Life’s a beach when you are getting wed

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.

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How to take the friction out of stepfamilies

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.

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It’s a dog’s life to be a hound of honour

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.

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Classic, vintage or downright wacky wedding wheels – it’s a matter of taste

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.

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