Friday, April 30, 2010

Sex & the City of Steel Competition

Are you and your bridesmaids excited about the new Sex and the City film release? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the City high life like Carrie and the gang?

Sheffield based wedding photographers PH Weddings & wedding planners Wedding Daze have teamed up to offer you and your bridesmaids a once in a lifetime opportunity: to live a day in the life of the Sex and the City girls in Sheffield.

You and your bridesmaids will be pampered, dressed up and styled for your very own photo shoot in Sheffield City Centre. The photo shoot will be based around the famous wedding scenes from the first Sex and the City film. Imagine knocking your own Mr Big over the head with your wedding bouquet in a Vivienne Westwood style dress and Manolo Blahnik style shoes.

The photo shoot will then move onto another location in Sheffield for a fabulous tea party picnic with cupcakes and finger food. In the evening another costume change will see you and your girls sipping cosmopolitan cocktails in a City centre bar and toasting to long lasting girly friendships!

All of this is completely complimentary for you and your bridesmaids, as a keepsake of this fantastic day you will get to keep a CD of all the images taken.

To enter the competition email and tell us your story about how obsessed you are with the Sex and the City. Along with this send us a picture of you and your girls in your most fabulous Sex and the City pose!

The closing date for the competition is the release date of the second Sex and the City film, Saturday 29th May 2010, this fabulous photo shoot will take place in early June 2010.

Please see the terms and conditions below for further information.

Terms & Conditions

1 – Eligibility: for a bride either past or future and up to 4 bridesmaids or best friends.

2 – The lucky winner will receive a CD of all images with printing copyright provided to all 5 ladies in the shoot.

3 – All dresses, shoes and accessories must be returned to the owners after the shoot.

4 – Locations for the photo shoot will be decided by PH Weddings, Wedding Daze and the competition winners.

5 – The shoot will take place at a mutually agreeable time between PH Weddings, Wedding Daze and the winners during the month of June 2010.

6 - Winners will be decided by PH Weddings and Wedding Daze based upon the best Sex and the City obsessed story and accompanying photograph.

7 – The competition will run from Saturday 1st May to Saturday 29th May 2010.

8 – The closing date for the competition is Midday on Saturday 29th May 2010.

9 – The winner will be announced within 2 working days of the competition closing date.

10 – PH Weddings and Wedding Daze reserves the right at any time to cancel or modify the competition.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cusworth Hall - Open for Wedding Celebrations

Wedding Daze organised a Wedding Open Day (Sunday 25th April) at the stunning Cusworth Hall, a grade 1 listed building set in acres of parkland and accompanying lake. For the first time in its history, Cusworth Hall is now available for civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships.

The Wedding Daze would like to thank all the visitors who attended the Open Day, Cusworth Hall was designed and styled to give brides and grooms an idea of how Cusworth Hall will be for a wedding ceremony and reception.

Cusworth Hall has three areas that are available for ceremonies and receptions, these are:


Used as the formal entrance to the Hall by the Battie Wrightson family, the Entrance Hall with its classical arcade and feature marble fireplace is the grandest space in which to hold your ceremony. This room can accommodate seating for up to 60 guests.


This elegant Edwardian dining room features an attractive bay with views out to the newly restored rose garden. This space offers seating for up to 60 guests.


A more intimate space with a host of period features, Mr Wrightson’s library is ideal for smaller ceremonies and celebrations accommodating up to 20 guests.


As Cusworth Hall is set in a acres of stunning parkland, a marquee or Papakata tent would make a perfect setting for your wedding reception. This option can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Wedding Daze would like to thank all the exhibitors at the Wedding Open Day, from wedding cars, photography, cupcakes, stationery to a string quartet - these suppliers made a fantastic open day and allowed visitors to see what else they can add to their special day.

Along with AB Marquee, Coco Catering and Boutique Paeony, Wedding Daze are approved wedding co-ordinators at Cusworth Hall.

If you are interested in Cusworth Hall for your wedding ceremony or reception please contact: email: | telephone: 01302 782342

We would like to thank S6 Photography for capturing the images above.

Friday, April 23, 2010

We have a fabulously new website

Wedding Daze is very excited to announce the launch of our new website and logo! A couple of months ago we decided it was time for a facelift (the website - not us!) and since then have been working with the very nice people at Revolution Inc who have captured our ideas and turned them into our fabulous new website.

Wedding Daze would like to thank PH Weddings, S6 Photography and James Stewart Photograhy for the use of their images on the new website, we think you will agree they complement the website perfectly!

