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For many people their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives together. Why not share your experience in Vows And Venues magazine. We’d love to hear from you...

In most cases planning the big day takes months if not years, with so much to think about, from setting the budget, choosing the venue, the dress, flowers, cake and the all important guest list...

It’s an incredibly special experience, gathering all the most important people in your lives together in one wonderful place to help you celebrate the start of your married lives together.

5 surprising things you didn’t know Omega 3 could help with

5 surprising things you didn’t know Omega 3 could help with

With your wedding just round the corner what’s the best supplement you can take to help with a whole range of things. 

Your blood pressure’s normal, your joints are creak-free and the only mood swings you get take you from cheery to chipper. In short, you’re mentally and physically as strong as an ox. There’s no point in you taking Omega 3, right?

Wrong. While upping your intake of the essential fatty acid is a no-brainer when it comes to reducing your risk of high blood pressure, arthritis and depression, Omega 3 has more proven health benefits than you can shake a salmon fillet at.

How To Cope With Pre Wedding Nerves

Jane Barnfield Jukes
Planning a wedding can be a wonderful experience.  It’s an exciting time of your life. You are about to commit to spending the rest of your life with the person of your dreams. You have probably spent a great deal of time imagining the perfect wedding celebration.  You are bound to be excited, nervous and happy.  What you probably didn’t consider was how stressful the whole process could be and the effects that stress is having on you. The excitement and ceremony of the whole event builds a momentum of its own and that can distract us from the anxiety we can often feel around any big life change.   Luckily there are many things you can do to help pre wedding nerves.

White weddings are past their peak survey shows

Pink wedding dress

Survey shows white wedding dresses are on the way out but no peeking at the dress it is still a top tradition!

The tradition of the white wedding is at risk, a recent survey has revealed, with almost 40% of Brits agreeing that the bride wearing a white dress is the British wedding custom most under threat of disappearing.  

Despite the cultural heritage of the Royal wedding earlier this year, a whopping 83% of the British public feel that our wedding traditions are being challenged. 

Best proposal spots in the UK

Best proposal spots in the UK

Getting engaged isn’t a decision that should be made lightly and it requires a significant amount of planning, from finding the perfect ring to thinking about what to say and of course, finding the perfect location to propose.

Whether it’s an extravagant gesture or something simple and personal, a proposal is a memory that stays with couples forever.

UK holiday rental provider, Snaptrip, has put together its top picks for the most unique proposal spots in the UK, that are guaranteed to be remembered for a lifetime.

In a hot air balloon, East Sussex

Proposal spot

Altar-ing Our Traditions

Altar-ing Our Traditions - bride & groom

Brits no longer consider wedding traditions important to follow, new research has revealed.

While years ago it would be unimaginable not to ask the bride’s father for permission, research shows 58% of men no longer think they should do so.

The study, conducted by jewellery retailer F.Hinds, unveiled a ‘revamp’ of wedding traditions, with more and more people introducing their own.

It appears more and more brides are shunning the idea of not giving a speech at their wedding, with 15% of brides giving speeches and a further 10% of grooms choosing a ‘best woman’.

Discover Your Dream Wedding Venue at Bingham's Open Day

Discover Your Dream Wedding Venue at Bingham's Open Day

Experience the beauty of how your wedding day could look as The Bingham opens the doors to its glorious 18th century Georgian townhouse joined by their partnered suppliers.
London’s leading riverside wedding venue, the Bingham, is set to have an exclusive wedding preview. Taking place from 12pm-4pm on Sunday the 7th of October 2018, the event is an wonderful opportunity for couples to visit the venue,explore the hotel’s offering and gain inspiration for their upcoming nuptials. 

How to make a statement with your wedding shoes

statement wedding shoes

Modern weddings are much more flexible than they used to be, so there’s plenty of trends that won’t fall out of fashion any time soon. Statement shoes are one of the newest, but with so many ways to personalise your footwear ready for the big day, how exactly do you get started?

Statement shoes are a very personal idea, but in case you’re stuck, our friends at Donaghys have put together a quick guide to get the ball rolling:

Unbridled elegance for your mane event – stable advice for the perfect equestrian wedding

Unbridled elegance for your mane event – stable advice for the perfect equestrian wedding

A horse theme at a wedding can be the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication and personality to the big day. It’s extremely versatile – opt for a race-day dress code, bring a fairy tale to life, honour the tradition of the Baraat, or take your lead from the royal family with a horse drawn carriage! Horse venues, such as racecourses, ranches and barns, have far more personality than hotels and can often cater to larger wedding parties than standard venues. Planning an equestrian wedding might have its hurdles, but it’s a sure-fire way to make your wedding stand out. Here are the top tips from Newbury Racecourse to ensure a perfect horse-themed event! 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh unveils winter wedding offer

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh unveils winter wedding offer

One of Edinburgh’s most tranquil wedding venues, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, has unveiled a special offer for couples dreaming of a white wedding. For a limited time only, the venue is offering its Winter Wedding Package for only £5995.

Available for couples seeking to tie the knot between November and February, the special offer is based on 60 day guests and 40 evening invitees and includes exclusive use of the idyllic Caledonian Hall and Pavilion for the wedding ceremony. Post reception canapés and sparkling wine, as well as a sumptuous three course wedding breakfast and seasonal flower centre pieces for each table, are also included.

‘Furrytail’ Weddings Fit for a Corgi

‘Furrytail’ Weddings Fit for a Corgi

DOGS and royal weddings are set to become one of this year’s big themes – and Princess Eugenie’s forthcoming nuptials could be no exception.

Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tie the knot at Windsor Castle on October 12th – and there’s speculation as to what part the Princess’s devoted dog – also called Jack - will play in their big day.

Meghan Markle’s rescue dog Guy was said to be the hit of the Royal wedding reception when she married Prince Harry in May - so could it be second time around for a ‘furrytail’ ending?

You don’t have to be a Princess to want your precious pet to be involved in such a special day.

Thanks to dog sitting specialists Barking Mad, you no longer have to ‘paws’ for thought when it comes to your dog attending your wedding as a VIP.

Stunning new wedding venue in Bristol with unique views of the Avon Gorge

Stunning new wedding venue in Bristol with unique views of the Avon Gorge

Bristol, 6th September 2018: Bristol is home to a stunning new wedding venue, following  the restoration of the historic Avon Gorge hotel, which has been transformed into the new-look Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin. 

The iconic Victorian building, which dates back to 1898, has been completely renovated, and now offers two distinct spaces that provide the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, receptions and celebrations.

Winter wedding wins at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel

Winter wedding wins at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel

Thinking about getting married this winter? Don’t delay your special day any longer! Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel is proud to announce their newest package for winter weddings, offering couples an exclusive opportunity to save on their budgets.

Couples will be treated to an indulgent 20% off of the winter wedding package price if booked before 30 September 2018, and for those needing a little extra time, 10% off is offered if booked before 31 October 2018. 

Plastic free - the latest eco-friendly wedding trend

Plastic free - the latest eco-friendly wedding trend

It’s been a momentous year for Britain’s young royals, with not one but two weddings taking place. In summer, the world eagerly tuned in to watch Prince Harry exchange vows with Suits actress, Meghan Markle. In Autumn, it will be Princess Eugenie’s turn, as she prepares to say ‘I do’ to her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank.

With less than three months to go until the big day, details of Eugenie and Jack’s wedding are starting to emerge - who the maid of honor is, where it will be held, and most refreshingly of all, that it will be completely plastic free.