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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: More wedding worries

Our experts solve your problems

Time to celebrate

Time to celebrate

Q. We're struggling to find an entertainer that's appropriate for our ceremony. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Nick Levy says: ❤ Look for a supplier who will provide entertainment while the guests are arriving.
❤ Check their repertoire before booking. We can perform a wide selection of music from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons to film music from the Harry Potter score and more modern tunes such as A-ha. ❤ See if your entertainer can be booked for the whole day. We usually play for the ceremony, drinks reception and meal if needed.
❤ Enquire and see if they have any additional needs. For example, we don't need electricity and can play anywhere, but others may have specific requirements.
❤ Your loved ones will want to converse, so make sure the music isn't too loud.

Pick of the bunch

Pick of the bunch

Q. We love flowers and want to incorporate them into our venue decor. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Annabel Grange says: ❤ Pedestal arrangements can be used during your ceremony and moved to the reception area.
❤ Flower garlands have different textures and can be positioned over mantlepieces, around columns, draped on staircases and even placed along the front of the top table.
❤ Free-standing arches, rings and stands are on-trend. These can transform a dark corner or embellish a cake table.
❤ Look for large blooms such as hydrangeas and bubbling gypsophila for your centrepieces.
❤ A single flower head can be added to your chair sashes. Use silk ones to ensure they don't fade over the course of the day.
❤ Don't forget about outside spaces. Transform them by adding jugs of large blooms such as gladiolus.

A budding romance

A budding romance

Q. Purple is my favourite colour, and I want to incorporate it into our flowers. Do you have any ideas of what blooms we should look for?

A. Jane O'Hare says: To prevent the purple looking stark, it's good to introduce complementing hues such as lavender and lilac.

Flowers to look out for include, quicksand roses, Memory Lane roses, lavender eustoma and freesias. These flowers are available all year round and can be accompanied with silver-toned foliage such as cineraria eucalyptus and cineraria.

If you want something a bit more vibrant, add hypericum berries, viburnum opulus or bright green orchids.

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Q. My wife-to-be and I are looking for a wow-factor honeymoon destination with lots of fun activities. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Lynda Wodehouse says: Mauritius is the ideal place for honeymooners. There's lots to do such as scuba diving, massages, golf, paragliding and buggy trips around the island. I suggest you look for a travel expert who can book everything for you and ensure your trip is perfect.

Take a look at the Victoria Hotel & Spa. It's nestled within 10 hectare of tropical gardens on the north west side of the island and stretches over more than a kilometre of white sand beaches. There are 40 bedrooms available with amazing views of the ocean and a range of luxurious amenities.

Floral fancy

Floral fancy

Q. We're getting married in November and would like our flowers to reflect the season. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Kate Lamport says: ❤ There are lots of beautiful arrangements and hues available this time of year, including soft creams, warm burnt oranges. hydrangeas, dahlias and feathery astilbes.
❤ Avoid flowers that look too Christmassy and look for pastel shades and rich natural tones.
❤ Use seasonal pods and berries to lift and add texture to your blooms.
❤ Remember, you can use different components to add interest, such as pheasant feathers and fresh fruit.
❤ Incorporate naked branches like contorted willow or foliage picked from a hedgerow.
❤ If you're looking for inspiration, go for a stroll on a lovely frosty morning and take in the different colours of the landscape.

Darling buds

Darling buds

Q. What are the latest flower trends?

A. Sue Sturges says: Blush is on-trend at the moment, it's a great colour that will complement any time of year. Flower arches are also popular. They look amazing and create a fantastic backdrop for your ceremony.