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How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample. 

Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State. 

Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters. 

Babbel’s guide to surviving Christmas for international newlyweds

Christmas table

For newlyweds the world over, one of the trickier questions surrounding the festive period is ‘where shall we spend Christmas this year?’ This is especially difficult for couples that have family in different countries. Language can be a barrier, and, over Christmas dinner with your international in-laws, a well-meant tongue in cheek comment can be misinterpreted, causing unwanted upset and embarrassment.

To help take some of the stress out of Christmas with the international in-laws, the experts at language learning app Babbel have put together a useful guide to help us avoid those fatal miscommunications.

A phrase guide for newlyweds with inlaws from different countries

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Wedding Guests Reveal What They Dislike About the Big Day

Wedding guests dislikes

With a royal wedding on the cards, Prince Harry may want to keep in mind these wedding guests dislikes as he plans his big day, as a survey by Candyking Parties has revealed what guests hate the most about attending a wedding.

The day may be filled with happy memories for the bride and groom, but guests have been sharing what grinds their gears about the day – from wedding traditions to new trends, no stone has been left unturned as to what guests do not want to see come the 2018 wedding season.

10 Tips to Exhibit at a Bridal Show Like a Pro

Wedding show

Exhibiting at a bridal show can be great for your business: you get the chance to meet brides who are looking for your products and services, which could result in lots of sales.

However, they can be very overwhelming and stressful if you turn up unprepared.

 

Here, RAL Display discuss their top ten tips for exhibiting at a bridal show.

 

1. Create an Eye-Catching Stand

What's altered at the altar since the Queen wed Prince Philip seven decades ago?

The royal london mint

Today only a third of people in Britain believe monogamy is key to a successful marriage (36%), according to research into the changing face of marriage by The London Mint Office to mark the platinum wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The publishing of the study results, which reveal seismic changes to both weddings and marriage values since the royal couple married in 1947, coincides with Jennie Bond unveiling The London Mint Office platinum wedding anniversary commemorative coin.

Have You Dreamed of a Tropical Island Wedding?

Phi Phi tropical wedding

From a flower archway on the beach to a floating stage over the resort’s swimming pool, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is leading the way for a tropical island wedding destination promising to exceed all expectations for your special day.

Dramatic scenery framed with swaying palm trees, 800 metres of untouched white sand, traditional long-tail boats and the aquamarine expanse of the Andaman Sea; Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort reveals itself as an unparalleled setting for romance and couples to wed across the globe providing a picture perfect setting for the greatest tropical island wedding.

The Aegean's Coolest Wedding Venue

D-Resort Gocek

A James Bond style getaway with a sunset DJ performance and Izakaya style contemporary Japanese cuisine… A perfect wedding venue

Situated in a quiet fishing village, D-Resort Göcek is a charming paradise within an archipelago of islands amidst picturesque mountains. With its own private beach, a setting framed with lush gardens and mountains beyond, this hotel is a hidden gem ideal for couples looking to mark their love for each other in an unforgettable setting.  

Does is still make good sense to be married?

Married life

Have you ever wondered if in this liberated age it still makes good sense to be married, well the results of some new research might surprise you.

Obviously married couples have the increased tax benefits and this releases more money into the household in several ways, making married couples better off financially. Married men in general will earn more during their working lives and have more assets later in life compared to their single peers.

Have your dream honeymoon with these simple holiday swaps

Dream Honeymoon

With the average honeymoon costing £2,781.88* many brides to be can feel as though their dream honeymoon is out of reach. However, as long as you’re a little money savvy, you can still travel to some of the most popular destinations with a few simple swaps.

To give you a helping hand, Louis Bridger, general manager at International Currency Exchange has shared his advice to how to save money on your honeymoon in five of the most popular summer holiday destinations.**

 

A grand wedding in the heart of York

The Grand York

Situated in York’s most iconic Edwardian building, The Grand Hotel & Spa provides the perfect setting for your special celebration and an impressive backdrop of York Minster for those all-important photographs. You will have a grand wedding at The Grand York.

Steeped in history, the Grade II-listed building was originally constructed in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ for what was then the North Eastern Railway headquarters. Today it is Yorkshire’s only AA-rated five-star luxury hotel and has established a global reputation for its first-class services, impressive bedrooms, and unique historic atmosphere.

Top tips to host the perfect winter wedding

Winter wedding

If you’re looking to escape the busy summer season and create an original, atmospheric  wedding, then winter – all roaring fires and festive spirit - is the perfect time to do it. Follow the advice of Jenny Ashton-Smith, Wedding Coordinator at Cripps’s spectacular new wedding barn, The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, to create a memorable winter wedding setting:

Five tips for the perfect winter wedding

1.       Light the way:

Winter wedding

The secret to a happy marriage is RETIREMENT

Happy marriage

It’s official, the secret to a happy marriage is RETIREMENT, according to new research. 

A new study of retired Brits has revealed that over two thirds of couples in their golden years claim they are happier now than they EVER have been. 

A further 65 percent said their marriage or relationship is stronger since retirement because they now have more time to spend with each-other. 

Over half (52 percent) said their relationship had flourished since giving up work as they no longer have to endure the stresses of office life – or the pressures of running a family home.

The Wedding Show returns to Tatton Park

The wedding show

Iconic North West bridal event, The Wedding Show to take place 3 and 4 February 2018

The Wedding Show gets set to return to Tatton Park in February for show’s 16th edition - and looks forward to welcoming brides-to-be and their guests for an unforgettable weekend of wedding planning. As the North West’s best-established wedding event, the show plays host to more than 150 of the region’s most esteemed wedding suppliers covering everything from cakes to cars and dresses to decorations.

Former wedding venue given a new lease of life

Wedding venue

Pinchinthorpe Hall, the award-winning grade II listed former wedding venue near Guisborough in Cleveland, has been leased to a local operator through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

Situated near the edge of the North York Moors National Park and overlooking the Roseberry Topping, Pinchinthorpe Hall dates back to the 12th century. Boasting six character en suite rooms, four formal reception rooms, a self contained two bedroom flat and cottage and 10 acres of land including a paddock it is surrounded by natural woodland and even has its own moat and medieval gardens, which are listed as Ancient Monuments and are noted to be of national importance.