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Wedding Ideas: For the Groom

Real Engagement: Sophie and Ted

Our hugely successful Real Weddings page has all the real life inspiration you need for your big day, but what about the proposal? We love a good proposal story here at Guides for Brides HQ, so we’re kicking off our brand new #RealEngagement series with Sophie and Ted’s rather eventful proposal story. 

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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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Europe’s most romantic hotel: Palazzo Avino – our favourite things

Palazzo Avino was judged to be the most romantic hotel in Europe. Nestled in Ravello, high above the Amalfi Coast in Italy it is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon or a fairytale wedding. A picture can say a thousand words so here is a round up of a few of our favourites so you can judge for yourself:

Palazzo Avino

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White Gold Vs. Platinum: The myths and realities

White gold engagement and wedding rings have long been popular as a cheaper platinum alternative, but what exactly is white gold and what are the positives and negatives to choosing it for your ring? Engagement ring obsessive Ruth Donaldson of Heirloom London gets us up to speed with some common misconceptions about white gold and it’s big sister, platinum. 

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What colour suit should your groom be wearing?

It’s easy to get caught up on your wedding dress or your bridesmaids dresses, but what about the groom? What your groom and groomsmen are wearing is becoming more and more important as men continue to break the mould with their suit choices, but how do you know which colour is best for your husband-to-be? From traditional black to up-and-coming burgundy, read our advice here:

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Shhh! Should your proposal be a surprise?

So you’re blissfully happy with your partner, you’ve been together long enough, and everyone around you seems to be tying the knot – you’re getting ready for a proposal. But how important is it that it’s a complete secret? 75% of men state that ideally, they want their proposal to be a surprise, but are we making it too difficult? How are men supposed to know that you’re ready to get engaged, come up with the most romantic proposal idea ever, and meticulously plan it – all without you getting suspicious?


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Top 5 diamond cuts for your big day…

If you’ve been looking for the perfect wedding ring cut, there are certainly a lot of options to consider! The huge variety of cuts available can become slightly overwhelming. From elegant emerald cuts to vintage marquise cuts, there are unique benefits to each style. Read on, and let us help you pick the ring which is most suitable for you and your taste…

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WIN your groom a 3-month subscription!

As Movember comes to a close, what better gift for your groom than a 3-month grooming kit subscription from The Personal Barber? Taking the chore out of shaving, these luxurious kits turn shaving into an experience to look forward to. With good products and a close shave, we can promise that you will love your groom’s new look as much as he does!

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A Treat for the Boys – Get your Exclusive Discount!

Is your fiancé tired of being dragged round wedding fairs? We’ve teamed up with the reputable Quintessentially to bring you access to an exclusive Wine & Gentleman’s Atelier – the perfect treat for your groom to be. The indulgent evening event will bring you some of the world’s finest artisans – all under one roof! 

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Wedding Suits: To Hire or to Buy?

For some grooms, their wedding day is one of the rare occasions that they put on a formal suit, and hiring makes perfect sense. For others, every time they hire, they kick themselves that they didn’t buy the first time they needed a suit as they would have recouped their money by now.

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