wedding planning

Planning a wedding successfully when you’re living abroad

Wedding on beach next to the blue sea

When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to be perfect and for everyone you hold near and dear to be there. Alexander Fordham from overseas property buying resource Property Guides, gives us his top tips for planning a wedding when you’re an expat.

The biggest day of your life is finally on the horizon! But when you’re living abroad, there’s just that little bit more to plan for. In this article, I’ll be telling you how you can successfully plan a wedding while living overseas.

Wedding planning tips from wedding planners Radhika & You

The Face of Radhika & you

Wedding planning specialists Radhika & you give Vows and Venues there top tips for planning a wedding. 

When you’re newly engaged and trying to start planning your wedding, there are a lot of emotions and thoughts running through your mind. We often speak to couples who are overwhelmed with the wedding planning process and not knowing where to start as there is so much to think about and organise.

We completely understand that couples will be thinking about everything from A to Z including guest numbers, their dream venue through to the flower arrangements and the smaller details.

Dealing with bridal anxiety — relieving stress before the big day

bridal anxiety - a bride sits on a bed with her head in her hands

It might seem obvious that the preparation for a wedding could prove rather stressful, considering that it is regarded as one of the biggest days of a person’s life. The extent of this anxiety is often underestimated, and worrying about everything from make-up to guest favours can really take its toll. So, how do we take the edge off bridal anxiety? With the help of Angelic Diamonds, retailers of stunning halo engagement rings, let's take a look at some great ways to destress, ahead of saying ‘I do’.

Top Wedding style tips

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Helen Venables, MD of House of Colour, shares her top wedding style tips; You have chosen your wedding dress and your gorgeous groom is well on his way to sorting his attire, now it is time to turn your attention to the wonderful ladies and gents who are going to be right there by your side celebrating with you and making sure that everything goes perfectly.

 

Come rain or shine: how to plan an outdoor wedding

Colourful umbrella at outdoor wedding

Samantha Richards of pop-up gazebo event specialists Gazeboshop, shares her tips on how couples can ensure their outdoor wedding day lives up to their expectations, no matter the weather.

 

An outdoor wedding day should always be a day of joy and celebration. The nervous excitement of the parents-in-law, the chance to catch up with old friends and, of course, the joy of declaring your love in front of your nearest and dearest - all of these are reasons to look forward to your big day. And so you should - it’s your day!

 

Honeymoon locations: East vs West

founder of La Fete, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, advises on honeymoon locations East and West

If you’re trying to decide between a Greek getaway or an Eastern adventure for your honeymoon, then international wedding planner and founder of La Fete, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, is here to help. She offers Vows & Venues readers invaluable insight on tips and details from both locations for anyone researching honeymoon destinations themselves!

My husband and I were fortunate enough to experience two radically different trips as newlyweds: a three-week honeymoon travelling throughout Japan and a long weekend ‘mini-moon’ if you will, in Mykonos. Both very different, but both equally memorable: which are you more drawn towards?

Get fit for your wedding with your canine companion: review

Get Fit with Pitpat

If you’re looking to get fit whilst preparing for your wedding, and you also own a pup, then read the review below on the wonderful PitPat. 

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on a product that I never even knew existed until now. The Pitpat is a health monitor for your pup, which tracks how much exercise they’re getting each day, giving owners and their dogs a chance to win prizes with the points they collect. It’s a great way to make sure you and your dog are staying fit and healthy. If you're struggling to find that perfect thing to kick off your fitness routine in preparation for your wedding, then this is the perfect way to start it off.

The top wedding planning apps in 2019

Items needed for planning a wedding

The 9 Best Apps to Make Wedding Planning Easy - Thanks to technology, it has never been easier to plan a wedding. Read the infographic below to discover the top wedding planning apps in 2019!

 

The past decade has seen the emergence of thousands of specialised wedding planning apps. But with so many apps to choose from, how can you tell which ones will best serve your unique needs? This infographic guide from the team at Valentina Fine Diamonds lists out the nine best free and premium apps every bride and groom to-be needs to know about in 2019.

 

Tips for the perfect wedding hair

Wedding hair with flowers

Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, founder of wedding planning company La Fete shares her tips for perfect wedding hair, so your locks are at their best for your big day.

 

Research 

On your wedding day, your hair is even more of an important feature than normal. The first step to take is actually looking at what you like, style wise. Is it an updo? Is it loose waves? Plaits? See what you are naturally drawn to and keep a Pinterest board or folder with your inspirations. Do also take your face shape and overall features into consideration to some extent: it’s certainly not an absolute rule but bear in mind that a style will look very different on a square jawline than on a heart shaped face.

What's the hottest hue when it comes to wedding style this year?

Wedding style - coral coloured roses

Spiced Honey and Living Coral – both have been dubbed the hottest hue of 2019 by design experts, but which colour will win in the wedding style stakes? 

One is ‘sweet and spicy’, the other is ‘animated and life-affirming’ and according to experts in the subject of trends forecasting they’re the colours we’ll all be wearing, adorning our homes with and incorporating into weddings this year.  

Emma Major from Yorkshire’s Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa debates whether Dulux or Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ is the winning shade…

Hold your own royal wedding at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace wedding showcase – a wedding dress is modelled

The State Apartments at Kensington Palace were recently licensed to host civil ceremonies for the very first time. To mark the occasion, a showcase was held which proved that you really can hold your own royal wedding!

Decorated with floral plinths by Hayford & Rhodes, guests took in their surroundings whilst enjoying drinks and canapes served by Blue Strawberry, including prosciutto cannelloni with crispy ham, mushroom and truffle & pea mousse and roasted pumpkin & mandarin ice-cream lollipop.

Quick fix beauty products perfect for when wedding planning

Woman performing beauty regime

Is Wedding planning taking up all of your time? Are you constantly on the rush between work, home life and wedding commitments? 

The stress and time consumption of planning a wedding isn’t always easy – especially as we want to to be getting our beauty regime ready for the big day ?

Look no further than these quick fix beauty products to help you get ready in record time. Now we can cut your beauty regime in half whilst still getting maximum benefits so you can get back to planning your big day.

 

Making the most of your wedding setting

Making the most of your wedding setting

The setting for your weddings is arguably one of the most important elements of the big day. As well as being immortalised in wedding photography, a stunning backdrop will set the mood and provide context to the story of your special day. 

Whether you’re opting for country opulence, urban chic or a mixture of both, it’s important that the backdrop reflects the story your telling while accentuating key elements and representing you as a couple. So how do you inject your own style into proceedings and what can you do to make the most of that all important wedding venue?

Chose a statement backdrop