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Wedding steals: Tiffany & Co., Ernest Jones, Monsoon and Gant– Save up to 30% with Zeek

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Weddings are the happiest day of most people’s lives, but they can also be the most expensive.

 

Add wedding in front of cake, dress or ring and suddenly the price seems to double, or even triple, but every bride deserves the best for their special day. Zeek, Europe’s largest online gift card marketplace, enables users to buy and sell gift cards and vouchers at a discounted rate, as well as featuring hundreds of well-known brands with savings averaging between 5 and 25%.

 

Book your hen party with The London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club has been igniting iconic London venues such as The Collection, The Arts Club and One Mayfair in an explosion of sequins, feathers and exquisitely performed anthems for four years. Fans include Simon Cowell, Millie Mackintosh, Sinitta, Henry Cavill and Olivia Colman and its permanent home, the magnificent Bloomsbury Ballroom is the backdrop of two sold-out spectaculars; The Best of British Pop and London Never Dies. 

 

Grooming tips for Guys on Their Wedding Day…

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It’s your wedding day and your better half has been pampering herself for the last few months, determined to be glowing as she walks down the aisle.  She’s had (whatseems like) a thousand hair trials and knows exactly what her make up is going to look like.  You, on the other hand, are completely clueless. Fear not, as advice is at hand.

Here, Head Barber and Owner of one of the trendiest Barbers in London (The Legends Barbershop) shares his top male grooming tips to ensure you don’t upset the Mother In Law or your bride to be…

 

Over a quarter of Brits sacrifice their own holidays for stag and hen parties

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• 28% of Brits are spending more money attending their friends’ parties than their own holidays

• A third of those invited have been expected to take annual leave

• The average amount spent on a stag or hen party is £507

 

Over a quarter of Brits are sacrificing their own holidays in order to attend stag and hen parties costing an average of £507 a time, new research shows.

Conducted by personalised clothing retailer Banana Moon clothing, the survey looked into British attitudes towards stag and hen parties as the traditional last night of freedom has evolved into a major event.

5 reasons why you should tie the knot in GREECE

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bluegr Hotels & Resorts’ head wedding planner explains everything from traditional ceremonies to underwater celebrations!

One-in-five weddings between UK couples now take place abroad. That equates to more than 55,000 ceremonies every year where the happy couple have opted to leave the country to celebrate their big day.

Greece has emerged as THE most popular destination in Europe for a wedding abroad, so we spoke to Katerina Mamidaki – Marketing Manager at bluegr Hotels & Resorts, to find out more.

Katerina, can we really rely on a hotel to plan a wedding?

Got the Brollie Ready?

Ruth preparing for her wedding in the complementary Bridal Room at Hylands House

Thomas Harper, Hirings Team Leader at the award-winning wedding venue Hylands House, gives tips on how to beat the great British weather.

Rain in the morning, hot and sunny in the afternoon, storm clouds in the evening – this could be just one day of weather conditions in the UK.  Every cloud can have a silver lining though as long as we are prepared.  Here are a few tips to ensure your wedding shines through despite the rain.

• Select a venue that has space and beautiful backdrops for photography both inside and out.  Pick one that has lovely garden vistas and rooms that look stunning on their own, even without a theme.

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

As the North East’s leading luxury wedding venue, Wynyard Hall has seen lots of couples tie the knot, so it’s easy for the team to spot things that work really well, and things that may go wrong. Here are some tips from the venue’s experienced Wedding Co-ordinators to help ensure your celebrations go to plan...

 

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It's important to be both accurate and realistic about the timings on your big day. Sometimes speeches or photography can run late, so factoring in extra time in the first place can be the difference between a stressful day and one that flows beautifully, just the way you planned.

How To Stay In Love Whilst Planning Your Wedding

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You’ve found your soul mate; you and your partner have decided to go the distance and make it official, so how do you stay sane and in love during the preparation of what could well be the biggest party you’ll ever throw? Don’t let wedding pressure get in between you both, follow these tips from Marriott Breadsall Priory’s Michelle Clarke on keeping the love alive during your wedding planning.

Set wedding goals and boundaries and stick to them

 

First apprentice for national party firm

First apprentice for national party firm

A young apprentice has landed her dream job organising events for pre-wedding revellers all around the country. 

 

Twenty-year-old Rachael Vasey from Greenside has become the first apprentice ever taken on by events management firm Hen and Stag, which organises a range of fun-filled activities for party-goers in cities across the UK. The opportunity arose from a partnership between the Rowlands Gill-based company and Gateshead College, which trains dozens of apprentices each year in a wide range of disciplines.