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Your Local Wedding Scene is here to give you, the modern bride, a helping hand. It’s packed with ideas and hints on how to make your wedding day unique and special.



The main focus of our magazine is on the word ‘local’ as 90% of your wedding will be booked locally and we therefore wanted to ensure that all the services highlighted are available on your doorstep. Use our pull out Wedding Planner to make your ideas come alive and manage your time effectively during the build up to your special day. We have included plenty of hints and tips on making sure your big day is the not just the most memorable day of your life, but that it is also stress free and the most enjoyable day of your life. There are tips on how to create a themed wedding as well as getting married abroad. We have some amazing Honeymoon ideas, and many products and services to give you inspirational ideas. If you are in any doubt as to who pays for what or who does what, then our useful articles will put your mind at ease. Tradition plays a very large part in a wedding ceremony, but that does not mean you cannot put your own spin on the event and really make it yours. You should embrace the planning of your big day, however, if you find it too difficult or stressful, there are always plenty of people on hand willing to assist you, so do not be afraid to ask for help.

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Great Hair Day Latest styles

4-10 Bridal Gowns Choosing the right one for you


Beauty Tips Ideas for the run up plus Make-up tips

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Formal Wear Latest ‘on trend’ colours


Mother of the Bride


Choosing the Right Venue


Wedding Favours


Wedding Cakes


Real Life Wedding Lucy & Mark Dines at Stapleford Park

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Competition Win a Spa Day and a Golf Day at Stapleford Park

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Wedding Fayres & Directory of Services


Speeches What to say and when


Choosing the Right Photographer

Wedding Hymns and Music


Wedding Flowers

The Ultimate Wedding Planner (pull out) Everything you need to plan the perfect day (including who pays for what)


Getting Married Abroad


Honeymoons Inspirational ideas

The Wedding Rings! Symbols of everlasting love



Entertainment - Getting it Right


Gifts Who you buy for and gift ideas


Choosing a Themed Wedding

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It’s the biggest day of your life and all eyes are on you. Having the perfect dress is THE most important thing for a bride. You want to feel beautiful, sexy and most of all comfortable! It will be a long day so there is no point feeling restricted and unable to enjoy your special occasion. 4

The right underwear is crucial for making the most of your


waist is another good choice as it’s narrowest just below the

outfit and for tucking in any wobbly bits, so buy a good

A-line wedding dresses are perfect for petites as they

bust and conceals your waist and hips.

fitting bra.

lengthen the body. Stay clear of very full skirts. You want to

Many plus size girls, purchase dresses covering lots of their

keep your wedding dress in proportion to your body.

skin. If religion isn’t an issue, don’t be afraid to show some


skin. Skin is sexy and showing your arms and neckline can

You think it’s a choice between snow white and ivory... but


often make one appear smaller. If you are body conscious, a

why rule out so many other options! If you’re looking to stand

For curvaceous ladies, deep v-necks and scoop necks work

professional fake tan will also help you look slimmer.

out from the crowd and fancy a burst of colour, why not

are most suitable. If you are a full figured woman the best

try a gold dress! Don’t think brassy, think classy. Luxurious,

silhouette is the A- Line style, this lengthens the whole body

unique, plus warmer tones suit everyone’s skin type.

without drawing attention to your waistline. The empire

13&(/"/5#3*%&4 Often forgotten, is what dress may flatter a pregnant bride. You can still be a yummy mummy with a memorable dress.

53:'30.5)&4&45:-&4 Empire Line: This drapes over your stomach and can disguise your bump in the early stages of pregnancy. Siren: If you aren’t afraid to show your bump off however, try a Siren style dress. This suits tall, thin or hourglass shaped

PRINCESS ROYAL If you are feeling inspired by the royal wedding to take place in April you may fancy a modern twist on a traditional style. Early predictions suggest Kate Middleton will wear a high necked gown with lace and Swarovski crystals. Opting for a demure fishtail style, could make you look like a real princess. Don’t forget your sparkly tiara!

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The Stamford Bridal Rooms

Best foot forward! Benjamin Adams specialise in designer, fashion-led

Exquisite gowns from award-winning British & International designers...

footwear for brides. The current 2011 collection has been heavily influenced by the current trend for a love of all things vintage but also the popular platform


which has been seen on catwalks all over the world.

Vintage Chic

Come and visit our beautiful boutique located in St. Martins, Stamford to view the full collection of stunning gowns and accessories.

Make a statement with your Accessories!

Please call for an appointment

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The Nail and Beauty Bar

07540 490673

We offer an extensive range of treatments using the highest quality professional products available.

Treatments and prices

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Accessories can set the scene and theme for your big day whether you opt for a simple pearl necklace to

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symbolise understated vintage glamour or you choose a Swarovski crystal tiara for your inner fairytale princess you shouldn’t underestimate the impact they will have.




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Halo & Co have a stunning collection of accessories made using of crystals, diamantes, beads, pearls and filigree metalwork that will dazzle and delight the most discerning bride!


All available from

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Receptions can come in many forms; you may want a party of close pals and family, a casual buffet or a

grand formal sit down dinner. This might determine your option of venue and you ought to make sure the location lends itself to your specific idea.

in serving alcohol? Can they offer the right style of food? Does the venue offer sufficient

When considering your wedding

If the venue is at the top

compare prices. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too shy

parking? All these are important

venue the most important to

of your priority list and you

to negotiate either, if a particular

factors and you would be wise

large hotels will provide plenty of

consider first is budget. Once

have a small budget, you could

venue has had a quiet season

to compile a tick list of factors

room and will generally provide

you have established how much



that are important to you.

a discount for group booking

you are going to dedicate to the

you hold your ceremony. Your

large parties.

venue, the planning can begin.

dream destination may be a lot



If you are hosting a large party, for

Remember most wedding venues


more affordable during off-peak

features are important to you in

example, and many of the guests

will insist on a sizeable deposit,

wedding months.










great small

venue budget.






may need




combined with venue hire. to


your venue. Does it need to have

are travelling, you may want

especially if you are booking


a large dance floor? Are there

to select somewhere that may

the venue during peak wedding

your budget, look around and

restrictions such as limitations

accommodate them; numerous










Secluded in the heart of some

The Georgian house with its

The Talbot Hotel in Oundle is

Barnsdale Lodge is full of character

Make your special day

of Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most picturesque

permanent marquee attached

a Grade 1 listed; 17th Century

and modern country charm and

complete by choosing Greetham

and enjoyable countryside, it is a

is a perfect venue for the

building, and is full of charm,

the function rooms are elegant

Valley in the heart of rolling

magnificent 17th Century House

wedding reception you desire.

character and history providing a

and stylish, which enables it to

Rutland countryside as your

with a relaxed country home

great atmospheric alternative to

accommodate many themes.

wedding venue.


modern hotels.


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Wedding |VENUE

Every bride’s dream -

the most romantic day at the most romantic place Stapleford Park is an idyllic setting for a Country House Wedding with your friends and family

A warm welcome awaits you and your guests at Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate - secluded in the heart of some of England’s most picturesque and enjoyable countryside, it is a magnificent 17th Century House with a relaxed country home atmosphere. The house offers an ideal setting for a wedding reception, while the grounds and gardens - designed by Capability Brown - provide a splendid background for photographs. The bedrooms at


Stapleford are truly unique. There are 55 individually designed rooms, which reflect the style of their creators: famous names such as Mulberry, David Hicks and Crabtree and Evelyn have contributed to the hotel’s distinctive style. Steeped in history Stapleford Park, as one of England’s finest stately homes, offers a stunning blend of architecture and landscape and something unique for each guest who experiences the breathtaking views from the main house

together with the ambience of open fires. Stapleford Park is far more than its magical environment, for excellence is sought and achieved in all areas. The stunning Orangery at Stapleford Park is licensed for civil ceremonies and is suitable for up to 150 guests - once you are married the doors of the Orangery open out onto the beautiful gardens where you can enjoy Champagne and canapés before your Wedding Breakfast in the Grand Hall which can cater for parties of up to 180

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...everything went totally to plan and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We too were able to relax knowing that we were in very capable hands.

guests. Smaller, more intimate weddings are held in a selection of our elegant rooms within the House. You could even be Lord and Lady of the Manor for the day and hire Stapleford Park privately for you and your guests.

