Our Planning Blog

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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


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


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


One of our most frequently asked questions!

Which Side Does The Groom Stand On?

One of our most frequently asked questions!

Nov 30 2016


Now that the witches and vampires have disappeared and the fireworks have exploded, are we safe to mention.....the next big thing?

Wonderful Winter Wedding Ideas

Now that the witches and vampires have disappeared and the fireworks have exploded, are we safe to mention.....the next big thing?

Nov 08 2016


Need help with planning your UK wedding from abroad?

Help with Planning a UK Destination Wedding from Abroad

Need help with planning your UK wedding from abroad?

Oct 16 2016


You’re not down with this whole ‘year long engagement’ thing - you want to get married now! Is it even possible to get a wedding planned in less than 3 months? Or even 30 days?

How to Plan a Last Minute Wedding

You’re not down with this whole ‘year long engagement’ thing - you want to get married now! Is it even possible to get a wedding planned in less than 3 months? Or even 30 days?

Aug 03 2016


You’ve got the Pinterest board started, the vision locked down - your wedding is completely planned and perfect in your head. Now it’s time to pull together your wedding planning dream team to make it all a reality.

How to Hire Your Wedding Dream Team

You’ve got the Pinterest board started, the vision locked down - your wedding is completely planned and perfect in your head. Now it’s time to pull together your wedding planning dream team to make it all a reality.

Jul 05 2016