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Dreaming of your Perfect day? Horsley Towers is simply the perfect choice for a whole host of celebrations. Dating back to 1820, Horsley Towers is the ancestral home of the Lovelace family and home to a long line of distinguished thinkers. At Horsley Towers, you can enjoy a choice of settings. With a choice of three licenced ceremony rooms, you can make Horsley Towers your Castle for the day. Choose between the atmospheric Great Hall and light airy Sopwith with views of the croquet lawn for your candlelit feast and lavish evening reception. When holding your Wedding Reception at Horsley Towers you may enjoy the following with our compliments: • • • • • • • •

Exclusive use of Horsley Towers (Victorian Mansion House) and access to the grounds on your wedding day. Hidden away in 70 acres of picturesque parkland with 28 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms. Your own dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator who will support you throughout the planning stages. Your own Toastmaster. Disco & DJ from 9pm to midnight with Surrey Events Services Free ample car parking for all your guests. Complimentary Meal Tasting for the bride and groom. The bridal suite for the bride and groom on the evening of the wedding, including a complimentary bottle of champagne.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us:

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Contents

08 Venues 12 10 Tips for Choosing your Venue 20 The Unrestricted Wedding 26 Real Wedding: Amanda and Richard 44 Top Tips for Planning Your Wedding 45 Wedding Planners 46 Catering 49 Marquees

Get Booking 52 Photography 54 Essential Wedding Photos you Won’t Want to Miss 55 Videography 56 Real Wedding: Emily and Chris 60 Top Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Transport 61 Transport 62 20 Song Ideas for your First Dance 63 Music & Discos 64 Entertainment 65 Toastmasters and Celebrants 66 Real Wedding: Becca and Alex 69 Becca’s DIY Hangover Kits for Your Guests

Dress To Impress 72 76 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87

Bridal Wear Green with Envy How to find your perfect wedding dress Five Ways to Personalise your Wedding Dress Dry Cleaners Mother of the Bride and Hats Menswear Which Metal is Best for Your Wedding Band? Jewellers Is your wedding bankrupting your bridesmaids Health and Beauty

Design Your Day 90 Cakes 92 Three Wedding Cake Trends to Watch in 2018 94 Florists 96 Guest Accommodation 97 Venue Decoration

Finishing Touches The Final Countdown 102 Pick up a Spare Guide 110 Wedding Fair Diary GfB The Wedding Directory 2018

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Our Go To Checklist Ideally 12 – 24 months in advance Decide on a budget

Choose your ideal date and time Put together your guest list Choose and book your venue

come to your wedding! This important step needs to be tackled early on in the planning process so you can start looking at which types of venues are most suitable for your guests. Once this is sorted, you can begin the search for the venue of your dreams, and even think about who you’re going to choose to be involved in the ceremony itself.

Choose and book your church, civil ceremony venue or celebrant Arrange marquee if required Look into catering options Take out insurance Choose bridesmaids, best man and ushers Set up a gift list or honeymoon wish list (visit www.guidesforbrides/honeymoon)

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West Hove Golf Club The Venue with a View

The perfect venue for your Wedding Reception or Party

Call Jane on 01273 419738 info@westhovegolfclub.co.uk www.westhovegolfclub.com Badgers Way, Hove, BN3 8EX

Magnificent family home

A stunning setting for ceremonies and receptions, from the grandest wedding to a small intimate gathering.

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Tel: 01962 779260 enquiries@avingtonpark.co.uk www.avingtonpark.co.uk

Great Ote Hall Venue for Civil Weddings and Marquee Receptions

THE HOSPITAL OF ST CROSS and Almshouse of Noble Poverty, Winchester

The perfect venue for your reception in the grounds of one of England’s Oldest Almshouses

Great Ote Hall Wivelsfield East Sussex RH15 0SR

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AMPFIELD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB One of the leading venues in Hampshire for weddings

Oak All Inclusive Wedding

Willow All Inclusive Wedding

Only £4,499 (Inc VAT) 60 Day Guests & 120 Evening

Only £3,499 (Inc VAT) 45 Day Guests & 100 Evening

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MACDONALD FRIMLE Y HALL HOTEL & SPA

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M ACDO N A L D FR I M L E Y H A L L HOT EL & SPA I S T H E I DE A L W EDD I NG V EN U E FO R YO U R PER FEC T DAY. • Dedicated wedding co-ordinators • Selection of wedding packages to suit all celebrations • Frimley Suite to accommodate up to 200 guests • Award-winning dining To find out more information please call 0344 879 9110 or email weddings.frimleyhall@macdonald-hotels.co.uk Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa, Lime Avenue, off Portsmouth Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2BG. Sat Nav postcode: GU15 2BQ. Terms and conditions apply.

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LOSELEY PARK

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Loseley Park has been home to the More-Molyneux family for over 500 years and is steeped in history. Surrounded by rolling Surrey parkland, Weddings at Loseley Park can enjoy the unique combination of history in Loseley House, rustic charm in the 17th century Tithe Barn and beauty and romance in the exquisite 3 acre walled garden. Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS www.loseleypark.co.uk • weddings@loseleypark.co.uk • 01483 405120/26

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HISTORIC • UNIQUE • ICONIC Contact us today to arrange a visit: E: venues@nmrn.org.uk T: 0330 123 3544

Durbar Hall Hastings Museum & Art Gallery The intricate carving of this extravagantly fashioned Indian Palace centrepiece was originally created for the 1886 Colonial and Indian Exhibition. This unique Hall is on two floors with a lantern roof and is carved in teak and deodar cedar and, together with the glowing stained glass windows, creates an intimate and flexible space for your special occasion. The stairway with arched balcony from the upper floor offers a dramatic entrance. Durbar Hall seats 80 people and has 20 parking spaces. Durbar Hall, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN341ET Tel: 01424 451052 Email: museum@hastings.gov.uk Web: www.hmag.org.uk

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Somerley is the jewel in Hampshire’s crown; a stunning privately owned Stately Home set in the heart of a 7,000 acre Estate on the Hampshire/Dorset border. Available for exclusive hire - whether you dream of laid-back opulence in the Main House, a boho themed reception in the Walled Garden, a fairy-tale fantasy in the woodland or a feast on the banks of the river the Somerley Weddings Team can help you create your perfect day.

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Make it unforgettable at Brooklands From the big day to honeymoon and everything in between...

...the big day... For a stylish and unique wedding day, consider the Brooklands Hotel. Set in the heart of the historic Brooklands estate, with its enchanting combination of contemporary architecture, renowned personal service and luxury facilities; there could be no better way in which to start your new life together.

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For a stylish and unique wedding day, consider the Brooklands Hotel. Set in the heart of the historic Brooklands estate, with its enchanting combination of contemporary architecture, renowned personal service and luxury facilities.

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When choosing and booking your dream wedding venue, there are many things to think about: Here are the top ten points you should consider before making the big decision.

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Countryside or city? Home or abroad? Deciding a location means that you will know where to start looking.

If you’re planning a civil ceremony then check whether the venue holds the appropriate license.

Who’s on your guest list? There’s no point considering a venue which cannot accommodate all your guests!

If you are looking to hire independent caterers then this is something that should be checked with your prospective venue, as you may be obliged to use in-house caterers.

Many venues offer exclusive use. There may be an additional charge or a minimum number of bedrooms you need to book.

If you’re planning to “party all night”, then make sure you ask the venue what time they can keep the bar open and music playing.

Does the venue offer a coordinator to assist you with planning, or to help on the day?

If you’re keen to add your personal touch to the decor then remember to ask your venue what they include. You can then plan any additional extras.

Many guests will be keen to stay overnight. Ask the venue about accommodation options and discounts for wedding guests.

Check out reviews from other brides who have used the same venue.

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A little piece of luxury in the heart of New Forest For your dream wedding

From Romantic to rustic ceremonies in a picturesque setting the Woodlands Lodge Hotel provides all the inspiration, care and attention you deserve for your special day. The Woodlands Lodge offers exclusively yours wedding packages, Marquee options and bespoke packages to create a wedding day to remember. As an independent venue, the wedding team have total flexibility to create your dream wedding.

Please contact our wedding team on 02380 292 257 or reception@woodlands-lodge.co.uk www.woodlands-lodge.co.uk

Book your Wedding in 2018 for only ÂŁ2018! The perfect location for your wedding on Brighton seafront for events up to 100 of your nearest and dearest. Our experienced team will be there for you from the initial show round to the actual day itself.

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Celebrate your wedding at England’s largest vineyard

* Spectacular views & a stunning location, set in over 265 acres of vines * Packages available for 20-200 guests (350 evening guests) * Civil Ceremonies & partnerships for up to 175 guests * Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast with 7 en-suite rooms available

For more details of our wedding facilities please contact our Wedding Coordinator: T. 01306 734663 Email: weddings@denbiesvineyard.co.uk www.denbies.co.uk Photo credits, please visit www.denbies.co.uk

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Ewell Court House E wel l , Sur rey

This stunning Grade-II listed building boasts a majestic stone exterior, which is mirrored by the elegant, sympathetically restored reception rooms inside. Set in beautiful grounds, you can spend your wedding day meandering through the impressive gardens - complete with fountains, cascades and its very own secret Grotto. Ewell Court House offers a variety of reception rooms for your wedding from romantic spaces with maple floors

and high ceilings to more intimate suites with stunning period features. This beautiful venue also boasts reception rooms with breathtaking views over the impressive lake. This historic Stately Home allows you to enjoy your day in one unique setting, seamlessly combining its charming history with an elegantly restored interior.


