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Wedding Ideas: Advice for Brides

Maid of Honour or Maid of Stressing Out?

Your bestie is getting married and you’re over the moon for her, you’re pretty sure you’re going to be a bridesmaid so you’re just waiting for the proposal, when she hits you with Maid of Honour. Happy? Terrified? Stressed? We chatted to recent Maid of Honour survivor Rebecca, to see whether being Maid of Honour really is as touching as it sounds, or whether it’s actually a super stressful experience.


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Top Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Car

Choosing your wedding car is an important decision in the wedding planning process, but with so much choice and so many factors to consider, it can seem totally overwhelming. We’ve chatted to some industry experts and come up with a list of top tips to consider when choosing your wedding car, and what you should look for before making that all-important booking. 

Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Car

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Why you should vote for your favourite wedding supplier in the GfB Customer Service Awards!

It’s that time of year again brides-to-be… The Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards! The one night of the year where your wedding suppliers get dressed up and head into central London for an evening of award winning, and raising a glass to the other fantastic wedding businesses in their category. Every year, Guides for Brides host the Customer Service Awards, where suppliers from Bridal Boutiques to Cake Makers compete to be crowned number one customer service provider in their category. It is the perfect opportunity for suppliers to stand out amongst their peers, and be recognised for all their hard work – with a glass of champers in hand, too!

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10 #WeddingPlanningProblems that every bride-to-be experiences

Wedding planning is a stressful time, and it’s easy to feel like you’re losing your grasp on a non-wedding planning reality. The date is approaching, your Mother-in-law has made another one of her “helpful” suggestions, and you’re just not sure how long you’re going to be able to fight off your inner Bridezilla. We get it. But don’t worry, because Twitter is here to remind us that you’re not the only one experiencing these #WeddingPlanningProblems:

1. Know one will ever know. 


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How to have an eco-friendly wedding

Having an eco-friendly wedding doesn’t mean you have to forsake the glamour – there are plenty of easy and stylish ways to make your wedding that little bit more green. Ethical and environmentally-friendly weddings are becoming more and more popular as people consider the impact of their day on the environment, and from wedding transport to recycled stationery, we’ll show you how to have an eco-friendly wedding, too. 

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5 Things We Learned From ‘Bridesmaids’

We love an iconic wedding film here at Guides for Brides, and it doesn’t get better than Bridesmaids. We love it so much that not only do we think it’s extremely entertaining, but we think there’s a lesson or two to be learned as well. If you want to keep your bridesmaids happy, make sure you read the top five things we learnt from the film here:

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6 Ways to Personalise your Wedding Dress

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life, but it’s also a hugely important occasion for those closest to you. If you’re looking for ways to personalise your dress and honour the most important people in your life, we’ve come up with 6 easy ways to do it. From monograms to family heirlooms, Guides for Brides share our ideas on how to make your wedding dress more sentimental. 

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10 things to know before your big day

As one of the finest wedding venues in Wiltshire, Bishopstrow Hotel’s wedding concierge – Nicola Winslade, knows it all when it comes to planning a wedding. From decorations and food, to dresses and flowers and everything in between – she has dealt with it all. Check out Nicola’s top 10 tips on what to know before your big day…

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A Guide to Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

In the whirlwind of wedding planning, lots of brides often find it overwhelming when it comes to the daunting task of choosing their dress. Whilst some brides have always had a specific dress in mind, lots find it difficult to know if a dress is really ‘the one’. At Guides for Brides we think that finding your dream wedding dress should be enjoyable for every bride, so we’ve created this step by step guide to help you relax and make the most of the dress shopping experience.

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May the force be with you

In celebration of National Star Wars Day (otherwise known as May 4th), we’ve put together some inspiration for brides who are dreaming of a stylish and chic Star Wars wedding day. When it comes to the more “wacky” wedding themes, it can be difficult to create the right balance between fun and elegance so that you’re wedding doesn’t end up looking like a 12 year old’s birthday party. So, from lightsaber bouquets to Princess Leia inspired hairstyles, unleash your inner Jedi with these fun ideas.

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