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Planning a 2021 Wedding?

As we ease out of lockdown, it is a time to look forward and start to make plans or pick back up on the plans we had before.  So much has been put on hold; events; conferences; concerts; marathons; weddings; family celebrations and much more.

 

At Conifer Events we have been quietly working on some fantastic wedding events for early 2021, we understand that planning any Special Event takes a lot of work, care and consideration and our events will certainly help!

 

Planning a 2021 or beyond wedding or still looking for that perfect venue?  Either way our Wedding Events can help, we have planned them perfectly to be as beneficial as possible to all your wedding planning needs and of course a great day out for all!

 

#1 Roodlea Barn Wedding Showcase

 

 

Our first event is a Wedding Showcase Day at the beautiful Roodlea Barn, this stunning Barn is in South Ayrshire and is only 10 minutes from Ayr Town Centre.  On Sunday 17thJanuary we will take over this beautiful Venue between 12-4pm, the full Venue will be set for a wedding, perfect if you are looking for a wedding Venue, come along, have a look around and chat to Roodlea’s wedding team who can give you all of the information on their Venue and packages. We will also have a host of fantastic wedding suppliers who will be exhibiting everything from cakes to flowers and much more.  Enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles and you won’t want to miss our fantastic prize giveaway with the winner being announced on the day. Reserve your complimentary space – BOOK NOW

 

#2 Get Wedding Ready!

 

 

Our next event is out ‘Get Wedding Ready’ event which will be held in The Old Dr Bells Baths in Edinburgh on Sunday 7th February between 12-4pm. This will be a wedding event with a twist, not just your typical wedding show! Our Get Wedding Ready Event will have everything and more to get you ‘on point’ for your special day. We are working with very talented Dr Nestor Demosthenous, who will giving his expert advice on the day…. now that is not to be missed! We will also have a host of our finest wedding suppliers including florists, photographers and many more! Ohh and did we mention the live music, fashion show and make up masterclass! Tickets for this event are only £10 per person and are selling fast…BOOK NOW

 

#3 Fruin Farm Wedding Showcase

 

 

Then, on 7th March as Spring creeps up upon us we have another wedding showcase in the stunning Fruin Farm.  Fruin Farm is set on 5 Acres of beautiful Countryside amongst the foothills of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it is only a 30 minute drive from Glasgow Airport,  again whether you have booked your venue or not, this event is for you, no venue yet, come and check out this beautiful barn in the picturesque setting or if you already have your Venue but still some final bits to organise, come along and browse our selection of hand- picked wedding suppliers who will be delighted to assist you. This will be a fun filled day with complimentary drinks and nibbles, live music and much more!

Reserve your complimentary space – BOOK NOW

 

If you’d like anymore information or have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach me at louize@coniferevents.co.uk

 

We look forward to welcoming you to fantastic events!

 

Love

Louize x

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Scotland – A Destination Wedding

Famed for its breath-taking landscapes, majestic ancient castles and stunning natural beauty, Scotland is the perfect destination to host a wedding. 

 

 

For many US citizens, getting married in Scotland would be a dream come true! And it can definitely become a reality, but there are a few steps you need to take first.

So, what exactly do you need to know before you begin to plan your dream wedding in Scotland as a US citizen?

The first thing you need to know is: you’ll need to apply for a marriage visitor visa. This will enable you to get married in the UK and will be valid for 6 months so you can use it to explore the country after your wedding. The earliest you can apply for this visa is 3 months before your date of travel, you should have your visa within 3 weeks of applying. The application will cost you £95 or roughly $115.

 

Registering your marriage in Scotland

To get married in Scotland you must by law lodge marriage notice forms and the associated documents to the registrar in whose district you intend to be married. After completing the forms, they must be posted (emails will not be accepted) to arrive between 10-12 weeks before the date of marriage, and at the very latest 29 days before. All of the forms are available from the National Records of Scotland.

 

 

The Ceremony

There are two different types of ceremony you can have in Scotland:

  1. A Civil Ceremony- This can take place in a registration office, or anywhere agreed with the registrar, with the exception of a religious premises.
  2. A religious or belief ceremony- This can take place anywhere approved by a registered celebrant.

