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Four weddings and a funeral tops wedding inspiration list

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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.

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 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.

SlimLine’s Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Wine

SlimLine Wedding wine collection

Congratulations! You’re engaged, on cloud nine and are in the throes of planning your big day. The date is locked down, the dream dress has been picked and the venue and food are all arranged, just the drinks to organise… Choosing the wedding wine is one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning, but there are certainly some important points to consider.

Luckily, SlimLine Wine, the world’s first zero sugar zero carb wine range, is here to help with top tips for choosing your wedding wine and making the process as smooth as possible!

Keep it Simple

It’s all too easy to get lost in the hundreds of wine varieties when searching for your perfect wedding bottles, but the number one thing to remember is to keep it simple.

Get Your Royal Wedding Look for Less at LDO

Get the wedding look

With wedding season in full swing and the Royal Wedding on the horizon, London Designer Outlet (LDO) has a fantastic array of fashion and accessories to make sure you’re best dressed for less this spring and have the wedding look. LDO is the capital’s only fashion and lifestyle outlet centre, based in Wembley Park, and offers year-round savings of up to 70% off RRP in over 50 outlet stores, with a broad choice of styles to suit all tastes.

Special offers are available at a range of stores including: Kurt Geiger, Guess, Chapelle, Ernest Jones, Phase Eight, Suit Direct, Skopes and Fiorelli. So, if you are searching for the perfect wedding look or planning to watch the Royal Wedding in style, LDO has you covered.

5 ways your morning coffee can help you lose weight for your wedding

Morning skinny coffee

Coffee can help boost both concentration and energy levels, something all budding brides and grooms are most certainly in need of in the build up to their big day. However, did you know that your morning coffee could also help you shed those unwanted pounds? If you are stuck for time and can’t always find a way to make it to the gym due to all your pre wedding commitments or are finding it hard to stick to one particular diet plan to help you lose weight in time for your big day, then this could be the answer you have been looking for. Could your morning coffee really be your saving grace as the wedding countdown begins?

We caught up with leading nutritionist Sarah Flower to share her top 5 reasons why your morning coffee can help you lose weight.

 

Arranging a five-star wedding

five-star wedding

Planning a wedding is a big undertaking which is as exciting as it is daunting, particularly if your dreaming of a luxury, opulent affair. The Grand Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel, prides themselves on creating unforgettable experiences for couples and their guests. Here, Catherine Smith, wedding coordinator at The Grand, shares her advice on creating the ultimate five-star wedding.

 

Venue

Securing your dream venue is the first step on your way to creating the ultimate luxury wedding. There’s no substitute for stunning architecture and original features which serve as the perfect backdrop for your special day, as well as surrounding landmarks and unbeatable views for your wedding photography.

 

Whatever happened to sentimental keepsakes?

Keepsake box

Half-heartedly ‘Liking’ a picture on Facebook just isn’t the same as getting a copy of said photo and putting it in a frame, is it? Flicking through a gallery on social media doesn’t compare to sitting shoulder to shoulder, flicking through the photos you’ve just picked up from Supasnaps, laughing at the memories you froze in time. The ultimate personalised wedding gifts were thoughtful albums, stuffed with special photos and keepsakes from the big day.

How to: rescue your wedding budget with second-hand saving

Wedding on a budget

With the average cost of a wedding stacking up to £27,000 this year, there has never been a better time to make use of second-hand shopping on everything from the decorations to the dress. When we’re trying to save money on the big day, many of us will forego optional extras, skimp on the decorations and ditch the designer dress but sticking to a wedding budget doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream wedding.

So before you decide against chair covers or downgrade the table decorations, try shopping around an online marketplace to see whether the wedding you envisioned is available at a second-hand price.

Find a hen or stag do with TripAdvisor

Amsterdam stag / hen do

Wedding season’s fast approaching and there’s a good chance you’re searching for ways to celebrate someone’s stag or hen do beforehand. Fortunately, TripAdvisor has you covered with where to go, activities, and even where to stay. With experiences ranging from brewery tours and canal cruises in Amsterdam, to football stadiums tours and cooking classes in Barcelona, TripAdvisor has activities sure to suit any style stag or hen!

Top places for a stag or hen do with TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor BrightonBRIGHTON

Brighton’s seaside location, jovial atmosphere and wealth of pubs and clubs have made it a major Stag and Hen destination.

Get glowing skin on your big day with Skinbase

Wedding skin

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, so it’s only natural that you want to look your best. From your outfit, to your hairstyle, through to your skin, everything should look exactly how you want it and Skinbase can help you.

 

The good thing is, for most bride and grooms, these details can be planned and even finalised weeks or months in advance. The dress is chosen, and final fittings done, the suits are tailored and measured, the hair and make-up trials take place and yet, one of the things you can’t control on the day, is your skin. Especially if you’re prone to acne, breakouts or uneven skin tones.

 

Save money and have a cruise wedding

wedding bouquet

Have you ever considered getting married at sea, and having a cruise wedding? We have spoken with Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor, Cruise Critic, to get the the ins and outs of having a cruise wedding.

Getting married at sea has never been as popular, with some cruise lines offering packages that start at just £1,010 in comparison with the average £30,000 cost of a UK wedding. Many cruises also offer a variety of services to help you plan a shipboard or shoreside ceremony, followed by a romantic cruise honeymoon. This enables couples to get married onboard or in a beautiful location without the immense hassle or expense of wedding planning. The fact that the captain can tie the knot in the absence of a priest, also makes a cruise particularly romantic. 

The Big Day Prep Box

The Big Day prep box

The Big Day Prep box contains all the essentials to get wedding-worthy hair – from the gorgeously scented Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer, the effective de-tangler Daily Damage Defence and Body Building Shampoo and Conditioner for creating volume for a big day.  

An official patron of the Harry and Meghan wedding album published by Regal, Philip Kingsley clinics treat many VIPs and the products are also enjoyed by celebrities and noted names worldwide. Philip Kingsley believes in a holistic approach to haircare, creating products that help maintain the health of your hair whilst making it look good. It believes in treating your hair and scalp like you do your face – with daily washing, sun protection and a weekly ‘mask’. 

The Most Likely Royal Honeymoon Destinations

Cyprus

There are just over two weeks to go until the Royal Wedding, but perhaps the biggest questions on everyone’s lips at the moment is - where will be the Royal Honeymoon be?

Meghan and Harry are expected to jet off together shortly after their big day, and luxury holiday provider Sovereign have broken down their potential destinations in their Countdown to Paradise - which spans the globe from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.

 

royal honeymoonThe Seychelles

Top tips to Save on your wedding day

save money on your wedding day

It’s no secret that weddings cost a lot of money. In fact, the average price of a British wedding is £27,161 – as much as a year’s average salary in the UK. Although you don’t want to ruin your wedding day by cutting costs dramatically, there are some simple ways to save on your wedding day.

Here at ClearScore we have selected 5 easy tips to save on your wedding day:

Set out your maximum budget

Get hitched, not stitched with Zeek

Wedding couple

The groom has gotten down on one knee and popped the question most girls have dreamt about being asked since they were small. You’re engaged, which can only mean one thing…wedding planning! And, whilst your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life, it can very easily become the most expensive – but it doesn’t need to be! Zeek can help you keep your wedding costs down!

 

Zeek weddingFrugal fiancés can save hundreds of pounds on their dream day without sacrificing any of the details simply by using Zeek. As Europe’s largest online gift-card marketplace, Zeek allows users to buy and sell unwanted gift-cards and vouchers at a discounted rate.