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Get all the planning advice and tips you’ll need to plan your perfect wedding! Articles cover topics including wedding vows, invitation layouts and printing, toasts, order of service, budget planner, civil celebrants and much more.


Accessories  9 articles

How to weather proof your wedding

Couples spend untold time planning their wedding to ensure nothing goes wrong. However, the weather is one variable that just can’t be controlled or predicted, no matter how many forecasts you read.

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Accommodation  4 articles

Wedding night accommodation

Traditionally it is the groom’s responsibility to arrange the wedding night accommodation, but it’s always a good idea to make some suggestions and be clear about the type of wedding night you are anticipating. This will help to avoid confusion

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Beauty Services  9 articles

How to take the perfect engagement ring selfie

Despite gaining popularity as the 2013 Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year, not everyone’s a fan of the ‘selfie’, but even the haters will appreciate a pout-free self-portrait when your partner puts a ring on it. Make sure your engagement

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Bomboniere  20 articles

When to order your bombonieres

Your bombonieres are often an element of your wedding that gets overlooked until the last minute, but as a special present from you to your guests to say thank you for sharing in your special day, your bombonieres deserve some

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Bridesmaids  23 articles

Warm and wonderful words for your bridal party

As you make your journey towards the aisle, there’s a select group of people who will be with you every step of the way. And that’s your various attendants, be they bridesmaids, groomsmen or other special people in your life

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Cakes  13 articles

Go-to glossary for wedding cakes

The language of wedding cakes can seem like a very strange beast indeed. Fondant, sugar flowers, ganache, petal dust … they’re all terms you’re going to come across in choosing your perfect cake. But what exactly do they mean? Don’t

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Cars  12 articles

Vintage wedding car hire

The romance and charm of vintage wedding car make them a popular choice with couples the world over, especially with those having a traditional or classic themed wedding. Vintage wedding car hire can be more complex than hiring a modern

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Caterers  18 articles

10 delicious food stations for your wedding

Food stations are a great way to add some pizzazz and eye-catching flair to a reception menu. Common themes include dessert, oysters or even antipasto, but we reckon things can get way more creative than that. Here’s 10 inspiring ideas…

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Decorations  18 articles

Dos and don’ts for wedding flowers

Flowers are one of the most beautiful and visually appealing part of any wedding. From bouquets to centrepieces and beyond, they bring a sense of style, scent and sophistication to a theme and colour scheme. That said, they can be

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Destination Weddings  14 articles

Love locks explained

The tradition of placing love locks on public structures has grown in popularity over the past few decades. However, those unfamiliar with this practice may wonder what is so romantic about a steel padlock placed on a bridge? But, it’s

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Dress Designers  8 articles

How you know you’ve found the perfect gown

Your wedding gown is such an important part of your big day and, as any past bride will tell you, they may not have known exactly what type of wedding dress they wanted, but they certainly knew ‘The Dress’ when they tried it on. Here’s how…

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Dress Retailers  14 articles

How you know you’ve found the perfect gown

Your wedding gown is such an important part of your big day and, as any past bride will tell you, they may not have known exactly what type of wedding dress they wanted, but they certainly knew ‘The Dress’ when they tried it on. Here’s how…

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Flower Girl Dresses  6 articles

What exactly do ushers, page boys, ring bearers and flower girls do?

Everyone knows what is expected of the main bridal party members such as the Best Man, the bridesmaids and the Maid of Honour, but when it comes to other bridal party roles, including page boys and flower girls, it can

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Flowers  21 articles

Blooming lovely ways to use fresh flowers in your wedding

Wedding days and fresh flowers go together like cookies and cream. They’re a perfect match, with a decadent and potent mix of colour, emotion and celebration. But how can you use your favourite blooms best? It’s a big question, and

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Formal Wear  17 articles

How you know you’ve found the perfect gown

Your wedding gown is such an important part of your big day and, as any past bride will tell you, they may not have known exactly what type of wedding dress they wanted, but they certainly knew ‘The Dress’ when they tried it on. Here’s how…

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Grooms  5 articles

Seductive, sexy and, sometimes, silly garter toss songs

The bouquet is tossed and now it’s time to throw the garter. But such a fun moment deserves just the right soundtrack. And we’ve got the perfect suggestions…

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Hair & Makeup  16 articles

Make-up masterclass: Real brides share their best wedding day beauty tips

We’ve polled brides galore and asked them what their top wedding day beauty tip were – and the results were quite surprising, but here are their top suggestions, shared in the hope of ensuring your wedding-day make-up is, well, flawless…

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Hens Nights & Bucks Parties  22 articles

The hen’s night revolution from cringe to classy

Ok girls, it’s time we had a good hard look at a complete contradiction in wedding planning. One that is as amusing as it is horrifying. This constant inconsistency has plagued the mind of many a savvy bridesmaid who is

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Hire  12 articles

How to weather proof your wedding

Couples spend untold time planning their wedding to ensure nothing goes wrong. However, the weather is one variable that just can’t be controlled or predicted, no matter how many forecasts you read.

