Wedding Dress Guide Part 2: Cut

Wedding Dress Guide Part 2: Cut

In part 2 of this guide, we will be talking about the cut of the dress. This will help you decide on the overall basic cut of the dress, as well as help you think about things such as, whether you would like it to be long or short, tightly fitting or a looser fit. If you haven’t yet seen our introduction to the Wedding Dress Guide, check that out first. Broadly speaking, the cuts/silhouettes of the dresses fall into 5 main categories: Ball gown/princess: The classic princess cut, with its big, full skirting is a glamorous and fun option. The ball…

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Wedding Dress Guide Part 1: Introduction

Wedding Dress Guide Part 1: Introduction

The wedding dress will, for some of you, be the most important (and potentially most extravagant) item you buy for your wedding. Others might not be that fussed and aren’t too worried about it. Many of you will want a dress that will look good and that you will love, on a more modest budget. One thing that all brides will have in common though: they want to feel good in their wedding dress. This series of guides will ensure you find out everything you need to know about buying a wedding dress, so that you, your groom (and your bank account)…

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The Wedding Dress Shopping Trip – 20/10/2013

Nobody said wedding dress shopping would be so exhausting! Phew! I spent yesterday on a wedding dress shopping trip in a very busy central London with two of my sisters. Having decided that I couldn’t see myself in a traditional big white wedding dress (despite how stunning some of them are), we started in the big shopping centres. We browsed the designer and evening gown sections of House of Fraser, Selfridges and John Lewis. I tried on two beautiful gowns in these shops: 1. Beaded Beauty: I tried on this gorgeous number from Phase Eight in House of Fraser on Oxford…

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Wedding Invitation Confusion – 30/09/2013

Wedding Invitation Confusion – 30/09/2013

If you are a bride, planning your wedding, then you probably got overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choice on the World Wide Web. This goes for any product or aspect of the wedding, be it venues, dresses or flowers. In fact, no aspect of weddings is exempt from the saturated market that is the wedding industry. Wedding invitations are no exception to this rule. I’ll admit: I started the search for wedding invitations well before we had even decided whether we were having our wedding in the UK or abroad. I thought it would be a nice and easy…

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Wedding Ceremony Venue booked! – 15/08/2013

Wedding Ceremony Venue booked! – 15/08/2013

Fast forward one week and we had a weekend away, followed by a couple of days off to sort out the wedding ceremony venue and it’s now all booked! After much of searching online and emailing around for potential wedding ceremony venues in Central Oxford, we decided to go and see the historic Oxford Town Hall. I had already looked at their information when searching for a reception venue, but found it rather pricey for the whole event. After looking at other venues though, their room hire for the ceremony only didn’t look too bad at all. The building was…

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DIY Used Can Vases

DIY Used Can Vases

We have recently ended up with about 25 empty beer cans, following many weeks of a couple of Friday night beers and a complacency about taking the recycling out. I thought to myself that there must be something that used cans could be used for in a DIY Wedding. So I’ve come up with a really simple way to transform the cans into something useful and something that can be used for good effect. Enjoy these DIY used can vases! *Supplies Needed*:  1. Some empty beer/drink/food cans. 2. Spray-on adhesive. 3. Glitter/material of choice.   *How to*: 1. Lay down some newspaper/paper…

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Closer to the goal – 14/07/2013

Closer to the goal – 14/07/2013

Groom and I had a nice long chat about our wedding last weekend and we are getting closer to the goal, believe it or not! After some lengthy discussions we agreed that we would prefer a very low key and small ceremony with only immediate family members in a registry office. We could then follow that with a small dinner with our families and we would then have a separate party for our friends to come along to and drink themselves silly. We thought that keeping family and friends apart might make everything a bit easier to manage. So with…

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Wedding Rut – 01/07/2013

I can’t believe it is July already. We got engaged back at the very end of March. It is now July and we are no clearer on our wedding than before we even got engaged. I think we are in some kind of wedding rut. Communication with Groom about the wedding seems to have slowed right down. I think being the centre of attention is Groom’s worst nightmare so avoiding planning the wedding seems to be his coping mechanism. Things seem to have got particularly bad since I basically ruled out having the wedding abroad. I think we’re going to…

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Wedding Package Tweaking – 23/05/2013

I have spent most of this week in email correspondence with the events coordinator at the Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa. I explained our request for a ‘tweaked’ package further: we wanted to start our entire wedding day later; have the ceremony start at 4pm, follow that by a reception drink with canapes, and then go into an evening meal/reception rolled into one (leaving out the traditional wedding breakfast in the afternoon altogether). That would more than cover our needs. Neither of us are that traditional and given that our union is also a union of two different backgrounds and…

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Golf Club Venues – 19/05/2013

Golf Club Venues – 19/05/2013

Yesterday we went to see the two golf clubs that I had spotted online. They were interesting visits but our plans are not yet clearer. First we went to Magnolia Park Golf & Country Club. It is located in Boarstall, which is effectively, in the middle of nowhere. Although this doesn’t bode well for us as many of our guests are out of town guests and won’t have cars, we didn’t let that get in the way of our first impression. Magnolia Park is set in some impressive greenery and landscape and would certainly be large enough to hold all…

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