Wedding Ideas: Planning a Wedding
This is the best place to start planning your wedding! We’ve split our handy wedding planning guide into months so that you can plan along with our wedding planning timeline no matter how soon you’re getting married.
It may seem like a given that you'll be spending time with your new spouse on your wedding day, but one of the top things we hear from newlyweds is that they didn't get to spend enough time together on the biggest day of their lives! That's why we always recommend scheduling in some time for just the two of you on the day - here are some of our favourite suggestions...
Although these days couples tend to split the wedding bill evenly (or head to the bank of mum and dad), there are traditional rules when it comes to who pays for what. There's a lot of conflicting information online when it comes to these categories, but we're in agreement with etiquette experts Debrett's when it comes to our list - and as they've been the go-to source for etiquette since 1769, we think you're in pretty safe hands! Here's what the groom would traditionally pay for...
Once you've picked out your bridesmaids, ushers, best man and maid of honour, it's good to know what their wedding party duties and responsibilities are, both during the planning process and on the wedding day itself. Here's a handy list for each of them...
Of course you want to look amazing for your wedding day - it's the most you'll ever be photographed - but you also want to balance it with feeling comfortable and confident. Here are our top tips for your prepping your wedding day look...
It's time to pack your wedding essentials for the big day! No-one has the time (or arm strength!) to lug around a giant bag of emergency items, so we've broken down our list into three handy categories: items to have on hand wherever you're getting ready in the morning, smaller essentials to keep in a bridal clutch bag (or in your maid of honour's bag if you don't want to carry a clutch), and a larger kit to keep somewhere safe in the venue, such as a hotel room or a safe room (all venues should have somewhere for you to store wedding essentials).
As a rule, you'll only have a wedding rehearsal if you're planning a church wedding ceremony. For a civil ceremony, the registrar will speak to everyone involved in the morning to ensure that they know what to say and where to stand. If you're having a wedding rehearsal, here's how to make the most of it...
You may have dreams of jetting off on honeymoon the morning after your wedding, but there are still practical things that you'll have to sort out after the wedding. Some of these tasks you'll be able to delegate, and some you may need to do yourself. Here are some of the things you'll need to take into consideration...
When it comes to paying your wedding suppliers, it's important to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible and that you're covered in case of any problems. Here are our top tips...
As the big day approaches, you'll want to be sure that you have all the necessary details confirmed with all your wedding suppliers. Here are our top tips for making sure the process goes as smoothly as possible...
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