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    • mrs smith 2 b :)
      CommentAuthormrs smith 2 b :)
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    Hi girls, its been a while, I tain a little break from planning but with the wedding now being next year I'm bk on it again. My venue is all booked and I love it, but I'm now stuck, I have started looking in to photographers and my cake and flowers, I'm seeing so Many pictures of things I love but how do I even start to narrow these people down? :)
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    I'd go by local reviews if you can get any.

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    • princesspixie
      CommentAuthorprincesspixie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    ask people you know who have been married and check wedding awards sites they usually have a good list of suppliers and of course fairs are fab to go to xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    Go to tastings for cakes, meet photographers and have consultations with florists but above anything else, DON'T book without tasting or meeting them or you could be in for a nasty surprise on your wedding day which I'm sure you don't want! x

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    • DeniseA23
      CommentAuthorDeniseA23
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    Have you tried a wedding faire? I went to one when I was MoH for my besty a few years back and we did a ton of cake tasting and got a lot of ideas. Because it was in our area we got to see local suppliers too, there's lots of offers too. If I remember correctly she got free makeup when signing up with a big department store registry. We had a blast and got a free glass of fizz




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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    Wedding fairs are good, and talk to people, if you have a good rapore with them, this usually seals the deal ;) you need to be able to be comfortable with the people, this is a good sign of a good attentive vendor x
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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    Reviews and word of mouth I've found to be good, also spend time with the suppliers as you will need to build a relationship with them. X
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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    Agree with other comments, word of mouth and reviews count for so much. If I could do it all again, I wouldn't have used our venues recommended DJ though. Stick to suppliers recommended by brides & grooms and not by venues, as they are sometimes (not all the time) in financial cahoots.
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    I found fayres great meet several from each section get a feeling from them, and prices, cake people usually have samples there.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    Thankfully we don't have to worry about sorting a photographer as my dad is doing this for us, but I think it's so important to meet with a photographer in person so you can see what they're really about and so you can view their work. I think it's imporat for you to be on the same wavelength and there ae so many different styles of photography you really want someone who is going to give you the perfect shots that you want.

    As for cake and flower suppliers, I have been speaking to suppliers over fb and although it's not face to face, you get a really good idea of what they are like as people which might put you off them or make you want to trust them. I'm speaking to a lady who makes artificial bouquets now and she is the nicest lady and has loads of pictures of her work and great reviews which makes her seem really trustworthy in my eyes.

    If you find loads of pictures that you like and can't decide between them, don't be afraid to ask someone to create something completely new and bespoke to for you, incorporating all the elements that you love.. Like for a cake for example x

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    We are going on a lot of local recommendations, a friend recommended the invite lady to us (turns out we knew her husband anyway!) and she recommended a photographer to us. Finding people that way is proving to be quite useful :)

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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    Flossie,
    my step dad is doing our photo's too! its nice to have someone in the family that can do it :)
    call in all the favours you can off friends, relatives and through friends of friends :) xx
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 5th 2015
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    My dad isn't doing the photography himself as would be too much what with him walking me down the aisle etc. (I don't think he is that talented to be in 2 places at once hehe), but straight away he really wanted to organise it for us, which I am sooo grateful for as I see so many people struggle to choose a photographer. I trust my dad completely as love his photography and know he would pick someone similar to himself! It's such a personal thing it's a massive help if you know someone already x

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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 5th 2015
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    Ah, now I get you FLossie, I know exactly what you mean :) xx
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    • princesspixie
      CommentAuthorprincesspixie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 4th 2015
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    i chose our family photographer she's taken fantastic photos of my little one when he was born for his birthday (a cake smash wish was just so adorable) and some as a family too oh and also for xmas cards too so i already feel comfortable with her and know she does fantastic work we are paying the price for it as could have got it for half the price with someone else but its safer to go someone you know and trust especially when it comes to photos xxx

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 4th 2015
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    a lot of my things were picked via seeing them at wedding fairs etc - i always like to 'meet' the person behind the product xx

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