Our dedicated Wedding Coordinators will work with you to ensure your day is exactly as you always imagined it would be. They will be on hand from the moment you book your Wedding or Civil Partnership and will advise you on colour schemes, menus, flowers,

entertainment and much more. You can be sure that nothing will be overlooked. Please see our website for wedding fair dates, open days and details

of our wedding offers including Inclusive wedding package from £10,000 inc. VAT August 2011 midweek weddings from £5000 inc. VAT.

To discuss your requirements further or arrange a visit to the house, please contact our wedding coordinator on

01572 787015 or email Stapleford Park, Stapleford, Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF, England. Telephone: 01780 783613 | Your Local Wedding Scene


Wedding CAKE


FAVOURS Wedding favours are a delightful way for the bride and groom to show appreciation to all those that have attended the wedding by way of a gift. The gift serves as a token and memoir of

favour reflects

the day and can be as simple or

the theme of the

as elaborate as you please. It

wedding and the

can be fun to select or create

budget of the

your own favours for your guests.

wedding greatly affects the

When selecting, consider ideas

gift that is given. Low budget wedding may

that match the theme of

require less expensive favours and handmade,

your wedding, both of your

personalised gifts are always greatly received. A

personalities, and of course your

popular idea is to give each guest a plain white

guests. In most cases the wedding

small bottle of bubbles with the couples name

A rich, heavy chocolate wedding

made to look amazing and is really

and date placed round the bottle. If you plan to

cake is just the thing for a cosy

light and tasty.

get married near Christmas, both male and female

winter wedding, while a lighter

Decorating the cake is as important

guests will appreciate Christmas ornaments that

sponge wedding cake might be

as flavour itself and a great

more suited for summer. The size

decorated cake can be a focal point

of the cake is obviously dependent

at any wedding. Most people take

To start, the bride will place her

on party size and traditional tiers

great care in ensuring the cake fits

right hand on the handle of the

are normally a great choice. They

in with the decor of the wedding.

knife. Then the groom puts his

also offer a variety

Plan in advance where the cake will

hand over hers. Begin cutting on

of choice when it

be displayed during the reception.

the bottom tier of the cake with the

Prepare favours that they can

comes to flavour

Make sure it’s in a cool secure spot.

point of the knife and then make

appreciate, such as goodie

as each tier can

Also, plan how the cake table will

two cuts. Remove the small slice


be decorated so that you have time

and place on a plate. The bride and

they can also use in decorating their Christmas trees. You might want to go for edible treats, such as chocolates or individual cupcakes. Make sure to prepare something for the kids too. If you are expecting children at your wedding party, don’t make them feel left aside.

bags of candies and lollipops,

be different.

tier of cupcakes is

to order special linens or flowers.

groom will then feed each other to

board games, or puzzles. These

also becoming a

Make sure the cake is not hidden

symbolize that they are committed

are something that little guests

new trend and is

away and is given all the fuss it

to share and support each other.

will enjoy having at your party.

cute, simple and


It’s also a nice touch to save a

fun. If you want

It is tradition to cut the cake after

piece of cake for

to be completely

the speeches. Most weddings

guests that


typically begin by the bride and

could not make

Cheesecake can be

groom making the first two cuts.

the big day.

story booklets, coin banks,

In most cases the gift correlates to the overall atmosphere of the ceremony and there are plenty of great websites that will help in ensuring you choose the perfect wedding favour to suit your wedding and please your guests.


Depending on when you get married depends on the kind of cake you should choose, what types of cakes are in season.

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Happily ever after The proposal Mark asked me to marry him whilst away for a Christmas shopping

together we can create the



your dreams...

weekend in York in 2009, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say it was a surprise proposal as I helped pick my ring from the famous Hatton Gardens in London, but at least I had the most amazing pear shaped diamond sparkler on my finger.

The wedding theme I always thought black and white colours look really glamorous so I chose that as my colour scheme, to this I matched black ornate bird cages filled with white flowers, which I used as for my venue decorations and table centre pieces. I also chose the peacock for my wedding stationery.

The brides outfit I decided to go to London to look for a dress, so I

Romance & seclusion, adventure & excitement, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got it covered.

went with my Mum and niece Megan to The National Wedding Show exhibition at Olympia London. Then I saw it, the first dress I laid my eyes on and it was the one, a stunning strapless gown with layers of ruffles and a long train at the back. (Most exhibitors offer a discount if you pay a deposit on the day. I got 20% off my dress from the Confetti & Lace stand.) I teamed the dress with a black sash, floral diamond statement necklace and some beautiful designer YSL shoes from

The bridesmaids I had three adult bridesmaids who all wore

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strapless black Coast dresses and both of our nieces Megan and Cara were the flower girls, they wore silk & white netted dresses with black sashes and sparkly bow shoes from John Lewis.

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The flowers

We had our wedding breakfast in the Grand Ballroom which

Flowerscene in Peterborough supplied the flowers for our big

looked so elegant, our incredible wedding planner from

day including, the brides bouquet, bridesmaid and flower girl

Stapleford Park - Sarah Smith decorated our venue with our

bouquets, button holes, top table display and the table centres,

favours, chair covers and place cards and really took the stress

using white hydrangea shipped over from Holland especially.

away from us. For our meal we had a starter that Mark helped

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design with the Chef of potato rosti, egg and chorizo, followed

The ceremony and reception

by Rack of Lamb and Marks favourite lemon meringue pie for dessert. The food was really impressive.

As we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t religious we opted for a civil ceremony, so it was

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lovely that we could have our whole day at our breathtaking

venue: Stapleford Park in Leicestershire.


The stationery

We had our ceremony in the Orangery, it looked really beautiful

Our beautiful wedding invitations were designed by my brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

on the day, the sun was shining which filled the room with light

talented girlfriend Lauren. I wanted a bird on the stationery to tie

and we hired a string quartet to play classical music as our guest

in with the bird cage theme so I chose a peacock because of the

waited, they even played my favourite song Ave Maria for my

beautiful feathers. I then wrapped the invitations in tissue paper

entrance song. Stringendo String Quartet

and put them in individual boxes tied with ribbon, finishing them

off with a hand printed peacock stamp. Lauren also designed our table name cards which I named after all my favourite designers. I ordered peacock shaped place cards from America which hung onto the wine glasses and my sister in law kindly wrote all the guests names on them with her calligraphy skills.

The cake My work colleague Vicky made our yummy 100 iced jam sponge cakes for our 7 tiered individual cake tower, I finished it off with a mini bird cage and peacock on the top!

The entertainment We hired a DJ from Premier DJ & Event Services UK and saw

Make up

the beautiful twinkling dance floors and tables advertised on their

Liza did my make up for me, my bridesmaids and mother in-law.

website, so I just had to get them as it went with black & white

Liza was so professional and really understood the look I was

theme. As a special touch we waited till our first dance started

going for. Liza Smith

before we turned the twinkles on!

