• 26Jul

    Weddings are events that linger in people's minds long after they are over. They are heavily photographed, video recorded, and talked about for years. The first dance is fast becoming one of the most talked about elements and that's one of the reasons people are starting to put so much thought and effort into their wedding dances.

    The first dance is a long standing, romantic tradition and one of the most memorable and intimate parts of your wedding day so it’s something you want to get right, however it can be one of the most nerve racking parts of your wedding day. If having all eyes on you is your worst nightmare and you are not a confident dancer, the idea of a first dance and the pressure for perfection may leave you feeling stressed and nervous. Even the most confident mover can be hit by nerves.

    Today we are talking to Claire Spence from A Dance to Remember. Claire is a dance teacher with over a decade of professional dance experience travelling the world as a featured dancer and dance captain. Now specialising in first dances, Claire works with couples to ensure their first dance experience is stress free, beautifully choreographed and most of all relaxed and enjoyable.

  • 03Jul

    It’s the night before your wedding.  All the planning and stressing is over and it’s time to sit back and actually enjoy your day.  You are probably feeling a combination of giddy with excitement and sick with nerves and like most other brides to be, there is no way you are going to sleep when your mind is racing at 1000 mile per hour.

    A restful night is really important to help you feel and look amazing on your wedding day so to help you take stock, clear your head and re-balance we have put together a list of things to do, the night before you say ‘I do’.

  • 22Jun

    Wedding planning is without a doubt one of the most stressful projects you will ever undertake. Who knew planning your wedding would have so many moving parts – and include such a huge amount of people.

    You have chosen your bridal party and have checked out our ‘wedding planning timeline’ so you know what needs done and when, but figuring out who does what can be confusing.

    Besides generally helping you out whenever you hit a crisis, the individuals in your wedding party do have some basic duties. We have put together a list of the main players and what they are traditionally responsible for, to help you delegate. Our list is available in a downloadable pdf here. Print off and give to your bridal party so everyone know what they are responsible for and take the opportunity to share some of the responsibility and ease some of the stress.

  • 09Jun

    We hear a lot about the importance of wellbeing these days. According to the University of Oxford if you feel content, energised, connected and balanced you are experiencing wellbeing. The path to our wellbeing includes making time to have fun, creating a positive environment and taking time out to focus, relax and just be. Have these people ever planned a wedding?

    Every bride to be will agree that planning your wedding, whilst being one of the happiest times in your life, is also one of the most stressful times. Co-ordinating suppliers, keeping track of budgets, finding the perfect dress and dealing with guests can leave you feeling completely overwhelmed and totally burnt out and stressed. As well as taking a toll on your mental health, stress can be detrimental to your physical health manifesting with symptoms such as low energy, supressed immune system, insomnia, headaches and many more and quite frankly, nobody has time for that?

  • 02Jun

    Staying within a budget can be challenging at the best of times but throw a wedding into the mix and budgeting can become one of the biggest stresses known to man.  Compromise becomes an art form and readjusting your expectations can become a necessary chore.

    A stylish yet budget friendly wedding is achievable however with a little bit of imagination and creative flair.  DIY wedding projects are easier than ever these days with a huge amount of inspiration available via Pinterest and raw materials being readily available on the high street.  Creating something unique gives a personal flair to your wedding and as well as saving pennies can add that certain something to your arrangements that you just wouldn’t get with off the shelf decorations.

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