Why choose Little Wren to run your Wedding Open Days

If you currently work for a Wedding Venue, you’ll be all too aware of how much work is involved in organising a Wedding Fair or Open Day. The pressure is on to showcase your venue in the best possible light, whilst taking the time to engage with Brides and secure further business. However, Little Wren is here to take the pressure off …How? By working in partnership with unique and beautiful venues across the country, delivering high quality events and Bridal fairs!

Just in case you’re not convinced, we’ve put together five top reasons as to why you should consider offloading your Wedding Open Days onto Little Wren… we guarantee you won’t be disappointed:

Bespoke

Little Wren works for a number of different venues across the country, however we make sure that neither compete with one another and that the service we provide to each venue is bespoke. At the end of the day every team is different and every building has a different style, therefore we feel that it’s important that your Wedding Open Day reflects this.

Supplier Engagement

Bridal fairs should be a luxury experience, offering an array of suppliers and bridal services that reflect the venue’s individual style. Little Wren works hard to carefully select and engage with the right suppliers, that will complement your venue and appeal to your brides.

Inspire

Wedding venues need to inspire potential Brides, which means you need to ‘dress to impress’! We weren’t all born with a fantastic imagination, so you need to encourage couples to visualise how their Wedding will look and work on the day.  Little Wren have years of experience in this field, boasting a first class track record in transforming reception rooms for weddings – we, therefore, relish the opportunity to offer fresh ideas and new perspectives to venues.

Cost-effective

We know that once you mention the word ‘wedding’ everything seems to double in price, however at Little Wren we buck the trend, as we’re extremely cost-effective. In fact, all of your fees are covered by the exhibitors, so you have nothing to pay!

Flexibility

At Little Wren we offer a flexible approach - meaning you can decide how much or little help you require. We can be there from start to finish, or we can focus our attention on the planning, the choice is yours!

If you’re interested in working with Little Wren, please email Tamzin Richardson at littlewrencompany@gmail.com or call the office directly on 07800 59203

Surprise your guests with the newest most unusual wedding entertainment ideas.

Surprise your guests with the newest most unusual wedding entertainment ideas.

At Little Wren we know that keeping your guests entertained can be one of the trickiest parts of wedding planning. Wondering how to fill the gap between the ceremony and reception? Thankfully, more and more companies are offering new and unusual entertainment ideas. We have done some digging and found you a few ideas to consider  Read on to find out how to make sure your big day really goes off with a bang.

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Entertain your wedding guests with something new and exciting. Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting offers something unique and memorable for your special day. If you are looking for a little sporting action or competition on your wedding day maybe give Steve at  Laser Entertainment  or Dan at Action Adventure a call. They could be the perfect addition.

Paparazzi

Why not more away for the traditional photo booth? Need to make your wedding guests feel like stars for the night? Trying to recreate the atmosphere of Hollywood?.Kick off your wedding night with a bang and get our paparazzi gang snappin' you and your guests on arrival! With flashbulbs popping and paps fighting for your attention, you’ll feel like real Hollywood star! Although we have not worked directly with companies that supply this service We have found a couple online that offer wedding paparazzi but we are sure there are lots more pop over to Chosen Events or Party Pappers

Singing Waiters

Take 'service with a smile' to a whole new level by hiring a brigade of singing waiters to liven up your dinner. For enhanced wow-factor, keep it a secret from your guests until they suddenly burst into song. Recommended to us are the Ratpack Boys  who provide professional entertainment as singers for weddings, rat pack tribute for themed events and singing waiters for surprise parties.

Silent Disco

How about something completely different for your wedding entertainment & music? Have you looked into bringing the silent disco craze to your big day? Silent Disco weddings are becoming more and more popular due to the quirky nature it brings to a wedding but also the ability to ensure the party doesn’t stop when the music has to. Silent Disco Direct are hosting wedding entertainment up and down the country and yours should be the next. Find out more at Silent Disco

Falconry

Many Falconry organisations can offer you a personal Falconry service in the grounds of your chosen venue providing the Venue is happy with it. Many offer a choice of a static displays or flying demonstration you are sure to find the perfect package for you and your guests. Contact Chase Falconry for more details.