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Wedding photographers The photos were really important to me as I wanted quite an arty

I went to my local hair salon p.kai and had a wedding hair trial;

style; I was really pleased with my photographers, a two woman

they do a call out wedding service, so they were able to come to

company called 2Shooters.

my venue. My hair looked amazing they did a really good job! p.kai Hair, 15 The Arcade, Westgate, Peterborough

The honeymoon

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We headed to a gorgeous 5 * luxury spa resort called Excellence Playa Mujeres in Mexico.

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Call now to discuss your requirements


You will need to have 1 or 2


If you colour your hair then

Consultations with your hairstylist.


& trial /practice sessions.

a least 2 weeks before your


wedding. This would also be a

Take several photographs of

hairstyles you like to your stylists when planning your look.





good time for a final trim as well.


Take care of your hair. You

should already be doing this


anyway but if your hair is in poor

Always take plenty of photos

of your finish style to capture the look from all angles so you can refresh your stylist’s memory on your wedding day.

condition then it can take 6 months to bring it back to full condition.


Don’t wash your hair on the


day of your wedding or the night before. You hair is better when it’s

Choose your hairstyle before

settled down so try and wash it at

you choose your head dress or

least 24 hours before the time of

your veil. When you have chosen

the wedding.

a head dress or veil to match your


hairstyle try it out.

On the day of wedding wear


appropriate clothing so you do not

By adding hair extensions or a

disturb your hair when it’s time to

hair piece you can add volume and


length and completely change your


look. The beauty of a one off hair style is that you can go to much more effort than would if you had

The best possible tip I

could give you is to invite your

to do it every day. Also think about

hairdresser to your wedding! They

your wedding dress and try to

can keep an eye on your style and

match its style.

be available for any quick fixes that you might need.


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TOP 5 BEAUTY TIPS for your big day

Fake tan disasters are a big


no-no for your big day. Plan

hands are in top shape for your

in advance if you are going to

wedding day because everyone

have a course of sunbeds, or

will want to see â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ringâ&#x20AC;?. So

use fake tan. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having a

planning ahead is very important

professional spray tan applied,

so your hands look dazzling on

always test it well before your

the big day.

wedding day to ensure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

I suggest booking a manicure

happy with the colour and end

and pedicure 2 days before the

result, not forgetting the skills of

wedding, so its one thing less to

Feel like a goddess all day long...

the person who applies it.

do on your big day, if funds are

I personally feel that spray tans

tight â&#x20AC;&#x201C; why not do it yourself? I

makeup for the occasion but

Wedding make-up and bridal packages are an essential part of your wedding day. Your Wedding day is the most important day of your life and is the day you will remember forever.

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have Pink & White acrylic nails

also about pre-bridal skin and

but I do like to have a healthy

(from ÂŁ25), they last 4 weeks

facial care and treatments. It

based on natural mineral ingredients, suitable

include a consultation on your skin type,

colour all year round, why not

and as the tip is applied in white

must be photography friendly

for all skin types and so delicate they can be

colour themes for the day, different make-up

try an in salon St Tropez tan

acrylic, it never chips.

too and so professional help is

used immediately after facial treatments.

ideas and a full trial run of how your make-

application, or if opting for a do it

You will not believe the difference our

up will look on the big day!

yourself tan try Boots No7 Quick Dry Tinted Lotion, it comes in

mineral foundations will make to how your

At Zula Beauty Sanctuary we are experts at

brands. It is perfect for all skin-types, even

a wide range of beauty treatments from

action bottle. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to use

adding those extra- special touches that will

the most sensitive skins and acne sufferers

slimming body wraps, tanning and waxing to

a tanning mitt to prevent tell tale

make your day very special for you and your

will feel and look fabulous. Our products

specialist facials for beautiful glowing skin so

tan marks on your hands and in-

bridal party. We offer a complete wedding

are ultra water-resistant and formulated for

you feel like a goddess all day long!

between your fingers, St Tropez

make-up service for the whole wedding

a comfy, all day wear; your skin will breathe,

group, from Bridesmaids to Mother of the

and be absolutely breathtaking. There is no

Bride, and Mother-of-The-Groom. Let us


assure you, you will all feel pampered and

choice of many of the best make-up artists

totally relaxed and be looking your absolute


best on your very special day. The Wedding Make-Up Trial (Advisable Whether you choose to have your make-up

4-8 Weeks before the Wedding Date) A trial

applied at our Peterborough salon, at home

for your wedding day make-up is essential

Jane Iredale, our choice of Products are a


Bridal makeup is not only about

donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give the coverage I prefer,

2 colours with a handy pump

make- up package (price on consultation).



so that the perfect look is achieved. It will

At Zula Beauty Sanctuary we also offer

has enabled us to create an excellent bridal

You have to make sure your

completely innovative range of make-up,

skin feels and looks compared to high street

or at your wedding venue, our experience


To book now contact us at: Zula Beauty Sanctuary | the holiday inn | Thorpe wood | Peterborough | PE6 7NG

01733 289905

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do one for ÂŁ3.50.



often advised. Hire a professional


For your big day carefully choose the colour and style, avoid any big colour changes, book an appointment with your colourist a week before the wedding so your hair has a chance to absorb the colour and in case anything


goes wrong and needs correcting. Keep your hair in top condition

If you want glowing skin, have a

by using a treatment; I use

facial 4 weeks before hand, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

Kerastase Ciment Anti-Usure

book one near to your wedding

a reconstructive treatment for

- as facials draw out impurities

worn-out lengths and ends, I leave

it can cause spots. I highly

it on for 3-10 minutes then rinse,

recommend Elemis facials.

it leaves hair feeling nourished and silky, RRP ÂŁ17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; available at all good hair salons.

make-Up artist so you look your best on your special day, prices start from ÂŁ35, but can range to ÂŁ200 including a trial. Generally the bridal look is quite natural. To enhance your eyes, try either eyelash extensions or strip lashes, if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tried either before, give them a test run prior to the day of your wedding. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget your waterproof mascara â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just in case those tears of joy come! For first-timers try the Eylure Naturalites strip lash range - available in Boots, RRP from ÂŁ4.95.

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Wedding hymns and music Having the right hymns can make a real difference

How do you go about choosing hymns? Churches

to your wedding. The priest who is conducting the

sometimes have a tape of the choir singing some of the

service will want to meet with you to discuss the music,

most popular hymns. You could borrow this to listen to

hymns and readings you would like to use. You may

together. The priest may make some suggestions to you

have some favourites which make deciding easy, but if

or lend you a hymn book. There may be an opportunity

you are not a regular church-goer or if many of your

to meet the organist or choirmaster and they will help

friends are not, you may want to think carefully about

reassure you about your hymn choice.

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which hymns to choose. When getting married in a registry office, you can If there is going to be a choir, they will be able to take

choose your own music that reflects the day. Some

a lead with the singing, but otherwise you want hymns

venues limit the choice to three songs, one when you

which everyone can sing easily and understand.

are entering, one when you are signing and one when you are leaving. You may also like to have music played

Normally, up to three hymns can be incorporated into

whilst the guests are being seated. It also depends on

Christian church wedding ceremonies, featuring at the

the length of the service as to how many songs you will

beginning, middle and end or the service. However, all

need so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to check with the venue first.

of this is at the discretion of your officiant, so make sure you check out what wedding hymn options are open to you before making the final decision.

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12 ! ! !


Decide upon a wedding date.


! ! !

shoes and accessories.

If you are getting married in

(i.e. The bride may wish to

church you will need to agree

travel under her married

for the groom, best man,

on the arrangements with

name, but be prepared to

bridesmaids, fathers,

your local minister.

be unable to travel until

mothers and ushers.

If you are getting married in a

your wedding date, as your

registry office, you will need

old passport will be invalid).

Decide on the number of

Book the wedding venue.

