Wedding One-UpManship

OR HOW TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING WHEN THE LAST ONE YOU WENT TO WAS A ROYAL AFFAIR. Weddings are big business but quite often we come across the same stuff – candy carts, caricaturists, magicians, singing ‘fake’ waiters.  Brides are always on a quest to go one better than the last wedding they went to…

How to choose your Wedding Photographer

Have you given any thought to your wedding photographer yet? Do you believe you can just go get one and they will be perfect? Not so. Choosing the RIGHT wedding photographer is key to the best possible mementos of your very special day.  Your personalities need to match, they need to understand the vision for…

How the Royal Wedding is changing things

In the aftermath of the Royal Wedding, where we saw pageboys holding the veil train, an animated American preacher giving a sermon inside a British church, no ‘grown up’ attendants and a bride on her way to her Prince stand alone at the doors to the church, we at Wedmother Towers are now talking about…

Is Bowl Food a good idea?

Fairy Wedmother has done a few weddings where bowl food was the delectation of choice but for the evening reception rather than the main wedding breakfast, and while it went down well it did take a while to get out.  Longer than queuing for a buffet? Unsure! In light of the news that Prince Harry…

Hidden costs of Getting Married

You’re engaged – yay and congratulations! ♥  You know the first thing you need to do is think about budget – venue, food and drink, dress, transport… you’ve got it covered.  Or have you?  There are plenty of hidden costs to getting married that soon add up and can give you budget nightmares. Here’s a few…

Have your ceremony on the beach. In the UK!

I recently went to an event showcasing north east venues and discovered that you can have your ceremony on the award winning beach outside of the Roker Hotel in Sunderland (incidentally also the home of Poetic License Gin but that’s another story!) with a celebrant conducting the ceremony.  Then I came across a blog about…

Music to get married by 🎵

Everyone knows you need a first dance song and most couples already know what they want – ‘their’ song.  But did you realise there are around seven other opportunities to put your musical stamp on your wedding and personalise it with some memorable and fun tunes? Whether you choose a live singer, put it all…