Wedding

How To Host An Affordable Wedding At Home

Robin Weil | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Weil

But there are definitely some aspects that need careful consideration before committing to such a big decision. While getting hitched at home can be the more affordable option, don't be fooled, done incorrectly it can most certainly add up. So to assist you in making the decision on whether an at home wedding is for you, here are the things you must nail:

Grooms Take Control: How To Have A Stag Do You Actually Want

Robin Weil | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Weil

With grooms around the world stumbling into strip clubs, being attached to street-lamps starkers or ending up in police custody during their supposed 'last night of freedom', it's fair to question whether the stag in question is having quite as much fun as his friends are. Despite being someone who is regularly up for a messy night out, I still definitely know what I do and don't want for my stag do - and I'd like to think my friends do too.

Interfaith Marriage: How To Tackle The Civil Vs Religious Ceremony Question

Robin Weil | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Weil

Having attended hundreds of weddings over the past six years, either through work or friends (but mainly work), I have always felt there is something truly special and spiritual about a religious ceremony, whether it's held in a church, a synagogue or a mosque.

A Right Royal Telling Off

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

I have to admit to revelling in the schadenfreude - seeing someone else so very publicly admonish their child. Because boy have I been there - done that and got the whole wardrobe - never mind the T Shirt!

Introducing The Introducer - Why Every Good Wedding Needs One

Rachel Fay | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fay

According to the National Wedding Council we are just days away from the official start of wedding season. In fact, June 21st marks the day when the nation will be caught up in a joyous few months full of the sights and sounds of happy couples saying 'I Do', guests breaking into rapturous applause and celebratory confetti being thrown into the air.

Not All Kinds Of Love Need A Happy Ending

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

More often than not, it's the kind of love that's unplanned and unanticipated. If every time you meet someone new you throw a seed onto the ground, then loving this person is like not knowing that seed has landed on good soil.

Why Giving Back Has Helped Me Move Forward

Jackie Scully | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

I joke with my husband now that I am glad he took 13 years to propose. Had he not, our house would be packed with happy memories, but little meaning. When I look at my wedding ring now I am reminded not just of the person who gives me a reason to smile each and every day, but of all the people who made our love possible.

You Can Go A Long Way With The Right People By Your Side

Jackie Scully | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Kindness is an early-morning ceremony on the Cutty Sark (I think the registrar and some runners got up at 5am) that involved road closure teams, guests dressed for sports day and a jelly baby bouquet made for me by an incredible friend so that I could be a bride, but an 'on message' one.

Wedding Stationery Hacks For The Crafty Bride

Holly Poulter | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

We know. It sucks. You haven't even stepped into a bridal shop yet and you're already wide-eyed at the cost of all the paper you've got to think about. Save the dates, place cards, table plans, escort cards. Not to mention the invitations themselves!

When The Guy Isn't The One, But The Dress Is

Nita Choonsingh | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Style
Nita Choonsingh

It was the seventh dress I tried on, at the third boutique my mum and I visited, which was the winner. I have never in my life experienced an emotional reaction to an article of clothing until that moment. I could not stop staring at myself in the mirror.

Now Is The Time To Start Supporting The Wedding Industry

Kate Beavis | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

As someone immersed in the wedding industry, who works with creative, independent businesses every day, I feel that it surely is about to time to call a halt on all this negative energy and celebrate how truly awesome it is here in the UK.

Wedding Rules You Should Break In 2017

Jay Feeney | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jay Feeney

Weddings are about celebrating love, not a military operation that has to go according to a plan. Feel comfortable in saying goodbye to the traditions and rules, and focus 100% in creating a party to remember.

5 Reasons Why Pippa Middleton May Want To Reconsider Involving George And Charlotte In Her Wedding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents

They say you should never work with children or animals, but it seems Pippa Middleton has overlooked that, as she has chosen her niece and nephew Prin...

17 Things You Need To Do To Nail A Wedding With A Baby

Andy Johnson-Creek | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents
Andy Johnson-Creek

Weddings. With a tiny baby. What could be worse?! Well, yes - we've all seen and heard the horror stories. But it doesn't have to be that way with some preparation and life hacks!

How To Save Money On Your Wedding Food

Holly Poulter | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

Unless you're dropping some serious cash on a diamond encrusted wedding dress, it's a pretty safe bet that food and drink will be the biggest slice of your wedding budget. And so it should be - food and drink are essential to you and your guests having a great time, and setting the tone for the day.

You're Engaged! Now What? Seven Things To Do Before Anything Else

Holly Poulter | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

Your other half has probably just spent the past few weeks or months sweating at the thought of asking you this question, with a ring possibly burning a hole in his pocket. It's likely they will want a bit of a breather too! Go out and celebrate and revel in the moment.

A-Z Of Wedding Planning

Christina Barker | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Planning your wedding can be really overwhelming. There are so many things to organise and plan, so I am giving you the lowdown on the A-Z of wedding planning to keep you calm. Relax, I have you covered!

Forget 'Fairy Tale' - Make Your Wedding Utterly Imperfect

Wendy Wardell | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wardell

Embrace imperfection, which will happen anyway, regardless of how much you stress about it, and your day will be so much more memorable and fun. I'm not advocating that it should fall into complete chaos or that anyone gets injured, at least not seriously, but make wriggle room for the day to be warm and human

10 Top Tips For Your Wedding Day

Christina Barker | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Aside from the most obvious tips of not being hungover and getting up late, I've put together my 10 top tips for your wedding day. 1. Eat a nice breakfast full of protein that will keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Potentially, brides can go long periods without any food so this is very important.

Proposing On New Year's Eve? Buy The Ring Before Popping The Question

Robert Lane | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

It's far less pressure to spend time looking for rings online, on your own, so that you can compare gradings, carat sizes and reviews of the jewellers. You can also decide if you want to search around for discount codes or wait for a sale, which you are unlikely to do if you are shopping together.

Is Romance On The Decline In The UK? Google Says No

Robert Lane | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

The all-time peak was at the end of 2015, as people rushed to buy engagement rings for new year proposals. I expect the peak will be beaten this month (December 2016), though that's just a guess based on previous data.

No Means No: Kulwinder Kaur's Senseless Murder Sees History Repeat Itself

Martha Salhotra | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Martha Salhotra

The intent behind Kulwinder's death seems clear. It almost feels like a statement, to show not just Kulwinder, but any woman, who the boss was in the face of rejection at the wedding. Today, Kulwinder becomes another name, another face, and another body to be added to the ever-growing catalogue of women killed for saying 'no.'

The Ultimate Guide To A Minimalist Wedding

Lyndsay Weir | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lyndsay Weir

Your wedding day is a celebration of your commitment to each other. The people there should be happy to celebrate with you over a five-course meal, or a burger and fries. It is about the love, not the day.

Why You Need to Ditch Your Wedding Planning Checklist Right NOW!

Keelie Briggs | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Keelie Briggs

To an outsider, my wedding was the same as every other wedding that season. Same wedding decorations, same flowers, same everything. I deprived myself of the excitement of looking at different designs, flicking through bridal magazines and pinning every beautiful wedding idea on pinterest. All because I saw wedding planning as just a task to be completed.

Get Queen Elizabeth's Wedding Look Without Netflix's £30,000 Price Tag

Kate Beavis | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Style
Kate Beavis

The Crown, Netflix's most ambitious series to date started last Friday about the life of our Queen starting in 1947. The first episode featured her wedding, where the actress Claire Foy wore an exact replica of the Norman Hartnell dress which is reported to have cost £30,000 to make and 7 weeks to make.