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November 11, 2017

A Guide to Getting Married Abroad

By Lucy Bennett of The Boutique Wedding Co. 

So for years you’ve been dreaming about getting married abroad. A destination wedding that’ll be unique, stylish, romantic and fun. Incorporating all of the things you love most in this world. Your closest family & friends, your favourite location, decorated to perfection with wonderful music, delicious food and drinks and the making of unforgettable memories!

It’s guaranteed that most people you invite will be over the moon and see this as a great opportunity for a once in a lifetime holiday with amazing family & friends! For some others, many questions will come to mind: how much will it cost, how much time off work will they need. If they have children, are the kids invited and does the wedding fall within the school holidays? Then there is researching the flights, hotels and what to wear!  So many things to consider in their already busy, busy lives!

So, how to make this all happen easily, stress free and without upsetting your beloved guests? Just follow this guide from The Boutique Wedding Co. and bring your dream of a perfect destination wedding to life!! Ensuring an amazing, unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Plan Ahead

Getting Married Abroad

There is no question about it, planning ahead when you are getting married abroad is the best advice you can receive. Wedding venues, photographers and accommodation can all get booked up 12-18 months in advance. There’s passport arrangements to make, holiday time from work, booking flights and all of the suppliers are just a few things you’ll need to handle well in advance of your big day. Send your save-the-dates out as soon as you confirm your wedding date, possibly 12-10 months in advance and ensure your invitations go out at least 6 months prior.Continue reading

November 8, 2017

Do I Need to Send Save the Date Cards?

Save the Date cards

In one word, Yes. I believe everyone should send save the date cards unless you’re getting married in the next 6 months.

Save the Date cards are becoming more commonplace, especially if you’re getting married at a busy time of year like Christmas or Summer Holidays; they are expected out of courtesy. The pre-invitation cards let guests know that they will be invited to your wedding.Continue reading

November 1, 2017

Keeping to Your Wedding Budget

If I had a penny for every bride who has asked me about keeping to your wedding budget, I’d be able to help pay for all your weddings! It seems to be the biggest problem brides are facing and the one causing the most sleepless nights.

Tired Bride Keeping to your wedding budget

I asked brides on my mailing list what was their main problem/frustration/worry when planning their wedding. Budgeting and money was the biggest response I got!  I’m not saying keeping to budget is easy, you always seem to be drawn to things that are above what you can afford, but it is doable. So, I thought I’d give you some hints and tips. Follow my advice and you should have no problem keeping to your wedding budget!Continue reading

8 Tips to Help Choose your Perfect Wedding Venue

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue for your nuptials, there are quite a few things to consider. These are the things I consider when helping a couple find their perfect wedding venue.

Location, Location, Location.

Do you want to get married ‘at home’ (where you or your partner grew up), where you live now, a UK destination that means something to you or abroad? You need to think about all the pros and cons of each option and decide which one is best for you.Perfect wedding venue - historical building


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My Top 10 Non Lace Wedding Dresses

Now, don’t get me wrong…..lace wedding dresses are beautiful and I don’t blame anyone for falling in love with them. But when you’ve worked in the wedding industry for as long as I have and you have seen the same style of dress for such a long period of time, they all start to look alike! I think it’s time to start moving in another direction and see more alternative styles of non lace wedding dresses.

With so many amazing wedding dress  designers out there, it’s been hard for me to decided on just these 10 non lace wedding dresses…I could have done a top 100! But these 10 wedding dresses are styles I think should be celebrated! Let me know what you think of them. Do you have a favourite? Or is there another dress you would love to share the link for?

Ian Stuart Serpentine- non lace wedding dresses

Serpentine by Ian Stuart -Embody a Grecian goddess with this fluid chiffon gown. The beautiful portrait neckline frames the face, and the bountiful skirt glides with heavenly grace.Continue reading

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