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Freixenet is set to keep your wedding toast cool this summer

Ice rose bottle

Freixenet are keeping wedding toasts cool this summer with their new ICE Rosé. The most recent addition to the Freixnet family, ICE Rosé has been uniquely designed to be poured over chunks of ice, with a purposely richer flavor to balance the chill.

 

Coming in a glossy white and pink bottle, the fizz would be a striking centre piece for any wedding. The perfect accompaniment to salads, duck dishes and fruity puddings, ICE Rosé can be the choice of refreshment for mains and deserts. 

 

Revealed: Top 10 wedding day fears

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The UK’s top 10 wedding day fears have been revealed, which include being stood up at the alter, drunk guests, wardrobe malfunctions and bad British weather.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults by EnduraRoses.com has unveiled Brides’ top wedding day fear is being stood up at the alter, with 77% concerned their partner will be a no show.

Almost three-quarters (73%) confessed to being wary of a wardrobe malfunction on their big day, anxious that their dress wouldn’t fit or that it would be damaged during the reception.

69% of brides-to-be were uneasy about the weather on their big day, with Great Britain famous for surprise downpours and unseasonable weather.

Travelling tips for your honeymoon

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Here they are; insider travelling tips to ensure your honeymoon is as stress-free as possible...

Know when to book - While last minute deals can be great, it doesn’t guarantee that you will find a deal that saves you a lot of cash. For long-haul flights it is advisable to book two to four months ahead of travelling, while for shorter trips you can look closer to the planned date, keeping an eye out for airline sales, as airlines will begin to worry about filling up all of the seats.  Additionally, when you fly could impact how much you save, with midweek flights usually being cheaper than weekends.

Prenups - why they aren’t the romance killers you think they are!

prenups

Once celebrated by the rich and famous, prenuptial agreements, or prenups are becoming increasingly popular.  Does wanting one mean you think your marriage won’t last?  No!  Ensuring you are both protected in a way that is, often, representative of what you have built together is both loving and courageous. In this article, family and matrimonial lawyers at Keystone Law, Carolyn Bottomley and Kim Marshall explain why getting a prenup can be one of the most caring things to do, alongside the more practical advantages.  Protecting each other financially, no matter what, is romantic!

Trends noticed amongst brides in their 50/60’s

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One trend that I have noticed becoming more popular recently for older brides has been pink toned lipstick. As we age our skin tends to lose colour and become slightly washed out and I think older women are definitely realizing this and using makeup accordingly. Whilst they may not wear lipstick daily, they are certainly opting for a pop of pink lipstick on their big day to add some colour into their face. Lipsticks with pink tones, as oppose to nude or brown tones, work really well for this and shades such as MAC Faux and Illamasqua Kitsch have been some favourites for older brides lately. 

 

Unnecessary Wedding Costs

Wedding dress

Last month I brought you ‘Weddings Costs to Watch Out For’, so this month I wanted to bring you some unnecessary costs that can be avoided.  

 

Wedding anxiety is a real thing, and you can easily get carried away with what you think you need, what your parents tell you they think you need, what Pinterest tells you it thinks you need, not to mention mounting competition from siblings, family, friends and even bridesmaids!  

 

I asked one of my recent brides the best piece of advice she received while wedding planning.  She described one night freaking out on the phone to her sister about all the little things she still had to do and buy, and her sister simply said, ‘Remember, it’s just one day’.   

 

Food you should eat before your wedding

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Frida Harju, In-House Nutritionist at food and health app Lifesum (www.lifesum.com), comments:

Asparagus - Asparagus and other leafy greens, such as celery and artichokes possess dieurtetic properties, which work to reduce bloating. Additionally, the high amounts of fibre found in asparagus will leave you feeling fuller for longer, preventing you from reaching for that late-afternoon snack, all of which make it a great food to eat before your wedding day.

How to add a bit of sass to your wedding

Candles

So you’ve set the date, booked the venue, bridesmaids selected and now want a way of making your wedding different. Scrolling through beautiful weddings on Instagram you notice it’s all the same theme just different bride –quirky, signs yet all beautiful. 

Why not think about making your wedding standout using sassy slogan and positive affirmation soy candles.

Soy & Joy, a newcomer on to the market has been getting flooded with requests from brides for their line of slogan candles. Brides are looking for ways to make their day stand out, whether it is adding slogan candles to the décor i.e. ‘EAT.PRAY.SLAY’ or ordering beautiful highly scented mini heart wax melts to give as wedding favours.