September weddings

New Place Wedding Fayre ~ Sunday 27th January

I’m delighted to say I’ll be exhibiting at the New Place Wedding Fayre ~ Sunday 27th January ~ next Sunday!

I’ve been fortunate to DJ at New Place on a number of occasions, it’s one of the best venues in the region and seems to be going from strength to strength under new ownership.

CLICK HERE for more information about weddings at New Place.

One of my favourite stories about New Place is of a couple who met and fell in love when they were both working there. The bride was working as the wedding co-ordinator and the groom as a banqueting manager. They had seen literally hundreds of DJs … and they chose me to DJ their wedding.

Come and say hello to me at The New Place Wedding Fayre ~ Sunday 27th January

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Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor

How do you start planning a wedding?

How do you start planning a wedding is a question that I see asked quite often on social media. The answer is … there is no answer. Every couple are different with different experiences and different dreams, so finding a starting point that works for every couple isn’t easy.

BUT … a good place to start is at a wedding fayre/fair/show case. Now I say this with certain reservations because you shouldn’t attend with the expectation that you will find all the answers – you probably don’t even know the questions yet!

What you can do at a wedding fayre is dip a toe into the water and look at some of the services and things on offer which might be of interest to you. You can also talk to people, the exhibitors, and listen to their suggestions. Again this comes with certain reservations because some of these suppliers may well just tell you how great they are and that you should book them! I suggest if they do you move on.

Look for people who are interested in you and are prepared to share their expertise. Look for people you like. I think you’ll like my colleagues from the Hampshire Wedding Group who are exhibiting this Sunday at Chilworth Manor.

Sunday’s event is called a Winter Wonderland Wedding Fayre, but it’s not just about winter weddings, it’s about wonderful weddings with suppliers who are good at what they do and care about their couples.

How do you start planning a wedding

How do you start planning a wedding – just talk to me or follow this blog for lots of great FREE advice whether you are interested in booking me or not. Complete this form to get a link to my Your WOW Wedding booklet where I explain how to start creating a wedding that’s unique, elegant and fun.

Am I a wedding planner

Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor

Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor Wedding Fayre, and I’ll be there!

Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor

Yep, Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor it’s the first Hampshire Wedding Group fair of 2019. I’m very proud to have been one of the founding members of the Group along with Colin and Kate from Entity Photographic. The Hampshire Wedding Group is a collection of hand picked expert wedding suppliers based in Hampshire.  We offer engaged couples a range of services to cater for every aspect of their wedding day.   The group is compiled by recommendation, accepting only the very best, highly experienced expert suppliers.

This is our first event at Chilworth Manor and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Entry is FREE, doors open at 11am through ’til 3pm. There is also a brilliant Free Prize Voucher Draw for attendees of this event AND you can pre-register for an extra chance to win CLICK HERE to pre-register NOW

PLUS I’ll have be giving away of the excellent “Wedding Day Secrets” by Derek Pengelley to the first few couples who book a free, no-pressure meeting with me during January. This book features lots of excellent wedding planning advice and has a suggested sale price of £9.99 – so FREE is a really a wonderful deal!

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Wedding Fayres are a great opportunity to meet different suppliers, to see what is available and find out what fits with your wedding day vision.

That’s THIS Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor.

Paul's Autumn Movements

Paul’s Autumn Movements!

Paul’s Autumn Movements … the mind boggles!

Here’s the plan …

Paul's Autumn MovementsThis Sunday, 16th September Winchester Guildhall Wedding Fayre. This is a free to enter event with a free prize draw to win money saving vouchers including £250 off my services. Doors open at 11am through to 3pm. The postcode for The Winchester Guildhall is SO23 9GH. For more information about weddings at Winchester Guildhall click here.

Sunday 7th October Ampfield Golf Club Wedding Fayre. Again, a free to enter event with a free prize draw to win money saving vouchers including £250 off my services. Doors open at 11am through to 3pm

Both of the wedding fayres are organised by The Hampshire Wedding Group (click here). The HWG is a collection of hand picked expert wedding suppliers based in Hampshire. They offer engaged couples a range of services to cater for every aspect of their wedding day.   The group is compiled by recommendation accepting only the very best, highly experienced expert suppliers.

