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A Green Wedding
While most of the world’s population seems determined to waste the planets resources, a few brave souls make a stand for sustainability. Those who live their lives in this fashion will want their wedding to be as ecologically friendly as possible. A green wedding.
This requires a mindset from the start.... more
Wedding Changes over Three Generations
Some things about weddings have stayed pretty much the same forever, or at least since say Victorian times: the white dress, bouquet, something-old-something-new... But changes – good and bad – have come in over the years. So how did your parents’ wedding in the 70s or 80s differ from what... more
How to Look Your Best for the Photos – the Groom
Contrary to rumours, the wedding is not all about the bride. She will maybe get three looks to every one for you, but that’s still a lot of scrutiny – and remember you’ll be the total focus during your speech. So we thought a few tips wouldn’t go amiss.
Wedding Speeches - What Not to Do
Elsewhere on this site we have a simple guide to who gets up to make a toast, the usual running order, and what’s generally included in each speech. It’s not difficult, though it is important – a really bad effort can sour the mood, spoil the day, and even end... more
Wedding Disasters & How to Avoid Them
They’re headlines local ‘papers dream of: ‘Wedding Brawl’; ‘Groom Burns Venue Down;’ and ‘Best Man Mugs DJ.’ Fun to read about, not to experience. So we thought some cautionary tales could be valuable, and help to put your own glitches in perspective. And we like to laugh at other people’s... more
Looking Your Best on the Big Day – The Bride
You dream of looking your best on your wedding day, but how to ensure this happens? We’ve a ton of tips.
The most important is be yourself. Don’t aim for an unattainable ideal. Your partner has fallen for you, not you after major surgery, a makeover and a diet... more
Weddings in the Previous Age of Austerity
Since 2008 we’ve lived in an age of austerity. Contemporary government figures echo the words of post-war premier Clement Attlee: ‘I cannot say when we will emerge into easier times.’
Today again for many in Britain economic coping-strategies are important. Not everyone can afford the £20,000 bill said to... more
Tips on planning your wedding
Negative though it may seem we’d like to start with the two worst things to do when planning your wedding. They’re that important.
The first is doing everything yourself. Bad in so many ways. Your future husband has to be involved, or at some point he may think: ‘Am... more
Vintage Wedding Style
The big problem with vintage wedding style is what to exclude rather than what to include. Defining what ‘vintage’ actually means is a toughie, and there are no nice neat lines dividing in from out. There are plenty of crossovers too, say with the Bohemian wedding thing we explore elsewhere,... more
US v UK – Wedding Differences and Ideas
Thanks to the ubiquity of American sitcoms, and our love of their romcoms (even one in 20 of Jennifer Aniston’s), we get to see plenty of fictional American weddings. But have we noticed the differences between what they do and what our traditions dictate?
As Churchill said about the... more
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