Calling all Brides-to-Be: Catch The Wedding of Your Dreams

Bride: The Wedding Show to host Big Bouquet Toss at Tatton Park on Saturday 3 December

If you’re engaged – or hoping to be any time soon – you won’t want to miss this exciting news! 

To launch the 15th Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park, the team behind the show is inviting you to join in a giant bouquet toss on Saturday 3 December at 11am at Tatton Park – with the chance of winning an incredible wedding package worth thousands of pounds. 

Up for grabs – quite literally – is a package that includes your wedding cake, bridal bouquet, a photobooth, wedding vehicle, tipi honeymoon suite, 50% discount off hire of Tatton Park as your wedding venue – and much more! In true wedding style, whoever catches the bouquet in the toss wins the package. 

Wedding advice from Bobby Gardner

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Bobby Gardner is the wedding coordinator at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, a luxury boutique spa hotel, in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Located on the edge of the North York Moors, and having hosted weddings for many years, the hotel has just launched its first ever exclusive use wedding package, which focuses on the venue’s unique qualities and attributes that make it the perfect location for a personal, individualised wedding.

5 reasons to propose in Glasgow

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If you’re looking for a magical and vibrant city to propose in this winter, look no further than Glasgow. With plenty to do, see and experience, every couple can find something they love. And what better time to do it than the most popular season to get engaged? Planning a proposal isn’t easy, even for the greatest of romantics. So, we thought we’d help you with 5 ideas for popping the question in Scotland’s biggest city.

1 - Glasgow’s sightseeing

Whether you’re fans of walking around a city or hopping on a bus, there’s plenty to see in Glasgow. With the Gallery of Modern Art, Botanic Gardens and a tonne of Georgian architecture to be found, there’s no shortage of stunning backdrops for getting down on one knee.

Picking your perfect wedding photographer


MANCHESTER-based wedding photographer Shane Webber knows just how stressful organising the big day can be and has put together his top tips for selecting the right person to capture your special moments. 

1. Research, research, research

Shane says: “There are a lot of wedding photographers out there, so if you do your research, you will be able to find a great photographer that fits within your budgetand more importantly the style that you want – but make sure to ask to see entire wedding shoots and to ask for client testimonials, as that will give you a great idea of what you can expect on your big day.”

What not to do when planning a hen do

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So, your best friend has asked you to be her chief bridesmaid, and you’re starting to think about planning her hen do. This isn’t an easy task, as you have to organise a celebration that the bride-to-be will love, while also considering what her entire party — some of whom you might have never met — will enjoy.

We’ve already written a range of hen do guides that cover the steps you should take to ensure you plan the best hen do possible. So, this time we’re going to outline some of the common mistakes you should avoid making to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Don’t make it too expensive

How to save money on your wedding car

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According to research carried out by wedding website Hitched, the average UK wedding costs £25,090. With 36% of couples paying out of their own pocket and a further 48% sharing the cost with their parents, it’s likely you’ll want to cut back your spending in certain areas. 

Luckily, if you know what you’re doing, you can save a lot of money on your transportation for the days. So, if you would like to lower the cost of getting to the wedding venue and reception on your big day, here are our tips for making your money go as far as possible.  

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Are Brits the world's worst daters?

43% of UK respondents claim they have never approached someone they find attractive. Explore's new global dating infographic & latest survey results to discover whether we are just plain terrible at dating.

A OnePoll survey of 1000 Brits has revealed that the Romeos and Juliets of the UK could be among the world's worst daters. The fresh data shows that as a nation we are typically shy, not exactly chivalrous and even unromantic…

• 43% of Brits have never approached someone they find attractive
• 44% of men have never paid for their first date
• 14% of the British public have never been on a first date

The Scottish wedding show share their favourite trends that are set to be big in 2017

With 2016 slowly coming to an end we’re looking to 2017 and what wedding trends the year will bring. The Scottish Wedding Show takes us through some of their favourite trends set to be big for the coming season.


For all the brides-to-be who are readying themselves for the gruelling task of hunting down the perfect dress don’t panic, we’ve provided a complete low down on the top fashion trends.

2017’s runway collections are hitting us with a range of quirky and sophisticated trends to suit everyone.

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