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Vintage Wedding Style
The big problem with vintage wedding style is what to exclude rather than what to include. Defining what ‘vintage’ actually means is a toughie, and there are no nice neat lines dividing in from out. There are plenty of crossovers too, say with the Bohemian wedding thing we explore elsewhere,... more
US v UK – Wedding Differences and Ideas
Thanks to the ubiquity of American sitcoms, and our love of their romcoms (even one in 20 of Jennifer Aniston’s), we get to see plenty of fictional American weddings. But have we noticed the differences between what they do and what our traditions dictate?
As Churchill said about the... more
The Full Highland Wedding Fling
Most of us have seen the big Highland event in Four Weddings and a Funeral – kilts, dancing, crowds of guests, torchlight procession and fabulous setting. Admittedly the hellish (fictional) marriage ended shortly afterwards, and one of the (similarly fictional) guests died, but still, it was a helluva bash.
Bohemian Wedding Style
Given the definition of Bohemian is pretty much not conforming to convention, guidelines for a Bohemian wedding would seem to be a contradiction in terms. If you are looking for a rule book you shouldn’t be thinking about Boho style.
That said, there are certain elements common to many... more
Weddings on a Shoestring
Not everyone has the cash (or the parents with the cash) to fund the full production wedding, from hand-made designer dress to honeymoon in Tahiti. But your big day doesn’t have to cost big bucks – check through this site for plenty of budget options, and consider a few of... more
Gifts the Bride and Groom Give
Weddings cost money, time and disruption for many of those participating and attending, not just for you and your parents. Gifts for some of those people can be a gesture of thanks for their efforts, but who, what, when and how?
Views vary on the etiquette of gift... more
The Bijou Wedding
Many brides (though fewer grooms) dream of the full production wedding: a veritable army of guests, grand ballroom party after a massive formal reception, all singing all dancing. Others for a variety of reasons long for something very intimate, maybe just the couple and the legally necessary witnesses. A bijou... more
Royal Weddings Aren’t Always Perfect
Worse things happen at royal weddings than Princess Beatrice’s ridiculous fascinator – part Teletubbies aerial, part toilet seat. And appallingly unflattering dress. And her sister Eugenie’s appalling dress. History is littered with far worse elements of such huge state occasions, so the rest of us need not feel quite so... more
Wedding Parents from Hell
We have a whole article on what duties the parents of both bride and groom have to perform. It all sounds so very civilised. And if people – the happy couple as well as their mums and dads - behave considerately, so it is, though the occasional cross word is... more
Wedding Party Bags: An Alternative To Favours
Don’t fancy sticking to the traditional? Wedding favours are usually simple tokens, intended to thank your guests for their presence and act as a reminder of the day. If you’re planning a more offbeat event, a party bag is a fun alternative and gives you maximum flexibility for tailoring the... more
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