For better or for worse, everyone remembers the food at a wedding – unless they’ve had too many drinks beforehand! The food can make or break a wedding, which is why hiring a caterer can be a daunting task.
Wedding planners are thankfully no longer the preserve of the rich and famous. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, particularly these days when most people are strapped for time.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Most of us are familiar with the traditions surrounding weddings, but what is the meaning behind them?
‘The earth laughs in flowers,’ said the 19th century American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. The beauty of flowers is part of our daily life, and none more so than at a wedding. Early in the planning stage, it’s good to understand the basics before meeting the florist.
It’s hard to predict the British weather and even our meteorologists can get forecasts wrong – remember BBC weatherman Michael Fox and the 1987 hurricane.
Even the best-laid wedding plans are hostage to the changeable weather, so it’s good to have a backup in place that will enable you to weatherproof your wedding.
Asking a good friend to be a bridesmaid is a special honour for them. Their role will be to support the bride and take away some of her stress. There are no hard-and-fast rules about how many a bride should choose; often that decision is based on the size of the wedding and venue.
Brides come in all shapes and sizes, which is why it’s a good idea to make sense of the different dress styles available and find the right dress for your body. Understanding your shape will help you find the gown that both fits and flatters you.
Every bride wants to look absolutely stunning on her wedding day, when all eyes will be on her in the dress.
But shopping for what will probably be the most important dress in a woman’s life can be a very stressful experience.
Today’s world is all about instant communication through Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. Like it or not, social media has taken over our private lives and special events.
We are all for helping the planet and for an increasing number of couples, that means choosing the green path down the aisle.
By opting for an eco-friendly wedding, the bride and groom can reduce its impact on the environment.