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...

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...

Working With Florists – Tips and Advice from Guest Expert Emma Soulsby

Today, with great pleasure, I’ve handed my blog over to the floral genius - Emma Soulsby. Emma has worked with me on a number of projects (you may recognise her designs if you attended my spring SHINE training sessions).  She also works successfully with a number of my venue clients – in fact, of the images you see, both Two Temple Place and Somerley House are past clients of Kelly...

Soirée 15 – Life’s for Celebrating

This blog is dedicated to an event I decided to host at the beginning of this year which took place on 23rd May at the gorgeous Strawberry Hill House. I felt the time was most definitely NOW to host a celebration of my own in honour of my 15 successful years in the wedding industry. So the concept for Soirée 15 was born. Parties, events & special celebrations run through my...

Guest Blog – Ananya Cards

Today I’ve got a blog-takeover in action and you’re in the very fine hands of the wonderful Vaishali of Ananya Cards. Vaishali Shah and her team have their fingers on the pulse of all things design, creative and print; they certainly leave a mark with each of their lovingly crafted designs which are a joy to receive in the post.  As we know it’s harder and harder to stand out...

– NEW PROGRAMME – Shine Online Training Programme for wedding venues and spaces

SHINE ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR WEDDING VENUES Helping your venue get more enquiries, convert more business and delight more wedding clients. After delivering multiple sell-out in-person SHINE workshops for 3 years, I’ve got the message that more venues want to up-level & grow AND access my knowledge to help them do just that. With your busy schedule, travel & geography factors, I’m delighted to have created an ONLINE version of...

What’s to Drink?

I’m dedicating this blog to all things liquid and all things beverage. If your venue or caterers are still serving up orange juice as the default soft drink option and if you’re assuming that your millennial couple will happily pick the half bottle of house wine in your wedding package, then it’s time for a rethink to keep you trend-relevant and appealing to increasingly discerning potential wedding customers. Just as...