Brides on a budget



So you’re getting married and you must be thinking ‘where do I start?’ What’s really running through your mind is £££ – yes the first thing that pops into your head is budget and we dont blame you, all that planning! Oh the list just goes on.

Budgeting is the most important ingredient towards planning a wedding, which is the reason why we are looking at why weddings are so expensive and will show you ways in which you can plan a wedding on a shoe string, and the best thing is you dont have to break your bank account to have a fabulous day. Your wedding day will be the most memorable day of your life no matter how much you spend. Below are some suggestions on how to save money but look and feel fabulous.

Guest List

Your guest list is the trickiest when planning a wedding. Who do you invite? Well since your wedding is an intimate moment why not just invite close family and friends?

The Cake

Cakes are probably the easiest money saver – why? because you can get someone to make one for you. Or even better pop into your nearest supermarket and purchase two plain iced cakes and have someone decorate it for you.

The Dress

Choosing your dress is the most exciting thing a bride can do throuout the process of planning a wedding , and who wouldnt be excited about all those beautiful gowns out there? The thing to do is hunt for a bargain, and you can do this by visiting bridal shows, wedding fayre’s or by visiting bridal shops who have sample sales going on. Here at Weetwood Hall we have our very own wedding fayre on Sunday 2nd September 2012. Why not pop along? You will be able to speak to all our wedding specialists and get to view all the lastest bridal trends from our very own catwalk show.

Hair & Makeup

When it comes down to hair and makeup, why not try and find a local mobile hairdresser to do your hair, there are fantastic junior stylists out there that charge reasonable prices and give you quality results . If you want to save money with makeup, why not buy some fabulous products from Bobbie Brown and apply your makeup  yourself? Who knows what you want, better than yourself right?

The Invitations and Favours

This is the part where you can use your creativity and imagination. You don’t have to spend lots of money on invitations and favours. Making your invitations can be just as fun and you can put your special mark on it. Favours can be anything from sweets. candles or jewellery.


Wedding packages are the simplest way to book your ceremony. wishing you could just dream about having a day to remember and not have to worry about the financial strain it brings? Here at Weetwood Hall we have put together a bespoke wedding package which includes a wedding breakfast for 40 guests and an evening reception for 80 guests all for just £2950! The offer is available on Fridays & Sundays throughout 2013 and applies to new bookings only.

So relax and take your first step into organising this beautiful chapter of your life …

Happy wedding day from Weetwood Hall!

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Life after graduation


Rob at his graduation

Like me, many of you have reached the point in your life where you have recently graduated and are looking at various options open to you. You may have decided to go travelling, or want to use your degree and go straight into the world of work.

With the job climate as it is at the moment, there  is around two hundred graduates applying for each job vacancy advertised. How do you really stand out from the competition? And do you really want to put off applying for jobs for another year? Well I asked myself these very same questions three months ago, and decided to use the contacts I had collected through networking in my final year at university, to see if there were any internships available to gain some career specific work experience to add to my CV.

After numerous enquiries, I was finally offered a work placement with Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel in their Marketing department and through this, I had the opportunity to network with an outside company called ‘Business Network International’ (BNI). BNI is an organisation specialising in networking opportunities and business referrals. So far I have attended a few conferences held by them and have added to my list of career contacts. I personally think that networking is the key to land yourself a job after university, whatever career you decide to go into.

Here are some professional tips from BNI’s Area Director, Rick Armstrong:

  • Before you go out to get what you want, you should really know what you want? Do you want to stay in further education or do you want to work? Make a plan and then go for it!
  • SME’s (Small & Medium Enterprises) are the biggest employers in the UK & Ireland. You may want to research into some companies before you approach them. Be pro-active, 90% of success rates result from being prepared. You need to make yourself known. The more attractive you are to people, the more attracted people are to you, it’s so important to build a professional relationship with most of your contacts, whether this is through networking or not.
  • The fastest way to build quality relationships is to look for ways in which you can help them, i.e. work placements. People are more likely to help you progress through your career, if you have helped them.
  • Your self image and how you portray yourself is important. Be passionate about everything you do. How much confidence does your self image project? A positive attitude breeds positive results.

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel welcome all individuals who are interested in career based work placements within this industry.

I wish you all the success at finding your perfect job.

Rob May

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Weetwood Hall proud partner of Yorkshire County Cricket Club – YCCC


We are delighted to welcome Yorkshire County Cricket Club, as we have recently joined their President’s Business Club and become their preferred hotel supplier.

Yorkshire CCC says “On behalf of YCCC, we are delighted Weetwood Hall have joined our President’s Business Club and become our official hotel supplier . With the longest staging agreement to hold international cricket involving England outside London we are hoping this can be the start of a long and hugely beneficial partnership for both parties.

If you’re visiting Leeds for any of the upcoming matches, Weetwood Hall has put together some fantastic cricket packages for you. For more inforamtion, please visit


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