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Wedding News: Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

A wedding is a special day for a couple, but it can also be an expensive one. Between venues, caterers, photographers, dresses, and entertainment, the costs can add up and even run into the tens of thousands. And with the current cost of living, couples will also be navigating rising costs. For those planning a wedding, it's important you insure yourself against anything that could go awry just before, or on the big day. For those aiming to tie the knot this year, Alex Cross, Insurance Director at Tesco Bank shares his top tips on things to consider for your wedding day and make sure you're covered so things can run as smoothly as possible.

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Wedding News: Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Planning a wedding can certainly be an exciting time, from picking the cake to choosing the entertainment, it's full of fun tasks to check off a to-do list. However, wedding planning can also come with a host of negativities such as worrying about money and feeling anxiety about family politics on the big day. Increasing evidence shows that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.

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Wedding News: Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Award-winning, family-run toy business, Bluebell's Burrow, is one of the UK's leading stockists of Maileg toys. These super-stylish, picture-perfect collectable toys are loved by both children and adults. With the wedding season fast-approaching, Maileg Wedding Mice Set (priced at £64) comes in a pretty presentation box, which opens up to reveal the bride and groom on their wedding day. Their clothes and accessories are removable, providing dress-up opportunities and imaginative play for children.

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Wedding News: Huddersfield’s Titanic Spa has launched a new package

Huddersfield’s Titanic Spa has launched a new package

Did you know studies have shown how you feel on a Sunday has a direct effect on your week? That's why Huddersfield's Titanic Spa has launched their new Sunday Night Stopover package! The UK's first eco-Spa, it starts with a Sunday arrival from 10:30am, where you'll enjoy the 15m salt regulated swimming pool, relaxation lounge and outdoor hot tub, as well as access to the spa's Heat and Ice experience; a journey of hot and cold therapies to guide you to utter serenity. You'll also enjoy a 55-minute facial treatment from a choice of four; plus a one-course light lunch and two-course evening meal. You then get to bed down in Titanic Spa's luxury self-contained apartment style accommodation, before checking out on Monday morning after enjoying a continental breakfast hamper.

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Wedding News: Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Wedding traditions are dramatically different around the world. From the type of cake served to the attire of the bride, you'll be amazed at what happens on wedding days around the continent. To celebrate Eurovision 2023 taking place in the vibrant city of Liverpool, engagement and wedding ring experts at Steven Stone have rounded up some of the most bizarre traditions from participating countries – including the Big 5.

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Wedding News: The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

Are you considering including your dog in your wedding festivities? While it can be a lovely way to honour your furry best friend, there are some important considerations to remember to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Dog Behaviourist at Pooch & Mutt Dr Emma Scales-Theobald, PhD, shares the do's and don'ts of including your dog in your wedding, from making sure your dog is properly trained and socialised to creating a comfortable and safe space for them during the event. These tips will help ensure your dog is happy, healthy, and well-behaved throughout the celebration...

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Wedding News: Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

With the ever growing popularity of podcasting, welcome to the next big thing which makes podcasting accessible. Story Locker, a one of a kind in the UK podcast recording service that lets participants create a personal podcast based on their life story or to celebrate other special moments in life. The couple can choose to either record their podcast before their wedding day and recall the journey of their love story – from when they first met & the engagement (how it all happened!) to setting the date, the planning and build up to the big day or record their podcast after their wedding day to include memories of the big day too!

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Wedding News: Skipton’s The Coniston Hotel reveals refurbishment

Skipton’s The Coniston Hotel reveals refurbishment

Skipton's The Coniston Hotel has recently revealed its stunning refurbished events area, the newly reworked Bannister Suite. The hotel's largest self-contained space, it's fully equipped with fantastic facilities including private bar, courtyard and separate entrance for wedding party privacy. The adjoining Orangery is perfect for arrival drinks, while the main room can seat up to 120. For a more intimate get together, The Coniston's AA Rosette awarded restaurant, The View, offers some delicious Yorkshire classics; and for those looking for relaxation, the award-winning Nàdarra spa is the perfect way to decompress. What more do you need?

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Wedding News: Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Champagne naturally goes hand in hand at weddings and there is no shortage of creative ways to share the pinnacle of sparkling wine. The Champagne Bureau UK*, has included useful tips below on how to best serve Champagne at a wedding and help select the right style for the occasion. Using the correct glassware: whilst trends come and go and flutes have commonly been thought of as the crème de la crème - a tall, rounded, tulip-shaped glass is the perfect choice and expertly shows off your Champagne's aromas and bubbles.

