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Engaged? Here's where to start planning for your wedding day

As a photographer, I get to see just how much effort goes into planning a wedding day. I felt inspired to write this short yet informative blog that I feel will help engaged couples make the first few decisions towards their big day. Its quite daunting if you list all the things that you will need to cover to make sure the day runs smooth and all your guests go home happy. 

Even if you start to google 'wedding fayres' or 'wedding events' you can be inundated with information and choice. I find it all a little too much at times and I would certainly feel bogged down if I was looking for myself.

The purpose of this blog is to give you a helping hand & to get those very important first decisions made for your day like venue, colour scheme & the dress. Once you have these locked in, you can then tailor your wedding day around this & you soon begin to follow a theme. Of course, there's much more to it than that - I make it sound too easy but it's a nice way of looking at it when there's a mountain to climb!

So here's a run down of 5 wedding fayres that I think will get you making those decisions. Remember that these are annual events so if you miss them this time around, you can bookmark them and catch them next year!

THE HEART FM WEDDING FAYRE - The brentwood centre in Essex with their next shows being on the 21st & 22nd February 2015. 

This show is actually on twice a year and is definitely the biggest in the county of Essex. If you can think of it - it's probably here so it's definitely a start to get your creative juices flowing.

Heart fm wedding fayre

THE BLUEWATER WEDDING FAYRE, KENT - Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST with this years show on January 30th - 1st Feb 2015.

This will have over 120 suppliers specifically focused on bride-to-be from Essex, Kent and surrounding areas. Another huge event that even features catwalk shows to reveal the latest bridal dresses and attire.

Bluewater wedding fayre

THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE WEDDING FAYRECharter hall, leisure world, Colchester CO1 1YH with this years event on the 1st February 2015 (Opens 10.30am - 3.30pm).

You could sort all your dreams in one go here by winning a £12,000 wedding at this event.

The ultimate Essex wedding show

THE ESSEX VINTAGE WEDDING FAYRE - Minories art gallery, high street, Colchester with this years event on the 15th February (opens 11am - 3pm).

You may have already chosen your style for the wedding and if it's a vintage theme, you could visit this wedding fayre in Colchester. All things vintage from a large array of supplier..good luck!

Essex vintage wedding fayre

THE CLIFFS PAVILLION WEDDING FAYRE - Station road, Southend-on-sea, SS0 7RA with this years event on the 19th April 2015.

A big event with the first 500 brides through the door receiving a goody bag.

The cliffs pavilion wedding fayre

So a small selection to get you off to a good start in your quest for the perfect day. I hope it helps someone out there and please subscribe, follow or comment so you can read all future blogs.

Thank you for reading & don't forget, you can always enquire about my wedding photography packages on my contact page if you like. As with everything, you should look around and see what's out there so you can be clear on what you want and what to expect. If you like my wedding photography, I can send you my new wedding brochure with the latest prices. You'll be amazed at what you get for the price.

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