Please feel free to browse through our website and find out more about the services Wedding Daze can offer couples who are planning their wedding celebration. From entire wedding co-ordination to supplier sourcing - we can help couples plan a wedding day that will never be forgotten.

Emma & Vincent x

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Importance of Wedding Insurance...

With the unexpected Volcanic Ash situation causing chaos and delays across the World it is important that your wedding day or Honeymoon is covered for any eventuality. Wedding Daze would like to share with you these guidelines on wedding insurance from Which? the straight forward, non bias advice guide.

Do I need wedding insurance?

Weddings now cost as much as a new car. Couples spent an average of around £17,000 in 2008, according to a survey by You & Your Wedding magazine. So, if you’re planning to wed, should you add the cost of wedding insurance to your budget?

Before considering wedding insurance, check any protection you already have.

Paying for anything between £100 and £30,000 with a credit card means you can claim your money back from either the card provider or the retailer through section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act if there is a problem with goods or services. Visit our guide to your rights when paying by credit card for more information.

‘Chargeback’ could also be a possibility if you paid by Visa or MasterCard credit card for an item that cost less than £100 or you paid by Visa debit card. Through this process, your provider can try to get your money back from the retailer on your behalf but it isn’t legally obliged to.

Many home contents insurance policies increase cover for one month before and one month after the wedding of someone in the household to cover wedding gifts and sometimes items bought for the wedding. Check your policy documents for details.

Do I need wedding insurance? What will wedding insurance cover?

Loss or damage

If you have to cancel the wedding for any unavoidable reason, such as an injury to you or your partner, the policy should pay out if you are out of pocket. This is likely to be one of the most useful areas of cover that policies offer.

Wedding insurance can also cover you for loss or damage to wedding attire, such as the wedding dress, as well as presents, the wedding cake, rings, flowers and gifts for the guests. Cover starts a set period before the wedding and finishes a set period after – from seven days before to 24 hours after for wedding gifts, for example – but this will vary depending on the policy.

Any loss or theft should be reported to the police within 24 hours.

Failure of Suppliers

You’ll be relying on wedding services from a range of providers. Wedding insurance can cover any extra costs you incur up to the policy limit if something goes wrong with these services. Wedding insurance also covers you for deposits you can’t recover or the cost of arranging alternatives if suppliers go bust, but you would already be covered by section 75 if you paid by credit card.

Some insurers, such as Weddingplan, exclude wedding gift providers, such as the recently failed Wrapit.

Another important area covered by wedding insurance is your personal liability for injury to third parties or loss or damage to third party property. You may already be covered for this under your home contents cover but some wedding insurance policies cover the actions of all wedding guests as well as the couple.

Additional areas of cover that some policies offer are for legal expenses, personal accident and stress counselling.

Check the policy details if you are having the reception on a different day from the ceremony or if you are getting married overseas.

Should you take out wedding insurance?

Wedding insurance can protect you against a range of unfortunate events and help you make sure you are not out of pocket as a result, but whether it’s worth taking out ultimately depends on the cost of your wedding and how worried you are about things going wrong.

All aspects of the policy will have exclusions and cover limits and there will also be general exclusions, so check your policy documents carefully. See Wedding insurance rated for selected cover limits.

Wedding Insurance companies recommended by Which?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Supplier Spotlight: AB Marquees

From Glamorous Weddings to Corporate Events, AB Marquees has been providing a complete, quality service in Marquees for nearly 10 years.

Based in South Yorkshire, AB Marquees prides itself on creating dream venues to suit your event, your location and your budget.

From Dance Floors to Furniture, Catering Tents to Chandeliers, Table Decorations to Security. We offer a complete service in Marquees and will work with you to design the perfect venue for your event.

Whatever your requirements, please feel free to contact AB Marquees friendly team of staff to discuss your options and prices today. See a selection of images about which showcase AB Marquees work.

The Wedding Daze are working with AB Marquees at Cusworth Hall and we are more than happy to recommend them to our clients.



T: 01405 817 859 or 07950 964 518

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Yellow Themed Wedding

Spring is most definitely in the air, the clocks have gone forward, the daffodils have sprung and Easter is here! In celebration of this, here are a selection of Spring inspired wedding images to suit the time of year. Yellow is a beautiful vibrant colour that can be used in all aspects of your wedding day! Add the colour to bouquets, shoes, cakes, favours or the wedding/bridesmaid dress itself!

The Wedding Daze would like to wish all our readers a Happy Easter!

Emma & Vincent x