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By modefor, Jun 12 2019 08:58AM

We’ve all heard the term ‘Bridezilla.’


I’m so thankful that I’ve always had the best clients and never had any ‘Bridezillas.’


But I want to introduce you to another player in the wedding planning and wedding day scenario.

The ‘Mumzilla.’


One of the greatest causes of stress for couples when planning a wedding is a ‘Mumzilla,’ as this is a creature no-one will or can say ‘No’ too!


But I do say a massive ‘NO’ to the Mumzilla.


When it comes to planning a wedding, there is a role for everyone to play, even if that’s just a supporting role, but the most important thing to remember is this wedding only belongs to two people; the couple getting married.


Unfortunately, whilst sometimes it does come from a place of love and wanting to help, some Mums overstep the mark; running the show, making the decisions, controlling the guest list, deciding on the décor, choosing the canapés and even picking the dress. None of these responsibilities fall on a ‘mum’ unless it has been specifically requested or for a particular reason that the couple can’t do it themselves.


Now, I’ve actually met a few Mumzillas and I am not scared of them and have put them back in their cages, but often I see Mums swooping in and controlling the whole shebang when the couple would love nothing more than a ‘do’ in the back garden with all their mates and beer pong, but what they got was a full stately manor with white doves.


The bottom line is, if you’re a Mum, rein it in. Check in with yourself that you're not being a little OTT. This is NOT your wedding. Be supportive, be exactly what your offspring need you to be, but don’t take over the show and you certainly don’t get to dictate what and how things are done or who comes to celebrate, even if you are footing the bill. Of course, you get to make requests and have ideas and be a part of the process if that’s right, but even if you’re financially responsible, this payment does not give you the authority to hijack the whole day.


Let the couple have their day.


Help your daughter be the calm bride or son be the calm groom. Help, love and support, please do not add to the stress, strain and already present pressure that comes with planning a wedding.


Got a Mumzilla issue? Drop me a message and I’ll help you reduce the stress levels.


Much Love

Tabby xxx


#thecalmbride #theweddingfixer #createmyhappy

By modefor, May 14 2019 08:52AM

Dear Brides


Are you finding planning your wedding slightly overwhelming?


Do you feel anxious about fitting in ‘that’ dress?


Do you feel stressed out by family or friends?


Are you fighting battles over who you should invite, be that adults or children?


Are you worried about sticking to budget?


Do you just want to enjoy the whole process but don’t feel that you can?


Are you nervous about being the centre of attention?


Are you concerned that members of your family won’t get along on the day?


Are you starting to dread your own wedding day?


Has the answer to any of the above questions been ‘yes’?


If so, I want to help you and take all that stress away and become calm and stress free.


This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and your mental wellbeing should be a priority during the planning of your wedding and that’s what I’m here to help you with.


With over two decades planning and producing events and weddings I have helped thousands of clients and what my brides will tell you is how I kept them calm and made the whole planning process and wedding day stress free.


This is my aim and my focus is on your wellbeing as you prepare for one of the most exciting experiences of your life. I’m here to support you as you plan your big day.


Working with you for just one session to get your mindset in a good place or throughout your engagement I will help you to develop the mental resilience to love every moment of your wedding journey. ‘The Calm Bride’ is for you and what you will become.


Working exclusively with you to plan and produce your wedding or working alongside your existing planner and suppliers, my priority is you and my expertise and experience are at your disposal.


Want to know more? Then contact me via our website for more information on becoming #thecalmbride


Much Love

Tabby xxx

#thecalmbride #theweddingfixer #createmyhappy




By modefor, Mar 27 2017 01:55PM

A week on from being in Switzerland working with the fabulous musicians of the Echo du Jorat Brass Band, I’ve been pondering why the concert Simon and I took part in had such a huge impact on me when, to be quite frank, the idea of playing in a brass band concert in the UK leaves me somewhat cold these days.


That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed a couple of the last concerts I’ve played in here in Blighty. Before Christmas I had the great pleasure of playing for the Rothwell Temperance Band in two concerts and well, what a band that is! A superb standard band with a great Musical Director that puts a little twist on the musical choices to keep programmes fresh, plus a full, appreciative audience. What a great combo!


The fact is though, I loved our Switzerland gig because it wasn’t just a concert. It was a whole performance and event packaged up with every element that made the musicians and audience happy and wanting more.


For years, bands, choirs and other musical groups in the UK have put on a concert for audiences to enjoy, but with a decline in audience sizes, less disposable income for people to spend on attending concerts and let’s face it, a general apathy towards supporting the arts, concerts are struggling to compete with other social invitations.


Maybe it’s just because groups are not offering the paying guests enough? Maybe it’s time for a shake-up and to think outside the box.


The format for our Swiss adventure went something like this….

8.30pm – Concert… A great concert in two halves with new music, easy listening music, great soloists (all of which did an encore of their entire solo again). During the interval, there was the usual drinks, raffle etc… everything you’d expect to help ‘up the revenue.’

