Win a personalised wedding sign

I just Love It personalised sign

Want to win a personalised wedding sign, make sure you read on - 2018 is forecast to be a great year for love. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to tie the knot on the 18th May this year and Ed Sheeran is building a private chapel at his home in Suffolk, ready to wed his childhood sweetheart, Cherry Seaborn. We highly anticipate fairy tale-style weddings from both couples! 

Win a grooming and style consultation with Stuart Miles

Stuart Miles

It's not just the bride that wants to look their best on their big day. Grooms also want to make sure they are in peak condition when they wait at the end of the aisle, all eyes on them, for their wife to be to walk down to them. That's why Vows and Venues has teamed up with Stuart Miles, the UK's leading anti-ageing expert and founder of MilesYounger.com to bring our grooms this amazing prize... an exclusive one to one Grooming and Style consultation for your big day, with Stuart Miles. This can be over Skype for convenience.

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample. 

Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State. 

Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters. 

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine -

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine 

and win £100 in vouchers

For many people their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives together. Why not share your experience in Vows And Venues magazine. We’d love to hear from you...

In most cases planning the big day takes months if not years, with so much to think about, from setting the budget, choosing the venue, the dress, flowers, cake and the all important guest list...

It’s an incredibly special experience, gathering all the most important people in your lives together in one wonderful place to help you celebrate the start of your married lives together.

Four weddings and a funeral tops wedding inspiration list

happy couple

MILLIONS of Brits will have watched the Royal Wedding this weekend but only a fraction will take any wedding inspiration for their own big day, according to new research.

Instead, Brits turn to social media, family and friends’ weddings, magazines and even films and television over the lavish ceremonies of the Royal Family.

In fact, Brits are twice as likely to look to films and the iconic scenes of the silver screen for wedding inspiration than they are a Royal Wedding, and the likes of Harry and Meghan.

Honeymoon destination | 4 of the best in Europe

Morrocan honeymoon

Picking a Honeymoon destination is arguably one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. When all the fuss and fun of the big day finishes, you’ve got the chance to jet off overseas and take your celebrations international!

 

Living in the UK makes the lush beaches and cultured coastlines of wider Europe all easily accessible. Without further ado, here are four of the best European destinations you should consider for your honeymoon.

A perfect honeymoon destination in Europe

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Ibiza’s New Proposal Spot: Amante Ibiza

Amante Ibiza

Voted ‘Best Beach Restaurant’ in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ in Ibiza for the last two years, this summer season Amante Ibiza is tailoring its exceptional offering to set the stage for those looking to ask life’s most important question.

Perched on a dramatic cliff overlooking the stunning Sol D’en Serra bay, intimate and discreet evenings are personally designed around the requirements of each couple. For diamond worthy romance and memories that will last a lifetime, Amante’s new private dining marriage proposal offering eases nerves and takes away the pressure for a magical evening accompanied by the exquisite setting and the restaurant’s finest dishes.

The secrets to long and happy marriage

Happy married couple

A new survey by family law firm Brookman Solicitors of over 1,000 married individuals has revealed some wise words on how to go the distance for the soon to be wedded couple, and the secrets to a long and happy marriage.

 

The survey, conducted in April 2018 asked 1006 married individuals about their experiences within their marriages to date, common problems faced and what advice they would provide to newlyweds hoping to maintain their vows for a lifetime. Of those surveyed, 76% had been married for over 20 years, so there were plenty of anecdotes and words of wisdom to share!

 

Great advice, the key to a happy marriage

 

The hen party accessory that will be cherished

Hen Party Guest Book

PUT away your tacky sashes and 90s L-plates, if you want your hen to treasure her last night of freedom, luxury wedding stationers norma&dorothy have created the ultimate hen party accessory.

 

The Hen Party Guest Book is a beautifully crafted soft-back book personalised just for your hen, with her name, the party date and location emblazoned on the front.

 

Hen party accessoryInside 50 pages of crisp white paper await your memories, messages and mementoes of this most special rites of passage, ensuring this ultimate hen party accessory is truly cherished forever.

 

The Essential Bridal Fashion Dictionary

Bridal Fashion

It can be confusing out there for a newly-engaged bride taking her first step into bridal fashion. With lots of bridal lingo to be learnt, the experts at language learning app Babbel have listed some of the key foreign language words and phrases to know before heading to the bridal shop.

 

Necklines

 

Bateau (French) - This stunning neckline is wide and horizontal, and highlighted by a gentle dip in the fabric across the chest and back, with straps at the mid-shoulders. It translates directly from the French for boat and traditionally referred to sailors’ blouses or sweaters.

 

Cheadle House

Cheadle House

Cheadle House is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that offer a secluded and tranquil retreat from the City of Manchester during the summer. Nestled at the side of the lake, itis equipped with a graceful and elegant marquee. The stylish marquee comes complete with a decked porch area with a China hood and glass front. The versatile structure holds endless opportunities for a wide variety of summer Weddings and special events.

The Marquee is available in August 2019 & 2020 an elegant and modern marquee which can accommodate up to 200 guests perfect for a warm summer Wedding day. 

How to have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment

royal wedding confetti

Are you watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Shropshire Petals are sharing their ideas on how you can have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment on your wedding day.

A traditional moment at any wedding is the confetti throw. Throwing confetti over newly married couples marks the celebration of their marriage. Here are a few confetti mixes we have created inspired by some of the choices Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made about their big day.

Britain’s Great Wedding Traditions are Under Threat

wedding traditions

Picture a British wedding and some familiar images come to mind – a white dress, vows we all know by heart, a toast to the bride and groom, and confetti in the air as the happy couple drive away in a ‘just married’ car... the great wedding traditions.

That kind of vignette has been the closing shot to many a film and has been ingrained in British culture for more than a century.

But all those wedding traditions are under threat according to a survey by group travel experts Red7.

The survey, which polled 2,002 respondents in the UK, showed that attitudes to weddings are seriously changing.

Tips to finance your fairytale wedding on a shoestring budget

Budgeting for your wedding

Ultimately, your wedding is meant to be a day of celebration with your loved ones. However, planning for the big day can be notoriously stressful as you try to organise the details against the clock while your savings rapidly disappear. Newlywed Shane Clifford – Co-Founder and CEO of household bill management app, WonderBill – shares his tips on how you can make your special day a fairytale wedding, but on a budget. After all, your wedding doesn’t have to be a blowout in order to be special.

 

Planning a fairytale wedding on a budget

DIY is your friend