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Tips for Table-planning

Pinning down your table-plan is important as your wedding meal is two or three hours long, so it’s a big part of the day. Once you’ve sorted it, that’s one sigh of relief you can breathe… Start early You can start planning even before the RSVPs come in. Start with your entire invitations list and winnow out…

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Dealing With Pre-wedding Nerves

Everyone gets nervous before their wedding, whether it kicks in several months before or on the day itself. Thankfully, it’s easy to combat these jitters with a few positive thoughts and clever tricks. Make a list of your main concerns and worries Some are bigger concerns, some are just silly, some involve things you can…

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Doing Your Own Make-up

If you’re planning to do your own make-up on the big day, you’ll need some special tips to get it right. After all, it’s not just another day at the office, is it? Practice makes perfect Once you’ve chosen a look, you should practice it a few times, tweaking and adjusting until it’s perfect for…

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Planning an Autumn 2018 Wedding

Autumn is probably the second-most popular season to get married in – the intense heat of the summer has receded but the temperatures are still mostly comfortable and there’s still quite a bit of daylight. Not only is the climate a bit more forgiving, but there’s some interesting and varied seasonal elements that you can…

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Why Choose a Wedding Celebrant

Increasingly, people are leading a secular lifestyle and so they’re choosing to get married outside of the church. They may be secular, or the couple may be from different cultures and so they’ve decided to find a third way that bypasses religion altogether. As well as cultural reasons, there are other great reasons for choosing…

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Tips for a Beach Wedding

Many brides dream of a beach wedding; after all, they look great and we’ve all seen some stunning photoshoots, right? One mistake that people can make when they think about a beach wedding is that planning it involves exactly the same things as a regular wedding that’s not based on sand. There are special things…

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Common Questions About a Wedding Celebrant

If you’ve decided to hire a celebrant to conduct your wedding instead of a registrar or a religious figure, then you may face some questions from friends and family. You may have some questions yourself, too, so here’s a few of the main ones that arise. Why hire a celebrant instead of a registrar? If…

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Top Four Sartorial Boo-boos

Not hiring a professional make-up artist and stylist Unless you’re a professional yourself, or you’re extremely low maintenance and understated, then you’ll need someone to come and do your hair and make-up for you. On your wedding day you’ll have enough to think about without trying to consider how such-and-such a colour will look on…

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Explaining a Celebrant to Worried Relatives

If you’ve decided to have a celebrant conduct your wedding rather than a religious official, you might find that some (usually older) relatives seem very worried about your choice. It’s easy to become impatient with them if they keep bringing up the subject, but you have to understand that they may be genuinely concerned about…