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What Does An Usher Do, Exactly?

16/01/2017 • 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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Wedding Speeches: Who Traditionally Says What?

15/01/2017 • Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

There are no hard and fast rules but the wedding speeches and toasts traditionally follows the order of: father of the bride, groom, best man, and other toasts. It’s growing more and more popular for the brides to make a speech too. So here’s a brief run-down of the traditional order of the toasts, and… read more

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How to Ask for a Gift of Cash

13/01/2017 • 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 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

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Amazing Alternative Accessories and Statement Jewellery

12/01/2017 • Bridalwear, Wedding Accessories

If you’re looking for something unusual, eye catching or altogether different then here’s our pick of the best alternative accessories and statement jewellery with something for every budget and style from Ted Baker, Biba, Swarovski and more. Pink flamingo statement necklace | Gothic vintage black jewel and lace choker | Biba gold 7 black heart twist earrings | Lola &… read more

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Chateau Rhianfa: Fairy Tale Castle Wedding Venue

11/01/2017 • Wedding Receptions, Wedding Venues

This spectacular fairy tale castle on the banks of the Menai Strait has breath-taking views over the Welsh Snowdonia mountain range. An exclusive-use wedding venue where you can have both your ceremony and reception all under the same stunning roof; you could even fly in by helicopter if you wish. Fairy Tale Castle The beautiful… read more


Askham Hall: Country Manor House Hotel and Barn

10/01/2017 • Wedding Receptions, Wedding Venues

Askham Hall is an award-winning country manor house hotel dating back to the 13th Century. Set in a secluded part of the Lake District it has recently been refurbished and has its own grade II listed barn, beautiful private gardens, an outdoor pavilion and even a Medieval hall.   Lake District Wedding Venue Situated in a scenic… read more

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Being the Best Man

09/01/2017 • Roles & Duties, Ushers and Best Man

The best man is one of the key figures in the bridal party, and his responsibilities encompass far more than just presenting the wedding rings when prompted. As best man, you need to be an organiser, entertainer, trouble‐shooter and a good friend. Here’s what’s in the job description and how to be the best man for the job. It… read more

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Planning Your Wedding – Getting Started

08/01/2017 • Wedding Planning

Planning your wedding is a rite of passage to be shared with your nearest and dearest, and with the right help it can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Here’s how how to get started. Traditionally the bride’s parents planned, paid for and hosted their daughter’s wedding, but these days it’s mainly the couples who… read more

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Why Every Bride-To-Be Should Go To A Wedding Show

07/01/2017 • Wedding Planning, Wedding Shows & Events

A wedding show is so much more than a great day out.  With swish champagne bars, designer catwalks and all the very latest inspiration, expert advice and amazing offers, it is the place every bride-to-be should start her wedding planning. Here are 5 reasons why you should go to a wedding show this year. Image from the catwalk… read more

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Alternative Guest Books and Wedding Wishes

06/01/2017 • Inspiration, Trends

Once upon a time there was a wedding guest book.  It was filled with hand-written memories of the big day, signed by every guest and treasured as a keepsake for years to come. Nowadays you might prefer something a little more unusual: a wishing well, signing frame or handwritten bunting. Here are some of our favourite alternative guest… read more

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