! ! !

! Choose the wedding attire

! Choose the brides and grooms wedding rings.

Order the cake.

! Order your wedding favours.

Book an over night stay in a

! Order the wedding

hotel room/bridal suit.

invitations and other

Start looking for your


Book musicians, band or DJ

wedding dress. Decide

! Send out wedding invitations.

for the wedding reception.

whether you want it

! Notify your bank, building

Book the magician or other

handmade, a designer or ‘off

society and relevant

wedding entertainment.

the peg’ dress.

authorities that you intend

Decide on your bridesmaids

on changing your name and

and ushers.

as of what date it will take

Decide on your ‘Best Man’.


Book the caterers.


Book the photographer and videographer.

! ! !

! Choose the brides wedding

apply for a new passport

guests and make a list.

! !

Book the honeymoon and

months before

Decide on your budget.

to give notice to the Registrar.



months before

Book the wedding transport. Book the florist. Book the toastmaster if you intend on having one.

! !

Confirm all bookings in writing.

! Attend initial fitting for the wedding dress.

! Take out wedding insurance, if required. ! Arrange to see your hairdresser or barber about what

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Wedding| PLANNER hairstyle you want on your big day. Brides should take a picture of the dress & veil or head dress and other accessories to help the hairdresser create a hairstyle that will compliment and finish off the look. ! Go to a beauty salon and have a makeover.

ushers and bridesmaids.

! Have the hen and stag night.

! Discuss the seating plan

! Finalise the seating plan with the caterer.

with the caterer. ! Arrange to have any

! Arrange a date for a wedding rehearsal, if required.

vaccinations done, if required. ! Start to plan your hen and

! Send out thank you cards to

! If you have a Will get it updated to ensure it remains

responded to your invitation.

have not yet responded to

! Book a beautician for your

your invitation.


1 months before

! Buy your Marriage licence from the registrar. ! Decide upon your wedding list, and make it available to all your wedding guests. ! Advise your guests to book any overnight accommodation now while there is still availability. ! Confirm your ceremony details with either the registrar or the minister. ! Decide upon your chosen wedding music or hymns. ! Arrange for the ‘Order of Service’ sheets to be printed. ! Buy gifts for the best man,


can pick up your wedding

and / or travellers cheques.

! Write the wedding speeches

the bride).

involved in your wedding day,



reception venue. ! Reconfirm the wedding arrangements with the caterer.

days before

The day before

! Pack for your honeymoon. ! Wear-in your wedding shoes.

! Reconfirm the wedding

company supplying the

the ordinary otherwise you may end up with an upset stomach.

09.00 Polish your nails. 09.30 Have your hair styled by a hairdresser. If it’s possible get them to come to you, as it will be one less worry

! Brides and grooms go and

used to walking in high heels

have your nails manicured.

! Organise with a close friend

! Reconfirm the honeymoon arrangements. ! Reconfirm all your entertainment.

to have an emergency wedding kit, just for the bride, containing makeup and a repair kit for the wedding dress.


Best man arrives to collect the luggage / greeting


The bridesmaids and pageboys arrive.


Have your makeover.


The bride and bridesmaids get dressed.


The photographer arrives, and takes the pre-arranged photographs.

! Have the day off.

It will give brides who are not

a chance to practice.

wedding transport.

for you on the day.

cards / telegrams, if required.

! Have the wedding rehearsal.

photographer and videographer.

arrangements with the

08.30 Have a good breakfast. Don’t have anything too out of

in case they need to be

arrangements with the

arrangements with the

! Give the best man a list of all the wedding services

! Reconfirm the wedding

! Reconfirm the wedding

08.00 Get up and have a relaxing shower or bath.

! Give the rings to the best man.

(groom, best man, father of

your wedding dress.

arrangements with the florist.

sheets to the minister. ! Order your foreign currency

! Arrange for a final fitting of

! Reconfirm the wedding

bride’s timetable should run like this: ! Give your ‘order of service’

! Organise a date when you

party outfits.

month before

Assuming the bride and groom are having a 2pm wedding the

! Telephone any guests who

active after your marriage.

wedding day, if required.

The day of the wedding

all guests who have

stag party.

! Grooms go and have your


bridesmaids to the church.



The verger will greet you.

shave at the barbers shop.


The bride and her father will stand at the entrance of the church, with the bridesmaids lined up behind you.

! Grooms, consider a proper

! Spend the rest of the day

The second wedding car will take the bride and father to the church, where the bridesmaids will meet them.

hair tidied up around the back and sides.

The first wedding car will take the mother and the


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Who Pays for What... 

Here comes the bride... We have the perfect guide to help you choose the right wedding ring for you and your lifestyle, all perfect for saying


espite the simplest of civil marriages costing less  The Groom’s Parents pay for:  than £50, the average cost of getting married in the UK  ­  The parents’ meeting following the engagement   is around £11,000. It is therefore, important to decide    announcement. from the outset who is going to pay for what.   ­  Their own outfits.  ­  Wedding present for the newly­weds.  Traditionally, the wedding day is hosted by the bride’s  parents and paid for by the bride’s father. Today though,  The Bride pays for:  only about 30% of weddings are paid for by the bride’s   ­  Hen party. parents. More and more couples are opting to pay for   ­  Groom’s ring. their own wedding as this allows them more control to   ­  Something old, new, borrowed and blue. have the day as exactly as they wish and without putting   ­  Hairdresser and beautician on the day. their parents under financial pressure. However, if you   ­  Her going­away outfit. do intend to adopt the traditional responsibilities for paying   ­  Present for groom.  your wedding expense, the following usually applies:  The Bride’s Father pays for:  ­  Engagement announcement in newspaper. ­  Stationery and postage expenses. ­  Bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses and       accessories. ­  His own suit and bride’s mother’s outfit. ­  Transport for bride and himself, bridesmaids     and bride’s mother to ceremony venue. ­  Transport for bride and groom, bride’s       mother, bridesmaids and himself from       ceremony venue to  reception venue.  ­  Flowers for the church and reception.  ­  Bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids  ­  Buttonholes for participants and guests  ­  Photographer and/or videographer. ­  Wedding Cake. ­  Reception and all associated expenses.  ­  Wedding Insurance.  36

The Groom pays for:  ­  Stag party. ­  Bride’s wedding ring. ­  Hiring of his own, best man’s and ushers’ suits. ­  Transport for best man and himself to       ceremony venue. ­  Civil or church ceremony fees. ­  Presents for the bride, bridesmaids, pages,     ushers and best man. ­  His going­away outfit. ­  Transport away from reception venue for       himself and his new wife.  ­  Wedding night venue. ­  Honeymoon. ­  Press announcement for wedding.   The Bride and Groom pay for:   ­  Present for the bride’s parents. 

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“I do”

THE 5 C’S OF DIAMOND BUYING CLARITY: Describes the clearness or purity of a diamond COLOUR: Describes the amount


bands as its precious nature and

of colour the diamond contains.

Gold comes in a variety of forms

strength make it suitable for a

This can range from colourless to

and values, depending on the

lifetime of wear.

yellow and right through to pink

amount of pure Gold and the other

and red These fancy colours are


metals mixed in.

rare and therefore more valuable.

Titanium is a “white” metal with a

CUT: Refers to the proportions,

slight charcoal gray hue. It is most

finish, symmetry, and polish of

9ct gold is a paler yellow than 18ct


the diamond. Well cut diamonds

gold (which is richer in colour). It

and has similar characteristics in

sell at a premium.

is favoured by traditionalists & by

strength and durability, although

CARAT WEIGHT: This is the unit of

people with warmer skin tones.

they are difficult to resize.

weight for the diamond. A carat is





further subdivided in 100 points.



