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Getting Engaged on Valentine’s Day and What Happens Next

17/02/17 • Engagement, Inspiration, Mood Boards

Valentine’s Day is all about romance and the most romantic gesture is to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage. So, if you’re planning to get engaged on Valentine’s Day, or you just said, “Yes!”, here’s our guide to help you get the party started. You should have already discussed spending the rest of your lives together and decided that marriage… read more

Dapper and helpful are two qualities of the perfect usher. |

What Does An Usher Do, Exactly?

16/01/17 • Roles & Duties, Ushers and Best Man

No matter how excited, or cool, calm and collected the groom may say he is, he’ll undoubtedly be a little nervous and will need the moral support of his nearest and dearest friends. Whether you’re family or lifelong friends, if you’re chosen to be one of your mate’s groomsmen, you’ve been honoured with a big… read more

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How to Ask for a Gift of Cash

13/01/17 • Gift Lists, Traditions & Customs, Wedding Planning

It’s a question asked by many brides every single year: how do I ask for cash instead of wedding gifts without offending the guests? Read on for advice on the most tactful ways to ask for a gift of cash as well as some examples of poems to insert into your invitations. To ask or not to ask… read more

Wedding Speech from Annette and Brendan's Real Wedding |

Non-Religious Wedding Readings

22/12/16 • Sample Wedding Speeches, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Readings, Wedding Speech Guide

Inspirational readings about love and marriage are one of the most popular additions to wedding ceremonies. We have put together a classic collection of some of the most beautiful non-religious wedding readings. All you have to do is choose your favourite. No matter if you’re going for a religious reading or one that’s more secular, the… read more

Patchwork present gift list |

3 of the Best Wedding Gift List Services

21/11/16 • Wedding Gifts, Wedding Planning

If you’re wondering which wedding gift list to choose, or perhaps you have already decided that a traditional gift list is not right for you, here’s a little insight into 3 of the best wedding gift list services in the UK and how they could be just what you’re looking for. The Honeymoon Gift List Wouldn’t it… read more

What to Buy Your Mrs |

What to Buy Your Mrs

19/06/15 • Wedding Gifts, Wedding Planning

At, we’re big advocates in not preaching wedding stereotypes. We think weddings are most beautiful when they are a reflection of the only two people who matter in a marriage–the bride and groom. Although we try to empower you to think outside the box of ‘what is expected’ we know that many of you… read more

The Best Rainy Wedding Day Photography Options |

How to Absolutely Smash Rainy Wedding Day Photography

16/06/15 • Photography & Video, Wedding Photography

Ah the infamous British weather – so unpredictable, even the weather forecasters have trouble keeping up with it! Don’t fret if you see that rain is due on your big day because there are plenty of ways to make rain stylish and even add to your wedding photos. read more

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We Want Your Engagement Stories

13/06/15 • Real Engagement

Recently engaged and want to share your big news? We’re again accepting Real Engagement submissions!   At, weddings are our life. We live and breathe them and love nothing more than sharing in your happy news! We would love it if you submitted your engagement stories with us so we can share them with… read more

Where to Spend the First Night as Newlyweds |

Where to Stay on Your Wedding Night

26/05/15 • After the Ceremony, Newlyweds

If you won’t be leaving your reception early to jet off on your honeymoon, you’ll need somewhere to stay on your first night as newlyweds. We’ll look at traditional accommodation options, give you lists of what to pack and also provide tips on how to make that first night as Mr and Mrs extra special.… read more

Sample Speeches for Brides

20/05/15 • Bride's Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Traditionally, brides don’t give speeches at the reception, but there’s no reason why you can’t! Shirk with tradition and if you feel so inclined, give your own speech on your Big Day! We know that finding the right words to express everything you feel can be difficult, especially on such an emotionally-charged day! Here are… read more