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Wedding Ideas: Advice for Brides

Words To Love By

It’s Valentine’s Day ❤️ and we all know what that means. The shelves have been bursting with gifts and sentiment, roses are delivered to the door – dinner for two is on the menu this evening and it’s all about that special little something or someone… It’s wonderful to love! Behind all the red glitter and loved up statuses on social media, we want to shine the light on some of the truest words about love ever spoken, by a few of the greats. We’re here to get you inspired with 10 of our favourite quotations on the art of romance… 

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An Italian Love Affair

February, the month of love. In Italy, that’d be l’amore. Valentine’s Day itself originated here, with Shakespeare penning Romeo and Juliet set in romantic Verona. With spots like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri and Venice seen as idylls, it’s no wonder that the popularity of Italy as the backdrop to the ideal wedding has soared. We’d have to agree that it’s second to none for intimacy, declarations and serenades. If you’re looking for an exquisite destination wedding, Italy has plenty to offer from it’s sprawling coastal shores to it’s evergreen olive groves and quaint towns nestled in the hillside… 

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Say It With Handmade Stationery

These days, it’s the personal touches which are everything. Thankfully, customisation is a watchword these days and you can put your mark on almost everything! At Guides for Brides, we adore independents and small suppliers of the craft trade – and bespoke stationery has a real flair. Truly made with love, you can work closely with a designer to provide gorgeous wedding stationery which’ll strike the perfect note with your guests. 

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Love Your Lips

Great beauty starts with care, trust and quality. We’re here for you through the colder months with tips for caring for your skin, your hair and now we’ve a word to say on loving your lips… With a little help from Lypsyl and their years of expertise! 

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Big Day, Big Hair

Healthy, happy hair is all a part of the feel good factor on your big day. Wedding planning can be stressful, but, it doesn’t have to be a reason to pull at your hair or for it to fall out! Together with Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver, we’ve taken a look at her handy pointers for keeping your hair in tip-top condition ahead of those all important occasions! 

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Star Dresses of the NTA’s

Last night, television stars were out and dazzling at the National Television Awards in a glittering London. On the blog this month, we’ve celebrated Hollywood and The Golden Globes for their iconic looks and now, it’s our turn! 

national television awards best dressed

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Balance Me: Our Winter Skincare Fix

This winter, we’ve been focusing on taking care of ourselves. It’s a great time to experiment with new products and to hone your skincare routine. We’re especially mindful about what we put onto our faces, which is why we’ve taken care to choose products that are nourishing, gentle and all round do-gooders. For January, we’re featuring Balance Me’s Radiance Face Mask as our winter skincare fix – read on for why it’s just so lovely…

Balance Me: Our Winter Skincare Fix

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Treats for your Bridesmaids

Feeling the love for your girls? Your bridesmaids: They’re handpicked, there for you and a big part of your big day. Often, when you’re stressed, they’re stressed. When you cry, they cry – they’ve got your back! Sharing is caring, so, we’ve gathered some ideas to make your bride tribe feel especially special! 💕

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New Year, New Bride…

The glitter of the New Year’s big drop has subsided and it’s time to get out the hoover, pop the bottles back in the cupboard (or the empties in the recycling) and ready yourself for the brilliant, magical, sparkly new year…

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Christmas movies for you and your fiancé

Looking for the perfect Christmas movies to watch with your fiancé? Snuggle up this winter and watch these fun movies that both of you will love. Whether you want something romantic, funny, or childish, make sure you take the time to watch a Christmas movie together this year.

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