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We promised you a giveaway on our Facebook page when we reached 500 likes and so here it is!

We are offering one lucky Facebook fan a free Dolly Hour all of their very own. Use the hour how you like from questions about styling to finding the right suppliers for you. The hour will be done over the phone or by Skype/FaceTime and you can ask us anything you like at a time that suits you.

To enter all you need to do is whizz over to our Facebook page – Like Us – and then comment on the Dolly Giveaway post with your wedding date. We’ll pick a winner at random next week.

Dolly Hours are a great way to get planning help when and where you need it most. Find out more here.

Good luck

Emma & Joanne x

PS Don’t forget to share with your friends, especially if you know a couple who would love a bit of help with their wedding planning!

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Today on the blog we have an absolutely fantastic offer from the very lovely Claire Lefevre of The Little Posy Print Company. Claire is a fabulous designer of wedding stationery and also makes brilliant custom-made stamps, so you can get all creative with your DIY wedding styling.

Claire is offering The Wedding Dolls readers a free custom designed rubber stamp (worth £44.95!) when you order your wedding invitations with her. Your gorgeous little stamp can be used on all manner of wedding prettiness such as sweetie bags, favours, save the dates and thank you cards – the only limit is your creativity!


Jack and Emily Thank you stamp

The offer is available for invitations from both the pre-made designs and the bespoke service. There are so many stunning designs to choose from. Just take a look below!

There’s a minimum order of 20 invites and the stamp will be a maximum size of 125x125mm. The offer is available until the end of July and please quote “The Wedding Dolls” when enquiring.

Don’t forget to tell us what you do with yours – happy stamping!

Emma x

 

It’s your last chance this week to enter this fantastic competition!

We’ve teamed up with Your Kent Wedding Magazine to offer you the chance to win The Wedding Dolls for all your wedding planning needs, by way of our fabulous wedding rescue package.

The Kent Wedding team said “Organising the big day can take an incredible amount of time, and you may find it difficult to plan it all on your own. That’s why a wedding planner can help no end. We’re introducing The Wedding Dolls, aka Emma and Joanne, who advise couples on how to realise their big-day dreams.”

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Joanne explained “Whether soon-to-be weds are in need of inspiration, are time-strapped or would like some ideas on how to keep within budget, we can help them to plan their nuptials in style. And, once the big day arrives, it’s so satisfying to see everything come together. We will meet with the lucky winning couple to review their plans and get them back on track with a bespoke schedule to follow and then three weeks before the big day we’ll meet with them again to finalise their plans and then be there on the day for 8 hours to make sure everything runs smoothly.”

What are you waiting for! Enter the competition here now! 

Emma x

Last month we spent the weekend at the Bluewater Wedding Fair where so many of our blog readers came to say hello! It was lovely to meet so many of you as well as get to know lots more couples starting their wedding planning journey. We ran a competition during the fair to win our wedding planning services and we have now emailed our winners to confirm details of their prize.

For those of you who didn’t win we have an extra special thank you for entering. We’re offering a discount off our next workshop at The Swan in West Malling on Saturday 13th April. The discount gives you £10 off the booking price which means a place at the workshop for a Bride-to-be is just £38.00.

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At the workshop you’ll learn our unique style of creative, inspiring and down-to-earth advice that will have you planning like a professional in next to no time. Joanne says “our wedding workshop can really help you work out what you want from your day, whether it’s uncovering your wedding personality to finding suppliers or making day-to-day decisions, it will help reduce the stress and bring back the fun!”

You can also book a guest place if you want to bring a Bridesmaid, friend or your Mum with you. Visit our workshop page for more info and remember to simply enter BluewaterPromo in the discount box to redeem the offer when booking.

Hopefully we’ll see you there!

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We’re very excited today to bring you our latest wedding competition, mainly because you’re winning us!

We’ve teamed up with Your Kent Wedding Magazine to offer you the chance to win The Wedding Dolls for all your wedding planning needs, by way of our fabulous wedding rescue package.

The Kent Wedding team said “Organising the big day can take an incredible amount of time, and you may find it difficult to plan it all on your own. That’s why a wedding planner can help no end. We’re introducing The Wedding Dolls, aka Emma and Joanne, who advise couples on how to realise their big-day dreams.

Joanne explained “Whether soon-to-be weds are in need of inspiration, are time-strapped or would like some ideas on how to keep within budget, we can help them to plan their nuptials in style. And, once the big day arrives, it’s so satisfying to see everything come together. We will meet with the lucky winning couple to review their plans and get them back on track with a bespoke schedule to follow and then three weeks before the big day we’ll meet with them again to finalise their plans and then be there on the day for 8 hours to make sure everything runs smoothly.

What are you waiting for! Find out more and enter the competition here now!

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This week myself and Joanne got a sneak preview of a gorgeous new magazine hitting the wedding world this weekend.

Doily Days is the new FREE vintage inspired wedding mag from the team, yes you guessed it, behind vintage wedding stylists, Doily Days. Helen Ruff is the lovely editor of the new 56 pager, which is jam packed full of wedding gorgeousness including DIY top tips from Helen herself, as well as Roses All Over and articles from our fellow wedding bloggers, Ooh Mrs James and Festival Brides. There’s also a handmade real wedding for inspiration, features on venues and catering and much more, plus if that wasn’t enough there’s an amazing competition from Mr & Mrs Unique.

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Grab yourself a FREE copy at the ‘Something Old’ wedding fair at the Corn Exchange in Brighton this Sunday (3rd March 12-5pm) or look out for it at a wedding fair near you in Kent very soon.

