We need to talk about the children

Should You Invite Children to Your Wedding or Not?

Years ago when I sent out my wedding invitations, a dear friend replied straight away that she would love to attend but only if the invite extended to her new partner’s 10-year-old daughter. I thought it was a bit cheeky especially as I’d never met the child but I wanted my friend to be there, so that was that. I remember seeing the girl on my big day looking fed up and as if she’d rather be anywhere else than at a stranger’s wedding.

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What’s in a name?

Do You Have To Change Your Surname When You Get Married?

Do you want to keep your surname? It’s something that more women are asking themselves before getting married, as the custom of a bride taking her husband’s surname doesn’t make sense to them. For independently-minded women, there are many reasons why they want to keep their name.

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Up the tempo and don’t make music mistakes

Guide To Wedding Music

Music is an integral part of a wedding celebration and can be the difference between fun and disaster. The big question is: do you love live music and have a big budget, or do you have a tighter budget and prefer your songs to be played perfectly just like on Spotify? If it’s ‘yes’ to the last question, then a DJ is the answer.

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Keep the fun in your reception

How To Plan The Ultimate Wedding Reception

The reception is what most guests look forward to, so it needs to be memorable, personal, relaxed and fun.

With careful planning, it can seamlessly come together, and it all starts with the wedding breakfast. When it comes to the celebratory meal, put some thought into your seating plan: getting the right dynamics between people is the key.

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The world of weddings – all under one roof

A Guide To Visiting A Wedding Show & Fayre

A great way to get inspired when planning a wedding is to visit a national bridal show where you will have the opportunity to talk to dozens and dozens of suppliers under one roof.

A major show is also the place to check out the current wedding trends, deal with a range of vendors, sample everything from wedding cakes and chocolate favours, gaze at and handle beautiful wedding gowns, and potentially win prizes.

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Picture-perfect – but at what cost?

Should you Consider Having A Non-Surgical Procedure For Your Wedding?

While studying my face, a boyfriend once pointed out to me a ‘cute little scar’ across the bridge of my nose. That ‘cute scar’ creeping across my skin was a wrinkle that became more noticeable as the birthdays raced by. It’s part of my life lines and I’m happy to keep slapping on the skin creams to, hopefully, slow down wear and tear. For many women this isn’t enough as they go to greater lengths to keep looking younger.

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