You can get an extra entry for the prize draw by pre-registering CLICK HERE and then attending the event.

Week commencing Monday 15th October “Creating Your WOW Wedding” evening. Another free to enter event with a free prize draw to win … actually, it’s a secret at the moment. The date and venue will be announced very soon.

Paul's Autumn Movements

That’s Paul’s Autumn Movements. Get those dates in your diary and complete this form to reserve your seats at the “Creating Your WOW Wedding” evening.

September weddings

Autumn Wedding Fair Season

Autumn Wedding Fair Season or Autumn Wedding Fayre Season? … Now there’s a question 😉

Next week sees the start of the Autumn Wedding Fair Season. This year I won’t be at as many as I would have attended in previous years but I still recommend you visit a few if you’re looking for ideas and suppliers.

My advice is to try and talk to every supplier exhibiting. Listen to what they have to tell you and you’ll get a feel for what kind of person they are and if you like them. Look for people who really love what they do and who aren’t just trying to sell you stuff. Ask questions – they should have answers. Beware … wedding fairs often attract exhibitors who are new and looking to fill their diaries – look for well established, experienced, professional suppliers.

I will be at The Winchester Guildhall on Sunday 16th September and Ampfield Golf Club on Sunday 7th October. Those are two of the Hampshire Wedding Group Autumn Wedding Fairs. They also have one on Sunday 2nd September but I have a big wedding the day before at The Italian Villa in Bournemouth and so won’t be able to attend. These are FREE to attend events with FREE to enter prize draws! For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE to go to the Hampshire Wedding Group website.

Autumn Wedding Fayre Season

Previously in the Autumn Wedding Fair Season I’ve also attended a number of the excellent events run by PMN Wedding fairs. My brochure will be in the goodie bags at some of their fairs this Autumn.

Obviously if you want any help finding great suppliers to help with your big day I am happy to help – just email paul@thepartydj.co.uk

I was let down yesterday

Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre

This Sunday is the Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre with Hampshire Wedding Group.  Steeple Court Manor is a stunning venue tucked away just off the Square in Botley and is well worth a look if you are looking for a place to get married or host your reception. Steeple Court Manor is a vineyard and we really love their medium white wine! Weddings are held in a beautiful marquee in the grounds of the house and vineyard.

Jim and Ann Firth, the owners at Steeple Court, provide an exclusive venue so you can relax in the knowledge that you and your wedding party are the only guests within the marquee and grounds on your special day.

CLICK HERE to go to the Steeple Court Manor website to find out more about this exceptional venue.

Once again there will be over £2,000 worth of discount vouchers to be won for the various suppliers in the Hampshire Wedding Group.  For more information about The Hampshire Wedding Group CLICK HERE to go our website.

Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre

This Sunday’s event is FREE to enter and is open between 11am and 3pm and there is plenty of parking. The postcode for Steeple Court Manor is SO30 2EQ. Please come and see me at this event and say “Hello Paul, I claim my FREE GIFT” and you will!

CLICK HERE to go to the event page for Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre this Sunday.

You don't know what you don't know

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know” or “They Don’t Know What They Don’t Know’ is an expression that came on my radar back in 2011 when I was on a DJ training workshop. That day changed a lot for me and even today when I was talking to my colleague Stephen those words came up again.

“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know” is particularly relevant to couples planning their weddings – even if they’ve been married before – because there is so much that can impact on their big day that they’ve no idea about!

I’ve seen numerous weddings, trained and studied extensively, I’ve so much knowledge and experience that I try and share to help couples, I’ve even been recognised with a “Contribution To The Wedding Industry” award for my efforts.

I never really know what to call my role, what I do is so much more than just DJ/MC for my couples – I wouldn’t call myself a wedding planner but I do help all my couples with their planning, and not just my couples.  My WOW events are open to anyone regardless of whether they book me or another DJ/MC.

My next event is this coming Tuesday (20th Feb) and it’s being held at The Ring Studio in Southampton. For full details CLICK HERE to go the event page. You will find out so much in less than a couple of hours, it’s free to attend and you’ll even get a free drink – it really is a “no brainer”.

