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No Need to Wait – Ladies’ Privilege on February 29

In these days of equality – or at least the promise of such – some women have the courage to propose to the men of their dreams at anytime during the year. The more reticent and traditional, waiting for the full down-on-one-knee-will-you-marry-me experience that for whatever reason hasn’t materialised yet,... more

Secrets of a Successful Evening Celebration

The ceremony and the reception are really all about the bride and groom, with everyone looking on and doing a bit of crying, and maybe the occasional speech at the meal. But the evening celebration is more about family and friends and keeping them amused – letting them celebrate... more

Celebrity Wedding Style

Surely nothing says true love better than an exclusive contract with a magazine and sponsorship deals on clothing and accessories. Well, maybe not. But you have to agree that tacky, false and often nausea inducing as some celeb weddings may be, they can also be entertaining – and maybe every... more

Wedding List Tips and Customs

Wedding gifts probably predate weddings, crazy though that sounds. When that nice cave-girl-next-door set up home with Mr and Mrs Ug’s young lad, the rest of the tribe doubtless gave them gifts of stone tools, skins, and some dried food. Inevitably the happy couple would end up saying thanks for... more

Tales from the Stag Night

A stag night can be a good time had by all, or a disaster with lasting repercussions. Occasionally both. The groom may spend more time worrying about – and planning – his ‘last night of freedom’ than the wedding itself, though in his defence that may not be all his... more

The Secrets of the Bridal Bouquet

You’ve been to weddings and seen the bridal bouquet, and probably never thought anything more about it than either ‘That’s pretty’ or ‘What was she thinking?’ Now it’s your own big day there are a few things to bear in mind when selecting the flowers you’ll be clutching as you... more

Ghosts at the Feast (and in Church, on Honeymoon....)

Firstly we have to say don’t believe in ghosts; secondly, the ghosts we don’t believe in still scare us. Whatever your stance on the supernatural, we hope these wedding-related stories of the haunted, the hunted and the hopeless will give you some food for thought – like how to avoid... more

Tales from the Hen Night

We’ve all seen them staggering down the streets: L-Plated and veiled bride-to-be, her companions in t-shirts emblazoned with their names or suggestive slogans. There are plenty more hen parties that go largely unobserved, quieter or at least more discreet affairs. Both varieties have provided plenty of gossip and stories... more

Wedding Foods around the World

However sophisticated and modern your wedding may be, it almost certainly contains moments of symbolism that in some cases are links with ceremonies going back scores of generations. Elsewhere we have written about the wider superstitions associated with weddings, here let’s look at what wedding foods mean, not just in... more

Secret, Public, Proxy, Scandal: Royal Weddings Through History

The recent wedding of Prince William and the then Kate Middleton was watched on television in Britain by 24 million people. Worldwide it is estimated that two billion were glued to their screens for the event. It was decorous, romantic and enormously colourful, the processional routes to and from Westminster... more

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