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Wedding favours are a great way to say a little thank you to all of your friends and family for turning out on your big day. They’re usually only small things, often some form of food or drink, or something that will remind your guests of the day for years to come. Here our quick guide to how to choose wedding favours which your guests will love! Match to Your Theme A lot of weddings these days have a distinct theme, even if it’s just a simple colour scheme, so it’s a good idea to try and tie your favours into this. Try and pick favours which will complement the decorations of the venue, or the colours being worn by the bridesmaids. This looks great when all the wedding favours are laid out for guests to take, or incorporated with the guest’s place markers at their table. Some other good ideas would be a small bunch of…

When planning your wedding, something you have to take into account is where all of your guests will be travelling from. If they are local then obviously it is great for them as they can come along and then head back to the comfort of their own home, but what if they have come from further afield? It is regarded as common curtesy to provide guests with a number of options of the best places to book for the evening in the invitations. Taking London as a location example (because of its popularity as a wedding location each year, we have devised a list of different accommodation options for you to offer up to your travelling guests. B & B’s The classic British short stay option is of course the Bed and Breakfast. Generally cheaper than a hotel and much smaller in scale, B&B’s are a great option for either young couples (because of the…

Hiring a marquee and having your wedding (or any other event) outdoors can be a really special experience. However, the last thing that you want is to have your big day ruined by the local council telling you that you have to call the whole thing off because you don’t have the right license. There isn’t a straightforward answer to whether or not you’ll need a licence, but that’s what we’re going to explore in this blog. Either way, it’s always best to check these things nice and early, as applying for a license could take a little while, and you never know what snags you might hit along the way. There are a number of things which are considered to be ‘licensable activities’ under the Licensing Act 2003. The majority of these, such as ‘The Exhibition of a Film’ or ‘Boxing or Wrestling Entertainment’ shouldn’t apply to your wedding (but hey, who knows!), so…

Among the many difficult decisions to make when planning a wedding, arguably there is no more tasking than finding the right venue. With personal preferences, family interventions, geographical hurdles and logistical headaches all coming into the equation, where on earth do you even start? We understand this is an arduous task of seismic proportions. So, to ease a bit of the pressure and help steer you to your naturally preferred venue, heres our top tips for choosing the perfect wedding venue. Romantic Ties One of the many reasons a couple selects their particular venue is down to romantic ties with either the venue itself or the area in which it exists. For example, we spoke to Broadoaks Country House & Garden Suites, who have a stunning wedding venue in the Lake District which they say is a massive draw for romance. They said, “One of the reasons we always have couples wanting to get married…

For some, lighting up your wedding venue might mean flicking a switch on, but here at Light It Up UK we think it’s much more important than that. We believe that the right lighting can transform a venue from being a drab function room or hall to a stunning space and enhance everything from the room to the decorations, and perhaps most importantly the dress! Here is everything you need to know about choosing the right wedding lighting. Assess your venue First things first, make sure that you visit your venue well in advance to assess exactly what your lighting requirements will be. Have a look at where the existing lights are. If they’re focused on the walls, ceilings and corners of the room you might want to see about having them dimmed for the reception, as you want the focus to be on the centre of the room where everyone will be seated. It’s also…

When it comes to planning a wedding, it can be hard enough at the best of times to get through a mammoth list of tasks, however, there’s a whole host of hacks which can make it a little easier. Here’s 13 of our favourites… Fancy sharing our infographic? 13 Wedding Hacks Every Engaged Couple Need To Know – An infographic by the team at Light It Up UK…

Tying the knot is supposed to be one of the most memorable moments of your life, but planning your big day is notorious for being stressful. To take the pressure off, we’ve gathered 30 of the UK’s most inspirational wedding bloggers of 2017 and put them into one master post so that you can get all of your wedspiration stress-free. 1. Fly Away Bride If Fly Away Bride’s extensive list of wedding inspiration categories doesn’t get you in the mood to go wedding crazy, we don’t know what will. With colour boards, inspiration shoots, eco-friendly wedding ideas, DIY wedding ideas, and wedding styling ideas, you’ll be able to while away days on Fly Away Bride, deep in wedding heaven. 2. Alice In Weddingland Alice In Weddingland covers all the bases for your very important date – from planning a hen do to eco-friendly wedding ideas, so you’ll find plenty of inspiration regardless of your tastes. With posts on wacky…

Tying the knot is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life, so everyone deserves to have a perfect wedding day. But, you can’t be expected to plan your big day all by yourself and that’s why wedding fairs are so monumental. With everything you’re going to need under one roof, wedding fairs are perfect for anyone who wants to be organised, or just wants a little bit of inspiration. But with so many wedding fairs across the country, it can be difficult to choose which ones to go to. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best wedding fairs in London and Kent in 2017 – you can thank us later. The Wedding Experience The Wedding Experience is a prestigious wedding fair that brings you all of Kent’s best wedding exhibitors, selling everything from bridalwear to bar hire and tiaras to lighting. Although admission is free,…

Ahead of a couple’s big day there is of course the engagement celebrations to gift buy for. Hence, here are 5 great ideas for the perfect engagement present. Meanwhile, for some truly illuminating engagement party or event decorations (or even for a creative and visual way of popping the big question), give us a call here at Light It Up UK; our light up lettering and decorations aren’t just perfect for big days after all; they also make an ideal way of adding some sparkle to an engagement event or do. Flowers An oldie but a goodie, flowers make a fantastic gift for just about every occasion. The wealth of colours, textures, arrangements and fact that flowers can be bought to suit all budgets make flowers not only a lovely gift to receive, but also an enjoyable and affordable gift to purchase. Further, flowers make an especially good engagement gift as they are gender…

Making sure that your wedding guests are well fed throughout the course of the day is an important aspect to remember when planning your wedding. From reception drinks and canapés to the celebratory feast following the ceremony commonly known as the wedding breakfast, there is a lot to think about when it comes to planning and delivering delicious food for your guests to enjoy throughout the wedding festivities. With the pressure of ensuring that the catering for your big day runs smoothly and that the food really is top notch, calling in the professionals to take care of the catering side of things is often a great idea. To give you a helping hand, we have put together a selection of twelve of the best wedding caterers in and around London and Kent. 1. Relish If a contemporary, delicious and sophisticated style of catering is what you are after for your big day, then Relish…