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Articles by Kate Thompson

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What You Need to Know About Buying Your Wedding Dress Online

22/03/17 • Bridalwear, Wedding Dresses

Thinking of buying your wedding dress online? It’s no longer the risky venture it used to be. You can certainly save money, as long as you understand the pros and cons. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls so you invest in a dress you love for less. For today’s brides-to-be the most popular way to find your dream dress is to… read more


DIY Wedding Ideas: How to Make Your Own Decorative Paper Hearts

20/03/17 • Inspiration, Wedding DIY

These gorgeous decorative paper hearts are not only very easy to make, but they also require just basic supplies, and the results are stunning. Follow this step-by-step guide to make your own gorgeous paper hearts. These decorative paper hearts will be unique as you can make them in any colour or size to suit your wedding theme. A… read more

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Wedding Dress Cleaning Emergencies Solved

19/03/17 • Bridalwear, Bridalwear Experts

Did you know that as well as being a great party drink, vodka can also get stains out of your wedding dress? Discover more wedding dress cleaning tips from the experts at Johnson Cleaners. Practically speaking, a bride spends hours in a delicate white dress on a day when looking her best is a top… read more

On the Day Mother of the Bride Checklist

17/03/17 • Mother of the Bride, Roles & Duties

As the Mother of the Bride you are expected to be the calm in the storm on the morning of your daughter’s big day. Don’t forget how important you also are, and that goes for the Mother of the Groom too. Here’s what to remember on the big day. The Mother of the Bride is the best person to take charge of events at home helping to make… read more

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Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts and Ideas

16/03/17 • Mothers Day, Occasions

A brand new collection of the latest most meaningful Mother’s Day gifts and ideas, from trusted names including Marks and Spencer, Laura Ashley, Molton Brown, Ted Baker and more. Mother’s Day is Sunday 26th March this year. Make it memorable. When it comes to saying thank you to your mum on Mother’s Day, it’s not the… read more

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Best Wedding Dress Storage Solutions and Travel Cases

13/03/17 • Bridalwear, Wedding Accessories

After your honeymoon, it’s time to have your wedding dress dry-cleaned and stored, perhaps for future generations to wear. Here are some of the best wedding dress storage solutions, including acid-free boxes, travel storage cases and even speciality frames. Storing Your Dress If you’re not planning to sell your dress after the wedding, you should store it in… read more

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What To Include In The Best Man Speech

10/03/17 • Best Man Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Here’s what to include in the best man speech, from choosing the right material to setting the tone, what you should say and perhaps more importantly what you shouldn’t say! As best man you’ll be expected to make a witty, meaningful and moving speech at the wedding. If that sounds like a tall order, worry not because we… read more

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Brympton House Weddings and Events in Somerset

09/03/17 • Wedding Receptions, Wedding Venues

Once called ‘the most beautiful house in England’, Brympton House is an exclusive-use wedding venue in Somerset with a different space for every part of your day. A stunning manor house with an outdoor terrace, impressive state dining room and even a 14th century church on site. Civil Ceremonies For civil ceremonies there is a choice of either the romantic Castle… read more

Alternative Favours For a Wow-Factor Wedding!

06/03/17 • Favours, Wedding Planning, Wedding Receptions

Break with tradition and give something different to the usual sugared almonds. These ten new ideas for alternative favours, from stylish Prosecco lip balm to personalised temporary tattoos are a quirky keepsake for your guests to take home while giving your wedding the wow-factor. 1. Mini Prosecco Bottles in Rose Gold These pretty little bottles of bubbly speak… read more

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Wedding Poems for Your Ceremony

04/03/17 • Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Readings

Wedding poems bring your ceremony to life, with beautiful imagery, emotion or humour. Here is a collection of classic and contemporary poetry, including some lesser known non-rhyming verses and lightly humorous peices that are sure to move your guests and add an extra special element to your wedding day. Classic Wedding Poems For a more formal… read more