Social Media and Weddings

Social Media and Weddings

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Setting your own ‘digital rules’ ahead of your wedding is important, whether you want every last second of the occasion out there via social media – or want to be completely unplugged. Not many people would ban social media from the wedding altogether: a recent bridal survey in the US found that only 14 per cent would ban the use of social media at their nuptials. However, the chances are that you’ll want to take some control over the social media at your wedding, even if it’s just to ask your friends not to post any pictures of the wedding until you do. And whatever rules the couple set out, …

Top 10 stag do destinations for beer lovers

Top 10 Stag Do Destinations for Beer Lovers

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You’ve been given the job of arranging your best mate’s stag do – and there’s got to be a lot of beer. Don’t panic. Just read on to find out where to go to have the best stag do ever. Amsterdam Amsterdam is a laidback, liberal city with a famous red light district, ‘coffee’ shops selling more than coffee and bars selling locally brewed beers. You’ll find rich tripels, fruity whites, long cool pilsners and dark brown bocks – and two of the world’s most famous beers: Heineken and Amstel. There are loads of microbreweries offering tastings, brew your own, tables with built-in taps, restaurants and bars. Combine two of …

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Our 2014 Celebrity Wedding Predictions

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Getting hitched is surely on the cards for a number of celebrity couples in 2014, so let’s take a look at the most likely candidates for that stroll down the aisle. Some have already announced their engagements and will be planning over the top celebrations in the glare of the spotlight, while others are being more secretive about their plans in an attempt to avoid too much publicity. Here are my predictions for the top ten celebrity weddings of 2014. Katy Perry and John Mayer Their relationship may have had its ups and downs, but perhaps it’s third time lucky for Katy Perry and John Mayer. The couple got together …

Fun Ideas For Your Wedding Reception Meal

Fun Ideas for Your Wedding Reception Meal

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Food is an important part of any wedding and allows guests time to mingle and socialize before enjoying the traditional speeches, cake cutting and perhaps the first dance. Catering is pretty standard, whether it’s for a wedding, a birthday or a business lunch. Why not break out of the rut and give your guests a wedding reception meal they will talk about for years to come? Why not start the meal with a Bloody Mary Bar with tall glasses, tomato juice, celery sticks, sea salt, hot sauce, olives, limes, shrimps and the all-important vodka. Round-the-World Food Stations Take a leaf out of Epcot’s book with their international pavilions and create …

Cost of Cinderella Wedding

How much would it cost Cinderella to Marry her Prince?

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Every bride is a princess on the big day, it’s just a shame we don’t all have a fairy godmother to settle the bill! With the lavish venue, the beautiful horse-drawn carriage, and everyone in the land invited it’s sure to be one very expensive event. But just how much would it cost to pull off that fairy-tale wedding? We did our research… This amazing post was first released by prettypearbride

Essentials For An Outdoor Wedding

Essentials For an Outdoor Wedding Reception

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The sun is out and it is predicted to stay warm well into the weekend which makes us all think about the possibility of having an outdoor wedding reception. But even if you think your wedding day is going to compete for the sunniest day on record, there are some things you need to remember. 1. A Little Heat Goes a Long Way When the weather in the UK is hot it is lovely, but be warned a lot of reception facilities do not cater for extremely warm weather. If you are considering having your wedding reception on a very hot day then talk to your location to discuss what …

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Should I Take Out Wedding Insurance?

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  Most people take out insurance to provide financial security against the unexpected mishaps in life. Cars, homes, furnishings and health are commonly insured to avoid having to find a huge lump sum if disaster strikes, but what about your wedding? The average cost of a wedding is around £18,000, according to a recent survey by the Fairchild Bridal Group, whereas wedding insurance premiums generally cost between £150 and £350. The decision of whether to insure or take the risk lies with whoever is paying for the wedding – the couple themselves, or the parents. Wedding insurance pays out a lump sum in case anything goes wrong with the wedding …

5 Fun Wedding Party Ideas

5 Fun Wedding Party Ideas

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Once the food has been eaten and the bar has been drunk dry it is time to call it a day on the events. Just how do you go out with a bang and leave at the grand finale? 1. Have stuff thrown at you! Not as bad as it sounds, Have a member of the party announce that you are leaving and allow this to be the moment where people can throw some more confetti! If you don’t fancy confetti there are a whole host of other options to announce your departure. For example if you were having a wedding at an old cinema or with a Hollywood theme …

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

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  It’s not a small task to write your own wedding vows, but it can make your wedding day extra special. There are a few important things to consider when writing your wedding vows, and there are a few things which are absolutely essential. Let’s take a look! Get Approved Don’t forget that writing your own wedding vows is not ‘the norm’. Not all celebrants accept self-written wedding vows, and even the most liberal of celebrants will want to read and check over your vows before the wedding. Make sure you speak to the people that will be running your wedding and get their approval before you spend any of your precious …

9 Simple Steps to the Perfect Best Man Speech

9 Simple Steps to the Perfect Best Man Speech

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The excitement of being chosen as best man for your friend’s wedding soon becomes overshadowed by that all encompassing and daunting task:  the best man speech. Is there anything more intimidating than having to stand in front of your best mate’s family, and his wife-to-be’s family, and having to make them laugh out loud and cry with joy? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Millions of men feel the weight of the world on the shoulders, whilst they spend sleepless nights trying to write the perfect speech. But it really doesn’t have to be that way. Read these simple tips on how to give the perfect best man speech and …