Win a bottle of Tequila Rose and five shot glasses

Tequila Rose cocktail

If you’re planning a hen party and fancy making some cocktails to get the night going, then the smooth, easy taste and insta-worthy pretty pink colour of Tequila Rose is a fabulous choice.

Tequila never tasted so good – the silky rich strawberry cream is as versatile as it is delicious. Enjoy in a shot, pour over ice, or mix in everything from killer cocktails to adult milkshakes.

Available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Amazon,  with an RRP of just £12, it’s well worth inviting Tequila Rose to your hen do!


For your chance to win a bottle of Tequila Rose (500ml) and five Tequila Rose shot glasses,

Your chance to win Bare Biology's Lion Heart liquid worth £95

Your chance to win Bare Biology's Lion Heart liquid worth £95 to celebrate September Startover

At Bare Biology we recognise the need to invest in your overall wellbeing and enter Autumn on a high note, ready for the year ahead. If you're planning your wedding in the coming year, you'll want to make sure it will be the day you dreamed of in all respects and that you're feeling and looking fabulous. To support you in this effort Bare Biology will be hosting September Startover, with a series of helpful tips & advice on our website and free events when you sign up to the newsletter. 

To celebrate we're giving Vows & Venues readers the chance to win a bride & groom to be set of Omega 3 Lion Heart liquid worth £95.

Enter for your chance to win a wellness and beauty bag essential, which: 

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.

Save £500 on your catering bill with Tapenade

Tapenade evening menu offer

Tapenade, celebration specialist caterer, is offering an extraordinary gift to couples planning to marry next year. All wedding reception bookings made before 31 December 2018 will include a complimentary evening menu for all guests. 

The offer translates to an average saving of approximately £500 based on 50 guests, allowing the happy couple to put the extra budget towards their special day. 

Engaged couples are always offered a complimentary sampling session of Tapenade’s award-winning wedding breakfast menu before committing to a booking. During the consultation, they will also be invited to trial their complimentary evening menu, a culmination of easy-to-eat favourites that offers a choice of four different cuisines.

Sparkling Day Events - Upcoming Wedding Fayres

Sparkling Day Events - Upcoming Wedding Fayres

Check out these fantastic wedding fayres and events from Sparkling Day Events: 

Wedding Fair

Greswold Arms Hotel 

1657 High St, Knowle, Solihull B93 0LL

Sunday 25th November 2019

11am till 2.30pm

Free Entry Free Parking

Free Goody Bag including Vows and Venues Magazines

Plus Free Beauty Products

This is a sought after venue for weddings and must be seen to be appreciated

We have 20 Wedding Suppliers on the day, eager to discuss their products and services

Pop along on the day events staff will be present to show you around the venue.

Pre register on our facebook page and click going to get your free Goody Bag on arrival.

Tel Jane  07878565699

Landed Weddings: top country house venues in the UK

Landed Weddings - Springkell

Landed Weddings offer an impressively luxurious portfolio of country house venues. You will find country house venues to suit all budgets, from large moated manor houses to country cottages.

Also, many properties offer flexibility and allow couple to host their wedding indoors or in a marquee. 

So all you'll have to do after you've chosen your venue is polish your tiara and tell the butler to pop the Champagne on ice!

We take a look at a selection of venues from across the UK  – prices start from the below and are based on bookings for an entire weekend.


Fife Hotel named ‘Global Wedding Retreat of the Year’ by Haute Grandeur at international awards ceremony

Global Wedding Retreat of the Year award

Fife’s Balbirnie House Hotel has today been named as the winner of the Global Wedding Retreat of the Year at a glittering Haute Grandeur global hotel awards ceremony, which took place at the Palazzo Versace in Dubai. 

This is an unprecedented result for Scotland’s hospitality and tourism sectors.

Halloween inspired weddings

Halloween inspired wedding

The season of scares is upon us! As the nights grow longer, darker and colder, London’s cobbled streets and winding alleyways become the ideal setting for a celebration of all things spooky. If you’re looking to add a scarily good touch of terror to your big day, check out these top tips.

Colour scheme

While Halloween may typically call for black, it doesn’t need to be the only shade that you have at your disposal. Add splashes of rich red and deep burgundy as well as dashes of silver to add a little colour while staying true to the theme. A red rose centre piece tied together with silver string is a great trick that works a treat!


Survey shows an unlimited bar is most important factor for perfect wedding

Bride & Groom enjoying unlimited bar

Nearly one third of Brits see an unlimited bar as the ultimate requirement for their perfect wedding, a recent survey has revealed. In fact, 30 per cent of the British public just wouldn’t feel the same about the big day without an unlimited bar. 

Commissioned by Newbury Racecourse, the survey also revealed that women were more eager to keep the drink flowing than men, with 31 per cent agreeing that this was the most important factor for their perfect wedding. Men were marginally behind, with 28 per cent agreeing. 

Respondents under the age of 24 were thirstiest, with 41 per cent stating that the free bar was the most important factor. Only 19 per cent of those aged 55+ agreed – the lowest percentage of any age group. 

Top 10 Tips for having your wedding at home  

Homemade sign from wedding at home  

Top 10 Tips for having your wedding at home by Georgie Evans, Web & Marketing Manager at The Wedding Present Co.

Georgie and Doug tied the knot on the 3rdJune 2017 at a rural countryside church in West Clandon, Surrey followed by their wedding reception at her parent’s country house next door.

Georgie shares her tips on having your wedding at home and what advice she gives to others looking to do the very same. 

Where shall we get married?One of the very first questions that will cross a newly engaged couple’s minds. Abroad, at a venue, in a field or at home? For us it was a no brainer to get married at home. In fact I’m pretty sure my father had been prepping the garden for years, in anticipation of this day finally arriving. 

Wedding stationery trends 2019 – from Ananya

Wedding stationery from Ananya

What will be the top wedding trends in 2019?

Destination inspired trends: We are seeing more of our couple host weddings abroad, with smaller guest lists and a focus on the multiple day holiday-like experience. This echoes in their stationery through the incorporation of maps, travel inspired visuals, and even scents or flowers local to the country.

Illustrations: We’re seeing more clients commission hand-illustrated designs of their party venue or venue area, and even use this as a unifying narrative throughout the decor. This can be used throughout the suite, and completely customised to the style that suits the theme of the wedding – for example including watercolour or foiling. 

Jewellery trends for your winter wedding

Goldsmiths wedding jewellery

In a first for the leading high street jeweller, this year Goldsmiths has launched its ‘Christmas Gift Collection’ offering a range of stylish gifting options from just £20. The gift collection will be easily shoppable both in-store and online with dedicated gifting areas, offering inspiration for those shopping for the women that has everything. Here, we take a look at jewellery trends over the festive period…


How to choose the right dish for your vegan wedding

Vegan wedding – a green burger

It's World Vegan Month and you’ve made the decision to go vegan at your wedding – the next big decision is to choose the dishes you want on the menu. Because there are now so many vegan dishes to choose from, here is a list of five handy hints that wedding organisers at DoubleTree by Hilton in Sheffield always consider with their guests before they choose which vegan dishes they want to go for.  Hopefully, these hints and tips will help make the decision-making process a whole lot easier.

Beyond Wax: The Natural Collection

Beyond Wax envelope example

At a time when the trend for experiential weddings is growing and evolving at every turn, couples are more and more interested in reinterpreting old traditions in new ways that represent them – and that can really wow their guests. We are delighted to announce the unveiling of our wax seal collection called Beyond Wax : The Natural Collection. Prices start from £3 per wax seal, and orders can be placed via the Ananya website