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Ask the experts

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@youryorkshire.wedding

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Hot topic: Wedding difficulties

Our experts solve your wedding dilemmas

Let me entertain you

Let me entertain you

Q. We want a DJ for our wedding, but how do we make sure we don't get cheesy tunes?

A. Mark Green says: Having pre-wedding planning sessions with an experienced, professional DJ should ensure you get the music you love. For me, my pre-event planning services are crucial to my role and enable me to deliver exactly what my customers want.

When choosing your DJ, always do some research online, on social media and in magazines. Professionals need to be visible nowadays, so it won't take you long to find someone and understand how they work, and most importantly, if they're a good fit for you. You might also like to seek out reviews from previous clients.

Before parting with your money, have a good chat on the phone or face-to-face. I love it when potential clients quiz me at length about my experience and services, that way when they book me I know I can give them the music they love.

Let them eat cake

Let them eat cake

Q. We'd love a real showstopper of a cake. What's the latest trend that we should opt for to get the wow factor?

A. Karen Willis says: If you want a cake that'll be talked about long after you return from honeymoon and settle into married life, then forget last season's naked cake. This year it's all about hand-painted designs. Whether you choose a fine-art inspired brush-painted cake or a contemporary bake painted with a palette knife, your cake is sure to make a statement. We're proud to be leading the way with this trend, and we believe it's here to stay.

Couples are still loving the indoor-outdoor look this season, and with Yorkshire boasting an array of beautiful venues in stunning locations, it's no surprise that our woodland styles and English country garden-themed cakes are very popular.

Our hand-painted designs are totally bespoke, so we can create a cake that's personal to you and a real work of art.

The magic touch

The magic touch

Q. What kind of entertainment works well to fill the gap between our ceremony and meal?

A. Alan McIntyre says: I may be biased, but I believe a close-up magician is perfect for bridging the period between the vows and the wedding breakfast. A great magician will interact with groups of people while providing humour and a sense of wonder. It's ideal for breaking the ice and getting your guests to socialise, especially if they've never met before – and all ages will love it.

A true professional won't be showing off, but they'll create a special moment for your loved ones and keep them entertained. Just like a musician, if you pick an expert with years of experience, it'll set your day apart. From a practical point of view, they don't need a stage area and can quietly mingle with your friends and family to fill any lulls in the day.

Floral fancy

Floral fancy

Q. We're getting married on Valentine's Day. What flowers would work well but are a little different to the classic red rose?

A. Katherine Armstrong Bisson says: You have more choice than you might imagine at this time of year. Although February is classed as the last official month of winter, there are still seasonal flowers available and they needn’t cost you more – even with the extra demand around Valentine’s Day.

Opt for garden flowers including narcissi, wonderfully scented freesias and hyacinths. There are also gorgeous tulips (look out for the parrot varieties in unusual colours), muscari and snowdrops. All of these would look great potted up as centrepieces, or displayed in teapots, cups or glass storm lanterns on a bed of moss. Succulents are a great addition to table décor and work brilliantly for buttonholes too.

Blousy ranunculi, beautiful anemones and lisianthus are available in a lovely selection of shades. Chrysanthemums bring depth and colour to an arrangement, while wax flowers are great for filling space and adding texture.

The Romans created a pagan celebration at the beginning of February dedicated to the forest and nature, so why not go for impact with lots of mixed foliage for texture, herbs for scent and a host of florals, seed heads and feathers? With a good brief, your florist can choose seasonal varieties and get you the most for your money.