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Revealed: THIS is how much you should spend on that all-important wedding present 

Revealed: THIS is how much you should spend on that all-important wedding present 

With wedding season in full swing, guests across the country will be asking themselves the same questions: how much should I spend on a present and is it okay to give cash?! 

Research* from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, has got to the bottom of just how much the nation spends on (and expects to receive as)  a wedding present, and if cash/vouchers or a physical gift is better. 

5 Steps to Perfect Wedding Décor

5 Steps to Perfect Wedding Decor

Step 1 - Book Your Venue

Whether it be a big country house, village hall, a marquee, or an urban venue – look at the décor that is already there.  Look at the walls – what colour are they? Look at the furniture, ornaments and wall hangings.  Don’t forget to look down at your feet! – What colour and pattern do you see?  I have seen hotels with red and gold patterned carpets, and the bridal party chose hot pink as their main colour.  No no no!  Just no! You’ve got be a wizard capable of actual magic to make this work.  

The best venues are ones that have white walls, minimal décor and wood flooring – a blank canvas.

Step 2 – Hire a Wedding Planner

The Snappy Couple

The Snappy Couple

THE SNAPPY COUPLE : FOUR IN 10 NEWLY-BETROTHED BRITS PRIORITISE ENGAGEMENT SELFIES OVER TELLING THEIR NEAREST AND DEAREST

Four in ten freshly engaged[1] couples (42.1%) have announced their engagement on social media before telling their friends and family about the engagement 

A quarter of Brits (24.6%) admit they would post a picture of themselves on social media even before telling their parents the good news

Nearly half of Brits (47.3%) actually admit they would feign surprise if they already anticipated their partner popping the question 

Well over half (60.6%) of people wanting their partner to pop the question even admit to planning their own engagement 

The average value of engagement rings resting upon the fingers of Brits is £715

Discover Your Perfect Honeymoon Package

Discover Your Perfect Honeymoon Package

With summer wedding season heating up, many couples set to tie the knot are thinking about that all-important question – where to spend their first romantic trip as newlyweds. And with honeymoons being the second biggest pay-out 0f the wedding, costing an average of £3,630 (Hitched.co.uk), it’s no surprise that couples are turning to their nearest and dearest to ask for a contribution to help towards their dream getaway.

10 Benefits Of Exfoliation

10 Benefits Of Exfoliation

It’s an essential beauty step for many of us, here’s why…

Glowing skin, exfoliating removes dead skin cells which in turn makes skin look fresher with a more even skin tone. Applying make-up over exfoliated skin will enable you to have a smoother complexion, however, it is also important to exfoliate your whole body too. Try The Beauty Caffe Coffee Scrub, £12.99, www.theskinnycaffe.com for soft skin head to toe.

Reducing breakouts by unclogging pores from excess oils which can cause acne and blemishes. Exfoliating helps remove dirt from the root of the cause, making it a powerful cleansing step for a clearer complexion.

I ROO: Deliveroo Launches Wedding Service For Besotted Brits

I ROO: Deliveroo Launches Wedding Service For Besotted Brits

Deliveroo will uses its super kitchens to cater for first ever wedding

Today Deliveroo is announcing that it will be moving into the world of weddings, using its super delivery-only kitchens to cater for wedding guests. The move comes in response to soaring customer demand, with the first Deliveroo wedding taking place later in 2018.

Deliveroo’s wedding service will work outside of the app, with the happy couple receiving a dedicated account manager who will help them discover great options that are perfect for their big day.

Selecting The Right Suppliers

Selecting The Right Suppliers

Finding the right wedding suppliers is the key to your wedding’s success.  Wedding suppliers are the workforce behind your day big day and wrong choices will quite simply ruin it.

You need reputable suppliers that you have an instant connection with, trust and offer you a great package, and here’s my top tips on how to find them...

Word of mouth

Word of mouth is by far the most powerful recommendation – you’ll soon learn from your friends and family of wedding businesses that they know of and have had a great experience with – get in touch with them as a starting point!

Relationship matters

Europcar selection helps wedding guests arrive in style

wedding car selection

Nothing captures the imagination like a royal wedding.  And wedding guests can get that touch of class with Europcar Selection, the prestige fleet from Europcar UK, a subsidiary of Europcar Group, a major player in mobility markets.

It’s not just the bride and groom who deserve the royal treatment on their wedding day, Europcar Selection offers guests the chance to go all out for an extra touch of class with its range of prestige and luxury cars from some of the best names on the road. Guests can be the envy of their friends by arriving in a Jaguar XJ to set hearts racing, or couples can arrive together with the top down in a Mercedes C or E Class Cabriolet or take the whole family for a luxury ride in a Porsche Cayenne.

Four weddings and a funeral tops wedding inspiration list

happy couple

MILLIONS of Brits will have watched the Royal Wedding this weekend but only a fraction will take any wedding inspiration for their own big day, according to new research.

Instead, Brits turn to social media, family and friends’ weddings, magazines and even films and television over the lavish ceremonies of the Royal Family.

In fact, Brits are twice as likely to look to films and the iconic scenes of the silver screen for wedding inspiration than they are a Royal Wedding, and the likes of Harry and Meghan.

Ibiza’s New Proposal Spot: Amante Ibiza

Amante Ibiza

Voted ‘Best Beach Restaurant’ in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ in Ibiza for the last two years, this summer season Amante Ibiza is tailoring its exceptional offering to set the stage for those looking to ask life’s most important question.

Perched on a dramatic cliff overlooking the stunning Sol D’en Serra bay, intimate and discreet evenings are personally designed around the requirements of each couple. For diamond worthy romance and memories that will last a lifetime, Amante’s new private dining marriage proposal offering eases nerves and takes away the pressure for a magical evening accompanied by the exquisite setting and the restaurant’s finest dishes.

How to: rescue your wedding budget with second-hand saving

Wedding on a budget

With the average cost of a wedding stacking up to £27,000 this year, there has never been a better time to make use of second-hand shopping on everything from the decorations to the dress. When we’re trying to save money on the big day, many of us will forego optional extras, skimp on the decorations and ditch the designer dress but sticking to a wedding budget doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream wedding.

So before you decide against chair covers or downgrade the table decorations, try shopping around an online marketplace to see whether the wedding you envisioned is available at a second-hand price.

The Most Likely Royal Honeymoon Destinations

Cyprus

There are just over two weeks to go until the Royal Wedding, but perhaps the biggest questions on everyone’s lips at the moment is - where will be the Royal Honeymoon be?

Meghan and Harry are expected to jet off together shortly after their big day, and luxury holiday provider Sovereign have broken down their potential destinations in their Countdown to Paradise - which spans the globe from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.

 

royal honeymoonThe Seychelles

Top tips to Save on your wedding day

save money on your wedding day

It’s no secret that weddings cost a lot of money. In fact, the average price of a British wedding is £27,161 – as much as a year’s average salary in the UK. Although you don’t want to ruin your wedding day by cutting costs dramatically, there are some simple ways to save on your wedding day.

Here at ClearScore we have selected 5 easy tips to save on your wedding day:

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