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The Wedding Principles!

Wedding Diet & Fitness

....does your heart sink at the idea of showing off your arms/shoulders/waist/legs etc? Like most brides (and grooms for that matter) we all want to look our best on the most important day of our lives....

Article and image kindly donated by:
Debbie Polain from The Vitality Principle

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Choosing your wedding cake

Wedding Cake

The first glimpse of your wedding cake in all its glory should be a moment of pure theatre so obviously its appearance and decoration is very important....

Article and image kindly donated by:
Catherine Mason from Catherine Mason Cakes

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Invitations Right First Time

Lovestationery Wedding Invitations

How many invitations do you require?
The reply is usually the number of guests the couple are expecting. This is always too many and leads to a quote way above the budget and a big shock....

Article and image kindly donated by:
Mike from Lovestationery

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Add a touch of real magic to your day

Bernie - A Professional Close up magician from Magic at your fingertips

Your wedding day is a very special and expensive occasion. A wandering close up magician can add that special touch of magic to make the day extra special and memorable for everyone....

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Bernie from Magic at your fingertips

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The History of The Wedding Cakes

Example wedding cake by The Cake House

The tradition of having a wedding cake can be dated back to Roman times when apparently the groom would break a loaf of wheat or barley bread over his bride's head....

Article and image kindly donated by:
Sherry Hostler from The Cake House

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Getting The Best From Your Wedding Photographs

Example wedding photograph covering presentation of the ring

Choosing your wedding photographer is an important task. Once the wedding is over and the dress has been packed away, the photographs are what you have to keep the memories alive....

Article and images kindly donated by:
Amanda Caroline Photography

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Reducing Your Wedding's Carbon Footprint

Green Wedding Footprint

With all the talk over the past few years about climate change many couples are thinking about the size of the carbon footprint from their wedding. Wedding plans can often get out of hand....

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Father of The Bride Duties & Speech Checklist

Photo of Father of the bride

As the father of the bride it is important to sit down with your daughter as soon as possible after she has announced her intention to marry. There are traditionally 5 main duties attached to your role as father of the bride....

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Bridesmaid Duties

Photo of bridesmaids at a wedding

As bridesmaid or matron of honour you will be expected to play a key role throughout the whole planning process. To begin with you will need to help the bride choose outfits, colour schemes and decorations. You should make yourself available to the bride for shopping sprees and planning meetings. Remember the final decisions should all be made by the bride....

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Choosing Your Wedding Music

Photo of couple dancing at a wedding

Do you imagine walking down the aisle to music played by a pianist or string quartet? Can you picture your guests dancing to a traditional wedding disco or maybe a funky jazz band? As with all the other aspects of planning your wedding day, music is an important factor to consider.

There are many decisions to be made regarding music at your wedding.....

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