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Wedding News: #ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'

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Wedding News: Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, explains below how a petnup can help avoid a costly custody battle. Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, said: "We are a nation of animal lovers, but consideration of how pet ownership would be dealt with in the event of a relationship breakdown often comes too late. Given the continued trend for couples to embark on pet ownership as a first foray into family life, it is important to appreciate how to best protect respective interests.

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Wedding News: 5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

Planning your wedding is such a personalised experience, and getting to do it your own way is part of what makes it so special. With this in mind, have you thought about how you'll ask your bridesmaids to be part of your wedding party? Add a sentimental touch to this moment with these tips from Kirsty Prankherd, Managing Director of Write From The Heart. Getting everything planned for your wedding is such a personal process, and asking your bridesmaid to be in your wedding party is one of those special moments you'll remember long after the event. So naturally, you'll want to add some individual touches to this proposal to make it an even more special moment between you and your friends.

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Wedding News: Launched of British-led bridal collection, Nori Ivy

Launched of British-led bridal collection, Nori Ivy

Former candidate on this year's The Apprentice, Shannon Martin has launched her British-led bridal collection, Nori Ivy, which she originally pitched to Lord Sugar. "While I was grateful for the opportunity to be on the show, I left in week two when I discovered the process wasn't for me," she says. "I realised I didn't need a business partner to make Nori Ivy a success, as I could do it on my own, alongside my amazing team!"

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Wedding News: Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Luxury leather goods brand Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season with a stunning collection of exceptional quality, personalised leather gifts. This thoughtfully curated edit includes a variety of exquisite items from their ever popular classic travel games and bound photo albums, to their brand new glassware range, specifically their stunning hand-blown decanters - all would make wonderful additions to any wedding list.

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Wedding News: Beauty in Bloom, just opened in April in Ilkley

Beauty in Bloom, just opened in April in Ilkley

Having just opened in April, Beauty in Bloom is an ecohair and beauty salon based in Ilkley. Owned by Charlotte Hawkins, her specialist team of hair stylists and make-up artists continue to make a name for themselves as the bridal hair and make-up people in and around Yorkshire. Aside from over 20 years of experience, their passion for perfection is unrivalled – put simply, they're the team you want on the morning of your wedding!

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Wedding News: How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

A typical spend for a Hen Do weekend can cost over £250 per person, taking a big chunk out of the wedding budget. Not only is this a massive cost for the bride, but it could also lead to members of the bridal party worrying about how they can afford such lavish expenses, which may result in them bailing out on the plans. Making arrangements in advance and planning activities ahead of time means both the bride and the party enjoy the celebrations without any falling outs. Sticking to local destinations or opting for activities like bottomless pottery painting over brunch are some of the simple solutions to saving money but still allow everyone to revel in the fun.

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Wedding News: County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!

County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!

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Wedding News: Hot new venue - EK at The Mill in Skipton

Hot new venue - EK at The Mill in Skipton

We love nothing more than reading about a new wedding venue, so are delighted to announce that EK at The Mill in Skipton is now open. Steeped in character and overlooking the canal and countryside, it offers a beautiful space for licensed civil ceremonies, wedding receptions and vow renewals. With its high beamed ceilings, Yorkshire stone walls and stunning woodland views, the venue adds an extra special quality to the most important day in your life.

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Wedding News: Wedding flowers for a lifetime

Wedding flowers for a lifetime

If you fell in love with your wedding flowers, or perhaps your chosen blooms on the big day had a sentimental meaning, the experts from Gardening Express have named the best flowers to grow in your garden so you can have memories forever of your wedding day. Dahlias come in a variety of colours and sizes, they have a long vase life, which means they will look fresh and beautiful. Dahlias are also associated with love and commitment, making them a meaningful choice.

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Wedding News: UK wedding catering trends 2023

UK wedding catering trends 2023

Restaurant Associates reveals new data shows a definitive shift in style and substance at UK weddings post-Covid. Now that the dust has settled, and government mandated guest list limits are all but a thing of the past, the UK wedding scene has seen a definitive shift. New data from Restaurant Associates shows a preference to an informal style, plant-forward menus and reception only guests - so what does a 'normal' wedding look like, post-covid?

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