With the current lockdown, virtual planning taking place, wedding suppliers pivoting their businesses, and the need to support small businesses in our local and national economy more than ever, as a London wedding planner I’ve summarised what some of my fav suppliers (and best pals in the industry), have to offer at the moment. Including some amazing deals and discounts for your wedding, in the hope that it might help you continue to plan your wedding, or at least enjoy lockdown a bit more!
It is no surprise that most businesses have suffered massive losses due to the current economic climate, and the wedding industry is no different. However, we set ourselves apart from most industries by the personal relationship we have with our clients. It is such a special time and such a fun, emotional, and high energy day, that we focus much more on the client journey and how we can help and be a part of your day to support you as a partner, rather than just another supplier. Thus, with weddings now pretty much off the cards for rest of 2020, or at least the foreseeable future, we’ve had to adapt and pivot our businesses somewhat, to use our skills to provide additional, extra, different, online, or virtual services.
So here is 12 amazing wedding lockdown deals, services, or offers, from the best in the biz! Keep on virtual planning, support our local businesses, or at least have some treats in lockdown!
I still offer, and continue to provide, my planning services throughout. Although obviously there are some venue specific planning aspects that have had to be put on hold. And to be honest I’m finding my clients are needing me more than ever to help navigate this awful situation while planning or postponing their wedding.
I offer Planning Power Hours for £120, and it’s actually two hours’ worth for that money. The name is because it is usually around one hour of us on a video call together, and then one hour of me going away and doing planning work for you – and can include anything from budget estimates, to venue recommendations, venue specific advice, sample supplier quotes, décor sourcing, and décor and DIY how to’s. Thereafter, my planning time is charged at £95 per hour, and can be taken ad hoc or in blocks. My whole mission is that wedding planning should be bespoke, fun, and flexible.
I’m a London wedding planner based in Walthamstow, and love helping fun couples bring their ideas and party together. I specialise in difficult dry hire weddings and I’m an On The Day Coordination pro.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Fun & Colourful Alternative Photographer
“I’ve been really missing photographing people, so I’ve decided to do a crazy discount and offer £100 off couple shoots – which means they’re only £150! For this you get an hour to hour and a half couple shoot within 20 miles of RM11 (entrance fees to locations may apply) and an online gallery with a minimum of 30 images. This offer is open to anyone! So if you’ve had to postpone your wedding and would love to get dressed up for some photos this year, or have only just got engaged and would like some photos together to celebrate, then get in touch! This offer is valid until the 22nd May 2020.”
Creative Wedding Photographer – Capturing Romance with an Industrial Soul
“I am offering half price couple, engagement, and family shoots – book now, schedule when possible. Plus £100 off wedding photography for NHS workers.”
Clean Documentary Videography of Your Day as it Unfolds, Filmed Discreetly and Naturally
“Book for just £1,200. We’re offering all our couples who book and pay in full in May and June, a £200 discount on our £1,400 package so they get our level of top quality for just £1,200. This includes coverage for 10 hours, 3 min highlight film, ceremony and speech films, and a full raw footage edit of the whole day.”
Fun, Modern and Natural Wedding Videography by a Husband and Wife Team
“We’re offering couples who book us in May and June 2020 a free USB keepsake box with all their wedding films as well as an online video gallery.”
A Humanist Wedding Celebrant, who Writes Bespoke Wedding Ceremonies for Couples who are Elegant, Enthusiastic and Eccentric!
“I would like to offer a ten percent discount to all couples who quote the code ‘LAURA IS DEVINE’ – book before July 1st 2020 to get your discount 😊”
Elegant Modern Custom Letterpress Stationery and Calligraphy
“For couples who have had to postpone, I’m selling beautiful limited edition “hold that thought, hold my hand” letterpressed prints as a reminder that, while they may not be able to have their original wedding date, it is their love for each other that matters. 70% of profits will be donated to Bankuet (a food bank charity) – I have already donated over £100!
I’m also offering 10% off any invitations or on the day stationery to any couples who read this. Just quote “Devine Bride” when enquiring, offers valid until 31st July 2020.”
Modern Wedding Florist based in Walthamstow
“I am offering free consultations/advice for wedding flowers and mood boards. I am also still doing floral deliveries in E17 and E10, currently fortnightly.”
Eco Glitter Bar
“We’re thinking of everyone wedding prepping in lockdown and think all our couples need a little sparkle in their lives, so we’ve got two fantastic offers on at the moment.
First one is that if you book our eco glitter bar for your 2021 wedding, you’ll get one of our popular personalised glitter kits sent out to you for free!
Second is a huge 20% off all our glitter survival kits available now over on our Etsy shop. Head over and enter DEVINE20 at the checkout to get hold of some serious sparkle. Glam up your hen do or have a little practise at home in isolation. This offer will run from now right up to the 1st September 2020!”
A Mobile Bar Service Like No Other. Craftsmanship, elegance, quality, and cocktails are central to our mission. Using local ingredients and with a focus on ensuring all business practices are as green and responsible as possible.
“We are offering Virtual Mixology Masterclasses – for every individual that attends one of our virtual masterclasses we will be donating £2 to the NHS. This is across ALL sessions whether they are public or private.
We are also offering 10% OFF our hire fees (bar, equipment, glassware) for ALL events bookings made this month (May) regardless of the event date.”
London based Cake Design Studio Specialising in Bespoke Cakes and Chocolates with a Unique, Graphic Style.
“I am offering mail order treats including salted caramel bonbons, brownies, and hand painted tiffin. New stock is added every Monday at 9am, for shipping the following Monday. Also £1 from every box sold is donated to fareshare (a food charity).”
Dream Cake Maker
“I sell cake boxes that you can order online and get delivered anywhere in the UK – to yourself because you love cake, or to a loved one because it’s their birthday, or they need, understandably, a little pick me up! Filled with eco confetti and little treats in compostable bags, it’s a colourful and happy box that doesn’t cost the planet. They’re all vegan, although you definitely don’t need to be to enjoy them, and I also offer gluten free, nut free and soya free options – because everyone deserves good cake.” (Totally agree with this, as I’m not even vegan but love Sarah’s treats!)
So there you have it! All personally recommended by me. I have worked personally and professionally with all of them in some respect.
So if any of these services take your fancy, are useful, or you are in a financial position to do so, please support our small businesses, we would really appreciate it!
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