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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.

Hotels.com reveals rising 'stagflation' with brits spending £988 on hen & stag dos abroad

Hotels.com reveals rising 'stagflation' with brits spending £988 on hen & stag dos abroad

The ‘Spend’ do: UK travellers spend £434 on average for staycation stag or hens but a stag-gering £998 per person if they go abroad

47% of 18-45s find stags and hens boring because of the predictable itineraries and 49% would prefer to head off the beaten track

Hotels.com has teamed up with engaged Love Island favourites Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland to share their top tips for planning the ultimate stag and hen [include local market expert for other markets]

64Facets Is Bringing Beauty To London From Every Angle

64Facets Is Bringing Beauty To London From Every Angle

After their initial success in the US, 64Facets is proud to announce the launch of their versatile diamond jewellery line in London, designed for the modern woman.

64Facets has combined delicate creativity with multigenerational craft to perfectly encapsulate the wants and needs of today’s modern woman. They do so by transforming beautiful, sustainably sourced rough diamonds into versatile, honestly priced pieces of jewellery.

Launching the business from June 2018 in the UK, 64Facets is proud to bring their uncompromising high-quality and modern collections to London.  

Traditions are overlooked as modern brides go for contemporary elegance at The Chester Hotel​

Traditions are overlooked as modern brides go for contemporary elegance at The Chester Hotel​

Exchange vows, line up and meet your guests, sit down to a three-course meal, cut the cake and have the first dance. Traditional weddings tend to run like clockwork – but what if you’re a modern bride who wants to break all the rules?

While our parents’ generation may have spent hours pouring over stationery books and pondering cream of tomato soup over prawn cocktail, in 2018 DIY brides are making their own invitations and serving up street food.

“Wedding traditions still have their place, but many brides now feel that some of them are old hat,” said Ngaire Stanaway, events manager at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen. “In the past, weddings were pretty much identical – each one would follow the same format and most venues would offer very similar packages.

Don't delay your wedding day – Save up to 15% on weddings at Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa

Don't delay your wedding day – Save up to 15% on weddings at Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa announce an exclusive offer on last-minute weddings, for couples who just cannot wait to get hitched.

The four-star hotel located just outside of Chester, in the Cheshire countryside has introduced a fantastic deal for couples searching for their ideal wedding venue and who wish to get married by January 2019. The ‘For now… Forever’ wedding offer launched on 16th July 2018.

To secure the exclusive discount, couples must register their interest in booking a wedding at Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa and place a £500 deposit on their chosen wedding date, by the 31st August 2018. The first ten couples will secure a 15% discount on their chosen wedding and thereafter, couples will receive 10% off. 

Tips from the Experts: How to create an unforgettable STEN

Tips from the Experts: How to create an unforgettable ‘sten’

It’s the all new trend in pre-wedding partying. Brides- and Grooms-to-be are turning away from traditional Hen or Stag dos in favour of hosting a joint celebration: The Sten. 

Search Insta for “#stenparty” and you’ll see hundreds of celebratory shenanigans. In fact, they’re so popular, group travel specialist and bespoke Sten planners Red7 has reported a 200% increase in requests for this type of event in the last two years.

So, if you and your beau want to join the newest trend in pre-wedding celebrations, how do you go about creating the perfect Sten? 

Don’t panic if you’re worried about getting it right. 

Read on to get fully clued up on the best ways to pull off an unforgettable ‘Sten’ 

Top Wedding Catering Tips

Top Wedding Catering Tips

The days of mini sausage rolls and quiche buffets is long gone.  Modern couples look for a more innovative and interesting approach to the wedding breakfast. Its not all contemporary though. Brides and grooms still want to cater for all tastes and age groups, so wedding catering is a balance of what will be traditionally popular, on-trend and fun!

Picking the perfect wedding entertainment

Picking the perfect wedding entertainment

When it comes to your big day, there are certain elements that guests will come out remembering; the dress and the food are a given, but what about the entertainment? There’s nothing more disappointing than a dull reception and with most weddings lasting the entirety of the day and night, it’s important to keep guests entertained.

