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Wedding Planner creates ‘Sweet 15’ initiative to help industry suppliers during lockdown

It’s truly inspiring to see the creativity of Wedding Professionals during these challenging pandemic times – as the saying goes “People are Like Tea Bags. You Never Know How Strong They Are Until You Put Them in Hot Water” so here is a fab idea that one Luxury Wedding Planner has created, and you can get involved too.

Luxury wedding planner, Constance Taylor, has devised a ‘Sweet 15’ initiative that will allow couples to get married in lockdown with 15 attendees and the whole day coming in at £15,000.

As much as this initiative is geared towards couples desperate to tie the knot in the next six months, it is also a conscious move to help suppliers in the wedding industry who are struggling under the government’s coronavirus restrictions.

The ‘Sweet 15’ Initiative is ideal for couples and suppliers. Credit Constance Doyle Photographer

Collaborating with other local suppliers

Constance, owner of Mrs T Weddings, has grouped together a team of her best suppliers and venues across Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, who are offering substantial discounts on micro weddings that adhere to the 15 person limit currently in place.

The government announcement reducing the number of wedding guests to 15 has been another blow for the industry which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Amidst cancellations and rescheduling, Constance spotted an opportunity:

“Lots of couples are fed up of waiting any longer and desperately want to get married in 2020 and early 2021, so I wanted to find a solution to the problem that would work for both clients and suppliers,” says Taylor, “There are thousands of venues and suppliers up and down the country who are losing business and income, so I came up with ‘Sweet 15’ as a way for couples to get married safely and affordably, and to keep numerous businesses afloat during this difficult time.”

What does it cover?

Under her Sweet 15 initiative, Mrs T Weddings will plan a complete wedding scaled to 15 attendees for a total of £15,000. This covers everything – venue, dresses, suits, flowers, catering, rings, hair, make-up, cake, favours, stationery, décor, transport, celebrant, musicians and more.

According to a national wedding survey conducted by Hitched, the average UK wedding costs £31,974 with many couples going over their initial budget. Sweet 15 keeps the costs to a set figure, with a range of high-quality suppliers on board to complete a dream wedding at a fraction of many couples’ planned budgets.

Constance says, ‘I have a full roster of suppliers and venues that service high-end weddings, ready and waiting to help couples get married, but I am always looking for more to expand the offering. We all want to be able to help couples have the perfect day while adhering to social distancing measures.’

How can you get involved?

If you are a wedding supplier that can service the regions of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, and would like to be involved in Mrs T’s Sweet 15, please contact Constance Taylor HERE

Here are the list of suppliers involved in creating the styled shoot for the ‘Sweet 15’ initiative.

Planner/Stylist Mrs T Weddings instagram facebook
Venue Tip Top Venues instagram facebook
Photographer Constance Doyle instagram facebook
Videographer Real Time Creations instagram
Florist Harding & Bloom instagram facebook
Make Up & Hair Carla for Cesca instagram facebook
Furniture/Decor Ineko Home instagram facebook
Moongate and Balloons By The Event Stylists instagram facebook
Bridal Accessories Rachel Sokhal instagram facebook
Bridal Wear Bowen Dryden instagram facebook
Grooms wear Chimney Formal Menswear instagram facebook
Catering The Brother’s Supper instagram facebook
Cake Oh My Cakery instagram facebook
Celebrant Helen Noble –Celebrant of Surrey instagram facebook
Stationery Millie Stone instagram instagram
VW Van Silk & Satin Weddings instagram facebook
Jewellery Phelans instagram facebook
Real Couple Laura and Harry

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