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Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Surrey Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yoursurrey.wedding

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Hot topic: Wedding worries

Our experts solve your problems

Pretty as a picture

Pretty as a picture

Q. We want lovely photographs, but we're limited by our budget. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Denise Winter says: ❤ Find a photographer whose work you love and make sure you feel comfortable around them.

❤ Enquire and see whether your chosen company offer partial coverage. If so, decide what parts of the day you want to capture the most. Keep in mind that it's better to have a few incredible images than a full-day of mediocre pictures.

❤ If your supplier has two photographers, enquire and see if it's cheaper to book just one.

Summer loving

Summer loving

Q. We're having a summer wedding and would love to incorporate the season into our cake. Do you have any ideas?

A. Shenaz Lake-Thomas says: ❤ Think about where you'll be holding your reception as the weather can affect the overall appearance of the cake.

❤ If you've chosen an iced, buttercream, chocolate, naked or semi-naked design, then you'll need to display the bake in a cool area. If you're unable to do this, then consider storing your showstopper somewhere cold and bringing it out during the reception.

❤ Summer produces a variety of beautiful flowers and fruits. Fresh blooms look stunning and will tie in with your theme perfectly.

❤ Incorporate bright yellows, oranges, pinks and pastels.

❤ Decorate your creation with textures such as ribbon or lace.

Snap away

Snap away

Q. We're looking for some fun entertainment for our reception. Do you have any ideas?

A. Ian Leonard and Debbie Kemp says: When it comes to entertainment, you want something that your guests will talk about long after the wedding is over, so why not invest in a mirror photo booth?

❤ Your friends and family will be able to see how they look before the photographs are taken, interact with the mirror, add emojis and use hilarious virtual props.

❤ The unlimited prints mean each guest can take a special memento home.

❤ We offer a guest book option. We'll ensure that everyone who interacts with the mirror, signs the book and includes a copy of their photograph.

❤ Personalise the experience with customisable animations and photo surround. These can be made to match your theme or colour scheme.

❤ Make sure your chosen supplier can stay late in the evening. In our experience, the most entertaining photographs are taken towards the end of the night when everyone gets more animated.

❤ Your wedding is a magical affair with you at the centre of it, your photographer will capture the beauty of the day, and our job is to ensure everyone lets their hair down and leaves with a smile on their face.

Dance the night away

Dance the night away

Q. We want to wow our guests on the big day. Do you have any suggestions on how we can do this?

A. Emma Brewer says: There are lots of ways you can impress your friends and family during your first dance. The majority of couples are happy shuffling around the floor but if you want something a bit different, why not consider a medley? Start with a slow song and transform it into something more crowd-pleasing. Remember in order to pull off a great routine, you'll need to put in the hours and work.

Choose a piece of music that you love and means something special to you both.

Alternatively, you could opt for a specific style such as Latin or ballroom. Find a course or class near you and leave plenty of time to rehearse before the big day.

If you don't have much spare time, then choose a tune you both like and gaze into each other's eyes and smile throughout.

Just one slice

Just one slice

Q. We'd love to have a luxurious cake on our big day, but we're worried about the price tag. Do you have any ideas for keeping the cost down?

A. Achintha Illukkumbura says: ❤ Keep it simple.

❤ Serve your cake as dessert.

❤ Opt for a sponge creation, as more adventurous flavours cost more.

❤ Use fake tiers. This will give the appearance of a larger bake without the hefty price tag.