The most popular option is the civil ceremony as most wedding venues have already been approved for civil ceremonies. Once you have found the perfect venue, it is important to confirm your date with both the venue and the registrar’s office to make sure both have availability.

 

Conifer Recommends

If you’re coming all the way to Scotland for your dream wedding you will want your venue and its surroundings to pretty spectacular. Somewhere unique, somewhere that wow’s you, somewhere you can’t wait to create memories to last a lifetime in.

Here at Conifer we specialise in making this happen! Whether it’s an old converted barn, one of Scotland’s exquisite castles, or a small intimate venue steeped in Scottish history. We’ve got you covered.

 

Crossbasket Castle

 

 

A luxurious affair, Crossbasket offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests. Complete with a four-storey private bridal tower and an array of opulent public rooms including a Grand Roosevelt Ballroom with space enough to welcome over 250 people, Crossbasket Castle promises a truly magical experience.

The spectacular 16th century tower and 18th century castle is tucked away on the outskirts of the bustling city of Glasgow overlooking the stunning waterfalls on the River Calder transporting you to the tranquillity and beauty of a vast country estate.

 

The Brig O’ Doon

The Brig O’ Doon House & Hotel is one of Scotland’s most iconic wedding venues, situated within the historic village of Alloway, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The impressive banqueting hall with its breath-taking views of the famous Brig o’ Doon immortalised in Robert Burns’ famous poem ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ make it a truly unique venue. The banqueting hall can seat up to 180 guests.

 

 

Brig o’ Doon House provides the perfect setting for a distinctly Scottish themed wedding for bridal parties who wish to embrace their Scottish heritage. All arrangements can be made to ensure your wedding has a truly Scottish flavour, including tartan dressings and embellishments, bagpipes, heather, thistles, whisky miniatures and, needless to say, some classic and imaginative Scottish cuisine – something the Brig o’ Doon is renowned for.

 

 

Neidpath Castle

Getting married at Neidpath Castle will be an experience like no other. The Castle is totally exclusive, with entrance to the public only available by arrangement. Couples seeking a romantic and historic setting, will love the atmosphere. The rough stone walls, roaring log fires, sumptuous tapestries and profusion of candles, are breathtaking.

 

 

Situated above the River Tweed and just minute’s distance from Peebles, the interiors and grounds of this venue are beautiful to say the least and will have your wedding photographs looking incredible. Neidpath has, in the past, welcomed diverse people through its doors, from Mary Queen of Scots, to Sir Walter Scott, and Wordsworth wrote a poem about it. It has been used as a film set, hosted medieval fairs, musical evenings, historical re-enactments and so many other exciting occasions – and we can think of no better addition to that list than your wedding.

If you have any queries about getting married in Scotland, or even just want to find out about some of the exquisite venues the Country has to offer. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Drop me an email on Hannah@coniferevents.co.uk

That’s all for now!

Hannah

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A Beautiful insight into Barn Wedding Venues

Rewind 10 years and the idea of Barn Weddings probably wasn’t something that many couples would had thought about when they imagined their dream wedding.  This can be said for other types of Venues too including city centre venues, where you’ve maybe spent some of your clubbing days, a ship on the Clyde or even popular visitor attractions like the Science Centre and Kelburne Country Park who have all jumped on the Wedding Venue band wagon…..and why not, isn’t it just amazing to have such a vast and interesting choice of wedding venues available all around us. 

It is great how wedding venues have changed and evolved over the years and I have been lucky enough to be in the industry and see this eloquently happen. All you have to do is take a flick through a wedding magazine or browse their sites to see vast types of wedding venue styles available to suit all tastes and budgets and as my good old saying goes, your wedding should be as individual as you are. This is so true…

 

 Fruin Farm

Image Fruin Farm

 

But…. Barns, these are a front runner for me personally, being a country girl myself, growing up in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, this is my happy place! I am a keen runner and over the years as barn weddings have evolved, I have seen myself now spotting barns on my routes which were once unused and have been transformed into the perfect wedding venue.  Or the Barns and farms houses I see and think what a beautiful wedding and events venue that could be and find myself visualising and mapping out exactly how it could look.

