FAQs and expert advice about balloons & decoration

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourbristolsomerset.wedding


Bring me a higher love

Bring me a higher love

Q. What are your trend predicitions for 2023?

A. Lynne Panes says: "More couples are considering sustainability when choosing wedding suppliers and styling. Hiring your décor is a great way to keep costs down and be more eco-conscious about your big day. Plus, you can get better quality items and more for less money. As wedding stylists since 2015, specialising in prop hire, we've always created sustainable weddings that not only look fabulous, but are kind to the environment and your pocket.

"Wedding sweetheart and couples' tables are more popular and a little less traditional, offering a more intimate option on your wedding day. These are also useful when complicated family dynamics come into play. The sweetheart table is a small table where you can both sit together rather than having a top table with family and close friends. If your family group is too large for a top table this is a fantastic solution. Trestle tables will also be more popular for guests in 2023 decked in vintage brass candlesticks and fabric runners.

"Ceremony flower arches and statement wedding backdrops will both be popular choices for 2023. Large statement floral installations such as asymmetrical arches are a fantastic option for framing the front of your ceremony, before repurposing as reception focal points. Floral meadows too make wonderful aisle arrangements and can be transformed into centrepieces later in the day. Flowers are big budget items, but definitely worth it. If you can add dried flowers and grasses, this can make your pennies stretch further as well as adding plenty of beautiful texture."

Lynne Panes, Rustic Rentals