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We have been speaking to brides and wedding businesses for nearly 20 years and there is little we don't know about planning the perfect wedding.
From how to bag a bridal bargain to reception etiquette our articles you can dip in whenever you are looking for inside information, inspiration or advice.
Balloons, Favours & Dressing your Venue
There has been a recent trend for employing a stylist or venue dressing service to transform your wedding venue and there is no doubt that a creative stylist can do wonders even with a very limited budget.
Whether you are planning to use a professional stylist, or are relying on advice from your balloon decorating company, florist or chair cover company, or indeed your own inspiration and ideas, we are here to point you in the right direction.
Choosing your Bridal Wear
This is the part of wedding planning that every bride looks forward to. Whether you are searching for a bargain bridal gown from Oxfam or a designer wedding dress from one of the top London bridal boutiques, put a few afternoons aside with a trusted friend to try on a range of dresses.
Every bride will tell you that they knew without doubt when they had found the right gown, here we tell you how to start your search.
All About Bridesmaids
From advice on choosing your bridesmaids, whether to have a flower girl, how to address arguements over the choice of bridesmaids outfits to where to find the perfect bridesmaids dresses and accessories.
Cakes and Chocolate Fountains
Wedding cake trends change faster than any other wedding trends. Chocolate fountains are out one year, and huge the next, cupcakes seemed to be very 2010, until their revival in 2012.
What are the trends and what will be practical and sensible for your wedding? And how many different types of cake does the average bride sample?
Catering, Catering Hire & Bar Hire
If you are getting married in a venue, the chances are that you can skip this section. If you have opted for a marquee or un-catered venue such as a barn or village hall, the chances are that your biggest spend, and the potential for the biggest finiancial mistakes, are contained within this section.
Entertainment, Fireworks, Magicians & Creches
These are the fun touches that can really make a wedding reception an afternoon or evening to remember, and can cost surprisingly little.
Many couples have an entertainment wish list - special touches to be added at the last minute if there have been savings elsewhere in the budget - and for other couples the entertainment is a key aspect. Let us inspire you...
Are you sitting down? The cost of flowers can be the biggest suprise when it comes to wedding budgeting. Most pre-conceptions are based on the cost of a bunch of flowers without any regard for all the additional work that goes into preparing flowers for a wedding.
Here we look into all of the options and where you can save money.
Gifts & Gift Lists
All brides say that they don’t need any gifts but we all know that secretly they would love presents. Many are deciding to go eco friendly or stick to more traditional gifts but it can be whatever if you think that the couple would enjoy it. Read on to find out more.
Groom, Best man, Page Boys and Ushers
While most men would prefer to roll up to a wedding in their comfiest jeans and t-shirt, morning suits or lounge suits tend to be more suitable! This section gives a clear guidance on what it takes to be a best man and what duties they have to bestow.
Plus if you are looking for information on the ideal pageboy then you have come to the right place, and we have many fantastic ideas on gifts to give your bridal party and even tips on whether to hire or buy the perfect suit to celebrate a couple’s happiest day.
Health, Beauty, Fitness & Spas
Organising a wedding can be extremely stressful; no wonder the saying “Bridezilla” was invented. However no one wants to feel pressure leading up to their big day so why not take time to sit back and relax enjoying a spa treatment or mastering a good night sleep. Give yourself a break and your body some tender, loving care.
Wanting to look incredible for your wedding may sound challenging, but with some simple steps - fitness, weight loss, makeup and even improving your smile for the wedding - can make you feel on top of the world.
If you feel great you look it.
Hen & Stag Ideas
Every couple needs to experience their last night of freedom before entering a loving married journey. If you are looking for ideas for the perfect final night then sit back and enjoy.
Honeymoons and Destination Weddings
Honeymoons are one of the most exciting experiences when entering a marriage, It is a way to leave home and spend as much time as possible with the one you love. This section looks at different destinations to help you make the right decision, with helpful reviews to guide you.
Getting married abroad with a so-called “destination wedding” is becoming increasingly popular and we tell you how and where you can find your perfect overseas venue.
Jewellery and Wedding Rings
The saying “diamonds are a girls best friend” was invented especially for weddings! Accessories can make the bride feel more like a princess and we can find jewellery that sticks within your budget. Plus the perfect wedding ring.
Legal, Financial & Insurance Advice
As unglamorous as it seems legal, finical and insurance advice is very important so your money doesn’t spiral out of control. So take some time to really think about your options reading through our advice.
Marquess & Mobile Loos
If you are looking for an alternative venue then a marquee could be a strong contender. We look at the different options and whether a marquee wedding reception would suit you.
Mother Of The Bride
You must be feeling extremely proud of your daughter at this present time, but you musty not forget yourself. I’m sure you want to look brilliant too while not upstaging her so here we can assist you.
Music and Musicians
Music is a great way to capture emotion, whether it being for the first dance, or for the after party it can bring great atmosphere. Here we look at different types of music from church weddings to civil services.
Photography, Audio Visual and Videography
Memories are so important to capture on the most important day of your life, so it is essential that you hire a great photographer. Here we give tips to finding the best photographer your budget allows.
The way to start off a marriage is to perform the most nerve-racking experience, The Proposal. If you are suffering for anxiety, don’t panic we are here to help.
Planners and Coordinators
If you want to ensure your wedding runs smoothly as possible then many people like to hire a wedding planner or coordinator.
Clear organisation is essential for your big day so it is very important that everyone knows where it is and what time to arrive, so no one is coming in when the priest says “does anyone abject”. This is where invitations are vital, so if you don’t know where to begin read on and find out more.
Toastmasters, Speeches & Traditions
Speeches are one of those traditions dreaded by the groom, father of the bride and Best Man. This is the time when everyone is full of emotion either crying with happiness or laughing with joy. If you want to master the greatest speech then here are a few tips to lead you to victory.
Take your wedding to whole new heights by going back in time and having a vintage wedding, This great trend is taking the country by storm, with antique and charity shops selling out of vintage teapots, cups and saucers.
Helicopters, Limos, Horse drawn carriages are some transportations to get you to your wedding in style. It’s your day to stand out so read on to find out how your dream transportation could become a reality.
Choosing your venue can be very hard as there are so many lovely venues out there, which you may be considering already. If you are tossing and turning over this decision then do not panic, we can help you make that decision.
“I do”, the phrase that is extremely necessary in performing a marriage but this can only be performed in a marriage ceremony. There is a huge variety to choose; from church ceremonies to sea ceremonies anything is possible these days. So be inspired.
Wedding Readings & Poetry
Poetry and readings are very popular to use in a ceremony as they capture many people’s hearts and act as a nice way to express the couple’s feelings towards one another. If you are stuck on what poems or readings to choose, then we have a few examples that may please you.