Wedding

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.

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.

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.

SPOILER: Can Alfie Catch Kat?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

'EastEnders' fans probably expected a fiery showdown as Kat Moon walked in mid-ceremony to her ex husband Alfie's wedding to Roxy Mitchell on Monday. ...

That Time When Everyone Got Pregnant and Married

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Chowdory

Have we only achieved something when we have children and have a ring (metaphorical) on our finger? I don't just ask this as a woman, I mean this for guys as well because do you feel pressure to marry and settle down and have kids? Do you even want to? Is it wrong if you don't?

Real Men Go to the Maldives

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

This may sound like an idyllic, blissful paradise to some people. The beaches! The turquoise waters! The beaches and the turquoise waters together in one place! But to me, it was the source of quite some concern before our Honeymoon. You see, I am a man, and we men need excitement.

To Have And To Hold? 'One In Five Marriages A Sham'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

The number of sham marriages reported to the authorities is just "the tip of the iceberg," while official figures are a "drop in the ocean" compared w...

Who Said Romance Was Dead?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Newlyweds are suckers for old-school romance, research has revealed. According to a recent poll to find the perfect honeymoon, five-star hotels, wa...

An Open Apology to Germany - Ich Bin Ein Hen

Charli Morgan | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

My Berlin hen weekend was the most terrifying thing to happen to Germany since World War II. And that makes me as proud as a hen who has laid a particularly fine egg... none of my hens laid so much as an egg, although we did see a few Berliners taking the sexy bullet on our behalves.