HomeMOREIDEAL WEDDING GUIDES

IDEAL WEDDING GUIDES

Hen Party Ideas to Help You Keep the Bride Happy

Hen parties are the last big party a bride will have as an unmarried woman, and it’s a great opportunity to have some fun with her closest friends and...

How To Keep Your Summer Beach Wedding Cool

Congratulations, you’re having a beach wedding! Somewhere sunny on a sandy  stretch of beach with the waves gently lapping the shore while you say your vows sounds dreamy.  Less dreamy,...

How To Have Your Dream Wedding On A Budget In 2022

The figures for 2021 are in; according to Hitched’s National Wedding Survey, the average cost of a wedding in the UK almost doubled between 2020 and 2021, from £9'000...

Revealed: The 5 Most Instagrammed Honeymoon Destinations In The United States

With weddings finally going ahead as normal after a heartbreakingly long period on the sidelines, many newlyweds are on the hunt for stunning honeymoon destinations to start off married...

Ideas That Will Make Your Wedding Party Stand Out

Your wedding is your Big Day, your time to shine and receive those kind words you’ve been waiting for all this time. It’s also an occasion that you’ll want...

6 Things To Consider When Choosing The Perfect Engagement Ring

Each year, almost 300,000 weddings go ahead in the UK. We start with this statistic in order to help you gain a little clarity on the question you’re about...

DO YOU NEED TO HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER? 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD

A warning for those planning to propose; once the question is popped, the knee dusted off and the ring slipped on, that afterglow of warmth and celebration doesn’t last...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO A GREAT WEDDING BEAUTY REGIME

First things first, you are beautiful, right now and forever. However, in the lead up to your Big Day, when you know all eyes will be on you and...

WEDDING ETIQUETTE: 7 TIPS FOR BEING A GREAT GUEST

Attending a wedding can be a blast - great music, delicious food, friends, and maybe a drink or two.  Beyond these basics, there are very few days devoted to celebrating...

7 FUN & UNIQUE WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS

Ideal for the best wedding ever!  How do you define a great wedding? Is it the hangover the next day? The new friends you made with random relatives during it?...

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL TIME MORE EFFECTIVELY

Hey, we realise that you’re short on time and we’ve been told not to keep you long, but while we’ve got your attention, can we interest you in an...

HOW TO STOP WEDDING PLANNING FROM TAKING OVER YOUR LIFE

Ideal if you’re feeling overwhelmed by wedding planning Did you know that wacky wedding nightmares are a real thing? You know, that one where you’re walking up the aisle nude?...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE IDEAL MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY

‘Cocktails, dinner and dancing to follow’. These are the six words that every wedding guest hopes to see on an invitation. And let’s be honest; ‘and’, ‘to’ and ‘follow’...

THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT PLANNING YOUR WEDDING (UNTIL NOW!)

COVID restrictions in the UK have now eased, unabridged, across the board, and, most importantly, up the aisle!  With limits on wedding parties now lifted, so too can your dreams...

WEDDING PLANNING 101: EXPERT TIPS ON PREPARING FOR YOUR BIG DAY

Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most important events in your life. It makes sense that you want it to be nothing less than beautiful and...

HOW TO BUY THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING FOR YOUR POST-PANDEMIC PROPOSAL

While there have been many pandemic-induced break-ups, it seems that COVID has also brought many couples together and acted as a catalyst for engagements. As reported by Brides and...

HOW TO THROW THE ULTIMATE TROPICAL SUMMER WEDDING PARTY

Are you planning a wedding in the UK but aren’t confident the weather is going to bestow your day with sunshine and good times?  Well, how about second guessing those...

WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO MANAGE PRE-WEDDING JITTERS?

Here’s something no one tells you about getting married; in the lead-up to getting hitched, you’ll be presented with as many questions as answers.  Am I making a mistake? Is...

6 STEPS FOR STRESSING LESS IN THE LEAD UP TO YOUR WEDDING

Stress can bring out the worst in brides, grooms and nearlyweds alike, and many of us will be familiar with a term that’s used all too often  - bridezilla.  We’ve...

