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Today I’m delighted to be introducing a very awesome guest poster, the divine Anna MacDougall from Bride & Glory. Lovely Anna has written a very enlightening piece on the hows, whys and wherefores of wedding planners. Should you, shouldn’t you, what should you be looking for if you do want one, and what exactly will you be getting for your wonga? Anna has all the answers…
Hello my Darling STG readers — I couldn’t be whooping with joy any louder for having the pleasure of writing to (and for) you today. I have a habit of yacking, so I shan’t ‘preamble’ too much and will dive right in. If, however, you do want to know more about why I may know a thing or two about this topic, just have a look here.
HIRE OR FIRE
Soooo — to hire a wedding planner or not, that is one of the questions you may or may not have been contemplating on your wedding planning journey. Please don’t think “oh here we go, a hidden sales piece”. This truly isn’t — it’s just to give you a little insight and perhaps food for thought.
And if you only take one nugget of information away from this then please please let it be that no, wedding planners are not like the movies (I’m really nothing like J-Lo) and we’re also not clipboard-wielding tyrants who will take over your day. At least most of us aren’t.
Jennifer Lopez in the 2001 romantic comedy, ‘The Wedding Planner’
UK brides, clear your Autumn diaries, because you simply won’t want to miss the STG-approved wedspiration event of the year – Brides The Show! Coming to North London (my home turf… yay!) from 3rd to 5th October 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, this super luxe wedding event and breathtaking catwalk show has everything carefully curated under one roof to help you plan your dream wedding.
Put it this way, if this show were a department store, it’d be Liberty! It’s so gorgeously curated with an assemblage of brands so carefully edited that it makes for the ultimate wedding “little black book”.
You won’t fail to be enchanted by the stunning who’s who of exhibitors at the show — just take a look for yourself at the sheer brilliance under one roof. For three days in October, you’ll have exclusive access to the very best in bridal, from cake couturiers and florists, to dress designers and luxury travel gurus – and so much more! With hundreds of luxury exhibitors – including STG-faves, Rosewood London and Mary Jane Vaughan, you can tick every ‘to do’ off your big-day list.