What’s your favourite part of a wedding?
Weddings are the most fun and I love every part of the day and evening! I particularly like it when the styling matches the Bride and Groom personalities. It’s so nice to see little things that matches their character and their own personal style. After the ceremony when everyone has settled in is one of the best moments for me, it’s hard to get all of your friends and family in one place at the same time so there’s always a real magical feeling when everyone is chatting, laughing and enjoying some bubbles together. My favourite part of our wedding creches is when we do DVD & Popcorn Night. The children don’t take long to wind down after an action packed day with us! We all snuggle up with soft blankets, comfy cushions and beanbags and have a really good giggle!
What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?
Well I’m still waiting for him to put a ring on it (nearly 6 years tut tut!) so I can’t really give any advice to help with the planning process but what I will say is that weddings are becoming more and more unique and undone these days, there’s no such thing as perfect so break some rules and listen to your own hearts! It always comes together in the end and it’s only ever about the two of you on the day. Of course, if you want some really good advice then that would be booking Wedding Childcare! We believe that our services give you and your guests the opportunity to truly relax, especially if you are the bride. Children absolutely make weddings (they’re so adorable all playing together in their little smart outfits) but there’s absolutely no need for your child to be having a meltdown, crying snot and crumbled rusk into your wedding dress! It’s a long old day for children and it can be such a snore-fest for them so booking a pop-up creche or a play den is without a doubt one of those things you will be so grateful you did. Our clients are always amazed when they see all the great things we have brought with us and hearing them go “WOW” when they walk in makes us feel as proud as punch!
What keeps you passionate?
Receiving reviews from our couples keeps us passionate! When you’re in the moment with all of the children you can be a little too focused on what is coming up next and making sure you stick to timings and that all the mini VIPs are having loads of fun. So when it’s all over you can barely remember what went on and I, like most business owners, can be my own harshest critic so it’s important to have a great team around you to keep you grounded and feeling positive.
Also, I get to be creative everyday and that really keeps me passionate. When the emails are piling up and the to-do list spans weeks I can always stop, make a cup of tea and play around with a tassel garland or a pompom hairband for an hour or two! The wedding industry is so inspiring and much less traditional than I expected and that makes everyday different and exciting.
Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?
I think sometimes people see the word ‘trends’ as a bit of a dirty word but if that’s what couples like and are inspired by (you’ll find me attempting flares at least once every year and I definitely had a unicorn cake for my birthday!) then why not roll with it? Our style is very boho, rustic and vintage but I’ll be the first to throw metallics or jewel tones in the mix because I see it and I like it! This style is currently ‘on trend’ and when it’s not we will stay true to our identity but we will definitely adapt to what our clients love and want at their wedding because customer service and satisfaction is extremely important to us. In terms of trends for brides and grooms I adore barn/field festival style weddings where the bride is in a floaty boho number and the groom in tweed or navy blue. I recently read a blog about a couple who had their wedding right out in the sticks and their guests manned the bar on a rota! I loved this idea.
What’s next for your business?
We are buying more bell tents so that when we can duplicate bookings or set up outdoor Play Dens at weddings who do not require the childcare but really need a space for their mini VIPs to play and hang out. They also make a great space for disco naps, baby changing and feeding and these start from £200. We have just started setting up Play Dens and entertainment at children’s birthday parties and these are going down a storm, we particularly love creating a themed party such as Superheroes or Under the Sea! We are now researching fetes and festivals where we can take our bell tent play dens so that parents can drop off their children for a few hours whilst they enjoy some grown up time. In terms of weddings, we are going to see how our first proper Spring/Summer goes… but judging by the diary I think it’s going to be a brilliant wedding season, I’m squealing with excitement already!
How do we book/use your services?
You can send an enquiry through our website or email us below. We get back to you within a day and if you leave a telephone number we will call you for a chat and hear all about your requirements. We are BIG on customer service and being completely bespoke to suit our clients, this has been mentioned again and again in our testimonials so we must be doing something right!