Less costly than Platinum, White

Diamond is the most popular

CONFIDENCE: The last C is as



choice of engagement stone for

important as the other C’s. When

mixing traditional yellow gold

a very good reason, it’s one of the

you are ready to choose your

with Palladium (a metal similar

longest lasting easiest to care for

diamond, see a reliable jeweller.

to Platinum) to produce a whiter

precious stones!

Jewellers are the experts who will




be happy to explain the 5 C’s to

Nine carat gold is a good choice

Diamond is a perfect “10”. It is well

you in more detail. They will also

for a gents ring as the higher

known that Diamond is the hardest

be able to show you beautiful

proportion of other metals often

substance found in nature, but

diamonds in many sizes and can

makes it stronger,.

few people realize that Diamond

tell you the difference between

is four times harder than the next

various qualities of diamonds and

hardest natural mineral, corundum

how these differences affect the

(sapphire and ruby).

price you pay.




PLATINUM Platinum is one of the most rare and


One carat is equal to 0.20 grams

expensive metals and is generally 95% pure (called Platinum 950) which makes it dense, durable very hard wearing and relatively heavy. It is a popular choice for wedding

When choosing a wedding ring to complement an existing engagement








carats as the rings are then of similar hardness.

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INSTRUCTORS Hire an instructor

As you will have seen by now, there

Once you know what you both

to teach Le Roc, Latin American

are countless ways to make your

want to listen to its time to decide

salsa, and get everyone up to dance.

day unique, and the selection of your

how you want it played.

evening entertainment is another element that can add a special touch to the day. Continuing the ambience of the service through the reception and on to the evening party will help the day to flow and add the overall enjoyment of yourselves and your guests. When you start planning your evening reception, make sure you discuss your particular tastes in music. Your wedding is a perfect place to play music that suits both personalities, and if your tastes differ dramatically – one likes jazz, the other likes disco – there is no reason why you can’t have both; it’s just when and how they are presented that will need consideration.


jousting match! This would be

children’s favourite toys to add

why not surprise you guests with one

a great entertainment if set

to the fun.

of the following.

up in the grounds of a castle

• Have a magician wandering


doing tricks


JAZZ BAND If Harry Connick Junior

the earth. You usually pay for the

tickles your fancy, there are many

musicians’ time, so if your budget

good jazz bands that can replicate

is restricted you can negotiate

the swooning tones of his music.


LOOKALIKE BANDS There are many

KARAOKE Find out if your guests are

great bands that copy popular

truly gifted singers by dedicating

bands such as Abba, the Bee Gees,

part of the evening to Karaoke!





Steps, and the Spice Girls. Why

kids containing mini gifts that they can use on the day and


then take away with them.

If children are invited to your

• Book a clown or a children’s

place bets with pretend money

wedding, you will want to enjoy

entertainer to keep them

and have a prize for the guest

their presence, not worry about

occupied and happy during the

with the largest winnings!

what they are getting up to! You

meal and speeches.

• A vodka luge is not only a

will also want the mums and dads

• Hire a crèche for the day to

slightly addition to the drinks

to relax and have a fabulous time,

allow the parents to

table but will add an element of

so why not incorporate some

opportunity to join in the fun.

daring to the party mood!

kiddie-related entertainment. • If you can squeeze an addition

your guests and give away the

table into your reception room,

portraits as keepsakes at the

make it available to the children

end of the day.

and stock it with colouring

• A fortune teller can be a great

pads, streamers, jigsaws,

attraction. They can impart

books, party horns, party hats,

wonderful news – like who’ll

and masks – anything that will

be getting married next …?

keep them occupied and happy.

When will the patter of tiny f

Tell the parents that this will

ootsteps be heard…?

be available during the meal

not have a wild night of partying

A DISCO The most popular choice to

• A tattooist who can put great

to your all-time favourite group.

round off the evening festivities or

designs on crazy parts of the

as the main act to get everybody up

body (obviously they won’t be


and partying. There is a wide choice


If a line dance or barn dance is

of DJs, so have a good look around

your thing, or something that

and make sure the one you choose

you’ve always wanted to try,

plays the music you want to hear.

why not get your guests to join

A song list is recommended so that

in with some of the dances

he/she will know your taste and style

or clap along to your antics!

of music.

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• Create some fun bags for the

• Set up a casino table on which to

• Hire a caricaturist to draw LIVE BANDS These don’t have to cost

and get them to bring the

As well as the musical entertainment,

through the reception venue


• A bucking bronco or even a

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100 guests in a formal sit-down

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choice of colours, themes, menus,

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The Talbot Hotel The perfect venue for your Wedding Reception

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A wedding  gift  that  is   as beautiful and timeless  as your marriage... Robert  Loomes  &  Co,  often  sell  their  Stamford  designed  and  built  wrist watches as wedding gifts.  The giving of gorgeous gifts on the wedding day  is  in  itself  a  part  of  the  ceremony.    The  giver  expects  to  impart,  as  much  as  anything  else,  good luck and a long and happy life.   Durability and reliability are both an expectation  and  a  pre­requisite  for  the  gift,  as  it  should  !"#"$%& %'"& ()*"!+,& -.%)/),/& 0,& !"(0!1,& 0& 2-3(4& happy and successful marriage.   5& 6-7"!%& 8--/",& 90%$'& !"#"$%,& %'-,"& aspirations. Their classical design and simplicity  of  form  perfectly  complement  one  another  in  the ideal wedding gift. “We  have  sold  many  watches  as  gifts  for  the  groom or even the best man,” said Robert.  “With  the exception of a wedding ring, wristwatches  0!"&-:%"3&,""3&0,&;0$$".%072"+&<"9"22"!=&:-!&/"3>&& It is a rare opportunity for us chaps to show off  a little.”

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Pick your dream

8&%%*/(5)&.& Want your big day to be one you and your guests remember for all the right reasons? Be different, stand out from the crowd and be creative. Try a fun twist for a special wedding theme that will make your day sparkle!

VALENTINES DAY is fast approaching, why not tie the knot on the most romantic day of the year? HANDY TIPS: Book your venue early, February 14th is one of the most popular days to get hitched. INVITATIONS: Heart shaped in red/pink, set the tone. THE DRESS: Lace is a winner for Valentines… with a red flower in the hair for the blushing bride. Groomsmen can also have matching flowers. MUSIC: Old-fashioned romantic tunes, hire some violinists to serenade you… FOOD: Strawberries in melted chocolate, oysters and of course a heart shaped wedding cake! DECORATIONS: Heart shaped balloons, candles and loads of flowers…especially roses.

SPRING/EASTER A popular time to walk down the aisle… ideal for new beginnings, which is signified in the Spring season with fresh new flowers. TIPS: The flower girl carries a basket of mini eggs instead of flowers. FOOD: Chocolate fountain and chocolate Lindt bunnies…yummy. HATS: Easter bonnet anyone? ENTERTAINMENT: How about dancing around a may pole? Great fun for everyone young and old.


HAWAIIAN Hawaii is a dream destination, if you can’t make it to the island, replicate it at home! Whether it is by the beach, lake, garden or church, incorporate Hawaii traditions into your special day. ADVICE: Accessories: Hawaii is famous for the colourful leis which symbol love... ideal for everyone to wear. Flowers, sea-shells and even sand, should be part of the decorative side. MUSIC: Hawaii music is uplifting and will get everyone dancing. ENTERTAINMENT: Celebrate the reception Luau style with fun Hawaiian games such as hula hopping. DRINKS: Exotic cocktails with lots of rum…giving you’re the flavour of the tropical island. Finally, follow up with your honeymoon in Hawaii… it would be rude not too!