7 WEDDING PLANNING TIPS THAT ARE ACTUALLY USEFUL

It's a sad but oh-so-real truth; for some brides, wedding planning takes over their lives for months, if not years. And in some cases, the pressure to be precise...

7 TOP WEDDING TRENDS WE’RE GOING TO BE SEEING THIS YEAR & BEYOND

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world's wedding plans. As the UK begins to open up, the business end of 2021 and onto 2022 looks set to see...

THE PANDEMIC WEDDING BOOM: 5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR COUPLES GETTING ENGAGED IN 2021

Does it feel like all of your friends are getting engaged right now? In an April 2020 survey, more than 40% of couples found themselves spending over twenty hours a...

HOW TO BUY THE IDEAL LOOSE DIAMOND FOR AN ENGAGEMENT RING

We wouldn’t hold it against you for scoffing at the title of this one. The idea, after all, is deceptively simple; you walk into your closest jewellers, peruse their...

4 TIPS ON WHAT TO WEAR TO AN INDIAN WEDDING

This article could so succinctly be written in a single sentence … follow the dress code on the invitation. But then, we wouldn’t have a job, and you wouldn’t...

BRIDAL SHOWER ETIQUETTE: WHAT EVERY GUEST SHOULD KNOW

Not another American tradition that’s being copied in the UK, we hear you cry! We already have Black Friday and Baby Showers...do we really need another date on the...

6 ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL WEDDING RINGS

Ideal if you’re looking to celebrate your love a little differently. A time-honoured sign of the commitment couples make to one another, wedding rings - or bands - have been...

4 IDEAS FOR A HISTORICAL THEMED WEDDINGS

Your wedding is your Big Day, your time to shine, and an occasion which you’ll want to live long in the memories of you and your guests forevermore. And...

4 UK WEDDING VENUES BOASTING HERITAGE & HISTORY

Ideal for those looking to tie the knot in style. First of all, if you’ve landed here, might we assume that congratulations are in order? And, though it might...

4 HISTORIC WEDDING VENUES IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND

Ideal for the quintessential wedding in the Great British countryside. Your wedding day is one you want to remember forever, a day of joy and good cheer which you hope...

7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT

Weddings, hey, who’d want one? Well, around 250’000 happy couples a year, actually. But let’s face it, big, blowout events do come with a reputation; of costs sending the...

WEDDING PLANNING 101: IDEAL ELEMENTS IN THE RUN UP TO YOUR BIG DAY

No, not 101 considerations, though we wouldn’t be surprised if it came to that. Praise the colon, because today we’re talking about just a few of the key ones. ...

5 QUIRKY HERTFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUES

Ideal for non-traditional couples looking to inject some fun into their big day. The English home country of Hertfordshire is consistently named as one of the best places to live...

THE ULTIMATE WEDDING: 5 THINGS WORTH SPENDING YOUR BUDGET ON

Do we really need to recycle the latest facts on the ever rising cost of weddings? Yes, we think we do, for posterity’s sake. Currently, in 2020, the figure...

WEDDINGS & PARENTS: 5 TIPS FOR INVOLVING YOUR FOLKS

Ideal for managing your parents’ expectations and keeping them happy during the lead up to your wedding.  In recent years, weddings have got seriously expensive. At over £30,000 for the...

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR WEDDING ON A BUSY SCHEDULE: 5 IDEAL STEPS

So you’re planning your wedding during a global pandemic? We admire your bravery and dedication to romance; highly commendable, indeed. But doing so when your schedule is packed with...

5 TIPS FOR BUYING SECOND HAND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Because there’s a certain romance in being thrifty, right? If you’re on the market for second hand engagement ring, firstly, did you notice the neatness of the phrase in...

TIME WITH THE GIRLS: 5 ALTERNATIVE LONDON HEN PARTY ACTIVITY IDEAS

Ideal for groups looking for something fun and wholesome. Hen party planner; who’d want to be one? It’s one of the finest juggling acts outside of the circus, make no...

