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It’s nearly that time again!!

The Wedding Fair, Bluewater is back from the 17th to 19th October and The Wedding Dolls will be there again to offer all visitors wedding planning advice completely free of charge.

Simply turn up to stand K6 and Joanne will do her very best to answer any wedding worries or queries you have there and then!

If free advice isn’t enough we’re also delighted to pass on a special ticket offer.  To save 1/3 on your tickets quote WA33 at www.theweddingfairs.com.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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The next Quaint Queer Weird Wedding Alternative Wedding Fair is being held on Saturday 15th March 2014 from 12pm until 4pm at the Corn Exchange in Brighton. This fair is a celebration of everything alternative, Retro, LGBT and quirky vintage on offer in wedding world.

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With a theme entitled ‘Bygone to Bondage’, this event is 18+ is obviously not your standard wedding fair but great for seeing alternative and daring designers displaying their stunning and most unusual wedding fashion, accessories, photography, cakes and much more. Throughout the day, there will be burlesque dancing and risqué entertainment, but if you think you’ll just go and hide in the corner at this event, think again, as guests are encouraged to ‘dress to impress’.

Sponsors include: Two Brides, The Butch Clothing Company and Crown and Glory.

Tickets are £5 from Dig for Victory on the door. Find out more here.

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS!!!!  To win a pair of tickets simply email joanne@theweddingdolls.co.uk by midnight on Wednesday 12th March 2014. The winner will be drawn at random from the entries received and notified by email the following day. 

Wow what a week! We had an absolutely brilliant weekend at the Wedding Fair, Bluewater. It was lovely to meet so many new Brides plus heaps of excited Bridesmaids, Mother of the Brides and many a happy Groom too! Over the three days we also got the chance to catch up with many of our Facebook and blog followers who also came to say hello.

We ran a competition over the weekend to win our services and have picked our lucky winner. We’re so looking forward to working with them to plan a fabulous wedding. Plus if you asked us for a quote and haven’t received it yet do drop us an email. Joanne is always telling me off about my terrible handwriting and it seems I’m not alone as we’re having trouble reading a few email addresses given to us. We haven’t forgotten you, we just can’t reach you, so please drop us a line!

All that leaves us to say is a huge thanks to the organisers of the fair especially Matt, Jenna and Laura who were absolutely fantastic and went all out to give happy couples a brilliant show.

Happy Planning!

Emma x

 

 

It’s nearly here!!

We are back at The Wedding Fair, Bluewater from the 7th to 9th February, where we’ll be offering our wedding advice completely free of charge to all that come and visit our stand.

You can either book a slot with us prior to the fair by calling Joanne direct or look out for our wedding planning wall on Stand L18, simply turn up and we’ll do our very best to answer any wedding worries or queries you have there and then! 

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At the fair you’ll find so many ideas for wedding inspiration as well as lots of fabulous suppliers – many of whom we have worked with before. A brilliant new addition to the fair are our fabulous friends over at Creative Brides, who are running a Vintage Village so you can get your fix of all things DIY.

If you wasn’t lucky enough to win a pair of tickets in our Facebook competition last week don’t forget you can still save 25% by quoting WB28 when buying your tickets online.

We’ll see you there!

Emma & Joanne x

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We’re so excited to be back at The Wedding Fair, Bluewater in February, where we’ll be offering our wedding advice completely free of charge to all that come and visit our stand. You can either book a slot with us prior to the event by calling Joanne direct or just turn up and we’ll do our very best to answer any wedding worries or queries you have there and then.

At the fair you’ll find so many ideas for wedding inspiration as well as lots of fabulous suppliers – many of whom we have worked with before. A brilliant new addition to the fair are our fabulous friends over at Creative Brides, who are running a Vintage Village so you can get your fix of all things DIY.

The Wedding Fair at Glow, Bluewater

The Wedding Fair at Glow, Bluewater

We can’t wait for the fair and as usual we’ll be running our ticket giveaway in the next few weeks so pop back soon for more details.

Happy Planning

Emma x

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Everything you’ve heard is true – your favourite bridal magazine is coming to life! The fabulous Brides The Show hits London’s Battersea Park this weekend, with hundreds of luxury suppliers and inspiring ideas for your wedding wonder!

There’ll be catwalk shows, top designers, bridal expert workshops, wine tastings, beauty master classes, champagne and much more.

The lovely team over at Brides have given our readers a special 2 for 1 ticket offer to the show. Just enter the code ‘YOUANDME’ when booking your tickets online at www.bridestheshow.co.uk

The show runs from Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th October and we’ll be there at Fridays VIP Preview Evening so if you’re going along and spot us make sure you come over and say hello!

