FAQs and expert advice about wedding planning

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


Planned to perfection

Planned to perfection

Q. Our wedding has been postponed due to COVID-19, meaning we have to re-book our venue. What do you suggest we ask before deciding on a new date?

A. Judy Rose says: There are a few things you should keep in mind before making a decision. Ask the venue staff if your deposit will automatically be transferred to your new date in the case of another lockdown. Will the bedrooms that have already been booked also be transferred to your new date with no loss of deposit? Will the same number of bedrooms still be available and if the wedding has to be moved to 2021 or 2020 will the venue still honour the price from 2020? Lastly, make sure the terms and conditions of the new date are the same as your previous one.

Judy Rose, The Vale Resort


Planning SOS

Planning SOS

Q. Our wedding was postponed due to COVID-19, and we're feeling overwhelmed by the idea of replanning everything. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Vanessa Shipman says: It's a deflating feeling to have carefully planned and organised everything to then have it cancelled. I feel for all the couple that have been affected this year. My best advice would be to try and see the extra planning time as a bonus.

You've already done the hard work of choosing the perfect venue and suppliers, the real challenge now is the admin involved in rescheduling to a date that works for everyone. I won't lie, this can be quite a juggling act, but it's possible to streamline the process. The first step is focusing on your venue. Find out asap what dates they have available, then send out a blanket email to all your suppliers with the various options (remember to include your key guests). Fingers crossed there will be a date that works for everyone but have a plan B in mind just in case.

If it all feels too overwhelming, there are wedding planners across the country who will be more than happy to take care of this for you.

Vanessa Shipman, TogetherNess

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