If you’re interested in learning more about some of our trusted entertainment suppliers, please email Tamzin Richardson at Littlewrencompany@gmail.com or call the office directly on 07800 592038.

Ensure your Cake is the Centrepiece to your Wedding Day

Here at Little Wren we are very lucky to personally know some of the best wedding cake designers in the local area, in fact they regularly attend our Wedding showcases, tempting brides into some tasty creations. However these truly beautiful cakes deserve to be presented in a way that seizes the attention of everyone in the room! With this in mind The Little Wren Company have put together some tips to keep in mind when displaying your cake.

It’s all about the Cake Stand

After spending all that time and money over your cake, it’s far too special to have it just sit on a table. A cake stand provides the perfect finishing touch, providing height and drama to your centrepiece.  Ensure you find a cake stand that’s the same size or a little bigger than the bottom tier of your cake for a picture perfect look.

Location, Location, Location

Your cake will most likely be on display throughout the day, so ensure you find a space where it can be the focal point of the room. Make sure your chosen place isn’t next to an in-use radiator, or any open windows, you wouldn’t a gust of wind to ruin your decorations, and heat can cause havoc on icing!

All that Sparkles

For a cake that makes an impact on the day, it’s worth investing on a few extras. Little Wren are now offering sequin cake table cloths in a variation of colours to help highlight your masterpiece - nothing works like a little sparkle to grab attention.  For more information please contact the office.

Stunning Cake Boards

Cake boards are what cake designers use to build and transport your cake on, however they’re not designed to be attractive. We recommend asking your cake designer to decorate your board in a style that compliments your cake, or if possible have your cake board disappear by incorporating it into the bottom tier of your cake.

The Dessert Table

If you’re planning a dessert table, why not have your desserts in the same colour set by your wedding cake? This will unify the overall look of your table, and help showcase your wedding cake. The deserts could simply be cupcakes, or sugared sweets, if it fits in with your theme of your day it works!

If you’re interested in learning more about our trusted cake suppliers, or would like more information on our Sequin cake table toppers, please email Tamzin Richardson at Littlewrencompany@gmail.com or call the office directly on 07800 592038.

5 Top Wedding Trends to Embrace this Summer

Let’s talk trends! If you’re pulling together some last minute ideas for your big day or planning a wedding for 2018, this summer’s hottest trends offer something for every bride and will of course shape next year’s ‘Must Have’ list

We’ve spoken to some of our top wedding suppliers to suss out what weird and wonderful trends brides should embrace this summer.

A Master Magician

Add a touch of magic at your wedding, by hiring a spellbinding wedding magician! More couples now than ever before are looking for wedding entertainment that goes beyond the classic DJ and magicians have become a popular choice. Amusing guests during the welcome drinks while helping to break the ice, it’s easy to understand the rise in popularity. Look for a magician that can prove their event experience, such as Jay is Magic or Chris Priest. This will ensure quality entertainment!

Floral Cakes

Nature is big on the wedding scene this summer but it doesn’t stop with the decorations. Couples are choosing cakes that make a floral statement. From delicate roses to orchids everything goes, as long as it’s big and bold! Little Wren recommends Sweet Success, Cake Creations and It’s all about the Cake for floral stunners!

First Look Moments

That first glimpse of the bride as she walks down the aisle, as her fiancé stands proud with tears in eyes, could possibly become a thing of the past. An increasing number of couples are opting to have their first glimpse of each other filmed before the ceremony, hoping to capture that genuinely intimate moment for years to come.

Bridal Bootcamps

Every bride wants to feel she’s looking her best on her big day, and personal trainers are lending a hand by creating bespoke bridal packages. Tailored to each bride’s goals and aspirations, this package will often provide dietary plans alongside personalised workout routines, to ensure your shedding those pounds before the big day. For an experienced trainer we recommend you check out Tonic Personal Training!

