Wedding Supplier Recommendations - UK & Cheshire / Manchester Area

Hi to all you new brides to be, I thought it might be nice to put together a recommendation list of suppliers I used for our wedding in Knutsford, Cheshire who I gave us great service on our wedding day, it's always difficult when you're starting out to know where to look or who to book etc. so thought this might come in use to some of you in the area. I hope it helps image And if there are any other Manchester / Cheshire Brides out there who want to leave their recommendations, please do so, could start a great thread for those planning their weddings in the area!



Venue



The Belle Epoque - Collette Goodall

60 King Street Knutsford, WA16 6DT

Tel: 01565 632 661

http://www.thebelleepoque.com/



A fabulous venue in Knutsford, Cheshire, beautiful building and great food, all the guests raved about the food and wine and how delicious it all was, and no-one went hungry. Collette and Mark and all the staff were wonderful in helping us plan our wedding there! Couldn't recommend it enough! We are going back in July to stay over and eat there again!



Wedding Dress



Cheshire Bridal Wear - Julie Blackburn

8a Goose Green, Altrincham, WA14 1DW

Tel: 0161 927 9393

http://www.cheshirebridalwear.co.uk/



A wonderful wedding shop, lovely and spacious, with gorgeous dresses, plus Julie was wonderful in helping me find -The One', would highly recommend having a visit!! They stock Benjamin Roberts, Mikaella, Chanticleer, Nicola Anne, Romantica, Opulence, Tusneem Bridal. I chose a beautiful Benjamin Roberts dress No. 2063!! The dress of my dreams



Other places I would recommend in Manchester are:



Sense & Sensibility

318 Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 7DD

Tel: 0161 285 7711

Email: [email protected]

http://www.sasbridal.com/



The lady was lovely, and she really makes an effort to get you the dress that suits your shape. It's a really small shop on Buxton Road but has loads of dresses in it, she sells Maggie Sottero, Amanda Wyatt, Sincerity and Augusta Jones, plus probably another designer which I can't remember.



Cheadle Bride

70 Cheadle Road, Stockport, SK8 5DU

Tel: 0161 485 6888

http://www.cheadlebride.co.uk/index.htm



Sell dresses by Kate Sherford, Ellis Bridals, Augusta Jones, White Rose, D'Zage



Lace Bridal

154 Ashley Road, Hale, WA15 9SA

Tel: 0161 941 7374

http://www.lacebridal.co.uk/index.html



Sell dresses by Alan Hannah, Pronovias, Sharon Bowen Couture, Charlotte Balbier & Beverly Lister



Suit Hire



Best Man Ltd

27 Buxton Road, Heaviley (A6), Stockport SK2 6LS

Tel: 0161 480 8856

http://www.bestmanhire.com/



Posts

  • Wedding Rings



    PR Jones Watchmakers

    83 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DX

    Tel: 01565 651854



    Hair & Make Up

    Used a brilliant lady called Clare, I don't want to post her personal details but if you want them please get in touch with me.



    Me at my trial, excuse the pink Gap top!!








    Transport - Cars

    Now & Forever Cars - Ian Chesworth / Alan Slater

    Tel: 01260 270 000

    http://www.nowandforever.uk.com/



    Ian & Alan were great on the day and the cars were fantastic, we got a Beauford Tourer for me and my dad / Matt and I and then the bridesmaids went in the 7 seater Daimler.








    Transport - London Routemaster Bus for Guests



    Classic Bus - Philip Higgs

    Tel: 07880 507 636

    http://www.classicbus.org.uk/



    Our guests had a great time on the bus which took them from the hotel to the Church and on to the venue afterwards.






  • Florist



    The Black Rose - Mark

    27 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DW

    Tel: 01565 751 453

    http://www.theblackrose.co.uk/



    Mark did a great job with my bouquet, I just loved the vivid colours and the bridesmaids bouquets were so lovely too. The boys were thrilled with their buttonholes also.























    Cupcakes



    Cheshire Cupcakes - Deborah Bayliss

    Mobile: 07946 054 525

    http://www.cheshirecupcakes.co.uk/



    Deborah was the first person we went to when we were looking for our cupcakes and we booked her pretty much straight away as they were delicious!! She really wanted to make sure that we were happy with what we wanted and made us a couple of batches of cupcakes to make sure we were happy with the taste and colour of the icing!













    Band



    The Dead Beats - Josh Jenkinson

    Mobile: 07904 819 617

    http://deadbeatsband.co.uk/



    The Deadbeats were simply AMAZING, they had everyone up on the dance floor and their music ranges from 1950's up to today's music, they also DJ'd in between sets and we had asked all our guests to provide their favourite 80's song so we gave the band a list of the songs and they played those in between, they played brilliantly and our guests raved about how good they were!

  • Casino



    Casinos4Fun - Sally Chong, 14 Cherry Dale Rd, Broughton, Chester, Cheshire CH4 OFA

    Mobile: 07919 102 422

    http://www.casinos4fun.net/



    We hired a blackjack table and roulette for the evening reception and it went down really well, the guests had a great time and we had a prize for the winner at the end with the most chips. Sally was very helpful with any questions I had and they also provided fun money with our faces on it which was great!