5 BEGINNER’S TIPS ON CHOOSING THE IDEAL WEDDING BAND

For something so small, so light, and so easily lost, wedding rings carry so much weight. While tiny in stature, this ever-elegant piece of jewellery has one hell of...

5 ALTERNATIVE WEDDING DRESS IDEAS

Ideal for non-traditional brides or who love to break conformity. Hey brides! Yes you. The ones who don’t want to spend time scrolling through the same stock images looking for...

5 IDEAL WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION TRULY UNFORGETTABLE

So, you’re planning your big day? Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, calm down, take a moment and breathe. There, that’s better.  Stressful, isn’t it? With so much trying on, trying out, tasting...

HOW TO STAY FIT & HEALTHY DURING SELF ISOLATION: 5 IDEAL TIPS

As the news gradually dawns on us through hearsay, received wisdom from other governments and erratic announcements from our own, it’s clear that we’ll be staying indoors for the...

5 IDEAL FINANCE TIPS FOR NEWLYWEDS 

Congratulations on your big day! But if you thought that the planning, preparation and paying for your wedding was hard work, just wait until you try keeping a relationship...

5 IDEAL STEPS TO PICKING YOUR NEXT EUROPEAN HOLIDAY DESTINATION

So, you’ve decided you need a holiday? Hey, we don’t blame you; January’s bleak celebration of abstinence and asceticism certainly took its toll. We too have been lurking in...

6 TIPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE THE IDEAL WEDDING VEIL 

Every bride imagines how they’ll look on their wedding day - most of us before we’ve even found ‘the one’! From the style of your dress to the height...

THE IDEAL MONTH-BY-MONTH WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST

You’re engaged! Congratulations. And good luck. This is both one of the happiest and most stressful times of your life; all rolled into one. The key to success and...

8 IDEAL TIPS FOR CHOOSING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Since you landed here, we think it’s safe to say that congratulations are in order. So, congratulations! Now that’s out the way, let’s get down to it. To state...

5 IDEAL IDEAS ON HOW TO CELEBRATE YOUR NEXT WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 

Card. Roses. I love you. And it’s done for another year. Is this what you signed up for? The romance dwindling, the effort decreasing and a bond diverging? Not...

5 IDEAL THINGS TO DO ON YOUR CROATIAN HONEYMOON 

Croatia’s reputation as an up and coming honeymoon destination with something for everyone certainly isn’t hyperbole. Yep, the country has it all; idyllic beaches with crystal clear waters, a...

4 IDEAL TIPS ON WHAT TO WEAR TO A WINTER WEDDING 

Winter is coming. Actually, some good news; the shortest day of the year is around the corner, and after that, the good, sunnier times can’t be far away. Still,...

5 IDEAL WAYS TO BEAT THE POST-WEDDING BLUES

Here’s a cold, hard truth that you’re perhaps not quite ready to accept; though your wedding may have been the best day of your life, the comedown is worse...

5 IDEAL DESTINATIONS IN MEXICO FOR YOUR WEDDING 

Congratulations to anyone reading this, for it’s safe to assume you’ve recently got engaged! That, or you’re living vicariously, which of course, there’s nothing wrong with either. Anyhow, if...

5 IDEAL TIPS FOR PLANNING AN AUTUMN WEDDING 

Though the leaves haven’t yet turned brown, and temperatures remain resolutely above annual average, there is still a sense that the dawn of Autumn is in the air. Nights...

5 IDEAL TIPS ON WHAT TO GIVE FOR A WEDDING GIFT 

‘A penny saved is a penny earned’, according to Benjamin Franklin. What with Brexit uncertainty having such a drastic impact on today’s economy, it’s no wonder Brits are tightening...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO RETRO WEDDING RINGS 

Though it’s innocuous in size, weighs very little and is infuriatingly fleeting and easily lost, choosing an engagement ring is one of the biggest decisions you will face. While...