Weddings, Celebrations, Meetings, Activities & Events The perfect place for you

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Grade II listed Ewell Court House Contact us: T: 020 8786 7400 E: Ewellcourthouse@epsom-ewell.gov.uk


Pashley Road, Ticehurst, E. Sussex TN5 7HE Office: 01580 200638 Mark: 07710560253 Email: markvidal@swallowoast.co.uk

Located in the heart of glorious East Sussex

RAMSTER HALL The perfect country house wedding venue

Happy ever after starts at Mercure Box Hill Buford Bridge Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the glorious Box Hill, our hotel is the perfect year-round venue. Its breath taking interiors combine with a picturesque setting to provide an idyllic backdrop for your dream wedding. Be entranced by the beams and balcony of our imposing Tithe Barn which caters for up to 200. We are licenced for civil ceremonies To enquire please contact Stephanie Whitehead Tel:- +44 (0)1306 884 561 H6635-sb1@accor.com

Bridal open evenings 5.00pm – 8.00pm ♥ 11th January 2018 ♥ 19th April 2018 ♥ 7th June 2018 ♥ 20th September 2018 ♥ 1st November 2018 The Surrey Countryside Wedding Show 11.00am – 3.30pm ♥ Sunday 15th October 2017 ♥ Sunday 25th February 2018 ♥ Sunday 7th October 2018

A much loved family home and stunning wedding venue with three beautiful beamed and paneled halls and a secluded courtyard garden which are exclusively yours for the day. Ramster Hall is licensed for civil weddings and can accommodate up to 160 guests. With over 25 acres of stunning gardens it is the perfect setting for an English Country Wedding.

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It’s all about you Celebrate the best day of your life at Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey. The ideal setting for your wedding day, Foxhills has over 40 years’ experience in making dreams come true. Exchange vows in the 19th century Manor House before joining your nearest and dearest for an evening reception in the Clubhouse and toasting your happy ever after.

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eddings have long been a very formal affair with rules and regulations, especially where ceremonies are concerned. Church or Registrar run weddings usually mean getting married at a certain time in a specific place (namely one surrounded by four walls and a roof), and strict rules on wording and phrases. However, with a celebrantled wedding, you can design your personal ceremony wherever and whenever you want, without the rules and regulations. If a unique, personal ceremony appeals to you, check out these top tips for making the most of your unrestricted wedding:

1. Dare to be different Every wedding is special, but why not take a risk or two to make your big day stand out from the crowd? The sky really is the limit want your dog to act as your witness? Not a problem for a celebrant wedding (we meant it when we said there were no rules).

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that reflects you as a couple, and the best bit? Your ceremony can be as long, or short, as you want.

3. Don’t forget the legal stuff One important thing to consider is that a celebrant-led wedding is not legally binding, so make sure you get yourself down to the registry office to officially tie the knot before the big day. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy your personalised, unrestricted wedding day.

4. Make the most of unlimited venues Dreaming of a barefoot, beach wedding? Done. An outdoor woodland wedding? No problem. Celebrant weddings can take place anywhere you choose. So, whether you want to tie the knot on a beach, in a castle, in your garden… you can, the only limit is your imagination.

5. Remember: It’s all about YOU! When it comes to celebrant weddings, there’s plenty of room for customisation. It is the perfect opportunity to get that “this is so them” reaction from your guests. From unique readings to nontraditional songs, personalise your ceremony so that it completely reflects you and your partner.

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Chobham Golf Club provides an excellent venue for your wedding day. Set in a picturesque rural location.

Chobham Golf Club offers beautiful views and natural backdrops to compliment your special day We understand that your wedding day will be the happiest day of your life and it's of utmost importance to us that both you and your guests have a truly enjoyable day. The balcony has far reaching views over the course and is ideal for those all important photos. The Chefs at Chobham pride themselves on being able to offer a wide range of menus and full flexibility to suit your requirements.

Chobham offers the following Wedding facilities: · · · · · · · · · · ·

Licensed to perform Civil Ceremonies Can seat up to 140 for your wedding breakfast 200 Maximum number for evening functions Set in a picturesque rural location High level of service and attention to detail Montgomerie Suite is fully air-conditioned and has a private bar Cloakrooms Lift access We lay our tables with white linen to offset any flowers, balloons and table decorations that you may wish to organise Large patio, to enjoy your arrival drinks and canapés Stunning purpose-built wedding garden for those treasured wedding photos


( 01293 528256 * events@cottesmoregolf.co.uk : www.cottesmoregolf.co.uk Cottesmore Hotel Golf & Country Club, Pease Pottage, W. Sussex RH11 9AT

A unique and beautiful 50 bedroom mansion house hotel set in stunning manicured gardens. It is the perfect intimate setting for your fairytale day. Licensed for civil ceremonies, we can host the wedding of your dreams from start to finish.

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The pair spent one year planning their wedding, both involving each other in every decision that came their way. First stop: the venue! As soon as they walked into The Elvetham, they knew it was the perfect place. They could instantly imagine all of their friends and family there and loved the history of the building. Although the couple decided not to have a specific theme for their wedding, it was important for them to include some personal elements that were unique to them as a couple. Amanda and Richard both love drinking cocktails in “speakeasy” themed bars, so they named their tables after cocktails! They even used vintage teapots as centrepieces, as this is how www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel A Historic Venue Where Your Unique Story Can Begin... A Stunning 17th Century Venue Set in the historic centre of Farnham Market Town Idyllic Gardens Competitive Packages Keys dates in 2018 available Mercure Farnham Bush The Borough Farnham Surrey GU9 7NN sue.knight@accor.com 01252 715237

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Special Offers on Weekday Weddings

Your Perfect Day A Memorable Occasion Deserves an Unforgettable Venue Set amongst the Surrey Hills, Hog's Back Hotel & Spa is the perfect venue for a memorable wedding, whether it is a traditional wedding in our Park Suite or a more intimate celebration with close friends and family in the Garden Room, we want every couple to relax and enjoy their special day.

Call 01252 782345

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THATCHER’S HOTEL

Great Discounts When you Book a Weekday Set in stunning Surrey countryside Thatcher's Hotel is the perfect venue for your special day. Built in the 1930s the Tudor-style house offers traditional charm with modern facilities. A brand new gazebo offers a spectacular photo opportunity overlooking our award winning grounds to make your day even more special.

Call 01483 280503

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PORT HOUSE The Port House is a superb wedding venue overlooking Port Solent Marina. Its quayside location, with stunning waterside views, makes it the perfect place to hold your wedding. With its beautifully refurbished interior, bright modern bar, and extensive outside patio, it has been designed to provide a flexible venue to celebrate with your family and friends, whatever the season or weather. The Port House event team have considerable experience of managing weddings and will offer and advise on every aspect of your wedding to ensure you have your dream day.

We offer the following: · Licensing for Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships · First class catering by Vanilla Catering & Events (www.vanillacatering.co.uk) · Up to 160 guests for formal dining / 300 with additional marquee · Exclusivity · Fully air conditioned premises · Wi-Fi and AV facilities · Free parking · Bridal Room · Dedicated Event manager

Port House, Port Solent, PO6 4TH 02392 385389 @ www.theporthouse.org

The Birch Hotel - for your Wedding Reception: Reception room for up to 80 persons Excellent all-inclusive Wedding package Wedding co-ordinator to help with planning

Professional catering staff with Reception Manager Garden area & beautiful internal areas for photographs 51 en-suite bedrooms for your family and friends

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Norton Park Near Winchester

Norton Park is the perfect setting for a dream wedding. Nestled within 54 acres of beautiful parkland, with stunning lakeside lawns and landscaped gardens, Norton Park offers the ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs. From contemporary chic to 16th century grandeur – you have a choice of unique wedding spaces and inspirational suites, as well as fabulous hotel facilities: •

Fully licensed 400 year of Hampshire Barn

16th Century Manor House including an Orangery and ‘secret’ Walled Garden

Norton Suite seating up to 240 guests

Exclusive use available

Fantastic Spa & Leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna and steam room

165 bedrooms

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Hold your dream wedding at Oakley Hall, a beautiful 18th century Georgian manor house. With its romantic country backdrop set in 315 acres of gardens, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting for your Hampshire Wedding. Choose from six beautifully decorated Civil Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast Rooms to host up to 140 guests, or the magnificent Garden Pavilion for up to 380 guests. +44 (0)1256 783350

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WEDDINGS | FUNCTIONS | CORPORATE EVENTS Grade II listed Field Place Manor House features its original Georgian façade and is situated within eight acres of pleasant grounds.

available to suit every budget. Give our professional and friendly staff a call today.

Also boasting two fully licensed converted barns, Field Place Manor House provides an elegant backdrop for your special event with options

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The Perfect Wedding Venue

We understand that your wedding day is one of the most special occasions you will spend with family and friends and our focus is on making that day one you will treasure forever. We believe that The Crown Inn offers an ideal venue to make your day special and memorable. Our top class chef and his team will create a delicious wedding breakfast complemented by your choice of excellent wines from our cellar, whilst our friendly and professional staff will strive to make the day perfect for your enjoyment. For further enquiries, please contact us on 01428 682255 or email us at weddings@thecrownchiddingfold.com. www.thecrownchiddingfold.com

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Your Wedding at The Casa Hotel will combine the finest award winning cuisine as well as personal and attentive service. We can cater for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast from 10 to 150 guests and up to 180 guests for an evening reception. We take enormous pride in a modern well-designed purpose built ballroom; you also have the choice of the Garden room which offers lots of character with its original oak beams.

