5 reasons to have a beach wedding, according to experts

If a laid-back wedding is your goal, a beach wedding venue can be the ideal setting. Even if you're dreaming of a formal affair with a long white dress and tuxedos, a beach wedding can still be flexible enough to allow for some personal touches while remaining elegant. The beach offers many benefits that couples may not have considered. There are numerous locations both in the UK and abroad that specialize in beach weddings. You can choose from large or small resorts, or even get married on a secluded beach.

How to get the best deals on your overseas wedding

Couple under arch at overseas wedding

An overseas wedding can make both practical and economic sense, explains Charles Purdy, CEO of Smart Currency Exchange. But with rapidly moving exchange rates making budgeting all-but impossible, using an FX specialist can take the risk out of large overseas currency payments.

Whether exchanging vows barefoot on the sands of your favourite Spanish costa, enjoying a stylish wedding breakfast laid out under the trees in a French garden, or having your service conducted by ‘Elvis’ in a Las Vegas drive-thru chapel, a wedding abroad can be not just fun and practical, but inexpensive too.

How to do your own make-up for a destination wedding

Tori Rosero - destination wedding make-up tips

Finding the right make-up artist to trust with your make-up on your wedding day, especially at a special destination, can be a difficult task.

A budget friendly solution is to do you own make-up, after all you’re probably already fairly aware of what suits your skin type and style. Below are my top tips on how to do your own make-up for a destination wedding…


Step 1: It all starts with your skin!

To apply make-up that looks natural and fresh for your big day, ensure you give your skin some TLC, after all your skin is the base of your make-up so it’s a super important step.

British shirt-maker Charles Tyrwhitt talks us through all of the tips and tricks for looking your best for your big day.

groomswear - Charles Tyrwhitt

The brand believes that the biggest day of your life, should also be one of the most stylish. With a huge offering available, there is something to suit every groom-to-be.


As well as being one of the happiest days of your life, it’s worth remembering that your wedding day is one of the most photographed days of your life too. There’s no sense in skimping on style, and your partner won’t thank you for it come the big day.

This round-up of treatments and hair hacks will revamp your haircare routine in time for the big day

haircare routine

With hair appointments hard to come by, and bouffants in desperate need of some TLC, you may noticed that your hair is looking dull, dry, unruly and has split ends. This round-up of treatments and hair hacks will revamp your haircare routine in time for the big day, to reveal glossy, shiny and healthier-looking tresses.


Are wedding receptions allowed? Couples' rights if they need to change or cancel their big day

Are wedding receptions allowed?

AFTER a spike in coronavirus infections nationally, the government has reversed its decision to allow wedding receptions of up to 30 people to go ahead from 1 August.

At the end of June, the Prime Minister announced that the strict restrictions on wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions were set to ease, allowing up to 30 people – including the couple, guests and suppliers not employed by the venue (such as the photographer) – to attend a wedding reception in England, as long as they complied with social distancing rules.

Hatton Garden jeweller expert tips for ensuring your jewellery is clean and bacteria free?

bacteria free  jewellery

Washing our hands for the 100th time today, but here's the thing...although our hands are now squeaky clean, how do we ensure our jewellery is bacteria free? What's more is that most of us are unaware of the damaging effects of cleaning products on our jewellery and diamonds?

Ben Stinson, an expert from the UK’s leading Hatton Garden jewellers, Diamonds Factory, has compiled a comprehensive guide to cleaning your jewellery in the times of COVID-19, with some additional information about the effects of anti-bacterial gel and washes on your jewellery.

1. Check if the jewellery is in good condition

Five Out of the Box Honeymoon Ideas

road trip honeymoon ideas

Your honeymoon will likely be one of the most incredible and memorable holidays of your life, so you’re definitely going to want to make it count.

If you’re reluctant to embark on a ‘traditional’ honeymoon and are looking for something a bit more alternative, here are five out of the box honeymoon ideas to consider.

USA Road Trip
A USA road trip is an iconic bucket list item for many people, but not many people would actually consider embarking on one for their honeymoon.road trip honeymoon ideas

REVEALED: 5 Top Tips for Planning a Low-Key Wedding

Planning a Low-Key Wedding

To help you with planning a low-key weddingg, Jewellers William May have put together 5 top tips to help you plan a socially distanced wedding to remember.

1 - Refine the Guest List 
Liming the guest list will ensure your low-key wedding is in line with the Governments latest guidelines. Couples still looking to tie the knot in 2020 can do so but not in the usual churches or reception venues with lots of people in attendance.
No plus ones and no friends of friends - your nearest and dearest will still be able to make your special day
Super tip - Set up a video link to ensure those not invited in person can become virtual guests instead

In Sickness And Health

Adam and Sarah In Sickness And Health

Last month, we heard the heartwarming story of how doctors Jann Tipping and Annalan Navaratnam were married in the chapel of St Thomas Hospital in London after having to cancel their planned summer wedding.  Although it was a happy ever after & in sickness and health for Jann and Annalan, many couples haven’t been so lucky.  

For richer, for poorer

Win a luxury cutlery set from Viners worth £55

luxury cutlery set

Bring sparkling style to the home with the Studio 16-Piece Cutlery Set, guaranteed to make your table shimmer with textural beauty.

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate affair or daring to impress with a decadent dinner party to remember, set the tone for your table with Studio. Featuring a horizontal ridge design with a unique textured effect, Studio cutlery brings an extra dimension to dining.