Tying the knot up north? Pomp & Ceremony Planning (www.pompandceremonyplanning.co.uk) has just launched and it promises to deliver a party with panache. Caroline Hale and Claire Hampshire are behind the new service, and their experience ranges from high-end events to marketing and lifestyle publishing. While the girls aim to bring top-rate planning to the north, they assure they can work to any budget. Plus, they charge on a percentage basis so you know what you're paying from the off. "A lot of people still consider wedding planners to be a luxury for celebrities and millionaires, and this is simply not the case," says Caroline. "Planners are well connected and can not only draw on their contacts but also negotiate with new suppliers and vendors to get the best possible price for clients." For more information, visit the website www.pompandceremonyplanning.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.