There are so many wonderful barn venues dotted around not only in Ayrshire but all over Scotland, nestled in the most scenic areas with breath taking views of our beautiful countryside.  Parts of some barns are still named after their original purpose including names like the Hay Barn and Milking Byre, these farm house buildings and barns have been restored to create the venue, however many have kept their original features, which are rustic and worldly!

 

Image Make Believe Events

Image Make Believe Events

 

Styling and Catering for Barn Weddings

Catering in barns can in some cases be provided by the venue themselves. Many of these venues have on site farm shops with mouth-watering locally produced food, in others there is the flexibility to bring in your own catering. Many barns refer to the wedding meal as the Wedding Feast, just what you would expect in this type of venue, a slightly different spin on your typical and traditional wedding menus.  If the venue allows why not have an ice cart on a sunny day or a pimp your prosecco stand for those afternoon drinks in the hazy afternoon sunshine, the possibilities are endless in some of these amazing venues.

One of the main appeal of barns weddings for me is definitely the picturesque surroundings but also what you can do with the venue in terms of décor. You can certainly make it your own and create a real welcoming and warm atmosphere.  At Conifer Events we can create the perfect barn set up including one of my favourites, the amazing fairy light canopy draped from the ceiling adding that delicate lighting, rustic gin bottle centre pieces with a perfect mix of flowers and candles, long tables with chivari chairs perfect for that “Wedding Feast”!  We can take care of the organising and running of your full day with our wedding planning packages working closely with you and your barn venue to create your perfect day.

We are very excited to announce that we will be working with a selection of handpicked Wedding Barns next year…. more details coming soon, keep an eye on our social pages for updates.

In the meantime, if you have any Wedding and Event enquiries please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Love,

Louize x

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A Snapshot of our Supplier Network

At Conifer we work with an amazing network of wedding suppliers. We believe in building and maintaining excellent relationships which means we work as a team enabling us to deliver a wedding or event seamlessly.

Having been in the wedding business for over 10 years our “little black book” of contacts is bulging at the seams. Our couples are always asking us how we know so many fabulous suppliers and how we can negotiate the best prices with them. The answer is simple. Loyalty & trust. Without the dedication and quality of our suppliers we would not be able to deliver the sheer number of exceptional weddings year after year…….. Our couples really can rely on Conifer to recommend the most exquisite and reliable suppliers.

Here is an insight into a couple of the fabulous suppliers we work with for our weddings and events.

 

Ad-Media – Wedding Photographers

Choosing the perfect photographer for your wedding is an important and daunting task. You need to make sure you have done your research and found the ideal style of photographer to best fit your wedding day. You want to make sure you can trust your photographer to capture all the right moments perfectly. After all this is your big day and these memories will last a lifetime, so you want those memories captured in an image that will tell your story forever.

Aryan is the founder of Ad-Media, specialising in Photography & Videography. He loves creating visually stunning content, especially at Weddings where every moment is so emotionally charged. Wedding photography is very personal. Aryan aims to capture not only the important moments, but also the best moments which often go unnoticed.

“….As a wedding photographer and videographer, I find it fascinating, challenging and extremely satisfying to create photos and videos that ‘speak’ to you as they tell the story of your day – in an honest and tasteful way.”

Check out his blog “Here’s everything you need to know about Wedding Photography” which will give you an insight into the different photography styles there are and how you go about deciding the perfect one for you!

 

Blooms – Wedding Flowers

 

Whether you are clueless about carnations or a pro on peonies, choosing your wedding flowers is a big task. There are so many questions to be answered… What’s in season? What kind of flowers will match my theme and colour scheme? Will my budget cover the flowers I want?

A lot of couples think that it will be more cost effective to organise the flowers themselves. However, sourcing and arranging flowers is a lot of work and would leave the bride and bridal party exhausted and stressed out. Although it might initially seem cheaper, by the time all the supplies have been sourced and delivered, and all the time and effort has been put in, it actually doesn’t work out cheaper. Using a professional florist doesn’t need to break the bank and will ultimately leave you with an amazing set-up that you couldn’t have put together yourself.

