FAQs and expert advice about venue styling

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


Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Q. We're looking for a venue that will be able to help us achieve our Christmas-themed wedding. What should we ask the wedding team before booking?

A. Jo Dewhurst says: We find that couples often ask if they can have a traditional Christmas dinner served at their festive wedding. For an added touch, ask the venue to serve mulled wine as the welcome drink.

It's worth asking your wedding coordinator if there are any indoor photo opportunities in case the weather is awful. Ideally, you will want a snowy landscape, but sometimes that's not always possible. The property may have Christmas decorations put up that will make a great backdrop for pictures, but if not make sure you plan enough time to put them up and take them down.

If you want to go all out, you could hire reindeers and have Father Christmas visit the children.

Jo Dewhurst,Moor Hall Hotel


Festive favours

Festive favours

Q. For our winter wedding, I really would love to give guests festive favours to remember our special day. What would you suggest?

A. Abbie Hancock says: We suggest our beautiful walnut festive place names, tick two things off your list in one go! Our walnut place names double up as a favour that your guests can keep as a little personal memento from the special day. Cut in the shape of a star and featuring a little holly motif, they're perfect for a festive wedding with each individually designed and laser engraved for every guest. Use a ribbon to match wedding colours and tie together cutlery around your napkins or fasten around your wine glass stems to complete stylish festive table décor.

Something a little different and the perfect addition to a Christmas tree that allows guests to use them year after year!

Abbie Hancock