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Are you getting married and looking for somewhere to meet other brides and grooms to share wedding planning experiences?

Free Expert Advice on Planning Your Wedding - Welcome to The Benessamy Lounge

Are you getting married and looking for somewhere to meet other brides and grooms to share wedding planning experiences?

Feb 18 2017


Highly curated bridalwear for the fashion conscious bride

Supplier Spotlight: Frances Day Bridal

Highly curated bridalwear for the fashion conscious bride

Feb 08 2017


One of the many exciting aspects of planning your dream wedding is the honeymoon and if you have your sights set on somewhere warm and sunny (and who could blame you!), have you thought about what you'll need to pack?

How to Pack Like a Pro for Your Honeymoon in The Caribbean

One of the many exciting aspects of planning your dream wedding is the honeymoon and if you have your sights set on somewhere warm and sunny (and who could blame you!), have you thought about what you'll need to pack?

Jan 24 2017


Karen booked our full party planning service for her husband Michael's 50th birthday. Here's what she had to say about his 1966 World Cup themed party.

Michael's 1966 World Cup Themed 50th Birthday Party - Testimonial

Karen booked our full party planning service for her husband Michael's 50th birthday. Here's what she had to say about his 1966 World Cup themed party.

Jan 16 2017


Are you in the final 6 to 8 weeks of your wedding planning? Perhaps it's time to enlist a little bit of expert help.

Wedding Planning - The Final Few Weeks

Are you in the final 6 to 8 weeks of your wedding planning? Perhaps it's time to enlist a little bit of expert help.

Jan 05 2017


Tickets are now on sale for the first of our wedding planning workshops for 2017.

Expert Help to Get Your Wedding Plans Off to a Great Start

Tickets are now on sale for the first of our wedding planning workshops for 2017.

Dec 20 2016



Would you like to learn new techniques to help you with your make up?

Is Your Make up Routine in Need of a Refresh?

Would you like to learn new techniques to help you with your make up?

Dec 12 2016


A fabulous wedding planning resource for couples, planners and suppliers.

The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners

A fabulous wedding planning resource for couples, planners and suppliers.

Dec 12 2016


We're part of a new mini advice series over on the fabulous Love My Dress!

Wedding Advice From Experts: The Week and Day Before Your Wedding

We're part of a new mini advice series over on the fabulous Love My Dress!

Dec 04 2016