Win a Grooming kit for the Groom from Bluebeards Revenge

Groom

When it comes to hair and beauty at weddings, everyone usually thinks of the bride to be, sadly the groom seems to be forgotten even though it's his big day as well. In this day and age men pay as much attention to their grooming as women. With beards being styled and trimmed, men going for beauty treatments and spending plenty of time preparing themselves before they attend a special event. 

 

A wedding is going to be one of the most important days in any man’s life and this is why Vows and Venues have Teamed up with The Bluebeards Revenge to bring you this fantastic competition to win the ultimate shaving and grooming kit. Perfect for any groom to prepare for their big day.

 

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample. 

Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State. 

Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters. 

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine -

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine 

and win £100 in vouchers

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.

6 ways to have a green wedding

Friends of the earth thank you card with bees on

With thousands of couples (including a certain Harry and Meghan) planning their weddings to take place this spring and summer, Friends of the Earth reveals a new list of ideas to help everyone enjoy a green wedding.

Katie Riviere, of Friends of the Earth, said: “At Friends of the Earth, we love helping people to make their big day more eco-friendly – with weddings sometimes seeming to cost the earth, in more ways than one. From beautiful wild flower bouquets to crowdsourced decorations, there are a lot of things you can do which will make yours much kinder to the planet, and also that bit more special!” 

Pug Or Partner: Is He The One?

Man playing with pug on rug

Being in a relationship isn’t always easy, and there are many decisions to be made along the way to ensure you’re both happy and on the same path through life. One of the most important questions a person in a relationship may need to ask at some point is ‘ is he the one ’, or ‘is she the one’. This kind of decision can’t be taken lightly. After all, marriage is a lifetime commitment.

Is he the one or should you get a pug?

Given Britain’s affinity for dogs, perhaps a good litmus test for finding out if an eternity with your current partner is meant to be, is a comparison against man’s best friend. And what better breed than the loyal, adorable, googly-eyed pug?

The top 5 wedding gift trends for 2018

Hanson & hopewell

Buying a wedding gift for your bridal party is never on top of the wedding planning list, but now that we’re in February, we think it’s time to get shopping!

Wedding gifting can be a bit of a minefield. With a high street full of uninspiring novelty products, it can be difficult to find something meaningful and personal for the people who have helped create your big day. If you’re stuck for gifting inspiration, the new movement is to tap into wedding gifting experts to create bespoke wedding gifts for each member of the wedding party.

WED2B opens new bridal store in Chesham

Wedding dresses in store

WED2B, the UK's largest and fastest growing retailer of wedding dresses, opened its newest bridal store in Chesham on Friday 2nd February. Chesham is now home to WED2B’s 28th store and opens in perfect time for the wedding season. It is the brand’s second store in Buckinghamshire, with their first being in nearby Milton Keynes.

The new affordable bridal store occupies 97-99 High Street, with generous space to browse and try on dresses. The store will stock hundreds of gowns in different designs, in sizes 6-30 and priced under £699. It will also offer bridesmaids’ dresses, a wide selection of bridal accessories and has plenty of space for bridal party fittings, with spacious changing rooms.

Wedding Inspiration for the creative bride with Magpie Wedding

Wedding menu

By Kate Beavis. Are you wanting a wedding with a difference? Something a little more creative than the normal traditional day, with an injection of boho, vintage, festival or indeed anything a bit different? There is so much wedding inspiration out there for you, from Pinterest and Instagram, to magazines and blogs, but what about going along to a wedding fair, to touch and feel the products and speak to the talented suppliers who can help you create your perfect vision?

Introducing The Collectif Bridal Collection

Collectif bridal collection

Wedding bells are ringing over at vintage boutique Collectif! We caught up with the the vintage vixens themselves about their stunning new Collectif Bridal Collection for SS18. The collection is set to appeal to brides with a passion for vintage fashion, offering vintage bridal gowns designed with luxurious fabrics and sumptuous trimmings. In their brand new bridal collection, brides to be will find Collectif bridal gowns in a selection of timeless vintage styles with classic vintage themes, and some extra special dresses and separates with a quirky Collectif twist.

What is the Ideal honeymoon?

Couple on honeymoon

Brits should look to save £2,125 in order to be able to afford their ideal honeymoon, according to new research by Opodo.co.uk. The online travel agent found that most Brits are willing to travel an average 11 hours for the perfect honeymoon and would like to spend an average of 12 days with their partner once they get there.

When it comes to choosing the perfect honeymoon destination, 38% of 18-25-year-olds are inspired by social media and 16% take inspiration from where their favourite celebrity couples have honeymooned. With the upcoming royal nuptials, 9% of men confess they would be swayed by royal honeymoon destinations, compared to just 5% of women.

Top tips for mind-blowing wedding entertainment

Wedding entertainment duo

At a time of the year when many couples are celebrating getting engaged over Christmas, or planning proposals for Valentine’s Day, two Leicestershire businessmen are guaranteeing your dancefloors will be full. The guys behind Your Wedding Entertainment have put together their top tips for mind-blowing wedding entertainment.

Firstly couples should ensure that they avoid the That’ll Do approach when it comes to wedding entertainment. It shouldn’t just be a DJ in the corner or a band going through the motions - this is what people will remember from your wedding, make sure your guests go home with smiles.

Turn your wedding dress into a statement keepsake

Doll and teddy keepsake

Can you not bear the idea of packing your wedding dress in your closet after the big day? If you’re looking for a better way to keep your beautiful gown without storing it out of sight, look no further than Love Keep Create…

Rather than wearing your dress once and storing it away, transform your bridal attire into any elegant, statement keepsake to keep out for years with this innovative brand.

Love Keep Create, a keepsake company and Dragons’ Den winner, is brimming with adorable ideas to ensure priceless moments are remembered forever. By taking sentimental clothing or blankets from your past, these memory makers recreate your fabric into a favourite keepsake design, from adorable animals to striking quilts and cushions.

The most romantic destinations for a marriage proposal

Marriage proposal on beach

New data released today by HomeAway®, the world leader in holiday rentals, uncovers the world’s most romantic holiday destinations for a marriage proposal. The Caribbean (15%) comes out on top for British romantics, followed by Italy (13%) and the USA (7%) respectively.

Venice (15%) pipped Paris (11%) to the post when it comes to the most romantic city for a proposal, revealing that perhaps Paris isn’t the city of love that we all instinctively turn to anymore