What’s Cooking in 2019 – Our Favourite Caterers Tell All

Well I don’t know about you but I’m rather missing all the festive foodie delights this month, so I thought it only fitting to cheer our palettes as we navigate the rest of winter with a two-part feature on what’s going to be cooking in your wedding kitchens during 2019. I asked a selection of my favourite old and new caterers, with a collective tonne of wedding experience, to share their...

From A Bride’s Perspective: Making a couple’s life easier after choosing your venue

This is the second in a series I’m really excited about bringing to you, my lovely wedding venue readers.  This blog feature is written by Eleanor Hopkins. Eleanor is a former team member of both my wedding planning and consulting business and is currently a bride in the midst of planning her own beautiful wedding. Knowing Eleanor well, although she is absolutely unique, she very much typifies the thinking and lifestyle...

Social media – Tips, Tricks and Techniques

I think we all have the message that social media is VITAL in communicating our message to our millennial audiences of couples who spend an increasing amount of time on their smartphones researching and planning their wedding.  Year on year and month on month I’m hearing of more and more successes with effective use of social media. It’s becoming not just a brand-awareness marketing tool, but potential customers are sending...

An Exclusive Event for Wedding Planners at 113 Chancery Lane, London

Growth in the UK wedding planning business has flourished before our eyes over the past 10 years and we have found that Planners themselves are playing an integral part in a venue’s growth and development within the wedding market. Today I’d like to share with you a client case study detailing exactly how we worked with one of our ambitious venue clients, introducing them to the wedding planning market in...

3D Tours – how do they work and why should your venue have one?

They are much talked about and like a lot of tech, are starting to become the norm and to be expected and demanded by the modern millennial bridal customer. So what do you need to know about 3D tours? How do they work?  What’s the latest tech out there and what are the benefits to you and your venue? Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Liv Rafferty, of HeadBox, who...

Powering up for quarter 4

I don’t know about you but the older I get the more I love autumn.  Bright sunny days, the changing colour of the trees, the opportunity to unpack my boots and don snuggly knitwear, and most of all, the start of autumn feels like a chance to reboot, refocus and make the most of the rest of the year.  With that in mind, I thought I’d share some strategies (that...

Venues with Heart – How Character Can Really Make An Impact

Let’s hear it for the wonderful Danielle Rolfe, from elegant private home and characterful wedding venue, Penton Park. I’m privileged to be consulting with Danielle, her husband Guy and the whole Rolfe family (who are the most inspiring, hard working, committed, energetic and warm-hearted people). The Rolfe family are an absolute asset to the wedding industry, with a genuine collaborative spirit and couples who choose Penton Park are in for a...

BLOG POST: From A Bride’s Perspective – Sustainable Wedding Choices

I’m thrilled to be introducing you to a brand new voice on the Kelly Chandler Consulting blog. This is the first in a series I’m really excited about bringing to you, my lovely wedding venue readers.  Enter: Eleanor Hopkins. Eleanor is a former team member of both my wedding planning and consulting business and is currently a bride in the midst of planning her own beautiful wedding. Knowing Eleanor well,...

Photo Shoots – How they work

Question... Should you build photo shoots into your planned promotional and marketing activity as a successful wedding venue? Absolutely! Whereas inspiration shoots used to be purely for the ultra-creative industries, they are now an essential ingredient in building a successful venue business and being able to present and importantly attract your target market, whatever and whoever that market is.  I see great results time and again with my venue clients...

Revolutionising Wedding Ceremonies – Pilot Scheme News

This blog is dedicated to sharing news of a progressive pilot scheme I have recently heard about, which could revolutionise the way that wedding ceremonies are conducted and lead to far increased opportunities for venues to welcome more weddings. This initiative is particularly exciting for tapping into the trend for more personal bespoke ceremonies conducted by independent celebrants and the surge in demand for ceremonies in outside places and spaces...