- More than a third (37%) of Brits would rather receive an alternative to an engagement or wedding ring
- The top alternatives were signet rings (22%), necklaces (10%), bracelets (8%) and watches (8%) – although holidays and home improvements were also named
- Just 40% of those who proposed surprised their partner by choosing engagement ring themselves
- Although couples spend almost five weeks’ wages on engagement rings in first marriages, this figure falls to just 1.3 week’s wages in second marriages
As your wedding day approaches, plans are in place to ensure the day goes without a hitch.
Of course, you will want to look your best when the big day arrives — not only with your choice of wedding dress but also when it comes to making your skin glow. There are a number of creams available which will moisture your skin and help with the anti-ageing process, but a few simple changes to your nutrition in the weeks leading up to you walking down the aisle should quickly transform your skincare regime. Here are a few tips with this in mind…
The nutritional benefits of fatty acids
Oxford, 21 September 2017: Couples looking for something a little different for their big day are in luck, as the iconic Malmaison Oxford today announced that the former prison-turned-hotel’s ‘A Wing’ can now be exclusively hired for weddings.
Housed in one of the hotel’s former prison wings, A wing boasts the most beautiful and unique wedding space within the castle, including the Atrium, and 38 spacious double bedrooms, each converted from three adjoining former cells. With a capacity of 120, the space is perfect for ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts, and the surrounding bedrooms are ideal for guests that want to make a night of it.
So, you’ve found your dream wedding dress which will turn you into a Disney Princess for the day, but let’s face facts; once the big day is over this dress isn’t likely to see the light of day again. Even your shoes face this fate.
When it comes to choosing your jewellery for the day, why not choose pieces that will look great with other outfits! If you go for versatile jewellery items, they can add glamour to an everyday look too, helping you make the most of your jewellery wedding budget. Wearing the jewellery again and again will also act as a reminder of your special day.
-Flower specialist launches first of its kind wedding flower preservation service-
-Unique preservation technique maintains flowers forever-
Happy couples can relive their special day forever following the launch of a new, revolutionary bouquet preservation service and floral collection.
The Wedding Collection and Lifetime Preservation Service, created by EnduraRoses.com makes the ultimate wedding day memento for bride and groom, and is available for as little as £25 per bouquet, with the lifetime preservation service costing £250.
Following nationwide search by leading stag and hen travel expert, Red 7
Sean Keenan from Stokeinteignhead in Devon has been crowned Britain’s Best Best Man, following a nationwide search by leading stag and hen travel expert, Red7.
The competition was created by Red7 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and the changing role of the Best Man over that time, but it was the story of Sean’s time as Best Man in June this year that really blew the judges away.
Nominated by Thom Brown, the groom who chose him for the prestigious role, Sean was a first time Best Man – and has decided that, following his win, he will never take up the job again!
LUXURY Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall has boosted its credentials as a premier wedding destination in the North following interior and exterior refurbishment works.
A £20,000 cash injection has seen the hotel’s outdoor pagoda found in the Ornamental Garden restored, creating a stunning setting with a difference where couples can tie the knot or have their photography captured on the day.
Additionally, the gardens have been fully landscaped with improved accessibility for wedding ceremonies and events, featuring new flowering plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees, as well as lighting adding to its ambience.
The Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel and Spa: where breath-taking Alpine scenery meets the Grandezza of the Belle Epoque. The perfect setting to celebrate a truly fairytale wedding, this mountain retreat is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Waldhaus Flims has also been named the 6th most beautiful wedding location in Switzerland at the Swiss Location Awards®.
Why you should consider going all organic for your first slice as a married couple
There’s no doubt that the wedding cake is one of the most important aspects of the day – the style, flavour, and how many tiers all considered. But have you ever thought about the ingredients that make up your cake?
Celeste from The Organic Wedding Cake Company has created a whole business off the back of her love for organic produce and the demand for organic cakes. She’s been buying organic for over 15 years but has been baking cakes for a lot longer and so it was only natural to bring the two together as a business.