Okay, so we know you won’t actually be planning the entire perfect wedding yourself but once you accepted the job for the Maid of Honour you became an integral piece of the big day.
The question is, are you ready for it?
To help you help your bride when it comes to planning the perfect wedding we’ve drawn up a cheat sheet to make sure you are the best Maid of Honour you can possibly be.
You may have your ideas of what your own perfect wedding day would be but what about your Bride to be?
It’s important to know exactly how she wants her day to go unless of course, you are already well versed in every detail. Discover her dream wedding venue, the dream dress and do everything you can to help her make those dreams a reality.
When it comes to bridesmaids, we all know they can get a little rebellious at times so it’s your job to herd them like a professional cattle wrangler. You are leader of the bridesmaids for the foreseeable future so let them know who’s boss, like Beyonce.
If one doesn’t like the dress or the other doesn’t like the fancy dress theme for the hen party, tough!
It’s up to you to keep the peace and get them to the dress fittings, hair and make-up tests, bridal shower and then hen party in an orderly fashion and with a smile.
Start your hen party plans by listening to your Bride-to-be’s wishes and then completely ignore most of what she has to say.
Every Bride-to-be may say she wants a classy, ladylike hen party but deep down you know she’s lying. Pull out all the hen party clichés and make sure the Bride-to-be is the centre of attention on the night and you’re golden.
Signature Living Hotel has the ideal group accommodation for hen parties and, when it comes to planning the perfect hen party in Liverpool, they are number one on every list. With everything from epic pool parties to Million Dollar Men nights and even adult-themed afternoon teas, a Signature Living hen party is always unforgettable.
Our helpful reservations team at Signature Living will help you plan every aspect of the most epic hen party ever, so all you need to do is pretend you are listening to your bride-to-be and let us do all the dirty work.
This is your chance to give the Bride the classy pre-wedding event she says she wants. Inviting all the right people and picking the perfect wedding shower venue is key.
Whether it’s an at-home garden party or a private soiree in an exquisite city centre events venue you are the hostess with the mostess and there’s no room for failure.
One of your most important jobs is to shield the Bride from any possible and unnecessary drama or stress.
So get out your Wonder Woman Bracelets of Submission and block all that negativity so your Bride will have the perfect wedding day of her dreams, without any of the bother or hassle.
Time to climb the family trees of the Bride and Groom because you may think you already know everybody but you are wrong.
Your Bride to be will have aunties and uncles you’ve never met and distant cousins you’ve never heard of and don’t even start on the Groom’s side.
You will be the main contact for all these guests on or before the big day so, to save your Bride having to answer everyone’s urgent questions, you need to know names.
If you know the ins and outs of the big day then you are instantly more helpful when the Bride forgets something or the Groom shows up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Find out the when, where, how and who as fast as you can, and help your Bride enjoy the perfect wedding day she’s always wanted.
Just in case you get overwhelmed yourself it might help to have a small checklist to hand just for your peace of mind;
Keep it together missy.
To make sure you are ready to meet the needs of your Bride pack our Mary Poppins-style emergency kit with everything you could possibly need on the Big Day;
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
After all, this is said and done you will have helped your Bride plan the perfect wedding and given her the support she needed throughout the perfect wedding day. And don’t worry, you can always pay her back by asking her to be your Maid of Honour when it’s your turn to walk down the aisle.
We are every maid of honours best friend at Signature Living Weddings because we have all the tools to make sure your Bride’s perfect wedding day is delivered.
Our exquisite Liverpool wedding venues each have a unique character and charm that can be tailored to be everyone’s perfect wedding.
From the elegant and intimate to the grand and remarkable, each Signature Living wedding venue delivers exactly what any and every Bride could dream of for their perfect wedding day.
Call 0151 305 3753 or have a browse around our amazing wedding packages to see the different ways Signature Living can make all your wedding day dreams come true. We have put together the perfect packages that cover everything you could think of and more for hosting a dream wedding day with Signature Living Weddings.
