Our Wonderful Wedding Fayre!

On Sunday 10th March, the spring sun rose over Barry, and our wonderful team began setting up their first Wedding Fayre.

The Fayre started with a bang, at 11am excited couples flooded through the doors, and greeted with a glass of Bucks Fizz. Our 2 function suites were both beautifully set up, Function suite 1 was filled with 10 local wedding suppliers with their showstopping stalls ready to welcome and showcase what they had to offer. There was a diverse range between them all, from Photographers to Jewellers, Florists, DJ’s and travel companies! NJB Events also supplied LOVE letters and MR (Mount Rooms) letters for couples to view as they arrived, capturing current wedding trends.

Outside the hotel sat a beautiful vintage Wedding Car, supplied by Ebony & Ivory Wedding Cars. Throughout was a live band - Sessions Music, who provided guests with their talent, singing their way through the Fayre, adding a fantastic atmosphere.

Function Suite 2 was dressed in Blush Pink and White tones courtesy of Chair Covers and Bows. The room added a huge wow factor with its blossom trees and 4 chandeliers, with couples having a glimpse of how their ceremony could look.

A huge thank you to everyone that attended as well as the following companies:

-NJB Events
- Chair Covers and Bows
- Props N Pics
- Budding Designs
- Berren Rees Photography
- Tailor Made Travel (Barry)
- Paul Gentile Jewellers
- Ebony & Ivory Wedding Cars
- Sessions Music Band
- Dr Bob Balloons

Missed out on this Wedding Fayre? Our Wedding Showcase is on Thursday 9th May 2019!

FREE Tickets available here: www.themountrooms.co.uk/tickets

*Our exclusive offer of £2,999 + VAT is still on for remaining dates in 2019

Top Wedding Trends 2019

2018 saw two Royal Weddings, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (finally) tie the knot and a 75 ft veil from the stunning Priyanika Chopra.
Wedding trends for 2019 have never been more diverse - and if you are getting married this year - we have your back.

The power of simplicity

Simplicity is BACK! Both Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle wowed the audiences of millions with their gowns, and proved that simplicity is stunning. Paired with the most striking of accessories (Don’t most of us wish we could wear a real tiara?) the dresses were the most spoken about since Kate Middleton stunned the world with her classic lace gown in 2011.

Slice of heaven

Cakes have always been an iconic symbol of all celebrations, but particularly weddings. Cake trends are always changing, and the traditional fruit cake is being swapped with something very different. Wedding doughnut towers are now a thing.. and for all of you that love doughnuts as much as Homer Simpson, this is incredible news. The stunning 4 tiers comes stacked high with doughnuts of any flavour, that guests can easily eat. The good news is, you can still have your cutting of the cake picture, with a quirky spin.

Bloomin’ Lovely

More of us are choosing to move the outdoors in, as nature plays a huge part in weddings, and this is set to continue. The flower wall dominated 2018 with it becoming one of the must have features of a wedding. Flower arches, as well as flower ‘frames’ for those cheeky Instagram snapshots are expected to dominate 2019.

Be our guest!

We all know the golden rule about wearing white to a wedding, so brides everywhere can let out a sigh of relief - because this years colour trend is coral and pastels. Hats are also making a serious comeback, so make your statement bold - Ascot style!

First impressions count!

Invitations are important as they reflect your wedding and give guests the first glimpse into your theme. 2019’s trend is calligraphy style fonts with a marble and palm background…#Goals

Head Space

The veil has long been a traditional symbol of a bride but it appears that 2019 is bringing us plenty of alternatives. Bridal hair chains are hot on trend with diamonds and floral designs.

Music to your ears

When considering entertainment there are endless possibilities! Due to the previously mentioned Royal Wedding affect, quartets and harps are becoming increasingly popular. These classical touches reflect the elegance of a wedding day to remember.

Now you are up to date, you are ready to plan your wedding! Still haven’t found a venue? Save money for these extras with our £2,999 + VAT deal!
Want to know more? Contact us: events@themountrooms.co.uk

Booking your perfect Honeymoon

Your wedding is booked and the planning has commenced, but so many couples are so busy with this, they forget to research or even book their perfect honeymoon in good time.

