Expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your London Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourlondon.wedding

 

Personal touch

Personal touch

Q. We have so many ideas for our wedding décor but when it comes to realising them we don't know where to start. Should we draft in a stylist? We're worried that handing over the reigns will make it impersonal.

A. Sandra Agyapong says: Let's start by defining the essential role of a wedding stylist. We create moodboards, design floor plans, source props, centrepieces, materials and create the ambience for your wedding.

We love working with couples, who can often be overwhelmed by the multiple choices of colour palettes and flower arrangements. Our clients can be unsure whether they want a vintage-inspired wedding or shabby chic elements with a twist of sequin table covers, and the list goes on.

Having a wedding stylist makes planning more fun – we work with couples as a team and take care to understand your style and personality so we can deliver your vision.

Sandra Agyapong
www.crazyforvintageweddings.com

 

Love letters

Love letters

Q. We've asked guests for contributions towards our honeymoon in lieu of gifts so we want a safe place to stow cards on the day as our venue is open to the public – what is your advice?

A. Amy and Ian says: Our advice would be to get a post box that is sturdy and lockable so that your cards and gifts from your guests are together in a safe and secure place. You'd have a key to gain access when required. There are various colours of post boxes available so you can easily match your wedding's colour scheme. They can be displayed with flowers, candles or lights in any way that you wish. You can usually request a personalised insert in the front, which will include both bride and groom's names, where the wedding is taking place, the date of your wedding and where you'd like gifts that are too big for the post box to be stowed. You can edit the insert to include any extra information you like and it makes a lovely keepsake after the day.

Amy and Ian
www.occasionalpostltd.co.uk

 

Scent of success

Scent of success

Q. I love the idea of weaving scent through my day but how does it work in practice?

A. Amanda Cannock says: Scent will add another dimension to a wedding, enhancing the theme and style of the occasion. Every bride should have a signature scent for their wedding day; a perfume that will instantly transport them back to the magic of the day whenever they wear it. A bride's scent should be stronger than usual, however not overpowering. To prolong the scent, brides can layer multiple products from the same fragrance collection. Prior to the wedding, the bride's chosen fragrance can be used to scent the wedding invitations by misting a little eau de parfum over the invitation and inside the envelope.

The ceremony and reception venues should be dressed with a cluster of candles and fragrance diffusers, while a room and linen mist should be spritzed as required in the room. The corresponding hand lotion and wash should be placed in the bathrooms for guests to enjoy. After the wedding, a gift from the chosen fragrance collection would make the perfect wedding favour for the bridal party and guests. During the honeymoon, brides may pack the eau de parfum to bring the signature
scent on their journey.

Amanda Cannock
www.connocklondon.co.uk

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