11pm – Concert finishes. Lots of happy musicians and very happy paying guests…none of which leave the venue….


So, what happens next you may ask? Well, it was at this point that everyone chipped in and seemingly this was just the beginning of the night… A local folk band started playing, people started dancing, the local food and wine was flowing, everyone had their role to play and there was a room of the biggest, happiest party I’ve seen in a while…and they were still going five or six hours later! It was truly brilliant and a tremendous, happy atmosphere.


But it isn’t rocket science to make it such a success; quite simply the concert wasn’t just a concert. It was a whole performance event and party which became a great celebration of music, food and drink.


Now, like the best culinary recipes, surely that’s the way forward with performances…simple quality ingredients put together well to create the ultimate sensation.

Food (and music) for thought…


Tabby xxx




By modefor, Feb 19 2017 11:15AM

Hargate Hall in Wormhill, Buxton is one of our favourite wedding venues so we were delighted by the fact that our first wedding of 2017 was planned for this fabulous Peak District venue.

Emma and Chris had chosen this exclusive wedding venue and just three months before the big day we met with them over dinner at our gorgeous Rose Cottage to discuss what we could do to make their wedding weekend perfect. Our first stop for Hargate couples is to invite them to dinner so we can chat all things ‘Hargate Weddings,’ plus, as it’s our catering services which are very popular at Hargate, we get to tempt them with some fabulous and relaxed style dining.

With Chris being a wine merchant we knew we had to create a menu that matched his wine tastes so it was great to create a fabulous tasting menu and both Emma and Chris had some great ideas to create a fabulous menu for their guests. It was a great first meet-up, made better by the attendance of the fabulous ‘Myf’ or ‘Myfanwy’ their very cute and well behaved dog!

Services were booked and another couple left us happy not only with their catering choices but the fact we offer so much more. As wedding and event planners and coordinators first and foremost, we are there to help Hargate couples plan and run every aspect of their wedding, guaranteeing they get completely relaxed, fun and professionally run wedding.

Friday 27 January 2017 soon came around and it was time to pack-up and head to Buxton and set-up, helping to dress the marquee with Emma’s vision of green and pinks with paper cranes and a few little pigs and get everything organised for Saturday’s wedding before we had a well-earned meal at our favourite restaurant, The Merchant’s Yard in Tideswell (a must for anyone in the Buxton area!).

Despite being a cold weekend in January everything was set for their wedding and as Saturday arrived our fabulous team was set and ready to go. The gents were dressed in traditional Welsh kilts and Emma looked stunning in a dress made by Chris’ mum and Myf was suitably attired with a green bowtie!

It was another successful weekend wedding that had great, fun people, wine and fabulous food and once again our fabulous Mode for…Events team delivered a professional and approachable service that once again made me super proud of what we do and how we do it.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Pritchard and well done #teammodefor.

Tabby xx


Venue: Hargate Hall Wormhill, Buxton


Menu:

Starter: Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup

Main: Slow roasted Tuscan Ox Cheek with Mashed Potatoes & Heritage Carrots

Dessert: Handmade Panna Cotta with Spiced Apple & Pear Compote


Mode for....Events Services: Catering with full coordination.


Team: Tabby, Simon, Abigayle, Elizabeth, Tais & Rachel (thanks to Sam from Ancilla for supplying Tais & Rachel).


Flowers: Moss & Clover



By modefor, Feb 15 2017 07:00AM

Our lives at Mode for…Events are ensconced in the most amazing world of creativity, inspiration and all round wonderfulness. We are very lucky in that every day we do what we want to do. We carve our own path through life, never saying ‘no’ to ideas and projects and as a consequence every day is different.


This way, we continually develop our diverse business doing things we are passionate about.

Day to day we could be planning weddings, planning, designing and styling events, managing venues and events, being musicians, recommending and supplying amazing industry colleagues to clients, creating menus and surrounded by fabulous food and wine, or travelling to explore, be inspired and create our next project. We have no limits and we love it.


Quite simply, our ethos is to do what we love and love what we do and at this we succeed. We make the rules and trends and we don’t follow them! We execute everything with passion and professionalism whilst keeping super relaxed. We are always on the lookout for new projects and ways to develop and diversify. Our number one priority is how we work with our clients, colleagues and industry friends and we have a reputation for supporting and collaborating to strengthen ourselves and everyone around us. It’s an exciting and unique place to be!


So, in honour of our hand-carved Mode for…Events culture, we’re excited to offer up the opportunity for people to join us, with the launch of three exciting, yet varied Summer internship positions.

We’re so excited about meeting new people, working with and being inspired by them and that’s why we’re keen to invite passionate people to join our amazing world.


Whether you are just wanting to see if it’s the world for you, or perhaps you have just started out as an independent wedding or events business and would like mentoring and more experience, this could be the perfect opportunity for you, as not only will you work with us, you will also gain experience and opportunities from some of our closest and most respected weddings and events friends in several different fields of the industry.


So, don’t hesitate, read our info and see if this could be something for you.

I can’t wait to hear from you.

Tabby xxx


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