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    The Ultimate 12 Month Wedding Guide with High Flying Helicopters

    Are you just starting your wedding planning journey? Do you have any clue where to start? Well we are here to give you a helping hand, courtesy of High Flying Helicopters, who provide helicopter tours and hire in the UK.

    They provide exclusive wedding flights and helicopter proposal flights. They are also passionate about weddings and every bride and groom-to-be wants the perfect wedding day, which they will cherish forever.

    They have put together a fab guide to take a bit of the stress out of wedding planning in the countdown to your big day.

    The Ultimate 12 Month Wedding Guide with High Flying Helicopters

    The Ultimate 12 Month Wedding Guide with High Flying Helicopters infographic

    Well I hope The Ultimate 12 Month Wedding Guide helps make your wedding planning run a little smoother. have you got any top wedding planning tips you would like to share with other engaged couples? I’d love to hear from you.

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    Start your Christmas wedding planning now with Festive Lights

    The popularity of Christmas proposals means that couples should perhaps start wedding planning now!  Recent research by an online lighting company shows that Christmas and New Year are one of the most popular times of year for engagements. This means to secure the venue you want, you need to get planning as soon as possible. We are here today to help you start your Christmas wedding planning now with Festive Lights.

    Start your Christmas wedding planning now with Festive Lights

    Established in 1999, Festive Lights is a lighting specialist with a product portfolio spanning indoor, outdoor, functional and decorative products. Predominantly an online retailer, the Lancashire-based company also have a trade showroom and warehousing facilities in Wigan.

    To understand more about how couples plan their weddings, Festive Lights ran a survey of 1009 people in the UK. They asked those who were engaged, or were married, when the proposal had happened and whether it was on a special occasion. This revealed that the majority of proposals happen around Christmas. 33% of people said they had put a ring on it around Christmas Day and New Year. The festive period was more popular for proposals than birthdays (22%) and more than twice as popular as Valentine’s Day (15%). As a result, January sees a spike in couples beginning to plan their weddings.

    Start your Christmas wedding planning now with Festive Lights proposal

    As you know, that usually means A LOT of work!

    Here are Festive Lights’ top tips on how to get a head start on your wedding:

    Book early

    The more you do at the beginning, the less stressful it will be as you reach the last few months’ approach. Securing the venue, photographer and florist are the 3 main things you need to get checked off your list, then you can move on to the finer details.

    Lock down a theme

    Festive Lights recommends creating a wedding plan. You can choose a general idea of the theme and atmosphere you want to have when you have booked your venue, after this, you can start to gather materials towards that theme as early as possible.

    Use lighting to your advantage

    When lighting is done correctly, it can create an atmosphere all on its own without the need for other expensive decorations. As day moves into night, you can transform a room, marquee or tipi into a totally different environment with lighting. In summer, create exquisite outdoor party areas to make the most of long summer nights. In winter, create cosy vibes inside that keep guests feeling warm.

    Start your Christmas wedding planning now with Festive Lights tipi lighting

    Festoon Lighting

    Ideal for every venue, festoon lighting can be used indoors and outdoors to brighten, enhance features and create a slightly retro or rustic ambience. The beauty of festoon lighting is that it is completely flexible and can fit any style of décor.

    Wrap them around trees and bushes, use them to line pathways and entrances. you can string them around the interior of a marquee. However you choose to use festoon lighting, it’s a budget friendly way to illuminate and decorate.

    Start your Christmas wedding planning now with Festive Lights festoon lighting

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    Browns family jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding

    I love a vintage inspired wedding. Classic styling, harking back to a more elegant time. A vintage wedding theme is very much suited to some of our fabulous stately home/ country house wedding venues. There are various aspects of your wedding that you can easily inject with a dash of vintage. Today we will look at choosing the perfect dress before looking at your venue. Take a look at gorgeous vintage inspired stationery and most of all opt for pre-loved jewellery. There are lots of antique and vintage pieces of jewellery at Browns Family  jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding.

    Browns family jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding

    Browns family jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding

    This beautiful sapphire and diamond ring is a breathtaking example of an antique ring.

    Browns family jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding opal ring

    This opal and diamond ring is something you just could not get at a conventional jewellery store today.

    The dress

    Browns family jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding vintage inspired bridal gown

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    This gorgeous plunging dress is reminiscent of a 1940’s wedding.

    Browns family jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding 1920s wedding gown

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    I love this beautiful 1920’s style bridal gown with cape like sleeves.

