Benefits of listing your Wedding Business

Picture the scene…a bride-to-be is planning her wedding. The go to place when starting her search for wedding suppliers is online. With pages and pages of wedding suppliers available, what she’s going to be drawn to, is a website that stands out. Wise Bride is a high ranking Wedding Directory, where people planning their weddings can search for suppliers. Not only that, they can see reviews from other couples who have hired the company. There is no stronger recommendation than a good testimonial from a client! An excellent example of this is Amazing Face Wedding Hair & Make Up, based in Dorset, who have a full profile, professional photographs and excellent reviews left by clients. They are using their page to their full advantage and putting their best foot (or face!) forward! Another listing, Courtyard Bridal, located near Poole, Dorset, also have a great profile on Wise Bride Wedding Directory. These wedding businesses realise that to have a great online presence, being on listings enhances their own website and increases the chances of being contacted by potential customers by reinforcing their company name. Wimborne based Dorset Dub Hire are another company with an excellent reputation and have one of the best online profiles in the business. It’s not easy being seen but being listed with Wise Bride makes things that little bit easier for small businesses. Wish annual listings being extremely reasonable, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank! On your Wise Bride profile, you can add your website, social media links, website link and contact details, so that it couldn’t be easier for potential clients planning their...

What makes a bride wise?

In all likelihood, this is the first (and hopefully only) wedding you’ve planned. You know what you want for your big day, but now comes the job of finding the right suppliers to help you make it happen. Most of the time, you get a gut feeling about a person – you may meet a supplier at a wedding fair, have a chat, look over their wares and decide to book them. But how do you now that they’ll deliver what you want? Sadly, there are companies out there who are not afraid to let brides down, and with no real protection offered, you can stand to lose money. Which is why Wise Bride was created – as a site with real reviews, we allow any past bride to post their experience of a company, and although so far we only really hear glowing reviews, brides who have had a bad experience are also able to share this. We thoroughly investigate the situation, but if a company is found lacking, the review is posted – we believe in giving full information. We’re yet to have to do this, but we want brides to know that our reviews are real and factual – so making a decision about using a supplier is made easier, and you are safe in the knowledge that you are a wise...

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...

Wedding Traditions – The first dance

As we all know, the first dance is where the bride and groom glide elegantly around the dance floor (or not in some cases), to lead the way for the rest of us to take to the dance floor and party the night away. This tradition didn’t start with weddings though… The first dance originates from balls being held by wealthy families. It was custom for the host of the event or the guest of honour to have the first dance of the evening. The idea being, just as it is today, that this opens the dancing for the rest of the evening. Traditionally the first dance was a waltz but today anything goes! Dances now range from ballroom and salsa to swaying (for those with two left feet) or a surprise choreographed dance just for the couple. Whatever dance you choose, who doesn’t love a good...

Grooming the groomsmen

The girls make a day of it – Why not the boys? When it comes to the big day, instead of twiddling your thumbs all morning, why not treat your groomsmen to a sharpening up session as well? Make a morning of it! Groomsmen: How to prepare yourself for the big day (and night): A wet shave at home with a visit from a traditional barber will get you and the groomsmen looking dapper for the day. The ladies get the hair and make-up treatment. It’s only fair you boys get something done so you’re feeling particularly smart on the day. Treat yourself and the boys to some special occasion beers – only one or two of course. Nibbles and canapés? Man them up with some miniature burgers and beer shots to settle any nervous stomachs. This is an alternative to the type of champagne breakfast the girls have. This might be the right time to give your groomsmen a small token of your appreciation. How about a ‘Broquet’? A fun basket like bundle of man gifts like drinks, cufflinks, trinkets and gimmicks – maybe something meaningful as...

Wedding Speeches

Some great wedding speech advice for grooms-to-be and fathers of the brides from David Foster at Winning Business. www.winningbusiness.co.uk