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What It’s Like Being a Bridesmaid
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. From all the stories you hear, that could get very tired very fast.
It’s a big honour being asked, but for adult bridesmaids it can also be a chore, so brides need to ensure they’re not imposing on casual friendships, and bridesmaids have to... more
Back to Nature
Some couples want their big day to be a blitz of bling, spend and glittery indulgence, and good luck to them. Others seek a calmer style that doesn’t cost the earth – maybe scared by witnessing an event of the former type. They want it all to be more natural.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Tips for Worriers
Unless you’re just starting your planning, and have never spoken to anyone who’s been through the process before you, you know it’s complicated. There are innumerable elements to arrange, so if you’re nervous or one of life’s pessimists, the thought may arise that things can go awry. So how can... more
Colourful Weddings if White’s not Your Thing
We love classic white weddings, but there’s a lot to be said for splashing some colour around on what should be the best and brightest day of your life. So here are a few ideas for doing just that, and some fascinating wedding folk lore concerned with colours.
The whole... more
You’re a Bridezilla if....
Any readers who think being referred to as a Bridezilla is cool should consider the origin of the term – a union of the words bride and Godzilla, the 1950s movie monster famed for destroying cities.
If you find yourself drifting in that direction, it’s time to take... more
Marriage Isn’t Trivial – but Marriage Trivia Is
Along with information and tips we hope to offer surprises and fun. This post fits into the latter area with numbers that could cause a raised (plucked) eyebrow, and some wedding facts to bring a giggle.
First some figures courtesy of the fun-loving people at the Office of... more
Weddings for Mature Couples
We all hope our first wedding will be our last, but divorce statistics shows it ain’t necessarily so. Bereavement and finding someone new is another route back to the altar. One in three or four weddings then is a second time around for one or both of the happy couple,... more
Entertainment Can Be More than the DJ
Your friend found the greatest dress, had brilliant food, arranged never-to-be-forgotten keepsakes. Then booked a dull DJ who had guests watch-gazing before 8:00. It doesn’t have to be like that.
There’s a world of options to keep your guests (and you) amused through the whole day/evening. Before you... more
Wedding Keepsakes beyond the Photo Album
Beyond the photo album and indeed the video, what helps keep memories of your big day fresh in your minds and maybe in those of your guests too? Not everyone has the wad to follow the lead of Lakshmi Mittal, guests at his daughter Vanisha’s wedding (big several days in... more
Snacks and Treats to Cheer Your Guests
Guests give up a lot of time to attend your wedding. Basically they devote a day to you, more if they have to travel, and if they’re not looked after the hours drag and tummies rumble. The reception fills a pleasant hour and their stomachs, and an evening buffet keeps... more
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