Become Your Own Wedding Planner

At Vine Hotels, expert wedding planners are on hand at all of their unique hotels and venues to offer advice and guidance helping to deliver a couple’s perfect day but here, Jo Critchley-Saville from Mosborough Hall Hotel gives her tips on some tools that you can use at home for all your inspirational planning before you arrive for your first meeting with your wedding planner.


You may have been planning your wedding in your head for some time but when it comes to actually plan your inspiration levels are at zero. Head on over to Pinterest and delve into stunning ideas from around the world and create your own pinboard of ideas that you can then cultivate to create your perfect day.

Wedding Weather Calculator

UK retailer Monsoon has created a cool tool that will allow you to check the weather on your wedding day or choose the driest day in advance. This is a fantastic tool if you are planning an outdoor wedding or outdoor seating area. Of course, with all-weather predictions, it’s infallible but handy to have.

Choosing your colour scheme

Trying to not only find your perfect colour scheme but then match it to other colours and complement it can be a nightmare. With The Palette Cam App (available from iTunes), you can browse the many photos it has online to lift out a colour palette or upload your own pics. You can then save them and refer to them when choosing all of the other elements to your wedding such as flowers, bridesmaids and so on.

Sharing the Love

As well as your official photographer guests will also take a lot of pics themselves that you may not get to see and there could be some real gems that you would love to add to your memories of the day. The Knot website has created a guest website so that you can invite guests to download the easy to use the app and all the images that they take are shared in one place on the site in real-time. Not only will you get to see them all but your guests can view memories of the day and keep forever.

As well as lots of online tools, Jo adds that many brides want to keep all of their wedding planning in a dedicated journal which also then becomes a treasured keepsake of the wedding. There are lots to choose from and you may wish to purchase a beautiful blank notebook and add your own planning notes or if you are in need of guidance and inspiration, look for the gorgeous The Little White Book – a must-have for brides to be and a stunning keepsake.

Jo Critchley-Saville
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