For Better for Worse Blog
After the first year of marriage...?
Congratulations if you’ve reached, or are approaching, your first wedding anniversary. We’re betting it has not all been plain sailing!
For a start, after the preparations hectic and otherwise for the wedding, being the undisputed centres of attention for a brief moment, and (if you’re lucky), the idyllic honeymoon, it’s... more
The Devilment is in the detail (for the feel-good factor)
As you’re dragged down towards Bridezilla-dom (and don’t forget the Groomzillas too), utterly obsessing about table settings and wedding favours, take a deep breath and remind yourself this is meant to celebrate your love, i.e. it should be fun. So here are a few tips on details that may help... more
Surprise the bloke in him on your wedding day
Sad to say it’s almost surprising when the groom (to be) has a say in things. Even sadder, quite a few are happy to leave it that way. So it’s no wonder that most weddings are, let’s face it, a bit girly. Very girly. So we’d like to suggest a... more
Renaissance of the Renaissance Wedding
Among many ideas for ‘themed’ weddings one rarely out of favour is the Medieval or Renaissance bash. How couples go about this varies from full mock-Arthurian productions to a few nice touches incorporated in modern dos.
You don’t have to go the full Guinevere to bring some... more
Invites Beyond the Cellophane-Wrapped Pack
Wedding invitations set the tone and can convey a whole lot more than just the day, time, venue and your names. Some couples use their invites to tell their story, to thank parents, establish a colour- or design-scheme, or express themselves in myriad other ways that the otherwise perfectly functional... more
Paying for Your Wedding
It’s good you’re thinking about how you’re going to pay for your nuptials. Many couples don’t, something that can come back to haunt them. Unless you’re a celebrity, a wedding is going to cost not earn money (Kim Kardashian reportedly received than $2 million+ for her wedding to Kris Humphries,... more
So Seasonal - Touches for Weddings Outside the Wedding Season
Not everybody decides to marry in the wedding season, loosely defined in the UK as June to mid-September. It can be a smart move to schedule yours outside that period – easier to book the best venues (often at better rates), fewer holiday clashes, cheaper honeymoons... But spring, autumn and... more
Grilling the Venue Manager – Questions You Really Should Ask
The wedding venue sector tends to be very professional these days, though occasionally you hear stories that make you wince. But given the choice of a reception venue is right up there with finding the right dress and getting a great photographer, it’s worth doing some homework before you visit... more
If you can’t be sentimental on your wedding day...
Different brides – and couples – have different approaches to the big day. At one extreme it can appear an obstacle to get past; at the other a massive exhibitionist party. Somewhere in-between stand the sentimentalists.
Like this post’s title suggests, if you can’t be sentimental on your... more
The fuller-figured bride
So you’re not a size 0, or even a size 14 maybe. Who cares? Clearly not the person you are about to marry. A lot of women resolve to drop a dress size or two before the big day, but as we explore elsewhere, losing weight should be done over... more
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