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Saltcote Place Rye Exclusive Wedding Venue No Packages – Your Wedding Your Way under an hour away from London

Re-Opening February 2018 following extensive renovations

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A perfect wedding reception venue Up to 70 guests for a served wedding breakfast Up to 130 guests for an evening buffet reception Garden terrace with heated awning Decorated walkway to river terrace Scenic location yet close to London and Heathrow Airport

Licensed to hold civil marriage and partnership ceremonies A charming reception venue Up to 70 guests for a served wedding breakfast Up to 130 guests for an evening buffet reception Historic building steeped in character Peaceful location yet close to London and Heathrow Airport

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Licensed to hold civil marriage and partnership ceremonies An ideal reception venue Up to 120 guests for a served wedding breakfast Up to 200 guests for an evening buffet reception Contemporary feel with walled courtyard Quiet location yet close to London and Heathrow Airport

Tel: 01932 848364 www.shiphotel.co.uk Owned and managed by the Desborough Hotel Group Monument Green, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8BQ


The Holiday Inn Guildford is the perfect setting for a superb wedding celebration. . Wedding breakfast capacity of up to 120 guests which opens into the courtyard . 168 guest bedrooms (discounted accommodation rates available) . 3 function rooms licensed for Civil Marriages and Partnerships

Easthampstead Park

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Top tips for

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lanning a wedding can be overwhelming - there are so many aspects to think about and decisions to make. However, it’s also a really fun process; there’s nothing more rewarding than arriving on your wedding day and seeing your vision and dreams come to life. To get you started with planning your own wedding, check out these top tips from Angela Gibson, a luxury wedding planner based in Hampshire.

WHEN BUDGET IS LIMITED, CHOOSE YOUR PRIORITIES The first step to planning your wedding is taking time to discuss your priorities as a couple. Break the priorities down into three categories: absolutely essential, very important and nice to have. This ensures that you include the elements of the day that are important to you both. DECIDE WHO YOU REALLY WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON Your guests will make your wedding the most amazing day of your lives, but they are expensive! Cutting down your guest list by ten people could easily save you more than £1000. Up to 30% of those invited will not attend, so break your guest list down into the essentials, the nice to haves and the maybes. After you’ve done this - consider how many children would be accompanying those guests, how that impacts your budget and space and how you feel about having children around during your day. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE WEDMIN It can take around 250 hours to plan a wedding, so think carefully about your wedding date. 44

Consider how long it gives you to plan and how much time you can realistically dedicate to planning. It’s always worth calling on friends and family to help or employing a wedding planner to do some, or all, of the work. BOOK YOUR SUPPLIERS ACCORDING TO PRIORITY Now I don’t mean your priorities here, I mean those that need reserving first. For example, don’t book the musicians until you have your venue secured and choose www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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rely on, that you enjoy working closely with and that you can trust to do the job. Ask for recommendations from other couples, or venues and talk to the supplier about your vision.

your flowers before designing the cake. The checklists in this guide are the perfect way to ensure that you’re on the right track. SPREADSHEETS ARE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND You’ll need to record absolutely everything that happens from now on - create checklists for each supplier as well as a guest list with individual details and requirements (the Guides for Brides Online Wedding Planner is perfect for this). Most importantly, keep comprehensive notes of conversations you’ve had with everyone that you can refer back to. TRUST IN YOUR SUPPLIERS You’ll be employing around 30 suppliers to bring together your perfect day. Choose people that you can GfB The Wedding Directory 2018

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Catering

Hiring a caterer is a great option for your wedding day, whether your venue doesn’t provide a catering service or you just want to personalise your menu. Many caterers offer more unusual food options, like live paella and hog roast cooking, or sharing boards and antipasti. Most caterers will provide a full service including staffing and equipment hire, but make sure you check the details with your chosen caterer and your wedding venue, as some venues don’t allow outside caterers. 46

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o, you’ve booked the perfect venue and popped the big question to your bridesmaids and now it’s time to snap up your favourite suppliers. This crucial stage of wedding planning can be stressful, but it’s important that you start early (ideally 9-12 months before the big day!) so you can get all of the suppliers you want. The key to booking suppliers is to know what you’re looking for, so make sure you have an idea of what you want before you get started. We recommend attending local wedding fairs to get inspired (turn to the back of the guide for local wedding fairs). The first supplier that you should think about booking is your photographer. Remember, you are trusting this person to capture every moment of your wedding day, so make sure you look at their portfolios and online galleries to get a sense of their work. Next, it’s time to book your transport. A lot of brides already have

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Our Go To Checklist Ideally 9 – 12 months in advance Choose and book your photographer

Choose and book your videographer Book transport to and from the wedding Book your DJ or band

an idea of how they want to arrive at their venue. So, whether it’s a gorgeous vintage car, or a stylish limousine, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Other key suppliers to book at this stage are your DJ or band, evening entertainment, toastmaster, videographer, and your honeymoon. Once you’ve organised all of this, it’s time to send your Save the Date cards!

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Book entertainment for the day and evening Book your toastmaster Book musicians/choir/organist for ceremony Send Save the Date cards Book the honeymoon (using www.guidesforbrides/honeymoon)

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Photography

Decide which style of photography you prefer, from relaxed to formal, as this will influence your choice of photographer.

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Essential Wedding Photographs

You Won’t Want to Miss... 1. Getting Ready

Invite your wedding photographer to take photos of you and your wedding party getting ready. This is such a fun part of the day and you’ll want to capture these moments forever.

2. The Dresses

Take a photo of your bridesmaids’ dresses hanging up on the morning of the big day. We absolutely love this unique idea – such a great way to show off the beautiful dresses for your beautiful bridesmaids.

3. The Bride and her Bridesmaids

Whether it’s serious or silly, make sure you get a photo of you and your bridesmaids together! No wedding would be complete without them, so make sure your photographer takes plenty of photos. After the wedding, sending your girls a group shot from the day would be a lovely gesture.

4. Confetti!

This photo is a must for all newlyweds. Your wedding photographer should get plenty of photos of you and your partner whilst your guests throw confetti in the air. Not all venues allow confetti, so make sure you discuss this with them before booking.

5. The First Dance

No wedding photo album would be complete without this classic photo. Let your photographer snap plenty of photos of you and your partner dancing together for the first time as a married couple.

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Wedding Real

After four years together, Chris proposed to Emily with a very unique and personal proposal.

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Their beautiful wedding day took place at Cain Manor, with a rustic, country garden theme. Creams, sages and pinks were key to their decoration, with roses and gypsophila really bringing the theme together. To give the décor a really personal touch, Emily and Chris handmade their centrepieces using logs, tealights and jam jars as well as giving guests personalised love hearts as wedding favours. Emily’s father walked her down the aisle, accompanied by her sister and three friends as bridesmaids. After trying on about 20 different dresses in the lead up to the wedding, Emily finally found “the one” at Anya Bridal Couture in Hampshire a stunning lace Stella York gown. www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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YOU’VE PLANNED THE WEDDING, SO NOW COMES THE FUN PART; PLANNING THE PERFECT HONEYMOON.


Our new honeymoon finder is the best way to plan that perfect trip. We’re not tied to one tour operator, one hotel group or one region. Our website brings you the very best options for each honeymoon destination, so you can choose what is right for YOU. Browse by destination, flight time, month, honeymoon type, or be inspired by the top ten destinations.

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Choosing you r wedding car is an important dec ision in the wedding planning process and w ith so many factors to con sider, it can seem to tally overwhelmin g.

THE CLASSIC & VINTAGE CAR CO. 27 years of providing beautiful wedding cars

See the Cars Before Booking In order to avoid disappointment, make sure that you have seen the car that you intend to use before booking it. That way you’ll know exactly what you’ll be getting on the morning of your wedding, and you’ll be better informed to make a decision on which type of wedding car you’d like.

Consider your Wedding Dress Something that is often overlooked when booking a wedding car is whether you and your dress will actually fit inside! We advise practising sitting down in your final dress fitting. The first time that a bride attempts sitting down in her dress is often when she’s getting into the car ready to go to their ceremony, and it can be very uncomfortable and difficult to breathe – so make sure you and your dress are in for a comfortable ride to your venue!

01252 33 88 38 ALDERSHOT, HANTS www.classicandvintage.co.uk

Eversfield-Morgan Cars Chauffeur Driven Classic Cars Bentley, Rolls Royce and two Riley Convertibles The White House, Sutton Scotney, Hants SO21 3JW

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Multi-award winning Chauffeur driven wedding cars

Hire one of our exquisite classic or vintage chauffeur driven vehicles for your special day. To book or to arrange to view our fleet of over 30 vehicles, please contact us on: T: 020 8398 8304 E: info@ucchire.com W: www.ucchire.com F: www.facebook.com/ucchire/ #ucchire Address: Unit 2, Hampton Court Estate, Summer Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0RG

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Bespoke wedding car packages Rolls Royce Phantom, Classic Bentleys, brand new Jaguar limousines

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Music & Discos

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First Dance Perfect - Ed Sheeran

(Everything I do) I do it For You Bryan Adams

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri At Last - Etta James

It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr.

