The beautiful proposal happened and you’re engaged. Congratulations!

But the biggest question your asking yourself is when to book your sussex marquee?

Your head is swirling with what your big day might look like and as you start to get lost in the details of planning your wedding, you both decide that you like the idea of an outdoor wedding. But while you don’t know exactly what you do want, you know that hay bales and bunting just are not your style. Another doubt is the weather. Which is never guaranteed, even at the height of Summer, so a marquee seems to be the safety blanket of choice. While a safety blanket is comforting in its own way, there really is no need for your marquee wedding to resemble a well loved and tatty quilt.

Your marquee should be one that wows you and your guests, and should be tailored to your individual vision. But where to start? As amazing as a blank canvas seems, it can also be terrifying. For many brides and grooms, the way to create their perfect day is to involve a wedding planner and events company like Raise the Roof Marquees and Events. This professional team know everything there is to know about weddings, parties, the best suppliers and even the small personalised details that will create smiles and memories, long after the dancing has stopped.

The average wedding takes between two hundred and fifty to three hundred hours to plan from start to finish. Let’s be honest. Life is hectic enough without having to find these extra hours to plan your wedding. Emma and Simon Turner, are the husband and wife team behind Raise the Roof Marquees and Events. They work with a whole team of trusted suppliers on a daily basis to bring weddings to life across Sussex and Kent. As well as magicking these extra hours into existence, you also get to adopt Emma as your new best friend until your big day is here. An extra cheeky little bonus, along with peace of mind and less stress.
Emma becomes your fairy godmother, your knight in shining Armour and your very own Wonder Woman all rolled into one! You need a person who you can rely on to listen to you, to guide you to the best solutions for your day and your budget, but also a person who is truly invested in your day. You will be spending a lot of time with your Planner, divulging personal details, and potentially needing a shoulder to cry on when it all becomes too much. So finding yourself a person who you click with, a person who you can laugh with, and a person who you trust with one of the biggest days in your life, is really important.
Whether it is over coffee, with mood boards and marker pens, or as simple as a phone call, Emma will start to work with you and your fiancé to get an idea of what you would like for your day. Usually this will start with a rough idea of budget and guest numbers for the day, a basic plan for tables, bar, dance floor, and potentially a venue, if you have one in mind. The great thing about marquees is that they can be as spacious as you need them to be. And they don’t need to be a stand along space. The Raise the Roof team work with many venues where the marquee can be used to expand the existing space of a venue. So if you have fallen in love with a venue that just does not fit your guest list, additional marquee space may mean that you can still keep the venue you want and entertain all your guests.
Planning and liaising with suppliers in your local area or further afield will mean that your wedding day vision will be bought to life by Emma. Each detail is researched and booked in over the weeks that build up to your big day and care is taken just as if it were her own wedding day. As your Wedding Planner, Emma will be talking with suppliers about your big day, while you are working, enjoying a coffee, running the kids to school, or while you are out grabbing a bite to eat. It will all be happening in the background. Hours of talking, emails and chasing. And as well as all this, Emma will ensure that budgets are kept up to date, and that deposits, installments and balance payments are kept on track as the weeks tick by, relieving yet another area of stress for many Brides and Grooms.

Emma x

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