Remember, themed weddings don’t have to cost more. Quite the opposite. It will be more unique and you will have plenty of wonderful keepsakes from your day. And most of all…ENJOY!

WINTER Think a magical winter wonderland… INVITATIONS: Gold/silver with pretty snowflakes would be a lovely touch. THE DRESS: Think Snow White…with a fake fur bolero and a glittering headpiece. DECORATIONS: Candles, snowflakes and an open fire would keep your guests toasty.

CHRISTMAS Xmas is a time when families come together, and people are enjoying a well deserved break from work. Hence the perfect time to get wed!

ASIAN You don’t have to be of Asian descent to choose this as your theme. Learn more about other cultures and inject a little spice into your day. It’s all about Bollywood baby. Bringing everyone together, dancers can add that specific touch to your occasion to break the ice. FOOD: Everybody loves fortune cookies which are an Asian tradition. ACCESSORIES: Bamboo sticks/Chopsticks… tie ribbon around them and let the guests take them home. Handmade fans are a classy touch for the female guests. FLOWERS: Orchids, lilies and tropical flowers are a beautiful blend. OUTFITS: Choose luxurious silk and bold colours, reds, golds and yellows.

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AUTUMN A very pretty time of the year to exchange vows, with the leaves scattered and the crisp feeling in the air. COLOURS: Golds, browns, greens and oranges are well suited. INVITATIONS: Think nature…dried flowers or shapes of leaves for the “fall” feeling. VENUE: Country houses or anyway with large amounts of greenery. This is perfect for backdrops for the important photographs. Patio heaters are a must for the unpredictable weather. Fireworks would make the evening go with a bang in a starry location. FOOD: You will want that rustic feeling, try warm soups, variety of vegetables and even a hog roast.

COLOURS: It may be traditional for reds/ greens, but the festive time also brings shiny golds and silvers, which make for beautiful accessories with outfits and decorations. THE OUTFITS: Faux fur with the wedding dress, or elegant gloves for the winter touch. For a touch of sparkle, add a tiara. DECORATIONS: A seasonal ice sculpture, christmas crackers with bad jokes to get your guests chatting. Most importantly, MISTLETOE, get all your guests in the lovin’ mood! FOOD: Traditional christmas meal with roasted chestnuts, mince pies, fruit cake and mulled wine.

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Wedding| VENUE

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Barnsdale Lodge

We had a fantastic day and couldn’t have picked a better venue, our wedding was relaxed and all our guests found something to enjoy, I couldn’t have wished for anything more.

a venue without compromise

Rebecca & Steven Twelvetree

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that offers first class quality and countryside charm on a realistic budget then look no further than Barnsdale Lodge, Rutland, – a beautiful 17th Century farmhouse belonging to the great estate of Exton Park. Consistently one of the area’s

enjoy a menu individually tailored

When booking an event, the

provide fabulous backgrounds

most popular wedding venues

for you, to reflect your perfect day.

Personal Events Organiser, Jane

for photographs with well

and voted Hotel of the Week by

Everything from a la carte dining

Hales, who has over 21 years

kept gardens that are colourful

a leading National Newspaper,

through to a summer BBQ can be

of experience in wedding co-

throughout the year – your

Barnsdale Lodge has a licence for

arranged with all products sourced

ordination, will be on hand to offer

photographer will be spoilt for

Civil Ceremonies and can cater

locally and prepared on the day

her support and expertise from

choice! Our team are professional,

for Civil Ceremonies for up to

and with an allowance of drinks,

start to finish and has a long list

For the evening, Barnsdale Lodge

reliable and experienced function

150 guests, with 4 different rooms

including wine at an inclusive price

of reliable, trustworthy services to

can assist with bookings for live

co-ordinators – let us help you

to choose from. What’s more it’s

per person, your final account will

help you plan your day.

bands, fireworks or any other

make your day memorable too.’

within easy reach of Peterborough

hold no hidden surprises!

What’s more, with a stunning

entertainment you require for a

converted barn, light and airy

memorable night. Light buffet and BBQ menus are also available.

- only 10 minutes from Stamford, Oakham and the A1, or 20 minutes

Receptions from 2-200 guests can


from Peterborough Train station

be accommodated at Barnsdale

formal rooms to choose from,

and has ample accommodation

Lodge to suit all needs and budgets.

you’ll find all you need on site,

There’s also plenty of room for


for guests to enjoy the stunning

With our professional team offering

and for reception drinks there’s a

children to run around, a croquet

‘ Barnsdale Lodge is full of


a personal, efficient and friendly

fantastic courtyard, that has been

lawn and a meadow walk, as well

character and modern country

service, you and your guests can

landscaped to provide a beautiful

as a small play area - ensuring that

charm and the function rooms are

Barnsdale Lodge has an excellent

rely on over 20 years experience to

backdrop for your photos.

children, no matter how big or

elegant and stylish, which enables

reputation for high quality dining

make your day memorable.

small are kept entertained.

it to accommodate many themes.




at reasonable prices, and guests can


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Our Courtyard and Front Garden

If you would like more information or to look around the fantastic facilities, then please do not hesitate to contact Jane, on

01572 724678 or visit our website

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Honeymoon| CRUISE



Cruise from a UK port for instant relaxation, on arrival your luggage is collected, delivered to your stateroom, unpack only once, see more than one Island or city. Your


Whatever cruise you

moment you step on board, no


take you will be treated

flight delays or cancellations,







hand within the hour. Nothing



as romantic as sailing out of



port, champagne or cocktail by








a all and



your side, a cruise honeymoon a




If you want relaxation, and to sit in the lounge or on deck and



exciting more




stabilizers, are

watch the world go by, listen


to a classical recital or lecture

Maybe its your second marriage


from a guest speaker, go to

and the children will accompany

for all budgets and offer lots

the theatre or cinema, enjoy a

you on your honeymoon, no need

of activities and healthy eating

massage or spa treatment or

to worry about making time for

options, the journey or destination

just relax in your stateroom and

romantic moments together, you

is all part of the honeymoon.

take advantage of room service,

will probably never see them,

a cruise can offer you this.

unless you want to


If you want more activity, go for


On a short break you can choose Amsterdam, Guernsey,






Ireland or Paris, a

a swim, join in a fitness, drama

experience and have your wedding

week or two sailing reaches the

or dance class, or just dance the

on board with the dedicated

beautiful romantic Fjords, historic

night away, it is all available on

services of a wedding coordinator

med, or sun soaked Canaries,

board. A little more adventurous?

to organise your own completely

Portugal or Spain, if time is of no

Try ice skating, rock climbing or

stress free and unique wedding,

essence or you wish to fly and

surfing. There is always so much

with a private ceremony usually

join your ship the worlds waiting.

to do.

conducted by the captain.


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unique, unobtrusive, unposed...

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the speeches


Whether you are best man, or father of the bride, speeches play a pivotal role in wedding receptions. It may be the part you have been dreading, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be as scary as you think, follow our helpful tips for a successful speech!

show appreciation for their role.

Best Man Try to be witty, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

for, so make sure you plan well in

about your daughter, to give insight

overdo it with any smutty humour.

advance, to avoid last minute nerves.

into her childhood.

Remember the family will be in

Try to go easy on the alcohol before

Bride This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as daunting, there

attendance. Take a moment to

handâ&#x20AC;Śyou donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be a slurring

is less pressure, as speech from

express your honest and genuine

mess! Relax, go with the flow and

the bride isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily expected.

emotion for your friend and new


Start with saying thank you to all

bride. If what you say is heartfelt, it

Bridegroom Firstly, thank parents/

the guests and both sets of parents

will be warmly received. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget

family for making you the man you

for their love and support. Share a

to compliment the bride and make

are. Thank the guests on behalf of

little antidote about your husband,

sure your toast the bridesmaids. This

yourself and bride, for the presents.

perhaps about how you met, or a

is the speech everyone is waiting

Give small gifts to the flower girls to

funny story.

