Most Unusual Dating Rituals From Around The World

Love Habibi have researched and found the weirdest and most unusual dating rituals from around the world, from placing apples under your armpits to making wooden spoons for your new date...


In 19th Century Austria, women used to plant slices of apple under their bare armpits at social gatherings. Should a man take their fancy, they would remove the apple in order to present him with it - fruity!


Brides guide to saying 'I do' abroad:

At Hard Rock Hotel All Inclusive Collection we’re experts in curating the perfect destination wedding, so we wanted to share some advice on getting hitched abroad.

Your wedding day is a big deal, so it’s important to make sure that the added pressure of saying ‘I do’ overseas doesn’t cause more stress than necessary. We’re here to help you clue up before you fly to minimise any hiccups and ensure your day goes exactly how you planned.

Essential bridesmaids’ trends for 2016

It could be argued that by being a bridesmaid you have the best of both worlds. You’re in the thick of the wedding limelight yet you don’t have the intense pressure the bride and groom face. Yes, we have to admit, being a bridesmaid is a lot of fun. That said, you still have a responsibility to look fabulous and in-keeping with the bride and the tone of the wedding.

If you have the privilege of being a bridesmaid in the forthcoming months, you may want to consider the following essential bridesmaids’ trends for 2016.

The tea length dress

5 Best Wedding Speeches Ever

Leading Hen Do organisers across the UK and Europe, Chillisauce will now reveal the 5 Best Wedding Speeches you will ever hear and see from the deeply emotional, the tearful, the most creative and the absolutely hilarious. You’ll want to watch these again and again.

Tom Fletcher’s Wedding Speech

“I don’t know how  to write a speech but I do know how to write a song…”

Maid Of Honour’s Rap Toast

“I like to sing but I am not going to be singing for you tonight…”

Funniest Best Man Speech

UK mini-moons

UK mini-moons

The popularity of luxury mini-moons is set to increase as couples treat themselves to a short break after their wedding day in order to enjoy their honeymoon at a later date. Mini-moons are great for couples who want to save up for a special trip or want to go away at a time of year that doesn’t coincide with their big day.

When there are as many beautiful hotels as there are in the UK, why bother going abroad now when you can save yourself the hassle of getting a train or flight abroad? Simply relax at your UK destination and enjoy your first few days of married life in complete bliss and contentment as you are waited on hand and foot or in your own private getaway.

A Thrifty Wedding

Your wedding day is a glorious event and one that is generally shared with close family and friends. While it is only one day, the amount of planning, decision making and general stress that goes into that one day is nothing short of epic. It’s your big day; you want it to be beyond perfect and that is completely understandable. However with so many aspects to the wedding, it is easy to get carried away and end up spending vast amounts of money on inane details that simply no one but yourself will appreciate or notice.

January is the Busiest Month of the Year to plan a Stag or Hen Party, the market leader in organising hen and stag do parties for groups of people across the UK and Europe, have today announced the next three months are the busiest time of year for booking hen and stag do parties.

Please note, industry experts are available to interview.

The Christmas holidays mark the most popular time of the year to propose, therefore January, February and March are the three most popular months of the year for groups of people to organise or be invited to a stag or hen party, with most couples planning a summer wedding.

  • January, February and March are the busiest three months for planning, organising and being invited on a stag or hen party

4 Tips for Maintaining the Spark in Your Marriage

At elite introduction agency Bowes-Lyon Partnership, we understand that a busy career and other life demands can often put strain on a marriage. After years of working hard to get to the top you feel like you don’t want to give up on what you have achieved yet you also understand that you need to give time to your marriage in order for it to flourish. After years of working with many couples we have a good understanding of what works and what doesn’t, so we are sharing the top 4 tips that will ensure you can maintain a good work-life balance and allow your relationship to thrive!


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Beautiful wedding keepsakes with an eternal shelf-life

Set up in 2011 by duo Emma Penrice and Samantha Smith to offer a brand new take on those essential wedding keepsakes, Illustries’ collection of beautifully designed products are fast becoming a ‘must-have’ on the list of all style savvy, soon-to-be-wed couples.

The innovative company aims to capture every important detail of a wedding through interviews, story-telling and creative design concepts. The result of the duo’s vision and inspiration is the creation of an unrivalled portfolio of products that includes fabulous alternatives to the traditonal wedding album – striking coffee table books; bespoke prints; original, as well as flirty and fun guest books.