Like our latest venue at Rainhill Hall where you can book;
This will cater to up to 50 daytime guests and 80 evening guests all in Liverpool’s newest and dreamiest wedding venue. Prices start at just £8,500 (varying depending on dates) and can be booked as of now with our talented team of wedding coordinators.
When it comes to hosting the perfect outdoor wedding, we have two very different yet equally stunning options for happy couples to choose from.
One which radiates natural beauty, elegance and charm, the other a chic and glamourous venue that boasts majestic views across Liverpool’s city skyline.
Here we compare the two, hoping to help you make the decision about where you’ll host your dream outdoor wedding in Liverpool.
This outdoor wedding venue is chic and glamourous, boasting unparalleled views from an expansive terrace garden and an exquisite backdrop offering striking photo opportunities.
The flexible space gives happy couples a blank canvas to work with, and a variety of layout options for aisle and seating arrangements.
You could host an unforgettable outside wedding ceremony, beneath a blossom-strewn gazebo while your guests look on from sun-drenched seating.
And what could be better than spending your entire wedding day soaking up the sun? Sipping champagne and bespoke cocktails at your outside wedding reception, before watching a glorious Liverpool sunset from an unspoiled vantage point.
Should the weather hold up, your evening outdoor wedding reception could be the stuff of dreams.
Sharing your first dance as a married couple under a clear night sky, filled with twinkling stars. Then, go on to spend the evening celebrating with loved ones, enjoying al fresco dining and gazing out across the glistening rooftops below.
There’s no artist quite as talented as Mother Nature.
At Rainhill Hall, we’ve made it possible for couples to make the most of her work, by booking Liverpool’s newest, and most enchanting outdoor wedding venue.
An otherworldly romance awaits in the sprawling grounds of a respectfully restored grand country manor. Rainhill Hall is an outdoor wedding venue that exudes classic elegance and charm, designed for hosting an idyllic dream wedding.
All the rage in current trends, woodland weddings are a magnificent way to harness the beauty of nature, tying it all in to the theme of your nuptial celebrations.
At Rainhill Hall, we can help you tailor the surrounding wild splendour of lush greenery to suit your perfect day.
Picture yourself strolling down an effortlessly beautiful woodland walkway, flanked either side by wedding guests. Your seating placed beneath a gossamer canopy of romantic lighting and floral artistry.
What’s more, our whimsical wedding woodland will cater to both outside wedding ceremonies and receptions. Happy couples can take advantage of the stunning secret garden to host a wedding toast and we can even help you organise a spectacular fireworks display.
There’s no end to the limits of an outdoor wedding venue and at Rainhill Hall, the added beauty of heritage grounds provide a timeless setting to make magical memories of your most special day.
We’ve continued the rustic theme of Rainhill Hall’s outdoor wedding space through to the most spellbinding lakeside accommodation. Here you ‘ll find a collection of charming cabins for your wedding guests, sat glowing in the evening light, nestled in the tree lines.
Your own spellbinding bridal suite can be found, floating in the treetops. A fairy tale escape, complete with private hot tub and beautifully bespoke natural décor.
Rainhill Hall provides the perfect balance between the wonders of the wilderness and the comfort on an established outdoor wedding venue.
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After comparing two of the most breath-taking outdoor wedding venues in Liverpool, we hope to have helped you decide which one will be the setting for your dream day.
Each of the venues has their own unique character and charm that will guarantee couples a day they’ll treasure for a lifetime.
To arrange your visit with Signature Living Weddings, call 0151 305 3753 or get in touch with us via our social media channels.
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Start planning the outdoor wedding of your dreams with Signature Living Weddings, and we’ll make sure you cherish every moment of your special day.
If like so many brides of today, you have opted for a dream destination wedding overseas then you’ll be looking forward to spending your special day with all those closest to you, as well as a great holiday.
But what to do about all those family and friends who you left behind in Blighty?