Today it’s sunny and we’re super excited as we’ve just signed up to be part of Alice and Rose Presents, Vintage Wedding Fair on Sunday 16th September.

 

 

It’s a really different kind of wedding fair with a relaxed atmosphere and lots of fun along the way. On the day you can expect to be entertained with live music, a bridal pack with wedding mag and discounts, a glass of bubbly on arrival, competitions and the chance to meet lots of lovely suppliers who can help you pack a punch when planning your vintage wedding. And of course you can now meet us to chat through any wedding worries you might have.

We suggest you bring a picnic on the day and enjoy some breathtaking views across the Kent and Sussex countryside. Plus there’ll be a bar open serving beer,wine and soft drinks and you can even meet the local animals that call Hollambys Farm their home.

The fair is at Hollambys, which is a small organic farm in Groombridge. Their converted Sunset Barn, overlooking Birchden Field, is perfect for a country wedding and is a fabulous place to check out for your vintage wedding.

Image: Sunset Barn by Heather Shuker

Plus did I mention that it’s free entry? So don’t hang about pop over and see Alice and Rose Presents for more information now.

We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

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Featured image on homepage by Tino & Pip

It’s been a great week at Wedding Dolls HQ, we’ve had such great feedback about the new look website.  The support has been unbelievable, so thank you to every one for your kind words and best wishes, we are very excited about working with so many talented Kent Wedding Suppliers over the coming months.

If you are a Kent Wedding Supplier and would like to showcase your work right here on the blog please get in touch, you can email us at hello@theweddingdolls.co.uk or call 07872 160 911.

This week we spent the day with the lovely Amanda Haywood of Bliss Makeovers and a great friend of ours Kay Young of Kay Young Photography.  We thought it would be nice to show our readers who we are and had lots of fun getting some snaps taken. We are alike in many ways, but yet so different and it was a fantastic day capturing this and what makes The Wedding Dolls work.  Come back soon to see the results of our photoshoot!  Thanks Amanda and Kay x

Something we talked about this week is Anti Gravity Yoga. This fitness regime  has been designed to increase your overall health and physical agility whilst having fun swinging about in an AntiGravity Hammock, it’s definitely for those brides out there wanting to try something a little bit different. Have you booked your class with  Heavenly Fitness yet? We’re up for giving it a go!

 

This week we also gave you info on where you can send your groom for some advice and pre wedding help. Those husbands to be struggling with all this wedding malarky have got help and advice from the male experts over at Staggered. It’s a blog totally dedicated to getting the man in your life on the right road to wedded bliss. If you haven’t already get him over there immediately!

Have you entered our Wedding Planning Workshop Competition yet?

If you don’t know where to start or are feeling a bit panicky about everything you need to do don’t panic we’ll show you how to turn your wedding vision into a reality. At our workshop you’ll learn how to break down the planning stages so nothing gets on top of you, set your budget so costs don’t spiral out of control, discover your own wedding style and help you find the best suppliers for what you need. You’ll also learn how you can get everything done in time with an easy to follow schedule. You’ll leave the workshop feeling calm, excited and ready to plan the wedding you want.

All you need to do to win your place at one of our workshops is email hello@theweddingdolls.co.uk and tell us your name, the date of your wedding (if you have one yet!) and why you feel you need some wedding planning help.

See you next week

x

Hurrah, our new website has arrived and we’re so excited! We hope you love it as much as we do! To say a massive thanks to all our loyal blog readers that have followed us to our new home we are running a fantastic competition to win one of five places to our Wedding Planning Workshop in October.

At the workshop we will guide you through the highs and lows of wedding planning and you’ll learn how to create a wedding that is on track, on budget and lots of fun! 

If you don’t know where to start or are feeling a bit panicky about everything you need to do we’ll show you how to turn your wedding vision into a reality. You’ll learn how to break down the planning stages so nothing gets on top of you, set your budget so costs don’t spiral out of control, discover your own wedding style and help you find the best suppliers for what you need. You’ll also learn how you can get everything done in time with an easy to follow schedule. You’ll leave the workshop feeling calm, excited and ready to plan the wedding you want.

All you need to do to win your place is email hello@theweddingdolls.co.uk and tell us your name, the date of your wedding (if you have one yet!) and why you feel you need some wedding planning help.

Good luck x

 

The Small Print Bit

Closing date is 10am on Friday 21st September 2012. The competition winners will need to be able to attend our workshop on Sunday 14th October starting at 9.30am, at Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells. Winners will be selected at random and the offer is not transferable. Winners will be notified by email on Saturday 22nd September.

 

Today we are glad to be supporting the Charity Wedding Auction who are raising funds for Pilgrims Hospices through a fantastic wedding auction.

The “go live” button is only days away as the auction runs from 21st to 27th April. During this time you can bid for a stunning wedding package worth in excess of £10,000, which includes the venue, photography, cake, dress, a wedding website, rings, flowers, entertainment, hair and makeup, wedding stationery, a wedding correspondent to record those special moments and wedding co-ordination for the big day and much more.

The auction has been organised by Sally Laker of Sally 4 Cakes, Nicola Blackledge of Bay Images Photography and Glen Laker of The Whitstable Computer Company. All of the businesses involved have generously donated their services and products for free and 100% of the proceeds from the auction go directly to Pilgrims Hospices.

Pilgrims Hospices provides free hospice and specialist palliative care services to the local community both in the hospice and in the patient’s home. Deborah Kellond, Regional Fundraising Manager at Pilgrims Hospices said “We are amazed at the generosity of local businesses that are supporting the wedding auction”.

Full details of the wedding package and how to take part can be found at Charity Wedding Auction.

Happy bidding!