Halloween wedding

5 More inspirational themed wedding ideas

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.

Woman helping man pack suitcase

On the eve of your wedding: the logistics

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.

Couple holding hands on the beach

Hearing from couples who married abroad

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.

Couple in dismay

The Big ‘What Next?’

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.

Best friends – bride and bridesmaid

All things bridesmaid: a guide

My most recent article, a not-so-definitive guide to choosing your bridesmaids was put out there to help brides think through and make one of the trickiest decisions of their wedding  – deciding on the bridal party. But, once you’ve made your selections and everyone’s stopped squealing with delight, what do you do? Well, you shouldn’t just leave your bridesmaids…