It’s a Tradition Something old and something newAll the occasions we celebrate are riven with traditions. Easter has the eggs and the bunny, Christmas has Father Christmas/ Santa Claus – and more besides - depending on the nation. And, of course, every family puts their own spin on these regular calendar markers. And weddings are … Continue reading Something old and something new
March 2021 A look at 5 fab benefits of weekday weddings over the traditional weekend 5 fab benefits of weekday weddingsIt’s been the tradition for as far back as anyone knows, for weddings to take place on a Saturday. And there are historical reasons for that. This article from The Atlantic, on the topic of weekday … Continue reading 5 fab benefits of weekday weddings
In our blog, Five alternatives to Champagne for the wedding toasts, we had a rummage through the off-licence shelves to bring you some alternatives to Champagne for making a toast along with the wedding speech. The logical next step then is to have a look at the correct running order of the wedding speeches themselves.
You will do many things together for the first time as a married couple. And your first dance together after you’ve tied the knot is one of then. Do you stress over choosing the song, not sure what you both like? Is it appropriate? Will everyone like it?
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.
Asking guests to pay to attend your wedding is a controversial subject! Would you ask your 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 roamAnd admit that the waters around you have grownAnd accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the boneIf your time to you is worth savin'Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like … Continue reading Changing Times in the Wedding World
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 that will make it possible to cut the price of getting married.
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