    Browns family jewellers for a vintage inspired wedding vintage headpiece

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    Say Thankyou to your Bridesmaids with Monsoon fragrances

    So your wedding day is approaching and your bridesmaids have been there every step of the way and you naturally want to buy them a gift that will say thankyou for their help and support, but won’t break the bank. Well Monsoon have some gorgeous gift ideas that would be perfect.

    Say Thankyou to your Bridesmaids with Monsoon fragrances

    Monsoon have a great selection of fragrance gifts for your wedding party. There are delicious smelling candles. I love the bergamot and fig one. Each Monsoon 180g candle comes housed in a stunning heavy glass container, depicting an iconic Monsoon metalwork pattern. This Monsoon candle has a spicy, oriental fragrance. With notes of neroli, mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit and lemon. The heart of sun dried figs is entwined with warm ginger, cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. I could actually eat it (but don’t) it sounds so good. It also has a fab burn time of 36 hours.

    Say Thankyou to your Bridesmaids with Monsoon fragrances candle

    There is also a reed diffuser in the same fragrance which comes in a pretty glass jar. I have this in my house and it looks and smells great.

    Say Thankyou to your Bridesmaids with Monsoon fragrances reed diffuser

    Rose gold is bang on trend right now, and it looks like that trend is set to continue. Monsoon have introduced an eau de parfum called Rose Gold. Top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents are layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen, and underpinned with base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber. It smells as good as it sounds and the bottle is stylish enough to grace any dressing table.

    Other gifts

    If you don’t want to buy a fragrance gift I adore the peacock mirror compact at Monsoon. It is definitely on my wish list if anyone in my family is reading this!

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    Wedding Day Essentials for a Dapper-Looking Groom

    Are you a groom-to-be that wants to look dapper for your beautiful bride on your wedding day? Are you looking for hints and tips so that you look your best before for the big day? If you answered yes to either question, then step right this way.

    Wedding Day Essentials for a Dapper-Looking Groom

    On your wedding day, you want to strike the correct blend of formal and comfortable. While you want to look smart, you certainly don’t want to feel uncomfortable on what should be the happiest day of your life. With the right suit, shoes, accessories and preparation, you can achieve all of the above with minimal effort.

    Tailor-Made Suits for Ultimate Comfort

    While you may be tempted to plump for the off-the-peg option to keep costs down to a minimum, sometimes outlet sizes just don’t fit right. We all have a pair of trousers that come up too short in one size, but too long in the next and don’t even get us started about jackets.

    Getting your clothes made to measure means that they are made to fit you. On your wedding day, you just don’t want to be the groom with scuff marks on the bottom of your trousers or a jacket that you cannot button up. If you can’t splash out a little extra for your wedding day, when can you?

    Wedding Day Essentials for a Dapper-Looking Groom made to measure suit

    Tasteful Accessories

    To accompany your tailored suit, the groom has to have the right accessories to complement his wedding day attire. Designer jewellery such as Tateossian cufflinks, stylish chains and collar stiffeners all prove as equally fashionable as they are practical.

    Cufflinks provide the finishing touch to your shirt. While a chain with a pocket watch is a ludicrously stylish way to ensure that you get to the altar on time. A collar stiffener, it goes without saying, can either make or break your wedding photos. Could you imagine looking back on the wedding album and your eyes being drawn to a crinkled up collar?

    Wedding Day Essentials for a Dapper-Looking Groom cufflinks

    Shoes

    You have the suit and you have the bling, all that is left is to acquire the correct pair of shoes. Please, colour coordinate. A black suit and black/dark-coloured tie just shouldn’t be paired with brown shoes. Likewise, a brown tie shouldn’t be placed anywhere near black and white.

    For simplicity, it is very hard to go wrong with a pair of black shoes. We recommend that you wear them in for a few days before,. You don’t want to be riddled with blisters when up on the dancefloor. Ensure that your shoes are well-polished before the big day, who would want to marry someone with a scuff on their footwear?

    Wedding Day Essentials for a Dapper-Looking Groom shoes

    Lay Everything Out Before the Big Day

    Before you try to get to sleep the night before, make sure that everything that you need is neatly laid out for you to come to in the morning. If you are staying away from home before the wedding, ensure that all of your clothes are neatly packed.

    Hang up your suit and place your tie around the clothes hangar so as it doesn’t become lost overnight . Keep your shoes in a box to ensure they are looking fresh. This way, you can begin getting ready as soon as you wake up in the morning, or use the time to relax ahead of the nuptials.

    Avoid going out the night before the big day, as you will need your rest for the day ahead. Take it easy with friends, family members or just sit around on your around watching television.

    With all of the essentials in place, you are ready to go and get married!

     

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