Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

How to theme a vintage wedding in an authentic way

Vintage weddings are wonderful because they bring with them a touch of tradition that most brides really cherish. While some want a modern theme, many brides want that fairy-tale wedding of days gone by and the only real way to capture that is by going retro. From medieval times to the Roaring 1920s, nothing captures a […] Read more…

How to make the perfect toast

Whether or not you are a best man or chief bridesmaid, weddings are an occasion when you may want to say a few words to commemorate the event, but you don’t want to give a full speech.  Often if food and drink are being served and the main speeches have been done, another drawn-out, formal speech will be […] Read more…

20 New Years Wedding Resolutions

…we wish we’d made! Don’t let planning a wedding take over your life.  There’s no law that says your wedding has to take over every second of your life.  yes its important but so are other things too. Start early.  Whether its making 200 favours, losing that final half stone, finding the perfect DJ – the […] Read more…

How to pack for your Honeymoon like a pro

Once you’ve picked a destination and booked the honeymoon suite, there’s one big to-do left on your honeymoon list – to pack. Here are some tips for packing well and travelling smoothly to keep you feeling as happy as when you said your vows. Start early – Start to plan early (especially if you’re leaving at the […] Read more…

How to write a great speech

Wedding speeches.  Sometimes the best bit of a wedding.  Sometimes…not so much.  How do you create a speech that is just what’s needed?  In todays blog we give you some pointers to do just that.  What to say, when to say it, and how to get rid of any nervous butterflies. Take It Seriously – In […] Read more…

Things to do the night before your wedding…

So, its the night before your wedding day.  Excited?  Nervous?  Want to show your other half how much you love them?  Want to remember it forever? Why not consider our list of 25 things to do the night before your wedding… Stick with tradition and spend the night apart Spend some time with your closest family […] Read more…

Create the perfect top table

It is traditional for there to be a ‘top table’ at the wedding reception with the bride and groom seated with their closest friends and family looking onto their guests.  Guest get a good view of the bride and groom and the speech-makers and the bride and groom get to see everyone either beside them or in […] Read more…

Perfect songs for your first dance…

Ah, the first dance.  It is a truly magical part of any wedding.  Its the point where the newly married couple dance together for the first time and hopefully share something of themselves in the process.  Whether you chose a song that means something important to you as a couple, pick a perfect romantic ballad […] Read more…

Our 1950s DIY wedding

In today’s blog we share with you a wedding that’s is very personal to us here at the National Vintage Wedding fair – our owners (and founders of vintage website Your Vintage Life), Kate and Adam Beavis’ wedding. The August wedding took place at the beautiful Bromham Mill in Bedfordshire. The ceremony itself was a humanist service conducted in middle of […] Read more…

Planning a vintage wedding

It’s pretty hard to deny that your wedding will be one of the biggest days of your life. The wedding dress, the bridesmaids, the reception, the flowers, the invitations (and a million other things) are all part of the ’to do’ list, and it seems there are a thousand and one decisions to be made […] Read more…

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