A guest article by our friends at Truly. Header image by York Place Studios

Back when our grandparents were tying the knot, dancing was a thing most people did regularly. Almost everyone could at least pull off a makeshift two-step, while others were used to having a full dance card every weekend.

Sadly, this tradition has largely faded away, which is why you and your better half might have considered taking a few dance lessons ahead of your big day.

While you’re preparing your moves, take a moment to consider your guests.

A guest article by our friends at Truly Experiences

Whether you have the budget for a destination wedding or want to keep it closer to home, safari-themed weddings are all the rage at the moment. There’s just so much you can do with a safari theme and something so romantic about the African bush!

It may be that you’ve never been on safari (hopefully, your wedding theme is symbolic of things to come!) or that a trip to Africa was an absolute dream travel experience.

Either way, we’ve got plenty of creative ideas to help you turn your wedding into an African wilderness wonderland.

A guest article by our friends at Truly Experiences

So, you’ve started actively planning your wedding and it turns out there’s a bit more to it than just finding a dress (or suit) and a venue. Your caterer (or your mum) may have asked you what you want on the reception menu and now it occurs to you that you’ve never given much thought to meal planning.

Cue wedding-preparation panic? Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to planning your wedding reception menu.

Using these tips, you’ll soon put together a delicious menu of wedding-worthy cuisine to make your big day even more memorable.

A guest article by our friends at Truly Experiences with images by lovely Sheryl at Oobaloos Photography

When the time comes and you’re ready to start planning your wedding, finding ways to include your loved ones becomes a critical part of it all. From finding ways to include your parents and siblings to those long-lost relatives that start popping up, it can be a real juggle!

One way to lighten the mood and bring back the warm and fuzzies is to include your pets in your wedding. After all, they’re a special part of the family and should be included in your big day too!

A guest article by our friends at Truly Experiences with images by Damien Vickers Photography from Nicola & George’s DIY wedding at home

The average wedding emits the same amount of CO2 as 4-5 people would in an entire year. If you add to that the hundreds of pounds of waste produced, to say that most weddings are not eco-friendly is an understatement.

Luckily, there are ways to keep the carbon emissions and waste from your wedding at a bare minimum. If you follow these tips for an (almost) zero-waste wedding, you can get married in style without harming the planet.