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10 top hidden honeymoon locations

Calling all brides to be on the lookout for the perfect honeymoon locations! I'm delighted to be blogging for Wedding Ideas, picking out the finest...

Wedding gift ideas – Do me a favour!

This weekend we've got a very special blog from Jo Hoare, Style Editor at Heat magazine. She'll be chatting about how her wedding gift...

Ways to remember loved ones on your wedding day

How to remember loved ones during on your wedding day… Of course it'll be the happiest day of your life, with the person you're...

A leap year proposal celebrated with bubbly and a Chinese

It was February the 29th - the day that only happens every four years, so we were already expecting something a bit magical -...

Why an English tea party is perfect for any occasion. Yes,...

We love a good English tea party here at Wedding Ideas, and think they're perfect for almost any occasion. If you're not sure or...

Wedding hair inspiration – the best Oscar looks and locks!

We're delighted to give you some wedding hair inspiration... We give you Oscars' hair-spiration, by Jo Hoare, style editor of heat magazine. To be perfectly...

A marriage proposal to make your heart melt, and toes curl!

Marriage proposals have been on all of our minds lately with this being a leap year and all. If you have been hiding on...

English country weddings – the perfect wedding theme

English country weddings remain my absolute favourites and with our forum brides. In fact I love this wedding theme so much I had it...

Babymoon destinations and planning

A Babymoon is a fabulous way to have the honeymoon of your dreams, AND keep your children happy at the same time. Babymoon destinations...

Wedding dress heaven at the cover photoshoot

We spent Sunday the 5th of February (my birthday!) on a front cover photoshoot with some gorgeous wedding dresses, four beautiful models and the...

Wedding reception Ideas – 20 ways to stay in budget

Wedding receptions are big part of every bride budget, don't get caught out on prices and follow our fab guide on wedding reception ideas...

Organise a hen do – Throw a party to remember!

How many hens does it take to organise a hen do? Actually, none – just top planning by the maid of honour and a...
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Wedding food ideas on a budget – top tips for cheap...

Thinking about ideas on what food to serve at your wedding when you've on a tight budget is sometimes difficult. We've got 10 top...

DIY Wedding – Budget Ideas for Your Big Day

You don't have to break the bank on your big day. Do a DIY wedding and maximise your party budget for less! Get organised Getting organised...
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Wedding venue ideas – 10 top tips to make the most...

Get the perfect wedding venue ideas you deserve with these expert tips. From picking a date to catering and more, we're here to help...

Bridesmaid ideas – How to get the most out of your...

Bridesmaids are your best asset on your big day. Here are some handy bridesmaids ideas on how you can use them to your full...

Celebrating our 100th Centenary Issue with a PARTY!

The next issue of Wedding Ideas magazine (out 7th September) is going to be even more special than usual.  It's our 100th! To celebrate this...

Wedding Ideas magazine: history in the making

Seven years ago in the back bedroom of my home in Taunton, Giraffe Media was incorporated to launch Wedding Ideas – the UK's first...

Get perfect wedding pictures with these fab makeup tips

The following makeup tips will help brides ensure picture-perfect skin on their special day so they can concentrate on getting the perfect wedding pictures… The...

How to achieve perfect wedding hair

Head colourist Nicola shares her tips on colour and care for your pre-wedding hair. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbG8NMi4ljs