What’s wrong with this phrase? “On my wedding day…

You might say the answer is simple: that a wedding is never about one person. It should always be “our” wedding day.

You’re absolutely right. But there’s so much more –

  • talking about “my” wedding suggests you’re doing everything
  • which also implies, the person you’re marrying isn’t doing anything (or isn’t doing as much)
  • are you taking too much on?
  • will you be equal partners later? Why not start now?

Bridal inspiration, the bridal industry, Bride magazines…

I have also, for many years, worried that weddings and the media are far too focused on brides.

A guest blog by Lily for For Better For Worse

Traditionally weddings have come with a well-known set of rules – don’t see the bride in her dress before the big day, no one else wears white… you get the gist.  And that’s totally fine! Having rules at your wedding isn’t a new concept, but have you heard of the couples taking it one step further?

Here are a few eccentric rules grooms and brides have implemented to make sure their day stays running smoothly.

Phones Free Ceremony

“Unplugged” weddings are becoming more popular as many start resenting seeing everything through a screen. But why?

Header image: Victoria Priessnitz on Unsplash

Wedding planning can be so Big, it needs to be done with military precision. We’ve talked about weddings and mental health on our blog before, and shared advice for couples who experience wedding planning anxiety. Today we’re suggesting a helpful solution: planning your wedding planning.

Eleven tips to help you structure your planning into manageable chunks from the start!

1. Start together – agree what you both want and how much spare time, money and hard work you will devote to wedding planning

Wedding planning is NEVER a game for one half of a couple! Make sure you’re together all the way, so on the day you’re both excited for everything that’s about to happen, how it looks and who’ll be there to celebrate with you!

Beautiful images by Ellie Cooper on Unsplash

In the age of technology and social media, it is difficult to imagine a snap-free ceremony or special event where devices are not allowed.

However, ‘unplugged weddings’ have long been a popular trend, with 75% of Brit couples admitting they are having – or considering – a ceremony without phones or cameras. The only ‘invitee’ that’s allowed to document the big day with a device is the professional photographer.

As with all things, unplugged weddings come with their fair share of positives and drawbacks.

Header image by Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms

I loved this idea for a blog post about wedding day mistakes. It’s tongue-in-cheek, and the last thing we want to do is worry you! But mistakes can happen; and they often become favourite wedding stories over the years. Wedding magician Close-Up Chris asked around his wedding supplier friends and discovered some common wedding day mistakes couples really do make – and how to avoid them!