Why we love handmade wedding invitations

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Personalised, handmade wedding invitations to make your W-Day special

Since the trend for craft, vintage and DIY weddings shows no signs of slowing down, we thought we’d ask the experts about to what to look for when choosing your handmade wedding invitations. Cathy Whaley at the Happy Whale Hand-Made Card Company, creators of hand-crafted stationery design, talks to Bouquet Catch about how to choose your homemade wedding invitations. “When planning your wedding, it’s tempting to concentrate initially principally on the dress, the flowers and where you will hold your special day but don’t forget that before your guests arrive, the scene of your wedding will already be set by the stationery that you choose...
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Review: Say Yes to the Dress UK

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Say Yes to the Dress UK is finally here!

First, there was Say Yes to the Dress, New York. Then came Atlanta. Then Canada. Now, it’s the turn of Say Yes to the Dress UK on TLC, and if you’re a wedding dress obsessive like me, you’ll know that it’s about bloody time. If you’re up to speed on your wedding dress trivia (and let’s face it, if you’re getting married then you probably are), you’ll probably have already heard of David Emanuel, designer of the Princess Diana wedding dress, a fashion masterpiece remembered primarily by its 25-foot train...
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How much does an average wedding cost?

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The question on every budget-savvy couple’s lips: How much does an average wedding cost?

One of the first questions bride-to-bes ask when setting aside their budget is “how much does an average wedding cost?” Firstly, there’s no such thing as an ‘average’ wedding day, because all weddings are unique and all brides will have a different budget! What’s important is that you set a budget and try to stick to it, or if you think you’re going over budget in one area, pull back in another...
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Sarah and Dan: A humanist wedding ceremony with handmade, vintage vibes

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Scientists Sarah and Dan opted for a personal humanist wedding ceremony

Sarah and Dan always knew their wedding was never going to be the most traditional, and so a humanist wedding ceremony combined with a DIY, vintage wedding day made for the perfect combination...
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8 tips for choosing a great live wedding band

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Musical director and founder of Simply Swing Band Sandra Lambert shares her 8 tips for choosing a great live wedding band

Here’s everything you need to know about making your live wedding band memorable.

1. Book a professional band

This may sound obvious but what works in a pub probably won’t work at your wedding. Always go for a professional live wedding band who are used to big events...
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