Wedding gifts are tricky territory. It can feel really uncomfortable asking for money, but a traditional gift list just doesn’t suit everyone. So here’s our suggestion for balance:

Create a list of unique wedding gifts as suggestions for your guests, and make it fun!

By suggesting the gifts you’d like, you’re helping those guests who’d love to give you something special but don’t know where to start. And by including options for smaller contributions you’re helping guests who don’t have as much money, to donate and know they’ve contributed towards something the two of you will love. Of course, the benefit of providing a list is that you’ll (hopefully) end up with NO TAT – which is the ultimate aim when it comes to wedding gift lists!

When you’ve been writing about weddings for over a decade, the most exciting thing is change. The subtle shifts in fashion and style, the free spirited approach to planning and styling our best days ever. I adore timeless wedding styles – minimal stationery and simple elegance. But chic, city weddings, and seeing couples do things differently, is where this wedding blogger’s heart lies.

It takes outstanding designers with imagination and talent to push the boundaries. Tanya at Mia La Vida in London strikes me as fearless and exquisitely talented. We’re super excited here at English Wedding by Mia La Vida’s newest collections (now available online – do check out the stunning Storm wedding gown and my fave Rain & Ivy bridal looks).

When we read that weddings are becoming more digital we were intrigued. After all, we’ve just published another blog about unplugged weddings! But even if you ask guests to turn off their phones, you can embrace modern technology to create incredible memories of your day!

Here’s our top 6 tips to embrace digital technology for your 2024 wedding!

1. Polaroid guest book

Splash out on an INSTAX hybrid camera so your guests can print a selfie and write a lovely message in your guest book!

This blog is just for fun: a list of the most instagrammed wedding venues in the UK! See if your wedding venue is on the list!

Picture exchanging your vows against the backdrop of breathtaking autumnal foliage, or saying ‘I do’ amidst a countryside blanketed in snow. Autumn and winter weddings hold a unique allure that brings an enchanting and magical ambience to one’s special day!

Social media experts at Aura Print scoured social media for the most popular autumn/winter wedding venues nationwide, and tallied Instagram hashtag numbers to reveal which venue stands out as the most memorable for weddings this autumn/winter.

Here’s a few photos to show you what I do as a wedding calligrapher!

When I’m not writing English Wedding, I write calligraphy for weddings. I help couples with everything from invitations to place name cards to table plans, wedding signs and more!

You’ll find me at By Moon & Tide and @bymoonandtide on social 🙂

Wedding stationery suite with calligraphy including envelope, invitation and styling touches. Captured by Jessica Reeve Photography

Photographed by Jessica Reeve Photography. This stationery suite is printed on recycled Kraft paper, with envelopes and place names in hand written calligraphy. It’s perfect for a sustainable wedding, a barn or festival wedding and that lovely rustic elegant look!