Fear not because at Signature Living Weddings, we have a long list of stunning wedding venues that were designed to host exquisite wedding receptions, regardless of where you hosted your special day.
All our amazing wedding venues have something unique to bring to your reception, perfect for making it up to all those people who were left behind on your big day.
After sunning yourself in whatever climate you chose for your dream destination wedding you can continue the magical experience upon the only rooftop wedding venue in Liverpool; The Garden of Eden.
Bring your guests to paradise high above the bustling streets of the city where you can enjoy the flexibility of both the exquisite indoor venue and spacious outdoor roof terrace.
In the Garden of Eden, all your wedding reception dreams can come true as our talented wedding coordinators cater to your every whim.
The exclusive space on top of The Shankly Hotel gives you and your guests total privacy to celebrate your marriage, with plenty of space for dancing, a large well-stocked bar and flexible seating arrangements.
The Garden of Eden allows you to treat your guests and yourselves to a wonderful wedding reception experience in the centre of Liverpool.
Everyone who has ever dreamed of the perfect wedding venue in Liverpool will find exactly what they are looking for at Rainhill Hall. The latest and most exciting venture of Signature Living, Rainhill Hall is an enchanting fairy-tale space on the outskirts of the city.
Give your guests the chance to share your wedding celebrations in a stunning stylish venue. Inside and out this remarkable space will provide flexibility to host your wedding reception anyway you wish.
Indoors, the gleaming white hall has period features including arched ceilings complemented by viewing alcoves and kaleidoscopic stained-glass windows letting rainbows of natural light.
Outside an enchanting woodland can be transformed to accommodate your wedding reception, complete with carpets of natural foliage, and curtains of twinkling fairy lights.
Come rain or shine Rainhill Hall has everything the perfect wedding reception requires, simply let your imagination run loose and create your vision with our wedding team.
For those of you who chose a destination wedding, we have the ideal venue to carry on an exotic Latin theme at Alma de Cuba. This stunning space is steeped in Liverpool’s history and has long been the home of the city’s Cuban carnival spirit.
Inside you’ll discover plenty of original features, retained from its time as a Catholic church. These include a magnificent marble altar, striking exposed roof beams and intricate stained-glass windows.
Today, Alma de Cuba is adding another level to the already flexible space, creating a lofty private space in the eaves of the old church.
Your wedding reception can be hosted within any of the private spaces or the entire venue can be yours to fill with all those guests who hadn’t attended your special day abroad.
You can’t take everyone away with you for your destination wedding, but that doesn’t mean you cant include them in the celebration of your marriage.
There are plenty of friends and family who might not have been at your ceremony, but you can still share the special occasion with them in any of these fabulous Liverpool wedding venues.
Your wedding reception can be anything you imagine when booking with Signature Living Weddings. Our gifted wedding team are ready and waiting to help you make your dreams a reality, using years of experience and wedding know how.
Call today on 0151 3053753 or sign up with Signature Living Weddings to receive news and discuss planning your destination wedding reception in Liverpool.
Since the shock closure of Kensington Roof Gardens in London, The Garden of Eden is now the UK’s only rooftop wedding venue making it officially one of Britain’s most unusual wedding venues still available to book.
If you’ve been searching for something to give your wedding day a chic and stylish edge, The Garden of Eden, perched proudly upon The Shankly Hotel rooftop is the place for you.
Step outside the conventional wedding venue box and walk right into The Garden of Eden where an otherworldly wonder awaits both you and your guests high above the bustling city streets.
The exquisite interior space of the Garden of Eden is bathed in natural light that pours through expansive floor to ceiling windows and an elegant décor reflects the ethereal theme of the venue. Venture outside and onto The Garden of Eden’s terrace where endless views across the city are ready and waiting to take your breath away.
Hosting a minimum of 80 guests at your wedding ceremony and 120 evening guests means you can share your blissful wedding day with all your nearest and dearest friends and family in a picture-perfect paradise.