4 IDEAL TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE WEDDING PLANNING 

You’re engaged! Congratulations. And good luck. This is both one of the happiest and most stressful times of your life; all rolled into one. The key to success and...

5 IDEAL TIPS ON WHAT TO WEAR TO A WEDDING 

We all know that for brides-to-be, finding the perfect fairy tale dress is the concern in a whole sea of ‘em when it comes to planning the big day....

4 IDEAL REASONS TO HOST YOUR WEDDING AT A PUB 

Let's say it straight; a wedding in a pub might not adhere to traditions of the past. But, it is certainly becoming a more popular option amongst couples selecting...

5 IDEAL TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS

With all eyes on you as you walk down the aisle, and a lifetime’s worth of looks in photo albums and on Facebook, getting your wedding dress right is...

6 IDEAL WEDDING INVITATION IDEAS

It all starts with the wedding invitation. Nope, not the first time your eyes met across a crowded pub, not the first date, nor the first....erm….or that all important...

7 IDEAL TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING WITH A SHORT ENGAGEMENT

Sometimes, you just know. It's in the stars. It's obvious. It's a love so pure and gushing that there's no need to wait. And it's the best feeling in...

THE IDEAL WEDDING INVITATION CHECKLIST

Never has the phrase ‘by failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail’ been so pertinent. Because when you’re distilling your life and love into a single day, everything needs...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO DRESSING FOR A SPRING WEDDING

With the snow not yet thawed, and the mercury barely rising above zero, it seems frivolous to be mentioning Spring just yet, let alone talking about exposed skin, light...

5 IDEAL DESTINATIONS FOR YOUR HONEYMOON IN 2019

If you’re lucky enough to be in the process of planning your wedding, then we know just how much attention tends to be paid to the finer details. Does...

6 IDEAL WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR WEDDING DAY (AND GET MARRIED EARLIER)

With the average wedding costing a surprising £27,000 based on a survey of 4,000 UK brides, which was reported in the Independent newspaper, getting hitched is anything but cheap....

5 IDEAL REASONS ZANZIBAR IS THE HOTTEST HONEYMOON DESTINATION

Seeking the perfect spot to enjoy a honeymoon worthy holiday? Wanting to avoid cliches like Paris and Venice? Yearning for something unique? Then Zanzibar should be at the top...

7 REASONS WHY SRI LANKA COULD BE THE IDEAL HONEYMOON DESTINATION

It could be the perfect litmus-test of the likelihood of long-lasting love. Look at a map of Sri Lanka and what do you see? If it’s a heart, it’s...

5 IDEAL WINTER HONEYMOON IDEAS

If you're thinking of a winter honeymoon look no further. These dreamy  destinations are proof that you don't need a tropical paradise to have a romantic honeymoon. Here are...

4 IDEAL TYPES OF GIFT CARDS TO GIVE AS A WEDDING PRESENT

It’s summer-wedding season, the time of year when you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding gift. However, when it comes to purchasing the ideal present,  it isn’t always...

5 TIPS ON HOW TO THROW THE IDEAL ROYAL WEDDING STREET PARTY

With the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Megan Markle fast approaching, if you haven’t made the guest list cut, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the nuptials in...

6 SECRET(ISH) PLACES IN EUROPE FOR YOUR IDEAL DESTINATION WEDDING

Do you daydream of a wedding with a difference, that will be remembered by you and your guests for years to come? Are you thinking about getting married abroad,...

7 IDEAL TIPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT WEDDING DRESS

Are you frantically browsing through bridal boutiques online and ripping out pages from wedding magazines in the hope of finding your ideal wedding gown? Like many brides-to-be that came...

8 IDEAL WEDDING GIFTS FOR THE COUPLE WHO HAVE IT ALL

So, wedding season is shortly upon us, and the invitations are stacking up. As the wish lists empty and inspiration runs dry, choosing a suitable, unique gift each and...

WHAT WE'RE READING

You cannot copy content of this page