Sponsored Post- Top Table Catering Hire

Today  on the blog we have the lovely people from Top Table Catering Hire explaining how their services can help that dream DIY wedding become a reality

DIY Weddings Made Easier With Top Table Catering Hire

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The rise in do-it-yourself weddings has opened up a world of creativity, making the most special day of your life that little bit more unique.
From place settings, to memorabilia of your wedding; Pinterest is a-wash with idea’s, while companies such as Top Table Catering Hire supply a vast array of catering equipment to fit in seamlessly with your theme.
Based in Cardiff, Jon and Gill work throughout South Wales providing the highest quality, beautiful tableware and event catering equipment. With 25 years experience, they know what works when it comes to matching the style and theme of your wedding and offer first class service.

Reasons To Have A DIY Wedding

1.The Price:

Not only are DIY weddings cheaper, they are also much more personal. The day where you promise to be together forever is a truly special occasion, and what better way to make it even more memorable then to intersperse your décor with fond memories of happy times spent together?
Top Table hire a range of products, such as table linens, to complement any theme; so you don’t have to invest in an all-inclusive package from the wedding venue – leaving more budget for incorporating personal mementos into your special day. And with the extensive variety they have
available, you are sure to be spoilt for choice.

2: The Unique Style

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One of the most popular wedding themes is fairytale princess, as well as vintage and country.
Whether you follow suit or go for something less traditional, simply tailoring you seating can make a startling difference. Top Table can provide a variety of chairs that you can dress up in any way you desire to represent your theme.

3.The Involvement

While having help is always appreciated when planning something as big as a wedding, brides that opt for a DIY wedding are more involved in all the intricacies of the big day. Every single decision is made by the couple, and this really shines through on the day.
Choosing from Top Tables miscellaneous section, accessories such as candle holders can really add the finishing touches to creating an elegant atmosphere on your big day. Alternatively, to really get the party started, they also supply interlocking dance floors; perfect for the venue that doesn’t have a sufficient dance space.

How To Choose Your Furniture

Simply get in touch with Jon and Gill at Top Table Catering Hire for assistance dressing up your wedding to match your theme. Once the night is over, simply return the equipment to them and they will clean it on your behalf; for no additional charge!!




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Taa Dah!….

Our LUSH LIST is finally  launched!

A fabulous collection of our favourite Welsh Wedding suppliers. All hand picked by us and highly recommended by our readers.


To access this awesome directory, press the LUSH LIST icon sitting on the right hand side (if viewing on a computer or tablet)- Scroll down if you are using a phone.

It looks like this:

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Simply click on it and it will take you to a page that looks like this:

lush list iconsSelect the category you need and then choose from our list of highly recommended suppliers.

All the companies listed have links to take you to their own websites, Facebook page & Twitter feed. This is a great way to follow them if you’d like to get to know them a bit more before booking.

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Most of these companies will already be featuring our approved vendor badge on their websites too. This is to give you peace of mind that we’ve either worked with them, Used their services or some of our readers have highly recommend them.

So, there you have it. We do hope you love it and find it a valuable resource to your wedding planning. Have a good look around the directory, click on a few links and let us know what you think. You can send us your feedback here.

We will be adding LOTS more suppliers to our LUSH LIST throughout the year so do keep popping back. We’ll also be inspiring you more by sharing their work over on our Facebook page.

If you run a lovely welsh wedding business (especially in North Wales!) and would like us to consider you for our Lush List. You can get in touch with us here.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening xxx


Featured vendor: Celtic Prop Hire

Looking for props to help style your wedding? I’m pretty confident Celtic Prop Hire can help you.

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All images in this post © Maria Farrelly Photography

Based in Cardiff, they supply props for TV shows such as Sherlock, Dr.who, Casualty etc.. as well as film and a host of other things. But what I didn’t know and am thrilled about, is that they will also hire out props for weddings! 

I went along to visit them a few weeks ago (with my camera in tow). No matter what your theme, theres bound to be something here! 

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The team at are super nice and more than happy for you to come along and take a look. Simply give them a call first to arrange an appointment.You can then pop over and  have a wander around their warehouse. 

Hiring is so much easier than scouring the internet, charity chops, markets, car boot sales etc.. besides, where else are you likely to find a giant ice cream and cart (for an outdoor summer wedding) or 60+ pub-style chairs, a load of vintage typewriters, musical instruments, costumes, giant clocks (perfect for an Alice in Wonderland theme)…the list goes on :)

If you are planning a wedding around christmas, how about having a sleigh with a reindeer? It looks great in a photo booth, take a look here

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You can even hire a load of bikes? how cool would these look in your group photographs. A lot more fun that all standing in a row right? Why not make it more fun!

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And for those having a ‘space’ theme…I found a rocket! 

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When it comes to keeping the kids entertained during the day. Rather than go out and buy a load of games you’re unlikely to ever play after the wedding, why not hire these old school games? it’ll be great fun for the adults too! celtic prop hire012 celtic prop hire013

And for those planning an Alice in wonderland style wedding. There is an unbelievable amount of clocks and candelabras available! 

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And furniture!…

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…lots and lots of furniture

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For those planning a ‘vintage’ style wedding. You are going to LOVE these amazing suitcases & trunks. Perfect for guests to leave their cards & presents

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there is even something for those wanting to incorporate a ‘circus’ theme into their wedding day.

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How about a hollywood glamour/ movie theme? you could hire these Oscars as part of your table centres! 

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PLUS, also have this GIANT Oscar too :) and create a main focal point for your reception room. Next to the top table possibly?

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Planning a wedding at Cardiff Castle or Caerphilly castle this year maybe? 

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Or maybe planning a musical wedding? 

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And back to vintage…

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ooo…perfect for a cocktail party! …

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…or a good old fashion Pub style shindig? (don’t forget the dry roasted peanuts and pork scratchings)

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celtic prop hire079And for those planning a laid back, outdoor wedding. You could hire these picnic baskets, fill them with lots of treats for your guests to enjoy while they relax on the grass during your drinks reception.
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Ice cream anyone?

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Take a look at some of the other things I saw and feel inspired to style your wedding how YOU want :)