We all dream of white sands and taking a tip to Bora Bora, right? As much as we want to keep up with the Kardashians, weddings are expensive. It’s so important to set a budget for both the big day and your much needed break after.

Below we will take the hassle out for you and pointing you in the right direction!

Location, Location, Location!

According to BrideBook the most popular honeymoon destinations are Europe (25%) UK (12%) and USA (11%) and with this in mind there are no rules on where to go on honeymoon - it can be anywhere that reflects you as a couple. Lying on a beach, trekking up a mountain or exploring city life - it’s your choice! Your Honeymoon will be something you remember forever, so make it memorable and something you will talk about for years to come.

Save, Save, Save!

The average honeymoon costs £4,000 - so gather those pennies well in advance. Many couples ask guests to contribute to their honeymoon pot (if they can) as a wedding gift. This may bump up your savings - and don’t forget spending money!

Shop around!

The internet is a wonderful thing, but it has been known to catch people out. When booking through sited make sure they are ATOL protected and have a good reputation!

Travel Agents

If you are looking for a specific holiday, there’s no harm in visiting a travel agent to see what they can do for you! They can put in special requests to resorts etc to let them know its your honeymoon! After months of wedding planning - you deserve to be pampered!

Insurance

If you are travelling outside of the UK, insurance is an absolute must. Covering you from cancellations to medical emergencies. Insurance doesn’t have to cost you the earth, shop around or visit your local post office to enquire.

Excursions & Trips

Keep in mind, you are going to a destination of your dreams and therefore you will want to explore. Set aside money for any extra trips or tours - and shop around various tour operators.

Sun, Sun, Sun?

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to check the weather forecast. If you are going to the Caribbean, you will want to avoid monsoon/hurricane season which usually falls between June - November.
If you want hot summer sun in July, you’re better off heading through Europe.

Research is key

Trip Advisor will be your best friend in this stage of planning. Browse through hundreds of reviews and pictures all taken by travellers. Keep in mind that sometimes people only post negative comments on there, and don’t take it all too seriously (unless they are all bad)
YouTube is also a brilliant platform for researching not just resorts but local areas too.

Packing

Most couples jet off the day after their wedding, if this is the case - don’t leave the packing until the morning! Set aside some time in the week leading up to your big day to pack your stuff. That way you won’t risk forgetting any items and won’t be desperately running around seeking a phone charger!

Relax!

Wherever your honeymoon takes you, make sure you relax and take everything in! You’ll never get this time again.. so make sure you enjoy every second as a newly married couple!

How to plan your wedding in just 12 months

Just like that - 2019 is here, and it is an exciting year for many. If you got engaged over the Christmas period – 2019 could be the year to tie the knot, so it’s time to put down the decorations, turn off the Christmas music, and plan your wedding!
According to a recent survey, the average time couples take between their engagement and wedding is 15 months, but if you are eager, this is the blog for you! We will take you through our tips to ensure you get that dream wedding, fast.
Weddings are expensive, right? This is a huge limit to many people. Don’t forget, here at The Mount Rooms you can get married in pure luxury and elegance in a stunning modern hotel just off the welsh coast for an affordable price.

Here are our tips to plan a wedding in 12 months:

-          Choose your date (This can be random, or a date that means something special to you)

-          Select your budget (Keep in mind prices for deposits that are needed to secure dates)

-          Do a draft guest list, so you can inform your venue

-          Check your venue has your dates available & book

-          Book photographer (Do research first, check out their website and social media!)

-          Book in dates for flowers, cars, DJ, hair/make up and any other extras you want

-          Purchase wedding rings (Allow time for resizing and personalisation)

-          Choose your bridal party

-          Get your dress/suits

-          Order invites/ Save the dates (Keep in mind printing sites such as Zazzle & Vista Print)

-          Look for bridal party dresses/suits

-          Plan stag/hen party

-          Book your Honeymoon

These are basic steps to apply to your wedding planning, you may require more due to adding extras!

If you would like more information on our packages, don’t be shy! Drop us an email - events@themountrooms.co.uk OR give us a bell on 01446 370145