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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. 

Four in 10 British women face ‘I Do-sappointment’ from OTT proposal

Four in 10 British women face ‘I Do-sappointment’ from OTT proposal

Almost half of British women admit they were “disappointed” with the way their partner popped the question, according to a new study.

Researchers studied women who have been proposed to, and discovered as many as 40 percent were unhappy with how their partner asked for their hand in marriage – with a further 12 percent saying they were “bitterly disappointed”. 

And almost a quarter (23 percent) were left red faced from an over the top gesture, including flash mobs, lavish gifts and public displays of affection.

Two thirds of women felt a proposal should be all about the ‘little details’ rather than grand gestures – with 92 percent saying the special event should NEVER take place in public.

A Cinderella wedding villa

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Many brides looking for a true Cinderella feel to their wedding day will head to Florida, home of Walt Disney World, where people young and old can't fail to be inspired by the magic in the atmosphere. But for brides who are want all the magic on their doorstep, but a more private location for their actual wedding with their closest family and friends around them, luxury villa specialist 5 Star Villa Holidays have just the venue.

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:

Nervous about your wedding photography?


Skin care expert, Seena Seka from Calypso

Skin care expert, Seena Seka from Calypso

Perfect Skin - The Wedding Countdown…

Calling all brides, bridesmaids and members of the bridal party; if you’re counting down to the big day now is the time to get your skin in tip-top condition!  Forget about the dress, looking great starts with beautiful skin. A glowing complexion will give you confidence and ensures  you look your best on the day, as well as the hundreds of wedding pictures that follow…

Read my tips below to improve your skin in just six weeks.


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. 


Transforming Brides – Non-Surgical Beauty Guide for Brides-to-be

  • No need to go under the knife to be a confident bride
  • New guide recommends best treatments for your desired look and skin type
  • Indicates best times to book in treatments ahead of the big day

One of the biggest advantages of being a bride-to-be is owning the right to truly pamper yourself –but what other treatments are available beyond manicures and false lashes?

Leaders in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, Transform, have developed an easy to use Non-Surgical Treatment Guide that allows people to uncover a range of non-cosmetic solutions, perfect for those about to tie the knot.

How to plan a non-traditional wedding for brides who hate weddings

From the designer dress right down to their something blue, many brides will have their perfect wedding planned before they have even met their future husband. However more and more women are becoming increasingly agitated at the thought of a fairy-tale wedding and now is a better time than ever to get planning an out of the ordinary day which will give your guests something to talk about. 

The rise of the sophisticated hen weekend – 85% would prefer classy over tacky

The rise of the sophisticated hen weekend – 85% would prefer classy over tacky

A new study conducted by a UK based holiday company has revealed that 85% of brides to be and their hen parties would prefer a classy hen weekend over a tacky one. ‘Not getting drunk’, ‘spending quality time with family and friends’, ‘doing something productive’ and ‘being pampered’ emerged as the top reasons why women are choosing classy breaks away, with many happy to pay from £100 to £300 for a weekend away including activities. 

Style Expert talks about the use of artificial flowers in weddings

Style Expert talks about the use of artificial flowers in weddings

Flower power:  Wayfair’s Resident Style Expert, Nadia McCowan Hill talks about the use of artificial flowers in weddings:

Picture it – walking down the aisle with a beautiful array of flowers, stunning colours that radiate across the room and emit flawless radiance. However, these flowers are not the kind that will need to be put aside following your special day. These are flowers, that like the memories of your joyous occasion, will live on in blossomed perfection.


How to Find the BEST Wedding Shows near you!

Planning a perfect wedding isn’t easy.  Savvy Brides-to-be take care to pick out the best shows with the best exhibitors and the most variety.

When you’re thinking about which wedding shows to visit you don’t want to see the same 10 or 20 exhibitors everywhere you go. You’ll want to have up to 80 stands to choose from, exhibiting everything you could want for your perfect wedding.

Whoop! Events run wedding shows across the East Midlands and North West in beautiful venues. Their shows have up to 80 stands packed with wedding loveliness, great products and fabulous bargains!

Could this former monastery be your perfect wedding venue?

historic Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire grade II listed Pugin Abbey

Brides, grooms and their wedding parties are being invited to take a tour of the historic Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire later this month at the venue’s upcoming wedding fayre. Once home to a closed order of Benedictine nuns, the stunning grade II listed Pugin Abbey will be opening its doors on Sunday, May 29th to future husbands and wives so they can explore the venue and its extensive grounds at their leisure. 

During the day the hotel’s wedding coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice and top tips to the brides-to-be.

Looking at ways in which Brits are paying over the odds

Looking at ways in which Brits are paying over the odds

One in ten of us spend more than a year planning a wedding, whilst a fifth of us spend up to six months. Yet ironically more than a third of us spend less than 15 minutes searching for finance options to help out with the costs of a wedding.

The research from Swedish challenger Ikano Bank also found that more than 300,000 people who borrowed money for their wedding wasted more than £450 by not shopping around for the best deal.