Our Planning Blog

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There are lots of reasons to extend your wedding beyond one day. Perhaps you and/or your guests are travelling from overseas or maybe you want to make the most of a beautiful exclusive-use wedding venue.

How to Extend Your Wedding Beyond One Day

There are lots of reasons to extend your wedding beyond one day. Perhaps you and/or your guests are travelling from overseas or maybe you want to make the most of a beautiful exclusive-use wedding venue.

May 04 2017


Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honour and a privilege. Whether the bride is your oldest friend or a family member, you'll play an integral role in their wedding day and feature heavily in memories they'll treasure forever.

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Bridesmaid

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honour and a privilege. Whether the bride is your oldest friend or a family member, you'll play an integral role in their wedding day and feature heavily in memories they'll treasure forever.

Apr 27 2017


Gracie shares her thoughts and ideas on the subject of styling wedding chairs.

Sitting In Style - Your Wedding Chairs Don't Have to Be Boring!

Gracie shares her thoughts and ideas on the subject of styling wedding chairs.

Apr 11 2017


I'm delighted to share with you this beautiful marquee summer wedding with a gorgeous Kulu Tsurdiu dress and a Middle Eastern mezze extravaganza!

Natasha and Dean's Garden Marquee Wedding

I'm delighted to share with you this beautiful marquee summer wedding with a gorgeous Kulu Tsurdiu dress and a Middle Eastern mezze extravaganza!

Mar 28 2017


Introducing our new branding and website PLUS a very special offer!

A Fresh New Look for Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning

Introducing our new branding and website PLUS a very special offer!

Mar 13 2017


Need help with planning your UK wedding from abroad? Here's what Chris and Maebellyne had to say about our Full Planning service for their English destination wedding.

Peace of Mind for Your UK Destination Wedding

Need help with planning your UK wedding from abroad? Here's what Chris and Maebellyne had to say about our Full Planning service for their English destination wedding.

Feb 22 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