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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 …

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 …

Wedding Duties for Pageboys and Flower Girls

Wedding Duties for Pageboys and Flower Girls

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The main reason we enjoy weddings is because they offer us a chance to enjoy and celebrate our family. It’s really not often that we get everyone in one place, so when we do, it really is something very special. For many, it’s the first time they get to meet their distant relatives and the new additions. And that’s where the little ones come in to the story. Page boys, also known as ring bearers, and flower girls give the wedding a real sense of warmth and compassion. They are symbols of the never-ending circle of life. When you think about it like that, you realise that their roles are …

Wedding Gift List Top Tips

Wedding Gift List Top Tips

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What can sometimes be seen as the fun part of the wedding for some can often be a gruelling process for others… what do you put on your gift list? Some classic gifts that have been bought in the past have ranged from flying lessons to a stuffed and mounted stag’s head! Don’t worry, this is not the norm. What you put on your gift list is entirely up to you but there are a couple of rules of etiquette that ought to be followed when compiling your list. Home Life If you are looking for things to decorate your home with it is fairly easy to pop into a …

Groom Suit Guide: How to Choose a Wedding Suit

Groom Suit Guide: How to Choose a Wedding Suit

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Us men have an insane amount of pressure to make sure the big day goes off with a bang. In fact, we often forget that it’s our big day too, and that we are expected to look at our sharpest and most dashing. But let’s face it, it’s not an easy task, especially when the bride has already spent most of the budget on her wedding dress. Regardless, it’s your day too and you have a right to treat yourself to that all important suit. So what if you only ever wear it once, if you do it right, once is enough. Now, pull your socks up, it’s time to get smart.  …

How to Create the Perfect Wedding Table Plan

How to Create the Perfect Wedding Table Plan

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There’s nothing easy about planning your wedding. Once you’ve decided who to invite (or who you can afford to invite) the next challenge presents itself. Where on earth are they supposed to sit? It’s easy if your guests all know each other but let’s be honest, half of your wedding guests don’t even live in the same city, let alone hang out together. So if you’re looking for hints and tips on where to seat your wedding guests, you’re in good hands. Let’s take a look at what you need to focus on and how your wedding seating plan can influence how much fun your guests have on the big …

How to Budget Your Wedding

How to Budget Your Wedding

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Save money on your big day by ditching some of these hidden wedding overspends. The biggest overspends on a wedding tend to be the little things. The small things that don’t seem to be expensive at the time, but when you add them to your overall cost that is when you see the cost rising. Aside from the dress, the suits, the cake and the venue, a lot of the budget is then spent on smaller unnecessary items. Do you really need endless items with Bride and Groom written on them? Where does the entire wedding budget go? You set a budget but can you really spend thousands on just …

Top Tips for Throwing a Stress-Free Bridal Shower

Top Tips for Throwing a Stress-Free Bridal Shower

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If you are arranging the Bridal Shower then this is where you really have to shine. Not only are you planning an epic day for the Bride-to-Be but also for her friends and family.  Follow our check list to make it a stress free as possible. Don’t Hide From the Bride. There’s a temptation to organise and plan the entire bridal shower without consulting with the bride-to-be. We want to ‘surprise’ them and carry the burden of organising the event – after all, she’s got enough on her plate. It is tempting to keep the whole thing a secret from her so you can really surprise her on the day. …

Top Tips for the Mother of the Bride

Top Tips for the Mother of the Bride

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This is your daughter’s big day but what exactly do you need to do? Your daughter is the one who all eyes will be on but whatever you do don’t turn into the Mother (and Mother-in- Law) from hell! There are a few rules you may want to play by to ensure that her day goes without a hitch! Organisational skills One of the main tasks that you traditionally perform is hosting the wedding. This means the invitations come from you. Discuss with the Bride & Groom, who exactly you and they would like to have on the guest list and take responsibility for sending out the invitations as well …