A couple of weeks ago we shared a video with you created by The Wedding Present Company and Chenai Bukutu of ByChenai Events. It explained all the reasons that Chenai advises her clients to have a gift list. It was really useful so make sure you go and watch that if you haven’t seen it already.
Becky: We don’t talk much about wedding rings here. But I mean, it’s obvious right? and we definitely should. So when Rock My Wedding Recommended Supplier, CAST, got in touch with us to tell us more about their wedding ring making masterclass, (You can actually make your own rings. How cool is that?) and the fact that you can create bespoke wedding rings from the comfort of your sofa (yes please!) we really wanted to share their knowledge of choosing the right wedding rings with you. We absolutely love CAST. All of their gold, silver and platinum is recycled. All of their stones are ethically sourced and conflict-free and all of their jewellery is made using renewable energy. What’s not to love right?
Becky: Have we ever mentioned how much we love flowers? We do. Bouquets, buttonholes, in a church, in a registry office, in your Nans back garden. Absolutely love them. And what we really like to see is them installed in clever and memorable ways. Enter the incredibly talented Afia of Afmena Events. Afmena Events is based in London and specialises in elegant floral and event design. Afia is going to talk to you all about floral installations and how you can incorporate them into your day. Enjoy.
You were happily planning along, you’d nailed your guest list, thought about all the food, been to check out a couple of bands, and then boom. Global pandemic. None of us knows when things will be back to ‘normal’ and so whether your wedding is planned for next month or next year, it’s important to prepare a plan B. With current wedding restrictions and those we can foresee, that plan B may look like scaling back your wedding.
Back in June, we released a pledge. Because Black love matters. It mattered before then, it mattered then and it still matters now. It’s important to us that you hold us accountable for our actions, hence the public pledge. We saw plenty of tokenistic attempts all over social media but with very little in the way of public plans to solidify change in the wedding industry when it comes to racial inclusivity and diversity. So, that was four months ago. But where are we now? Here is an update for you on how we did in the first 3 months of our pledge.
A reduction in wedding guests doesn’t mean there should be any less of a celebration. You can still wear your wedding outfits, still cut your wedding cake and most importantly still have an amazing time. Plus, you’ll be married, which ultimately is what it’s all about.
Becky: Planning a destination wedding comes with all the tasks on the checklist that any wedding comes with. The celebrant, the flowers, the food. But what about the entertainment? Do you go with what your overseas venue recommends or are you looking to take a band from the UK with you? It’s a great idea to have music and entertainment from the culture of the country you’ve chosen to marry in but what about the music and entertainment that you know and love too? Today we’re joined by Recommended supplier Music HQ. Suzie is going to tell you how to go about booking your destination wedding band.