Expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournortheast.wedding

 

Helping hand

Helping hand

Q. What are the advantages of having a wedding stylist for our big day?

A. Katie Hart says: Katie says: A wedding stylist will be the best friend you never knew you had. They will work with you and your budget to style your venue just how you imagined and more while matching your wedding aesthetics with your individual styles. Stylists have everything at their disposal to create the perfect ambience – they will give advice on different props to use and even indicate where is best to locate different aspects of your day. Your wedding stylist will pull together all of your ideas to create a fresh and personalised day, using their experience and excellent relationships with the best suppliers to ensure your dreams become a reality. Many wedding stylists will also have their own (or access to) wonderful collection of trendy and bespoke props to add those extra special touches to your venue

Katie Hart
www.facebook.com/getknottedweddings

 

Style file

Style file

Q. My fiancé and I are on a budget, but we want our wedding to be as glamorous as possible. What areas should we invest in when it comes to venue styling, and are there any areas we could afford to scrimp on?

A. Jozene McKinnon says: Any venue can be transformed into a magical place without breaking the bank – you just need a little imagination, some candles and fairylights! If the venue chairs are in a colour that complements your theme, then fantastic – you've just saved on hiring chair covers and can add a simple sash instead!

If you're getting married at the same venue you're holding your reception at, you should also think about reusing certain items. A cluster of jars filled with flowers, or a lantern with flowers or candles down the sides of the aisle, can also be used as centrepieces, by placing them on a mirror with a few scatter crystals. And don't forget about the way you can save decorating the top table and cake table – the most cost-effective decor is to place the wedding party bouquets in some vases that are ready and waiting.

Jozene McKinnon
www.made2matter.co.uk

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