Elaine from Blooms has been in the industry for 34 years and specialises in creating bespoke floral arrangements for a multitude of clients. Elaine says that there is no ceiling to floristry varieties or design. Whether you want something grand, contemporary or something with more of a personal touch she will create a unique floral style which will reflect yours and fit perfectly into your wedding day.

Contact us about our Wedding Supplier Network

Just remember, your wedding photos will last a lifetime, your flower choice can make all the difference to the look of your day!

Of-course, we cannot name each and every one of our suppliers otherwise we would be writing a story and not a blog! Keep tuned for future blogs where we will give some new insights into some more of our wonderful supply network.

For now if you would like more information on any of our suppliers and to know how Conifer Events can help with your wedding planning, drop us an email and let’s chat. You can reach me at hannah@coniferevents.co.uk

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A Day In The Life Of Conifer Event’s Wedding Planner…..

When we ask Conifer Events Wedding & Events Manager, Louize Hollywood, what the strangest wedding request she’s ever had was, she laughs. “If there’s one thing that I’ve learned it’s that weddings are a deeply personal thing,” she says. “So I would never think of a request as ‘strange’. Although recently, a few couples have wanted to have their dog present for the ceremony and photographs, which was new to me!”

Louize is totally right. Weddings are such a personal thing to a couple and, even though those working in the industry deal with weddings every single day, it’s so important to remember that for the couple, this is the first (and only) time they’ll ever plan such a special event.

“Many of us have been dreaming of our big day since childhood, and it’s my job to make those dreams a reality,” says Louize, “and for that, you need boundless creativity, understanding and attention to detail. I need to pull everything together and absorb any stresses that the couple may have. It’s lucky that I’m calm under pressure!”

There’s no such thing as a typical day at work for Louize; her role at Conifer Events means that every day is unique, even after planning Weddings for a decade.

“The main aspects of my working day are conducting Venue visits with clients, helping and advising them into finding the perfect Venue for them, having details meetings with clients and suppliers, arranging menu tastings and so much more,” Louize tells us.

My favourite part of this job is watching the bride walk into her Venue on the big day and see her vision has become to reality,” Louize smiles.

“But, I feel really deflated when the wedding is all over! We take such an interest in each couple to ensure that their wedding is a true reflection of them that you end up with many friendships; you’ve got to know them so well.” However we do we keep in touch with many of our couples and they come back to us to arrange their future family celebrations.

For more information on the the services we can provide drop me an email @ louize@coniferevents.co.uk

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What Do Your Wedding Favours Say About You?

What Do Your Wedding Favours Say About You?

As a wedding planner I am often asked advice on many aspects of a wedding. For example, should the speeches be in a particular order? How many pieces of ceremony music will I require? Is there a correct seating order for my top table and many more. Rightly so. Although these answers come very easily to me, we must remember I have been planning weddings for almost 15 years and for most couples this is their first experience of a wedding planner. I also tell my couples no question is a silly question…………….

Ask most couples and I am sure they will agree that one of the main sticklers when planning your wedding is, favours? That one little piece of the planning seems to cause quite a bit of debate, with questions such as:

Shall we do favours?

Are favours for female guests only?

Shall we do the same favours for male and females, or something different?

Does our venue permit alcohol favours?

Yes!! Who would have thought something that is probably considered a minor part of wedding planning would bring so many questions?

Well let me try and answer some of those questions for you now.

My Advice

I would give one piece of advice for most of the planning and that goes for favours also, only organise favours if these are really something that you want to do and don’t fall into the trap of “it’s a wedding, we must have favours” or “every wedding I have been to have had favours so we must have them”. No, as you have heard me say many times before, a wedding should be as individual as you as you are and if you don’t want favours or are really stuck for an idea of favours, again that probably tells you that they’re not on your wedding priority list and you probably shouldn’t have them.

