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Hosting Your Own Wedding

If you’re thinking about hosting your own wedding this episode is for you! Charlotte and Becky go through everything you need to know to throw the wedding of the year in a marquee, a tipi, your aunty Jill’s back garden or your favourite village hall.

Marquee Wedding

There is a huge misconception that hosting your own wedding is the cheaper option. In some cases then yes, perhaps so but not always so we’re here to let you know exactly everything you need to consider before going ahead. We talk planners, partying and yep – porter loos.

Village Hall Wedding

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  • Sasha & Tom
    This morning we were blessed with a village hall wedding and this afternoon we are blessed with a back garden yurt wedding. Both filled with an abundance of DIY and money saving tips and both incredibly stylish. The cake table in particular is spectacular. There's a hessian table cloth, tissue ta...
  • Irene & Ryan
    What could be better than getting married at the church where your parents said I do, and then following it up with a marquee reception in your parents back garden? Everything looks incredibly beautiful. Undoubtedly due to the abundance of wild flowers, rustic DIY decor, and genius hay bale Gin b...
  • What Is A Dry Hire Wedding And How To Plan One
    What is a dry hire wedding? We know that lots of you take on the mammoth and very exciting task of planning your wedding at a non-conventional venue. We're talking marquee, tipi, or maybe you're off to the woods. Although unconventional, a dry hire wedding doesn't necessarily have to be outside - th...
  • Wedding Tents - What Are The Different Types?
    If you follow us on Instagram then you may have noticed that over the weekend we shared some images from some of our favourite wedding tents, tipi and marquee suppliers. Having your wedding reception in one of these glorious structures is proving more and more popular as the flexibility and creativi...
  • Mari & Felix
    I've definitely got that Friday feeling poring over this glorious back garden wedding by Lisa Webb Photography. The colours and blooms are bright and beautiful as is all the decor and detail that has gone into this at home celebration. Have you seen the homemade cake yet? Bride Mari looks unbelie...
  • Preston & Matthew
    The first thing you'll be blown away by is the pampas grass moon gate and aisle flowers. Then allow yourself a moment to let this whole outdoor woodland wedding take over your soul. Because of course the decor and details are going to be epic as they were planned and styled to perfection by Mille Pa...
  • Belle & Matt
    Belle and Matt's beautiful DIY village hall wedding is the ultimate example of how to use your wedding budget wisely. A clever balance of DIY projects and help from friends, but spending in all the right places like on photography from James Frost, a stunning wedding dress by Anna Kara and incredibl...
  • DIY Village Hall Wedding Budget Under £5K
    Beautiful DIY Village Hall Wedding For Under £5k
    When you're planning a wedding, it's SO easy to let the budget run away with you and spend spend spend like there's no tomorrow. This savvy pair knew they wanted a beautiful wedding from the off, but also wanted to make sure they didn't bankrupt themselves in the process. Between them and their amaz...
  • Woodland Wedding With Humanist Ceremony And Dog Ring Bearer
    Woodland Wedding With Humanist Ceremony And Dog Ring Bearer
    When you love hiking and classic Ford cars, it makes total sense to incorporate aspects of both into your wedding day! So Leanne and Steve chose to get married in the woods, inspired by Trondheim in Norway where Leanne has previously hiked, and obviously, their wedding car was a classic Ford. They a...
  • English Country Garden Marquee Wedding at the Family Home by Jason Mark Harris
    English Country Garden Marquee Wedding at the Family Home by Jason Mark Harris
    When the family home looks as beautiful as bride Sarah's it really is a no brainer to hold the wedding there. Making excellent use of the stunning gardens and following the 'English Country' theme through to the marquee reception with epic hanging foliage garlands and hoops. Sarah looks incredibl...
  • Quintessential English Country Wedding in Glass Marquee at Family Home | Essence of Australia Wedding Dress | Maryanne Weddings Photography
    Quintessential English Country Wedding in Glass Marquee at Family Home
    This classic English wedding is the sort of day little girls dream of (and the sort of occasion I dream of hosting for my own children; just got to get the country house, and the children, first...). The glass marquee blends beautifully into the lush garden setting of the groom's family home, with a...
  • Macrame Decor, Vintage Caravan Photobooth and Five-Tier Naked Wedding Cake for Boho Wedding in Woodlands, shot by Freckle Photography
    Macrame Decor, Vintage Caravan Photobooth and Five-Tier Naked Wedding Cake for Boho Wedding in Woodlands
    This boho wedding - with macrame decor, a woodland ceremony and bright blooms - has me beaming from ear to ear. Not only because every inch of the day is utterly beautiful, but also because there are so many special touches: a proud dad-daughter moment walking down the aisle; the bride dancing to Er...
  • Marquee Wedding
    Marquee Wedding at Home on The Isle of Wight with Foliage and Edison Bulb Decor
    You can't beat the feeling of being at home, which is exactly where Annika & Richard chose to have their gorgeous marquee wedding. They filled it with foliage, Edison bulbs and all their favourites, resulting in a joyous Summer wedding on the Isle of Wight captured by the formidable duo Jason Ma...
  • Sperry Tent
    PapaKåta Sperry Tent for an At Home Yorkshire Wedding with Foliage Decor
    Temperatures are set to soar this weekend and so will your hearts at the sight of this PapaKata Sperry tent wedding bursting with sentiment. The couple says I do in the brides family church where she and her son were Christened and then head to her parent's home where she grew up for a wedding recep...
  • Boho Wedding in Tipi
    Marquee Wedding Ideas
    Gone are the days of the bog standard PVC marquee wedding. Today's brides have a myriad of super stylish choices laid before them. Canvas marquees, bell tents, tipis (we have an excellent post full of tipi tips from World Inspired Tents here), yurts, Sperry tents and clear span frame marquees are th...
  • Teepee Outdoor
    Teepee Outdoor Wedding with Bridesmaids in Blue Dresses & Bride in Charlie Brear
    The saying goes "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." And what better "something blue" than your best girls; In gorgeous halterneck dresses I might add. I love that these beautiful ladies carried hoop bouquets rather than traditional posies, and the portraits of them wa...

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Podcast Music by Matthias Harris
Podcast Produced by We Are The Clarkes


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

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