A paw-fect wedding

A paw-fect wedding

Q. I'm looking for a company to look after our three dogs during our wedding. What should we ask before booking?

A. Catherine Smith says: The main things you need to consider before booking are:

Availability – Can the business accommodate your wedding? If they can't do the whole day, is there another way they can help?

Location – Is the company close to the venue? If not, are they happy to provide collection and drop off if needed?

Prices – A series of quotes should be provided for a range of services. Ask about deposits to secure dates and final payments.

Insurance – Find out more about the business, including insurance and licences, to ensure you're booking with a genuine company.

Remember, you can never ask too many questions when it comes to the care provided for your canine companion

Catherine Smith, Thea's Lakeland Walks
www.theaslakelandwalks.co.uk

 

Beloved pets

Beloved pets

Q. How can we incorporate our beloved pooch into our big day?

A. Catherine Smith says: Having your canine companion involved in your big day is incredibly important as they are a large part of the family. Look for a company that offers a range of pet care services to help your big day run smoothly, including the ceremony and photography assistance, full daycare, overnight boarding and even transport between locations. By hiring a professional, you can ensure your dog is part of your day without having to worry.

Here at Thea's Lakeland Walks, we have great working relationships with an abundance of hotels across Cumbria and surrounding areas, ensuring your dog gets exceptional care whilst fulfilling its role as a very important pet.

Catherine Smith, Thea's Lakeland Walks
www.theaslakelandwalks.co.uk

 

Pretty as a picture

Pretty as a picture

Q. My wife-to-be and I would love someone to live paint our wedding. What should we expect?

A. Stuart Barkley says: As a live painter, I enter the breakfast room two hours before your guests go in and paint the room. Then after you and your guests settle, I have as long as the meal takes to capture the scene. Three courses are ideal. It's a great talking point as guests can come over, ask me questions and spot each other in the painting. As I finish, I often ask well-behaved children or guests to draw a glass or cutlery, which is a great photo opportunity. If there is someone who sadly can't be there, I can even represent them with a symbol. When I'm done, I sign and leave it on display for everyone to admire.

Stuart Barkley, The Wedding Painter
www.stuartbarkley.co.uk