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Your wedding day won’t be the wedding day of your dreams if you don’t plan it to perfection, which is why Style & the Bride has a dedicated wedding planning section. From bridal tips and advice from recent brides to articles on photography, readings & speeches, hen nights, gifts and wedding transport, there is a lot of information to swot up on.

Here at Style & the Bride, we encourage all our brides-to-be to start planning their wedding the minute they get engaged. The last thing you will want to happen is to find your dream-wedding venue but then discover that the wedding date you originally wanted has been taken. The same goes for all aspects of your wedding. If you like the idea of your wedding dress being made by a bespoke bridal designer, it is best to make an appointment with him/her as early as possible.

Bridal designers get booked up very quickly; so make sure you don’t make the mistake of leaving wedding dress shopping too late. It is also important to research and find your photographer early on in your wedding planning. A great way of getting to know your photographer and to ensure you feel more confident on your big day is to have an engagement photographic session; these are becoming more and more popular. We have even dedicated a section to engagements in the planning section.

It is important that you and your partner take responsibility for most of your wedding planning. Yes your mother is capable of organising the flowers or cake, but it is your wedding, and not hers. The last thing you will want is to end up arguing with your nearest and dearest for not doing things the way you want. To avoid this happening, make sure you and your partner are in charge of the majority of the wedding planning.

The Most Stylish Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Groom

I am sure your groom will appreciate a table tennis club, which you can book through The Indytute.

When it comes to stylish Valentine’s day gifts for your groom, I would think of gifts that have your ‘wedding’ or ‘honeymoon in mind. In other words, perhaps think of getting him travel grooming products that he can take on honeymoon? Here at Style & the Bride, we are a big fan of Mr Porter, and really like the Czeck & Speake Oxford & Cambridge...

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February 2017


My Top 5 Most Stylish Valentine’s Day Gifts For Brides

How lovely is this Valentine collaboration with REN Skincare with McQueens?

I did enjoy putting together this blog post about Valentine’s Day gifts for brides. If you are a bride to be, I am sure Valentine’s Day is incredibly important to you. Before you get married, couples generally embrace any opportunity to express their love for one another. When it comes to Valentine’s day gifts for brides, please don’t think just because you are getting married...

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February 2017


Inspiring Recipes From The Book Living Tea To Inspire You To Be A Healthy Bride

Do you like the idea of a Blood Orangeade?

I don’t like the word diet. In fact, it kind of freaks me out. Just because you are getting married most definitely does not mean you have to be on a diet. When you are engaged, it undoubtedly focuses your mind onto eating and drinking healthily and working out (sensibly). January is kind of a difficult month to inspire you to be a healthy bride. Is...

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February 2017


The Most Fashionable Prezola Wedding Gifts From The Catwalk For 2017

Yellow featured as part of Gucci's Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show

If at least 50% of your wedding plans stem from Pinterest, you most likely love keeping up with the latest trends and want an equally stylish home. A wedding gift list is the perfect way to update your home with a style that reflects both of you. Prezola is the UK’s leading independent wedding gift list service and has become renowned for providing modern and tech-savvy...

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January 2017


Why Finding Your Dream Wedding Photographer Should Be A Top Priority

The amazing Craig George is excellent at engagement shoots and photographing weddings.

Did you find a little box containing an engagement ring under the Christmas tree? