I think it is safe to say that in this current climate we are all looking for the best deals in every aspect of our life let alone our wedding, which lets face it, although very much worth it, is an extra expense on top of your every day living costs.
It is also said that you can’t get something for nothing, however, as we like to prove the impossible possible in the SWY office, we are indeed offering all couples “A very special something for nothing”
We are so pleased to announce that we have added a new planning service to our delightful menu of wedding assistance options. It is everything that our full wedding coordination service offers, but it has even more crack to its whip, as it is absolutely free to the bride and groom.
Thats right, absolutely free to the wedding couple!! Which is not to be sniffed at when you consider that with no extra cost to you, you would have the advantage of your own personal wedding planner with our extensive knowledge, experience and support of the full wedding planning service working with our proven, preferred suppliers.*
We also offer our free initial, no obligation consultation as standard so that you can ask us any questions you have and take the time out to decide if we are the wedding planners for you.
Is it too good to be true?? Absolutely not!! Please do contact us via telephone, email or the contact form on our website and we would be happy to chat about the new service with you.
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic holiday of the year and has always been associated with love and lovers. With so many people taking advantage of this day to propose to their soul mates, the idea must be romantic, meaningful and personalised. Making a romantic proposal on Valentine’s Day has just been made easier with our ten unique proposal ideas!
1. A Rosy Proposal
Send a single red rose each day at the same time in February hand delivering the final rose on Valentines day with a ring attached and your proposal
2. Surprise Picnic
Take your partner for a surprise picnic in the woods or at the beach with “Marry Me” spelt out in stones, flowers or sea shells at the picnic site
3. Prince Charming
Buy your partner a charm bracelet with a charm for each important memory you have and a locket with “Marry Me” inside
4. Sail Away
Hire a boat or a gondola and propose to your partner at sunset on the water
Serenade your partner with a personalised song and propose at the end
6. Love Scavenger Hunt
Tie cards with red ribbon around the house, each one containing a memory and a reason that you love your partner ending the hunt with the final card stating “Marry me”
7. A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words
Have a caricaturist draw a picture of you both in a card format with you proposing in a speech bubble on the outside and your partner on the inside of the card with a blank speech bubble.
Create your own crossword puzzle with “Marry Me” included and assist your partner in solving it over breakfast
9. Put It In All The Papers
Take out a full page advert with your proposal in a paper that your partner always reads, serve breakfast in bed with the paper on the tra
Meet your partner for a drink in a hotel and extend it to dinner, over dinner advise that you have booked a room also. After dinner lead your partner to the room full of petals, chocolates and champagne, pull out the ring and drop to your knee for your proposal
Although we normally write about wedding related subjects everyone needs to meet their Prince or Princess to get married right?
Being a single parent, running a business and a home I find that “finding me a man” is the topic of discussion that is often broached at dinner parties that I attend with my friends, the latest suggestion being online dating! Which was soon followed by a myriad of stories, good and bad relating to the subject.
Although I dismissed the idea, the stories did spike my curiosity as to what the online dating experience was truly like
Although online dating is by no means a new phenomenon, the sophistication and reach of this industry in a life that seems more hectic, stressful and complicated along with the growing acceptance of online dating means that 15 million people are registered with online dating sites and 80% claim to have found love online.*
I sat with my macbook and signed up for one of the largest free dating sites in the UK. I answered the questionnaire, completed my profile with all my true information and added photographs that were less than 2 months old all as advised in the tips and sat back to see where this would take me.
The next morning I woke up to 40 emails in my inbox and it must have been a quiet Sunday as they just kept coming in! But not one of those contacts really did anything for me and was quite disturbed by the 20 year olds stating age was just a number. Although flattering, Hi fitty, sexy etc… did not endear me to anyone and the offers of a paid taxi to their house just made me guffaw out loud!
I spoke to a couple of people who stated they “could tell me some stories” and also that they had come on looking for a relationship but found people only wanted sex! My final disheartening moment was when I came across a married man who in his profile had been married for a year, was bored and wanted some fun – discretion required!! I managed to keep my soapbox firmly tucked away and moved on in my search thinking that the meat market rumours were all true!
This experiment has disproven my initial thoughts on online dating in so many ways. Yes there are awful people, the nice but not for you people, but then there are the people who are truly looking to make that connection and this is the way that they find they can do it. From the safety of your own home you can delete or reply as you see fit, and yes these people could not be who they claim they are but to be honest I have been told a few lies in the pub by men too so there is not much difference there either:))
Although I only lasted four days on the site, as that was enough for me, I do believe that used correctly and remembering to keep yourself safe this could be a valuable platform to meet people on in these hectic times! Just be wary of who you are talking to, as it is disappointing and slightly scary, but not all are as they seem.
As Keith Britton, who met his wife online, said to me on the subject :
“My advice to people online dating is, if you think you have found a good one, meet them now, otherwise your wasting time whether you are right or wrong”
Here are some top tips for online dating from the Daily Telegraph:
This week’s supplier blog comes from a very good friend of mine, and talented photographer, Claire Burns from Burns Rowatt Photography based here in Darlington. As we caught up over a cup of tea and a scone, Claire shared with me some of her top tips to choosing the perfect wedding photographer.
The package is designed for couples who just need a little extra help managing everything on their wedding day.
•One consultation prior to your wedding to run through checklists, timelines and identify any last minute jobs
•Up to 8 consecutive hours of management & coordination on the day
•A wedding day timeline for your wedding day distributed to bridal party members and wedding supplier
•Liaison with all of your wedding supplier to confirm details and responsibilities.
•One event manager for your day
So if you want to relax and enjoy your wedding day, why not enter our competition to win our “On the day” wedding planning package! Simply complete the enquiry form on the website answering the following questions:
1. Have you considered hiring a wedding planner to help you on your wedding day?
2. How much would you expect to pay a planner for the “On the day” planning service?
Terms and conditions
•The winner will be chosen by SWY Wedding Design and will be informed via email along with being announced on the SWY Wedding Design site.
•This prize is not redeemable for cash. The “On the day” Coordination package is subject to availability and may be substituted for a planning package of the same value.
•If wedding location is further than a 25 mile radius from office, travel, accommodation and related expenses will apply.
•Entrants must be aged 18 or older
•Only one entry per person.
•Closing date for entries is Friday 31st May 2013.
•The organiser’s decision is final.
•Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Easter means so much to many different people including life, purity and rebirth. An ideal time to get married one might say, as you are starting anew in your wedded life after all.
Throughout our many years of planning weddings we have known many brides who state that they “would like to get in shape” for their wedding day. We have asked Natalie Hildon, director of Yafit Health and Fitness Retreats to give everyone the best advice out there to achieve this.
When planning a wedding, another key and important area to consider for your big day is flowers. Flowers add beauty, colour and fragrance to your wedding day and should reflect the style, colour and scheme of your wedding. They can be anything from simple to dramatic, and can create many different feels through their design.
But how do you find the right florist for your wedding flowers?
So now you have your date, time and place of your wedding confirmed, you need to start looking at the suppliers that will make your wedding the fabulous day you have always dreamed it to be.
Over the next few weeks, we will have blogs from top suppliers in each of these areas giving you top tips on what to look for in your search for your perfect wedding. And this week we’re looking at the one thing that every bride thinks of first when planning their wedding – the dress!!!
If you would like something refreshingly unique at your wedding then you need look no further than the lovely Tara and her original ice cream van Daisy.
Daisy is a beautifully renovated original 1972 ice cream van with a pretty 50s style unique to her, resplendent in cream, chrome and lilacs.