Signs you’re becoming a bridezilla and how to overcome wedding planning monsters!

Planning a wedding can naturally get fraught at times. After all it’s the one of the biggest days of your life and you want everything to be perfect. As the big day edges closer, it’s natural for the bride to get a little anxious, especially if everything isn’t in place. Though if a little healthy apprehension turns into the soon-to-be-bride being intolerably demanding, an irrational bridezilla could be rearing its head and it’s time to step back and asses your behaviour. 

Michelle Clarke at Breadsall Priory – Embracing the great outdoors

Breadslall Priory wedding photographs Autumn Elen Studio Photography

Michelle Clarke is a senior event manager and wedding co-ordinator at one of the Midlands’ most iconic wedding venues, the 13th Century Marriott Breadsall Priory in Derbyshire. With 14 years’ experience in the industry, Michelle and her team have helped hundreds of couples say their ‘I Dos’ in style. Michelle writes exclusively for Vows and Venues and shares her expert hints and tips for the next generation of brides-to-be.

Bringing the inside out A key trend for 2016 is romance. This means delicate bridal make-up, favouring light matt pink lips and gently blushed cheeks to whimsical floral arrangements and simple, elegant pastel colour schemes.

#WeddingWednesday Blog : The Leap Year Proposal

After reading our popular post "Will You Pop The Question This Leap Year", one of our readers got in touch to tell us that she'd done just that! Paula is going to share her wedding story with us in regular blog updates and here is the first instalment.


The Proposal


Leap day, because they had to make a special day every four years for those women who desperately pined for their man to get down on one knee.


#WeddingWednesday Blog : Wedding Fairs

We are onto our fourth instalment of Paula's wedding story (if you're new to this series you can read 'The Proposal', 'Family Involvement' and 'The Venue' before you start if you like) and this week she is telling us all about her experience of wedding fairs.


Wedding Fairs

Last weekend I went to my first two wedding fairs. I imagined this was going to be one of the more exciting parts of wedding planning - a chance to see it all laid out and envisage how my day make look like.

What do you do with your wedding dress after your big day?

Your big day has come and gone and your beautiful wedding dress did you proud! So what do you do now that the dress you have dreamed of wearing all of your life has served its purpose? Venus Bridal, stockists of a vast wedding wear collection, explores what newly-wedded ladies can do with their fabulous wedding gown now that the wedding is over.

Keep the dress as a cherished wedding memento

The Millennial Generation and Marriage

how millennials atitude to marriage is reducing divorce rates

The millennial generation is the generation that is roughly defined as those who were born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s. They are a generation who are getting married older and living together before marriage, completely different to the ‘baby boomer’ generation, those who were born between the mid-1940s and the mid-1960s.

In fact, those millennials who married in the 2000s are divorcing at even lower rates and if this trend keeps up, it is very possible that almost two-thirds of those marriages will be long term and not end up in divorce.