Are favours for female guests only, well if you are asking yourself this question then yes you have probably heard this from parents or grandparents as this was a tradition many years ago and was usually a little bag of sugar almonds, yes those little tasteless pieces of candy with an almond in the middle, how many eye rolls do you think were made to these little sweet treats! (I apologise if you are a fan of sugar almonds)

Shall you do the same favours for male and female guests? Well that depends on what you are offering. If you are giving the ladies nice scented candles, then I’d probably say yes the majority of men would prefer a little whiskey miniature. Or what about the traditional Scottish “Buckfast Miniature”? Granted not to everyone’s tastes but a quirky little idea and normally gains a few giggles around the table. Plus, I’ll let you in on little secret, these never get left on the tables…..! 😊

However, that brings me nicely onto the next question. Does your venue allow alcohol favours? Believe it or not, not all venues do so therefore my advice is to ask this question early on. You don’t want to be disappointed or purchase 100 miniatures and realise you can’t use them!

Some Quirky Favour Ideas I Have Seen Over The Years

Getting married on the date of the Grand National? Why not pick a horse for your guests and ask your venue to play it on a screen, this adds a lot of fun to the day.

Getting married on or around Easter? Give your guests a cream egg, everyone loves a cream egg!

A lucky dip lottery ticket…………….however maybe include a clause that the winnings have to be split with you!

I love the idea of a lovely wine charm for the ladies and perhaps a quirky bottle opener for the men?

One of my all time favourites. A Christmas bauble with the wedding date on and then every year when you hang it on your tree you can remember the fantastic wedding that you attended.

Macarons Ohh La La

Macarons are fast becoming the sweet of choice for many weddings and events. Each macaron can be personalised and coloured to blend in with your colour scheme. Such cute little favours when boxed up with a nicely coloured ribbon and message.

Whichever you choose, ask yourself the important question first. Would I leave this on the table……….?  I’ll leave that thought with you.

For any favour ideas, please do not hesitate to get in touch at louize@coniferevents.co.uk

Love Louize x

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Something To Look Forward To

Keeping Positive 

Let’s be honest, this pandemic has really taken its toll on the majority of us. Whether you are a key worker stacking shelves to keep us all fed, whether you’re on the frontline of the NHS risking your life every day to save others, or whether you’re simply doing your best to stay home and help stop the spread of Covid-19. We’re all in this together and there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Team Conifer are working on creating some absolutely fabulous events which we will be hosting in the latter part of 2020 and trust me, they are not to be missed!

So, here’s a few things to look forward to:

 

#1 Get Wedding Ready

When: Sunday 30th August 2020

Where: The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh

Conifer Events are teaming up with some of Edinburgh’s finest Beauty and Wedding suppliers to present this fantastic “Get Wedding Ready” event. You can expect some beauty and cosmetic demonstrations, as well as some excellent discounts. We are also collaborating with a fab make-up supplier who will be delivering a make-up masterclass on the day, a local Bridal Boutique and many more.

You’ll pick up a glass of fizz on arrival and make your way into this exquisite venue, not forgetting to enjoy some of the delicious canapes also on offer. After taking advantage of some of the excellent discounts and offers, you’ll be able to take part in the make-up masterclass before enjoying the fashion show from our Bridal Boutique. And of course, not forgetting to pick up your free Gift Bag before you leave packed with goodies and discounts from all of our suppliers worth up to £75!

Tickets for this event will be available very soon via EventBrite. Keep your eyes peeled for us to release them, as there will be limited numbers available.

 

#2 The Gincident

When: 18th September 2020

Where: Conifer Events HQ. 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow.

Conifer Events presents “The Gincident”. For this gintastic event we are teaming up with Craig from Merchant’s Heart, and Pilgrims Gin to bring you more than just your average Gin Tasting.

Craig doesn’t just produce a “mixer” for your spirit, he has created a Spirit Enhancer, every flavour in the collection is designed to perfectly complement premium spirits, and elevate drink-making and drinking to a whole new level of enjoyment.

