Guest Blog: Tina Waller on designing your dream dress!

Now that you’ve found your gorgeous groom, the next step is choosing your gown. The fabulous Tina Waller, one of our favourite suppliers in the Starting Together database, encourages brides to consider having their dream dress made from scratch instead of opting for an off the peg choice. Tina says: When I see a bride for alterations, one of the most common things I hear is “I never thought about having my dress made”. When I ask why, they usually … Continue reading

How to…create a vintage wedding!

Planning a whimsical wedding with nostalgic touches of romance? Whether you choose a Great Gatsby style luxury or a celebrating straight out of an Austen novel, a vintage wedding theme is sure to impress! Our wedding suppliers are on hand to help you create a timeless and elegant vintage wedding from start to finish: THE RING Start as you mean to go on with a vintage style wedding ring, which often have beautiful quirky details, such as hand engraved designs, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Drinks

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when choosing tasty tipples for your big day, so to help you narrow down the selection process, here’s a roundup of some of our super suppliers, plus some wedding booze fun facts! Experts say the most champagne you should have before you say ‘I Do’ is just one glass! Laithwaites can offer you a brilliant selection of bubbly, as well as red, white and rosé wine. Their staff are also on hand to share expert … Continue reading

Mother of the Bride… and Groom!

Every mother of the bride (and the often overlooked mother of the groom of course!) wants to look beautiful and elegant on one of the proudest days of their life. So here are our top tips for choosing your outfit, a round-up of some mother of the bride traditions and handy links to our trusted suppliers who are ready to help you look and feel fabulous. Top tips for choosing a Mother of the Bride (or Groom) outfit: Discuss with the bride her … Continue reading

Looking for your something blue? We’ve got you covered!

You’ve probably heard the saying: something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Ticking each one of these boxes is something many brides to be still love to do in the lead up to their wedding. Something blue is often the trickiest to find, so we have some lovely ideas from our much loved suppliers. Contact Woodley Goldsmiths for a pair of glamorous topaz earrings and a chic addition to your look! If bold isn’t you, scale it back … Continue reading

From BFF to Bridesmaid!

Once you’ve chosen your bridesmaids, the wedding planning fun can officially begin. The girls by your side will make you laugh even when the biggest day of your life feels overwhelming and hopefully they’ll even forgive you for the occasional bridezilla moment! If you’re keen to add a little magic to the moment you ask your BFFs to be bridesmaids, here are some lovely ideas from our suppliers. Gifted In Design will create gorgeous personalised gifts totally unique to you … Continue reading

What does your bouquet say about you?

For many brides, choosing wedding flowers is one of THE most exciting parts of the planning process. Whether you want to make a bold statement with bright colours and eye catching foliage, or prefer an understated natural selection of wildflowers, your choice of flowers will reflect your personality on your special day. Flowers take centre stage at various points during a wedding day, from decorating the venue to adding a splash of romance to your groom’s suit and of course … Continue reading

We Review: Skopes Suit from House of Fraser

Male guests are often overlooked when it comes to the dilemma of what to wear on the big day of a loved one. Many men wear suits to work on a daily basis, and want something extra special for an event, but aren’t sure where to start. Our website can make their lives easier whether hiring or buying, thanks to our database of fantastic menswear suppliers. We asked Andrew Martin to select a suit to review and he chose a … Continue reading

Stag and Hen Party ideas you’ll love this year!

Arranging an unforgettable hen or stag party for you and your nearest and dearest can be a daunting task for brides, grooms, maids of honour and best men! But never fear – we are on hand to help with a round-up of this year’s key hen and stag trends to ensure you have a party to remember for all the right reasons! For the girls: Escape Room: This popular new party concept is an interactive and intuitive real-life escape game. … Continue reading

Food, glorious food! Wedding catering to wow your guests…

Wedding food doesn’t always have the best reputation, but this doesn’t have to be the case! There are some incredible experts on our website ready to offer you a culinary treat that you and your guests will remember for all the right reasons for years to come. We know it’s important to you that you can trust a catering supplier to deliver the goods, so here are a few of our top choices: For something truly unique, The Pangbourne Cheese … Continue reading