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Wedding Duties The Roles & Responsibilities

Father of the Bride Initially, wish the bride and groom the best in their health and future happiness. Give the a nostalgic collection of thoughts

â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure the wedding presents are safely stored. â&#x20AC;˘ Return any hired clothing and accessories. Chief Bridesmaid: Just a few particulars that you

Best Man: There is more to this role than the speech,

may not be so familiar withâ&#x20AC;Ś

here are things you may forgetâ&#x20AC;Ś

â&#x20AC;˘ Arrange the hen-party.

â&#x20AC;˘ Organise stag party.

â&#x20AC;˘ Obtain from the best man a list of family and guests

â&#x20AC;˘ Arrange transport for the groom and self to


groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family a warm welcome and

who should be personally escorted to their seats.


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of hilarious games, whilst wearing

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on the TV! I dare youâ&#x20AC;Ś!

A night down the casino. Fancy

If you fancy a drinking weekend,

treatments will make you glow,

yourself as a bit of a James Bond?

be adventurous and try a new

whilst you relax before the big event.

Imagine you and your mates in black

destination. How about Krakow in

tuxes, looking and feeling flashâ&#x20AC;Ś?

Poland or Riga in Latvia? Drinks are

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groups, including hen parties. Lots

treats, with the help of your very own

ceremony. â&#x20AC;˘ Have your hair cutâ&#x20AC;Śyou must be immaculate looking!

â&#x20AC;˘ Collect any hired clothing and accessories for the big day. â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure bouquets are ready for the bride, bridesmaids

â&#x20AC;˘ Organise decorations for the going away car. â&#x20AC;˘ Check final arrangements for the ushers, buttonholes, order of service sheets and rings. â&#x20AC;˘ Collect phone messages, cards and emails to be read at the reception. â&#x20AC;˘ Keep the rings safe until the required time in the service.

and flower girl. â&#x20AC;˘ At the reception, stand in the receiving line and greet the guests. â&#x20AC;˘ Help to display and log gifts received. â&#x20AC;˘ Distribute slices of the wedding cake to the guests. â&#x20AC;˘ Have the first dance with the best man. â&#x20AC;˘ Take care of brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dress and accessories after the

â&#x20AC;˘ Help the groom get ready (so be ready before him).


â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure the groom gets to the church on time, at


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dodgy outfits, just like you have seen


yourself to a relaxing spa for you


and your girlies, with a pampering session.




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Your wedding is one of the most memorable occasions you will experience in your life... Planning your wedding will involve many decisions for you and your fiancé, one of which will be the wedding photographer. They should embrace your special day and capture your wonderful memories in a timeless fashion. Choose your photographer carefully. You should feel comfortable, relaxed and fully at ease with them. A photographer with an assistant is undoubtedly an asset. They help to stage and create the perfect shot aiding with lighting enhancements and gathering together the required people.


Always check that your chosen photographer has full liability insurance and what this means for you, should anything go wrong on the day. Ask what plans they have in the event of extreme weather conditions. Be prepared to spend extended time with your

photographer on the day and plan this allowance into your timings. You should also consider the style of pictures you require. A reportagewedding shoot is an informal report of the day. Think of it as a reporter taking behind the scenes shots. Pictures will look natural and un-staged but you may find that there is nothing suitable to put into a large canvass for the lounge wall! A traditionally shot wedding will have more structure and be planned and posed. However you may find this

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too starchy for your taste. A professional photographer will be able to mix between the styles giving you a greater choice. You should have a clear idea of what pictures are required. Discuss this list through with your photographer in detail beforehand. Let them know any extra pictures you require but remember the more comprehensive the list the more time you will need to allow on the day. Keep a scrapbook of pictures you like and give this to the photographer when you meet. This will give them a clear understanding of the style you like. Many photographers offer a pre-wedding shoot usually 1-2 hours either on location or at a studio and this is a great way to get to know them. Technology has provided a platform for sharing and displaying pictures everywhere, however the quality of the photographer cho-


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Wedding| FLOWERS


Here is a list of the most popular

TULIPS are popular choice for

flowers chosen for weddings:

weddings with over 500 varieties to choose from.


The flowers are the focal point of any wedding and choosing the right styles and colour is just as important as choosing the right wedding dress.

CALLA LILIES come in a wonderful

HYDRANGEAS are a popular choice

range of colours so you have plenty

for vintage and retro themed

of options to make sure they fit in


with the design of your wedding.

FREESIAS come in a variety of

GERBERAS are available all year

colours and have a delicate subtle

round and also come in a wonderful

fragrance. These flowers are also

range of colours.

good for vintage themed weddings.





wedding bouquets and are ideal if you are getting married late on a hot summer’s day as they are extremely robust flowers that can last days without water. ROSES are a classic wedding flower and you can choose from a wonderful variety of colours, shape

examples of their wedding work.

the time of your wedding. Or keep

The more you tell your florist about

things simple: a hand-tied posy

your wedding, the better. This is

of roses looks stunning and is

your day and you deserve their

less expensive than an elaborate

undivided attention.


Take along

and size.


sketches of your dress and those


of your bridesmaids, as well as


your veil, and a snapshot of your hairstyle if you’re having a floral headdress. Your florist should discuss a contingency plan with you, in case the flowers you’ve Be selective on the florist you

chosen aren’t available on the day.

choose, ideally opting for one

Make sure they can work within

that specialises in weddings.

your budget. Decide how much

This way you can guarantee you

you can afford, then ask your

will be working with a professional

florist for suggestions within this

who realises the importance of

amount and how to get the most

getting it right on your big day.

out of your budget. The price of

Most florists keep photograph

wedding flowers depends on type

albums with examples of their

and availability and the size of

work, so ask to see it while you’re

the bouquets and decorations.

chatting. The best florists will

If you are on a tight budget, use

always be keen to show you

flowers that will be in season at


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Wedding| VENUE

Greetham Valley IN RUTLAND... Dreaming of the perfect setting for your wedding celebration? Make your special day complete by choosing Greetham Valley in the heart of rolling Rutland countryside as your wedding venue. We can accommodate up to 220 guests in the Rutland Suite our glorious banqueting room with a balcony overlooking the lovely landscape of the valley and lakes of the golf courses. If

... the perfect setting for the perfect day

your plans include a more intimate reception - we can do that too! Our Lakeview Suite and Valley Restaurant are ideal for smaller parties and enjoy the same superb view.

We can help you arrange other essential services as required: florist, photographers, videographers, music, entertainment, balloons, table decorations, transport, wedding cake, favours and more.


Our chefs pride themselves on their tempting cuisine and are happy to discuss your plans with you perhaps tasty platters of canapĂŠs on arrival, followed by a full sit-down wedding breakfast then a delicious buffet for your evening guests. Sample menus and suggestions are available on request.

an alternative service venue to a church or registry office.

Our wedding co-ordinator and master of ceremonies are dedicated

Your guests will appreciate the opportunity of staying overnight in one of the 35 bedrooms in our contemporary 3* Hotel if any of them have travelled from afar - or if they simply want to enjoy themselves to the full and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to drive home. Some may even wish to make a long weekend

to ensuring the planning and running of your special day is smooth and relaxed as possible, taking care of every tiny detail. We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, should you prefer

of it and perhaps stay in one of our lovely 4* Lodges or in Mill Cottage for a short break - perfect for a family or groups of friends to self-cater or enjoy meals in the hotel.

