About Rachel Southwood

Rachel Southwood is Wedding Ideas' head honcho, the Managing Director. This doesn't mean she sits in a fold-up chair with a megaphone though. Drive, ambition, passion, fun. Rachel has it in abundance.

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Revealed! See the magic of the Wedding Ideas Awards 2014 setup unfold in this fab time-lapse film

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Thanks to Van Rensburg films and Pumpkin Events, you can have a sneak peek at the work that goes on behind the…

Our search for Bride of the Year starts here!

Do you deserve the title Bride of the Year? What about your daughter, your sister, or your best friend? As part of…

12 essential questions to ask your wedding florist

Getting your wedding flowers right is a major part of any bride’s big day, but it can be a headache if you…

Cut your wedding costs on the big day with these fab tips!

Wedding costs can quickly mount up when you’re planning your big day. But worry not! We’ve got some top tips to help…

Win a fabulous getaway at a chic country house hotel worth £550

Win a relaxing break at The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel in this month’s fab competition… Want a relaxing break from all…

Win a Romantic Getaway with Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa

We’ve teamed up with Luton Hoo Hotel to give one lucky couple the chance to win a one night Romantic Break worth…

Do you really need to entertain your guests at your wedding?

When your grandparents got married, they probably didn’t have too much in the way of wedding entertainment. In fact, 50 or so…

Keep your wedding in budget with these top tips!

Planning for your big day can be both stressful and time consuming, so why not let Wedding Ideas ease some of the…

See the fantastic Phil Collins 2013 bridal collection

Phil Collins Bridal has been delivering quality wedding dresses at affordable prices since its launch in 2004. Designed exclusively in the UK,…

The dos and don’ts of wedding dress shopping

So you’re looking for The One. The wedding dress that’s been in your dreams ever since you were a little girl. A…

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright get engaged in Dubai beach proposal

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How we love a celebrity wedding here at Wedding Ideas! You can only imagine how excited we were when we heard this…

Ideas for remembering lost loved ones on your big day

Of course it’ll be the happiest day of your life, with the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life…

4 wedding details you shouldn’t scrimp on!

Here at Wedding Ideas we love showing you how to get your dream day for less, but there are certain things that…

Unusual wedding invitations – stationery with the wow factor!

Of course you want your wedding to have a big impact on your guests, and of course you’ll go to great lengths…

The Wedding Ideas Awards 2013 Winners

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The Wedding Ideas Awards 2013 have been announced and we can now reveal your winners! The glittering awards ceremony at The Tower…

9 ways to add some personality to your wedding favours

Personalised wedding favours that are unique can really show your guests the amount of hard work you’ve put into planning your big…

8 of the most eligible celebrity bachelors for 2013

We love to anticipate celebrity engagements… so who’s still single? Let’s take a look at 2013′s most eligible bachelors! Prince Harry With…

Tis the season to propose, and we’re talking surprise engagements

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It’s the night before Christmas, and since our Brand Manager Pippa Ward’s boyfriend proposed to her in a gondola in Venice a…

Win a music package from Yoursong worth £1,000

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This month we’ve teamed up with YourSong to offer a fabulous personalised music package, worth £1,000! Created by Simon Mitchell, a professional…

My Mum planned my Christmas wedding!

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Wedding planner Barbara Johnson is used to last-minute dramas, but waking up to a heavy snow fall on her daughter’s Christmas wedding…