    Our Fun Money








    Stationery



    I would highly recommend any of the ladies I used for our stationery, they were so helpful, everything was sent on time and was really good quality, they were really brilliant!!



    Hand Drawn Maps - We had a bespoke map made which we sent out with our invites, Lydia really was great and it was fun putting the map together.



    http://www.hand-drawnmaps.co.uk/home.html








    Pretty Wild - Suzanne (Tags for our sweetie jars, card box, signs for props table and sweets and thank you tags)























    www.prettywild.co.uk



    Suzanne did a wonderful job of all the tags, signs and wedding card box, which I'm now using as my keepsake box as it's really nice and sturdy. She also did some last minute tags for us with no problem at all and received in plenty of time! image
  • Little Cherub - Caroline Godfrey (Butterfly Table Names, Table Plan & Menus)- Caroline was a great help and did a great job of printing everything.



    http://www.littlecherubdesign.co.uk/


















    LDzynes Stationery - Leanne did all our Order of Service which looked fab, and kindly reprinted them for me when we realised another typo!! She's even put a picture of our order of service in her gallery image



    http://www.ldzynestationery.co.uk/











  • Sweetie Bar



    Sweets - We used Chocolate Buttons, we ordered on the Sunday night and they were delivered by courier on Tuesday and P&P was only ?????£3.95 even though we ordered several kilos worth of sweets.



    http://www.chocolatebuttons.co.uk/



    Drinks Stuff - Bought some ice tongs for the sweets pick n?????????????? mix at ?????£1.39 each



    http://www.drinkstuff.com/



    Sweetie Bags - We used Packaging2Move to buy our pink/white and purple/white striped bags which cost ?????£1.79 for 100 so we got 200 in total, don't think it came to much more than ?????£5 in total with P&P



    http://www.packaging2move.co.uk/



    Confetti



    The Real Flower Petal Company



    http://www.confettidirect.co.uk/



    Great service and answered all my questions quickly, i.e. how much to order etc.



    I got my organza bags from Just Organza Bags which were only 25p each



    http://www.justorganzabags.co.uk/index.php








    Well I think that's about everyone I can think of that we used, it really was wonderful planning our wedding and I hope you new brides2be have just as much fun!! Good luck and I hope that these recommendations are of some help to you!! xx

  • SarahMor84SarahMor84 Posts: 1,493
    Thanks Mrs Keyes, I am getting married in Arley Hall so not far from Knutsford and these are very useful. All looks lovely image
  • My pleasure Sarah, hope it helps! Arley Hall looks lovely, we nearly went to see it but found our venue before we got a chance! When's your wedding? x
  • Here's my recommendations



    Blossom Florist, Chorlton

    http://www.blossomflowers.co.uk/

    Mike Kelly - photographer, Northern Light Images http://www.northernlightimages.co.uk/

    Eventures Venue Dressing - I only used this company for my chair covers but they were really helpful and efficient

    http://www.venuedressers.co.uk/home.htm

    Vicky Trainor wedding stationery - can't recommend her enough

    www.vickytrainor.co.uk

    Sweet Tooth Cupcakery Chorlton - as good as they look on the web-site

    http://sweettoothcupcakery.co.uk/chorlton-cupcakery/

  • SarahMor84SarahMor84 Posts: 1,493
    July 2011, I did not realise that Belle Epoque did weddings. I have seen pictures of a few there and they all look lovely. Just got the little cherub info pack and can't believe how reasonable the Now and Forever wedding cars are.
  • Hi Sarah, we actually stumbled across the BE by chance when googling wedding venues and bespoke menus, I'd never even heard of it before then but since we booked it and got married there, a few people I know have either got married there or went to a wedding there, it's really popular, such a fab venue and we really had an amazing day, everyone loved the food and venue itself too.



    Ooh a year for you to go, how exciting, are you in the early planning stage, I loved planning our wedding, just wish could do it all again! Caroline at Little Cherub is great, if you do decide to go with her please let her know I recommended her as I said i would image thanks. Ian and Alan at Now & Forever were great too both on the lead up to the wedding and on the day, do you know which cars you're thinking of?



    Have you got your dress, if not and you need any other dress shop info please let me know as I have the longest list ever image i haven't been to all mind but I made a note of loads in the Manchester / Cheshire area and passed them on to some friends who were getting married.



    Good luck with all the planning and if you have any questions re suppliers please ask x
  • Hi everyone



    Since my last post I've also come across two amazing photographers. I would highly recommend either Neil Redfern or Lawson Photography, unfort we didn't hire a professional for our wedding as a family friend did it and although I was apprehensive I didn't feel could say no, needless to say was very disappointed with the photos and since then we've had formal and informal shoot with both these photographers and they were brilliant! Check out their blog to see recent work, can't recommend them enough!



    http://www.neilredfern.com/blog/



    http://www.lawsonphotography.co.uk/Blog/



    Hope that helps image x
  • pink4742pink4742 Posts: 1,999
    cant recommend my own flowers can i ??? http://www.lovebouquets.co.uk

    manchester



    dress was from solitaire in bolton

    car was our own vintage vw lol..

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