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Vikki's Wedding Planning Stories

Vikki Richman - Your Friendly Wedding PlannerEach wedding day arrives full of its own stories - some good, some less so. I hope my blog's hints, tips, reflections and wedding planning ideas will help you to ensure that you fill your own wedding day with memories that will last a lifetime for all the right reasons.

Weddings versus Families - Part One

At times it can feel as though there's nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in families. With blended families you get one set of understandable issues; where do you sit mum, her new partner and dad with his new partner? But some issues can hit like a bolt from the blue. How do you plan for the ones you don't expect? In this 'series' I'll look at some of the common reasons for family disputes and the warning signs, and hopefully offer some ideas on how you can work through them.…

Vikki Richman - 4th August 2019

Guest Blog - Wonderful Ways to use Bunting in Your Wedding

It's my second Guest Blog and I'm pleased to introduce you to the fabulous Re-fresh Re-style Wedding Design (link below) who are based near Peterborough and have an Etsy shop selling bespoke products using over 30 crafts. They have kindly given us a blog all about the fabulous venue decoration that is Bunting!
Bunting is one of the most versatile d├ęcor items that can be used in your wedding venue. It comes in various materials, and all sorts if sizes and shapes. We're going to look at some of the ways you can include it in your wedding.…

Vikki Richman - 29th July 2019

Why 'The DIY Wedding Fair'?

When it comes to wedding fairs, it's hard to stand out in the crowd, and there are persistent rumours that couples aren't using fairs any more to help in their wedding planning. I'm not convinced that is the case, but I do believe that the traditional hard salesy tables and pitching is struggling to meet our couples needs. I also believe that there is a lot of choice of wedding fairs for couples to visit, so it's important to be a bit different.…

Vikki Richman - 24th July 2019

Making The Most of Your Marquee Wedding

Without a doubt marquee weddings are growing in popularity, after all they can be erected on pretty much any area of land, whether it's a larger back garden, a farm or in the grounds of a venue. They're a great blank canvas (literally) for your wedding day vision. There are a few things you need to be aware of though when planning your marquee wedding, and we're going to look at some of them, which will help you make the most of this fantastic opportunity. …

Vikki Richman - 22nd July 2019

Should You DIY Your Wedding Cake?

It frequently comes up as one of those areas that seems 'overpriced', but there's more to making a cake than flour, eggs, butter and sugar. Sure 'everyone' knows how to make a cake, but do you know how to make the largest cake of your life, decorate it and then have it stay perfectly upright until you slice into it for the first time? Here are some of my thoughts on DIYing your wedding cake. …

Vikki Richman - 15th July 2019