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Halo - Beyoncé

All Of Me - John Legend

For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder

Let’s Stay Together Al Green Make You Feel My Love Adele I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith

Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston Iris - Goo Goo Dolls Rule The World Take That

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Your Song - Ellie Goulding Everything - Michael Bublé

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Providing high quality wedding services through DJs, bands, dance floors, photo booths, light up letters, uplighting and so much more...

Find out more about our special packages, call us now

01344 774874 or visit www.innovents.co.uk

Swingworld

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A sophisticated jazz trio for that intimate jazz evening or big band for the dinner dance or wedding reception. 60/70’s Function band also available.

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Perfect bands for dancing, listening and all special occasions

The Wedding DJ Specialist Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire & Kent

07891 038 291

Suzanne Bevis-Harpist Pedal Harp and Lever Harp

No time to meet with lots of wedding DJs? Let us hand pick the right DJ for you www.whiteweddingdjs.co.uk

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Entertainment

Mark Tabbener

Caricaturist

on the spot at your wedding 01252 319127 Aldershot, Hants, GU11 3DS

www.caricaturist.tv

FIREWORKS FOR ALL OCCASIONS OVER 20 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE WITH DISPLAYS IF YOUR WEDDING IS LARGE OR SMALL, WE CAN HELP! PHIL BROWN 07810 858415 PHIL@PYROTASTIC.CO.UK

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Weddings & Civil Partnerships We offer Wedding and Civil Partnership package deals which also reduce the stress of contacting multiple suppliers Professional DJ ServicesFully Enclosed Green Screen Photo Booth Mirror Me Booth Giant LOVE letters Large MR & MRS letters Starlit Dance Floors Mood lighting Uplighters Sweet Cart Dancing on the Clouds Live Entertainment and much more...

Invite us to your Special Day

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Toastmasters & Celebrants The role of a toastmaster is to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your wedding day. They’ll make sure that everyone is in the right place and make relevant announcements, as well as ensuring that your day is running to time.

NOEL THOMPSON TOASTMASTER

Trevor English

Toastmaster

Professional Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies Independent Celebrant

07908 227957 www.letsmakeitspecial.co.uk

Dibden, Hants SO45 5UL

Relax and enjoy your special day knowing that everything is running smoothly and efficiently. To discuss your requirements or for an informal chat, contact me by phone or email.

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Wedding Real

Becca and Alex met aged just 15 and 17 with the help of a mutual friend.

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Many years later, Alex proposed to Becca in Abu Dhabi. They’d been gifted tickets to the Formula 1, and Alex had kept the ring safe in a secret compartment in their rucksack all day, planning to propose on the hill at the track. Becca’s playsuit, however, had other ideas and split in a rather embarrassing place, meaning the couple had to leave before he’d got the chance! Since they couldn’t stay for the concert after the race, the couple decided to go out for dinner instead. While Becca was doing her makeup she heard Alex ask her to come and look at something in the bedroom. Naturally, Becca shouted back “can’t you just come and show me here, I’m doing my makeup!” Unperturbed by the lack of reply, Becca continued to finish her makeup first, and then went through to the bedroom. There she found Alex on one knee - he’d www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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experience trying on dresses there and is certain that their seamstress is a miracle worker! Their guests loved their open photobooth, provided by Disco Fever - everyone commented on how great their props were and their personalised sign made for some hilarious photos. Guests were encouraged to stick a photo in their guest book with their message. They also asked guests to leave messages on a canvas with their initials and even had a fingerprint tree, organised by Becca’s sister. Becca and Alex also organised plenty of small elements for the big day, including lollipops for favours, personalised children’s activity bags and hangover kits for all of their guests! To ensure that the dancefloor was packed all night, Becca purchased enough flip flops for all the girls, which she tied with parcel string and a label indicating the size - that way, no one could complain of sore feet! They couldn’t have done it all without the support of their amazing family and friends, who all made sure that the couple had the most amazing day. 68

To top it all off, the couple honeymooned in Aruba, which was chosen and organised by Alex’s parents. It was kept a total secret until the wedding day, when it was announced by Alex’s dad during the speeches. Their beautiful wedding day was photographed by S Butler Photography. The photographers worked tirelessly from 8am-11.30pm and the couple couldn’t have been happier, providing them with the best memories from their magical day. www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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Her kits included: 1x can of fizzy drink 2x painkillers 1x packet of crisps 1x chocolate bar 1x chewing gum She bagged them up in cellophane bags and tied them with a personalised label, creating a really lovely gift for the partygoers (which they were sure to appreciate the next morning!)

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ow that you’ve got the admin sorted, it’s finally time for the best part of planning a wedding... deciding on your bridal wear! This is the most important dress you’ll ever buy, so make it count. Whether you’ve always known want you want to wear on your big day, or if you’ve got no idea, relax and enjoy this exciting step. To begin with, start with buying your bridal gown, shoes, accessories, veil and underwear. Why not take your bridesmaids to a bridal wear shop and get their dresses at the same time? There are so many fabulous wedding dress shops, and this experience will last a lifetime. At this stage of planning, we also recommend encouraging your partner to get organised,

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Our Go To Checklist Ideally 6 – 9 months in advance Shop for your bridal gown

Buy veil, tiara and accessories Buy shoes and underwear Take your mum shopping for her outfit Choose bridesmaids dresses Buy wedding rings Book hair and makeup for the big day Dress fittings and alterations

however difficult that may be! Even though this can sometimes feel like a stressful step of wedding planning, make sure you choose bridal wear that makes you feel amazing. It’s your big day, after all.

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Bridal Wear Top Tips when choosing your wedding dress: DO try lots of different styles, you might be pleasantly surprised by a type of dress you’d never have considered. DON’T bring too many people to your appointment, too many opinions can be overwhelming. DO take example pictures of the type of dress you think you’d like along to your bridal wear appointment, it’s a great place to start for your consultant.

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Couture Bridalwear Designed and made for you. Professional advice and help to design your own gown. Made to measure. Call or text Mani on: 07757237091 or email:dovesilkmani@yahoo.co.uk

t: 02380 773192

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Belles

01483 715858 www.belles-bridal.co.uk info@belles-bridal.co.uk All the latest designs from leading designers.

Bridal gowns, bridesmaids, flowergirls, mother of the bride, proms, christening & communion. Full range of accessories. Professional, friendly service.

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Open 7 days a week:

Mon-Sat 9-30 to 5-30/Sun 10-30 to 4-30 Thursday evenings (appointment only) 6-8pm shop@mousetrapdressboutique.co.uk

18/20 North Street Havant Hampshire PO9 1PR

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Catherine Francis bridal boutique

take your time to try on a stunning selection of bridal dresses, shoes, veils, headdresses, tiaras and bridesmaid dresses. located in the stunning market town of arundel, we are stockists of Justin alexander, Kenneth Winston, essense and ella rosa. We advise that you phone ahead to make an appointment.

www.catherinefrancis.co.uk t: 01903 883514

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16 the old Printing Works arcade, tarrant Street, arundel, bN18 9JH

Cranleigh Bridal Eddy K, LQ, Victoria K & Special Day

Cranleighs Premier Wedding Shop We also have a vast choice of veils, shoes and tiaras to compliment your outfit.

Call 01483 274853 for an appointment www.cranleighbridal.co.uk 7 Ewhurst Road, Cranleigh, Guildford, Surrey GU6 7AA Open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday

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Bridal Boutique for Beautiful Brides and Bridesmaids Contact us: The Bridal Barn; Unit 56, Smithbrook Kilns, Cranleigh, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU6 8JJ Appointments required

Tel: 01483 276766 Email: info@weddingfrox.com

Anya Bridal Couture

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Use your wedding to create a luscious garden paradise. This year, greenery is Pantone’s hottest trending colour and we’ve come up with several ways for you to bring a stunning natural backdrop indoors for your big day. Why should you take note? Greenery is this year’s colour of new beginnings: It’s fantastically natural, modern and reviving! In the colder months, especially, it’s perfect for bringing the great outdoors into your venue. Installations

This year, take eyes upwards. Expert event planners have been raving about ceiling potential! Create a sense of wonder by hanging garlands or weaving greenery along beams or a freestanding framework over your venue. You can incorporate floating orbs or lights into the design, which will create an enchanted feel.

Trees

The greenest of evergreens are a major go to for creating an impact. You can line aisles with trees for a verdant vista, or, have them in and amongst the tables of your venue. There’s no limit to the choices you can go for – olive, citrus, cypress, birch… Plenty of these will work! We’d recommend either renting or purchasing and planting, so that after your wedding, you can stay as sustainable as possible.

Plant Life

Clippings, specimens, jars, terrariums: Anything with leaves has been making a big appearance on Pinterest this year. Focus on lush, leafy greens and accents for your wedding, set against the simplest of backdrops. The colour of the year can’t be wrong!

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How to find your

Perfect Wedding Dress Finding your perfect wedding dress is one of the first things to tick off your list as a bride to be. It can often take a long time to order your dress, and you’ll need to leave plenty of time for fittings. It is the most important dress that you will ever wear, and it’s so important that you feel

comfortable and happy with your choice on your big day. Many brides find the task overwhelming, having no idea where to start - but don’t worry because we’re here with our top five ways to find your perfect wedding dress:

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Your wedding dress is one of your first wedding planning purchases, so make sure you’ve got a clear budget worked out. There is no doubt that the better quality gowns are more flattering as they will have more support and structure built in, so think about how much you’re prepared to pay for this. You’ll typically be able to find a budget gown for £300-600, but for £800-£1500 you’ll have a great choice, and designer dresses can start anywhere from £1200.