The sky is the limit when it comes to planning your dream wedding in The Garden of Eden.
Our flexible approach to helping you create a bespoke experience means you can take the venue and truly make it your own.
Inside the last of the UK’s rooftop wedding venues, you and your guests will experience the awe-inspiring effect of sweeping city skyline views and all you need do is add your own special touches to truly bring your wedding dreams to life in The Garden of Eden.
There’s a certain set of qualities we know all brides and grooms look for when it comes to picking their perfect wedding venue. That’s why we’re excited to be the last of the UK’s rooftop wedding venues, we know we have something truly special in the Garden of Eden Liverpool.
Not only does our unusual wedding venue have all the charm of an enchanted oasis in the heart of the city but The Garden of Eden offers guests all the amazing features needed to host a spectacular wedding.
Couples can choose to be wed inside under a canopy of florals and twinkling lights or out in the open under the shining sun.
Your wedding reception will be catered to by our own on onsite kitchens and well-stocked bars, staffed by our talented team of servers, mixologists and guest hosts.
There’s nothing we can’t achieve when it comes to creating the day you’ve always dreamed of so reach for the stars because in The Garden of Eden you can almost touch them.
Elegance, style and charm is one thing, but when it comes to wedding planning it’s great when things are simple too.
That’s why, when getting married in The Garden of Eden, we bring the wow factor for your wedding day and the comfort of in-house luxury accommodation to both you and your guests before and after the big day.
Let us help take the stress and strain out of planning additional wedding transport for you and your guests, by removing the worry of all those logistical nightmares that can and so often do arise
No need to worry about late wedding cars, booking taxis or traffic jams because from the moment you meet at the end of the aisle to the last dance of the night, your guests can be with you all under one roof.
So, when it comes to the search for the best rooftop wedding venues in the UK there’s only one choice left, The Garden of Eden Liverpool the crowning jewel of The Shankly Hotel and Liverpool wedding venues.
Call our talented team of wedding co-ordinators today on 0151 305 3753 and book your consultation to begin planning your special day with Signature Living Weddings.
A Signature Wedding is one of a kind. The care and attention put into organising your big day by our incredible wedding team ensures that everything, from the stunning bridal decorations to your first steps on a beautiful dance floor, are remembered and cherished forever.
For every wedding we host, our Wedding Specialist Ciara Martin supports soon-to-be wed couples through their magical journey. With her Signature smile and never-say-no attitude, she’ll be your best friend throughout the build-up to your wedding, on the big day, and beyond.
Ciara has worked at Signature for over two and a half years, making sure every wedding is an unforgettable day for the couple and their guests.
We sat down with her to get some top tips on planning your dream day and find out why you should start your Signature journey with her today…
“The one thing we always have to remind people about is actually legally booking your wedding! That normally takes place in St George’s Hall in town. That’s the one thing I can’t do for you and people always forget that.”
“I think they also tend to forget planning the evening of the wedding: what they want, if they want a DJ, what dance floor to have and all those extra bits and pieces. Couples try and do the most sensible things first, like booking a photographer, finding the perfect dress, sourcing suits, so then all the fun bits get a bit lost. You should be asking yourself ‘do we want a selfie mirror!’.”
“I always recommend that they make a list of ‘necessities’ and ‘desirables’. And under ‘necessities’, you would be writing things like registrar, your license, your dress – all the things that you definitely need for the wedding to go ahead.”
“Then, under desirables are the things that you really want, but aren’t necessary. Like a huge, light-up ‘love’ sign at your reception.”
“Once you’ve done that, you can work out what fits into your budget and make sure you’ve sorted all the necessities first.”
“Firstly, organisation! Write those lists. Be organised.”
“A great thing to do is work out as a couple what you do not want at your wedding. Ask yourself what you would not like your wedding to be, because it’s so much easier to answer that. Make a big list of things you definitely don’t want and from there, you can work out what you want on the day.”
