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We have created this wedding planner and teamed up with some choice wedding suppliers.


wedding planner, plan weddingWelcome to the free wedding planner timeline from the Right Hook band. But what is a band doing trying to tell me how to plan a wedding?

Well we have a unique insight because we have performed at hundreds of weddings. We liaise closely with the venues and the wedding planners. We sit down eat and chat with the photographers. We work with the caterers. And of course we work very closely with the couple getting married. And because we can provide music for the ceremony, drinks reception and evening party, we get to see many aspects of the day.

Therefore we have amassed a wealth of knowledge on every aspect of the wedding day. We know what works, what doesn’t work, what the bride loved, what the bride regretted, what the guests loved and how to get the best from each service provider by making their lives easiest.

Heck we should really start a wedding planning company ourselves. But we won’t because we love providing the entertainment and that’s what we’re best at.

But we thought we should at least share all this info with you guys because we know what it takes to arrange a perfect wedding.

So here it is

Below we’re giving you access to our wedding planner timeline. This shows you what you need to plan and in what order. But then we’ll also trickle info to you when relevant to plan each aspect from the timeline in detail.

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To get your FREE wedding planner with articles and tips on every aspect of your wedding, plus some exclusive discounts just click here or on the the image below and we’ll see you in the wedding planner guide.

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If you want to discuss how we can give you the best wedding entertainment possible then please get in touch.

Top 5 tips to finding your perfect wedding dress

How to find that perfect wedding dress

Shopping for your wedding dress is a once in a life time experience, something that you want to cherish the memories of for a long time. Therefore it certainly isn’t something you want to rush. With so many dress styles and options, the choices can sometimes make it overwhelming so here are a few helpful tips to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable shopping experience.

1. Start your search for your dress about 8 months to a year before the big day. Designer gowns should really be ordered six to nine months in advance to ensure there is enough time for delivery and any alterations. If you want to customize your dress by adding jewels or lace or by modifying the neckline or train, it can take even longer, so plan accordingly.

2. Come up with a realistic budget and factor in any alterations. Some bridal shops cap their alterations price at a certain amount but others will charge a flat fee. Remember that most salons will ask for 50% of the cost upfront. We would advise to pay by credit card so you have a record of the payment incase any problems arise. Always plan ahead so you know your realistic budget and can ensure you are looking only at gowns in this price range.  Brides are devastated when they find ‘The One’ but don’t have the available funds to purchase the dress, which risks their gown being discontinued or sold to someone dress

3. Before going shopping, familiarise yourself with the different styles of dresses by looking in magazines and perhaps starting a scrap book of your likes and dislike. But remember not to entirely disregard a style until you have tried it on. There are 6 main styles for wedding gowns which are:

  • Ball gown
  • Empire
  • A-line
  • Sheath
  • Fit-and-flare
  • Mermaid

Try on one of each the first time you go shopping for your gown so that you can decide which ones suit you the most and narrow down your search.

4. Limit the amount of people you decide to take on your shopping trip. Although it might be tempting to ask everyone on what will be the most important shopping trip of your life, the more people you invite, the greater the chance that you’ll end up confused. Bridal consultants advise selecting up to 3 close friends or relatives to accompany you to gown appointments, people who are honest and have your best interest at heart.

5.Test how comfortable your gown is by moving around in it, sit down, dance, and walk up and down the shop. Remember you will be wearing this dress all day and you want to feel amazing and beautiful. It should fit you perfectly and feel comfortable to wear. If you have to keep pulling up the cleavage or the dress is so tight you can’t breathe then ditch that style and move on to the next. Don’t worry or rush the process, you will know when you find the one; go with your gut instinct. Remember it’s your day and your dress!

We hope these wedding dress tips have been useful and wish you lots of luck in your search for your dream dress.

If you haven’t booked a wedding band yet and you need one then check out the Right Hook. We have performed at hundreds of weddings and know exactly how to make sure everybody, from the oldest to the youngest has a great time. We also love to work with you to make the event as personal and special as possible so contact us for more information on how we can do that.


FREE wedding planner

We have used all our experience and that of some choice expert wedding suppliers to bring you a FREE wedding planner with articles and tips on every aspect of your wedding, plus some exclusive discounts. Click here to get it.