The A to Z of weddings – An expert guide to help you plan a dream of a day

Part 20 of our guide to planning your A to Z of wedding continues….


money – Thoughts and expectation need to be shared early on. Weddings are expensive, sit and plan.

mother-in-law – be thoughtful, be diplomatic, be complimentary. PS don’t include mother-in-law jokes in your speech.

music –  perfect expression for the infectious mood of a perfect wedding. Select a musical repertoire that would have your guest dancing the night away and soon not be forgotten. Vast selection of speciality live entertainment, big-band, stylish dance bands, versatile cocktail combos, jazz, or provide your own music using an IPOD etc. Enjoy!

make-up – the secret of perfect bridal make-up, is keep it simple “less is more” and never be tempted to try a whole new look or colours

menu – Tailor your food to the wedding, sometimes the simplest wedding is the most beautiful. PS always over-cater!!

macaroons – oh lala, very french. Be inspired!

mini cakes – guest love having individual wedding cakes. It makes for a very attractive place-setting.


maid of honor or chief bride’s maid – ideally maid of honor should be someone who knows you well, reliable, trustworthy, calm and organised. A maid of honor responsibilities are help in wedding planning, bridal shower, helping you get dressed on the day, keeping you calm, looking after your needs (the bride) on the wedding day (basically your pa on the actual day), interacting with the best man for any unexpected issues on the day.

monochromatic – black & whites make a very stylish statement!

marquees – from traditional tents to Indian tents, a marquee can give you more space, you are creating the look of your wedding from scratch. Do your research, be realistic, book early. PS it’s not cheap!

keywords & inspirations 

metallic, manicure, maldives, modern, memory, marriage license, magazines, monogram, midweek, mondays

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About The Author

Bisi ira Bordley is the planner & founder of Love, iara sanyang. After an early career in product, interior design & window dressing, Bisi apprenticed herself to Jane Packer (London) to learn floral styling. Elements of these influences are evident in her designs. Later melding her affinity for entertaining and design with her knowledge of horticulture to create a thriving design business Love, iara sanyang. Love, iara Sanyang bespoke is a Bournemouth based Wedding/floral design company that provides stylish creative services for special events from wedding planning, floral installation, intimate dinner to grand scale occasion. Our signature style is the ability to find our clients signature for their events. Love, iara sanyang is known and recognised for their ever-observant eye and attention to details. Their dual strengths in organisation and creativity keeps Love, iara sanyang events personal and unforgettable. From Charity Benefits, corporate parties to intimate weddings, they continue to successfully coordinate, design and produce a wide array of private, collaborations and floral installations. Bisi ira Bordley Wedding planner/floral stylist

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