A destination wedding is often a combination of local culture and certain traditions that are from a couple’s home country. One of the biggest questions is whether to use a local supplier or fly one out especially for the big day. We have clients who have done both and we hope to help you by shedding some light on the pros and cons of both options.[Read more…] about Destination Weddings: Should you fly out a supplier or use a local one?
Choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions that a couple needs to make when planning their wedding. There are many factors to consider, such as; location, venue capacity and the style of the venue. Once upon a time it was traditional to pick a classic hotel, but now many couples often choose something alternative or even a beautiful country estate. We have found four stunning UK venues which we believe offer options for every couple’s desires and dreams.[Read more…] about UK Wedding Venues
Choosing a wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions that a bride will ever make. There are so many factors to consider, do you want a fitted gown, a ballgown, or perhaps a fishtail gown? Do you want lace or organza and do want something with sleeves or no sleeves? This decision is made a little more complex when planning an abroad wedding. Not only do you have to take into consideration your own style preferences but also the climate of the country where you are going to get married.[Read more…] about Destination Bridal Gowns
When Zam the brother of one of our fabulous brides and his fiance Selina told us they wanted to have their wedding five months after his sister we could not have been more delighted, this meant we got to stay with the family even longer than usual.
This time the events were to be set in Seville in October, the most perfect time for this wonderful city with the orange trees abundant with the fruit giving everywhere the wonderful small that is pure Spain.
Selina fell in love with Seville a couple of years earlier on a visit with a friend and immediately knew that even though at the time she was single when she did get married this is where she wanted to be amongst the history and atmosphere of this magical city.
When Zam and Selina visited Seville together for the first time he was immediately under the same spell… This would be their place when the big day came. [Read more…] about Take over Seville for a three-day Indian extravaganza…
After Alicia’s mum read about optimum weddings in the Confeti magazine in Spain, she made a quick phone call and we set up a family meeting. On a sunny Thursday afternoon, we all met for drinks in Marbella and the bond was formed. We would plan both parts of this wonderful wedding, the first two days in the UK and back to Spain for the next four amazing days of events and ceremonies. This really was an extravaganza and we loved every minute of it. The optimum team really became part of this family, having fun together filling the guest welcome bags at their Marbella home whilst eating a wonderful Indian lunch made by mum whilst dad poured the wine… This was the only job we would let him do! [Read more…] about 7 Days…2 Countries…That’s what we call a Real Indian Wedding
optimum weddings Director, Dyana Dessar, and bride-to-be, Sarah Rick-Harris, discuss how to turn your postponing disappointment in the face of Covid-19 into a 2021 wedding win success story!
optimum weddings is a leading wedding planning boutique consultancy service founded and run by Dyana Dessar. Dyana and her team of experienced planners have been planning bespoke weddings all over the world for more than 14 years. They have a reputation which puts them at the forefront of the destination wedding community, and they continue to grow to add more destinations each year. No dream or idea is too much for optimum weddings and they pride themselves on being able to turn any couple’s vision into a beautiful reality.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Slowly, slowly the world will again be able to open its doors to travellers, and after being locked in for many weeks during the most unprecedented time imaginable, we will all be ready to look forward again.
For those of you who have been thinking about starting to plan a destination wedding, the news could not have been more disturbing. It has been so sad and difficult to hear and see how the world has had to deal with the Coronavirus and how it has affected lives in so many ways.
We must all take the time to think of those who have lost loved ones and be thankful for what we do have.
We are excited to be launching new blogs in the upcoming weeks. Check back to make sure you don’t miss these posts!
– Your team at optimum weddings