Wedding

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part Four: The Wedding Pre-lash

Alex Smith | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

I'd changed my Facebook status... I'd sent out up to three different variations of group text (which people only seemed to resent as being impersonal)... I mean Jesus I'd even looked at some people directly in their needy little faces and told them that we were engaged. But that is just not enough for some people.

'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).

Sexiest Wedding Gifts in the World

Kate Thompson | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

Fancy having your rude bits cast mid-act with your lover? It certainly beats giving your new wife jewellery on your wedding day. Meet the artist who is causing a storm in the art world with his latest exhibition and offering couples a lasting and tangible expression of their love.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part 3: A Decent Proposal 1 of 2

Alex Smith | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

For those of you concerned, I had my hair cut around five days before the big proposal to ensure the hair had settled well into the new cut. Now you can all relax and enjoy this post as opposed to fretting over the possibility that my freshly cut hair wouldn't be up to the challenge.

Jessica Elgot

Why Your Wedding Now Has A Higher Chance Of A Very Unwelcome Guest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Hundreds of people could be having their genuine marriages disrupted by Home Office raids, exclusive new figures have revealed. Tomorrow, the Comm...

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?'

Real Life Engagement Stories: Brooke and Shaun Simons

Simon Glazin | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

"There we were, standing on the rooftop of Soho House, alone, under a huge umbrella in the dark. We were looking out at the lights of London, and it started to rain. The setting could not have been less planned and more romantic.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part One: Back Pocket Ring Burn

Alex Smith | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else's hand worth more than most people's car, well then perhaps you, like myself, have recently decided to get engaged.

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.

Being a Feminist Isn't Hard

Lea Emery | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lea Emery

We don't need feminist guides to things, we don't need feminist handbooks. Because feminism isn't confusing. It's assuming that all people, regardless of gender, are equal and believing they should be treated equally. That it. Being a feminist isn't hard.

Wedding Photography Myths or How Not to Brief Your Wedding Photographer

Laura Babb | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

There's a LOT of information around about the sort of questions to ask your wedding photographer, what to tell them and how to make sure they get the shots you want.

How to Stay Calm on Your Wedding Day

Cat Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

Our wedding day is one of high expectation and emotion and for this reason, for some brides and grooms, it can turn into a day of disappointment, unhappy tears, and even conflict. As a relationship counsellor I have unfortunately heard many such tales and most of us have heard nightmare stories of stroppy bridesmaids, drunk ushers, rude relatives or lost rings.

The Big Day: A Reflection on the Journey

Michelle McKenzie | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle McKenzie

My darling Hubby and I embark on the 10-hour train from Puno to Cusco as part of our Peruvian honeymoon. It's three days into our marriage and I still find myself feeling warm and fuzzy. We have reached one of life's biggest milestones and, reflecting on the whirlwind of excitement surrounding our wedding, we realise it has been character building in itself.

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.

The Spring Bride Guide

Vogue.fr | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Wedding season is approaching fast, with brides planning for Spring weddings full of sunshine and charm. To add a little inspiration to the preparation process, Vogue.fr has compiled a virtual moodboard for the modern classic, boho and vintage bride-to-be.

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.

Same Sex Honeymoon Destinations

Andrew Matthews | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

What happens when the party's over? I'm not talking about the old 'marriage kills romance' cliché - I'm thinking more immediate and pressing issues, like honeymoons. They're well within my remit, so here are a few first thoughts on some romantic destinations that almost live up to finally being able to say 'I Do'.

Help, Don't Judge - An Alternative Budget

Jenny A Allen | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny A Allen

What might be better than a marriage tax allowance? For a start, what about increased access to relationship counselling? Something which might actually help save a struggling relationship. Unlike the proposed marriage tax break which even David Cameron acknowledges won't stop anyone from getting a divorce.

Seven Stylish and Fashionable 2014 Bridal Trends You Will Fall in Love With

Marina Licht | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Although we are already in March, I thought it was a pertinent time as ever to discuss the seven stylish and fashionable bridal trends for 2014 that I think are impossible not to fall in love with.

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.

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.

A Guide to Perfect Wedding Day Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

While we may have many events where we want to look our best, I think most women would agree that their wedding day is the one day where we want everything to be perfect! Here are my top tips to avoid any mishaps on your wedding day...

Just Remember Honey, We Signed a Pre-Nup

Kate Smallwood | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Smallwood

I'm always one for moving forward but to me this is a step in the wrong direction. Isn't planning the demise of a marriage before we even sign the register a recipe for disaster? Without question, if my husband-to-be had suggested we put together a pre-nup, I'd have torn up the invites and scoffed the wedding cake.

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.