FAQs and expert advice about wedding services

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your South Wales Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yoursouthwales.wedding


The cute factor

The cute factor

Q. I love animals and want to incorporate them into our big day. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Amanda Sparks says: If you're animal mad and love alpacas, then why not incorporate them into your big day to create special memories? Our beautiful animals love to look their best and can be colour coordinated with floral garlands and bow ties to match your colour scheme. They also love a selfie and will keep guests entertained while you have your group photographs taken. Look for packages that can be tailored to meet your requirements, from ring bearers to alpaca feed favours, the choices are endless.

Amanda Sparks, Miskin Alpacas


Perfect fit

Perfect fit

Q. How long before the wedding should we get in touch with an alterations company, and what should we expect from our first appointment?

A. Patricia Kent-Marrast says: - Book an appointment at least three months before the wedding.

- You'll receive a reminder two weeks before your first appointment.

- The first appointment will be a no-obligation consultation where all your alterations will be discussed free of charge.

- You will be given an approximate cost, and if you're happy for them to
carry out your changes, you should be able to leave your dress with them with no storage fee or deposit required.

- At the end of your appointment, dates for further fittings will be made, and you're encouraged to stay in contact between appointments if you have any questions or concerns.

Patricia Kent-Marrast, Pat's Sewing Alterations