FAQs and expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North West Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournorthwest.wedding


Dazzling decor

Dazzling decor

Q. Our wedding is fast approaching, and we need to book a venue stylist. What should we take into consideration before making a decision?

A. Dai Watson says: Booking your venue stylist is an exciting step in the wedding planning process. It's also an area that many couples feel anxious about, as the decision will set the tone for the rest of your day. Before booking, ask your stylist the below questions to ensure they're the right fit for you:

Do they offer moodboards, sample boards or mock setups as part of their package?

Do they provide table linens? Sometimes these are provided by the venue, stylist or caterer.

Do they break down the different décor costs, so you can tweak things if your budget changes?

What is their deadline for making any changes to your order?

Dai Watson, Allure Venue Styling


Al fresco celebration

Al fresco celebration

Q. Do you have any suggestions of how we could transform an outdoor space for our wedding?

A. Matt Pennefather says: With any outdoor wedding, it's important to consider how it will work both during the day and in the evening. We use a lot of festoon lighting hung on shepherd's crooks to create cosy areas. Always use warm white bulbs rather than anything coloured. This effect looks great throughout the day and really brings a space to life after dark.

For me, nothing is cosier than a firepit. The warmth and crackle of real logs burning on an open fire creates a great atmosphere.

Matt Pennefather, Eden Event Hire