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For many people their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives together. Why not share your experience in Vows And Venues magazine. We’d love to hear from you...

In most cases planning the big day takes months if not years, with so much to think about, from setting the budget, choosing the venue, the dress, flowers, cake and the all important guest list...

It’s an incredibly special experience, gathering all the most important people in your lives together in one wonderful place to help you celebrate the start of your married lives together.

Top tips on how to make a wedding to remember

Max mixing drinks at wedding

A memorable wedding day is of course always about seeing a stunning bride and groom tie the knot - but make sure you pay attention to the small details when you’re planning a wedding! It’s the small intricate details that will leave a lasting impression with your guests and leave them with a wedding to remember that they will smile about the day for years to come!

 

The top tips for making a wedding to remember

 

Man working bar at wedding to rememberSmall personal touches really go a long way with your guests. Making sure every detail ties into your theme really shows you have thought about everything.

 

Best fake tans for your wedding & honeymoon!

Best fake tans

Here at the Vows and Venues Magazine we have tried and tested different types of fake tans. We know choosing the right tan to suit you can be a tricky task which is why we have compiled our honest opinions on a variety of what we think are the best fake tans currently on the market from gradual creams, 1 hour development to overnight. The tans have been tested on a range of skin types and age groups to hopefully take a little stress away from the build up to your wedding day.

Milda Chellingsworth Shares Her Top Style Tips to sail in style

Milda Chelingsworth can help you style for sailing

Styling For You are thrilled to announce the launch of “Sail in Style” an exclusive new experience to help you look amazing this Summer. Founder and stylist Milda Chellingsworth shares her top style tips on how to sail in style.

 

I just love the thought of cruising around the Mediterranean for a luxurious honeymoon.  It gives you the opportunity to see some of Europe’s beautiful landmarks and visit places at your own leisure.   

Find time to unwind and relax with Thorntons Chocolate Blocks

Thorntons caramel cheesecake chocolate blocks

Getting everything ready for the big day is no easy task - from picking the right venue to finding the perfect dress - the excitement and organisation is endless.  Amongst all of the wed-min, it’s always important to find time for yourself to unwind and relax, and, the chocolate makers at Thorntons have created the perfect partner for those precious moments of me-time. 

 

Whether you choose to unwind with a good book or by snuggling up on the sofa to watch the latest episode of your favourite series, treat yourself with one of Thorntons blissful chocolate blocks. Masterfully crafted using Thorntons expertise, each block is packed full of delicious ingredients, enveloped in Thorntons signature chocolate, to create an enchanting taste experience.

 

Planning a wedding successfully when you’re living abroad

Wedding on beach next to the blue sea

When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to be perfect and for everyone you hold near and dear to be there. Alexander Fordham from overseas property buying resource Property Guides, gives us his top tips for planning a wedding when you’re an expat.

The biggest day of your life is finally on the horizon! But when you’re living abroad, there’s just that little bit more to plan for. In this article, I’ll be telling you how you can successfully plan a wedding while living overseas.

Egg - the Must-Have Ingredient in Your Wedding Beauty Regime

Egg Mellow Cream Moisturiser

Inspired by the popular home remedy ingredient for beauty, Too Cool For School has included real egg white and egg yolk extracts to deliver numerous benefits from eggs, just like a DIY at-home facial and hair care treatment. With a multitude of benefits Too Cool For School are the perfect beauty essentials to add in to your wedding beauty regime in the lead up to your big day.

 

The benefits of using egg in your wedding beauty regime:

The yolk has moisturising qualities to get your skin looking hydrated and glowing

Egg whites help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, so your skin looks plumped and smooth

They help to shrink pores and tighten the skin

Leaves the skin soft and supple

Wedding planning tips from wedding planners Radhika & You

The Face of Radhika & you

Wedding planning specialists Radhika & you give Vows and Venues there top tips for planning a wedding. 

When you’re newly engaged and trying to start planning your wedding, there are a lot of emotions and thoughts running through your mind. We often speak to couples who are overwhelmed with the wedding planning process and not knowing where to start as there is so much to think about and organise.

We completely understand that couples will be thinking about everything from A to Z including guest numbers, their dream venue through to the flower arrangements and the smaller details.

Add DIY elements to your wedding with Panasonic

DIY wedding cake with pink flowers wrapping the cake

Over half of weddings now include DIY elements – whether it’s invitations, place cards, decorations, favours or even the cake itself. 

The popularity of this trend comes from couples seeking a truly unique day that is personalised to them, thanks to the incorporation of those special “little touches” giving every element of the day a special tie to the bride and groom.

It also reflects a new movement, with couples wanting to amp up their wedding’s “wow” factor without having to blow the budget.

For many, food is one of the largest outgoings from their wedding budget. You’ve got the wedding breakfast, cake, favours, canapes and the additional evening meal. It also goes without saying that the bigger the guestlist, the bigger the cost.

Choosing the perfect scent for your wedding

Your perfect scent from scentaddict

Selecting the perfect scent for your wedding day can be a daunting task, you want to choose a scent that is timeless and classic, whilst reflecting your personality as this is scent that will hold precious memories throughout your life.

Whether you are stuck between a few scents or just starting from scratch, Scentaddict from The Fragrance Shop could be the perfect solution for you.

 

Dealing with bridal anxiety — relieving stress before the big day

bridal anxiety - a bride sits on a bed with her head in her hands

It might seem obvious that the preparation for a wedding could prove rather stressful, considering that it is regarded as one of the biggest days of a person’s life. The extent of this anxiety is often underestimated, and worrying about everything from make-up to guest favours can really take its toll. So, how do we take the edge off bridal anxiety? With the help of Angelic Diamonds, retailers of stunning halo engagement rings, let's take a look at some great ways to destress, ahead of saying ‘I do’.

Top tips to protect your hair ahead of your big day

Only Curls hair care bottles

Lizzie Carter- Founder and director of Only Curls shares the following top tips to help protect your hair ahead of your big day, with a great regime.

 

The hustle and bustle of city life has some advantages, but urban pollution wreaking havoc on your hair is not one of them! Oxford Street, in London, has the worst pollution in the world, with high levels of nitrogen dioxide up to ten times beyond the legal limit, according to a study by Kings College London.*  Pollution can have some devastating affects on your hair in the lead up to your big day, including causing scalp irritation and dryness. This can lead to breakages and hair to become frizzy, which is the last thing you want on your wedding day.

 

Personalised Socks for The Groom and His Best Man

Peper Harrow pink personalised socks

Looking for a unique gift for the Best Man or a personalised item the Groom will treasure?  Peper Harow London have the perfect solution with their personalised socks.

 

Peper Harow London offer a collection of beautifully made, hand finished gentleman's socks which embody the spirit of Englishness with their flamboyant designs, exquisite quality and bold colour ways.  Their new monogramming service allows you to personalise the socks with up to three initials, adding a special touch and making them that little more unique.

 

What makes personalised socks the perfect gift