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Supplier spotlight: 'Something Borrowed' share their wedding tips

This week, one of our preferred wedding suppliers, Something Borrowed Prop Hire, will be providing an insight and offering advice on what they believe makes a wedding truly special.

Who are you, what do you do and where do you work?

Well to start at the very beginning – we are Something Borrowed Prop Hire. We supply venue décor and styling through the use of our rental props. Our props include our Illuminated Love Letters and Light Crates, the crowd-pleasing Donut Wall, our stunning vintage Floral-Framed Mirror and post box as well as our latest prop – our ivory Prosecco Wall. The Prosecco Wall holds 45 glasses with space at the bottom for decoration such as flowers or bottles of your chosen beverage and comes with the choice of ‘Cheers’, ‘Bubbly’ or ‘Prosecco’ in gold lettering to sit on top of the wall.

What’s special about working with you?

We started Something Borrowed when we were planning our own wedding, we absolutely fell in love with everything wedding related and knew that we wanted to be able to add something special to another couple’s big day. We are completely transparent about our prices and pride ourselves on our high-quality props. Our props are all handmade by my husband Ed - a carpenter, who works incredibly hard to ensure all our props are made to the highest standard possible. We are constantly adding news props to our collection in order to keep up to date with the latest wedding trends. We believe that wedding planning should be stress-free and enjoyable therefore we will do everything in our power to accommodate our brides and grooms, one way in which we do this is by offering a bespoke package deal option for those couples who would like to use more than one of our props.

What is your main priority on the ‘Big day’?

Our main priority is as it should be – to ensure our brides and grooms are as happy and relaxed as possible. We will be in communication with our couples in the lead up to the big day to ensure they are happy with the plans in place. We provide a professional delivery, set up and collection service meaning that our couples need do nothing but relax and enjoy their wedding.

What advice would you offer a Bride and Groom in the lead-up to the wedding?

I think when it comes to advice regarding the lead-up to the wedding, we would suggest simply being as organised as possible, it is important to prioritise what is most important to you as a couple, how you want your venue decorated and how the different aspects of your wedding can fit together and complement each other. An example being the photography – our Love Letters make a fantastic backdrop for photographs, we love seeing how our couples can be so creative in the positioning of our props. One of our favourite locations for our love letters is on the dancefloor – it makes for the most stunning photographs when doing that all important first dance. The most important piece of advice we can offer however is this… whilst planning a wedding can at times seem a little daunting, enjoy every second of it. It is a day you will remember for the rest of your lives celebrated with your nearest and dearest, make it personal to you and try and take in every moment – including the planning.

What are your top tips for planning a wedding?

Our top tips would be:

  1.  Do your research – take the time to sit down and plan. It is a day designed entirely by yourselves to suit your style and taste. Buy wedding magazines and look online to get as much inspiration as you can.
  2. Take advantage of wedding fairs and open days – Bruisyard Hall is a stunning venue, they often have wedding fairs and open days which give you the opportunity to see your venue decorated and set up for a wedding. It gives you a fantastic idea of space and allows you to be able to envision how your special day may look. It is also an opportunity to talk to the team and get to know the members of staff that you will be working with in the lead-up to and on the day itself.
  3. Take time for yourselves. A wedding can be incredibly busy, you are seeing members of family you may not have seen for a long time and catching up with old friends, but if you can – try and steal a few minutes at some point in the day , maybe when you are with your photographer to just be with your partner. Sharing a quiet moment just the two of you will be a moment you will always remember and will give you a chance to catch your breath. 
  4. Finally – Don’t stress! – Your day will be absolutely perfect whether it is rain or shine, whether everything goes exactly according to plan or not. Try to be as organised as you can be in the lead-up and then on the day just ENJOY the day. It is after all about marrying the love of your life all the other bits will fall in to place.

For more information please visit the Something Borrowed Prop Hire website.