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Using a Wedding Directory helps narrow down your search so that you can see what is available in your local area. Simply type in what you’re looking for and the directory will provide you with a list of all the suppliers in your area. You should also be able to find information on the site on wedding dress designers, with some even allowing you to browse their designs. Check out www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/find/wedding-bridal-wear to help you find your perfect dress.

Browse Bridal Stores A great way to get inspiration for dresses is heading straight to bridal boutiques and having a look around. You can get an idea of the kind of styles you like and get advice from those working there. If you’ve already browsed online, you’re much more likely to go into your wedding dress appointment with a clearer idea of what you’re looking for, and your consultant will be one step closer to finding you your dream dress.

Wedding Shows & Fairs If you’re looking for inspiration for the kind of dress you would like to wear on your big day, a great way to get inspired is by going to wedding shows and fairs. You’ll have the opportunity to get the first look at emerging trends and check out various designers while you’re there. This is a great idea for fashion-forward brides who are looking for an on-trend look for their big day.

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Pinterest is the ultimate tool for brides to be. You can create a board for each part of your wedding and keep all your inspiration in one place that’s easy to reach. Begin by creating a board with all the dresses that have caught your eye, and then narrow down your research with boards for specific designers and styles. It’s a great tool that you can use in your bridal wear appointments to give your consultant an idea of what you’re looking for.

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Fross Wedding Collections is a luxury bridal boutique based East Sussex. We are well known for our wide selection of top designers. The boutique is a must-visit treasure trove for brides looking for beautiful wedding dresses. From gently guiding you through the process of finding your dream gown. We want to make sure that you have the most enjoyable and special experience possible. At Fross Wedding Collections, you can taking advantage of our above-and-beyond customer service. 6-7 Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 5DQ t: 01825 763380 www.frossweddingcollections.co.uk fross@weddingcollections.co.uk

May & Grace Bridal Boutique in Haslemere, Surrey.

By Appointment: 01428 288012 Info@mayandgrace.com A Beautiful, carefully curated collection of Bridal Gowns, Shoes and Accessories, From Top International Designers.

The Perfect Bridal Experience, The Reviews Speak for Themselves!

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FIVE WAYS TO Personalise your Wedding Dress Your wedding day is the most important day of your life, but it’s also a hugely important occasion for those closest to you. If you’re looking for ways to personalise your dress and honour the most important people in your life, we’ve come up with 6 easy ways to do it.

1. Stitch your Wedding Date

into your Dress.

A lovely way to honour your wedding date is by sewing your wedding date into the hem of your dress. You could even use blue thread and have it count as your ‘something blue’, too.

2. Add a monogram into your gown.

To make your dress even more personal, why not have a monogram made and sew it into the lining of your dress? They are a beautiful way to make your dress even more sentimental, and it can also act as your ‘something blue’.

3. Incorporate some material from your

mother, or grandmother’s dress into your wedding gown.

If they don’t mind you chopping up their wedding dresses (we wouldn’t blame them if they did), you could find a way to incorporate some of their fabric into your gown. You could embroider pieces into the dress or use the fabric as a waistband, or if you don’t want it to form part of your actual dress, why not wrap some fabric around your bridal bouquet? Using the fabric of a family 80

member’s dresses is a beautiful way to honour the important women in your life on your wedding day.

4. Use a piece of your mum’s wedding dress fabric for your garter. If you don’t want to incorporate your mum’s wedding dress fabric into your dress, but you’d still like to carry a piece of her gown with you, why not find a way to use some of the fabric for your garter? It’s a fun way to include your mum’s dress in your wedding day.

5. Add a Brooch that belonged to someone important to you.

If you’re lucky enough to have a family heirloom in the form of a brooch, it’s the perfect way to add a personal touch to your dress. If you feel that it doesn’t quite go with your overall look, you can always use it as a hairpiece, add it to your band or pop it into your bouquet to give it a little more sparkle! www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


Dry Cleaners “

If you’re going straight on your honeymoon, remember to ask a friend or relative to drop your dress to the dry cleaners. The key to removing marks and stains is prompt action.”

Specialists in the care and heirlooming of Wedding Dresses, Evening Dresses and more

Stockists of the Empty Box Company to preserve your wedding dress. Haberdashery range now also available in-store.

Celebrating our 10 year Anniversary in 2017

Tel: 01444 416644

www.sarahlacey-drycleaning.co.uk Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30 Sat 9.00-3.00 1 College Road, Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1QN

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Mother of the Bride & Hats

Specialists in Occasion Wear & Millinery

One of the largest Stockists in the south for Mother of the Bride & wedding guests. Sizes 8 to 28. 02380 894 500 charismafashions.com Fawley Village, Southampton, SO45 1EA

ANA ESPINA

by Anaisa

Millinery & Haute Couture

For your Special Event, Bespoke Hats created with passion and imagination in every detail!

Contact us 07984 900204 www.anaespinabyanaisa.co.uk

Over 250 outfits for Mother of the Bride & Groom Condici, John Charles & others One mile from Junction11 - M27 40 minutes free parking outside 71 High Street, Fareham Hants, PO16 7BB Tel: 01329 826123 www.davinasladiesfashion.co.uk

Designer & bespoke hats. Stockist for Rainbow Club shoes.

Mother of the bride and groom hats. Finest quality designer hats to finish off your outfit perfectly.

www.themadhattermillinery.com 12 Castle Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UW tel: 01483 566845

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Menswear Decide early on whether you’d rather buy or hire your menswear. Hiring is a great option if you’re looking to save a few pennies, but getting married is a great excuse to treat yourself and purchase a made-to-measure suit. FRASERS OF PETERSFIELD Specialising in Kilt Hire and Morning Wear

01730 263105 4 Chapel Street, Petersfield, Hants GU32 3DP

www.frasersformen.co.uk

Morning suits, Prince Edward, Frock Coats, Dinner Suits, White Tie, Lounge Suits & Accessories. Chest sizes from 20-60 available. Over 160 patterns of waistcoats. 23 Church Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EL 01483 414042 www.anthonyhirewear.com

suits newbury 01635 33455 Evening wear, everyday suits, wedding attire and more Old Bakehouse Chamber, Weavers Walk, Northbrook Street, Newbury RG14 1AL

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Which metal is best for your

WEDDING BAND? Why can’t I have a pure gold wedding band? Pure gold is too soft for jewellery, so it’s mixed with metal alloys to create different colours and ensure that it is hard-wearing.

metal types Platinum Hard-wearing with a cool luster, this rare metal is perfect if you’re after a durable ring that won’t lose its colour or brilliance. Despite being a more expensive choice, a platinum ring will last a lifetime and is considered the most prestigious metal for jewellery.

White Gold If you’re looking for the natural white colour of platinum without the pricetag, white gold is a great option. White gold rings use pure gold alloyed with various other white metals and are plated with rhodium to give their brilliant white colour, which does wear away over time. Replating is a simple process, which will restore your band to its former brilliance.

Palladium This white precious metal forms part of the platinum group, but can be more affordable. Popular for its hardness and natural white colour that won’t fade, palladium rings are durable option that provide a stunning backdrop for diamonds.

Yellow Gold With its warm mixture of pure gold, copper and silver, yellow gold is once again proving a popular choice for wedding bands. The carat of yellow gold you choose will make a difference to the colour and hardness of the band, so bear this in mind when matching your wedding band to your engagement ring.

Rose Gold Rose gold includes a higher percentage of copper, giving it its red tones. An on-trend choice for wedding bands, it is surprisingly affordable and more hard-wearing than yellow or white gold. Like with yellow gold, the carat affects the colour of the ring: A higher percentage of gold will give the ring a lighter rose gold tone, while more copper will give more of a red colour. Our beautiful photographs are courtsey of Charlotte Cornelius.

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Is your wedding bankrupting your bridesmaids? Weddings are expensive. For you, for your parents, for your guests, and also for your bridesmaids. But is your bridal party struggling to keep up with the costs? When you’re getting married it’s hard not to get caught up in your bridal bubble, and the budget often goes out of the window. You may have come to terms with the cost and are going all out to get your perfect day, and that’s a great situation to be in. However, it’s often difficult to remember that it’s actually only you that’s getting married, and all of your besties might not be quite so excited about the cost of your wedding. The bridesmaids especially can incur huge costs for your wedding, and most of that comes from the hen party. You might be super excited for your all out weekend in Ibiza, but your Maid of Honour’s bank account may not be quite bikini ready… Now a girls weekend away is always a great idea, but imagine if you’ve been invited to four next summer? That means serious saving for your girls. According to a Guides for Brides Twitter Poll, an overwhelming majority would prefer to stay in the UK for their friend’s hen party, because the cost is just too much. So if you’re planning on an overseas hen party, be understanding

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if some of your friends can’t make it, or to search for close to home hen party suppliers, head to www. guidesforbrides.co.uk. Then we’ve also got the tricky subject of whether your bridesmaids pay for their own dresses. Although this is becoming a more acceptable ask, this definitely causes some bitterness between friends. According to our research the majority do believe that the bride should pay for their maids’ dresses, though those that thought it was totally okay to ask bridesmaids to pay weren’t far behind. Perhaps if they’re each choosing their own dresses (and therefore would definitely wear them again) it’s more acceptable to ask them to fit the bill, but if you’re asking your girls to cough up for a dress that they have no say over and wouldn’t wear again, it’s got to be on the bride. The most important thing is to listen to your girls and be honest with them – you’ll be able to tell if they’re concerned about where the money is coming from. All weddings incur costs for the guests, travel can be a huge expense, and if they need accommodation, things can get really pricey. But before you get caught inside the wedding bubble, spare a thought for your girls – they might not be fortunate enough to throw the budget out of the window.

