Planning Your Wedding

Planning Your Wedding

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 wedding like a pro

20 unique ideas that made these real-life weddings, WOW!

At Wedding Ideas, our stunning real brides continue to provide the BEST REAL inspiration to pass on to our brides-to-be with every new issue...
Wedding favours that won't be wasted need to have a use beyond looking pretty. Here, we bring you all the ideas you need to do it on budget and in style!

How to choose your wedding favours

You don’t need to be the disgruntled couple who spent their hard earned cash on wedding favours, only for them to be left behind. The...

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...

12 days of wedding planning: where to start

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just got engaged – eek! Once the Champagne has been drunk and congratulations said all round, the task...

7 ways to keep younger guests occupied on your big day!

Victoria Cavaco, creator, maker and owner of 'And the children came too' shares with us why we have the increasing need to consider entertaining the...

5 unspoken rules of being a bridesmaid!

Your best friend has been planning her Big Day for months (since she was a little girl, in fact, and fashioned a veil out of...

How to DIY your wedding

So many of our real brides and grooms are choosing DIY weddings, creating the stationery, decorations and cake themselves or with the help of...
Just like movies are made by their soundtracks, so will your wedding be. Live wedding ceremony music will heighten all those amazing emotions!

How to choose the perfect live wedding ceremony music

Think of your wedding ceremony music as the soundtrack to a romantic film. The right ceremony music will take all of the wonderful emotions...
40 questions to take your wedding breakfast from forgettable to fantastic by choosing the best wedding caterers for your tastes, style and budget!

40 questions you need to ask your wedding caterers

Food, glorious food! This is the reaction you want your guests to have when they taste your wedding breakfast. And now, as more of us...
You're not alone if you're wondering how you can pay for your wedding - that's why we've put together practical advice to nail your wedding budget fast

How are you going to pay for your wedding?

You asked and we've answered - just how will you pay for your wedding? With the average cost of a wedding now reaching the dizzying heights...
Edible, interactive and fun for almost every age group - these are six budget-friendly buys that will keep kids entertained on your wedding day!

Buy these 6 budget-friendly things to keep kids entertained on your...

How to keep kids entertained – it’s a question we encounter a lot here at Wedding Ideas. Often, our featured couples have a few...
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...

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...

14 super stylish drinks bar ideas you’ll want for your spring/summer...

There is no better or more traditional way to toast a happy couple into the day than with a cork top bottle of bubbly!...
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...
Your wedding reception should match your mood - it should be romantic! These 11 romantic decorations will create the perfect atmosphere whatever your venue. And with rustic, elegant and simple styles – they’re perfect for almost every wedding décor theme!

11 wedding reception decorations that you’re guaranteed to fall for!

When you're feeling all loved up and you've just got married, you want to be somewhere that just oozes romance, right? Whatever and wherever your...
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...

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