Skip to contentSkip to primary navigationSkip to quick searchSkip to supplier / event searchSkip to sign inSkip to footer

Wedding Ideas: Real Weddings

Proposing to your bridesmaids: 6 gorgeous gift ideas

Asking your best girls to be at your side on your wedding day is one of the most exciting wedding planning moments. They will be so touched to have been asked and will be keen to help you out with wedding and hen party planning, adding a little fun to this otherwise stressful process. Brides-to-be are always looking for beautiful and unique ways to ask their girls to be part of their #BrideTribe, so Guides for Brides have come up with some great little gift ideas. We’ve teamed up with Getting Personal to offer you the chance to WIN a £50 voucher and get your hands on these goodies – all you need to do is leave a review of one of your wedding suppliers on and you’ll be automatically entered.

Proposing to your bridesmaids: 6 gorgeous gifts

Read More

Advice from real life brides

Wedding planning can be very time consuming, with brides spending an average of 320 hours planning their big day. That’s over 13 days! We recently sent a survey to newlywed brides to get the low-down on their planning process and the big day itself. Whilst blogs and articles can provide some great tips, advice from real life brides who have recently experienced the wedding process will give you invaluable first hand knowledge.

bride swing

Read More

Beautiful Disaster

Despite perfect planning sometimes things don’t go to plan, but it is how the two of you deal with it that dictates whether it turns the wedding into a disaster or gives you and your guests wonderful memories of a catastrophe averted. This month the flooded wedding depicted by photographer Jon Dennis in A Beautiful Disaster demonstrates this perfectly.

Read More

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian – a wedding to remember!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding (or KimYe as they are now known) can definitely take the title of the most talked about event of this year. Since their engagement in 2013, there has been tremendous speculation about what these two star’s wedding day would involve and they did well to keep their special day out of the media despite their high profile.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Read More

Bad taste proposals

Christmas is a busy time for wedding proposals and new grooms-to-be will be sighing with relief today at romantic proposals successfully pulled off while their new fiancée shows off her ring.

Spare a thought for the bride who was the victim of what must be one of the cruelest and craziest proposals ever, and watch the video of their proposal.

Wedding or engagement ring

Ant and Dec need YOU!

Ant and Dec Wedding ShowThe lovely Chris Weller from ITV’s production team has asked for our help in finding couples to take part in Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. They are looking for couples who are getting married on a Saturday in February, March or April to play a game live on the show.

It doesn’t matter where in the country your wedding is – you don’t need to be near London.

So, if you are up for a bit of fun, email Chris for a full application form:

Alternatively you can nominate someone to be surprised! If you know someone who is getting married on a Saturday between February and April, and think they would enjoy the surprise, email: You never know … you might even get to meet the boys themselves.

Ant and Dec

Read all about Sarah’s Wedding and Honeymoon!

A new chapter in our lives…

Dear brides to be,

Well Saturday was the most amazing day, the sun was out and everything went to plan.

I have to admit that last week was a bit stressful, but it was well worth it as everything fell into place at the right time and all of our family and friends had an amazing day.

A massive thank you to our Photographers Barker Evans and all of the staff at Eynsham Hall for making our day perfect.

Thank you for sharing this time with us, but we are now off on honeymoon and starting our new life as Mr and Mrs H-D.

I have included a couple of photos below, so you can see how we looked on the day! There will be more to follow, so watch this space…

Good luck with your wedding planning.

Sarah x

Today is the day.

Morning everyone,

Well today’s the day, after 11 months of planning I can’t believe our wedding day is here!

Today’s update will be brief as we are getting married at 12pm, so I need to be super organised today as I need have my hair and make-up done before Nicky arrives at 11am to help to get me dressed.In true tradition Mike didn’t stay at home last night, but I had a relaxing evening with my Mum and a couple of bridesmaids that are staying with me.

So, this is it! I can’t wait to see Mike at the church at 12pm and spending the rest of our lives together. Mike, if you read this I love you loads and am so looking forward to be Mrs. H-D

Lots of Love

Sarah x

A Grooms point of view!

My name is Mike and I am Sarah’s Husband to be. Just in case you thought that I wasn’t doing anything before the wedding this is what I have done this week.

The beginning of the week did not start successfully! Having picked up the suits from Moss Bros on Sunday, my trousers were way too big! This is good as it shows I have lost weight (great!) … but it means that we have to go back AGAIN and pick up replacements! Monday brought with it meetings with the photographer, dropping off suits with the ushers and a busy afternoon at work, .

On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to go and play golf with my Dad and Brother at Stoke Park, before going back to work on Wednesday… Wednesday evening was filled with making 98 favours, organising logistics of travelling to the church, and practising the first dance with the bride! Thursday was my final day at work for three weeks!… but I still had to fit in practising my speech and packing for the wedding and honeymoon. So today, Friday, I may have a day off work, but it is an absolutley jam packed day. Having made the final arrangements with the best man and dropped of the suits with the ushers, I need to give the ushers the details for their jobs, deliver bits and pieces to Eynsham Hall, and go to the church rehearsal. Luckily I have supper at my Mum’s this evening and then going for a pint or two, before an early(ish!) night!


Tell your friends


Receive our newsletter