Last Minute Weddings

Last Minute Weddings

Getting married last minute

Even at short notice your wedding day can be as magical as if you’d spent a lot longer in its planning. Here at TyGlyn you have a professional team with over 10 years’ experience in arranging and running weddings, and we can help with yours!

Planning a last-minute wedding can put you in a bit of a whirlwind, in a good way, as you organise and plan those details.

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

The key is to make divisive decisions and sticking to them! Avoid any stressful situations or confusion by prioritising those elements that time (i.e. your dress), whilst leaving less important and quick jobs till late (i.e. table decorations). Be flexible, as your preferred florist may already be fully booked with other bookings – in which case ask them for recommendations or DIY with help from family and friends.

Start off with booking your venue and your registrar or church – this’ll ensure you have all your legal requirements taken care of.


Talk to your bridal shop and let them know your deadline. They may be able to offer you “off the peg” dresses which could be altered to fit. You can also try specialist charity wedding shops, which take quality wedding dresses and after professional washing and cleaning sell them to others whilst making money for charity.

Grooms wear can be hired from specialists with less of a timescale issue. Try Dress for the Occasions. There are also plenty of options on the high street – try Debenhams for instance. It may be best that the groom and his groomsmen go and try these before ordering or buying as the measurements are important. Is their waist really 32 or are they in denial?

Gone are the days where bridesmaids wore the same identical dress (whether it suited them or not). For last-minute options let your maids choose from a selection of offerings shortlisted by you and are available from the high street. Choose complimenting colours with different styles.

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Absolutely no need to order the “save the date” stationery, mainly as you’ll have no time. Embrace technology and send emails or create a Facebook event or group.



Even though it’s a last-minute wedding it does not mean that you need to pay extra for services or supplies. In fact, it can sometimes mean the opposite, provided you are flexible.

Consider hiring a wedding planner and let them know what your budget is – try out Alaw Griffiths from Calon Wedding Planning. This would be especially useful if you are a busy person with no time to make the calls and go to appointments.

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On the other end of the scale, jump straight in and take the time to do it yourself. Provided you are organised and thrive in the hustle-and-bustle of event organising you will be just fine.

Here’s some ideas: –

  • Buy different sized iced wedding cakes from a supermarket and decorate with fresh flowers. Don’t forget to buy the dowels…
  • Ask a family friend to collect your flowers direct from your nearest flower distributor the day before your wedding. Cut these down to size to fit in jam jars – simple but effective. Your bridal bouquet could simply be 3 large blooms tied together with raffia.
  • DIY I pod discos are now a “thing”. If you’re having trouble finding a DJ, then hire an Ipod Disco for the night.
  • Take out a credit card that offers cashback or points for your purchases – you may be surprised as to how much you’ll save.
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Last Minute at TyGlyn

Getting married last-minute is very do-able and you’re going to be Mr and Mrs that much sooner.

TyGlyn has your last-minute wedding all wrapped up with a fabulous Last-Minute Wedding Package.

For a wedding showaround or further information call us on 01570 470625 or email


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Aberaeron wedding fayre

Why attend a wedding fayre or/and Bridal showcase?

Wedding Fayre and Bridal Showcases

Many wedding venues will very likely organise a wedding fayre / bridal showcase or maybe even an open day once a year at their location. The question is what’s the difference between them and why should you attend?

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Having flicked through bridal magazines and created your own Pinterest board it’s now time to put these ideas into action. A wedding fayre implies that there’ll be local wedding services and suppliers on hand at the venue. A perfect opportunity to discuss your ideas and vision with experts from the local area who very likely know the venue and will be able to deliver and set-up for you.

These are experts in their fields and have a wealth of knowledge and talent that can help you create your special day. Your wedding co-ordinator from the venue can point you in the right direction for reliable and well-regarded wedding services and suppliers.

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At a bridal showcase you should expect to see a fashion show or catwalk of bridal dresses, and possibly bridesmaids, groomsmen and even mother of the bride outfits. At TyGlyn’s bridal showcase in September 2018 the catwalk will take place around 12noon and will be featuring Chez Louise Bridal.

These events can be useful for you to see what the dresses look like in real life rather than the glamorous glossy images seen in professional photo’s. Bridal shops require pre-booking for fittings and if you have an idea of things you do (or don’t) like, it allows the shop assistant to choose appropriate dresses. Providing you a positive experience is their aim.

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An open day is more about the venue and far less about the services and suppliers of others. Expect to see tables laid-up as if ready for a wedding party, and possibly even the civil ceremony room dressed. Occasionally you may get a venue dresser who would showcase their skills with various adornments, table centres and decorations. A perfect opportunity to visualise how your day could look, especially if the venue is a little unusual or not run-of-the-mill.

Be wary though! If you’re expecting to talk to wedding suppliers you will be disappointed, as this is not about them – it’s about the venue.

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TyGlyn Wedding fayre and Bridal Showcase

At TyGlyn on the 16th September we are very lucky to have many of the local wedding services and suppliers present to help plan your day. Look at our dedicated page: –




Chez Louise Bridal will be showcasing her dresses with a catwalk at around midday – so please be earlier to avoid missing out.

Free Entry

As always, our wedding fayres are FREE, with a glass of fizz for the bride to be, and goody bags.

Should you need any further information on the wedding fayre please look at our dedicated page: –

TyGlyn wedding fayre and bridal showcase


Or call us on 01570 470625; or email