Weddings are usually a muddle of many different groups of friends and family, so it’s important to offer something that suits all tastes. To help make things easier for you, we’ve put together a rundown of some of our favourite ways to spice up your entertainment offering on your big day.

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Revealed: How much you can expect to pay when attending a wedding this summer

Revealed: How much you can expect to pay when attending a wedding this summer

The parents of the bride and groom will pay out the most, followed by the best man who will spend more than the maid of honour. Attending a wedding is an exciting event to have in your summer calendar however, it can also be quite stressful especially in terms of money but new research has revealed what each party member can expect to be paying.

A bride's parents will still pay the most for their daughter’s wedding, forking out up to 113% more than the parents of the groom, according to the survey conducted by short term loan provider Wonga.

The poll of 1,000 adults that included parents of the bride, parents of the groom, best men, maids of honour, bridesmaids, ushers and wedding guests, looked at who pays the most money to be part of the big day.

Did you know that Brits can have a legally binding wedding outdoors in Central Park, New York?!

Did you know that Brits can have a legally binding wedding outdoors in Central Park, New York?!

For many people, the term “destination wedding” evokes the image of a wedding ceremony taking place on a beach, somewhere sunny. Beach weddings can be very lovely but they don’t suit everyone, so how about bringing a group of your nearest and dearest to an amazing city for a destination wedding?
Most airports in the UK now offer direct flights to New York, and it is an incredible city that truly has something for everyone – history, shopping, food, luxury, and the beautiful spaces of Central Park. Lots of Brits are flying over to New York to get married there. I plan weddings for couples who want to get married in New York’s Central Park. I got married there myself seven years ago, when I was living nearby, and I’ve helped almost 250 couples to get married there since.

Best Western Plus Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa - Afternoon Tea Delight

Best Western Plus Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa - Afternoon Tea Delight

Afternoon tea is one of our nation’s favourite past times.  Incorporating this very British tradition into your wedding is the perfect way to ensure your big day has a relaxed but elegant feel.  Whether it’s a small intimate affair, a celebration of all things vintage or you want to offer your guests a quirky food option, afternoon tea is one of the most romantic ways to enjoy a wedding reception.  

Revealed: The age-old tradition that means you’ll pay 113% more if you have a daughter

Revealed: The age-old tradition that means you’ll pay 113% more if you have a daughter

A bride's parents will still pay the most for their daughter’s wedding, forking out up to 113% more than the parents of the groom, according to new research by short term loan provider Wonga.

The poll of 1,000 adults that included parents of the bride, parents of the groom, best men, maids of honour, bridesmaids, ushers and wedding guests, looked at who pays the most money to be part of the big day.

The tradition of the bride’s parents paying for the entirety of the wedding may be a thing of the past, but the research did reveal significant differences in costs still exist between the in-laws.

Colour care for summer hair

Colour care for summer hair

With summer upon us and wedding, holiday and festival season in full swing, you need to be looking your best. Whether you’re looking for a whole new look for the sunshine or to simply revitalise your roots, the colour packages at Supercuts could give you the perfect look.

This season Supercuts have done the hard work for you by hand picking four of the hottest hair trends for you to choose from. Simply walk into a salon, choose your package A, B, C or D sit back, relax and leave with a hot new do for summer.

Groom Takes Flight to Propose on World’s Longest Zipline

Groom Takes Flight to Propose on World’s Longest Zipline

A groom to-be proved he is crazy in love this weekend by becoming the first person ever to propose on the world’s longest zipline in Ras Al Khaimah. Adrian Mackay, 30, from Bengaluru in India, showed that love really does lift us up where we belong by popping the question to his wife-to-be as she came in to land on the suspended platform high up on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain. 

The adrenaline-fueled proposal was supported by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Toro Verde UAE who arranged for a ‘will you marry me’ banner to be unveiled as Mr Mackay got down on one knee 80m above the mountain floor.  

OppoSuits

OppoSuits

What started out as an idea while traveling through Southeast Asia has grown into a successful venture that has already taken this brand halfway across the globe. In just five years, OppoSuits have set up a range of over 100 designs and have customers in over 50 countries. The suits have been worn to an eclectic mix of events.