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Category: Planning a wedding

How did you budget for your special day?

Happy New Year everyone! The joys of getting married-the cost! It's alarming that the average cost of a wedding the UK is £25,000, but it soon all adds up. I'd about halfway through my wedding planning, tying the knot in December this year. I'm really after any tips or DIY ....

Glenda B_141973 Latest By Glenda B 16 July 2019. 5 201 1 0

Category: Planning a wedding

How do i decide who to invite to my wedding

I recently got engaged and im in the early stages of planning our wedding but me and my H2B are having a hard time trying to choose who to invite. We have a relatively small budget, and are both terrified of upsetting our friends and family who don't get an ....

Rachelle C_140939 Latest By Rachelle C 28 June 2019. 5 188 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Band or DJ?

Hi there, Im a B2B planning my wedding for late September this year. Me and my H2B are totally torn on whether to get a Band or DJ for our wedding. We like the 'coolness' of a band but also want the fun of dancing to some classic cheesy tunes. ....

Jon C_140935 Latest By Jon C 27 June 2019. 5 363 0 0

Category: Wedding suppliers

Help! Looking for an affordable wedding photographer

I'm in the middle of planning our wedding but budget is getting pretty tight and we still don't have a photographer - stressful! I really want some nice photos to remember the day by, but can't afford to spend more than £800 (which seems to be impossible to do). Does ....

Mark L_140891 Latest By Mark L 09 June 2019. 3 277 0 0

Category: Wedding suppliers

How did you find the perfect dress?

Probably the most important decision in this entire process, finding the perfect dress! I have honestly not started looking yet. It was hard enough finding the perfect venue, but that has now completely been eclipsed by the dress! Where do I start? Should I go to bridal boutique? How does ....

Mark L_140891 Latest By Mark L 09 June 2019. 7 463 1 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Getting married abroad...

Hi guys, I am thinking of having my wedding abroad - i think it makes it so much more special, plus...the chances of good weather are definitely worth it. My main question is whether it is down to me and the H2B to pay for our guests travel? Part of ....

Grace T_139506 Latest By Grace T 27 November 2018. 0 105 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Outshined by a Bridesmaid- Help!

So i've just got engaged and I'm still in the very early stages of planning and one of the issues i'm facing is who shall I have as my Bridesmaids? My main problem is that one of my oldest and bestest friends is very very pretty, and when we are out ....

Grace T_139506 Latest By Grace T 27 November 2018. 1 341 0 0

Category: The dress

Do I have to wear white?

I'm a B2B in my early 20's and getting married next year. I've tried on a few dresses so far and i haven't found 'the one', i think part of the issue is i don't find white a very flattering colour and it seems a little old fashioned to me. Does any ....

Alvred S_138684 Latest By Alvred S 17 November 2017. 0 126 0 0

Category: Wedding venues

Looking for ideas for a small, old-fashioned after-party venue

I'm looking for something that feels old and classy. I'm thinking mansion, small castle, stately home etc. We have no idea where we want to go yet, but our budget allows for us to take our party of around 15 close family anywhere in the Uk but not much further.  ....

Jamie F_138550 Latest By Jamie F 12 September 2017. 1 270 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

UK Honeymoon destinations?

Hi all,  Me and my H2B are saving to go on a long honeymoon abroad about 6 months after our wedding. I thought it would be nice if we went somewhere in the UK the weekend after our wedding as a mini-honeymoon / wedding recovery weekend. Has anyone done anything ....

Jamie F_138550 Latest By Jamie F 12 September 2017. 2 521 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Honeymoon destination advice

Me and my fiance cannot agree on where to go on our honeymoon. She would love a nice hot climate with plenty of beaches, whereas as I much prefer to explore cities. We've both got two weeks booked off work straight after our wedding so long haul flights not an ....

Jamie F_138550 Latest By Jamie F 12 September 2017. 9 227 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Opinions on teen weddings?

As I mentioned in another thread, my wife and I were married when we were 18. I'm British, she's American and we met online when we were 17. We got engaged very quickly and were married in the States in a very private courthouse ceremony 6 months later. None of ....

allegrif Latest By allegrif 11 September 2017. 0 111 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Engagement Party! yes or no?

I'M ENGAGED!! I'm so excited and absolutely thrilled to be engaged, we've only told a handful of people so far (mainly family) but the question is do we have an engagement party? if so who do we invite? I have no idea how any of this sort of thing works ....

allegrif Latest By allegrif 11 September 2017. 4 186 0 0

Category: The dress

Did you have a second dress?

So I've found my dream wedding dress (Pronovias Ofelia) but it's pretty heavy!!! A friend recently got married and had a second dress for the evening bit, much less "princessy" and easier to dance in - is that something lots of people do?? I'm tempted! Has anybody done this, and where ....

Laura F_138475 Latest By Laura F 10 August 2017. 3 150 0 0

Category: Wedding suppliers

Opinions on professional hair/make-up???

Hi! It's only 3 months till the big day and I'm getting a little nervous!! Mainly because it's just clicked how many people will be looking at me on the day... So I've been thinking about getting a professional make-up artist to help me get ready on the day, but ....

Anna L_138474 Latest By Anna L 10 August 2017. 2 142 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 15th July 10:00am-1:00pm Colchester

Looking forwards to our first ever Wedding Open Morning, view our beautiful new wedding Gazebo and stunning wedding spaces. All those who attend will also receive a FREE glass of bubbles, and  be entered into our PRIZE DRAW to WIN a romantic stay for two here at Wivenhoe House Hotel. ....

Melissa D_138358 Latest By Melissa D 22 June 2017. 0 120 0 0

Category: Wedding venues

a wedding venue to suit my WHOLE family

Hello!!!!  I've been engaged for nearly 5 years and my Husband and I have FINALLY decided to tie the knot! My hubby (to be) really wants an outdoor wedding and I would love to get married somewhere a bit glamorous, like a beautiful hotel or stately home. Our kids (7 ....

Tartare S_137318 Latest By Tartare S 09 June 2017. 2 191 0 0

Category: Planning a wedding

Hen Do ideas- any suggestions?

Hi, everyone!  My best friend has just become engaged and has made me her Maid of Honour.  She's given me the job of planning her hen-do which I am super excited about but have absolutely no idea where to start! There's four bridesmaid's, myself and the groom's sister, I'd also ....

Ashley Allen_137251 Latest By Ashley A 10 May 2017. 3 261 0 0

Category: Wedding venues

Scottish Vintage Wedding Advice!

Hi everyone, My h2b and I are having a vintage 1920's themed wedding in July next year (2018). We are hoping to get married in Scotland as it's where I'm originally from (we now both live in Manchester).  Does anyone know of any historical venues with a bit of character? ....

Erin M_137250 Latest By Erin M 10 May 2017. 4 181 1 0

Category: Wedding venues

Can someone please help me choose a wedding venue?

My fiancé and I got engaged a couple of weeks ago, but I feel completely overwhelmed as to what type of wedding venue to choose. I had a quick look, but I didn't realize how many different types / variety there were! We've put together a rough guest list (ultimately, ....

Lady Pear Nelly P Latest By Lady P 10 May 2017. 5 277 0 0