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Bridesmaid Dresses 101

  • Pick the colour and fabric that you like, but consider letting your bridesmaids wear different styles that suit them. This way both the bride and the bridesmaids should be happy. Bridesmaid Dresses
  • When looking for dresses try to only go with one or two bridesmaids at first, once you have narrowed down the selection to 2 or 3 options, you can get everyone together to try them on. Trying on Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Ask the bridesmaids opinion, but make the final decision yourself….you’re never going to please everyone and your bridesmaids should be happy if you’re happy.
  • Place all bridesmaids orders at the same time and in the same place to make sure they are all made from the same roll of fabric.
  • Allow at least 3 months for delivery and alteration, you don’t want to panic about them arriving in time.
  • Don’t forget shoes, jewellery and handbags.Bridesmaid shoes
  • Flower girls don’t have to match the bridesmaids, but they should complement the overall look.Flowergirl
  • Pick age appropriate dresses for all.

10 Things Every Bride Should Have.

  1. A dress with WOW. Your dress should reflect your personality, make your feel confident and give you butterflies everytime you see it.
    Mori Lee Style 1910

    Mori Lee Style 1910

  2. The perfect shoe. Make sure they are comfortable as well as stylish….you have to wear them all day. Don’t choose something you can’t dance in, if you kick your shoes off later on, your lovely dress is going to drag on the floor.
    Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Blue Embellished Shoes

    Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Blue Embellished Shoes

  3. Jewellery. You should choose something that compliments your dress but doesn’t take the attention away from it. Swarovski crystals and pearls are always timeless classics.
    Valentine Necklace by Caradan Designs

    Valentine Necklace by Caradan Designs

  4. Flowers. Pick flowers you love, not what you think you should have.
    Bouquet by The Design Studio

    Bouquet by The Design Studio

  5. Something old, new,borrowed and blue. Try and find items that mean something to you and you can keep.
    Something old, new, borrowed and blue by Betty's Glamour Box

    Something old, new, borrowed and blue by Betty’s Glamour Box

  6. Time with your husband/wife to be. Spend time together and ban the subject of the wedding….don’t let it take over. Go to the cinema, bowling or for a meal. Spend time remembering why you are marrying each other. Couple
  7. Quirkiness. Incorporate something you and your partner love into the wedding that is unique to you.Dog at Wedding
  8. A selfish moment. Remember that this is you and your partners wedding. Don’t do things because someone said you should, do things the way you both want and don’t worry about everyone else. You are entitled to one Bridezilla moment! Bridezilla
  9. Pamper time. Whether you book in for a spa day or just relax in  your PJ’s with a face pack and a soppy film…make sure you have time to relax and look after yourself. Pamper
  10. Fun. Planning your wedding should be a fun experience. If you start to feel stressed, do something fun and remember you only get to do this once, so enjoy every last moment of it! Bewildered Bride
March 7, 2014

Would You Enter Into A Prenup? And Why I Would Sign One

At the moment ‘Prenups’ are not legally binding in the UK. But this may all change as ministers are due to discuss the shake-up of divorce laws after a proposal is issued by the Law Commission later this month. The proposals are likely to suggest that a judge ‘considers’ pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements when couples are divorcing. But with the average cost of drawing up a prenup being £750, would many couples be likely to add that into the cost of their wedding? Do you think a prenup undermines a marriage and trust?


Personally I think it’s a sensible thing for you both to do as a couple. It protects both of you for the future and I look at it more of an insurance policy rather than a lack of trust. No one wants to think that their marriage isn’t going to last, but you can’t argue with statistics. You only have about a 5% chance of being burgled, but you still have home insurance to protect you in case it happens and if you add up your premiums over the years I bet it comes to more than £750. Yet about 42% of marriages end in divorce, so why would you not protect yourself with a prenup? Surly £750 is a small price to pay to make sure everything is settled fairly if the worse was to happen.

I think you are a lot more rational at the start of a relationship and are more likely to come to a fair agreement when deciding on a prenup than you are during a divorce. When you are in love, you want your partner to be happy. You are more likely to make balanced judgments when it comes to division of assets and what would happen with access to any children you might have. During a divorce, bitterness can creep in and you don’t want your ex to have anything from the house and children can be used as a weapon to hurt the other person. You can spend a small fortune on solicitors as you fight over the smallest things and the stress can be immense. By having a prenup in place, it could save you a lot of time, money and aggravation in the long run.


So, would you sign a prenup??? You’re going to be married forever, so what do you have to lose???


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