FAQs and expert advice about wedding planning

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your West Midlands 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@yourwestmidlands.wedding


Whatever the weather

Whatever the weather

Q. We want an al fresco wedding, but should the weather now allow, how do we prepare for this?

A. Charley Barfield says: Charley says: If you're looking for an al fresco wedding I recommend looking for a venue that have a contingency for offering both an amazing outdoor experience as well as the indoor.

Exclusive-use venues are perfect for this as yours is the only wedding taking place so you can use the venue to suit your perfect day without the worry that someone else may be using it instead!

You may also want to consider the food for your wedding day, if you would like everything outside then street food is a great fun way to feed your guests, we have our own woodfire pizza oven and ice cream trike to encourage guests to utilise the outdoor space and not have to go inside to eat.

Is there plenty of outdoor space at your venue for all of your guests to relax and have plenty of room to mingle and have fun? You want to make sure there is ample outdoor space for you all and look into whether the venue allow outdoor entertainment such as garden games, bouncy castles, vintage fun fair rides or any other ideas you may have.

The UK weather can be unpredictable so we suggest choosing a summer month to maximise the chance of getting some sunshine and enjoying a fantastic outdoor wedding experience.

Charley Barfield, Manor Hill House

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