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Health and Beauty

Get a dazzling smile for your Special Day Special offer on Zoom Laser Teeth Whitening Treatment from ÂŁ299

01264 323033 31 Junction Road,Andover,SP10 3QU www.andoversmilecentre.com

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he big day is getting closer, so it’s time to begin organising the personal touches. These suppliers are the ones who are going to make your wedding day feel special to you, and help you bring your vision to life. We recommend getting started with these steps 3 – 9 months in advance so you allow yourself enough time to make sure that everything is perfect.

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This is a great time to think about booking your florist, who will work with you to make sure your wedding looks exactly how you imagined it would. From white winter florals, to bright summer pastels, there are so many beautiful options for your wedding flowers, so choosing the right florist is a big decision. It’s also time to choose your wedding cake, which means one thing: Cake tastings! Most brides have a great time choosing their perfect cake, so make sure to prioritise this fun step. Whilst we’re thinking about food, we recommend organising your menu at this time. Then, you can finally send out your invitations! www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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Cakes “The icing on the cake for your perfect day...”

Beautiful, award-winning wedding cakes designed and created to your individual requirements.

Lou’s Amazing Cakes 01483 575585 Individually designed and decorated Unique cakes and sugarcraft for all occasions

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Wedding styles and trends are forever changing and evolving. We chatted to Ann’s Designer Cakes to get the latest on her favourite wedding cake trends for 2018: What are your favourite wedding cake trends for 2018? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter @guidesforbrides.

The classic white wedding cake is perfect for all seasons and for couples wishing to add an element of classic luxury to their wedding. Classic white wedding cakes are often highly decorated with intricate detail to give each cake a bespoke design to suit the wedding theme and style. Handmade sugar flowers, ruffles,

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pearls, ribbons, lace and petals can all be styled to give different textures and a flair of elegance. The classic white will always look chic and beautiful. Giving you the flexibility to be as detailed or as simple as you wish, they’ll suit any elegant wedding style perfectly.

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Decadence

The decadent cake is a lavish trend for opulent and indulgent weddings. These large cakes cater for a large number of guests and are a real focal point at a grand wedding breakfast. The design aspects of the decadence cake are limitless. They are elaborately decorated

using Royal Icing, the perfect material to use on luxurious and grand wedding cakes. Rich, opulent colour tones are styled and embellished with jewels, pearls, sequins and sugar detailing, giving each cake a stunning regal flare.

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Florists

THE EDGE OF THE FLORIST Exceptional wedding flowers and floral designs by The Edge of the Florist based in the Surrey Hills. Come and have a relaxed chat with us about your wedding day.

t: 01483 277177 www.theedgeoftheflorist.com

Bespoke Wedding Flowers A fresh approach to floristry using the finest flowers to create original and innovative designs www.bbldesign.co.uk 020 8393 6322

SANDRA’S FLORIST 023 8089 1085

Because you deserve the very best wedding flowers Tailor made designs for the individual

www.sandrasflorist.co.uk 105 Longlane, Holbury, nr Southampton, SO45 2ND

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make an appointment today t: 01424 430088 w: www.fleurdelynn.co.uk 8 Alexandra Parade, Park Avenue, Hastings TN34 2PQ

Louise Avery Flowers specialise in luxury and bespoke Wedding Flowers. Elegant and stylish wedding flowers created specif ically for you. Vintage, Contemporary or Classic Elegance are all styles that you can choose. ALL VISITORS ARE RECEIVED BY PRIOR APPOINMENT Flower Studio: Ham Barn Business Park, Farnham Road, Greatham, Nr. Liss, Hampshire GU33 6LB Tel: 01420 538879 Email: louise@louiseaveryflowers.com Web: www.louiseaveryflowers.com

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Guest Accommodation In the build up to your big day, remember to keep your guests in the loop. Sending them a list of nearby accommodation and taxis will prove very helpful to guests who do not know the area. The new Guest Manager facility on the Guides for Brides wedding planner is a great way to manage your guests. Draw up your guest list, keep track of RSVPs and note any dietary requirements. www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/wedding-planner

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Venue Decoration

Chair Cover & Linen Hire . Balloon Decor Centrepieces . Candy Cart Hire Backdrop Hire & all the Little Extras

Contact Sally for a free consultation t: 07774087161 e: enquiries@inflate2create.co.uk www.inflate2create.co.uk www.facebook.com/inflate2create. venuestyling

Distinctive Elegance VENUE STYLISTS There are chair covers and then there are distinctively elegant wedding chair covers and sashes. It sounds simple but as you would expect from us, we bring our distinctive level of attention to detail to something as simple as your chair covers and sashes that will add cohesion and style to your venue. Our wedding stylist at Distinctive Elegance can work with you to create a wonderful first impression for your guests. We will get to know you and your fiance and understand what makes you both tick. We’ll create a wedding venue styling plan that will let your personalities shine through.

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Finishing

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ou’ve sorted out all the big things and it’s time to focus on the finishing touches. It’s often said that it’s the little details that make a wedding stand out from the crowd, so spend a little time organising the things that you’ve left until last. Whether it’s gifts for the bridal party and parents, or confirming the details with your suppliers, this is a wonderful opportunity to get a touch more organised. To start with, why not organise your table plan for the wedding breakfast, or write some speeches that won’t leave a dry eye in the house? Whilst you’re putting the last little bits together, a lot of brides choose to have a trial run of their makeup during this time. This is a great way to ensure that your bridal look is exactly what you envisaged. We also encourage making sure that all your balances

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Our Go To Checklist Ideally 1 – 3 months in advance Gifts for parents and bridal party Decide table plan (Using our online wedding planner)

Buy cake boxes, confetti, sparklers and cameras Write and practice speeches

are paid before you go ahead. No couple wants to spend their wedding day worrying about money.

Cut / colour hair, and trial run of style Trial run of make up and fake tan Confirm details of flower booking Check plans for hen and stag nights Confirm timings for transport Email all other suppliers to confirm plans Make sure all balances are paid Plan your wedding your way with the Guides for Brides online wedding planner. www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/weddingplanner

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our wedding is drawing near and excitement is in the air. You’ve spent so long organising every little detail and making sure that this day will be everything you dreamed it to be, and now it’s time to make sure everything is good to go. Some couples find the last week the most stressful, but try to relax and enjoy every single moment. Use this time as an opportunity to ensure that you have everything you’ll need with you on the day. No bride wants to spend her wedding morning frantically searching for her veil, so spend some time making sure that everything is accounted for. It’s also a wonderful time to arrange some time together before you say “I do”.

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Our Go To Checklist The final week Sort some “getting ready” provisions

Arrange time together Collect hired menswear

Make sure outfits are ready Arrange someone to return hired items Pack a “going away” bag Manicure and Pedicure Rehearsal for church wedding Brief best man, bridesmaids and ushers Enjoy your day!

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Buchanans Jewellers 17 High Street Lymington SO41 9AA 01590 670050

Yasmin Design Florist 20 St Thomas Street Lymington SO41 9NB 01590 610510

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort South Baddesley Road Lymington SO41 5ZB 0344 8799060

Stanwell House High Street Lymington SO41 9AA 01590 677123 The Beaulieu Hotel Beaulieu Road Lyndhurst SO42 7YQ 0800 444 441 Forest Lodge Hotel The Lodge Pike Hill Lyndhurst SO43 7AS 0800 444 441 Willow Barn Hotel & Restaurant Gore Road New Milton BH25 6SJ 01425 618868

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Frasers of Petersfield Westgate Hall 4 Chapel Street Westgate Street Petersfield Southampton GU32 3DP SO14 2AY 01730 263105 023 8083 4563

The Manor at Sway Station Road Sway SO41 6BA 01590 682754

Royal Maritime Club Queen Street Portsmouth PO1 3HS 023 9282 4231

Holiday Inn Winchester Telegraph Way Winchester SO21 1HZ 01962 826280

Pams Artistic Florist 257 New Road Portsmouth PO2 7RA 023 9266 2100 David Antony 149-151 Winter Road Portsmouth PO4 8DR 023 9275 4545 Crew 11 Edinburgh Road Portsmouth PO1 1DE 023 9282 7240 Moorhill House Hotel Moorhill Burley Ringwood BH24 4AG 0800 444 441 Oxfam Bridal Room 76-78 Shirley High Street Shirley SO15 3NE 0238 077 3192 Woodlands Lodge Hotel Bartley Road Southampton SO40 7GL 023 8029 2257

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Cake Lady 302, Shirley Road Shirley Southampton SO15 3HL 023 8077 7250 Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Sandy Lane Shedfield Southampton SO32 2HQ 01329 833455 Bartley Lodge Hotel Lyndhurst Road Cadnam Southampton SO40 2NR 0800 44 44 41 ANA ESPINA by Anaisa 6 Wilton Terrace Southsea PO5 2BQ 07984 900204 Southsea Tourist Information Clarence Esplanade Southsea PO5 3NT 023 9282 7261 The Queens Hotel Clarence Parade Southsea PO5 3LJ 023 9282 2466 Sparsholt Weddings Sparsholt College Sparsholt SO21 2NF 01962 797517

