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Wedding trend predictions for 2017

Wedding trend predictions for 2017

Rebecca Hurley, Deputy Head of Events for BMA House says: “More and more couples are looking for more informal wedding breakfasts with a lot more mingling and strolling around than formal seating. This means we are seeing couples choosing the fun options of street food and food stalls over a sit down wedding breakfast.

Theming continues to play a pivotal role (for most couples, as they aim to make their wedding day stand out for their friends’ wedding) in the wedding planning process  However, how and where people look for inspiration is constantly evolving. We believe that social media channels such as Pinterest will continue to influence couples’ (decisions when planning their big day) decision making process in planning their big day. 

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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.

The success of a wedding venue in all about 'I DO'

The success of a wedding venue in all about 'I DO'

Long gone are the days when a simple church wedding and a slice of cake would suffice; brides-to-be and their grooms are now looking for something different, to stand out from the crowds and most importantly to be one of a kind. 

As reality TV stars and celebrities continue to push the boundaries, sharing their increasingly lavish gatherings with the masses, blushing brides-to-be up and down the country are considering how they too can be a princess for the day. 


The National Wedding Show is returning this autumn

The National Wedding Show is returning

The National Wedding Show is the go-to destination for discerning brides and grooms across the country and is returning this autumn with a spectacular line-up of the nation’s finest wedding suppliers and the hottest names on the high street.  The show offers everything from perfect wedding venues to fabulous flowers and show-stopping entertainment to exquisite stationery,  not forgetting the all-important wedding dress!  The autumn shows promise to be the best and most beautiful yet.

Get a glimpse of what the exhibitors below have to offer at the show:

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How To Hire The Best Florist For Your Wedding!

How To Hire The Best Florist For Your Wedding!

There are unlimited things to consider when planning a wedding. Couples need to hire a suitable venue, set a date. Guest list also needs to be prepared as well as invitations also needs to be sent out. Caterers need to be hired and menus need to be finalized. It seems like never ending line of interviews, contracts and decisions. Out of all these hectic jobs, there are some of the less obvious considerations that should not be overlooked - like hiring a florist.

Sometimes, hiring of florist gets left out to the last minute and couples often find themselves struggling to get a good vendor who can supply Sunday flower delivery of flower arrangements they desire.

The National Wedding Show launches BRAND NEW feature area

The National Wedding Show launches BRAND NEW feature area

 “The Feel Good Zone”

 23-25 September 2016 London Olympia | 30 September – 2 October 2016 Birmingham NEC 22-23 October 2016 Manchester Central

The National Wedding Show will be fighting fit this autumn as a host of health, fitness and wellness experts head to the all-new Feel Good Zone to offer brides and grooms-to-be with inspiration – and ‘gymspiration’ - ahead of their Big Day. 


Jilted by your venue and wondering what to do?

Jilted by your venue and wondering what to do?

Expert Dan Gill, founder of high-end hospitality and event management company Dine, offers his advice. 

With yet another couple’s wedding day almost ruined this week by their venue going bust just 48 hours before their big day, venues closing down leaving couples high and dry have been much in the news again.

Adam Sanders and Amanda Mularczyk planned well ahead and booked their venue for 200 guests more than two years ago but this didn’t protect them from being jilted at the last minute by their Swindon venue.

So how do you protect yourself against not only this financial loss, but the stress incurred?

The top wedding trends of 2016

Every bride-to-be is spoiled for choice when it comes to planning for their big day, and knowing where to start can be a daunting task.

To help give some inspiration as to what theme to opt for this year, investment experts Old Mutual Wealth take a look at the top wedding trends of 2016, and how much they’re likely to set you back.

Bohemian The bohemian wedding trend has become more and more popular in recent years, and is a great way to incorporate a tasteful attitude into a non-traditional wedding. Once you account for the lace-draped dress, outdoor accommodation and lighting, a boho wedding could cost anything between £15,000 to £20,000.

Wedding speeches - Time for brides to have their say

wedding speeches - Time for brides to have their say

Traditionally wedding speeches have been reserved for male members of the wedding party, but now it seems that an increasing number of brides, and even bridesmaids, are taking the microphones, to have their own say.

Here, Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club’s wedding coordinator, Tanya Lattimer, explores this trend and shares her top tips on how to make a successful speech.