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HAVE A GREAT HEN DO THAT DOESN’T COST THE EARTH!

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 Of course every bride wants a wonderful hen do, but in the end it’s the people who make the party, not the place you hold it. And that means you don’t have to shell out a fortune travelling to exotic destinations for lavish long weeks or weekends. Whisper it quietly, but over-the-top hen parties are beginning to be regarded as not only embarrassingly ostentatious, but also extremely stressful to plan and deeply inconsiderate of those friends who are a bit…

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT WEDDING DAY TAN

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Streaky legs and stained hands are not a good wedding day look. So we’re grateful to the hair & beauty experts at Hairtrade.com for this seven-step guide to fake tanning before your big day. From removing hair at least 24 hours before tanning to applying methodically, these tips will ensure you get that perfect, natural sun-kissed glow without risking the possibility of ending up Tango-ed. Joanne Dodds from www.Hairtrade.com said: ‘We’ve all been there – we think we’ve followed the…

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WEIGHT LOSS THROUGH THE DECADES

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Worrying about losing weight before your big day is nothing new – brides have been doing it for decades and now new research has focused on the diet trends of the last century. The team at weight loss product Skinny Sprinkles, has come up with a guide to weight loss throughout the decades, looking at the ideal body goals from the 1920s to now and listing the popular diet trends through those eras. Among the trends are the 1930s grapefruit...
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TOP TIPS FOR A HITCH-FREE WEDDING DAY

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Planning a wedding can be an exciting but overwhelming experience for many couples. From flowers and favours, to dresses and decorations – there are a lot of big decisions to make, not to mention budgets to stick to. What is supposed to be an incredible time, can often leave many couples feeling frazzled. However, planning nuptials needn’t be a nightmare, according to one of Devon’s most experienced wedding co-ordinators.   Laura Coleman, from Holne Park House – the beautiful wedding...
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HONEYMOON IN STYLE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

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Of course you want your honeymoon to be the luxurious holiday of a lifetime. But that doesn’t mean it has to cost an arm and a leg.  Heading to popular destinations in the Caribbean or America can cost thousands of pounds, but there are places in the world which are just as beautiful – and much cheaper. Just a little bit of thinking outside the box will help you find the perfect getaway at a fraction of the price. We’ve been talking to the penny-pinching gurus at PromotionalCodes.org.uk who…

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THE £1,000 WEDDING – MYTH OR REALITY?

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Now it’s not our normal reading, but we couldn’t resist Saturday’s Daily Mail which promised to show us how you could get your wedding in on a budget of under £1,000. They costed it out at £993.83 – only problem is they completely forgot to get their couple married. There was no transport (which is fair enough, brides can usually find a friend or a relative with a nice car to get them to the ceremony), but there was also…

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STUNNING BRIDAL STYLES FOR SHORT HAIR

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Desperate to look like the essence of romance on your wedding day, but not sure how to achieve that effect with short hair. Wishing your hair was long enough for a beautiful bridal updo? You might think that the options for short hair are limited but think again! Short hair can be absolutely stunning, simply styled and with a dramatic focal point like a beautiful hair accessory. It can even be styled in loose, natural looking curls to imitate long…

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FUN & GAMES FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS

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Planning a summer wedding? There’s no better entertainment than games on the lawn – and you don’t have to limit them to croquet! Your guests will love being outside on a summer afternoon and classic games are a great ice breaker, guaranteed to get friends and family talking, laughing and having the best fun. We’ve put together our top 10 wedding games – most can be organised without spending vast amounts of money and most can also be played inside...
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DANCE DOWN THE AISLE ON HAPPY FEET

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Look around at the amazing variety of shapes, styles and even colours of bridal shoes available and you’ll discover why choosing them is never easy. The most important thing, of course, is to choose footwear that is both comfortable and works perfectly with your dress – but we’ve put together a list of our 10 top tips to help you make the right decision. Pink2Blue bridal shoes with vintage lace and pearls Comfort is key You’ll be wearing your wedding...
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WHEN IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GROOM…

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The pocket square is a timeless classic and an absolute essential for any groom but do you know what to look for when choosing one for that big day and do you know what to definitely avoid? We spoke to Rampley & Co (www.rampleyandco.com), who specialise in bringing that extra little touch to an outfit on the very biggest of occasions and offer stunning patterns and original designs including works of art from some of the finest art galleries in…

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