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For further information or to make an appointment to meet our wedding co-ordinators, please contact Louise on:

(01780) 460444


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Wedding| ABROAD

Freeway Travel

Getting married


The tour operator that organises your holiday can often also assists with the wedding arrangements and can guide you easily through the legalities of each destination. Some of the basic legal requirements for the Caribbean and the USA are as follows:





What Style of marriage can I have? If you’re thinking of the Caribbean


there should be a choice of church, beach, venue, gardens or even


underwater ceremonies! • What is included in the package that should be organised in advance: flowers; cake; photographer; transport; food; drink; registrar’s/officiator’s costs? Ensure you get an estimated cost of any extras that you feel will be essential while you are there. You don’t want to get caught out and have to dip into your general

• A minimum or 24 hours residency • You will be required to produce documents such as a valid passport, and if you have been married previously you will need proof of divorce or a death certificate. • Return air tickets • A single status affidavit • If under 21 year of age you will need parental consent • Most registrars/officiators will want to meet with you at least 24 hours prior to the marriage so that they can talk through their requirements and any payments. They will also run through a normal service and ensure you have a minimum of two witnesses. Even though your wedding will be official and you will have a marriage certificate as proof, you will need to register your marriage with your local registrar on your return to the UK.




spending money! Normally, the cost of the registrar’s time and wedding certificate will be charged when you get to your destination. • Ideally, how long should you be at your resort prior to your ceremony? You will want to spend a few days acclimatising, finding your way around, booking yourself enough time so that you aren’t racing around and getting stressed.

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• Are there any special deals if you take over ten friends and family away with you?


Benefits of marrying overseas:


• You will have a private and very personal ceremony. • You can invite close friends and family to share in your special day as part of a unique holiday break. • If you have any complicated family issues it can be a good way of celebrating a marriage without the traditional constraints and


without upsetting anyone.


• It can be a cheaper way of tying the knot if there are budget restrictions. On average, a marriage and two-week holiday abroad will cost between £2000 - £4000, depending on destination and additional extra chosen. • It gives you a great excuse to come home and have a big party to


celebrate your union.

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To discuss your honeymoon requirements with Inspirational Travel, call 01780 784380 email or visit

Getting married can be an exhausting time and after you’ve planned every item down to the finest detail, you both deserve the honeymoon of a lifetime as reward.

Steve Daykin, managing director of luxury

city of Male by sea-plane, a journey that is

and a plethora of small luxurious camps

days in Cape Town with a few days on safari

and safety of your 4-wheel drive vehicle with

Sea. Clichés about the Caribbean abound,

tour operator Inspirational Travel, suggests

exhilarating and part of the experience, with

and lodges and you have the perfect safari

at a private game reserve and then finish

highly skilled rangers.

and they are all true. These islands really

some of the top picks for your honeymoon...

others reached by speedboat.


with a week at a luxury resort on the island of

The essence of a holiday in the Maldives is

For the ultimate honeymoon itinerary spend


To end your honeymoon finish in Mauritius, a

beaches, crystal clear azure waters and year

one of luxuriating on a glorious beach, living

a few days relaxing on a white sand beach.

Cape Town is a location with very few equals,

sophisticated island with world-class hotels

round sunshine. The people are friendly and

and superb standards of service etc. For the

welcoming and the pace of life is laid-back

The Maldives

are picture perfect with palm-backed white

This wonderful collection of desert island

by the rhythms of nature and allowing the

The coastline is nearly 1,000 miles of largely

nestling under a mountain that has become

gems is definitely growing in popularity

caress of the breeze to recharge the soul.

unspoilt beaches lapped by the azure waters

one of the icons of travel. The city really

beach connoisseur the island is a treasure

and relaxed. Whether your heaven is five-

of the Indian Ocean, dotted with idyllic

has something for everyone – from lively

but between the shores of dazzling sand

star luxury, full-on adventure in the jungle or

‘Robinson Crusoe’ islands. Boutique hotels,

nightlife to elegant restaurants; from cultural

and blue seas is a scenic island with extinct

somewhere in between, you’re looking at the

volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls, forests and

right destination.

botanical gardens.

with couples seeking a relaxing and idyllic destination. The Maldives consists of 1,190

East Africa “Bush & Beach”

tiny islands spread over 90,000 km2 of the

Kenya and Tanzania are how we probably

luxurious little getaways and larger and livelier

experiences to diving with great white sharks;

Indian Ocean and has around 90 islands

all imagine Africa with open, rolling plains

resorts, dot the beaches, lagoons and islands

from sailing on the ocean to views from the

that host a resort, with each island ringed by

dotted with spreading acacia trees stretching

and provide the perfect finale.

top of Table Mountain. Accommodation

a continuous, palm fringed beach of white

into the shimmering distance and merging

sand and lapped by crystal clear waters

with the big cobalt sky at the edge of the

which stretch to the horizon.

horizon. Throw in a prolific variety of wildlife

Most resorts are reached from the capital

and birdlife, excellent guides and trackers


ranges from luxury colonial hotels to

The Caribbean

South Africa & Mauritius

boutique chic properties. A short flight away

This is an archipelago of more than 7,000

The permutations for this pairing are endless

are magnificent game reserves where you

islands, islets, reefs, and cays, scattered like

but a favourite option is to combine a few

can encounter the “big 5” from the comfort

bright, sun-drenched jewels in the Caribbean

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BRIDES PAGE Miss V Bridal, Market Deeping, 01778 345995, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Maison de la Bride, Peterborough, 01733 346415 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Stamford Bridal Rooms, Stamford, 01780 757028, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Private Kollection, Market Deeping, 01778 346226 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 MENS FORMAL HIRE Colin Bell, Stamford, 01780 757 888, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 VENUE Stapleford Park, Nr Melton Mowbray, 01572 787000, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Greetham Valley GC, Rutland, 01780 460444, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Talbot Hotel, Oundle, 01832 273621, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 The Golden Pheasant, Etton, 01733 252387, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Barnsdale Lodge, Rutland, Leics, 01572 724 678, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Normanton Park Hotel, Rutland Water, 01780-720315, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Bridal Package

Bride + Groom


PHOTOGRAPHERS Paul Bolam Photography, Grantham, 01476 552209, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Studio One Photography, Peterborough, 01733 380657, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Lauren Irving Photography, Peterborough, 07947 957063, . . . . . . . . . . .55 Walkabout, Stamford, Lincs, 01780 482912, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Paul Bryant, Bourne, 01778 394264, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

One visit.. One hour.. One White Smile!

HONEYMOONS Inspirational Travel, Peterborough, 01780 783613, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Global Cruising, Peterborough, 01733 222581, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Freeway Travel, Rutland, Leics, 01572 822702, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 HAIR The Hair Taylor, Peterborough, 01733 211972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Hair Xclusive, Peterborough, 01733 344307, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Susannah Hair, Mobile Hair Dresser, 07708 096464, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 BEAUTY Zula, Peterborough, 01733 289905, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Nail Bar & Beauty, Peterborough, 07540 490673. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Xen Spray Tan, Mobile Service, 07809 728875 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 WEDDING PLANNERS Happily Ever After, Peterborough, 07525 711 325, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 TEETH WHITENING Spa Dental, Peterborough, 01733 314131, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Snowbrite, Peterborough, 01780 789878, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 INVITATIONS New Style Design, Oakham, 01572 850500, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 TRANSPORT Jones Private Car Hire, Stamford, Lincs, 01780 751 670, . . . . . . . . . . . .24 GIFTS Simply Ginger, Stamford, Lincs, 01780 480633, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Robert Loomes, Stamford, 01780 481319, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

The Ultimate Wedding Package

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