Nicole recently returned from a wedding planning trip in London! Emily and Tom are getting married outside of London later this year, and they, along with Emily’s mom, decided to spend a few days in the area meeting with vendors and getting the lay of the land. We were lucky enough to travel with Nicole’s hubby and destination wedding photographer, Ian, who documented not only the couple, but some of the planning as well. More on their shoots around London to come!
Since this was Nicole’s first on site experience as a London wedding planner, we asked her for a list of things that she had learned about travel and planning a wedding overseas.
Nicole’s Fun Facts:
Travel a few days early! The bride and groom’s plane filled with smoke mid-flight while en route to London, and they ended up being delayed by a full day!
I like to take a piece of home with me… There’s a lot of things you don’t mess with – and coffee is one of them. We traveled with splenda and creamer… Don’t judge.
Receptions are called wedding breakfasts. (You should check out that wiki link, because the history behind why they call it a wedding breakfast is super interesting!) The tasting we had at Caper and Berry was beyond wonderful, and at their super cute tasting cottage!
They didn’t know what a rehearsal was! Apparently they are not a standard there. Who knew?!
Make sure to verify a GPS address before you give it to your guests! Just like in the states, sometimes the hotel does not pop up. You never want your guests to feel lost, especially in a different country.
Make sure international roaming is activated on your phone.
London, we cannot wait to be back to you in July!