Wedding Planning

Wedding etiquette in the workplace: Invites


You’ve said yes, you’ve got a ring, you’ve told all your friends and family of the exciting news: you’re getting married! Work is probably the last thing on your mind but it soon occurs to you that your colleagues are going to be asking questions, and they’ll want to know about your big day. There are a variety of tricky situations to navigate here, namely: who to invite and managing your invitation choices.

First things first: who to invite

8 wedding traditions from around the world

8 wedding traditions from around the world

Wherever you are in the world, weddings are always a great day, full of love, laughter, and much celebration. While you will probably attended enough weddings to know what to expect from the day, there are some wonderful country-specific traditions that you may not be familiar with if you have only been to a wedding in the UK.


Whether you find yourself at a wedding somewhere else in the world, or are simply looking for wedding inspiration and want to incorporate some unique practices into your own, experts at language app Babbel ( have shared a list of marital traditions from eight countries around the world to give you some insider info.


Top tips to planning your own wedding


Planning your wedding is exciting, overwhelming and fun...but it can be daunting.  Here are my top tips on planning it right.


Know your budget:


Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, but don’t let the funding of it take over the rest of your life.  Discuss and agree your budget and ensure there’s a 10% contingency included – then get planning...not the other way around! bride groom


Make it personal:


What flowers are best for weddings?


Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! As an online gift retailer, at Find Me a Gift we simply love choosing and giving presents, whatever the occasion! From weddings to birthdays, anniversaries to thank you gifts, we adore delivering happiness and spreading joy through that perfect well-thought out present idea. However, now we’re in the middle of 2017’s wedding season, we’ve decided to turn our attention away from bedding sets, crock pots, and other traditional wedding presents that are bound to be on the bride and grooms gift registry list, and started thinking of that essential element of wedding decoration- flowers.

10 ways to save money when planning your wedding


The average wedding in the UK costs a whopping £27,000 (jumping to £38,000 for those living in London), according to research by Bridebook. With this in mind, those due to get married are always on the lookout for ways to make savings and cut costs, keeping the overall spend down, and we’ve compiled 10 top tips on how to do just that…

Don’t Get Married On A Saturday

5 skincare treatments before your big day


You've spent months preparing for your big day. The venue is booked, the flowers are ordered, the dress has been delivered and the guest list has been finalised. Don't forget about the most important person though, you! We have consulted with our expert plastic surgeon Dr Kenneth Kok at Skin & Follicle and have come up with these top 5 tips you should be following to look your best on the day.

 1.          Moisturise

2.          Sun protection

3.          Chemical peel

4.          Anti wrinkle injections

5.          Sleep


A favour with a difference


Blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has launched a new range of wedding favours to help make your special day even more meaningful.

The brand new collection includes badges, pins, unity bands and mini plant pots with wildflower seeds – the perfect size to fit into a clutch bag or suit pocket, and a thoughtful touch that your guests can keep long after the party’s over.

With prices starting from £1.99 for a set of five pin badges, to £4.99 for a flower-growing gift set, there’s something for every budget.

Brits set to spend £11,411 on affordable weddings in 2017


·         Modest marriages: 56% of those set to marry in 2017 are planning a mid-range budget

·         High street is the new high end: 19% of Brides are planning on wearing a high-street gown

·         DIY before I DO: 26% of Brits have made homemade items to save on costs

·         Convenient collections: Two in five Brits opting to click and collect their wedding haul

Something old, something new


Dinnerware collections inspired by vintage designs but made for modern living

Iconic pottery brand Denby offers brides-to-be and wedding guests stylish and timeless tableware ideas to inspire the most sophisticated gift lists. Handmade in England by skilled craftsmen, its premium stoneware ranges have spanned generations, offering special and unique dinnerware that is durable enough for every day.

The Brewery - A wedding fit for a Princess

Jayne Montford

Following what has been hailed as the nuptials of the year, Pippa Middleton’s marriage to hedge fund manager fiancé James Matthews, has truly given us wedding fever! 

While not strictly a princess, Pippa has an undeniable regal connection as sister of Catherine, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, and as such, there was an air of excitement and expectation that made it a stand-out affair.

What to do if your band cancels at the last minute


Our wedding days are planned down to every last intricate detail. From scattered rose petals on table tops to the order of canapés served and even right down to the very last song on our wedding playlist. Many of us spend months searching for the perfect band that is to our acquired taste. It takes time to choose a band you and your partner feel will conjure the exact atmosphere you have been putting together with every other element of your fairytale day.


But what happens if the unexpected happens and your band cancels last minute? Whether the cause is illness, bereavement, or transport failure, a legitimate reason doesn’t make the situation any less daunting. First things first, stay calm. We have everything you need to know to avoid the last minute dreaded panic.

Ensure Your Guests Have an Amazing Day Too

Laura Devine

Everyone wants their wedding to be the best, the one their friends remember for all the right reasons, and the one that goes down in their family as the most momentous of celebrations.  Aside from sorting out a drink for the toasts, a nice meal and the right entertainment, there are other key factors that will ensure your wedding guests are comfortable and relaxed, and above all, have an amazing time.  


Ensure They Are Well Informed 


6 tips for choosing your wedding transportation

6 tips for choosing your wedding transportation

One major decision that will be made in the planning of your wedding day will be your mode of transport. After all, you want the moment you arrive and leave the ceremony to be unforgettable. If you don’t know where to start or don’t know that much about cars and just need a little guidance to help you find the perfect car, carry on reading for our 6 top tips you should consider when picking out your ride.

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