Article by our friends at Truly Experiences, image credit (from our archives) Midlands wedding photographer J S CoatesLaura & Rob’s wedding is here

Your wedding budget is probably centred on the big day itself – but that doesn’t mean that your groomsmen should go unnoticed. Wedding thank you gifts are a traditional part of any great wedding, and they’re a great way to show your appreciation for your groomsmen ahead of your once-in-a-lifetime event.

Article by our friends at Truly Experiences,  header photo by JS Coates Wedding Photography

When planning your dream wedding, it may seem like finding the love of your life and getting engaged was the easiest part of it all. That being said, this rollercoaster of emotions and planning is one predominantly characterised by highs, butterflies in your belly, and quality time spent with those that you love most.

Article by our friends at Truly Experiences, with images by lovely Amanda Karen Photography

American couples have a tradition we’ve yet to really adopt in the UK: the wedding rehearsal dinner. We think it’s a lovely tradition to adopt – a way to introduce people in an informal setting, a distraction from your nerves the day before, and a lovely way of gathering up all your guests who’ve travelled from other towns and counties in readiness for your big day.

By English Wedding member Truly Experiences
Images by Becky Harley Photography

Getting engaged and planning your wedding all starts on a high note. First, you’re on cloud nine because your soulmate has finally asked you to spend the rest of your life with them. This bliss continues as you set the date, begin the search for the perfect venue, and start dreaming about dresses, décor, beautiful bouquets and first dances.

However, it’s all too easy for you (and your partner) to get swallowed up by seating plans, budgets, family friction and guest list dramas. Before you know it, romance has taken a back seat and you’re missing out on the real joy of spending time together before your big day.

By English Wedding member Truly Experiences
Header image by Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography (full feature here)

Regardless of what happens in the world, one thing we can all agree on is that weddings are joyous occasions best shared with those we love. But as magical as this notion is, the current pandemic has forced us to change the way we tie the knot.

As we head into 2021 it’s safe to say that weddings, like everything, will be a little bit different. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be any less special!