Engagement Etiquette: How to send your congratulations to the happy couple!


Get the basics out of the way first

In any engagement card, you have to remember the reason that you were writing it in the first place, to congratulate your loved one on their recent engagement! Say congratulations first, something simple that gets the message across as to why they are receiving this correspondence. 

Make things personal 

Hallmark hotel Flitwick Manor launches its  ‘flit-nic royal-tea’

royal tea party

Arriving at the Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor as newly appointed General Manager, and inspired by the hotel’s picturesque countryside setting, Thomas Burford is delighted to announce the launch of an alfresco twist on the English classic, as the hotel launches its ‘Flit-nic Royal-Tea,’ just in time for summer picnic season and hen summer getaways. 

Top tips for planning a honeymoon cruise – what to know before you book!


As such a significant event, a wedding can be stressful to plan, which is why the honeymoon should offer the optimum opportunity to relax, decompress and celebrate your new marriage.

So, what better way to honeymoon than a cruise?  After all, what other type of holiday enables you to unpack only once, but wake up in a brand new beautiful destination each day?, the world’s largest cruise reviews, and planning site (TripAdvisor’s cruise site) shares this advice on planning a honeymoon cruise to remember. 

Considerations before you start:

·      Travel dates - do your dates coincide with any events, such as school holidays?

Wedding catering from Jimmy Garcia

 Jimmy Garcia

Jimmy Garcia is a name associated with original, sell-out London pop-ups from the capitals own ski-chalet restaurant The Lodge to the brand new river-side, rooftop BBQ Club coming to the Southbank this summer. Jimmy works on making experiences dynamic but creating delicious food using the finest seasonal ingredients. Couples can bring this innovative dining experience to their wedding guests with JimmyGarcia Catering.


Top 10 wedding venues in Wiltshire

Bowed Hotel

Wiltshire’s one of the most romantic places to tie the knot as it continues to stand the test of time with its never-ending story of its ancient landscape. Why not whisk your partner off in a classic car from Vintage Classics and travel in style through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside including the village of Lover in the New Forest National Park?

So perhaps it’s time for you to write your own chapter and consider VisitWiltshire’s top 10 wedding venues for your special day.

Wedding Venues under £5,000

1.    The Bear Hotel, Devizes

Enjoy the honeymoon of a lifetime in Tuscany!


Honeymoons or mini-moons should be an experience you will cherish for the rest of your married lives. But in this beautiful world, with an endless list of destinations, choosing where to go can be extremely difficult.


Italy is known for its breathtaking scenery at every turn, beautiful sunsets, exemplary restaurants and delicious cuisine - everything you can wish for on your holiday after the big day.


Whether you are planning the honeymoon of a lifetime for next year, or simply booking a last-minute getaway to spend some much needed time together after the wedding, Tuscany has it all.


The Swan, Shakespeare's Globe - Wedding Venue


The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, on London’s Bankside is an all-day restaurant, bar and private events space which boasts unrivalled views across St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London. In addition to this, the venue is fully licensed to hold private wedding ceremonies.

Overlooking the Globe Theatre and River Thames, their Balcony Room can seat up to 70 guests, making the ceremony an intimate occasion while boasting unrivalled views. Swan offers a breakfast catering service for the day that can be tailored to suit guests needs.

Wedding coordinators are also available to take care of every last detail; from floral arrangements, cake and furnishing, making the day unique and extra special.

Cometic dangers


From eyebrow and lip liner tattooing to eyelash extensions the industry of semi-permanent make-up is growing at a phenomenal rate. However, as
thousands of women seek long lasting cosmetic solutions there has also been a rise in people suffering from serious allergic reactions and disappointing results. 

Bridal tanning tips from fake bake

1) Trial tan
If you're new to the tanning world do some research online or ask girlfriends for a recommendation. The wedding tan is the most important of them all. Sync your tanning try out just before a make up trail too.

Take some images of your dress to show your tanning therapist. A good tanner will want to see what skin you are showing in the dress and want to discuss how you tan naturally and what self tan products you have used successfully in the past. All this information will help bespoke the perfect colour.

Heavenly Necklaces - jewellery specialists


Heavenly Necklaces are the leading suppliers of fake diamond jewellery to brides, royalty and celebrities the world over.

They are always delighted to advise personally on the jewellery for the big day and will happily enter into email correspondence to discuss all sorts of issues and ideas. More and more brides actually send them an image of 'the dress' , or even visit the team in their offices for personal advice, and the team at HN will reply speedily.