Colour me Playful

Brides are embracing everything fun and whimsical this summer, including tipis, candy floss and even bright VW campervans! These weddings are far from tacky, as the level of detailing and consideration ensures even the in laws are in on the riot. For your own take on the playful theme, why not hire a vehicle of your choice and turn it into a unique photo booth for the day?

If you’re interested in learning more about our trusted suppliers, or would like to meet them in person at our next Wedding showcase, please email Tamzin Richardson at littlewerencompany@gmail.com or call the office directly on 07800 592038.

5 Reasons to attend Thornbury Castles Wedding Open Day

 

This July Little Wren will be stepping back in time, when we attend the open day at the extraordinary 16th Century, Thornbury Castle. Set on the edge of the Cotswolds this unspoiled retreat offers the perfect wedding venue. In fact, even Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn enjoyed the splendour of Thornbury Castle as newlyweds.

If you’ve not yet committed to attending the Thornbury castle open day, we’ve put together five reasons that will ensure you ear-mark the event of the season!

Historically Unique Venue

It’s not everyday you get to attend an open day in a genuine Tudor castle. The 500-year-old architecture is set in perfectly manicured lawns and landscaped grounds. Take a stroll and surround yourselves in the breath-taking beauty this venue has to offer.

Vendors

Here at Little Wren we’ve sourced the very best vendors to attend Thornbury Castle, showcasing some of the best suppliers the wedding industry has to offer. Each vendor will be hands on at answering your questions and of course listening to your requests. Make sure you bring a notebook and pen to jot down all your ideas!

Wedding Planners

The dedicated wedding team are renowned for their organisation and assistance in ensuring every feature of this unique venue is incorporated into your day. On the Open day this team will be available to provide valuable advice, such as the finest places for the all-important wedding photographs, and the room with the best light to apply your makeup.

Easy Reach

Thornbury Castle is known for its seclusion, hidden away on an extensive private estate, however it’s within easy reach of the M4, M5 and Bristol - meaning you really have no excuse not to visit!

Book Lunch

Why not make the Open Day a real occasion and book yourselves a table for lunch? The kitchen team have recently been awarded two AA Rosettes for their scrumptious meals, with food sourced from the ancient walled garden within Thornbury’s grounds.  We recommend you book first to ensure you don’t miss out!

If you’re considering attending The Thornbury Castle Open Day and would like more information, please email Tamzin Richardson at littlewrencompany@gmail.com or call the office directly on 07800 592038.

5 tips for choosing your Wedding Vendors

How many people does it take to pull off the perfect wedding? The truth is A LOT… From florists, hairdressers, musicians, to photographers, caterers, waitresses, we’re not sure even reached half way! As a couple you’ll invest trust in people you hardly know and expect them to excel in their job role, but how do you know if that trust is well-deserved?

At Little Wren we’ve worked with a number of prestigious wedding venues to organise spectacular weddings showcases, with only the best wedding vendors in that area invited to attend. As a result, you could say we’ve learnt a few tips on how to select the very best vendors, and thought we’d let you in on the secret too..

Be Cautious

People are always willing to offer their recommendations, but tread carefully. Your friends may have a very different style or standard than yourself. We would recommend doing your own research and drawing your own conclusions.

Pick up the phone

Once you have a list of potential vendors, ask them for the contact details of clients they’ve worked with over the past year. One or two recommendations will put you at ease with your choice, and help you foresee and plan for any potential problems that may occur.

Ask the Venue

Many venues have a great list of trialled and tested vendors for you to choose from - these vendors will have worked with the venue before, so they’ll already have a good idea on what does or doesn’t work. Don’t shy away from asking the venue direct questions, such as, “do you find this vendor easy to work with?”

First Impressions Count

Make sure you note down your first impression of a vendor. Did you feel you could be yourself around them? Did they appear confident? Your first impression can often be the right one, and it’s worth revisiting those instincts when making your final decision.

Wedding Fairs

Wedding Fairs offer the perfect opportunity to meet vendors, as you’ll have the chance to discuss ‘weddings’ face to face. Most vendors will also have examples of their work available so you can make sure it fits in with your style for the day. Take the details down of the vendors you liked best and do some more research when you get home.

