Wedding Ideas: Ultimate Guides
Guides for Brides’ Ultimate and Essential Guides are key resources for any couple planning their wedding. From menswear to marquees, we have you covered on everything you need to know. Plus, we answer common questions couples have when planning these elements of their wedding.
One of the best parts of wedding planning is deciding on your wedding cake! You may already have some idea of what you want, or you may just not know where to start at all. With so many variations of cake shapes, flavours and designs to choose from, it can be difficult to find a starting point. So, we've put together an Essential Guide to Wedding Cakes, to help you decide on your dream wedding cake design.
One of the first things you'll need to do after booking your venue is to book your key suppliers, such as your wedding photographer. There are a variety of different wedding photographers available, each with their own unique style, and they tend to get booked up quickly. We’ve put together the ultimate guide of everything you need to know about wedding photography, for a stress-free wedding photo experience.
Even without coronavirus restrictions, not everyone dreams of a big, white wedding. For those who simply value quality time with close family and friends, now is the perfect opportunity for a smaller wedding. No expectation to entertain 250 people, no pressure to invite all your extended family, no flapping over complex table arrangements. This is just about you and your partner gathering your very nearest and dearest together for a celebration of your love.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on weddings plus the inspiration of the recent summer sun, has meant that many couples are considering a more outdoor-focused wedding for 2021 and 2022. It's worth bearing in mind that in England and Wales you will need to have your civil ceremony beneath a licensed structure in order for your wedding to be legally binding (an exception to this law will come into place for a limited period in 2021-2022, read more here). However, if you would prefer an outdoor ceremony, there is always the option of a celebrant-led ceremony and completing the legal formalities at another time.
So, here is our essential guide for hosting an outdoor wedding to help with your planning.
How convenient would it be to have your ceremony and reception at the same venue? No need for separate bookings or organising transport for your guests. Why should you have to give up your dream of a church wedding just to make everything a bit easier? So, here's our guide to choosing a venue that has a church or chapel on-site with a selection of our top choices. Spoiler alert, they are gorgeous!
Choosing your bridal wear is one of the best parts of wedding planning. Many brides have been dreaming about what they will wear on their wedding day for years! However, it can also be a bit overwhelming. There are many different styles of wedding dresses, from skirt shape, neckline, material, embellishments and so much more.
It’s not just the bride who needs her dream outfit! It’s important for the groom to get his outfit perfect too. Buying your wedding suit may sound simple. Just some trousers, a shirt and a jacket, right? Actually, when it comes to picking out the groom, groomsmen and usher outfits for the wedding, menswear can be surprisingly complicated! There are different styles of suits that are suitable for weddings in different seasons and formalities. Already feeling a little daunting? Here's our ultimate guide to menswear for weddings to help you make those key outfit decisions.
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