You're Engaged! Now What?

Christina Barker | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

As much as you are excited, hold off on mass broadcasting until you have at least announced the news to your nearest and dearest. Tell them to hold off too, in order to give you both a chance to tell the news yourselves. If you can do this face to face then fantastic, but if not, pick up the phone.

Wedding Etiquette

Christina Barker | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Want to know who does what in the preparations and ceremony? I've broken it down for you, in order for you to make an informed decision on the best way in which to run your wedding day. The traditional and conventional ways of wedding etiquette won't suit everyone but it's very important to be aware of them

How Much Does A Wedding Cost?

Christina Barker | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Newly engaged? Congratulations! You've excitedly told all your loved ones the big news and now it's time to sit down and actually start the planning. The first question you need to know is, how much does a wedding cost? Read on to find out!

Are You A Bridezilla?

Christina Barker | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Are you worried you are starting to turn into a bridezilla? Your friends have totally deserted you, all so they didn't have to put up with yet another one of your meltdowns. Maybe it's happening to someone you know? Find out by answering the questions below...

Wedding Emergency Kit

Christina Barker | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Even after all that planning, there may still be some slight emergencies. If you're getting married and don't know what you should include in your wedding emergency kit, you totally need to read this blog.

Ten Worst Wedding Mistakes

Christina Barker | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

The best man's speech. Cringe worthy speeches about ex-girlfriends and stories that should well and truly only stay between close friends, should not go anywhere near that best man's speech! They should also not go on for days on end. Five minutes is more than long enough. Got it guys? OK, Let's move on...

Venue Coordinators And Independent Wedding Planners

Christina Barker | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Many people believe there is no point having an independent wedding planner if they already have a coordinator at their wedding venue. Do you really need both? Sometimes you do. The answer really depends on what type of bride you are.

Five Signs That You Are Ready To Marry

Davina Warrington | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Davina Warrington

Romantically, this may be that two people have found their soulmates. It may also be a simpler checklist: dress chosen, DJ booked, menu sorted. Traditionally, some wiser commentators may suggest it is because someone has matured enough to commit!

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!