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Dry your hair in minutes and save time for wedding planning

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Planning for your big day can take a lot of work, from the guest list to the dress. There are lots of things to remember and some days your going to be in a rush to get out the door for the next appointment and you don’t want to be spending those precious extra minutes to dry your hair.

 

Vows and Venues have been lucky enough to be able to try a new product to the market PowerDry.ME, that is said to cut the time it takes to dry your hair to half the time. I wondered whether it was too good to be true? 

 

When your pet is your ring bearer

Rachael and Ivan at wedding

27-year-old best friends Ivan Ho and Rachael Dudziak tied the knot at Carlton Towers, Goole, North Yorkshire in February 2019 and they couldn’t have had their day without ring bearer Jasper, their stunning rough collie!

 

Commenting on why Jasper had to be involved, Rachael added: “Jasper means everything to us. We even feel closer as a couple since he entered our lives. He’s much more than a pet, he’s part of the family which is why we decided he would be our official ring bearer”.

 

The spring wedding guest style guide

Guests at Spring wedding

With the first day of spring just around the corner, wedding guests are starting to worry about what to wear this season. Michael Barker is Chief Brand Officer at Garment Quarter, expert in the British designer fashion industry, and he has put together this spring wedding guest guide for optimum style.

There are plenty of reasons why people choose to have a spring wedding. Most importantly, there's the potential that blossom-filled trees and the first few sunny days of the year will provide the perfect backdrop for a stylish gathering.

After all the heavy fabrics and muted tones of winter, spring is quite literally a breath of fresh air for your wardrobe and as such can be one of the best seasons for wedding guest style.

How to get your wedding bathroom picture perfect

Bathroom in white and beige

Adam Chard, Bathroom Expert at VictoriaPlum.com, talks with us about how to get the perfect wedding bathroom picture.

It’s quite possibly the biggest day of your life. You’ve spent not months but years preparing for it, making sure every single detail is just right. On the morning of your wedding day, your photographer turns up to document those all-important, “getting ready” moments with you and your girls, but, oh no! The bathroom is a frightful mess, providing a less-than-glamorous backdrop to all those precious memories.

With the rise of social media, many modern-day brides (and grooms!) are looking to capture all aspects of their wedding day, from the moment they wake up to the minute they finally step over the threshold as partners for life.

The Key to a Sex – essful Marriage:

Couple with sparklers kissing

The key to sex – what is the key to a great sex life? There seems to be an eternal thirst for the answer, yet it seems ever-evasive and illusive. And it seems inevitable that many relationships do not find the answer, hence the high seperation and divorce rates we are all familiar with.

Now separation rates are not the only signifier of a relationship that has failed to capture the fire of an early dalliance with a lover. But its hard to disagree that a healthy sex life doesn’t play a major part in a fruitful relationship.

Have you heard of these wedding traditions around the world?

Spanish arras - wedding traditions

Wherever you go, marriage is sacred. But different cultures have their own unique ways of preparing for and celebrating the happy couple’s nuptials. Here QUIZ, retailers of occasion dresses, tell Vows & Venues a few weird and wonderful wedding traditions from around the world.

1.    China

As China is a large nation, wedding and bridal traditions can depend on which region you’re from. Tujia brides must cry for an hour a day every day for a month in the run-up to their wedding. After ten days, the bride’s mother joins her in crying daily before being joined by her grandmother. As the other women join in, it’s seen as an expression of their joy.

Making the most of your wedding setting

Making the most of your wedding setting

The setting for your weddings is arguably one of the most important elements of the big day. As well as being immortalised in wedding photography, a stunning backdrop will set the mood and provide context to the story of your special day. 

Whether you’re opting for country opulence, urban chic or a mixture of both, it’s important that the backdrop reflects the story your telling while accentuating key elements and representing you as a couple. So how do you inject your own style into proceedings and what can you do to make the most of that all important wedding venue?

Chose a statement backdrop

Lucky couple say ‘I do’ to return to wedding venue

Lucky couple say ‘I do’ to return to wedding venue

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club has invited a couple who wed at the hotel in 2014, back to relive the memories of their special day. 

Gemma and Garry Watson, who said their ‘I dos’ at the luxury four-star hotel, located in the heart of Northumberland, are one of more than 200 couples who took part in the nationwide search to celebrate those who tied the knot at a Macdonald Hotels & Resorts venue over the last 50 years.

After submitting photographs from their wedding, they were selected at random and rewarded with a luxurious overnight stay in the wedding suite, complete with champagne on arrival, and a three-course dinner. 

Inviting children to a wedding – Double Tree Sheffield have it covered!

Double Tree Sheffield

Children can really make a wedding very special.   Whether it’s the couple getting married who have children that will feature in the day, or family and friends who want to bring along their kiddies, having children around can really add to the atmosphere of the wedding.  

But, if you are inviting children, it’s important to ensure that they are catered for and looked after during the day. Invest in planning something for them now will ensure parents and children both have a great time!  Our team are experts in organising weddings that include children, and here’s our top tips to help keep children of all ages, amused and entertained all day!