Love message written in sand

Losing sight of what it’s all about

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.

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After the wedding – advice and a nifty infographic

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.

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To Me, You Are Perfect

Getting married for the first time but your partner isn’t?

The ominous ‘they’ say that your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life. This can often add to the mounting pressure of preparations in the days leading up to that moment when you finally say ‘I do’. It isn’t uncommon for couples to be nervous, but some have more reason than others.

If you’re getting married for the first time but your partner is making their sophomore appearance at the altar, you may feel like you have some cause for concern. The truth is, they are likely feeling very similar pressures for very similar reasons. Here are a few thoughts that might be running through your head and why you shouldn’t be having them, or how you can stop them.

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Types of marriage: Some different wedding ideas

When someone mentions the word wedding what do you think of? A big church or manor more regal than the Queen’s pantyhose, a long flowing wedding gown as white as the groom’s face at the altar, or perhaps just the stag do that will end all stag dos. Perhaps that is a tad presumptuous on our part. Not all weddings are big and white and fluffy. Not all weddings are bookended by unsightly quantities of booze (although you may argue that, as a guest, some of the best are). Some weddings have alternative traditions, steeped in equally prevalent historic value. Others have zero historic value, but they’re fun all the same.

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Pre-nuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements: self preservation or romantic suicide?

Nothing says ‘I don’t believe in fairy tale endings’ quite as quickly as the words ‘prenuptial agreement’. So when you’ve been enjoying a romantic engagement of candlelit dinners and dates to the theatre, the flutter of butterflies in your stomach and nights of uncontrollable ardency, prenuptial agreements may not seem like the most obvious discussion before the big day.

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