As the big day is getting closer, you're as organised as you can be and all the main things are booked and ticked off. Now is the time to start thinking about yourself, in particular getting healthy. On the day of your wedding all eyes will be on you, so you will want to look your best.
The countdown is on and your wedding plans are in full force. Boxes are being ticked off and time is ticking by. Now is the time to make to make plans for your girls-only day, the day you pick that special wedding dress that you may have been dreaming of since you were a little girl.
You may have butterflies in your stomach as you walk through the doors of the wedding dress shop with your nearest female friends and family. Emotions may be high for all of you, as today is the day you get to feel like a princess, trying on wedding dresses until you find your perfect match. But all this is completely normal - after all, it’s not every day you get married.
You've had the invite pinned up on the fridge for months on end, and now as the date fast approaches for your friends/family member’s wedding, it's time to put your thinking cap on and decide on what wedding gift you will get for the bride and groom. Wine glasses, photo frame, department store voucher? The list can sometimes seem endless when you’re thinking of ideas, or maybe you don't even know where to start. Many couples these days already live together so already have many of the items you might have thought of buying a newly married couple once upon a time.
With air travel being open to everyone these days, you don't need to stay close to home for your wedding. Many couples spread their wings for their big day and travel 1000's of miles. Whether the destination be a golden beach or a snow filled mountain top, destination weddings are more popular than ever.
Hawkstone Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, will open in summer 2018. Anticipation is building ahead of its launch, as the venue is set to become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK.
The country estate has been purchased by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, making them the fourth owner in the property’s 550 year history. A sympathetic refurbishment is currently being planned to breathe new life into the spectacular Georgian property.
The planning has started for your big day, there's guest lists, dates, photographers and so much more that needs doing. But the wedding venue should be one of the first things on your to-do list, as it can determine your date, location and even your maximum number of guests. Once you have picked your venue you can then start to plan everything else around it.
Aspire, one of Berkshire’s leading aesthetics clinics, has launched a brand new bespoke bridal package aimed at brides-to-be and their bridal parties. The tailor-made package offers brides the full range of non-surgical treatments from skin rejuvenation to permanent fat-reduction in the run-up to their weddings.
The bridal offering comes at a time when, according to research by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of cosmetic surgery is on the decrease, whilst demand for non-surgical aesthetic treatments continues to rise steadily.
Aspire’s Clinic Director, Jenny O’Neill said:
With the Caribbean islands, Miami and South Africa being some of the most popular winter honeymoon destinations, the likelihood is that you will be in it for the long-haul as the average minimum flight time to warmer winter climes stands at about four hours thirty minutes at the very least.
For those with poor circulation, being seated for a long time on flights longer than four hours can not only increase the risk of developing blood clots and Deep Vein Thrombosis, it can also prevent efficient circulation of oxygenated blood around the body causing aching and swollen ‘heavy’ legs.
· Couples forced to cut wedding spend as average cost increases to £8,000
· Wedding dress first to be cut when trying to save money, followed by guest list
· Canapés, favours and cars most likely to be ditched completely to reduce bill
· Couples raid current accounts to pay for wedding, as parents no longer cover the cost
· For tips to save money on wedding costs, visit www.nationwide.co.uk/wedding-costs
New research reveals couples are being forced to scale back their wedding plans as the average cost of getting married reaches £8,000.