Sometimes wedding ceremonies, whilst joyous, can be a little a bit laden with the enormity of what’s about to happen. Sometimes the room can feel full of all the love but still confined by the tradition of the ceremony. Sometimes it’s good to break that all up with a bit of a laugh. If having a laugh and subsequently relaxing your guests is important to both you and your other half, then you might want to include one of these beautiful yet hilariously funny wedding readings at your wedding ceremony.
Let us begin by saying that this comparison (unlike most on the internet) is unbiased and weighs up the leading UK product based wedding gift lists, based on features and benefits alone. Here at RMW, we are big fans of using a wedding gift list. 99% of guests will turn up to a wedding with a gift regardless of whether you have a list or not. So why not take that “Eugh, what do we even buy them?” debacle (we’ve all faced it) off their plate and be your guests saviour by showing them exactly what you would like. Win win wins for everyone all around.
Do you want to finally upgrade or replace tired homewares and start married life off with nicer things? Do you want contributions towards a bigger gift? Do you want to ask for top-ups to your honeymoon fund? Do you want a mix of all of the above? You can have it all. And you can choose from the industry’s best gift list services (that offer the full gamut of options) by having a look at the comparison table below, as well as a write up on each individual one (including a transparent display of all fees involved). So you can make an informed choice of which wedding gift list to use by knowing exactly what you’re getting.
Finding a wedding florist can be quite the task. There are thousands of them to choose from. But as with most talented creatives, not all are created equal. Florists vary in style, expertise, price point and of course, location. Flowers may also be way high up on your budget priority list or not much of a consideration at all. But like many of your wedding suppliers, we advocate doing your research and finding a florist that not only jives with your vision for your day, but also ticks all of your required boxes. And in case you’re unsure of what those boxes should be, we’ve created a list of questions for your wedding florist to help you along.
Whilst there is a lot of fun and excitement in planning all of the fancy bits of a wedding day, decor, dress, delighting your guests etc. There’s something beautiful about channeling a lot of love and attention towards the actual wedding ceremony too. After all, this is the part of your day where you and your beloved actually join in union. And whether you’re inviting religion or traditions into your nuptials. Or whether you’re writing the entire ceremony yourself… We’ve come up with this handy resource so you don’t miss a beat of the most important part of your day.
Whether you choose to feed your nearest and dearest with a luxury grazing table or a multi-course sit-down meal, someone will have to prepare and serve it. If you’ve chosen a venue that offers a full catering package then that limits the effort on your part, but if you’ve chosen to hire in a wedding caterer then you’ll have a little bit of homework to ensure that both you and your caterers are excited and prepared for the big day. To make this a bit easier, we have compiled a list of the most important questions to ask your wedding caterer and/or venue. Asking these questions upfront and early on will make sure that you find the caterer of your dreams to feed the most favourite people in your life.
Simple, opulent, rustic, chic, handmade or professionally styled… The trend for wedding hoops is going strong. The applications of this beautiful symbol of union and eternity have been wide and varied. From striking ceiling installations to table plans and bouquets. Whilst it’s possible to DIY these beauties for your wedding day, if you want to outsource the responsibility (you’ve got enough on your plate) or if you want a more ambitious take on hoop decor such as the moon gate or a complex hanging display, our handpicked directory of florists can help you find the talent to take on that task. And in case you need some inspiration shots to take along to meetings with your chosen florist, here is a gallery full of beautifully styled wedding hoops.
Wedding confetti!!! There’s a reason that every single confetti image we get is filled with giant smiles from the bride and groom. It’s just SO fun!! Likewise, your friends and family also get heaps of delight out of throwing confetti into the air in celebration.
Most venues now will require that if you’re using confetti that it’s biodegradable (and rightly so), but even then some can be reluctant to allow confetti at all, so always make sure you check with your venue. But once the due diligence is done, it’s down to the fun planning part. What to throw?! Well, we’ve got 12 alternative wedding confetti ideas for you below (as well as a heap of joyous inspiration images!).
Gone are the days of the bog standard PVC marquee wedding. Today’s brides have a myriad of super stylish choices laid before them. Canvas marquees, bell tents, tipis (we have an excellent post full of tipi tips from World Inspired Tents here), yurts, Sperry tents and clear span frame marquees are the main contenders. Although, creative variations are always popping up (ahem). You may be considering a traditional venue with a permanent or hire marquee as part of your wedding package. Or you may be going the whole hog and planning a tent wedding on your own land or land you’ve hired. Either way, this post is LOADED with inspirational images to get those creative ideas flowing. With a marquee or tent wedding, you will truly have the perfect blank canvas.
Summer is just magical, isn’t it? It’s the height of wedding season for good reason. Longer, brighter nights perfect for partying. Warmer temperatures and (hopefully) less rain. But probably most notably in the world of florists and stylists, the landscape just bursts to life as the choice of blooms for summer wedding flowers explodes. From the early release of big pillowy peonies, to the abundance of white sprays of delicate tiny blossoms, summer is the perfect time to play with scale, colour and texture. And with such an array of blooms to choose from, the only problem is… Where to start?
We hope you can find some inspiration in the beautiful images laced throughout this post. And if you’re in the process of turning inspiration into reality, consult The List for our handpicked choice of florists up and down the country to help you design the floral focus of your big day.