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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in the UK, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
Last month County Wedding Magazines shared with our readers bridalwear designer Sabina Motasem's intimate lockdown wedding - which we loved! This month, here's Sabina's top tips on hosting a personal, intimate, micro wedding.... weddings aren't gone, and they're certainly not forgotten!Sabina says, "Embracing a small and intimate wedding now and having a larger reception later can be intimately beautiful and you get to celebrate again with your guests. After our wedding date was postponed several times and it became clear a ceremony and reception were off the cards. We had a small wedding in September with 15 of our nearest and dearest. "The new wedding restrictions are for legally recognised weddings only in the UK, which means all 'non-legally' recognised weddings are sadly not and follows the 'Rule of 6'. In these instances, many weddings may have a cultural ceremony now followed by a civil ceremony and reception later.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 9 October 2020
County Wedding Magazine readers have the chance to win this gorgeous necklace! The perfect meaningful gift for your bridesmaid or maid-of-honour, this ultra dainty pendant features a finely carved tiny hummingbird. As well as looking super pretty, the hummingbird symbolises joy coming into your life and new beginnings, perfect sentiments to remember your special day by. Delicate and subtle, this gorgeous necklace will add glamour and sparkle to any bridesmaid dress and is classic enough to be worn long after the big day.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 8 October 2020
Major life events, such as getting married, provide an ideal time to take a closer look at your finances. For example, tying the knot is a good prompt for couples to assess their current financial setup and examine what financial protection is necessary for them, not just individually but also as a married couple. Often, couples are uncertain about what type of life insurance or cover is necessary or when it's best to start planning for it. To help newlyweds, Zoe Bailey, Chartered Financial Planner and Director at Tilney, shares some financial considerations:
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 7 October 2020
As brides and grooms adapt to even more wedding restrictions, Serenata Flowers has identified 16 plants with qualities that can aid health, improve wellbeing and ease anxiety - the perfect choice for wedding venues and receptions this year, and in to 2021. While the health benefits of plant-based diets are well documented, such as lavender, mint, basil and so on, new research uncovers the lesser-known uses of the nature around us, read on to find out more...
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 30 September 2020
In the biggest reform proposed to England's marriage ceremony law, the government's legal advisors have recommended that couples be allowed to marry in whatever outdoor location they choose. But for couples that might be unsure of what these reforms will mean in practice, and how and when they will likely to become law, County Wedding Magazines chats to Sebastian Burrows, managing partner at Stowe Family Law, to find out more about the proposed changes and when they might likely be put in to place...
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 28 September 2020
Our little white wedding bubble hasn't completely popped yet after clarification on this week's Government announcement on weddings. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can confirm that the new guidelines of 15 guests, reduced from the previous 30, doesn't include suppliers that are at the ceremony for work purposes.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 25 September 2020
Dulux's colour of the year for 2021 has been revealed: Brave Ground – a warm and grounding neutral shade has been gaining lots of attention on social media. CWM caught up with Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) a wedding and event management company, to find out her ideas for incorporating Brave Ground into your wedding day.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 23 September 2020
Emma-Lou Montgomery, associate director, Personal Investing, Fidelity International commented: "Weddings are typically a joyful occasion, however planning for one can be anything but - and made all the more stressful this year by the ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 21 September 2020
BOXD is a new online shop selling curated gift boxes which make for the ultimate pre-wedding surprise or post-vow thank you gift; from the bridesmaids and flowergirls, to the groomsmen - there's something for everyone.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 18 September 2020
From the dress, to the flowers, to the location, Victoria Prew founder and CEO of the UK's leading peer-to-peer wardrobe rental platform HURR Collective - shares her top tips on how to have the chicest, most sustainable wedding.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 14 September 2020
After the highs of your wedding day, it's highly unlikely for your mind to turn to something altogether more serious like yours and your spouse's Will. However, drawing up a Will or, for those entering a second marriage or had a Will in place before the Wedding, getting it updated and put back in place is absolutely vital. Without it, your inheritance could end up in the wrong hands and not where you'd hoped it to be, with your loved ones.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 11 September 2020
Francoise Peretti, Director of the UK's Champagne Bureau shares some surprising insight into why couples should consider champagne if they're looking for an eco-friendly option and facts about the Champagne region, the world's leading wine region in sustainable initiatives
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 7 September 2020
Hand Picked Hotels provide the ideal option for staycations a little closer to home, and with its new announcement that pets are welcome at its hotels from August, it means your UK holiday can be enjoyed with all of the family - four-legged friends in tow!
