If you and your partner are currently in the throes of the wedding planning process, they’ll be 101 questions racing through your minds as well as many more tasks to tick off your to-do list. The average British wedding takes 12 to 18 months to plan, leaving newly engaged couples with lots to do right up until their wedding date.
As well as staying organised throughout the countdown to your wedding day, having the right suppliers to assist you makes all the difference.
The wedding industry has been majorly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but there’s a lot the average couple can do to show their support and aid its recovery.
Buying British and using local wedding suppliers to help you organise your special day are just two ways you can help, and it can make your wedding even more spectacular, here’s how…
Support local communities
Every community is built on its businesses. Home-grown businesses keep local people in employment to provide an even better quality of life for their loved ones, as well as support the wider economy.
Both our personal and professional lives were turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown restrictions. This means that choosing a local wedding vendor to assist you or buying British made, British quality supplies will help to support the business, the individuals who work there, and the wider community.
Enjoy the best quality and experience
British businesses are renowned for their quality and service. But when compared with other businesses based elsewhere, they may not always be the cheaper option.
The World Wide Web is no doubt a wonderful thing. Newly engaged couples planning their weddings can tap into wedding supplies and services from all over the world to find what they need rather cheaply. Yet investing a little more by buying British or choosing a local supplier could save you a lot of stress and heartache in the long term.
Local, independent businesses in particular trade-off their reputation, which is likely to have been built over many, many years. Experience counts when planning and executing the biggest day of your life as Indiana Wedding Decorators explains:
“The more experienced you are when it comes to a job, the less likely you are to make mistakes at it. It’s the same with wedding vendors… An experienced vendor comes with a repertoire of supplier relationships that they’ve built over the years. This means they’ll be able to get discounts that will lead to an overall reduced cost for you.”
Choosing an experienced wedding vendor over a cheaper, less knowledgeable supplier from overseas can also be useful if you do encounter some issues during the planning process. Local experts will be better placed and prepared to handle any emergencies and keep you calm!
Build a strong relationship face-to-face
Whilst every industry is going down the digital route more often these days – particularly as social distancing and other measures remain in place – nothing beats building a relationship face-to-face, especially when it comes to the one between you and your wedding vendor.
Whether it’s your wedding photographer, wedding celebrant, bridal boutique, venue coordinator, caterer, florist, or wedding band, the trust built via a strong partnership means you’ll be more comfortable, confident and able to enjoy your wedding day wholeheartedly.
A chance for suppliers to work together
It’s not just your relationship with individual wedding suppliers that matters. By going local, wedding suppliers can work together to make your big daydreams come true and minimise wedding planning stress.
Local suppliers are more likely to communicate with each other, share your wedding plans, and collaborate to make them happen.
Here at Holmewood Hall, we’re proud to work with a close-knit team of trusted, local wedding suppliers. Browse our recommended suppliers and discover the local wedding experts that will be your right-hand people as you plan your very special day.