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Planning a wedding in 2020 or beyond? We've picked out our favourite upcoming wedding flower trends that are guaranteed to make your wedding blooming beautiful (sorry!)...
Looking for the perfect wedding reading or poem? Here, we have ideas for every kind of wedding, from modern to traditional, emotional to funny. There are even options if you want children to do readings! So, take a look at our top picks below...
When it comes to wedding planning decisions, choosing the perfect wedding venue to suit your tastes and budget is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make. Not only do you have to consider the venue location and size, the catering and accommodation for your guests, you'll also need to research, visit countless venues and consider whether they are just right for the wedding of your dreams.
One of the most important things to address early on in wedding planning is your wedding finance - as of 2017, the national average wedding spend was quoted as being around £27,000. However, we found that our budget-savvy brides spent a lot less than this, with an average spend of £16,500. As most couples don't have this kind of money lying around, it's crucial to address up front how you intend to finance your wedding.
Writing (and editing) your wedding guest list is one of the most important parts of your wedding planning to get sorted early. The size of your guest list directly relates to your wedding budget and venue, and it's likely to turn into a balancing act between inviting everyone you want to be there and being able to afford the catering and venue costs.
If you're marrying in church, you'll need at least two wedding hymns, and possibly up to four depending on the length of the service. Your minister or the church's music director will be able to make suggestions, but here are some of our favourites! If most of your guests aren't regular church-goers, try to stick to more well-known choices with easy tunes. Remember, some hymns have more than one tune, so make sure if you have a preference, the organist knows which tune you're expecting!
Are you planning to have a civil ceremony on your wedding day? Here we aim to give you a basic idea of what to expect. Of course, you may add in your own personal readings, vows and messages. However, remember that these cannot have any religious content! Read on to see an example of a civil ceremony order of service...
Civil wedding ceremonies are non-religious, legal marriage ceremonies performed by a government official or functionary. In the UK, this person is normally called a registrar. A civil ceremony can't include hymns or religious readings. Also, the marriage must take place at a registered or licensed wedding venue to be legally valid. As well as the bride and groom, two witnesses must sign the register.
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