9 Bedfordshire has an abundance of fantastic local florists. Can you get them to incorporate locally grown flowers into the flower arrangements? Nothing like having a local influence on your venue decor.
10 Hair and makeup just for the bride or your bridesmaids too? Get your trial booked in (you'll have to pay for this) so you've got an idea of the whole look on the big day. Hair and makeup artists are usually willing to travel so may worth looking at suppliers in, Hertfordshire too.
11 Cake! Lots of yummy cake makers in Bedfordshire and just like the catering before, this is your chance to get stuck in with the tastings. Find a local Beds-based supplier to ensure your cake doesn't have to travel too far on the day.
12 While we've only picked a handful of supplier categories above, we recommend you use our checklist planning tool to make sure you have everything ticked off. Remember, you'll also need to look at attire for the groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids along with Venue styling decor and favours.