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Fireworks at your wedding

So… you’re thinking about having a firework display at your wedding?

You’re not alone. A lot of couples want professional firework displays to celebrate starting their new life together. Here’s five thing you ought to consider before booking a firework display however…

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  1. Check that your venue allows fireworks, to avoid disappointment. For more information about what else you should be asking your venue before your wedding day, read our helpful tips here.
  2. What is your budget? You don’t need to spend the earth but good shows cost between £750 and £1500.
  3. Typically firework displays last for about 7 minutes. Try not to have a display that lasts significantly less or more.
  4. A firework display site should be approximately 50 metres long and 25 metres wide clear from cars and marquees. Guests should be 50-75 metres away from fireworks. This depends on your wedding venue but these are the typical safety guidelines.
  5. The most powerful fireworks (category 3) have a noise limit of 120 decibels. There is a Curfew for fireworks between 11pm – 7am so make sure you abide by this to avoid a fine!

Enjoy! Sparks will fly.

For more information about fireworks at your wedding:

Need fireworks for your wedding? Check out who your nearest supplier is here.

Questions for wedding venues before booking

Being organised for your wedding is key. Knowing what to ask a wedding venue can really help you understand if it will be right for you and your big day. We have compiled a helpful list of questions that should send you on the right track!

Questions for venues

The Rise of the Village Hall Wedding

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a tricky affair, and more and more brides are looking for ways to make the day really different.

village hall

Here are Kemp and Kemp’s Top 5 reasons to choose a village hall:
1. You have power, toilets, parking and furniture already on site, and often very good well equipped kitchens. There will sometimes be a bar area or other room available for presents, dancing or wet weather alternatives for your canapé reception.
2. You can easily find halls to hire in most large villages.
3. They are usually very cheap to hire once you find the bookings secretary.Read More

‘Princess style’ – getting married in a castle

If you are looking for the ultimate ‘Princess’ experience, the UK has a lot of castles to offer.
Many castle owners are now looking to expand their usage to host weddings and wedding receptions; so what makes these venues truly special?

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

Photo opportunites? Castles are steeped in history and the photo opportunites are endless both inside and out. Rooms full of amazing paintings, wall coverings and antiques, as well as acres of beautiful well tended grounds.Read More

Town Hall wedding revival

In a lot of  town’s around the country we have some beautiful Town Hall’s that are all licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships.  Town Council’s are now aware that  their Town Halls  can be used for a multitude of events, and are keen to promote themselves to brides and grooms.

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Flying the flag for the Cotswolds

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The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford

It was great to see Cotswolds Inns & Hotels at the National Wedding Show at Olympia last weekend, flying the flag for weddings in the Cotswolds.
The Cotswolds is a hugely popular area for tourists, so why would weddings be any different?Read More

Fantastic food at Dodmoor House


Guest post by:

Mark Bradley – owner, Dodmoor House

When Alex and Jonathan’s guests sat down to their main meal on their special day at Dodmoor House, they found that it was – quite literally – a wedding breakfast.
The main course was a Full English, with sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans and egg, followed by pancakes and pains au chocolat for dessert. As an extra touch, they had even produced their own ‘wedding newspaper’ for each guest with hilarious anecdotes and photos (like a best man’s speech on paper!)
Safe to say, there were empty plates all around the room and lots of satisfied guests!


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Interview with Dodmoor House – TWIA winner of ‘Best Wedding Website’


  • Tell us a bit about you and your company please?

Dodmoor House is a courtyard of Grade II listed barns near Weedon in Northamptonshire, lovingly renovated and opened in 2006 by owners Mark and Louise Bradley. It now hosts around 120 weddings a year.

  • Winning an award must feel good! What does winning ‘The Wedding Industry Awards Best Wedding website’ mean to you and your business?

It feels fantastic! We had an amazing time this year with the Wedding Industry Awards, winning two categories – best wedding venue in England and the best overall wedding website.

We had re-launched our website a year ago so to be chosen as the website winners by Brides for Guides was a tremendous honour. Our website partners, 1PCS, were also delighted as you can imagine!Read More

Harrods to launch luxury wedding planner service

This February, London’s leading department store will launch a brand new service. Weddings by Harrods, a deluxe addition to Bespoke Events – Designed & Delivered by Harrods, a service specialising in custom-created occasions.

Launching in time for Valentines proposals, Weddings by Harrods offers a complete bridal planning service, to ensure that every aspect of the wedding is executed with the style and elegance of which Harrods is renowned around the world. The team of wedding planners will see that each couple’s special day runs seamlessly, providing the bride and groom with peace of mind so that they can relax and enjoy the happiest day of their lives.

Would you get married in a venue of the Groom’s choice?

White Hart Lane

So here is the dilemma…
Is your husband-to-be a huge sports fan? Would his dream wedding venue be at his favourite sporting venue?Read More

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