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 28 August 2020
Worried about idle hands causing havoc on your big day? The Chiswick Gift Company has a whole host of new products designed with little ones in mind, to keep them entertained during the 'boring' parts of the day such as the 'speeches' and 'photographs' - why listen to the adults when you can be having fun right?
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 26 August 2020
Looking for wedding morning gifts for each other, or perhaps you've had to postpone your wedding, and would love to exchnage gifts to mark the original date? What could be more special than these gorgeous Steiff bride and groom teddy bears? We're in love!
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 24 August 2020
Svenja Keller, head of Wealth Planning at Killik & Co, points out the financial considerations for couples now that wedding planning pushes on following the latest Government guidelines that wedding receptions of up to 30 can resume from Saturday 15th August.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 17 August 2020
The news today is wedding music to our ears! The latest Government guidelines has stated that restrictions are being eased from Saturday 15th August and that wedding receptions in the form of a sit-down meal in a COVID-secure location for up to 30 guests will now be permitted. Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we're excited for what this means for our readers who have had to cancel or postpone their weddings.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 14 August 2020
Whether you fancy yourselves at Strictly Come Dancing champions, or your both prefer just to shuffle on the spot and hope for the best, that iconic first dance moment is still as popular as ever when it comes to the big day.The team at jewellerybox.co.uk have taken a look at user-created playlists on Spotify to find out which songs are the most popular choices for the first dance. Maybe you'll find your 2021 wedding song in the results....
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 12 August 2020
There are lots of positives that come with getting married, sharing a special day and experience with your family and friends, building a life with your loved one and there are also a few financial benefits it can offer compared to singletons, and in some cases, those living together outside of wedlock.Here Zoe Bailey, Director of Financial Planning at Tilney shares a few of the financial advantages to tying the knot:
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 10 August 2020
After yet another 'pause' on our wedding industry, we now have to wait until the 15th August to hear about whether wedding receptions will get the go ahead again. However, this hasn't diminished our love of all-things wedding here at County Wedding Magazines HQ! Read on to find out from the team what they have missed about weddings this year...
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 4 August 2020
Sustainability, eco-friendly, ethically sourced are all key words of modern living and if we can make 'green' choices with our food and clothes, why not our homewares too? Check out the new gorgeous Ethical Homeware range from sojustshop.com
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 29 July 2020
"Let's talk money!" That's something no one wants to hear in a relationship, it's an awkward conversation that every couple struggles to navigate - so always remember you're not alone. However, if you're tying the knot you really should make sure you're both financially secure and committed also.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 27 July 2020
Ensure your pre-wedding relationship gets back on track after lockdown with top marriage advice from relationship coach, Kate Nicolle who puts 'lockdown strain' down to basic transaction theory
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 24 July 2020
As we're all adjusting to what is described as the 'new normal,' with the opening of hotels, venues and restaurants – all must-visit pre-wedding locations – leaving your details for tracking and tracing the virus will be essential. A new app, SafeVenues, promises to safely stores customers' details and can alert venues and individuals.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 22 July 2020
And it's the news we've all been waiting for: wedding receptions are back! Following the Government announcement on Friday 17th July, receptions post-vows can now take place for a sit-down meal with up to 30 loved ones – yes 30 friends and family! Read on to find out more...
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 21 July 2020
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