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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. 

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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.

Tie The Knot With An Independent Wedding

Tie The Knot With An Independent Wedding

With 2018 wedding season in full swing, online platform for independent boutiques Trouva.com has teamed up with wedding stationary specialist boutique Quill London to reveal 2018’s top wedding trends as brides-to-be seek distinctive, anti-chain weddings.

Gone are the days of the generic high-street department store wedding lists and registry office marriages; modern couples are now seeking beautiful and bespoke experiences, unique to them and their story.

Following the Royal Wedding, brides and grooms-to-be in London warned hidden risk could cost them thousands

Following the Royal Wedding, brides and grooms-to-be in London warned hidden risk could cost them thousands

As the Royal Wedding celebrations settle into fond memories, London brides and grooms-to-be are warned to be wary of massive financial loss if they neglect to protect their upcoming nuptials.    

Specialist insurance expert Johnathan Lloyd, from Lycetts, has advised that any couple making like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and tying the knot should be aware of hidden risks. If not, new couples could face thousands of pounds of loss. 

Though it may pain prospective couples to consider it, there is a risk of things going wrong in the run-up to their big day. Additional insurance can help cover for issues such as stolen wedding gifts, or missing rings, says the specialist. 

Champagne? No Thanks We'll Have The Cash, Say Engaged Couples

Champagne? No Thanks We'll Have The Cash, Say Engaged Couples

Popping a bottle of champagne is the time-honoured way to toast an engagement, but new research has revealed that newly engaged couples are looking for something a little different to mark the milestone.

A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out byOne4all, the Post Office gift card, found that more than anything, 1 in 2 British adults (54%) would prefer to receive cash or a gift card to use to help pay for their wedding, as an engagement gift.

The data revealed the gifts that newly engaged couples would like to receive once the big question has been popped, with cash and gift cards topping the list.

Debenhams Personal Finance launches Asian wedding insurance offering

Debenhams Personal Finance launches Asian wedding insurance offering

Debenhams Personal Finance is pleased to announce the launch of its Asian wedding insurance package, tailored to meet the needs of Asian couples set to tie the knot.

Available now, the new insurance package covers up to seven ceremonies and / or events worldwide over a 90-day period.

The comprehensive package includes higher cancellation cover which caters for the increased number of celebrations, typically associated with Asian weddings.

Additional policy highlights include ceremonial attire which covers jewellery and adornments, as well as wedding gift cover extended to gifts given between families, as well as the bride and groom.

Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Whilst all eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the weekend before last, their royal wedding guests were also in the spotlight, with Brits up and down the country discussing whether their outfit etiquette matched the strict dress code – from Amal Clooney’s stunning yellow Stella McCartney dress, to David Beckham’s sharp suit by Dior.

Rise of pets at weddings revealed by Natures Menu

Pets at weddings

New research has revealed that 4 in 10 of the UK’s pet owners would want their beloved pet at their wedding! A survey of UK pet owners* commissioned by raw and natural pet food experts Natures Menu, has found that almost half of pet lovers (40%) would have their four-legged friend play a part in their special day. 

Of the traditional wedding day roles, official ring bearer is the most popular part of the official proceedings that we’d give to our pet (22%). This was followed by their appearance in the official photographs on the big day (20%), engagement photos and save the dates (11%) and even walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid (11%). 5% also said man’s best friend would be their best man or groomsman on their wedding day.

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

 

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.

Guests to spend £15 billion attending weddings in 2018

Money spent attending a wedding

With the 2018 wedding season upon us, new research from American Express reveals that approximately a third (32%) of Brits will attend at least one wedding this year, spending an average of £303 on each event. These costs can soon stack up, and with UK adults planning to attend on average three weddings in 2018, this could result in a national wedding guest bill of £15 billion, In fact, the total cost of being a guest this season (£909) will amount to more than the average amount a couple spends on their wedding rings (£809).

Most expensive areas of the UK to be wedding guests revealed

Goldsmiths expensive Uk areas

Wedding guests are now spending an average of £218 on attending friends and family’s weddings, a new study has revealed. 

The survey, conducted by leading high street jewellers, Goldsmiths, has revealed the cost of attending a wedding 2018, as well as the things that guests find the most annoying about attending their loved ones’ big days.

The study found that Belfast is the most expensive place in the UK to attend a wedding, with the average guest spending £278 on essentials such as gifts, accommodation, drinks and a new outfit for the day.

New Celebrant Directory showcases UK and international celebrants

The celebrant Directory website

UK based celebrant of 8 years Jennifer Constant has launched the first online resource solely dedicated to the promotion of celebrants in the UK. The Celebrant Directory is a new website listing celebrants across the globe, with locations including Australia, America, the UAE and the UK.

Dedicated to helping couples and families find the right celebrant for their unique and personalised ceremony or special occasion, the site helps customers find the right celebrant for their celebration as well as offering tips and advice on planning a celebrant based event.