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Honeymoon  14 articles

10 ah-mazing honeymoon suites from across the globe

One of the most exciting aspects to planning a wedding is deciding where to go on the honeymoon. Deciding where to go on a honeymoon can be a difficult decision once the couple gets a chance to see all of the different options that are available to them around the globe. The following are 10 incredible honeymoon suites from across the globe that covers a broad spectrum of locations and terrain.

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Invitations  19 articles

Wedding invitations – printing information

The design of your wedding invitations should reflect the formality and style of your wedding. If you have simple colourful invitations with “we’re having a party” written, people will think it is a casual affair. If you have formal individual

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Jewellery  25 articles

How to take the perfect engagement ring selfie

Despite gaining popularity as the 2013 Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year, not everyone’s a fan of the ‘selfie’, but even the haters will appreciate a pout-free self-portrait when your partner puts a ring on it. Make sure your engagement

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Lingerie  3 articles

Seductive, sexy and, sometimes, silly garter toss songs

The bouquet is tossed and now it’s time to throw the garter. But such a fun moment deserves just the right soundtrack. And we’ve got the perfect suggestions…

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Marriage Celebrant  20 articles

25 fun wedding vows for modern couples

Some people can’t wait to offer a combination of “love, honour and obey”. And if you’ve always dreamed of a ceremony centred on traditional wedding vows, that’s great. But these days, more and more couples are looking for something fresh

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Music  35 articles

Seductive, sexy and, sometimes, silly garter toss songs

The bouquet is tossed and now it’s time to throw the garter. But such a fun moment deserves just the right soundtrack. And we’ve got the perfect suggestions…

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Photo Booth  1 articles

Wedding photo booth

Hiring a photo booth to capture hilarious pictures of your wedding guests enjoying themselves has been a growing trend in recent years. A photo booth provides great shots for your guest book and wedding album as well as entertainment and

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Photography  21 articles

Make-up masterclass: Real brides share their best wedding day beauty tips

We’ve polled brides galore and asked them what their top wedding day beauty tip were – and the results were quite surprising, but here are their top suggestions, shared in the hope of ensuring your wedding-day make-up is, well, flawless…

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Planner  25 articles

Sweet and sentimental ways to get your guests involved in your wedding

  All guests love a wedding, but their contribution is usually just as part of the audience, rather than taking an active role. However, there are some lovely ways you can get them more involved. Here are 10 inspirations. Global

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Services  9 articles

25 fun wedding vows for modern couples

Some people can’t wait to offer a combination of “love, honour and obey”. And if you’ve always dreamed of a ceremony centred on traditional wedding vows, that’s great. But these days, more and more couples are looking for something fresh

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Shoes  6 articles

High heel wedding shoes

Wedding shoes with a high heel are popular with brides the world over. They add elegance and glamour to your outfit, elongating your legs and adding height which is useful if you are marrying a tall man. It is often

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The bridal party  3 articles

Expert advice to choose your bridesmaids’ dresses

While the bride’s wedding gown rightfully draws most of the fashion focus, it’s not the only dress in the spotlight. Standing beside her are some of the most important women in her life – the bridesmaids – all decked out

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The bride  7 articles

Make-up masterclass: Real brides share their best wedding day beauty tips

We’ve polled brides galore and asked them what their top wedding day beauty tip were – and the results were quite surprising, but here are their top suggestions, shared in the hope of ensuring your wedding-day make-up is, well, flawless…

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Venues  21 articles

How to weather proof your wedding

Couples spend untold time planning their wedding to ensure nothing goes wrong. However, the weather is one variable that just can’t be controlled or predicted, no matter how many forecasts you read.

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Video  12 articles

Wedding video packages, what to look for – and how much do they cost?

When you start looking for a wedding videographer, the quotes you get could vary from under $500 up to $5000 or more, so what exactly is the difference between them? Wedding videos can consist of a lot of different elements,

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Wedding Gifts & Gift Registries  22 articles

Registering for electronic gadgets on a gift registry

The dos and don’ts of wedding gift registries can be complicated, and sometimes it feels like the etiquette experts are just making it all up! One question that is often asked is whether or not it is ok for couples

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Wedding speeches  13 articles

Fresh pop culture quotes for modern weddings

The great poets and orators of history have had plenty to say on the topic of love. But so does modern pop culture, from TV and books to wonderful movies. Here’s some of our favourite sayings that are perfect to use anywhere from invitations to speech.

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Wedding Stylists  1 articles

10 upbeat modern songs for your last dance

The vows have been exchanged, the toasts have been made and it’s almost time for the bride and groom to grab a little time alone. In fact, there’s just one more thing to do – the last dance. But, rather

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