A fab Dorset Wedding Festival

On Sunday, 10th May, The Dorset Wedding Festival was held at Farmer Palmer’s Field. It started off quite wet but it didn’t dampen the spirits of visitors. The event, organised by Something Borrowed Magazine said that the sponsors helped make it all possible! Headline sponsors – Camelot Marquees Ltd Neal, Ray, Lee & all the team worked tirelessly through the wind & rain in the lead up to the event to make sure everything was ready and then all had smiles on the day ready to greet visitors. True professionals! Dorset Dub Hire Catherine & Jason, who own local vintage VW campervan company, Dorset Dub Hire, have been sponsors of the event since it began three years ago. Their company has grown immensely in that time and they have expanded again to launch DDH wedding and event hire at this year’s Dorset Wedding Festival. They are always a big hit at the event! A&D Mobile Bars Andy, Darren & team are new sponsors this year but welcome ones – after all, what’s a festival without drinks!? Their mobile bar business, which you can hire for marquee, halls or garden weddings, provides an excellent service. Having them at this year’s festival was also special because Andy and his partner, Melissa, are having their wedding reception at Farmer Palmer’s Field this summer. Luxury Little Rooms Nick & Nina have sponsored the event for two years now and we wouldn’t be without them. Who knew toilets could bring such glamour to a field. Any festival/field wedding should have them! The Photo Booth Bournemouth John & James are new sponsors to this year’s event...

How to plan your last minute wedding

If time is of the essence, where do you start with the planning? Getting a wedding planning with months to spare is hard enough, but what’s the protocol if you have just weeks to pull it all together? Our guide to planning a wedding in weeks should help you get it done without breaking a sweat… ONE Location, location, location If you’re planning on a spring or summer wedding, you’re likely to have to be flexible on either date or venue, if not both. Research venues and make a list of those that you prefer, start with your top choice and work your way down. If you go for a mid-week wedding, you’re not only likely to secure your venue, you may even get a discounted rate! TWO Food Glorious Food Assuming that a last minute wedding means that you have less time to save, and therefore a lower budget there are ways of feeding a lot of people for less money. Afternoon teas are not only easy to cater for a variety of diets and tastes, but also still the trend for more informal weddings. You could even host a cake competition amongst your guests by asking them to bring a cake with them and you and your beloved judging – much fun and dessert sorted! THREE Dress to impress Ah, the dress. Arguably the most important thing on the list (well, for the bride anyway!) Given your short time frame, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get a bespoke gown. No worries though, because many shops have dresses that can be bought off the rack. Some...