A lot goes in to making a function fabulous. It’s a story in and of itself, of co-operation and collaboration with other suppliers. There are those directly involved in the event concerned. The photographer, the cake supplier, the wedding planner (if it’s a wedding) and more. And then there are the suppliers that the Fabulous Functions … Continue reading Creating a Winter Wonderland Wedding: the back story
In this blog we take a whirl wind look at wedding traditions around the world. Everyone in Britain knows the Old English rhyme about something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. It serves to instruct brides on the good luck charms she should incorporate into her bridal attire. Kate Middleton was lucky enough to borrow a tiara, I had a necklace, my best friend had a garter from her mother in law.
In a recent blog, Changing Times in the Wedding World, we examined some areas of the matrimonial landscape – where changes are happening now or they’re predicted to happen. For instance many brides, recognising what an outmoded bastion of sexism and misogyny the practice of tossing the bouquet is, are opting to do it a different way.
Planning Tips for Seating Guests Wedding guests seating planning is a logistical nightmare in the best of circumstances. World War II’s Dunkirk evacuation was perhaps easier to organise than some wedding table plans. Your wedding day should be the best day of your life – and not be one beset by trouble and strife. But … Continue reading Planning Tips for Seating Guests
Who pays for the wedding? Would you ask your guests to pay to attend your wedding? The question of paying for a wedding used to a simple affair: it was the responsibility of the bride’s father. End of story. This tradition dates from a time when the view of girls was one of them being … Continue reading Asking Guests To Pay To Attend Your Wedding
Changing Times in the Wedding World Marriage Certificates and other changes in the wedding world ‘Come gather around people, wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' … Continue reading Changing Times in the Wedding World
2019 got off to a brilliant start with the 2 day Steam Museum Wedding Show in January. We will keep updating this listing of the wedding shows we have booked. Our social media platforms will be used to remind you nearer the time of when and where we will be exhibiting. October 2019 13th October … Continue reading Wedding Shows in 2019
A Shake-Up in the Marriage Law? As of July 2018, according to a survey run by Bridebook, the average cost of a UK wedding is an eye-watering £30, 355. Not an insignificant sum for anyone. But moves are afoot to give the law on where you can be legally wed a long-overdue shake-up. A stir … Continue reading A Shake-Up in the Marriage Law?
The Steam Museum Swindon We begin the year with an absolute stunner of a wedding show! The 2019 Steam Museum Wedding Show! GWWS is the shortened term to refer to this show organised by the lovely team at the Whitewed Directory. So where is it you are asking ? - The Steam Museum, Swindon, When? … Continue reading Steam Museum Swindon – Wedding Show 2019
Breaking with Wedding Tradition Anything goes Breaking with tradition: How the modern wedding has torn up the rule book Most folk of a certain age, or fans of musical theatre, are likely to be familiar with the 1934 Cole Porter song ‘Anything Goes’. In recent years those two words have become ever more applicable to … Continue reading Breaking with Wedding Tradition