Welcome to the Wedding Finder website, your one stop online resource for couples planning their wedding or civil partnership. From venues, decorations and florists, to favours, bridal wear, entertainment ideas and much, much more.
Whether you are a bride planning a traditional day, a member of the wedding party looking for hen or stag ideas of perhaps the mother of the bride looking for that special outfit, the Wedding Finder is a comprehensive, UK based resource offering over 4600 suppliers and services all under easy to navigate headings. If you prefer, search by your local town or county to find the whole range of services. Please add the site to your favourites for an instant wedding planning resource.
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Ever since 2011 saw Kate and Williams extravagant royal wedding, couples across the UK have been getting hitched in ever increasing numbers. Experts suggest celebrity weddings and the effects of a more frugal lifestyle are encouraging an increasing number of couples to tie the knot and settle down slightly earlier than in recent decades. An upsurge in packages and money saving ideas has made the average wedding ore affordable, but for those who long for an exclusive, memorable event there are still a whole host of providers offering traditional services and designs; as well as a number of intriguingly different services to add a personal touch to your big day. From dove release to candy buffets, unusual transport and vintage themes Ė however you plan to make your wedding a stand out occasion, the only limit seems to be imagination; and with the right creativity and meticulous planning, virtually anything is possible.
The rehearsal dinner is a very American concept, which has slowly filtered down into British culture thanks to the likes of Kim Kardashian, Friends and Sex and the City. The idea is to have a small, friendly get-to-know-you affair for the wedding party, close friends and family who have travelled to be with you, the day before the wedding. A more informal affair, this is usually a much smaller event. If your families are not familiar with each other, the welcome / rehearsal dinner can be an excellent way to break the ice and 3ensure the wedding itself contains no awkward introductions. Itís also a good way to quell last minute nerves and have some time with close friends and family before the big event begins.
In the US, the grooms family traditional organise and pay for the rehearsal dinner; if you decide to adopt the tradition of the brides family paying for the reception itself, this does make sense. A few tips:
Keep it small and simple. This should be a fun, low key event which doesnít compete with the wedding, cost a fortune, or create any tensions
Give people plenty of notice; after all it is an extra event and people may want to extend hotel stays or bring extra outfits
Donít bother designing invites and so on; an email or phone call with details will do
If you hold it at your venue, ask for a different room so your reception will still be a surprise. Otherwise, a friendly local pub or restaurant can be an ideal location
Think about a light buffet Ė people wonít want to gorge the day before the wedding, and it keeps things informal and allows guests to mingle
For a more casual, summer event, what about a barbecue? Informal, fun, and not too expensive if you are on a tight budget
DIY / interactive is good for bonding. Think dads bonding at the Barbie, cheese and chocolate fondues or a pancake station for brunches
Donít worry about a seating plan. Let you friends and families naturally get to know each other in preparation for socialising at the wedding
Consider a brunch, if people have arrived the previous day, leaving you ample time to fit in any last minute manicures and a proper nightís sleep
Make sure there are plenty of delicious soft drinks on offer to avoid any sore heads on the big day
Donít give away any surprised or big details about the actual wedding Ė keep quiet!
So you've set a date for the big day, but the prospect of planning it can seem quite daunting. Fear not. Here at The Wedding Finder we have a wide selection of planners, photographers, car hires, car venues and bridal shops to help make your wedding day extra special. The wedding companies in our website are all experienced in their chosen field, so when it comes to professionalism, they won't let you down.
Professional Bridal Shops
Here at The Wedding Finder we understand that you will want to look your best on your big day, which is why we only have professional bridal shops listed on our database. A bridal shop can provide you with a wide selection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and groom and groomsmen suits. Bridal shops can tailor a wedding dress or groomsman suit to your needs, our bridal shops can also alter any wedding outfit to perfectly match a body shape. We have a range of bridal shops to match your budget, and our bridal shops have styles to suit church weddings, town hall weddings, summer weddings abroad and civil ceremonies.
The Perfect Wedding Venue
Celebrating your marriage with your loved ones is important, so you will want to hire a venue that matches your tastes and the size of your guests.
You may also be considering getting wed abroad. Weddings abroad are becoming increasing popular, and here at The Wedding Finder we have many wedding abroad companies that can help you find your perfect venue abroad.
When browsing through our listings, you will find that the possibilities are endless in regard to your wedding venue. We have a range of venues across the UK, so we are sure you will find a perfect wedding venue near you.
Wedding Car Hire to Transport You to Your Wedding Venue
Wedding car hire should be charming and tasteful; your wedding car hire will transport you to a new life, so you will want to do it in style. A popular choice of wedding car hire is a chauffeur driven Limousine or Rolls Royce; however many people opt for Bentley or Daimler wedding car hire. We also have wedding car hire coaches to transport your guests to your venues, a perfect way for the in-laws to get to know each other. Hertfordshire wedding venues and Essex wedding venues
Wedding Photographers Create the Perfect Memories
Here at The Wedding Finder we only have professional photographers listed. As our wedding photographer companies are experienced in photography, you can be sure you will receive some wonderful photographs of your big day. We also have a range of wedding photographer companies that can video record your wedding from the church to the reception.
Wedding photographers will provide you with beautiful memories of the most romantic day of your life, and your wedding photographs will become prized possessions that you will show your children.
Wedding Planners to Save the Big Day
However, if planning a wedding is time you do not have or if you fear of ruining your big day, then you should consider hiring a wedding planner that has experience in dealing with organising weddings. If you want to hire a wedding planner then you should be sure of the budget you wish to spend on the wedding. While the planner cannot plan all of your day, the planner can organise the main tasks for you, such as booking the venue, flowers, church, and choosing the colour schemes etc.
The Wedding Finder
There is no limit to the amount of companies you can consult here at The Wedding Finder, as we want you to get the best price and company possible for your big day. We not only provide planners, photographer and venue companies, but we also can provide you with entertainment, music, singers, mobile discos & marquee hire. So, whether you are getting married abroad or here in the UK, you should consult some of our many professional and experienced wedding companies.