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Friday Five – Destination Wedding Activities For Guests

24/10/2014 | 2

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One of the major benefits of getting married abroad is that you get to enjoy an extended stay with your nearest and dearest, and the value of having all of your loved ones together in one place (let alone an amazing setting!) is truly priceless.


However your Aunty Agatha and Uncle Derek might not know your hubby’s parent’s best friends, or possibly your Uni mates might not have had the chance to meet your work friends before and although everyone will appreciate their personal space to enjoy the holiday in their own way and in their own time, it is a really great idea for the bride and groom to pre-plan some get-togethers and activities that will give everyone a chance to get to know one another.


With this in mind, this week’s Friday Five brings you five fabulous destination wedding activities for guests that are guaranteed to bring your group together.


Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

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Friday Five – Tips For Packing For A Destination Wedding

19/09/2014 | 3

Tips For Packing For A Destination Wedding


When it comes to getting married abroad being organised is key! This is especially true when it comes to packing for your destination wedding.


As we all know, packing for an average holiday can take some time and so when it comes to ensuring that you have everything packed for your abroad wedding this task can seem a little daunting. So this week’s Friday Five brings you five top tips for packing for a destination wedding with the aim of getting you to start thinking about the packing process from the very beginning of your wedding planning. Stick to this advice and you’ll find packing for your destination wedding is a (tropical island!) breeze.


Packing For A Destination Wedding

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Friday Five – Reasons To Hire A Destination Wedding Planner

12/09/2014 | 1

Five Reasons To Hire A Destination Wedding Planner


It can feel daunting being at a distance from your big day location but don’t let these fears stop you having a destination day. The worldwide wedding of your dreams is certainly achievable!


The real weddings and the stories from the brides featured on this blog alone showcase how straight forward getting married abroad can be. Many brides even say that it is less stressful getting hitched on a faraway shore than having a big white wedding back home and a wedding planner can definitely help you to have your day your way.


So if you’re planning on getting married abroad and you can’t decide whether you need to hire a destination wedding planner or not, this week’s Friday Five is here to help with the top five reasons to hire a destination wedding planner!


Five Reasons To Hire A Destination Wedding Planner

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Wedding Planning Tips – Ready For The Fall

02/09/2014 | 0

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There’s been a real nip in the morning air recently here in the UK. The kind that makes it just that little bit harder to get out of your warm and cozy bed when the alarm goes off and that leaves you a little shivery when you get out of the hot shower.


Although summer is definitely my all-time favourite season (what could be better than sunshine and sandals?), there’s something that excites me about the onset of autumn. The first few weeks of the new season are quite delicious of course; crisp sunny mornings, new boots, a warm jacket to snuggle into, bright leaves that are starting to collect in crisp and crunchy piles, ready to be kicked and stomped through.


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Friday Five – Wedding Websites You Can’t Live Without

29/08/2014 | 6



If you’re just starting out on your engagement journey you’ll no doubt be on the hunt for beautiful big day finds and wedding treasure to make your nuptials special and reflect your personality as a couple. Beyond blogs and magazines there is a whole World Wide Web of wedding pretty out there to help you and to ignite your creativity.


There are a number of wedding focussed websites that I didn’t know anything about until I started this blog, so for this week’s Friday Five I thought I’d share the top five wedding websites that you simply can’t live without.


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Friday Five – How To Be A Great Bridesmaid

25/07/2014 | 2

Being A Great Bridesmaid


I absolutely loved being a bridesmaid. I didn’t really dream about being a bride when I was a little girl, nor did I dress up in white and parade around the garden with a pillowcase on my head as a make-shift veil, pretending to be a wife-to-be like a lot of my friends! I did however truly long to be a flower girl, and then a bridesmaid once I was no longer young or cute enough to be a flower girl.


The idea of being a bridesmaid seemed hugely appealing; getting to wear a glamorous gown (I should use the term ‘glamorous’ lightly, it was the 80’s when I was young enough to be a flower girl!) and being such a special part of what seemed to be the best party ever, looked like something I would really enjoy.


Well, I didn’t have to hang around for long. The privileged day of me becoming a bridesmaid, finally came at the ripe old age of…wait for it…29! So yes, there was a lot of expectation on my end when one of best friends popped the question. I of course said yes, with tears in my eyes.


How To Be A Brilliant Bridesmaid

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