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What’s the key to a fun party or celebration?

At Weddings By Mary I love to plan private parties & celebrations for all kinds of milestone celebrations too, such as 21st, 40th & 50th birthdays or a milestone wedding anniversary, so don’t be fooled by the name! Now most of us will think the key to a good party …

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Aug 15,2018
Wedding transport, daughter & father special moment, Milsoms Hotel, Dedham, Essex / Photo: Martin Beard Photography
What mode of wedding transport will you choose?

Every bride wants to make a grand entrance on her big day, as well as some grooms. So what mode of wedding transport will you choose? Many couples these days now opt to marry at an approved premise wedding venue such as an historic building, stately home, rustic barn or …

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Aug 9,2018
The look of LOVE at High House Weddings with The Prop Boutique / Photo: Rebecca Farries Photography
What cooling ideas can you provide at your celebration in the hot weather?

Wow what a scorching summer we are having this year, not your typical English weather. You’ll not hear any complaints here though! You therefore should really think of ways to keep not only you but also your guests feeling comfortable in the sizzling heat. Let’s start with the most obvious, …

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Jul 14,2018
Full Planning Wedding; High House Weddings, Occasions Covered, Poppies Designer Florist, Lacey's Event Services, Valentine Catering
Top Tips for Sourcing Suppliers for your Wedding or Celebration

As an experienced wedding and celebration planner, and having worked within the wedding industry for a number of years I have of course dealt with a wide range of suppliers. Some of these suppliers I have had the pleasure of working with on many occasions, others maybe once or twice …

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Jul 8,2018
Same Sex Weddings / Photo: Ross Willsher Photography
Top Ten Tips on How to handle pre-wedding stress

In a recent interview on BBC Essex I was asked how couples deal with the stress that inevitably comes with planning a wedding.  My interview came about as the world waited with baited breath for Harry & Meghan’s big day and how Meghan may have been dealing with stress after …

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Jun 20,2018
Champagne reception bubbles
What delightful drinks do you offer your guests at your party celebration?

What you offer your guests to drink is just as important as what you offer them to eat. With the increase in popularity of ‘Pimp my Prosecco’, ‘Gin bars’ and sumptuous cocktails there is so much to choose from these days that you can go over board! It is however …

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Jun 14,2018
London Wedding Venue Caterer, Chester Boyd Catering / Photo: Douglas Fry Photography
What Food Glorious Food will you be serving at your special celebration?

One of the most important elements to any wedding, celebration or party must be the food that you offer your guests. So, put aside for a moment the wow factor floral arrangements, amazing floor filling DJ, those little extra touches you have planned and think about what you are going …

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May 18,2018
Mary Briscoe wedding planner with Floral bouquet by Poppies Designer Flowers / Photo: HJ-Photography.co.uk
Who is Mary of Weddings By Mary?

I am Mary Briscoe, proud owner of Weddings By Mary and I love nothing more than to plan memorable weddings & celebrations for individuals who lead busy lives. Having worked within the wedding and event planning industry for the majority of my working life, I have a real passion for …

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May 7,2018
Weddings & Celebrations Venue, Stationers Hall, London / Photo By Douglas Fry Photography
On the Day Co-Ordination, Stationers Hall, City of London

On the Day Co-ordination is perfect for those couples who want to plan their wedding but need assistance, and more importantly assurance on the big day that everything will run smoothly.  After many months, sometimes even years, all your hard work and planning is about to come to fruition and …

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Apr 25,2018
parkling Fun / Stationers Hall, London / Photo: Douglas Fry Photography
What is the difference between a Wedding Planner and a Venue Co-ordinator?

A very good question and one that I often get asked. There is a huge difference between the service I provide as a Wedding Planner and that of a Venue Co-Ordinator. Having been a Venue Manager myself for over 10 years, I have the experience and understanding to be able …

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Apr 19,2018
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