It might be hard to imagine, but spring isn’t too far away. For couples planning nuptials over the next few months, it’s time to start thinking about the added touches that will really make your wedding pop.
We think you’ll agree that a little bit of colour goes a long way, and that’s why we’re smitten with Pantone colour of the year inspired confetti. Use the pick-and-mix tool on the Shropshire Petals website to get inspired and get colourful with your wedding day confetti.
Confetti inspired by Pantone's colour of the year
Every year, Pantone releases its colour of the year and 2017’s is Greenery. Perfect for spring, green is a versatile colour that will combine wonderfully with a variety of other colours, making spring 2017 an exciting time to get married. After choosing your colour scheme it can be difficult to match every little detail exactly, so the perfect solution is to use different tones of the same colour or several colours to compliment your main theme. Shropshire Peta…
The UK boasts a fantastic Pride scene and 2017 will be no different. Each month we’ll be listing upcoming local and national Pride events to keep you entertained and empowered across the summer.
Getting married? Pride is a fab excuse for a hen, stag or hag do. Exeter Pride 2017 13 May 2017 In its ninth year, this is Devon’s largest pride event. Daytime events will be family-friendly and include live music, a parade, market stalls, film showings and panel debates. Daytime events are free to attend, and they’ll be plenty of activities for young adults and children, too. Lancaster Pride 2017 20 May 2017 There’s not much information around about Lancaster Pride at the moment. Keep checking the website for information as it appears. Birmingham Gay Pride 2017 27th & 28th May 2017 Birmingham Pride is one of the biggest LGBT events in the UK, offering some superb musical talent right across the bank holiday weekend that includes: Dua Lipa, Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Boney…
We’ve only just said goodbye to Christmas, but there’s already another occasion looming on the horizon: Valentine’s Day. High street retailers are often found lacking when it comes to LGBT-inclusive greeting cards, so we’re pleased to see a company offering a greater range, and Cardology has some fab designs. Cardology design and make intricate 3D cards inspired by kirigami: the Japanese art of folding and cutting.
And who doesn’t love a pop-up card? Especially when they look this gorgeous.
If your partner isn’t the soppy sort, then there are tongue-in-cheek cards, too, and plenty of anti-Valentine's cards to choose from, but whatever you pick we’re certain that your other half with love it. Give them a try, and let us know what you think. *Pink Wedding Days received no payment for this post. We just thought it might interest our followers J
Hen, stag and hag parties are big business. They can be big headaches, too. Once you’ve chosen what you want to do, picked who to invite, synchronised availability, made the booking, collected the money, sorted the transport and everything else there’s still the chance that what you’ve booked is actually a bit – well – shit. There’s so much pressure now on couples and their entourage to get everything right. Expectations are big, and so are budgets (even when the attendees might prefer it if they weren’t), but at the heart of it, hen, stag and hag dos have always been about giving the person getting married a good send off. That’s why we were intrigued when we heard about the launch of THATMuse (Treasure Hunt At The Museum). Here’s what they have to say: "Hen and Stag nights may fill some people with abject dread, envisioning a night of clichéd debauchery and bad decisions. For those who would rather marvel over the chiselled physique of a Grecian torso than carousing the city str…
It’s finally here: the culmination of months of planning.
It's the morning of your wedding. Hours away from saying "I do", and you just want everything to be perfect.
Understandable, of course, but it's your wedding day, and you damn well deserve to enjoy yourself. Given the months of planning, stressing and sorting out, it can be tempting to squeeze both hands around the tiller and refuse to let go.
But don't. It's time to breathe, let go and get married.
With that in mind, here are our 5 suggestions on what NOT to do on the morning of your wedding.
Don't skip on food.
This is especially true if you're planning on knocking back the prosecco. Nerves are an appetite killer, but it's important to eat something. Unless, of course, you plan on adding a swan dive to your grand entrance. Chances are you wedding breakfast won't be until mid-late afternoon, so be sure to keep some light snacks around for when you're getting ready. This is not t…
best men spend on average 38 hours preparing for the big day ·Organising
the stag party is the task that takes up the most time
BRITS who are given the role of best
man are spending a full working week preparing for the big day, according to
new research. A survey of 1,194 UK men who have
previously undertaken the role of best man, carried out by menswear etailer, jacamo.co.uk, revealed that best men now spend on average 38 hours fulfilling the
roles and duties demanded of them. Based on the national average wage of
a professional, such as a wedding planner, best men would earn up to £303.57,
if they were being paid to do the job.
Most time-consuming in the list of
to-dos’, is organising the stag party (including travel and stag party
goings-on) and planning social activities, which takes up on average 18 hours. This was followed by attending suit
fittings, which takes an average of six hours. Preparing the speech (both
writing and rehearsing) was the task that consumed the third m…
The lovely people at Elite Singles have been looking into all the weird and wonderful wedding traditions from around the world, (blackened bride, anyone?) and they’ve been kind enough to share them with us. You can find the original article here.
1. Germany: Baumstamm sägen (sawing the log)
After the ceremony, the bride and groom have to use a two-person crosscut handsaw to cut a large log in half - while still in their bridal clothes! This symbolizes the ways in which they must work together in the future (although, to make it a bit quicker, the log has sometimes already been partially sawed through by the fathers of the bride and groom).
2. The southern USA: Burying the bourbon
In some parts of the American South, the bride and groom bury a (full!) bottle of bourbon upside-down at or near the site where they’ll say their vows. This must be done one month before the wedding in order to ward off rain on the wedding day and, whether the weather plays along or not, the bourbon will be du…
What We Love: This superb grade II red brick Georgian House is set within gorgeous 18th-century parkland; it has charm and character in spades.
The venue is available for up to three days, so there’s plenty of opportunity for relaxing and spending time with friends and family both before and after the big day. Couples with specific décor plans will enjoy the chance the dress the venue to their liking without keeping one eye on the clock.
The venue offers exclusive-use, too, ensuring your wedding can last an entire weekend, and what better way to start married life?
Want to make a grand entrance? There’s even a helipad.
In Their Own Words: "At Iscoyd we pride ourselves on the warm relaxed and friendly feeling this family house and gar…
It’s a wonder that anyone can find the time to plan a wedding. Modern life with its thousands of just-one-more-thing-to-do moments can seem completely unsuited to the hours needed to organise a wedding. Small intimate ceremonies are one thing, but what if you want a bigger, more elaborate or themed wedding? It's all too easy to feel overwhelmed. Some weddings really do come with more parts than a meccano set. You could benefit from hiring an events company, and a good one is worth its weight in gold. Funnily enough, we know one with over 20 years of experience.