Happy Planning!

Emma x

 

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It’s a familiar cry at this time of year “I’ve got nothing to wear” and I haven’t. My summer skirts and sandals are a distant memory and I need to find something other than my usual uniform of skinny jeans. So if like me you’re after a bit of fashion inspiration for your Winter wardrobe then don’t miss charity event, Rock the Runway on Thursday 3rd October at The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells from 7.30pm.

You’ll get an exclusive peek at the Autumn/Winter collections from some of Tunbridge Wells’ best loved retailers including Mint Velvet, Pure, Kitch, Bod & Ted,  Minimaya, White Company and Daniel Shoes. There’ll be a range of stands selling clothes, accessories and jewellery which you can browse whilst sipping your complimentary glass of bubbly. Then settle down to an amazing catwalk show and charity raffle.

Every ticket purchased will make a massive difference to a fabulous local charity, chYps* and you’ll have all the fashionista expertise you need!

Tickets are now limited so get yours quick and I’ll see you there!

Emma x

Mint Velvet

Mint Velvet

Mint Velvet

Mint Velvet

Kitch

Kitch

Kitch

Kitch

 

*chYps enable Children and Young People with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to receive clinical care and support in their place of choice, which is overwhelmingly in their own home.

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It’s all going to be a bit quiet on the blog this weekend as we’re having lots of fun at the Wedding Fair, Bluewater. We’re here on our stand helping couples with their wedding worries and lots more besides.

Here’s a little peek at our stand chalkboard wall designed by the fantastic Suzanne of Pretty Wild Wedding Stationery. Pretty special and very gorgeous huh!

CHALKBOARD BACKDROP

If planning your wedding is getting a tad stressful and you feel like you need a little help then you’re in the right place. Here at The Wedding Dolls we’re like an extra pair of hands that come with a big dose of experience to make your wedding journey so much easier.  From finding the best suppliers to guidance on styling and inspirational ideas, we’ll work together to create a wedding that’s totally unique and all about you.

Our popular packages include “Dolly Drama but Calmer” for help in the final stages and all those last minute preparations, “Dolly-on-the-day” so you can relax and enjoy your big day whilst we make sure everything runs smoothly and our “Dolly Hours” which allows you to use our expertise as much or as little as you need, just when you need it most.

Take a look at our portfolio page to see some of our work and watch out over the next few weeks when we’ll be blogging about some of our summer weddings and giving you all lots more advice and inspiration.

In the meantime we hope to see some of you at Bluewater and have a great weekend!

Emma x

 

In our third and final part, today of our wedding worries concentrate on adding personality and style to your big day. It’s something many couples really struggle with. From bunting to tea sets, pom poms to lace covers, styling your wedding can start to tip you over the wedding edge.

At our wedding planning workshops we spend time tackling this issue and teaching Brides how to uncover your wedding personality. It can really help you find your own style, stand out from the crowd and ease some of the pressure. We ran these workshops in mini form at The Wedding Fair at Bluewater in February. For those of you that missed them here’s a quick recap of how you can add personality to your wedding.

Wedding Props by Scene Setters

Wedding Props by Scene Setters

DIYing is also a brilliant way to stamp on your own style. Our new DIY workshops can help you get the balance right between using the skills of your suppliers verses your own time and talents to get crafty with it. Read our delve into the pro’s and con’s of DIYing here.

Dolly DIY Poster Final

A great way to add bags of unique style is to think about the wedding from your guests point of view. Our post Wow your Wedding Guests will give you some ideas to get you started.

Don’t forget we’re back at the Wedding Fair at Bluewater this weekend to run free one-to-one sessions on our stand to help with all kinds of wedding worries. So come see us!

Emma x

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Today we have a fantastic competition for you to win complimentary tickets (each ticket is for two people!) to The Wedding Fair, Bluewater, coming up later this month. On our stand we’ll be helping couples with our “Wedding Worries Workshops”. However big or small, share your wedding worries with us and we’ll do our very best to help you solve them during the Fair.

For your chance to win tickets simply like our facebook page and share the post and you’ll be automatically entered.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Emma x

The Small Print: The competition closes on Friday 13th September and winners will be chosen at random. Please note that the competition is open to individual Facebook entrants only and not business pages. Winners will be notified through Facebook so please check the post to see if you have won on the closing date. A UK delivery address for the ticket will be required from the winner. No correspondence will be entered into, prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative. If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within 3 days of being notified otherwise the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. You will need to register your ticket on the Wedding Fair at Bluewater wedding site to validate the complimentary ticket.

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