The lead up to your big day is both nerve-wracking and exciting and it will be full of all the emotions under the sun. Needless to say, there are a million things which you will need to do, from booking suppliers to food tastings and as your wedding planners, we have plenty of checklists to share with you. However, this guide is more personal to the bride. It is about you as opposed to the actual planning of your wedding. There are many things which you can do in the lead up to your wedding to make it that bit more relaxing. Having worked with so many brides, we believe that these seven preparation steps will definitely help you to get the best experience out of your wedding day.[Read more…] about A Bride’s Seven Step Preparation Guide
When you plan your dream destination wedding, there are so many magical places to consider, but this blog zones in on one which has it all. Marbella is known as the ‘Coast of the Sun’ and it is one of the dreamiest coastal locations to have your wedding day. One of the best things about hosting your wedding in Marbella is the diverse number of locations, whether by the sea in an authentic Spanish beachside restaurant or in an architecturally beautiful villa set amongst the scenic mountains.[Read more…] about A Beautiful Destination Wedding in Marbella
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 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
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.