Wedding Planning

Seven Essential Wedding Dress Shopping Rules

Marina Licht | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Congratulations on your engagement! I am sure you can barely contain your excitement at the prospect of getting married and planning the wedding day of your dreams. I by no means want to curtail your excitement, but I would advise a few words of caution.

Perfect Wedding Cocktails

Michael Stringer | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Over the years I have been asked hundreds of times by friends, family, event organisers and wedding planners 'what is the best way to decide on the perfect cocktails at a wedding?'.

Bride Marries in Intensive Care Unit

Kate Thompson | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

The nursing staff knew Hayley had been planning her wedding and it was Jan Williams, a Senior Staff Nurse at the hospital who suggested they marry there in the intensive care unit rather than postpone their marriage ceremony.

Your Must Read 12 Month Planning Guide to Having a Stylish Wedding

Marina Licht | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Yes, before you say anything, I know some of you are engaged for more than 12 months and some of you are engaged for less, but I thought it would be easier to do a 12 month must-read essential wedding planning checklist.

Is Your Wedding Bloggable?

Phoebe Miller | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Miller

If you planned your wedding with love and affection, included things that you enjoy and had it photographed beautifully then of course we all want to see it. It is great for all the wonderful suppliers you used to get a pat on the back for their good work. We want to feel like we were part of your day and feel inspired.

When the Wedding Planning Gets Too Much

Phoebe Miller | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Miller

I found that my planning went absolutely swimmingly until other people were involved. Namely, family. "Why isn't so and so invited? Can I have a plus one?" The simplest answer you can give is "because there is no room". In an ideal world I would have had everyone I love and like. I was limited to 160. Ergo. There were some cuts.

How to Plan a Lesbian Wedding: The Announcement

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

If there's one thing that's confusing about a gay engagement, it's wondering if you should be the one to propose, or if the other half is going to do it. For months it seemed like we were on the brink of being engaged, but we were just waiting for the other to go ahead and do it.

Memo to Brides: Get Over Yourselves, It's Not Just 'Your' Day

Kate Hunter | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Hunter

When you boil it down, a wedding's a wedding's a wedding. Even people who think they're being radical (Bridesmaids all wearing different dresses! Groomsmen in pink suits! Couple leaving on a Vespa!), they're really just fiddling with the details.

My Friend Is Taking the Pictures at My Wedding... NO!

Kelly Hood | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hood

I have had so many brides come to me after the wedding and tell me of their wedding regrets and that 'I wish I'd got a professional to do it'. With horror stories of badly taken photos, waiting an age for them to come back to them, badly edited - if edited at all images - blurred, over exposed.

How to Plan a Lesbian Wedding

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

Here's nothing really out there helping us, marriage equality is new. Yes, the debate has been around for a long time, but we're only just starting to see the results of years of hard work. I've seen a few stills from lesbian weddings via Tumblr, and sobbed over Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi's wedding video, but all I can think is how?

Wedding Planning: Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Laura Babb | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

In my view someone whose style you love should be the number one consideration when choosing a wedding photographer. You'll want to look at your photos again and again, for the rest of your life. Picking a photographer whose work you love will mean you stay in love with your wedding pictures.

How We Planned A Wedding In Just 8 Weeks

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Most bridal magazines and experts suggest you give yourself around twelve to eighteen months to plan your big day... I decided it could be done in a hurry, and in fact did just that, saying my vows on the 2 November this year after deciding to get hitched once and for all in the second week of September.

Weddings and the Curse of 2013

Kate Thompson | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

Weddings are full of superstition. As a superstitious society we are more likely to expect bad luck to strike on Friday 13th than any other date. Indeed the fear of the number 13 even has a name, albeit one most of us can't pronounce: triskaidekaphobia.

How to Not Hate Your Own Wedding

Holly Poulter | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

Songbird Kelly Clarkson called off the big wedding she and her fiance were planning this October, because she was 'so overwhelmed' and 'so over' planning it... But for most couples, it's simply not possible. So if you've got to knuckle down and get it done, how do you manage to not hate your own wedding?

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have Before Getting Married

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If marriage is on the cards, there's no doubt you'll know a fair amount about your partner - their likes and dislikes, bad habits, pet peeves. But...

'Which One of You Will Wear a Dress?': Etiquette at Same-Sex Weddings

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

You treat a same-sex couple the same way you'd treat an opposite-sex one and while the weddings may differ in some details, the overall concept is the same. However, as recent news stories about brides gone bad, grooms gone greedy, and invitees gone impolite suggest, people seem unsure about what to do at a wedding, regardless of who's getting married.

Yes We Are Getting Married, Just Don't Ask About the Wedding

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Finally, there she is. His bride. Head to toe antique lace, a veil costing more than most people's homes. Her father proudly holding her arm. The time-honoured march begins, she steps one white satin clad toe forwards... And promptly vomits on the floor, decides she looks better in a tracksuit, doesn't really like weddings anyway and legs it.

Falling in Love

Kate Thompson | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

The strongest and perhaps the strangest of emotions, it can bring absolute elation and utter despair in equal measures. When we admit we have fallen in love, we are at our most vulnerable, opening our hearts and souls to one person; we take a risk.

Why Is The Government Opposing 'Humanist' Weddings?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

The government is refusing to back plans for couples to be able to hold "non-religious" wedding ceremonies, despite previously pledging support, accor...

How Those Little Personal Touches Can Make Your Wedding

Jess Shanahan | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

When planning your wedding, you'll probably be thinking of ways to make it a truly unforgettable experience. Not just for you and your partner but also for all your guests. The best way to do this is with little personal touches that will make people stop and comment. This could be anything from a handmade veil to your own recipe for cupcakes.

Why Wedding Planning Is Big Business

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Louisa Leontiades

As a little girl, the pinnacle of my dream was to get married. The dress. The rescue. The prince. The fabulous hair. The happy ever after. It's what we were promised. But I'm 37 now, and divorced even though I had a wedding planner (although I still have fabulous hair).

Death, Maggots and Other Suitable Wedding Readings.

Matt Glass | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

Wedding readings are undoubtedly the most heinous of all ceremonial speeches. No witty irony, no jokes, not even a personal nod-and-a wink to the married couple. Just an unapologetic slurry of schmaltzy cliches that wade knee-deep through a syrup of every single balk-inducing stereotype the English language has ever been able to muster.

Engagement Photography: What's the Point?

Laura Babb | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

There are loads of reasons why having an engagement photo shoot is an excellent idea but the main one is FEAR or the removal of it. Many people are apprehensive about having their photograph taken by a professional photographer for one reason and one reason alone: fear of the unknown. They don't know what to expect.

Your Wedding Won't Be Perfect

Laura Babb | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

You will save yourself a whole heap of wedding day stress by letting go. Turn up, get married, have a party. Don't worry about the details or the politics. Don't stress about things running on time because they never do. Ever.

Tame the Zilla

Louisa Daniels | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

Chances are, if you're in the midst of planning a wedding, then you'll be up to your neck in wedding administration or 'wedmin', and perhaps even trying to juggle different opinions and emotions, alongside attending to the life you had before you got engaged.