Little Wren organises spectacular Wedding Showcases around the country, with only the very best vendors in attendance. If you’d like more information please email Tamzin Richardson at littlewrencompany@gmail.com or call directly on 07800 592038.

 

The all and important Checklist in choosing your Perfect Wedding venue

Here at Little Wren Company we certainly know a thing or two about wedding venues, and delivering excellent customer service. So we thought we’d put our knowledge to good use and create a check list of things to look out for when choosing the perfect venue for your special day.

The Two most Important Questions!

When making your appointment to visit the venue, ask first what their seating capacity is and whether your preferred date is free. These two questions will save you a lot of heartache, and are certainly worth knowing in advance.

Is it what you were looking for?

When presented with a beautiful venue it’s easy to get carried away but ask yourself whether this fits with your wedding vision. Some venues have an in-house co-coordinator who is on-hand to work with you and transform the venue to your taste, so it’s worth asking if this is a service they can provide.

Feeding the Masses!

Does the venue have in-house catering or will you need to hire your own caterers? Make sure you have an idea of the type of food you’re after before you visit the venue, whether it’s a sit down meal or a buffet, will the venue be able to accommodate this? Don’t forget the drinks – does the venue have a licence to consume alcohol?

Meet the Staff

You’ll have plenty of contact with the venue on the run up to the big day, so we suggest you make a point of meeting key members of staff. Make sure you find them approachable, happy to assist, and share your own sentiments on important points of the day – never underestimate good customer service!

Those Little Things that make a Big Difference

Like most brides we’re sure you already have an idea of what want on your big day. Perhaps it’s fireworks in the grounds, candles on the tables, a live band in the evening. Whatever those things are, even if you’re not sure you want them yet, make a note of it and ask the venue. Many venues have restrictions on activities and decorations due to their insurance, so it’s good to know in advance where their limitations are.

Little Wren manage fabulous showcase events for exquisite venues across the UK. If you’re interested in attending our next event please email Tamzin Richardson at littlewrencompany@gmail.com or call directly on 07800 592038.

5 Wedding MUSTS you won’t have even thought about!

Organising your wedding can seem a little overwhelming at times, as there is so much to think of and the pressure is on to have everything perfect. With so many things on your mind it’s easy to forget some of the finer details.

With that in mind, the team here at Little Wren have put together a list of 5 wedding must haves, which are probably not on your radar yet:

Wedding Creche

If children are attending your wedding, it’s certainly worth considering hiring a creche for the day. This can seem an unnecessary expense, but trust us you will be thankful! Those cheeky monkeys can get up to all sorts and unless you have eyes in the back your head it’s difficult to keep on top of their mischief. A creche will ensure they have fun in a safe environment, allowing all parents to relax and enjoy the day.

Chair covers

Chair covers are a stylish way to draw together the colour and theme of the day. They offer that extra finishing touch that ties the room together and creates a real impact when your guests enter to dine.

If you’re consider chair covers for your wedding reception, please get in touch! We have an established reputation for delivering stylish chair covers with excellent customer service, and would be happy assist you in creating the wedding day of your dreams.

Music

Playing music before the reception dinner creates a soothing ambiance for the afternoon. We believe it’s worth you hiring a musician to play an instrument of your choice. You never know it may also sooth the best-man’s nerves before his speech!

Keeping guests comfortable

If you planning a summer wedding and for your guests to be outside for any length of time, it might be worth purchasing some pashminas, wraps or blankets. As the afternoon starts to cool, your guests will thank you for being so thoughtful!

A Late Night Treat

After a little dancing we all get a little peckish. Why not treat yourselves and your guests to a late night treat? This needn’t be an extravagant meal, think cheese and biscuits, mini fish and chips cones or toasties.

If you’re interested in hiring chair covers or would like further information on Wedding Showcases by Little Wren Company, please email Tamzin at info@littlewrencompany.co.uk or call directly on 07800 592038.