The Modern Wedding Guest – What Do People Really Think?

Weddings signal huge celebration, and in modern times they have become far more personal affairs than the traditions of old.  This leaves a lot to think about, and not just for the bride and groom.  Guests too have a lot on their mind in the lead up to a wedding: what to wear, how much to spend, and who they … Read More

A guide to gifting jewellery to your bridal party

Your bridesmaids are going to be a big part of your wedding and, while they will feel honoured to have been asked, you might also want to show your appreciation to them, for being a part of your big day. Here, June Neocleous from contemporary jewellery retailer Gift and Wrap shares her top tips for choose the perfect jewellery for … Read More

Remember whose day it is – unplugged weddings

Image credit: The Knot

OK, so I’m going to warn you, I’m going to have a little rant here.  I have many weddingy pet hates, but my main one, to top all others, is those spoilers before the couple and guests even get to the wedding! What am I talking about? Well, when a wedding supplier has set up the cake or the flowers, … Read More

3 Things to Know Before Proposing

About to pop THE question? It’s a big step and from this point on, everything about your relationship and your lives together are going to change, so… you’re going to need to think this proposal through… I was discussing proposals with one of my recent wedding clients… let’s call him Jack. Now, Jack put a lot of time and effort … Read More

Wedding Venue Coordinators

Zoe Binning | freelance wedding venue coordinator | Image credit: Lee Dare Photography

There are lots of blog posts out there discussing the difference between wedding planners and wedding coordinators (I’ve written one myself!) However, there is very little written about what makes a good wedding venue coordinator and why so many venues are getting this wrong! After many years as a wedding planner here in Wales, I have worked in countless wedding … Read More

A guide to summer wedding attire for men

Mens wedding outfits | Image credit: Joseph Turner | Ze Binning weddings

If you’re attending a wedding as a guest this year, you might have already started thinking about what you’re going to wear.  To make that choice a bit easier, Christopher Legard from men’s fashion retailer Joseph Turner gives us his summer wedding style guide. Who doesn’t love a summer wedding? If you’re going to be attending one this year, deciding … Read More

When Planning A Wedding, Sometimes Less Is More

The list of “must haves” for modern weddings grows all the time. Not only do you need a cake, a dress, a ring and a venue, but also a whole host of other accessories that were never a part of weddings in your parent’s time! We’ve seen a kind of consumer “creep” into the world of weddings, where things that … Read More

British Wedding Traditions and the Changing Face of Wedding Culture

Alys & Johan wedding | Zoe Binning weddings | Credit: Benjamin Wheeler Photography

It has occurred to me that I have never actually written a blog post about Wedding traditions in the UK! In fact, if I’m honest, the idea has largely come out of a favour my favourite aunt has just asked of me… she’s currently in China on a work trip and is attending a lecture on Chinese wedding culture and … Read More

5 Favourite Welsh Wedding Venues

Rosedew Farm | Jake Morley Photography | Zoe Binning weddings

As you will have seen from previous blog posts, I am delighted to have been asked to guest blog over the coming months for Weddingbooker.com the online wedding venue search site, offering the UK’s largest list of wedding venues, designed to help you to find, view and book your dream wedding. As a wedding venue consultant and wedding planner, I can safely … Read More

Wedding Trends for 2019

I am delighted to have been asked to guest blog over the coming months for Weddingbooker.com the online wedding venue search site, offering the UK’s largest list of wedding venues, designed to help you to find, view and book your dream wedding The first of my guest blog posts for them, focuses on the top 7 wedding trends of 2019 and looks at … Read More