Wedding Planning

Why Oscar De La Renta Will Influence the Bridal Industry for Years to Come...

Marina Licht | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

I cannot quite believe that Amal Alamuddin's dress was the last bridal gown he personally designed for a high profile figure. In my opinion, Amal's dress was nothing short of a triumph. It was everything a wedding dress should be and more.

10 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding

Marina Licht | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Planning a wedding is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be incredibly stressful. Not only do you have to contend with keeping everyone happy, but you also have to make so many choices.

Why the Duchess of Cambridge Is a Bridal Icon

Marina Licht | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

I have worked in the bridal industry for 15 years, so as you can imagine, I have seen plenty of incredibly beautiful wedding dresses. Before The Duchess of Cambridge got married, the majority of people I worked within the industry used to cite Grace Kelly as the figure whose gown they most admired.

Happy Families- Seven Ways to Ensure Everyone Is Happy on Your Wedding Day

Marina Licht | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life. However, it is all too easy to get involved with family arguments that could ultimately harm your chances of enjoying your big day.

Steal Amal Alamuddin's Bridal Beauty

Marina Licht | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Amal Alamuddin looked like she was born to be a bride when she wed George Clooney. Resplendent in Oscar de la Renta. The human rights lawyer looked undeniably chic and stylish. If you like the idea of following in her footsteps, it is important to think chic, understated and classic. Like The Duchess of Cambridge, lace played an important part in Amal's wedding dress.

Seven Ways to Choose the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress

Marina Licht | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Remember, it is all very well to tell an eight year old girl that you have chosen her flower girl dress (and often this is not easy!), but try informing twenty or thirty something adult bridesmaids what you would like them to wear for your wedding without consulting them! Believe me, they will not be happy!

'Expect to Go Over Budget, Then You Won't Be Surprised', Things You Should Consider When Planning Your Wedding...

Simon Glazin | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

There are usually a few questions people ask me when I tell them I got married last December: 'Who proposed to who?' (he did, he'd always wanted to), 'What did you wear?' (Versace, of course!) and 'Was it stressful?' (yes, yes and yes again).

Would Your Friends Be Offended If You Hired This Professional Bridesmaid?

Barcroft Media | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us have been around the block long enough to see almost every version of bridesmaid from the supportive, good ones to the really bad ones who ...

Crowd-Fund Me to Hawaii!

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Naomi Kerbel

The couple had set up a page and received 21 donations totalling $1,200 to pay for their flights. Whoop whoop for Jen and Jeff. And what about the backers? What did they get? Perhaps a warm fuzzy feeling that they'd helped a young couple get a spot on a sun lounger. Otherwise nothing.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part 2: Ask Your Father

Alex Smith | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

'Perhaps we should sit down,' WHY DID I SAY THAT? Now he thinks I've killed someone he loves. Great start. With all of the calm of a fully charged vibrator I continued: 'I have something I need to ask you, I was wondering how you would feel, if you would be okay with, if you would allow me...(yep that's all the ways to say that sentence - must get to the point) if I asked Phoebe to marry me?'

Wedding Planning SOS: Top Tips From a Professional Planner...

Simon Glazin | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

Organising a wedding is no easy task. No matter how many people you are inviting - be it 50 or 350 - you're guaranteed a certain level of stressful situations. Have you ordered the flowers for your bridesmaids? Have you sorted the table centres? Will your mother-in-law like your colour scheme?

Wedding Traditions, Your Way

Laura Babb | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

Most of these traditions emanate from heterosexual weddings but many of the traditions can be easily adapted to suit gay couples, whether you want to take a more traditional or alternative approach. I'll be including some ideas about how to adapt traditional wedding elements to suit a gay wedding.

Ten Steps to Giving a Great Best Man Speech

Robin Kermode | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Kermode

All Best Man speeches have to be funny. Right? Wrong! By all means go for it and bring the house down - but only if you're naturally funny, nobody wants to end up on YouTube or Facebook in the "Least funny Best Man" category!

Paying for a Wedding - Who, How and Cutting the Bill

Sarah Willis | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willis

Traditionally, the majority of wedding costs were paid by the father of the bride. This is rooted in the dowry tradition, where the groom's family were compensated for taking on the financial burden of the bride.

4 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Planning My Wedding

Liz Marie | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

The moment you get engaged, get prepared to be inundated with everyone and their mom telling you variations of "don''t get stressed." I'm here to tell you that it is perfectly alright if the prospect of throwing a probably huge, definitely expensive party for your closest family and friends while committing your life to another human being feels a tad bit overwhelming and stressful. It is!

How to Achieve Wedding Day Confidence

Marina Licht | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

I have been thinking about the subject of bridal day confidence for a while. Getting married is one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but it can also be an incredibly stressful time. Not everyone who gets engaged is thrilled with the idea that all eyes will be on her on the big day.

Top 10 Wedding Tips: Here's How to Organise Your Wedding - Without Losing Your Mind

Liz Marie | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Congratulations, you're getting married! There is no other day in your life that compares with your wedding day. Sure, there are other big events in life that you'll always remember such as graduations, the birth of a child, or holidays of a lifetime, but it's your wedding day that you've probably fantasised about from a young age.

Seven Essential Wedding Dress Shopping Rules

Marina Licht | Posted 04.06.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 07.05.2014 | 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 30.04.2014 | 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.