The Winchester Hotel & Spa Worthy Lane Winchester SO23 7AB 01962 709941

Nirvana 93-95 Olivers Battery Road South Winchester SO22 4JQ 01962 852525 Winchester College Enterprises College Street Winchester SO23 9NA 01962 621209 The Clothes Line Dress Agency 171 High Street Winchester SO23 9BQ 01962 868892 Offord & Sons 86 High Street Winchester SO23 9AP 01962 867772 Winchester Travel Service 79 Parchment Street Winchester SO23 8AT 01962 868444 Norton Park Hotel Winchester SO21 3NB 01962 763020

The Winchester Royal Hotel 21-22 St Peter Street Winchester SO23 8BS 01962 840840 Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel Paternoster Row Winchester SO23 9LQ 01962 861611 Avington Park Winchester SO21 1DB 01962 779260 Marwell Hotel Thomsons Lane Winchester SO21 1JY 01962 777681 SURREY WEDDING BUSINESSES Hartsfield Manor Sandy Lane Betchworth RH3 7AA 01737 845300 Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa Lime Avenue Portsmouth Road Camberley GU15 2BG 0344 879 9110

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House Of Flowers 121 Guildford Street Chertsey KT16 9AL 01932 566763

Hilton Cobham Seven Hills Road South Cobham KT11 1EW 01932 864471

Ramster Hall Petworth Road Chiddingfold GU8 4SN 01428 654167

Celebration Cakes East Lodge House High Street Cranleigh GU6 8AJ 01483 277199

Chobham Flowers 69 High Street Chobham GU24 8AF 01276 855164 Chobham Bride 71 High Street Chobham GU24 8AF 01276 857101 Frensham Pond Hotel Bacon Lane Churt GU10 2QD 01252 795161 The Cobham Curve Fairmile Lane Cobham KT11 2BU 01932 864441 Silvermere Inn on the Lake Redhill Road Cobham KT11 1EF 01932 584 316 The Conservatory at Painshill Portsmouth Road Cobham KT11 1JE 0207 3782970

Cranleigh Golf & Country Club Barhatch Lane Cranleigh GU6 7NG 01483 268855 Denbies Wine Estate London Road Dorking RH5 6AA 01306 734663 Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel At the foot of Box Hill Dorking RH5 6BX 01306 884561 De Vere Horsley Estate Ockham Road South East Horsley KT24 6DT 01483 286599 The Drift Golf Club The Drift East Horsley KT24 5HD 01483 284641 The Thatcher’s Hotel Guildford Road East Horsley KT24 6TB 01483 280511

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The Runnymede-onThames Windsor Road Egham TW20 0AG 01784 220921

Lakeside International Hotel Surrey Wharf Road Frimley Green GU16 6PT 01252 836464

Royal Holloway Egham Hill Egham TW20 0EX 01784 414149

Jewelled 89 High Street Godalming GU7 1AW 01483 869838

Ewell Court House Lakehurst Road Ewell KT19 0EB 01372 732304

The Greenhouse 73 High Street Godalming GU7 1AW 01483 414853

BBL Design 11-13 Corner House Parade Epsom Road Ewell KT17 1NX 020 8393 6322

Anthony Hirewear 23 Church Street Godalming GU7 1EL 01483 414042

Corteil & Barratt Ltd 40 High Street Ewell Village KT17 1RW 02083 930032 Northbrook Park Farnham GU10 5EU 0844 824 7772 Farnham House Hotel Alton Road Farnham GU10 5ER 01252 716908 Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel The Borough Farnham GU9 7NN 01252 715237

Merrist Wood Golf Club Holly Lane Worplesdon Guildford GU3 3PB 01483 238890 Visit GuildfordTourist Information Centre Guildford House 155 High Street Guildford GU1 3AJ 01483 444333 Drummond Arms Hotel The Street Albury Guildford GU5 9AG 01483 202039

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Barnett Hill Blackheath Lane Wonersh Guildford GU5 0RF 01483 893361

Lythe Hill Hotel Petworth Road Haslemere GU27 3BQ 01428 744815

The Bridge House Hotel Reigate Hill Reigate RH2 9RP 01737 246801

Belles Brides 10 Guildford Road Woking GU22 7PX 01483 715858

Wedding Frox The Bridal Barn Unit 56 Smithbrook Kilns Guildford GU6 8JJ 01483 276766

Langshott Manor Ladbroke Road Horley RH6 9LN 01293 786680

The Farnham Hog’s Back Hotel Seale GU10 1EX 01252 782345

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Baileys Jewellers 86 High Street Horsell GU21 4SZ 01483 723949

Sunbury Golf Centre Charlton Lane Shepperton TW17 8QA 01276 911 012

Chobham Golf Club Chobham Road Knaphill GU21 2TZ 01276 855584

Woodlands Park Hotel Woodlands Lane Stoke D’Abernon KT11 3QB 0845 519 3420

Leatherhead Golf Club Kingston Road Leatherhead KT22 0EE 01372 843966

Brooklands Hotel Brooklands Drive Weybridge KT13 0SL 01932 335720

Foxhills Club & Resort Stonehill Road Ottershaw KT16 0EL 01932 704448

The Best Western Ship Hotel Monument Green 70 High Street Weybridge KT13 8BQ 01932 237665

The Mad Hatter 12 Castle Street Guildford GU1 3UW 01483 566845 The Mandolay Hotel 36 - 40 London Road Guildford GU1 2AE 01483 375006 Loseley Park Guildford GU3 1HS 01483 405126 Manor House Hotel Newlands Corner Guildford GU4 8SE 01483 222624 Hampton Court House Hampton Court Road Hampton Court KT8 9BS 020 8614 0857 May and Grace 33 Weyhill Haslemere GU27 1BZ 01428 288012

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Coltsford Mill Mill Lane Oxted RH8 9DG 01883 716354 Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa Nutfield Road Nutfield Redhill RH1 4EL 0845 519 3420

Deans Place Hotel White Way Alfriston BN26 5TW 01323 870248 Leeford Place Hotel Mill Lane Whatlington Road Battle TN33 0ND 01424 772863 The Cooden Beach Hotel Cooden Sea Road Bexhill-On-Sea TN39 4TT 01424 842281 Ring 21 Meeting House Lane The Lanes Brighton BN1 1HB 01273 773544

Oatlands Park Hotel Oatlands Drive Weybridge KT13 9HB 01932 847242

Gold Coast Jewellers 1 Brighton Square The Lanes Brighton BN1 1HD 01273 774044

Viva Bridal Beaconsfield House Kingfield Road Woking GU22 9EE 01483 299799

Grains of Gold 50-52 Meeting House Lane Brighton BN1 1HB 01273 777197

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Drakes of Brighton 43-44 Marine Parade Brighton BN2 1PE 01273 696934 Hilton Brighton Metropole Kings Road Brighton BN1 2FU 01273 775432 Blessings Occasion Wear 1 & 3 Loyal Parade Mill Rise Brighton BN1 5GG 01273 505766 Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel King’s Road Brighton BN1 2GS 01273 763244 The O Zone 21-23 Church Street Brighton BN1 1RB 01273 739500 The Ocean Suite Eastbourne Pier Eastboune BN21 3EL 01323 748710 Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre Cornfield Road Eastbourne BN21 4QL 0871 663 0031

Posh Little Chelsea 28 South Street Eastbourne BN21 4XB 01323 412 131

Azur At The Marina Pavilion Marina St. Leonards on Sea Hastings TN38 0BU 0845 812 1066

Mansion Lions Hotel Grand Parade Eastbourne BN21 3YS 01323 727411

Fleur de Lynn 8 Alexandra Parade Park Avenue Hastings TN34 2PQ 01424 430088

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne King Edward’s Parade Eastbourne BN21 4EQ 01323 412345

Bannatyne Spa Hotel Battle Road Hastings TN38 8EA 01424 851222

Best Western York House Hotel 14-22 Royal Parade Eastbourne BN22 7AP 01323 412918

West Hove Golf Club Badgers Way Hangleton Hove BN3 8EX 01273 419738

The Cavendish Hotel 38 Grand Parade Eastbourne BN21 4DH 01323 410222

Dickies Men & Boys Suit Hire Olive Road Hove BN3 5LE 01273 388628

Hydro Hotel Mount Road Eastbourne BN20 7HZ 01323 746105 Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club Forest Row RH18 5JR 01342 820264 Roebuck Hotel Wych Cross Forest Row RH18 5JL 01342 823811

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Leonie Claire Bridal 5 Hove Park Villas Hove BN3 6HP 01273 711458 Lewes Tourist Information Centre 187 High Street Lewes BN7 2DE 01273 483448

East Sussex National Little Horsted TN22 5ES 01825 880227 Dazzling Decor 44 High Street Newhaven BN9 9PD 07984 097658 Saltcote Place Saltcote Lane Rye TN31 7NR 01797 222220 The Bell in Ticehurst High Street Ticehurst TN5 7AS 01580 200234 Fross Wedding Collections 6-7 Bell Lane Uckfield TN22 5DQ 01825 763380 Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club Dale Hill Ticehurst Wadhurst TN5 7DQ 01580 200112 WEST SUSSEX WEDDING BUSINESSES Wakehurst Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Ardingly RH17 6TN 01444 894335

