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The Alternative Wedding Group Bridal Masterclass

Tell the bride…

‘everything she needs to know to plan her wedding’

Planning your big day can be fun and exciting but, at the same time can also be very stressful and confusing. Being organised and understanding the processes behind planning a wedding could be crucial when executing a successful wedding.

Couples organising their own wedding day in recent years has become increasingly popular. Couples now want to have more of an active role in, what is seen as the most important day of their lives. More than ever before there are personal and social pressures on delivering exceptional weddings with focus given to the organisation and attention to detail. With 68% of couples now planning their own day, we recognise not all couples are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver a successful wedding. We understand the multitude of challenges and apprehension this may cause therefore we have put together the most sought after one day Masterclass containing everything a bride needs to know when planning one of the biggest days of her life.

In April The Alternative Wedding Group, along with some of the industries top practitioners will offer expert advice, hints and tips to brides wanting to plan their own weddings.

The ‘first of its kind’ programme will deliver interactive learning, practical solutions and best practice examples to help you plan and manage wedding related processes effectively. You will be presented with cross-industry learning opportunities, making it relevant to anyone responsible for planning their wedding, no matter what stage they are in the process or even how big or small their budget is.

Join us to hear directly from industry leaders things you should consider when planning your wedding. Hear expert advice and find out fist hand about current trends that are currently dominating the market.



Programme

09:30

Registration, refreshments and exhibition


10:00

Welcome and introduction from the ‘Master of Ceremony

Truchio Powell, Managing Director, The Alternative Wedding Group

10:15

Planning your wedding: step by step guide

Truchio Powell, Managing Director, The Alternative Wedding Group

  • Not knowing where to start, or what comes after what can be very overwhelming when planning a wedding. Incorrect budgeting or getting the invites wrong can cause a lot of stress and worry costing you money and causing a lot of upset amongst your guests.
  • This interactive session will provide you with all of the necessary information and tools required to plan your perfect wedding. You will be walked through every step of the wedding planning process from engagement announcements, budgeting, insurance, wedding planners and coordinators all the way through to night before the big day checklist.

11:00

Choosing the right venue

Jack Edwards, Sales Manager, Park Regis Hotel

  • Choosing the right venue isn’t as simple as choosing the first one you see. Since the number of wedding venue options are infinite now, couples need to think about a wide variety of questions before they go ahead and select their space. Choosing a wedding venue might seem like a task consisting only of liking a space or not, but in reality there is way more to consider than that.
  • Hear expert advice on the do’s and don’ts when booking a venue. What aspects to look for and what questions to ask. Find out the role of the duty manager on the day and also the wedding coordinator in the lead up to the wedding. Make sure you understand room allocations and any associated costs.

11:45

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

12:00

Find my perfect act

Ben Grey, Managing Director, Elegant Entertainment

  • Singers, Dancers, Magicians, Caricaturists, String Quartet and many more. With a plethora of wedding entertainment on offer it’s important to choose the right entertainment fit for its purpose. When it comes to deciding on your wedding entertainment, booking the right type for your chosen venue is really important – you don’t want to be squeezing a 10-piece band onto a tiny stage, or putting an acoustic duo in the middle of a field.
  • Hear about all the different types of entertainment and how to perfectly match this to your wedding day. Learn all about the current trends of entertaining guests at weddings and be ahead of the game to implement this at your wedding. Learn all about what steps you need to take when booking a DJ or a live band.

12:30

What’s on the menu?

Georgia Wedderkop, Sales Executive, Amadeus

  • Choosing the right caterer to manage your food is one of the most important decisions you will make in your wedding planning. There are too many horror stories about things going wrong with the caterer. Catering is an important part of the day and one of the things that guests will remember if it all falls to ‘pot’.
  • Join award winning caterers, Amadeus who will provide you with all you need to know about choosing the right caterer for your wedding and what checks you should undertake. It will cover contracts, hidden charges, taster sessions, drink packages, waiting staff and more. Let your food be the talking point at your wedding for all the right reasons and don’t leave it to chance.

13:00

Venue styling & design

Lynn Holdom, Director, Wedding Wishes & Events

  • Venue styling is very important at weddings. It is the place you and your guests will be for the majority of the day and where in fact most of your photo’s will be taken. Good venue styling can turn a ordinary space into a spectacular one.
  • This session will take you through the variety of options when styling your venue. Hear from the ladies at Wedding Wishes who will update you on all the upcoming trends that are currently dominating the industry. Learn how to book your venue stylist’s and what questions to ask to avoid unexpected surprises on your day. Understand what colours compliment each other and what themes to stay away from.

13:30

Lunch, exhibition and networking

14:30

Getting that signature shot!

Denise James, Owner and Lead Photographer, Lensi Photography

  • Everybody wants to share their perfect wedding portrait to their family and friends and social media but sometimes things can go terribly wrong. We’ve all heard horror stories of couples receiving their wedding pictures that are blurry or half the brides’ head is missing.
  • Join award winning wedding photographer Denise James who will share how to contract the best photographer for your wedding. She will offer invaluable knowledge regarding albums, spreads, costs and what a day looks like of being a wedding photographer. Be the first to hear about signs you should look out for to avoid any mishaps when it comes to booking your wedding photography.

15:15

Say yes to the dress


  • Finding the wedding dress of your dreams could be a very pressurised thing to do. At weddings, THE DRESS seems to be the main talking point. Brides come in all shapes and sizes and so do dresses so be sure you research the market before picking ‘the one’
  • Hear directly from the ladies at xxx of which they will offer practical advice about choosing the right dress, for you. Learn about current trends when it comes to wedding attire. Understand at what point should you look for your dress within your planning and when final fittings should be done. Hear about how to make your dress shopping an enjoyable experience, rather than a pressured one.

15:45

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

16:00

Preparing for married life

Special Guest

  • A wedding is a ceremony that lasts for one day – a celebration of marriage that joins two people together is for the rest of their lives. More than ever, the wedding can become an all-consuming one-day plan that starts the marriage off on the wrong foot. Couples get caught up in this trap of focusing on the wedding ceremony and forget that marriage requires preparation more than the wedding above all else.
  • This interaction session will provide you with a brief overview how to keep a successful marriage. Learn a variety of hints and tips that will hopefully contribute value to your efforts to build a lasting and happy marriage.

16:30

Closing remarks from the Master of Ceremony

16:45

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