When the big day arrives, every bride wants to look her best in those wedding photos that will be admired for years to come. But for many, knowing how to pose and capture the best angle of yourself can be a tricky skill to master. Luckily for all you brides-to-be, Clare Moreton – photography expert at CEWE – offers her advice to ensure you look your best in a beautiful collection of wedding photos.
It might seem obvious that the preparation for a wedding could prove rather stressful, considering that it is regarded as one of the biggest days of a person’s life. The extent of this anxiety is often underestimated, and worrying about everything from make-up to guest favours can really take its toll. So, how do we take the edge off bridal anxiety? With the help of Angelic Diamonds, retailers of stunning halo engagement rings, let's take a look at some great ways to destress, ahead of saying ‘I do’.
The National Wedding Show at Eventcity, Manchester: everything a couple needs to plan their dream wedding, and you could win a pair of standard tickets to attend, carry on reading for more information.
Show-stopping favourites will run alongside brand new features over two days, during which guests will have the chance to imagine the reality of their own wedding day.
Poundland helps couples dreams of a fairy tale wedding become an affordable reality
- Average cost of weddings has spiralled to £27,000
- Poundland launches new £1 wedding range to help couples save on growing wedding costs
- High street retailer appoints first ever wedding planner to help couples marry on a budget
Everyone knows dream weddings don’t come cheap with reports stating that the average British wedding cost couples living outside the capital £27,000 in 2016 and £38,000 for those in London.
Forest of Arden’s Wedding Co-ordinators Explore the Recent Changes in the Wedding Planning Process
According to Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club’s wedding co-ordinators, Olivia Bevan and Faye Knight, the last 18 month has seen a shift towards grooms becoming more involved in the wedding planning process.
Faye, explains: “We are seeing more couples saving up and paying for the wedding themselves, rather than getting help from their parents, which means both the bride and groom are wanting to be more involved throughout the planning process .
“In the past it has often been the bride, usually alongside her parents, that we’ve worked with to plan the big day, but now we are seeing the grooms’ involvement at nearly every stage.”
‘I Do’ - Survey Finds That 25% Of Bride and Grooms Organise Their Own Stag and Hen Parties
Stag and hen parties have long held mythological status among those going on them. Brides- and grooms-to-be get nervous about what fate awaits them. However, according to a new research, these preconceptions are largely wrong, or at least they are on the wane.
The survey of over 2,000 respondents found that almost 90% of all UK stag and hen-do-goers regret nothing that happened on the stag do and would happily tell their partners everything that went on.
Manchester Central 11th – 12th February 2017 London Olympia 17th – 19th February 2017 Birmingham NEC 3rd – 5th March 2017
The UK’s biggest wedding show will return to London, Birmingham and Manchester in spring 2017 set to showcase sensational feature areas, an inspiring catwalk show and 300 plus industry leaders. Specialising in everything from bespoke wedding gowns and hand-finished accessories to exquisite flowers and extraordinary cakes; The National Wedding Show is the ultimate destination for bride- to-be and her wedding party.
For more information visit The National Wedding Show -www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk
Planning for your wedding can be a whirlwind of decisions, organising, and catastrophe-avoidance that can leave you feeling drained and tired by the time your big day finally rolls around. In fact, it can be easy to forget that the day is actually about you and the love of your life, and not just about pleasing the guests you’ve invited.
Make sure you look and feel a million dollars on one of the most important days of your life by giving yourself and your own appearance the attention you deserve. Wedding specialists Venus Bridal are here to help with the five essential treatments to transform any bride-to-be from frazzled to fantastic!
Being a bride is one of the most exciting and heartwarming days of a person’s life, from ‘will you marry me?’, to the run-up to the big day when the nerves kick in. Pre-wedding jitters may be stopping you from getting the full recommended eight hours, but as we know, beauty sleep is not a myth and no one wants tired eyes on such a big day.
Silentnight’s sleep expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, says: “Getting married is such an important and significant time in someone’s life, but it can bring with it a level of stress, which consequently can lead to a lack of sleep”.
With all the focus on the bride and groom, it’s easy to let children’s entertainment slip at a wedding. Whilst children love the joyous occasion of weddings, they will require some form of amusement to help keep them entertained throughout the day. The good news is, with a bit of imagination and creativity, you can keep children entertained at a wedding without too much difficulty. If you’re getting married this summer or are attending a wedding with children, take a look at the following tips on keeping kids amused.
Nearly one third of engaged couples now have the groom in the driving seat when it comes to choosing the food for their wedding day celebrations.
Research from popular wedding catering company Kemp & Kemp found a dramatic increase in the number of grooms in charge of making the booking for catering over the last five years, climbing tenfold from 3% in 2011 to nearly 30% in 2016.
It’s a modern day problem to an age old traditional day: social media and whether to allow it on your wedding day. With smartphones being ubiquitous in our world today, social media is simply very much part of many people’s daily lives and a wedding day is just another moment to share.
Many couples have no issue whatsoever with this and might not even contemplate it in the lead up to their wedding while others discuss it and decide on whether to ban it or allow it. It’s not uncommon to attend a wedding to find a sign at the door asking you to refrain from posting photos to social media; of course there’s the opposite also where you’ll see a sign asking you to post to a specific hashtag!
a day in the life of a wedding planner
The experts from The Sculpture Gallery at The Woburn Estate give us a look at the tales behind the veils. Most experienced wedding planners can reel off a lengthy list of crazy stories they have experienced. Managing intoxicated guests, anxious brides, groomzillas, weather misfortunesand the unpredictable, mean that these individuals become the ultimate problem solvers,always exuding patience and professionalism in the face of adversity.
After everything you’ve put in to planning your big day, you really don’t want that dream shattered by the shrill cry of a restless child – particularly during the all-important vows and speeches. Every bride and groom has nightmares of crying babies or bored kids being a burden on their wedding day, and likewise parents can be overly conscious of their children’s behaviour and find the fact they have been invited stressful.
Weddings create memories for lifetime not only for the bride and the groom but also for the family of both the sides. It’s nice to have a wedding all planned out as per your budget in order to create a wonderful wedding memory for both the families so that no one gets disturbed with the high costs or the hidden costs of the wedding. It’s a best practice to cut down the costs of unnecessary items and keep a fair amount as a backup for some unusual things, so that in case you need money urgently you can have it from your backup savings.