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Have I got some hot news for you today!

Due to a cancellation, the wonderful fforest wedding venue has just released a peak season summer wedding weekend from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July, 2017. Summer dates at fforest normally get snapped up well in advance, so this really is an opportunity not to be missed if you are considering getting married this year.

Published: 2017-04-08

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Today I'm handing you over to the lovely Kim Murray of Free Range Ceremonies who has recently joined my fantastic line up of handpicked wedding suppliers.  With masses of experience as a wedding celebrant both with the official registrars and free ranging, Kim has some great advice for you if you're just embarking on your wedding journey and want to find out what you can actually dream about doing for your big day.  Over to you Kim ...

Published: 2016-10-19

Published By: Rosie Ames

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So, the big day was just over 2 weeks ago and the wedding looked so amazing.  Tamsin and Jim got married on September 10th near Glastonbury and theirs was a very relaxed festival style DIY wedding in a field. They had a budget of £3,000, 11 bridesmaids and 4 flowers girls!  HOW does that work?

Their friends freely offered  help with everything and obviously this spirit of giving meant the couple saved heaps of money, but Tamsin worked hard to keep the budget in check too.  Read on to get Tamsin’s Top Money Saving and Eco Tips ...

Published: 2016-09-27

Published By: Rosie Ames

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This week, as we're nearing the end of our series on wedding planning, I thought it would be fun for you to see things from the other side.  So Claire has written a piece about her own experience of being a wedding planner. 

If it's a mystery to you what a wedding planner really does and why it could be a budget friendly choice for many brides, read on to find out what Claire actually does in her day to day job.  Over to you Claire ...

Published: 2016-09-17

Published By: Rosie Ames

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This month Claire's put together an essential kit of wedding day survival tips and what a brilliant list to bear in mind as you get closer to the BIG DAY.  Over to Claire to fill you in on the detail ...

So you’re putting together the finishing touches to your BIG day, dotting all the i’s, crossing all the final t’s and you’re pretty much all set!  I’m sure you have an amazing bridal party that you can rely on and who’ll make sure your day is extra special.  

But if you DID ask me to give you and your bridesmaids some last minute tips it would be these:

Published: 2016-08-13

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Photo: Aga Tomaszek

Okay, so the lovely Claire, GU's wedding planning guru's got one last thing to say about planning your special day before getting on to some fun stuff starting next month. I let her talk about all the less glamorous stuff after all!

I know it’s terribly boring to keep banging on about the potential pitfalls in your wedding plans, but bear with me.  Here’s one last summary of things you should look out for then we can move on to the fun bits, I promise…

Published: 2016-06-10

Published By: Rosie Ames

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You’ve got your whole wedding day planned - it’s going to be perfect, but now you’re on to the final invite list and you’re in a dilemma about the children - a real marmite subject.  You want to include your best friend’s kids, your cousin has two little ones and your Aunty’s teenagers are just about, but not quite grown up.  Do you include the children, aged 0 to 14, in your wedding plans or do you just ban all kids from your wedding party? 

I asked Becky Joiner what she thought since, being a wedding photographer, she should be well qualified to comment on the whole knotty subject - click below to read on ...

Published: 2016-06-03

Published By: Rosie Ames

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You’re probably getting the idea now that there’s a common theme running through our series on Wedding Planning where every element is an integral step in your planning journey…

I’ll not apologise for this week’s topic, which HAS to be the least sexy or romantic one we can rustle up for you.  But don’t ignore us today because we’re covering some of THE MOST OVERLOOKED and simply ignored areas of wedding planning here!

So let me hand you over to GU's wedding planning guru Claire for the nitty gritty …

Published: 2016-05-20

Published By: Rosie Ames

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I know you try to be eco-friendly in your every-day life, and you’re determined your wedding day won’t be any different so this week, to celebrate Earth Day (yup it’s this Saturday, 22 April) I’ve put together some perfectly easy tips to help you go green on your big day. Get them all below …

Published: 2016-04-21

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Now you’re at that exciting stage in your wedding planning journey - venue viewings.  Getting to the venue viewing stage means it’s suddenly really happening - exciting and possibly a bit stressful? To help you get a grip, lovely eco friendly wedding planner Clare de la Motte has been super busy with this road map of what to take with you on your search ...

 

Published: 2016-03-24

Published By: Rosie Ames

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