For those with a sweet tooth, cake is a welcome part of the wedding day menu. And for some couples the ubiquitous fruitcake is beginning to turn stale now that there are plenty of other options available. There are some quirky alternatives to get the taste buds racing, whether it’s a cake or that extra bit on the side in the shape of a desserts table.
There’s nothing more romantic than the sound of the waves and the wind in your hair, which is probably why an increasing number of couples are heading for the beach to tie the knot. It may seem that getting married by the sea is literally a breeze whether at home or abroad – but things don’t always go according to plan, so here’s some tips on how to avoid that sinking feeling.
The politics of divorce can rear their ugly head when it comes to weddings. If there is acrimony within a divorced family, planning a wedding will need to be handled with care and sensitivity.
Even if your parents have been apart for years and are now happily remarried, the traditions of weddings force everyone to declare their official position in the bride and groom’s life.
There’s no doubt about it, a dog is definitely a man’s or a woman’s best friend. It’s no surprise that for many pet owners, family celebrations wouldn’t be the same without their pooches.
As pets are an integral part of family lives, more couples are including them in one of the most important days in their lives. People take all sorts of animals to their weddings but the most common are dogs.
His is the most eagerly awaited of all wedding speeches for its entertainment value and so the pressure is on the best man to deliver.
Some say it’s a bigger job than being a groom. You have to look after your best friend and keep things running smoothly, and your speech is crucial to your success – it can make or break you.
It’s quite an honour to be asked to be best man but once the novelty wears off, reality kicks in when you realise everything you have to do.
Being best man is much more than just organising the most outrageous stag party or coming up with a side-splitting speech. It’s a major role with a lot of responsibilities.
Every so often you hear one of those awful stories where a couple’s wedding is in jeopardy because something has gone drastically wrong. Couples rarely think about what will happen if the venue goes out of business or the dress is damaged, but it’s best to be prepared.
Probably one of the most unromantic things to discuss before getting married is whether to draw up a prenuptial agreement. It’s a bit like health insurance: unpleasant and, hopefully, unnecessary but useful to have should the worst happen.
It’s great to arrive at the ceremony in a cute vintage Austin or Morris Minor but size really does matter: if the bride has a large dress with umpteen layers of fabric, it may be a challenge to get in and out of the vehicle gracefully.
The song ‘Get me to the church on time!’ must have been ringing in the ears of one panic-stricken couple left stranded on the way to their wedding when their car broke down. Stephanie and David Ritchie from Paisley in Scotland never imagined who would come to the rescue: a passing police car. The quick-thinking policewoman rushed them to the hotel in time to exchange vows. It wasn’t quite the transport the couple had hoped to arrive in but full marks for originality.