Pelham House St Andrews Lane Lewes BN7 1UW 01273 488600 107


Hilton Avisford Park Hotel Walberton Arundel BN18 0LS 01243 551215

Marilyn’s Cakes Weddings and Unit 14 Special Occasions Almshouse Arcade 2 Railway Approach Chichester East Grinstead PO19 7JL RH19 1BP 01243 785678 01342 323233

Town Flowers 246 Chichester Road Bognor Regis PO21 5BA 01243 868652

Truly Gorgeous Zara Flora Unit 4 (South) 1 Old Stone Link Vinnetrow Ship Street Business Park East Grinstead Vinnetrow Road RH19 4EF Chichester 01342 300500 PO20 1QH 01243 788090 Emma Tindley Bridalwear Upwaltham Barns 191 London Road The Granary East Grinstead Chichester RH19 1HA GU28 0LX 01342 321514 01798 300252 Tottington Manor The Council House Hotel North Street Edburton Road Chichester Edburton PO19 1LQ BN5 9LJ 01243 788502 01903 815757

Little Florists 44 Bedford Street Bognor Regis PO21 1SH 01243 849 189 Broadbridges Lynnem House 1 Victoria Way Burgess Hill RH15 9NF 01444 242682 Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre 96 Church Walk Burgess Hill RH15 9AS 01444 238202

Flowers and Such Findon Manor The Old Bakery High Street Copthorne Bank Findon Copthorne BN14 0TA RH10 3RE 01903 872733 Rosanne Florists 01342 718959 5 Keymer Parade Broadbridges Burgess Hill Boulevard Florists Ltd 2-8 Sussex Road RH15 0AB 56 The Boulevard Haywards Heath 01444 244792 Crawley RH16 4EA RH10 1XH 01444 413466 Moss 01293 525383 11 South Street Best Western Chichester Cottesmore Golf & Birch Hotel PO19 1EH Country Club Lewes Road 01243 785039 Buchan Hill Haywards Heath Pease Pottage RH17 7SF Chichester Cathedral Crawley 01444 451565 The Royal Chantry RH11 9AT Cathedral Cloisters 01293 528256 Chichester PO19 1PX 01243 813585 108

Haywards Heath Town Hall 40 Boltro Road Haywards Heath RH16 1BA 01444 455694 White Mischief High Street Henfield BN5 9HP 01273 495566 Moss Bros Hire Ltd 1 Sterling Buildings Horsham RH12 1DR 01403 268037 Mannings Heath Golf Club Hammerpond Road Mannings Heath Horsham RH13 6PG 01403 220348 South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel Brighton Road Horsham RH13 6PS 01403 892348 Gatwick Manor London Road Lowfield Heath RH10 9ST 01293 866619 The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa South Street Midhurst GU29 9NH 01730 816911 Bignor Park Pulborough RH20 1HG 07798 807043

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The Ravenswood Horsted Lane Sharpthorne RH19 4HY 01342 810216

The Charmandean Centre Forest Road Worthing BN14 9HS 01903 239349

Wiston House Steyning BN44 3DZ 01903 815020

Field Place The Boulevard Worthing BN13 1NP 01903 905050

Chichester Park Hotel Westhampnett PO19 7QL 01243 786351

Confetti Bridal Gowns 5 Warwick Lane Warwick Street Worthing BN11 3DP 07594 606262 Green Fingers 132 Montague Street Worthing BN11 3HG 01903 214105

Aurum Designer-Jewellers 159 Montague Street Worthing BN11 3BZ 01903 207944

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Wedding Fair Diary 2017-2018 HAMPSHIRE 19 November 2017 19 November 2017 19 November 2017 19 November 2017 19 November 2017 19 November 2017 25 November 2017 26 November 2017 05 December 2017 12 December 2017 07 January 2018 13 January 2018 14 January 2018 14 January 2018 21 January 2018 21 January 2018 21 January 2018 21 January 2018 28 January 2018 04 February 2018 11 February 2018 11 February 2018 11 February 2018 18 February 2018 18 February 2018 18 February 2018 25 February 2018 25 February 2018 25 February 2018 25 February 2018 04 March 2018 04 March 2018 110

Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu The Hampshire Court Hotel, Chineham Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst Bartley Lodge Hotel, Southampton Beaulieu Hotel, Lyndhurst Lockswood Community Centre, Southampton Boutique de Fleur, Southampton Warbrook House, Hook Highfield Park, Hook Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney The Solent Hotel & Spa, Fareham Warbrook House, Hook The Langstone Hotel, Portsmouth Highfield Park, Hook Holiday Inn Winchester, Winchester New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath Chilworth Manor, Chilworth Mercure Dolphin Hotel, Southampton Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth Hatch Warren Community Centre , Basingstoke Highfield Park, Hook The Casa Hotel , Yateley Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook Lainston House, an Exclusive Hotel Wedding Open Da Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney The Silverlake Stadium, Eastleigh Norton Park Hotel, Winchester Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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The Hampshire Court Hotel, Chineham Romsey Golf Club, Southampton Test Valley Golf Club, Overton Old Aresford Place, Alresford Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton Coldeast Mansion, Southampton Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke Holiday Inn Winchester, Winchester The Solent Hotel & Spa, Fareham Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook Romsey Golf Club, Southampton Chilworth Manor, Chilworth The Langstone Hotel, Portsmouth New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath

SURREY 19 November 2017 20 November 2017 26 November 2017 12 December 2017 07 January 2018 14 January 2018 14 January 2018 21 January 2018 21 January 2018 21 January 2018 28 January 2018 28 January 2018 04 February 2018 GfB The Wedding Directory 2018

Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa, Camberley The Talbot Ripley Inn, Woking Horsley Towers, East Horsley The Runnymede-on-Thames, Egham Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs Robert Denholm House, Nutfield The Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa, Camberley Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury on Thames Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford Holiday Inn Sutton, Sutton 111


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Pine Ridge Golf Club, Camberley Frensham Heights, Farnham The Runnymede-on-Thames, Egham Foxhills Club & Resort, Ottershaw Cobham Hilton, Cobham Loseley Park, Guildford Foxhills Club & Resort, Ottershaw Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking Farnham Maltings, Farnham Littleton Park House, Shepperton Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere Pine Ridge Golf Club, Camberley The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford Foxhills Club & Resort, Ottershaw

SUSSEX 17 November 2017 17 November 2017 19 November 2017 26 November 2017 26 November 2017 10 December 2017 06 January 2018 07 January 2018 07 January 2018 14 January 2018 21 January 2018 21 January 2018 28 January 2018 04 February 2018 04 February 2018 10 February 2018

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton The Ravenswood Hotel, Sharpthorne Pelham House, Lewes The Pilgrims Rest, Battle All Saints Chapel, Eastbourne The Pilgrims Rest Wedding Open Day Brighton Racecourse, Brighton Best Western Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne The Pilgrims Rest, Battle The Pilgrims Rest, Battle Findon Manor, Findon South Lodge, Horsham The Hawth Theatre, Crawley Malmaison Brighton, Brighton Corals Stadium Hove, Hove Mid Sussex Golf Club, Ditchling www.guidesforbrides.co.uk


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Ardingly College, Haywards Heath Arundel Town Hall, Arundel Seldon Barns, Worthing Stanmer House, Brighton The Pilgrims Rest, Battle Michelham Priory, Hailsham Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, Brighton The Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill on Sea K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston East Sussex National, Little Horsted Stansted House, Rowlands Castle Cissbury Manor House, Nepcote South Of England Showground, Haywards Heath The Field Place Manor House, Worthing The Guildhall, Chichester Fontwell Park, Arundel Battle Abbey School, Battle Hastings Museum & Art Gallery 2018 Wedding Fair The Hawth Theatre, Crawley Fontwell Park, Arundel South Of England Showground, Haywards Heath K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley

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Hawth Theatre, Crawley www.sussexweddingfayre.com

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MAR

K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley www.crawleyweddingfayre.com

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APR

SOE Showground, Ardingly www.soeweddingfayre.com

OCT

28

4

22

9

4

21

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2018 Wedding Fayres Sunday 7th January

The Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Sunday 14th January

The Solent Hotel & Spa, Whiteley

Sunday 21st January

The Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island

Sunday 28th January

New Place, Shirrell Heath

Sunday 4th February

Chilworth Manor Hotel, Southampton

Sunday 11th February

Portsmouth Guildhall

Sunday 18th February

Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook

Sunday 25th February

Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke

Sunday 4th March

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Sunday 18th March

Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere

Sunday 25th March

Stansted House, Rowlands Castle

Sunday 29th April

Fontwell Park, Arundel

Sunday 3rd June

Hilton at Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Sunday 1st July

Coldeast Mansion, Sarisbury Green

Sunday 8th July

Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook

Sunday 2nd September

Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke

Sunday 9th September

The Solent Hotel & Spa, Whiteley

Sunday 16th September

Fontwell Park, Arundel

Sunday 23rd September

Portsmouth Guildhall

Sunday 30th September

Hilton at Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Sunday 7th October

Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook

Sunday 21st October

Chilworth Manor Hotel, Southampton

Sunday 28th October

The Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island

Sunday 4th November

New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath

More dates being added all the time. See website for up-to-date list.

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Spinnaker Tower

Langstone Hotel

The Solent Hotel & Spa

New Place

Hilton at Ageas Bowl

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