And what better spirit to pair with Merchant’s Heart than Pilgrims Gin, a small batch handcrafted gin, made using Scottish spring water and carefully selected botanicals to produce a unique, yet smooth taste.

Tickets will be available shortly via EventBrite so keep your eyes peeled!

 

#3 The Annual Conifer Ball

When: 5th November 2020

Where: The Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

Our Annual Conifer Ball is our biggest and glitziest event of the year and this year it’s 007 themed! We’re proud to be partnered with the Beatson Cancer Charity for a second year running and will be fundraising for them on the evening, to help support more of their phenomenal work.

Red Carpet Arrival along with an extravagant Bubbly Reception. You’ll then make your way into the Clyde Suite where Gina McKie will kick off the evening 007 style! After your delicious 3 course meal accompanied of course by a couple of glasses of wine, expect some world class live entertainment, drink an exclusive Conifer Martini from our pop-up bar, and try your hand at some blackjack or roulette. And who knows, you may even get the chance to meet Mr Bond himself!

You’ll also get the chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes donated by some of our valued partners. We will be running a silent auction throughout the evening too, where there will be some amazing items up for grabs. And remember, every penny raised will be going to such a wonderful charity!

Tickets are available now on EventBrite. Don’t miss out, click here to book now!

If you have any questions about any of these events, or simply want to get in touch don’t hesitate to drop me an email on hannah@coniferevents.co.uk

That’s all for now. Stay safe and take care!

Hannah x

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Wedding Trends of 2020

“Wedding Trends”

I must have heard the phrase “wedding trends” a million times over the years in the wedding industry and for sure, trends come and go and then bounce back again in lots of aspects of our lives; fashion, music, food and many more.  When it comes to a wedding, I believe each wedding should be as individual as the couple themselves and that can be done by taking a ‘current trend’ and putting your own stamp on it.

Here I’m going to talk about the most current wedding trends of 2020, how to use them and make them your very own…

 

#1 Venues

There are various different styles of wedding venues from your traditional hotel, castles, converted barns, converted churches, old chapels to stylish and chic city centre venues. This is where the decision making starts for a lot of couples. Sometimes a split decision where one partner has always had their heart set on a castle and perhaps the other yearning for the rustic barn venue.  This part of the planning should be enjoyable, and my advice is always visit as many different style venues as possible as I promise you, when you know you’ll know!  The venue you choose will absolutely set the tone for the decor trend you follow…

 

#2 Decor

Decor really depends on your venue. Your venue will determine many aspects of your décor requirements; how much decor you require, whether you’re going for more candles or flowers, even down to the chairs you choose. Hotel function venues will usually have most of your decor included within your package. I always think of hotel functions rooms as a soft type of decor, more whites and florals. However, with that said you can put your own stamp on these venues, even with little bits of detail like the favours. If you’re a couple that likes your photos, why not add in photos of yourselves throughout the year’s in the theme? Whether that be on the tables or next to your guest book? Or why not have a polaroid guest book where your guests can take their picture and pop it in along with their message? This is a lovely touch…..and not forgetting the glue dots, you don’t want to be guessing who’s photos goes with what message…..!

 

#3 Barns and DIY Venues

Rustic barns are a hot trend this year. And is one you can certainly make your own. Basically you have a blank canvas to do what you want with, although as exciting as this sounds, remember it is a lot of work and definitely requires the help of a wedding planner. The team at Conifer Events love working on a barn or blank canvas enquiry as we can certainly make your vision become a reality, by undertaking all of the ground work, whilst you enjoy the experience.  Barns and old churches  are always very rustic and to me the word “rustic” only means one thing; fairy light canopies and copious amounts of candles!! Gorgeous sleek chairs lined along long banquet tables!

Stylish city centre venues, like my two favourites 29 and the new kid on the block Citation, have an abundance of style, class and sophistication rolled into one (I am biased ofcourse) The city centre theme can be followed very easily with the bridal party arriving in a traditional white cab, your photographer can lap up the city centre shots, down our little lanes, outside the grand buildings and for some photographers even on the city centre roofs. There are so many beautiful city centre wedding venues dotted all around our gorgeous city and city centre weddings are on the rise.

