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Real Wedding Case Study: D + S' Destination Marriage In The UK!

Discover how CalUp helped D + S plan their cross-cultural wedding in the UK, ensuring guests were well-informed and creating a stress-free experience. Read their success story now!

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D + S's Wedding Success Story

Recently, we were delighted to support D + S' Wedding on the CalUp platform!

D + S were blending their Nigerian & Welsh traditions into a breathtaking fusion Native Law & Custom Marriage. 

With 150 guests attending, many from out-of-town, the couple faced the challenge of ensuring everyone was well-informed and prepared for their ceremony.

The couple and their planner reached out to CalUp, and we were delighted to help them make their cross-cultural celebration an unforgettable success.

The Unique Challenge

D + S were having a Native Law & Custom Marriage, fusing their Nigerian and Welsh customs. This meant that many guests were unfamiliar with the intricate traditions, and needed comprehensive communication to follow the proceedings.

The wedding planner, based in Florida, USA, had to plan this wedding in London, UK, almost entirely from the US.

Her objective was clear: provide guests with essential information, ensure everyone arrived at the right place and time, and create a seamless, stress-free experience for the couple.

How CalUp Helped

To address these challenges, the planner and couple turned to CalUp, and here's how it transformed their wedding:

  1. Personalized Wedding Programs: Using CalUp, the planner crafted personalized digital wedding programs that contained vital details. This included parking information for the London venue, arrival times for different groups of guests, and guidance on ceremony timings and traditions.

  2. Timely Reminders and Check-Ins: CalUp enabled the planner to send timely reminder text messages to specific groups of guests, ensuring everyone arrived punctually. This precision led to a perfectly executed wedding timeline.

  3. Tailored Information for Bridal Party & Groomsmen: CalUp helped the planner to provide bridesmaids and groomsmen with precise timelines for getting ready, the arrival of photographers and videographers, shuttle bus schedules, and more. This streamlined coordination and reduced stress for the entire wedding party.

  4. Guest Photo Sharing: CalUp provided a platform for guests to share approximately 100 candid photos from the wedding. These priceless memories were sent to the couple, allowing them to cherish every moment of their big day.


The impact of CalUp was profound:

  • Relaxed Couple: D + S enjoyed peace of mind knowing their guests would arrive on time and be well-informed about the ceremony's unique traditions. The treasure trove of photos captured their wedding's candid moments beautifully.

  • Efficient Planner: The wedding planner benefited from CalUp's time-saving features. It eliminated the need for last-minute guest coordination, resulting in a smoother experience for her clients.

  • Continued Success: Impressed by CalUp's performance, the planner has continued to utilize CalUp for her other weddings, ensuring a consistent and reliable experience for her clients.


CalUp's role in bridging cultures, streamlining coordination, and enhancing the overall wedding experience for D + S is a testament to its effectiveness.

Whether you're planning a fusion wedding or a traditional celebration, CalUp is your reliable partner in creating unforgettable moments and memories.

If you're a wedding planner or a couple seeking to make your wedding journey stress-free and memorable, CalUp is here to make your dream wedding a reality.

If you would like to explore more success stories or details about CalUp's features, feel free to contact us.

Wedding Team (with Instagram Handles)

✨Destination: London, UK 🇬🇧
✨Venue: The Mick Jagger
✨Couple: K & S
✨MUA for Bride: MakeUp by Eni
✨MUA for Family: @blankanvascosmetics
✨Hair: Hair by Jennifer
✨Wedding Dress: Design by Tessy Talabi
✨DJ: @itsdjpandora
✨MC: @mchalfcee (Welsh Lead)
✨MC: @ronniejacobs01 (Nigerian/English Lead)
✨Dance floor: Essential Entertainment
✨Caterer: MO Catering
✨Baker: @angelaspecials
✨Rentals: @the_perfect_prop_company
✨Stationary: @minted
✨Programs: Darenth Print & Design
✨Guest Coordination & Wedding App: @getcalup
✨Transportation: @boujee_bus
✨Photographer & Videographer: @celebrationintlmagazine
✨Planning: @momentssolovelyweddings

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