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Budget Wedding Tips From The Majestic Hotel

Budget Wedding Tips From The Majestic Hotel

As wedding season is well and truly underway, The Majestic Hotel’s wedding coordinator Alicja Kulinska has shared some insider tips for couples looking to tie the knot without breaking the bank.

Alicja said: “Weddings come in all shapes and sizes depending on the budget which couples are working towards. However with careful planning, savvy thinking and an innovative wedding coordinator, there’s no need to have to compromise on arrangements for the special day. 

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.

Simon Carter Presents SS18 Collection: Key Pieces

Simon Carter Presents SS18 Collection: Key Pieces

Calling all stylish grooms-to-be! Suit up for your wedding day in impeccable fashion with the brand new SS18 collection from British favourite, Simon Carter. 

Experts in the style of English Eclecticism, sharp tailoring is mixed in with playful prints and quirky touches – making it easy for a groom to stand out from his guests. Born in the 1980’s, Simon Carter still proudly embodies a presence of both tradition, and heritage throughout his designs of today. 

Although the brand is widely recognised for it’s array of unique printed shirts, Simon Carter goes beyond just tailoring to offer the full works for any desired wedding day look. Set off your chosen look with a varied selection of design led accessories including jewellery, watches, ties and footwear. 

How to Save Money When Planning a Wedding

How to Save Money When Planning a Wedding

Your wedding will undoubtedly be one of the most special days of your life, but unfortunately it may also be one of the most expensive. Last year, Brides Magazine reported that the average budget for a wedding is over £30,000, which is only slightly less than the average house deposit. With this in mind, short-term loan provider Wonga have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help keep the costs down when planning your big day.

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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

Five Ways To Make A Wedding Toast Totally Unique 

Five Ways To Make A Wedding Toast Totally Unique 

Toasts are an integral part of almost every wedding and, depending on how they are delivered, are often remembered long into the future by the happy couple. With many speeches likely to be delivered at a wedding, Emma Cullen, Creative Content Producer at the online, interactive presentation platform, Mentimeter, provides expert tips on you can make your toast unique. 

What To Do With Rain On Your Wedding Day

What To Do With Rain On Your Wedding Day

I always tell my clients that it is actually good luck for it to rain on their wedding day. However, this doesn’t always stop the wet weather from dampening their spirits! But, just like any good and reliable wedding supplier, I do all that I can to make sure that rain on your wedding day doesn’t cause undue distress. We all just have to go with it on the day but it is important to have a ‘Plan B’, especially if much of the wedding is due to take place outdoors. Most UK venues will provide an alternative if you are caught out by the weather. For example, have your drinks reception in a function room instead of on an outdoor terrace.

Here’s my experienced and expert tips which will help you to be prepared, whatever the weather.

Flowers for all seasons

Build Your Own Weddings At Shireburn Arms

Build Your Own Weddings At Shireburn Arms

As the vogue for weddings embraces a more relaxed approach, the Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green near Clitheroe is becoming the go-to destination for the new-style nuptials.

The idyllic country inn, which has long been a favourite for English country weddings, has launched a brand new programme of ‘build-your-own weddings’. Now couples looking to tie the knot can do so in a less formal way with everything from summer barbecue receptions to ones featuring afternoon tea or classic pub food.

A Royal Surrey Wedding - Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Yvonne Goodright, Conference & Events Marketing Manager at Epsom Downs Racecourse

Weddings can be expensive and we’re keen to help couples who want to take inspiration from the event and are looking to host their very own ‘Royal’ wedding, so here are a few of our top tips and preferred suppliers that can help create a royal affair to rival Harry and Meghan’s. 

Bringing the outside in

Harry and Meghan are big advocates of the great outdoors so we’re expecting to see inspired nods to nature throughout the day, be that through the decorations, cake, colour scheme or photo opportunities.

Toast leather pint glass cuffs make luxurious, but affordable wedding gifts 

Toast leather pint glass cuffs make luxurious, but affordable wedding gifts 

Most engaged couples opt to do a registry to make it easier for guests to buy them wedding gifts, but usually they consist of cliché products like a toaster oven or mixer. A wedding gift should be practical, but also celebrate the newlywed couple and their special day. Toast’s wedding pint glass cuffsoffer the perfect balance of both everyday use and personalization. The wedding cuffs are a luxurious update to classic koozies that not only look and feel amazing, but also keeps fingers toasty while Bloody Marys stay chilled and mulled cider stays hot. 

The ultimate first dance song

Couple having first dance

Research from Sonos, the leader in smart home sound systems, reveals the ultimate first dance song - “The King”, Elvis Presley’s 1961 hit, Can’t Help Falling in Love.

 

The recent findings from Sonos reveals that more than half of couple’s polled (57 percent) choose their first dance song based on the music they had listened to and reminded them of when they first got together, prompting *almost one fifth of British music lovers to say “I Love you” because of the music they heard out loud.

 

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.

The hen party accessory that will be cherished

Hen Party Guest Book

PUT away your tacky sashes and 90s L-plates, if you want your hen to treasure her last night of freedom, luxury wedding stationers norma&dorothy have created the ultimate hen party accessory.

 

The Hen Party Guest Book is a beautifully crafted soft-back book personalised just for your hen, with her name, the party date and location emblazoned on the front.

 

Hen party accessoryInside 50 pages of crisp white paper await your memories, messages and mementoes of this most special rites of passage, ensuring this ultimate hen party accessory is truly cherished forever.

 

The Essential Bridal Fashion Dictionary

Bridal Fashion

It can be confusing out there for a newly-engaged bride taking her first step into bridal fashion. With lots of bridal lingo to be learnt, the experts at language learning app Babbel have listed some of the key foreign language words and phrases to know before heading to the bridal shop.

 

Necklines

 

Bateau (French) - This stunning neckline is wide and horizontal, and highlighted by a gentle dip in the fabric across the chest and back, with straps at the mid-shoulders. It translates directly from the French for boat and traditionally referred to sailors’ blouses or sweaters.

 

Cheadle House

Cheadle House

Cheadle House is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that offer a secluded and tranquil retreat from the City of Manchester during the summer. Nestled at the side of the lake, itis equipped with a graceful and elegant marquee. The stylish marquee comes complete with a decked porch area with a China hood and glass front. The versatile structure holds endless opportunities for a wide variety of summer Weddings and special events.

The Marquee is available in August 2019 & 2020 an elegant and modern marquee which can accommodate up to 200 guests perfect for a warm summer Wedding day. 

How to have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment

royal wedding confetti

Are you watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Shropshire Petals are sharing their ideas on how you can have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment on your wedding day.

A traditional moment at any wedding is the confetti throw. Throwing confetti over newly married couples marks the celebration of their marriage. Here are a few confetti mixes we have created inspired by some of the choices Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made about their big day.

SlimLine’s Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Wine

SlimLine Wedding wine collection

Congratulations! You’re engaged, on cloud nine and are in the throes of planning your big day. The date is locked down, the dream dress has been picked and the venue and food are all arranged, just the drinks to organise… Choosing the wedding wine is one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning, but there are certainly some important points to consider.

Luckily, SlimLine Wine, the world’s first zero sugar zero carb wine range, is here to help with top tips for choosing your wedding wine and making the process as smooth as possible!

Keep it Simple

It’s all too easy to get lost in the hundreds of wine varieties when searching for your perfect wedding bottles, but the number one thing to remember is to keep it simple.