#4 Backdrops

As we have all gone selfie daft, we need a cute background more than ever to showcase those perfect “insta” ready selfies and group shots. Whether it’s illuminated letters, flower walls or shimmer walls, these are now a “must have” wedding item. They really do add that WOW factor to any style of venue and act as the backdrop not only for selfies but for various important elements of your day, including signing your register and cutting your cake.  Conifer Events have a beautiful array of shimmer and flower walls, all available for a sneaky peek on our website and social pages for images of these show stopping pieces in action!

If you any questions regarding help with choosing a venue, planning or styling your special day please drop me a line – louize@coniferevents.co.uk
Love
Louize x

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5 Reasons You Should Hire A Wedding Planner

The question that probably crosses every newly engaged girl’s mind ‘do I need a wedding planner’ then the thought is probably very quickly batted down from the misconception ‘wedding planners are too expensive’.

Kim Kardashian had one, Coleen Rooney had one but no you don’t need a celebrity status or a huge celebrity bank balance to get an expert involved in your planning. Hiring a wedding planner will save you time, stress and money. Yes, I repeat ‘save you money’.

Which when planning your big day is exactly what you need! Right?

I am going to give you 5 reasons why hiring a wedding planner will be the best thing you’ve ever done, except of course saying yes to that lovely fiancé of yours…

 

#1 Securing The Best Deals

A wedding planner’s role can be exactly what you want it to be. During a consultation with your wedding planner, you can both decide on the level of support you need, which might only be help with finding the perfect venue and  negotiating the very best deal for you. Or you may need help finding the perfect supplier? Did you know your wedding planner is in touch with the current wedding market, venues and suppliers, plus has exclusive access to a variety of discounts and packages? Us wedding planners have a fabulous bundle of contacts! Or perhaps you need help with the full shebang, all aspects of the planning and to the day itself? You decide, you are in control of your special day. You wedding planner is simply there to give you the help you need and create your vision.

 

#2 Keeping Within Budget

Wedding planners will work to your budget more than anything else you will organise. I promise you; your wedding will be the one thing you find hard to budget and you will probably run way over. This is where your wedding planner can really help you. Allocate us a budget and we will ensure you stick to it, maybe pulling a few strings along away. Did I mention we have contacts? We have a long list of friends in the industry and can hand pick the perfect suppliers to suit your budget. We will also bring you back down to earth after your visits to the uber glamorous wedding shows that offer everything, asking the age-old question ‘do you really need that’? Or finding a compromise, maybe ‘DIY’ing’ something you really want in order to stick to budget.

 

#3 Making A Plan

The one thing I hear couples say time and time again is ‘we just don’t know where to start’ or ‘our engagement was much longer than anticipated because we just couldn’t get started’. Create a plan. Imagine you had an expert making a plan and getting you started! The excitement of starting the planning phase would be all yours as your wedding planner would be doing all the groundwork.

 

#4 Less Stress

When planning a wedding, family, friends and yes even the bridesmaids will have an opinion on everrrrything and although they all have great intentions it can sometimes lead you to doubting decisions you are making which in turn leads to stress. Who needs stress when planning a wedding? You want to look back at an enjoyable planning experience. Your wedding planner is key to ensuring your stress levels are at zero and you have a glass of prosecco when needed! Your wedding planner will be at the other end of the phone to put your mind at ease, plus advise you on the best decisions. It is like hiring your very own PA in the world of weddings.

 

#5 Fun, Laughter and An Enjoyable Engagement

Becoming engaged is hugely exciting. The prospect of marrying your handsome, smart and sometimes funny best friend; plus, the thought of choosing your wedding venue, designing your invitations, and selecting your suppliers. Planning your wedding will be one of the most exciting, joyful and memorable things you will ever do. Make sure your engagement is too. You want to enjoy a stress free engagement too right? Hire your wedding planner early on and you will have the chance to enjoy a magical and wonderful time completely stress free and full of fun and laughter.

 

Contact Conifer Events and have an initial chat with one of our wedding experts!

 

Love Louize x

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