Planning a Local Wedding Made Easy -

Planning a Local Wedding Made Easy

The Wedding Secret Online Wedding Planning Resource.

Planning one of the most important days of your lives may seem like a daunting task, but don’t panic, there are plenty of fantastic resources out there to take advantage of!

Planning one of the most important days of your lives may seem like a daunting task, but don’t panic, there are plenty of fantastic resources out there to take advantage of! The Wedding Secret is a great example of such a resource that can help you plan your big day all in one (web)space, and in a specific location to boot! Read on to find out more about how they can help…

Wedding Ideas & Planning - The Wedding Secret – Free Wedding Website

Location, location, location

The Wedding Secret was born out of the fact that weddings take place in a given, fixed place. Whether it’s a field in the middle of the Cotswolds, a grand country manor or a hotel in a city centre, finding local venues and suppliers is the very foundation of planning your big day.

Rather than wasting time Googling ‘wedding venues in Bristol’ or ‘wedding photographers in Bedminster’ for example, or navigating around Google maps or Yellow Pages, The Wedding Secret helps by allowing users to enter the postcode or wider area of where they are looking to get married (or even their venue’s postcode if they have one). Lots of venues and suppliers will then show up in exactly the area they are looking at.

Your wedding location

Go to and enter the postcode or wider area of where you are looking to get married.

Useful Planning Tools

In order to access the location tool, users need to register with The Wedding Secret, a service which is always completely free. Here they can login and enter some of their details, along with where they are based, and access all of TWS’ free to use tools.

From a fantastic ‘Inspire Me’ gallery, where users can view all images uploaded to the website and save to their own scrapbook, to a budgeter, checklist and more, the website offers a well-rounded platform for planning a truly special event.

The Wedding Secret 'Location Tool'

Register with The Wedding Secret to access the 'location tool'

Find Your Dream Wedding Venue

One of the first steps on your wedding planning journey will be finding your perfect venue. From grand country estates to barns, fields on farms, hotels, caves, castles and chapels, The Wedding Secret has been hard at work and has gathered together a huge collection of reputable establishments across England and Wales.

You can use the site to sift through venues in the area you are looking at and find out loads more information about them, such as capacities, prices, history and the like, and then go on to get in touch with them or visit the venue’s own website.

Find your perfect venue

The Wedding Secret has a huge collection of reputable establishments across England and Wales

Source Local Suppliers

Once your venue is booked, users often return to The Wedding Secret to find more suppliers they need to make their wedding day a well-rounded, resounding success. There they can find their dream photographer, have the most delicious cake baked for you, arrange gorgeous flowers, find a specialist marquee company and so much more.

The Wedding Secret also helps you sort out the little extra details that you might not have thought of. Source a professional wedding band, fireworks, photo booths, singing waiters, personalised labelled wine bottles, ice cream and mobile catering options such as fish and chip vans and hog roasts. There’s lots of fun creative stuff on there to get creativity flowing.

Source local suppliers

Source local suppliers at


The Wedding Secret also specialise in showcasing some fantastic dress shops across the country, not to mention the many dress designers who fashion their own gowns in house under their own steam. From vintage to modern, every style of wedding dress conceivable can be found through The Wedding Secret.

The Wedding Secret dress shops

The Wedding Secret showcase some fantastic dress shops and dress designers across the country

Plan a Roaring Hen and Stag Do

It’s not just the big day that needs organising. With the ever rising popularity of big stag and hen weekends, you will want to start thinking about sorting out your last big blowout before you get hitched and tie the knot! Have a thorough browse through their listings of hen and stag options, which include everything from the likes of accommodation, activities such as go-karting, airsoft, cocktail making, chocolate and truffle making courses and crafty garter making sessions to enjoy with your favourite guys and girls.

Hen & Stag Do's with

Have a browse through the listings of hen and stag options on

Why Plan Online?

And finally – websites such as The Wedding Secret got us re-thinking about why planning any kind of event (but especially weddings) online is such a special way of going about things.

In this day and age, pretty much everything is accessible at your fingertips. Gone are the days that you would need to rely on your chosen venue’s preferred suppliers list or solely word of mouth recommendations – mainly because that sort of information is now so readily available online on directories such as The Wedding Secret.

Wedding fayres are still and always will be a fantastic resource for planning a wedding, as nothing does beat seeing example products in the person, but never the less, it’s important to get out of that bubble and think outside the box too.

In the end, it all boils down to choice – look beyond your local hotel’s favourite suppliers, look beyond those same old suppliers that attend wedding fayres. Get online and start planning your dream wedding!