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Confetti inspiration to brighten your wedding day

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Confetti is so much more than just cheap pieces of paper in a carton from a card shop. These flower petals are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for any summer wedding.
Thanks to Shropshire Petals for sharing this post with us.


The British summer is not what it used to be, but even if its miserable and cloudy on your special day, you can always rely on confetti to brighten it up!






The confetti photo is guaranteed to be one of your favourites from your wedding day as it is the one where you will be natural and not posing for the photo.  Make a real statement with your confetti photo by choosing brightly coloured summer inspired confetti.  
Shropshire Petals  share their top 5 mixes for this season.

August Mix of the Month

Shropshire Petals have a special confetti mix every month to show just how creative and unique you can make your confetti.  
Using their pick and mix tool, you can select different colours and petal types to make your personalised confetti mix.  
Their August Mix of the Month is…

Late-Night Wedding Munchies by Karen Kemp, Kemp & Kemp Catering

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Karen from Kemp and Kemp Catering has some fantastic ideas here on how to keep your guests well fed and fired up for the evening. 
When the cake has been cut, the dancing is underway and the party is in full swing, your revellers will start to get peckish again. Avoid a predictable buffet table, and use this as another opportunity to wow your guests with a bit of fun food theatre.
Why not pick up a culinary theme from your shared past. Did you live in Singapore, study in Germany or travel in India together? This is a good opportunity to introduce food you may have avoided at the wedding breakfast for fear of scaring the grannies, but you can happily serve at this point.
It doesn’t have to be elaborate; sometimes the simplest ideas are the best received. Carbs are your friend, so avoid fiddly, fussy salads and go for hearty comfort food with an element of down-to-earth fun to combat the late-night munchies.
Make it easy to pick up and go, and your guests will be refuelled and back on the…

Wedding Venues: Decorating a Village Hall

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Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted has some fantastic tips on how to decorate a village hall, and we just had to share them. 
If you're interested in how Lindsey made the beautiful greenery table garlands, then you'll find her how-to guide at the bottom of this post. 





Decorating a Village Hall

Deciding how to decorate your venue is an exciting yet daunting prospect. Different types of venues will require different decorations. If you are having your reception at a manor house, you could add details to complement the existing décor, whereas you have a blank canvas when it comes to decorating a marquee or barn, but how do you decorate a village hall?




Village halls are perfect for holding your wedding reception; they tend to be very spacious with high ceilings, which are great for adding details to. However, with all that space, it can be difficult to envisage how you want it to look.  Lindsey Hunter has recently decorated and styled a wedding at St Boswells village hall in the Scottish …

Avoid Brexit and Seduce a European

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We couldn't resist sharing this with you. 

The holidays are now upon us and for those of you lucky enough to be heading to Europe this summer it could be the time to brush up on your language skills ( your wooing skills, too).

The lovely people at Elite Singles sent us this handy guide to Europe's favourite romantic nicknames. 





As the news storm of Brexit continues to thunder on, an escape from the UK is beginning to look very appealing to many who voted to remain in the EU.

If you’re holidaying in Europe this summer, seducing a European could be your way out. If you use the most popular local nickname whilst flirting, it may lead to something more...

In our new international survey, EliteSinglesasked 7780 singles from 14 European countries their favourite romantic nicknames.

Pick up the locals with these popular terms of endearment:

French: Moncœur(My heart)

Swedes: Älskling (Honey)

Norwegians: Kjaer (Dear)

Finns: Kulta (Gold)

Danes: Skat (Baby)

Hungarians: Cica (Kitten)

Czechs: Miláček (…

Newlyweds are Charged Double the Amount for Event Services at Their Wedding

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New research conducted by a professional services marketplace has discovered that newlyweds are being quoted twice as much by wedding service providers, compared to general event providers. 
Geography also plays a part with quotes coming in 21% higher across London and the South East compared to the rest of the UK with the North-East being the least expensive.

According to recent research, the average cost of a British wedding is now £20,500*, with a fifth of people, admitting they borrow money to fund their big day.

As a nationwide marketplace for local professional services, Bidvine.com wanted to analyse the cost of a range of services, in a bid to find out whether or not services were differently priced when specifically for weddings.




Analysing its database of event and wedding photographers, caterers and music entertainment providers, Bidvine.com discovered that wedding-specific quotes from its service providers were, on average, twice as much as general quotes.

Bidvine.com also asked …

Isle of Man Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

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The Isle of Man has legalised same-sex marriage.

Royal assent was granted earlier this week with the law coming into effect from tomorrow (Friday, July 22nd). 

The Isle of Man is a crown dependency; its marriage laws are separate from the UK. 
Civil partnerships have been legal since 2011 and couples will be able to convert these to marriage. 

Interestingly, too, civil partnerships will now be available to heterosexual couples. This puts the Isle of Man ahead of its neighbour, the United Kingdom, where civil partnerships are only available to gay couples. 

Marriages can take place in approved premises. This includes religious buildings provided that permission is granted by that religious group. As in the UK, the Church of England is exempt. 

Homosexuality was legalised on the Isle of Man in 1992

Toastmasters: Worth Paying For

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Planning a wedding is a cruel exercise in balancing expectation and budget.  

Couples have to be realistic. At the very least, they have to make a wedding affordable whether the budget is £250 or £25,000. 

Being realistic is no fun, though. 

Realistic means saying no to the monogrammed wedding favours, the bucking bronco, the champagne balloon ride and the hag do in Bora Bora. 

Flights of fancy are allowed, but, at some point, they're probably going to end up being backspaced right off your excel spreadsheet. 

Perhaps you've thought the same about a toastmaster. 

Sure, they're good to have on hand during the big day, but are they worth paying for?

We think they are. 

Firstly, a toastmaster does more than just introduce the speakers and usher the guests into the reception (although, that's invaluable enough). 

They're the eyes and ears of the happy couple. They're the first port-of-call when there's a potential problem, an issue or a full-blown disaster on the cards.…