The Wedding Guide

For Our Brides

If you are planning a wedding In Essex, London or Herts then look no further we have it all under 1 roof!

The Wedding Guide – our e-book is available to download through all platforms from our web site – it is full of recommended suppliers for your wedding day all recommended and checked out to ensure whatever company you choose from our guide they will be there on time every time and if you are not 100% satisfied with anyone service then contact me on Once a supplier has been approved for the guide we then provide him with a badge they can display on the web site and any social media. This badge is renewed each year. Look out for The Wedding Guide symbol as sign of a quality supplier.

We have a fantastic new app available for download on all platforms – the app is your personal wedding planner so you can be planning your wedding all in one place!!

Check out our fantastic new web site where you find your nearest wedding fair – look for our inspire me section with lots of great ideas – also our blogs on topics that you wanted to know about and our fantastic ‘real weddings’ where you can see how other brides had their day and what they did to make it special.

All in all if you are looking for what to do next or great wedding venues in Essex, London & Herts to fantastic suppliers in Essex , London & Herts – then look no further than The Wedding Guide we are still the original and still the best!! 30 years strong!!!

We have had several Wedding forums and met with many brides at our fairs, we have taken on board what you want from us and have designed our 2016 format to take into account your thoughts and comments, we will over the course of 2016 have further forums and hope to keep improving our services to you to make sure your day is a special as possible. If you would like to be part of the wedding guide story and help us improve then contact us on

The Wedding Guide

For Our Suppliers

The Wedding Guide have now totally re-launched to conform with the digital age and in 2017 we are still market leaders offering:-

1. The only planning platform for Brides which only permits advertising in our books from recommended suppliers, who have been vetted by our panel.

2. The only Planning Directory group to offer a £100 honeymoon voucher to those who attend our wedding fairs.

3. The only company in our field with a GPS sensitive APP for wedding planning all over the UK.

4. The only group in the field with a separate Social Media promotion section and our own dedicated Exhibition Division.

5. The best mailing list of prospective Brides to Wedding Service Providers.

We will shortly be the only company to offer National Wedding Awards for Wedding Services judged solely by Brides themselves and available as a National Franchise in the new format.

Once a supplier has been approved for the guide we then provide them with a badge they can display on the web site and any social media. This badge is renewed each year. Look out for The Wedding Guide symbol as sign of a quality supplier.

How We Began

30 years Ago

35 years ago I was on tour in the United States and found myself overnight in an Hotel in Denver. After dinner I was about to go for a walk when I noticed that there was a convention on in one of the hotel function rooms for “The Wedding Guide” so I decided to take a look.

I had hardly set foot in the room when I was set upon by a fearsome lady demanding who I was and where I was from – I explained and she said that she owned “The Wedding Guide” in the USA and was looking to develop it in the UK

As I was at the time involved with Fran and Co –the publishing and publicity arm of the James Hunt motor racing empire I agreed to take particulars back with me and see if there was any interest in the uk.

We did some research and found little interest and reported back to Yvonne Pearce (the fearsome lady) in Denver who said “Nuts. You are doing it wrong I will be on the next flight” – and she was!!!

She arrived in Southend on the Saturday of the Air Show – Spring Bank Holiday – so I left her in the Hotel and collected her to start talking to wedding Suppliers on the Tuesday. By the time I collected her on the Tuesday Morning she had already signed up 3 companies to participate in the First Edition of an Essex Wedding Guide and we never looked back, developing into a National Franchise and being involved in the early development of the National Wedding Show with Ivan Allen.

Terry Steel

The Wedding Guide Founder


Our Team

  • Terry Steel

  • Founder, Sales Director

  • Luke Stillwell

  • MD, Finance Director

  • Pippa Pearce

  • Head of Marketing

  • Sam Brook

  • Head of Guide

  • Suzanne Atkins

  • Head of Events

  • Rebecca Punt

  • Head of Web