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  1. A Guide to a Planned Elopement- An Option for Weddings rather than Postpone?

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      Eloping. When you hear the word, does it bring up fear or excitement? With so many restrictions placed on traditional weddings due to the pandemic, from  limits on guest numbers at the ceremony, no singing, no receptions, could eloping be the solution rather than postponement? Elopement usually refers to a marriage conducted quickly, often as a last-minute decision for the bride and groom, with the intent of keeping the wedding a secret as to simply enjoy it with just your loved one. In recent years though, there is a push towards elopement as a way to plan minimally, and maintain the secrecy of the wedding. If you are interested in having a semi-planned elopement, and you and your fiance are both great at...
  2. Tips for your Dream Wedding over 50

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        “You’re over fifty? And you’re just getting married? Is this your second marriage?”  If you’ve heard these words before, rest assured that you aren’t alone. Society likes to tell us that we should each be happily married by 28, with 2.5 kids by the time you’re 33. That way, when you’re 51, your kids are all adults navigating their lives, and you have the rest of your life to lead in whatever way you choose.    However, that’s far from reality. Many women put effort towards education and their career in their twenties and thirties, and might get around to finding the one in their forties, but aren’t in any rush to get married. If you find yourself getting married in your fifties, you’re...
  3. 10 Alternative Wedding Ideas

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      Weddings no longer have to be the strict rigid tradition they once were. Many of the wedding ‘norms’ are slowly but surely being removed and new exciting ideas are being explored.    Maybe you have a wedding coming up and you just want something different? Maybe this is your second or third wedding and you are dreading going through the same old tired ceremony as before?   Whatever your thoughts on your upcoming wedding it’s worth knowing that traditional weddings are no longer compulsory. You can have whatever wedding you desire and be as inventive as you like with it.    In this article, we explore 10 alternative wedding ideas that break the traditional conventions and...
  4. How to Host a Large Wedding

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      Having a large wedding is an expensive affair but when you have a large family and lots of friends you want to celebrate with, it is the best way to include everyone who matters. Though a large wedding is naturally going to take a little more organizing, much of your to-do list will remain the same.  The key aspect to remember when organizing a large wedding is understanding how the day itself will look. This means sorting out an itinerary so that your guests are occupied, fed and happy for the whole day as well as scaling up your decorations and meals.  So, here are a few tips to make life a lot easier!  Lean...
  5. Getting Married After 50: What Really Matters?

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      Love can find us at any stage of life, and there’s no upper limit on the age that you can get married. However, if you’re getting married as an over 50, you will realise that not all of the items included in the average wedding are required. In truth, you can lose many of those products to significantly reduce the £30,000 cost of the standard modern wedding. You’re a little older, and a lot wiser when it comes to prioritising the most important things in life. Focus on these five to create the magical day you deserve. The Legalities First and foremost, you need to know that you are legally clear to get married. As over 50s, there’s a good chance that one of you has...
  6. How to Achieve a Country Chic Wedding

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    Article by Naomi Webb If you’re tying the knot and have a love for all things natural – barns, farmyards and the rolling countryside – why not consider a country chic themed day? Using nature as your inspiration, and the cosy ambiance of greenery and mother earth’s materials, is an idea that (mercifully) demands a little less from busy brides to be. So, forget the glitz and glam of a city affair and read on to find out how to achieve a laid back, romantic country chic wedding.   The invitations: Setting the tone for your wedding begins with your invitations. Forgo glossy, shiny and diamanté studded stationary in favour of keeping it natural – brown card, twine and themed stamps (such as ink pressed stags and trees)...
  7. Do weddings bring mothers and daughters closer together – or drive them apart?

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      Article by Ceri Wheeldon Weddings in theory should be a joyous occasion . I helped a friend on her stand at the National Wedding Show a while ago – I was amazed at just what a huge business weddings had become- and the planning and stress associated with the build up to the event. I chatted to one Mother of the Bride who told me that when her daughter had announced that she was getting married they discussed keeping the wedding small- and manageable -and not get caught up in the circus. However once the venue had been booked she said that they had got caught up in the pre-wedding spectacle – attending wedding fairs most weekends for ideas and contacts. Costs were spiralling and she felt...
  8. How do you choose your outfit if you marry in your 50s? Susan shares her experience – and pictures

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    Article by Susan Reese. How do you choose an outfit for your own wedding in your 50s? Susan voluteered to share her experience – and pictures- in the hope that it would inspire others. She looked stunning on her wedding day. Was this your first wedding? This was my second wedding and my husband’s first. We’ve been together nearly 16 years, but we like to take our time over important decisions! How far ahead did you start planning he wedding (and outfit!) Seven weeks! We are currently on an overseas assignment in the Middle East with my husband’s employment and because of visa requirements and local laws, we decided to go for it. Once the decision was made we discovered the most straightforward way by far was to get married here...
  9. How do you choose the best hat for your face shape?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   Whether you have a wedding coming up or a day at the races, choosing the right hat is not always easy. For Mothers of the Bride or Groom especially, you want to choose just the right hat to look beautiful on your daughter or son’s wedding day and greet your guests. So where do you start ? Who better to ask for hat advice than the milliner trusted by Royals.  When I heard that Vivien Sheriff, who is at the forefront of British headgear design was giving a talk on precisely that topic at Peter Jones in London, I decided it would be a great start to find some hat choosing tips. Vivien’s hats are worn by...
  10. Style Tips for Mother of the Bride

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    Article by Angela Weyers. It’s that milestone moment that most parents expect or even hope for in their child’s life. When your son or daughter tells you “Mum, we’re getting married!”.  You are probably delighted (or maybe you’re not!) but once your beaming offspring has been hugged and toasted, your thoughts will inevitably turn to the subject of “the mother of the bride outfit”. For some that will mean happily and obsessively throwing themselves into a frenzy of magazine-reading, endless discussions with family/friends and, of course, shopping. For others it will mean a sense of dread and procrastination, culminating in a last-minute, desperate purchase that may or may not look fabulous. Whichever camp you fall into, I hope that the following tips will help...
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