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Q. I met my husband-to-be at the Isle of Wight festival – and he proposed the following year at Glastonbury! We therefore want to host our own mini wedding festival, but so far the venues we've looked at are far too regimented. What can you suggest?
A. Alison Bell Hornsey says: We love it when there is a connection between the engagement and the wedding, as it's a great opportunity to let your personalities shine through. I'd say the key to a successful festival wedding is having everyone stay on-site, so try to find a venue where there are options for everyone (remembering that not all of your guests will rough it). We have options – camping, glamping, beach cabins, a bunkhouse and cottage – to suit a variety of guest needs.
Music and food are the next most important things. If there are a few bands, we strongly recommend using a music agent to book, as they'll make sure they all turn up on time, avoiding delays that could spoil your day. For food, look for a venue that allows you to book your own caterer. Then inject your personality with street vendors that you love.
Alison Bell Hornsey
Need for speed
Q. My fiancé has just popped the question, and because of his mam's ill health, we are keen to tie the knot as quickly as possible. Is it achievable to plan and hold a stylish affair for 80 guests in only six weeks?
A. Christina Stephenson says: You don't have to wait years to plan your dream wedding – planning a wedding in six weeks is achievable and usually more cost-effective too. For a short-lead wedding, most venues will have special offers available and sometimes peak dates because of cancellations, which would usually be double the cost – meaning you can have a stylish and sophisticated wedding for a fraction of the price.
Planning in six weeks can be less stressful too, as you have less time to mull things over and change your mind on colour schemes, decorations and outfits, which can sometimes set people back if they buy items then change their tastes.
Wedding showcases and fares are great to attend, as you can tick off everything from your list in one room, from photographer, wedding cake and entertainment to even booking your honeymoon. Most wedding venues will hold their own, but there will more than likely be a wedding event each month that you can attend somewhere local to you.
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