Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.
Do you have a wedding dilemma? Are you looking for advice or inspiration? Perhaps you just need an understanding ear or a shoulder to cry on? Whatever your wedding problem may be, Ask Kate, our resident wedding expert and agony aunt and she’ll write back to you just as soon as she can. We want to help you and offer you all the advice and inspiration we can.
I have a very elegant dress and want my hair half up and half down. Should my veil sit directly behind the tiara or further back?
I am writing to enquire about wedding gifts. I have read your useful page How to Ask For the Gift of Cash and was wondered if you thought it would be acceptable to ask guests to make bank transfers to an individual bank account? We would like to use the money to go and help a priest we know in Tanzania. I have looked at Trailfinders and other sites, but the fund become tied to the earmarked expenses (in our… read more
I am 53 and getting married for the first time in November. I have a pale ivory dress and my bridesmaids will be in a very unusual deep coral/raspberry colour. My flower girl is in this colour also with ivory tulle overlay. My theme is one of glamour with touches of diamante crystal on the invitations, cake and table decorations. My dilemma is what flowers to go for. Although I do love the whites I want something to wow the… read more
My fiancé and I are getting married on the 8th June 2013 and we are nearly sorted. We’re really stuck on a first dance song as we don’t have a favourite song and tend to differ in the artists we like, what do you suggest? Kind
What colours go with ‘Cadbury’ purple? My husband-to-be’s kilt is this colour so I need colours to compliment it.
My dad has shown no involvement or interest in our wedding since we announced our engagement in February 2011. I’ve asked him to contact me weekly just to show interest. I’ve reassured him that it’s not about the money and that we are saving as much as we can and don’t need his money. I’ve tried involving him with the invitations, coming down to see the venue. I’ve even given him a list of to-do’s when I asked him to… read more
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