If you are planning your wedding in the Manchester area, we’ve got your back! Everyone knows how important it is to use talented and trusted suppliers for your big day, and so begins the job of sifting through their portfolios. Despite your first cousin’s personal recommendation, it’s always advisable to arrange a meeting or appointment to get a feel for how they work. It’s usually best to have 2 or 3 suppliers in mind, instead of setting your heart on a particular vendor only to find they are booked for your big day. We’ve done a bit of the hard graft for you by narrowing down our fave wedding suppliers from venues to florists around Manchester to make your research easy peasy!
Once you’ve got your budget in mind, your venue is the next big thing you have to decide on. Before you’ve booked a venue it’s hard to plan anything else as it’s the venue that sets the style of your wedding, as well as dictates the number of guests you will have sharing your big day.
We love this quirky venue, it provides a spectacular raw and rustic urban backdrop to give an additional uniqueness and glamour to your wedding day. The Cotton Sheds allows for up to 1500 guests or for up to 900 with dining if you are going for a really big bash, whereas the Bays can hold up to 300 guests. Plus they offer bespoke catering options from hog roasts to banquets to make your day perfect.
This is an award winning venue that prides itself on a bespoke service to turn your dream day into a reality. The attention to detail here is exceptional as they go to great lengths to ensure your wedding day is nothing less than perfect. We totally love the compass room, which offers you amazing panoramic views of Manchester and its landmarks.
We believe it should be a priority to spend as much as you can on a great photographer. Lets face it once the day is over, you will want to have photos that help you remember the atmosphere and emotion of the day, not to mention the beautiful dress, wedding cake and decor you splashed out on! Have a look through the portfolio of these two gifted photographers.
This inspirational documentary photographer captures the emotion and essence of your day by looking for the happy and joyful moments to tell your story. You are in good hands as apart from his ample experience photographing weddings he’s also been commissioned to take photographs of the royal family. If you want fleeting moments and stolen glances as part of your wedding keepsakes this is the perfect photographer for you!
Katy loved taking photos even before the age of seven, and her job really is her passion. She takes fantastic photos by injecting creativity and artistry into telling the story of your big day. And she combines film and digital formats to give you timeless and elegant memories. By getting to know you before your wedding, she manages to make you feel at ease with her and the camera throughout your day.
The internet has a world of inspiration and options when it comes to finding your dream dress, but lets not forget dresses, especially wedding dresses tend to look very different on a hanger than when you wear them. Plus this is supposed to be one of the most fun parts of planning your wedding so the whole shopping experience must be enjoyed. Check out the boutiques below for a stress free experience. Try as many styles on as possible before you make your decision!
This boutique, which is based in Cheshire, has a real passion for bridal vintage and provides a service that is that bit different. The creative ladies who make up the dream team are all about making your ideas come to life, ensuring that every bride feels like a superstar in their perfect dress. They are a stockist of Naomi Neoh, Cymbaline Paris, Eliza and Ethan Bridesmaids as well as their own best selling brand Felicity Cooper.
Stressing about finding the perfect wedding dress? Relax because at this boutique your shopping experience is not your typical dress hunting affair. They are down to earth and have the most amazing style advice. If you truly want to have all eyes on you on your big day look no further. They stock Johanna Hehir, Katya Katya Shehurina, Rembo Styling and accessories from Ivory Tuesday.
Good florists are seriously creative cats. Just by knowing the venue, wedding theme and your fave colours they can put together something that captures your personality perfectly. Our faves below will be sure to create something you’ll love for your special day!
Blossom Flowers are award winning suppliers of beautiful seasonal British flowers. They’ve been featured in the Good Florist Guide for three years running and are all about exceeding your expectations, whether it comes to decorating your entire venue or simply arranging a bouquet perfectly suited to your style.
Laurel Weddings specialise in fresh and silk flowers, venue dressing and unique accessories. They are an award winning wedding florist, who will have you covered whether you are after vintage, rustic, elegant or even a more modern bespoke wedding design service. We love that they also provide a range of wedding favours and decorative baskets for your big day! Based in Cheshire, they provide their services to cover Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Planning a wedding is easier said than done of course and we understand how stressful it can be. But honestly once you’ve decided on the when and where plus a bit of much needed research, getting your dream team of vendors together works out well. We hope our list of fave wedding suppliers based around Manchester makes it a whole lot easier for you to find the right vendors for your big day. If you want more ideas for vendors in Manchester have a look through our Best Manchester Photographers and Best Manchester Venues.
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