Whether you are disabled yourself or you have disabled guests to consider, the challenges of a wheelchair-friendly wedding are not insurmountable. They just require a little bit of… creativity. And speaking generally, a little bit of creativity never hurts when it comes to a wedding.Details
Our world is a funny place. Africa is this huge continent, and the majority of people assume it’s mostly just desert. But Africa is as varied in culture as Asia, more expansive than North America and perhaps just as scary as South America, with all the biological diversity of Australia. It is just begging to be explored, and those amongst us that dare reap the rewards.
For weddings? Well it might not be your first thought, but why not? Africa is full of majestic views and unforgettable experiences. Why not add another to your trip?Details
With so many weddings and stag parties over the next few months, it seems only logical that I should share my experiences with you, so I welcome you to the Best Man Diaries, where I will chronicle everything from Best Man duties, expectations, experiences, and of course, most importantly, the stag parties. Oh yeah, I might even mention the weddings.Details
If you’re not totally ready to leave the confines of your comfort just yet, perhaps Europe would be your first stop. This having been said, there’s a lot more to this little continent than quaint cultural quirks and a shed-load of history. Europe packs a lot of geographical variety into its respectively small 3.931 million square miles, and hopefully this shows through the diversity of our examples below.Details
More and more people are opting for weddings abroad, but whilst a beautiful beach wedding sounds idyllic, it’s tough for all your guests to make it – so we must turn our attention back to stunning locations within the UK.
Since the 1994 marriage act premises around the UK have been getting their license to perform marriages and this has resulted in some beautiful, if unexpected, wedding venues. So let’s have a look below at wedding venues of the prestigious, the peculiar and the practical.
You’ve got invites to send, a food tasting session to attend, a dress-fitting, and a Hen/Stag do. You’re over budget, out of time and the stress is mounting as the days are counting down to the biggest day of your life. Some people thrive on this sort of pressure, others crumble, but whether you’re powering on or having mild panic attacks every five minutes, it’s important to take a minute to breath, and remember, if only for a moment, what you’re doing this for. Here’s a hint, if the word “love” didn’t just pop up in your brain, you may want to reprioritise.Details
For better or for worse, much like man-buns, themed weddings are in. In fact, we had a brief chat about them not too long ago (themed weddings that is, not man-buns), but like a pair of newly weds shacked up away from the sun, apparently you just couldn’t get enough. So I put on my thinking cap and I put together five more (hopefully) inspirational themed wedding ideas of my own to set your own imaginations in motion.Details
Weddings are the source of much creative imagination – in one way or another, bride or groom, we all envisage our wedding day in a very specific way. we all have expectations. Of course one expectation that is (somewhat strangely) shared by everyone is that the marriage must be consummated with a bit of hanky panky.Details
Not so long ago the logistics for the eve of your wedding would not have been much hassle. It was a given that each of you would stay with your respective families and that was that. But that was back when people didn’t live together until they were married, nowadays all pretence is out of the window. Frankly, it is unusual for people not to live together before their wedding. And this can, on occasion, mean that you have to do a little bit of extra planning before the big day.Details
Every year a company called The Wedding Industry Awards host award ceremonies for businesses in the wedding industry. Beyond being a nice way to recognise the good work that a company is doing within an industry it is also an excellent way for those passionate about the industry to stay in the loop with the latest trends and traditions.Details
I think we speak for everyone when we say that the Honeymoon is one of the best parts about getting married. Forget the ceremony. Forget a night with your family and friends. Honeymoons are epic adventures with your best friend – and don’t forget the hot and steamy… weather.Details
As travel becomes more accessible to the masses we’re seeing a huge influx of weddings heading overseas – after all, why get married in drizzly old England when some of the world’s most exciting wedding destinations are just a few hours flight away? Especially when you do the math – a wedding on domestic soil is likely to cost you an average of four times as much as one overseas, so the real question is why would anyone get married at home? Well, I’ve asked around a little and the results are, well, pretty obvious really.Details
Left reeling on your return from a perfect honeymoon, you can be forgiven for feeling a touch of the post-wedding blues. Everything about the last couple of weeks have been perfect. You’ve gone from dressing up, surrounded by your friends, eating and dancing and bathing in the sun to sitting on the couch watching re-runs of friends and dreading the return to work. A little melancholy is understandable – something like a wedding is huge and has taken up such a large portion of your life that without it occupying your mind, you can quickly become consumed by the nothingness in its place. You need a plan. You need to know what’s next.Details
When you’re planning something as big and as important as a wedding, it is crucial that all hands are to the deck, so to speak. Having one person piggybacking the project to its conclusion is not really acceptable and can lead to a few minor resentments (which can obviously be used at a later date for well-timed ammunition in an explosive, crockery-throwing argument).Details
Love isn’t always orthodox. You can’t schedule it, you can’t plan for it, sometimes you can’t even decide if you’re in it. That’s love. It’s complicated and it’s messy and it’s even worse when other people stick their noses into it. That’s why more and more people are throwing caution to the wind and, spontaneously or otherwise, eloping.Details
I got married in Thailand. In April. It was very, very hot. So I can tell you that getting married abroad is not like getting married at home. It totally alters how you should approach your wedding, not least of which being how you, your spouse, and your guests dress.Details
Hopefully you’ve recently read our six-part checklist to planning your own wedding. Perhaps you’re wondering, after the wedding, “what’s next?” Well, once you’ve disappeared for an elongated period of time into your honeymoon suite on some tropical island somewhere and then emerged as an entirely different couple you’ve actually got to deal with the fact that a wedding isn’t just a one day, or even two-week vacation from reality – it is your new reality.Details
Somewhere between the words “Will you marry me?” and “I do!” you’ve got to fit a whole lot of extra-curricular activity. And no, that wasn’t a euphemism.
Planning an entire wedding is a bit like temporarily becoming an event organiser, only you have no training, no contacts and you probably don’t have the budget to get Maroon 5 to spontaneously appear for your first dance. On the other hand, you’ve got a passion for the event and a handful of knowledgable writers ready and willing to hold your hand every step of the way.Details
Obviously we can’t outline your perfect wedding. That’s down to you and your partner. But if you’re feeling a bit hesitant about expressing yourselves through your wedding, we’d like to offer some inspiration to you in the form of couples that clearly had no hesitation at all.Details
If, by the end of your wedding day, you can tell me that you didn’t forget anything, I reckon you’re fibbing. Even the most meticulous couple end up sitting down to sign their wedding certificate and realise that they’ll have to borrow the registrar’s Bic ball point.Details
Raucous nights of drunken debauchery, enough cosmo to drown in and perhaps a misguided sexual encounter with a lady boy – what’s not to love about the age old tradition of the stag and hen party?
Okay, so not all parties quite follow the same dangerous pattern of Hollywood’s Hangover films, but we wouldn’t mind betting that it isn’t all hyperbole. Well, maybe the bit where they stole Mike Tyson’s tiger.Details