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One of the most emotional parts of the big day, the wedding ceremony should be full of love, heartfelt words and personal touches. Learn how to make your ceremony special with our handy hints and tips – you and your guests will remember this moment forever, so make sure it reflects you as a couple.

Personalised wedding readings, candle lighting ceremonies and even pets delivering the rings – we’ve got hundreds of ideas on how to make your ceremony unique.

Simply choose from our ‘Wedding Ceremony’ posts below to start planning your wedding like a pro

Eight Processional Songs Guaranteed to Have Your Groom in Tears

You and your husband-to-be have no doubt put a lot of thought into your first dance song, but one of the most important pieces...

Thoughtful Wedding Readings for Your big day

From lighthearted to romantic and maybe even serious, choose from our favourite wedding readings that reflect your type of ceremony and who you are...

Four of the Best Wedding Readings for Children

There are all sorts of reasons why you may want a child to say some words as part of your wedding ceremony. Maybe you...

7 Non-Cheesy Wedding Readings for Long-Term Couples

If you've been together for many years, you'll want a special reading that reflects that. Here are some of the best non-cheesy wedding readings...
15 Wedding day Traditions Explained

15 Wedding day Traditions Explained

There are lots of weird and wonderful wedding day traditions. Your own wedding day might include a few superstitions without you even realising. We've...
11am and 1pm are conventional, but there's a world of romantic choices up for grabs! We walk you through choosing your ceremony time and what to consider

What Time Of Day Should You Get Married?

What Time Of Day Should You Get Married? While 11am or 1pm remain the most popular ceremony time historically, sunset and candlelit weddings are pretty appealing...
Welcome sign at wedding

10 ways to make your exclusive-use wedding venue feel like home

How can you make an exclusive-use wedding venue truly feel like 'yours' for the day? We asked Bijou Wedding Venues for their top tips Hiring an exclusive-use...
Hill Farm House

The Most Unusual Wedding Venues in the UK

Annie Quinton rounds up the most unusual wedding venues in the UK, from treehouses to derelict bomb shelters Dulwich Picture Gallery, London Marry amongst some of...
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Speech Advice: How to Confidently Deliver Your Wedding Speech

So you have the responsibility of delivering a speech on the wedding day but you're worried your nerves will get the better of you....
The A-Z of British Wedding Traditions and Etiquette

Outdoor wedding rule change could make a big difference to couples...

A review into marriage laws in the UK could see couples tying the knot outdoors, and in less expensive venues, too You might want to...
wedding celebrant ceremony vows

What is a wedding celebrant? And is the marriage legally binding?

Deciding who will help you say ‘I do’ is one of the first steps of the wedding planning process, but whilst Priests, Registrars, Celebrants...
Couple getting married

How to plan a personalised wedding ceremony

Whether it's the music, the venue, or the vows, curate a perfectly personalised wedding ceremony with these handy tips and ideas Location, location, location Before you...
Runnymede on Thames

Review: The Runnymede on Thames Hotel

Becci Clubb reveals why luxury hotel The Runnymede On Thames will steal your heart A 30-minute walk from the Magna Carta Memorial, The Runnymede On...
Bride and groom

These are the most overdone wedding trends of 2018

Every bride wants their special day to be unique, but often the best ideas have already been done before. To ensure your celebrations are...
Wedding table

Five beautiful rural wedding destinations in Europe

Dazzle your guests and create a day to remember with these beautiful rural wedding destinations Maybe you’re planning a small, intimate wedding; just a few...
Live wedding band

Why you should hire a live wedding band for your big...

The team at Bands for Hire reveal the reasons you should hire a live wedding band for your special celebration The music at your wedding...
bride and groom

How to plan your dream destination wedding

Magnificent mountains, beautiful beaches, European cities – wherever your big day takes you, here's how to plan your dream destination wedding Destination Wherever you plan on...
bride and groom

Record number of brides choosing not to wear a white dress

More couples than ever are doing away with Britain’s great wedding traditions – from confetti throwing, to the classic white bridal gown We all know...
Kristin Wiig, Rose Byrne

Should More Women be Making Wedding Speeches?

With news that Meghan Markle will be making a speech at the royal wedding reception on Saturday, is it time to say goodbye to...

10 of Britain’s Most Romantic Wedding Venues

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to tie the knot in Windsor Castle next month, we take a look at the most romantic...