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Wedding Planning

No-one knows weddings like we do - we've seen thousands in our time and can let you into a little secret - the best ones are the ones that have been planned to perfection.

But we understand that this is a very unique and surreal experience, and one that you might not know much about. So, here we've put together some of the most useful planning guides you'll find anywhere. Fact!

Simply choose from our 'Planning Your Wedding' posts below to start planning your big day like a pro

When you've got a family member missing or an extended family of second partners, top table planning can feel an impossible task… sometimes even more so than the dreaded guests seating plan! Not any more though, thanks to our handy guide to take the headaches out of your wedding table plans and make planning your big day a breeze!

Help! Top table planning for unconventional families

If we told you organising seating plans was easy, we’d be lying. And when your family doesn’t fit into the cookie cutter roles that...
Seven real brides share the things they would change if they could do it all again to help you have the wedding of your dreams (and it to run smoothly!)

The 7 things our real brides would have done differently!

Of course the day of your dreams will be exactly that – whatever happens – but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be some...

What to do if you don’t want to give a speech

Speeches may be traditional, but they’re not for everyone. We’re here to help you plan your dream wedding – speeches or no speeches, so...
Five things to do now to tell guests that their children aren't invited WITHOUT offending them, so that you can have a child-free wedding day

How to tell people that children aren’t invited to your wedding

Guest lists; as if sorting your invitation list wasn’t hard enough, many couple’s are faced with the challenge of telling their friends that their...
Whether you're heading for the beach, the mountains or a chic city destination, here's how to plan your dream destination wedding in 7 simple steps.

How to plan your dream destination wedding in 7 steps

Magnificent mountains, beautiful beaches, city chic – however you define it and wherever it will take you, here’s how to plan your dream destination...
The ultimate guide to modern wedding readings, with the 10 things you need to know to choose the best speakers and the perfect words for your big day

Word perfect: 10 things you need to know about modern wedding...

10 things you need to know to make your modern wedding readings memorable. These reading ideas, tips for planning and help for your speakers...
Save money on your wedding and DIY your cake, whether you buy luxury iced tiers from M&S or bake your own, here's how to decorate your wedding cake

6 simple and sweet ideas to decorate your wedding cake

Ready to jump on the DIY wedding band wagon but not sure where to start? How about decorating your wedding cake yourselves! Whether you bake...
Show me the money! 6 couples share where they blew the budget, proving that the decision is entirely personal, whether it's the dress, flowers, food or...

Show me the money! 5 couples share where they blew the...

The wedding budget; no matter how large or small, or how savvy your spending, there always seems to be a time when you have...
Ready to swap a classic motor for transport that makes a statement? Start with these six wedding car alternatives, fit for every wedding style and theme.

Get to the church on time: 6 wedding car alternatives

While the wedding car is widely loved by couples, it’s not the only way to get you to the church on time. So, if you’re...

Do i need a wedding planner?

So you’re planning your wedding - amazingly fun, right? You love throwing parties!     Except that this is a party like no other .. one that...
Savvy spending in key places is essential to get your ideal wedding within your ideal budget. Use these six tips to create your dream wedding for less...

6 tips to have your dream wedding for less!

Savvy spending in key places is essential to get your ideal wedding for less. Use these six tips to have the day of your dreams without blowing...
Don't want to fork out for your wedding favours only for them to be left on the tables at the end of the night? Here are seven that definitely won't be...

4 wedding favours that won’t be left behind

We hear it all the time; disgruntled brides telling us that they spent a small fortune finding the perfect wedding favours, only for half...
If you're planning a relaxed wedding and don't want to be held back by wedding traditions, don't be! From speeches to food to your dress, you can skip these

Tired of wedding traditions? Here are 3 you can skip!

When you're a relaxed kind of gal or groom, planning a relaxed kind of wedding, the rigid traditions attached to weddings can feel more...
Because, let's face it, when you're planning the ultimate day of your dreams, it's pretty hard not to blow your wedding budget... It is possible, though!

How not to blow your wedding budget – 5 couples show...

Because, let's face it, when you're planning the ultimate day of your dreams, it's pretty hard not to blow your wedding budget... It is possible,...
Let’s be brutally honest: most of us want our weddings to be the best their guests ever attend - and you can with these 11 ways to wow your guests!

11 ways to wow your guests

Let’s be brutally honest: most of us want our weddings to be the best their guests ever attend. And while weddings are absolutely more about...
Embrace all things seafaring for your beach or coastal wedding with a nautical wedding theme! It'll make your reception oh-so atmospheric and stylish!

Source the style: the nautical wedding theme

P H O T O G R A P H Y  LSM Photography Nautical design wedding invitations have been popular for a long time, and the...
Don't let the excitement of being engaged fizzle out amid all the planning - here are seven things you can do to make the most of it!

7 ways to make the most of being engaged

Once you’ve told the story of how perfectly they proposed, don’t let the excitement of being engaged start to fizzle out! No matter how long your...
You've planned your decor, but have you got a plan to make your ceremony count? It's the most romantic moment, so try these 3 ways to make it extra special

3 ways to personalise your wedding ceremony

Whether you’re totally traditional or you have a taste for slightly more bohemian style, making your ceremony count is a concern for almost every...
The most romantic wedding photographs are the ones with magical lighting - whether it's a bright summery haze, fairy lights or sunset...

11 wedding photographs with magical lighting

Ever wondered what the difference is between pretty wedding photography and the kind that makes you need to catch your breath? We did, so we...

5 tips that brides should know for getting started!

It’s easy to get lost down a rabbit-hole of pinspiration when you start planning your big day. It’s an exciting time and jumping head...

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