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The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast | Plan your perfect wedding day with experienced wedding planner, coordinator and consultant, Zoë Binning.

The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast | Plan your perfect wedding day with experienced wedding planner, coordinator and consultant, Zoë Binning.
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The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast | Plan your perfect wedding day with experienced wedding planner, coordinator and consultant, Zoë Binning.




Sparkle Like Markle

12. The seven hot new US trends that Meghan Markle could bring to the forthcoming Royal Wedding; Zoë visits the new wedding venue that once saw the world's first million pound cheque being written; and she gives her views on who should sit at the top table at the wedding breakfast.

Duration: 00:24:02

1.11 The One Thing I'd Do Differently...

In an end of series finale, Zoë hears stories from former brides and grooms about the one thing they wish they'd done differently on their wedding day. Plus all the advice you need to make sure you avoid similar scenarios.

Duration: 00:16:32

1.10 If Music Be The Food of Love...

Zoë runs through her Top 10 tips to get your wedding day music to hit the right note. Advice includes what you can and can't play at your ceremony; whether to have music in your wedding breakfast; what a band will require from you; and what to consider for that first dance.

Duration: 00:10:31

1.9 Let Them Eat Cake!

Zoë speaks to Zoë O'Sullivan from the Vale Cake Boutique in Barry, South Wales about the different styles and flavours of wedding cakes. We're talking chocolate cake, lemon cake, victoria sponge, the traditional fruit cake, plus advice on dessert tables, fake tiers and groom's cakes. WARNING - This podcast will make you hungry!!!

Duration: 00:26:28

BONUS EPISODE: Wedding Favours

In this short episode, originally part of episode 1.8, Zoë gives her lowdown on all types of wedding favours (or wedding favors if you're on the other side of the pond) including miniatures, candles, chocolates, gift bags for children, selfie sticks and disposable cameras.

Duration: 00:05:39

1.8 Sort Out Your Stationery

Zoë gives the lowdown on the different types of wedding stationery available. Also, what to include on your save the date cards, invitations and RSVPs. And the stationery you're going to need for the day itself, including table plans, name cards and menus. Plus, Zoë gives you her take on whether to allocate seating to each of your guests.

Duration: 00:23:58

1.7 Wedding Flowers

Zoë is joined by Beth Forbes-Simpson, owner for Forbesfield floral design studio in Cardiff, to talk about the latest trends in wedding flowers, ideas for floral arrangements and a sense of how much wedding flowers cost.

Duration: 00:31:50

1.6 It's All About The Dress

It's all about finding the wedding dress of your dreams this week, as Zoë speaks to wedding dress shop owner, Aoife O'Gorman, about styles of dresses, fabrics, designers and accessories. Plus, what should you be wary of if you buy your dress online.

Duration: 00:31:59

1.5 Booking Your Photographer

Once you've got a venue and a date sorted, the first supplier on your list should be a wedding photographer. Zoë is joined by Roz and Kirsty, from Roz and Kirsty Photography in Swansea, to discuss the steps you need to take in booking a photographer that's right for you.

Duration: 00:30:40

1.4 Styling your Wedding (and my love hate relationship with Pinterest)

What do you want your big day to look like? Feel like? Everything from colours to table names will say something about you as a couple, so in this episode, Zoë and her business partner, Hannah Bousouf, give you ideas on how could add some real style to your wedding. Plus there are some words of warning about getting your inspiration solely from Pinterest.

Duration: 00:26:55

1.3 Money, Money, Money!

You've been dreaming of this day since you were little. But will you have enough money to have the kind of day you've been planning your whole life? As your attention starts to turn to the bank balance (or at least, it should do), Zoë takes you through everything you need to know in order to bring your big day in on budget - and the common pitfalls to avoid a massive overspend.

Duration: 00:17:28

1.2 The Six Secrets To Picking The Perfect Wedding Venue

It's all about location, location, location in this edition, as Zoë lets you into her six secrets for making sure your wedding venue is right for you. Plus everything you needed to know about church, civil and humanist wedding ceremonies.

Duration: 00:19:43

1.1 The first 5 things to sort for your perfect wedding day

Congratulations! You've just got engaged! Enjoy the warm glow of this truly magical moment. But when you put the champagne flute down and finally stop staring at the ring, what do you do next? In the first of a new series, experienced wedding planner, Zoë Binning guides you through the first five things to get sorted to make that wedding day perfect.

Duration: 00:16:02