FAQs and expert advice about wedding services

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


Furry companion

Furry companion

Q. What questions should we ask a dog chaperone service before booking?

A. Emma McGrotty says: Here are some questions you should ask your potential supplier:

- Where are you based? What areas do you cover, and how far do you travel?
- What's included on a typical wedding day?
- Do you offer a bespoke wedding day package that can be tailored specifically to my requirements?
- Can my dog wear a special attire/outfits on our wedding day?
- Do you offer grooming services? - Will you assist the photographer/videographer on the day, so our pooch can be part of the photographs?
- Can you collect our dog on the morning of the wedding and chaperone to an agreed location afterwards?
- Will they get plenty of rest plus food and water breaks?

Emma McGrotty, The Bow-Wow Co


Trend setter

Trend setter

Q. We're trying to think of a song for our first dance but feel overwhelmed. What songs will be popular in 2022?

A. Emma Brewer says: After providing dance lessons to more than 2,000 couples across 20 years, we get asked this question a lot. Our advice is simple, pick a tune that means something to you and be mindful that you will be hearing it a lot as you prepare for your big day.

So what should you pick? Think about the words and how they make you feel. Do you want romantic, upbeat, slow, fast, happy, quirky, a tear-jerker or fun? Is there a song from your courting days that means something to you both? Is there a melody that you both love to dance to whenever you hear it?

The genre is huge for wedding dances, and we encourage you to choose a track you actually like. This year we have seen a combination of traditional songs, including Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud, but also some lovely French options.

Your venue, outfits, catering and style are special to you, so your first dance should reflect that.

Emma Brewer, First Dance Studios


Beloved pets

Beloved pets

Q. How can we incorporate our beloved pooch into our big day?

A. Emma McGrotty says: Dogs are part of the family and play a huge part in our lives, so, understandably, in recent years, it has become increasingly popular for couples to have their dogs at their weddings. However, logistically it's not always as straightforward to organise because everyone who would normally care for the dog would be preoccupied either getting ready for the big day or attending the wedding.

Look for a dog chaperone service. Your dog can play as big or as small a part in your special day as you feel appropriate; whether that be meeting and greeting guests as they arrive, featuring in the pre or post-wedding photographs, walking down the aisle with the bridesmaids and pageboys or even being the ring bearer. There are many ideas, but you should find a trustworthy company so you can rest assured that your dog is taken care of so you and your guests can focus on having a fabulous time!

Here at The Bow-Wow Co, we cover the Surrey Hills and surrounding areas into parts of West Sussex and Hampshire and have a variety of packages to suit all budgets and requirements.

Emma McGrotty, The Bow-Wow Co.