code – but what does it actually mean? Dress code:  Black Tie Typically requested for an evening or afternoon event, Black Tie is the most formal of dress codes. For men, it is probably the most…

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Wedding Planning Excellence Seminar 2015


I am so very excited that the UKAWP are bringing back Wedding Planning Excellence (WPE) 2015, 27th – 28th November. This two day seminar is aimed at supporting new and experienced wedding planners providing practical, educational sessions for their business growth and development. The very first WPE was in 2009. There were no other wedding…

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The Week of a Wedding Planner

MONDAY Despite being a bank holiday weekend I have been working on #wedmin over the weekend. This morning was spent relaxing before starting work at lunchtime, I’m finalising all the schedules, updating them before the final version is sent to suppliers this week (they will have received a prior version) Last minute guests have been…

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5 Ways to keep your wedding guests happy

The majority of my clients always state they want guests to feel relaxed and welcome at their wedding. They don’t want it to feel ostentatious or too formal. Therefore as their planner I work on ensuring guests have the best time at my clients wedding. Over the last 13 years I’ve found 3 reasons why…

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Choosing your Wedding Suppliers

When you start to book suppliers it makes the wedding process feel incredibly real. After all it’s a hard decision making sure you hire the right suppliers.  What Suppliers do I need? You might want a candy floss station or a look alike singer but can you afford them? Sounds obvious but think about what…

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