Nation's Favourite Wedding Song Revealed

LEADING WEDDING MARKETPLACE REVEALS THE NATION’S FAVOURITE WEDDING FIRST DANCE SONG to over 4000 loved-up newlyweds to uncover the most popular first dance songs that span generations
As couples across the UK prepare to tie the knot just in time for Christmas, asked the nation to reveal their first dance songs to determine the all-time favourite and most popular first dance anthem.
In a new interactive content piece,, reveal the most popular first dance songs, the songs that span across four generations, the king of first dance songs and the most unlikely first dance songs.
Until recently, it wouldn’t have been a surprise if you attended a wedding where Etta James ‘At Last’ or The Waterboys classic ‘How Long Will I Love You’ were the first dance song of choice. But, as times have changed so has music taste; modern-day newlyweds have fallen head over heels for the sounds of Ed Sheeran, new man on the scene James Arthur and the whimsical tunes …

Gilwell Park has a Fab Winter Wedding Offer

Go! Go! Go!
Gilwell Park has a winter wedding package on a number of dates between December 2017 and March 31st, 2018.

For this great offer:

£4,100 based on 50 guests in our White House suite
£6,500 based on 80 guests in our large event hall

This offer includes:
Glass of mulled wine on arrival or after your ceremony3-course wedding breakfast2 glasses of wine with your mealA glass of prosecco for toastingEvening hot snacks

* Extra adult guests will be charged at £80 per person

We’re absolutely smitten with this venue, and we think you will be, too. 
Here’s what we had to say about it earlier this year.
And don't forget to visit Gilwell Park’s website.  Where you’ll find more information on how to book this stunning offer.

Kilworth House wins Romantic Wedding Venue of the Year for the East Midlands at the English Wedding Awards!

Huge congratulations to Kilworth House in Leicestershire!
It’s been crowned the regional winner in the East Midlands for “Romantic Wedding Venue of the Year” at the English Wedding Awards 2017.
It's not hard to see why. 
Seriously, take a peek at Kilworth House's website and wedding brochure. 
But what makes Kilworth House so special is that it's much more than just a pretty venue. It offers a number of superb wedding packages catering for all budgets and tastes.  
The conscientious and professional team live and breathe so that couples will have the best wedding possible, and that's something that only adds to the beauty of this venue. 
Ah, and the food! OMG, take a look
If you've been looking for a wedding venue in the East Midlands, then this absolutely could be your dream space. We'd highly recommend booking a viewing. 

And if you do, then let us know how you get on. 

Money and Marriage – Advice for Entering Married Life on the Best Financial foot

Money and marriage – advice for entering married life on the best financial foot
Along with buying your first property, paying for a wedding can be one of the most expensive things you are likely to do in life. In fact, recent research shows that the average cost of a British wedding is now £26,989 [i] (and rising).
As a result, many newlyweds start their marriage in debt[ii], putting a slight dampener on the new marital bliss. Pension and savings specialists Standard Life have provided some tips on how to combat this potentially stressful situation so you can enter married life on the best financial foot.

1.Make a budget and stick to it
It’s vital that you don’t underestimate what your wedding will eventually cost. So why not use one of the many online budgeting tools to help you plan your wedding, then set a budget and stick to it, working out where you can cut back from the outset. It’s the only way to keep your wedding finances on the straight and narrow.  
Invariably, one partner has …

Converting Civil Partnerships to Marriages

The number of civil partnerships has risen for the first time since 2013, that’s according to the Office for National Statistics.
Civil partnerships have been legal in the UK since 2005 but had declined in popularity following the introduction of same-sex marriage and are only available to same-sex couples.

The Government is considering scrapping them entirely.

Couples with a civil partnership have the option to “convert” their partnership into marriage.  
This is done either at a registry office or at a venue licensed for same-sex marriage. 

Some couples just want the certificate but others might like to hold a ceremony and make an occasion of it.

You’ll need your civil partnership certificate and identification. You’ll have to sign a Conversion into Marriage declaration with the registrar, too.

The certificate will be dated from the day of the civil partnership.If couples don't want a ceremony, you'll pay £45 to convert the civil partnership and then a further £4 for the marriage c…