We’ve been very lucky to be included in a number of magazine articles where we’ve had the opportunity to share some tips and advice and a few words of caution…ahem…always have a budget!!!
We hope some of these may prove helpful as you embark on your own event planning adventures.
WOMAN WITH A PLAN
WHAT IS IN A DATE? IN SEPTEMBER 2019, PEBBLEFISH OWNER ALISON O’NEILL, DISCUSSED SOME OF THE REASONS COUPLES CHOOSE A SPECIFIC DATE FOR THEIR WEDDING, SHE FINISHED OFF WITH SOME VERY WISE WORDS…
“Before committing to a midweek wedding, I would always recommend you think realistically about the personal and work responsibilities of your guests and whether everyone you’d like to invite would be willing (or able) to use up holiday time to attend.”
DOWN TO YOU?
IN NOVEMBER 2019, WE WERE ASKED FOR OUR ADVICE ON DIY WEDDINGS. WE LOVE THE DIFFERENT WAYS COUPLES ARE PERSONALISING THEIR WEDDINGS. WHEN THERE IS AN ELEMENT THAT TRULY MEANS SO MUCH, WE WOULD ALWAYS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO MAKE THE EFFORT, HOWEVER…
“I think couples often have the misconception that the most cost-effective way to plan a wedding is to go it alone. But in
order to save money, you have to pay very close attention to your preparation. Ask yourself: what is your budget and what are your priorities – and how are you going to make both of these work together within your time-frame?”
THE COST OF LOVING
IN JANUARY 2020, WE WERE ASKED ABOUT ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE SUBJECTS, BUDGETING. YEAH, WE KNOW, MOVE ON, NEXT SUBJECT!!! BUT, DON’T VIEW YOUR BUDGET AS SOMETHING THAT RESTRICTS YOUR PLANS, EMBRACE IT AS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND AND ALLOW IT TO GIVE YOU DIRECTION AND FOCUS.
“In my experience, it’s not necessarily the size of the budget that matters, but how wisely and effectively you allocate and manage it. For me, the most difficult part about being a planner is that, often, the first I hear from a bride and groom is when they have already started planning and things have escalated. I spend a lot of time reassuring couples that their budget, whatever it is, is the right one for them.”
LIGHTEN THE LOAD
WHY USE A WEDDING PLANNER? WE WERE DELIGHTED TO BE ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS ARTICLE. AT PEBBLEFISH WE BELIEVE ALL COUPLES SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO A WEDDING PLANNER AND AS SUCH WE OFFER A VARIETY OF FLEXIBLE PLANNING OPTIONS TO SUIT EACH BUDGET AND TIME FRAME. COME ON, LET’S HAVE A CHAT, WE MAY SURPRISE YOU.
“Why is it,” wonders Alison O’Neill, founder of Lanarkshire-based wedding and events planning service Pebblefish, “that the first call newly engaged couples make is not to their local, friendly, cost-effective, knowledgeable, always-has-cake wedding planner?”
FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE?
WE WERE DELIGHTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS GREAT ARTICLE THAT DEALS WITH NOT LETTING THE DEMANDS OF WEDDING PLANNING OVERWHELM YOUR RELATIONSHIP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PLANNING A LONG ENGAGEMENT.
“If it’s going to be a long one, remember there’s no need to rush out and book things straight away,” says Alison. “Take time to work out your priorities and understand how all of the key elements of your wedding will fit together. That way you can create a plan that allows you to spread out the big decisions so that every month you are focused and, more importantly, relaxed.”
COVID-19 & YOUR WEDDING GUEST LIST?
COVID19 HAS IMPACTED THE LIVES OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. AND FOR THOSE WHO HAD PLANNED WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 2020, IT HAS MEANT A HUGE AMOUNT OF SOUL SEARCHING AND DECISION MAKING AS TO WHETHER TO PROCEED OR RESCHEDULE. IN THIS ARTICLE WE SPOKE WITH TIE THE KNOT SCOTLAND ABOUT NOT FEELING GUILTY ABOUT SOME OF THOSE TOUGH DECISIONS
“All of your family and friends will have seen their lives impacted, so guests will be understanding if they are told that they can no longer attend the ceremony in person. Many will even be expecting this. So don’t feel guilty. Anyone who cares about you only wants the best and there will be so many opportunities in the future to get everyone together to celebrate.””