Here’s one more link to look at with lots of bits and pieces to help you with your plans PLEASE CLICK HERE – this blog is jam-packed full of FREE advice!

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know … but you could know a lot more if you join me on Tuesday – reserve your places using the link above.

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http://www.thepartydj.co.uk/creating-wow-wedding-20th-february/

Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February

The next Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February, that’s just a few days away!

I announced this a couple of weeks ago but the venue has changed and spaces are limited. We are now at The Ring Studio in London Road, Southampton. CLICK HERE for more about The Ring Studio.

The evening is just a chance for me to explain how your wedding day will probably run and what are the key moments and how you can make the most of them. It’s an informal, fun event and there is no awkward audience participation – don’t worry I won’t pick on you! In just a couple of hours you’ll have a much better understanding of what to expect so that you won’t be stressed just excited.

Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February

I’ll go through the wedding day time line and tell you how to add simple touches to make it better by utilising my “WOW Wedding” philosophy where you …
Weave yourselves into the day.
Get Others involved
and explain Why.

If you haven’t read ‘Your WOW Wedding’ let me know and I’ll send you a link – it’ll take about 30 minutes to read and will really help you create a day your friend and family will love.

You don’t even have to be one of my clients, this FREE event is open to anyone who’s getting married and you can even bring friends or other members of your family if you wish.

There is a form below if you’d like to reserve places or ask any questions.

This will be the only Creating Your WOW Wedding event this spring.

Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February ~ The Ring Studio – reserve your places NOW or just ask questions via this form.

Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor

Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor Wedding Fayre, and I’ll be there!

Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor

Yep, Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor it’s the first Hampshire Wedding Group fair of 2019. I’m very proud to have been one of the founding members of the Group along with Colin and Kate from Entity Photographic. The Hampshire Wedding Group is a collection of hand picked expert wedding suppliers based in Hampshire.  We offer engaged couples a range of services to cater for every aspect of their wedding day.   The group is compiled by recommendation, accepting only the very best, highly experienced expert suppliers.

This is our first event at Chilworth Manor and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Entry is FREE, doors open at 11am through ’til 3pm. There is also a brilliant Free Prize Voucher Draw for attendees of this event AND you can pre-register for an extra chance to win CLICK HERE to pre-register NOW

PLUS I’ll have be giving away of the excellent “Wedding Day Secrets” by Derek Pengelley to the first few couples who book a free, no-pressure meeting with me during January. This book features lots of excellent wedding planning advice and has a suggested sale price of £9.99 – so FREE is a really a wonderful deal!

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Wedding Fayres are a great opportunity to meet different suppliers, to see what is available and find out what fits with your wedding day vision.

That’s THIS Sunday 6th January Chilworth Manor.

http://www.thepartydj.co.uk/creating-wow-wedding-20th-february/

2018 Time To Make A Plan

Did you get engaged over the Christmas and New Year holidays, or are you getting married this year? If so, it’s 2018 Time To Make A Plan!

You’ll find all kinds of help here on my website and blog. I’ve got videos and free booklets that will really help too. I even have a weekly newsletter that you can subscribe to. Use this form to register today and I’ll send you links to my “Your WOW Wedding” booklet and add you to the newsletter list.

If there’s something specific that you’d like help with or a particular question please get in touch – paul@thepartydj.co.uk Even if you are not my client and already have another DJ/MC booked – I just like to help people as much as I can! Here’s a video I made a couple of years ago to get you started …

If 2018 is time to make a plan a great way to get ideas and expert advice is by visiting a wedding fayre and The Hampshire Wedding Group have one this coming Sunday at Ampfield Golf & Country Club.

The members of Hampshire Wedding Group are experts who care about their clients, take the time to talk to all of them and ask questions – please don’t just walk around afraid to stop and talk, nobody there is going to give you the “hard sell”! CLICK HERE to find out more about Sunday’s wedding fayre.

It’s a new year and things can get busy in the wedding industry ~ 2018 Time To Make A Plan ~ don’t get left behind! Complete the form above and get in touch and let me help you create Your WOW Wedding!