Alternative Wedding Ideas

Everybody loves a ‘traditional’ wedding – but what if you want something a little bit different? Perhaps you want a theme that’s a little bit unusual. Or maybe you fancy a location that will leave your guests speechless – for the right reasons. No matter how different you want your big day to be, there are no shortage of alternatives to the classic wedding, with ideas ranging from the adventurous to the downright comical, so there’s sure to be something that suits your tastes. Here are a few options to get you thinking.

If you’re desperate to make your big day a little bit different, unless you know exactly what you want and how to achieve it, it might be a good idea to think about hiring a wedding planner with experience in ‘the alternative’. They will be able to get on board with your ideas and make sure that doinf something completely different doesn’t end up disappointing everyone. They will have all the contacts you need to make your ideas become a reality, from the venue hire specialists like G&D Events in London, to the specialist hire companies who will provide all the furniture and accessories to complete the look, and the entertainers who will make sure that the recption is everything you were expecting.

You could always plan everything yourself, and if you have financial constraints, that might be necessary. But if you have the budget for them, and you really want to organise a day that’s truly different and unique, hiring a wedding planner might be the best thing you could do. That way you can make sure that your wedding is unusual, in a good way, and it will probably be a lot less stressful, meaning you get to enjoy the realisation of your alternative wedding along with your guests – for a day that none of you will forget anytime soon.

Top Wedding Destinations

Getting married abroad is becoming more and more popular, and while you might think that adding a foreign location into your wedding planning would make things even more complicated, it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re thinking of having a destination wedding, here’s a few ideas for some of the most beautiful and romantic wedding destinations in the world.

Wedding Planners: An Expensive Luxury?

Wedding Planner WorkingWhenever someone gets married on a movie or on a TV show, there is always a wedding planner running around with a clipboard, fussing over the tiny details and trying to make the day perfect amid other types of chaos and disaster. The impression we often get is that the wedding planner is for the rich or the famous or is a TV phenomenon but the truth is, there is no reason why not everyone who gets married could hire a wedding planner. And by picking the right one, they can be worth their weight in gold.

What a planner does
The answer to the question of what a wedding planner does is simple – as much as you want them to. There is no commitment to hire a wedding planner to run the entire show because they can be hired to do as much or as little as you want. Potentially, you could hire a wedding planner to sort out all aspects of the wedding, or just arrangements you want help with, like managing your Surrey Wedding Photographer or taking care of all the catering for the wedding and reception. The choice is yours and allows you to keep within your budget while making use of their professional services. Continue reading

How to Be a Beautiful Bride

beautiful-brideYou may have put months or even years of planning into your big day and whilst all the plans and arrangements are in place it is time to start thinking about number 1. It is your day after all and you want to look your best, which is why pre-wedding beauty packages (like these offered by our favorite sugaring salon in LA – BeeSugared.com), are the best way to get everything you need for your wedding. These treatments can be done as a one-off or you may want to spread them out over a number of weeks, whatever you decide they will certainly have you looking your best!

Facials are the best way to give your skin a deep clean and a boost, they increase circulation and hydrate the skin helping it to look its best. Ideally facials should be spread out every four to six weeks but do not have your facial too close to your wedding as you need to give your skin time to settle down. Two weeks before should do the trick! Continue reading

Planning A Luxury Destination Wedding?

luxury-beach-weddingDestination weddings are becoming ever more popular, with approximately 18% of couples choosing to make their special vows abroad.

The defining factor between a destination wedding and a luxury destination wedding is, of course, how much you’re prepared to spend on everything – from the favours to the photography. However the differences a luxury wedding budget can bring are both important and in some instances, rather surprising. We got some advice from a leading Samui wedding photographer to find out what kind of things you need to think about when you’re planning your luxury destination wedding. Continue reading

A Gorgeous Wedding On A Shoestring Budget

It’s well-known that the average cost of a wedding today can easily run well into five figures. So it’s hardly surprising then that, in order to make sure their big day is everything they want it to be, many happy couples end up taking out loans and racking up credit cards to make their wedding day special.

However for those brides that want to start married life in the black, there are plenty of ways that the price of a wedding can be driven down, and with the help of a wedding expert, we’ve gone over a few of them. Continue reading