Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Whilst all eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the weekend before last, their royal wedding guests were also in the spotlight, with Brits up and down the country discussing whether their outfit etiquette matched the strict dress code – from Amal Clooney’s stunning yellow Stella McCartney dress, to David Beckham’s sharp suit by Dior.

Rise of pets at weddings revealed by Natures Menu

Pets at weddings

New research has revealed that 4 in 10 of the UK’s pet owners would want their beloved pet at their wedding! A survey of UK pet owners* commissioned by raw and natural pet food experts Natures Menu, has found that almost half of pet lovers (40%) would have their four-legged friend play a part in their special day. 

Of the traditional wedding day roles, official ring bearer is the most popular part of the official proceedings that we’d give to our pet (22%). This was followed by their appearance in the official photographs on the big day (20%), engagement photos and save the dates (11%) and even walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid (11%). 5% also said man’s best friend would be their best man or groomsman on their wedding day.

The secrets to long and happy marriage

Happy married couple

A new survey by family law firm Brookman Solicitors of over 1,000 married individuals has revealed some wise words on how to go the distance for the soon to be wedded couple, and the secrets to a long and happy marriage.


The survey, conducted in April 2018 asked 1006 married individuals about their experiences within their marriages to date, common problems faced and what advice they would provide to newlyweds hoping to maintain their vows for a lifetime. Of those surveyed, 76% had been married for over 20 years, so there were plenty of anecdotes and words of wisdom to share!


Great advice, the key to a happy marriage


Britain’s Great Wedding Traditions are Under Threat

wedding traditions

Picture a British wedding and some familiar images come to mind – a white dress, vows we all know by heart, a toast to the bride and groom, and confetti in the air as the happy couple drive away in a ‘just married’ car... the great wedding traditions.

That kind of vignette has been the closing shot to many a film and has been ingrained in British culture for more than a century.

But all those wedding traditions are under threat according to a survey by group travel experts Red7.

The survey, which polled 2,002 respondents in the UK, showed that attitudes to weddings are seriously changing.

Guests to spend £15 billion attending weddings in 2018

Money spent attending a wedding

With the 2018 wedding season upon us, new research from American Express reveals that approximately a third (32%) of Brits will attend at least one wedding this year, spending an average of £303 on each event. These costs can soon stack up, and with UK adults planning to attend on average three weddings in 2018, this could result in a national wedding guest bill of £15 billion, In fact, the total cost of being a guest this season (£909) will amount to more than the average amount a couple spends on their wedding rings (£809).

Most expensive areas of the UK to be wedding guests revealed

Goldsmiths expensive Uk areas

Wedding guests are now spending an average of £218 on attending friends and family’s weddings, a new study has revealed. 

The survey, conducted by leading high street jewellers, Goldsmiths, has revealed the cost of attending a wedding 2018, as well as the things that guests find the most annoying about attending their loved ones’ big days.

The study found that Belfast is the most expensive place in the UK to attend a wedding, with the average guest spending £278 on essentials such as gifts, accommodation, drinks and a new outfit for the day.

New Celebrant Directory showcases UK and international celebrants

The celebrant Directory website

UK based celebrant of 8 years Jennifer Constant has launched the first online resource solely dedicated to the promotion of celebrants in the UK. The Celebrant Directory is a new website listing celebrants across the globe, with locations including Australia, America, the UAE and the UK.

Dedicated to helping couples and families find the right celebrant for their unique and personalised ceremony or special occasion, the site helps customers find the right celebrant for their celebration as well as offering tips and advice on planning a celebrant based event.

Goldsmiths reveal Top wedding bug bears

wedding couple

A wedding - one of life’s happiest occasions - for both the happy couple and the guests attending. Or is it? A new survey by leading high street jewellers, Goldsmiths, has revealed some of the most awkward etiquette issues when it comes to planning, and attending, the big day.

With more than a third (39%) of those questioned being outraged at the thought of being invited to a hen/stag do abroad when the wedding is also overseas, 75% wanting to pick out their own engagement ring, and almost a fifth of singletons being disappointed if they don’t get a ‘plus one’ to the wedding - we get to the bottom of the perfect engagement and wedding etiquette to create a conflict-free day! 

HECK makes majestic sausage ready for the Royal Wedding

Heck Majestic sausage

With the nation gearing up for the royal wedding celebrations in May and street parties and BBQs being planned up and down the country, Yorkshire sausage maker HECK has created a majestic recipe to mark the occasion and the couple’s transatlantic union.

As a nod to Meghan’s American background and Harry’s fiery red locks, the Keebles behind HECK have married lean British pork shoulder with American mustard and sweet ginger in the limited edition recipe that will go on sale between 2 and 22 May, all wrapped up in a suitably regal sausage sleeve embellished with a crown and entwined wedding rings.