“Thirdly, pick your Maid of Honour well. Make sure she’s organised and you trust her to sort your hen-do. She needs to be able to take the stress off. Pick well.”
“Fourth: research. You should be shopping round for the best prices on everything. Look around to see what you can get for less. You don’t want to be spending an arm and a leg on everything.”
“And finally, get Pinterest! Look for ideas on it, for designs you like and how you might be able to do some things yourself. It’s always more affordable to do that.”
“We don’t ever say no! We’ve hung cakes from the ceiling, we’ve had stilt-walkers, we’ve had fire-breathers. We can do barbecues or hog roasts. I’ve even put ponies up on the beautiful roof terrace at The Shankly. We’ve had all sorts.”
“And because we never, ever say no, each Signature wedding is completely unique. No wedding is ever the same. And they’re never mundane and boring. I’ve had six weddings in one week before and they’ve all been completely different. And they’re always fun.”
“I shouldn’t answer this so quickly, but it’s the Garden of Eden at The Shankly Hotel. That’s my baby. I think that venue just allows you to be so different. It’s traditional, but its also got a modern twist. I know I’m a bit mental and I would want a mental wedding. Garden of Eden weddings are always just so fun.”
“30 James Street is stunning, it’s absolutely beautiful and it’s very traditional. I love all the venues and depending on what you are looking for from your wedding, Signature will have something that suits you.”
“It was probably also one of the most stressful to organise, but it has to be the wedding of our very own Katie Kenwright’s brother which was completely amazing. It was the biggest one we’d ever done. It had so much happening, it was like two weddings in one but it was the most enjoyable to see on the day.”
“But for every wedding, it’s such a special moment for me. I make a lot of connections with the couples I work with. I’ve ended up spending a long time with them during the planning process and I get an emotional connection with them. When they go down the aisle, it feels like my friends are getting married.”
“I have a couple who got married two years ago and they just had a baby, so they brought it in for me to say hello and we’ve kept in touch.”
“For me, planning a couple’s weddings is about forming a personal connection.”
“Signature Living, of course!”
“In terms of where to stay, it’s too hard to chose between them all. But I definitely recommend staying in a venue that’s not where your wedding will be held. If you’re going to have the big day at The Shankly, don’t stay there for your hen-do.”
“Keep your wedding venue special. Stay at 30 James Street or Arthouse. Actually, the Arthouse Hotel is great for a hen-do.”
“And the one thing I would recommend is to go and have afternoon tea at Alma de Cuba on your hen-do. I absolutely love that samba afternoon tea.”
“If you’re involving older relatives, treat yourself to some spa-time at Morgan’s Spa in 30 James Street. It’s OK to combine activities and have two different types of hen-dos put together. But I would always recommend that you have a party.”
“We always ask the Maid of Honour to get in touch with us. And when she does, we’ll pass her over to our party specialists in the reservations team, because they can advise her of all the best packages and most exciting suites.”
“Probably the evening. The day-part of the wedding is often quite structured. But it’s the evening when you see the couple’s personality come through and their ideas come alive.”
“Planning the evening is always fun because you get to know the couple and get to find out what will truly suit them.”
“I’ve got a couple getting married in New York soon, but they’re having their evening with us when they fly back. There’s a special reason why they’re getting married there so we’ve customised everything.”
“Their food is going to be New York-themed, with hot-dogs, nachos, tacos, things like that. And they’re going to have a balloon wall of the American flag. Everything can be personalised for you at Signature.”
“Yes! Because we have the best venues in the city and we never say no to anything. We always deliver and our weddings are always out of this world.”
“The idea of a Signature wedding is that everyone enjoys it – even the staff have a brilliant night!”
To see some of her favourite Signature Weddings, follow Ciara on Instagram @signature_ciara.
For more information on our stunning venues, or to get in touch with Ciara and start planning your perfect day, contact us today on 0151 305 3753.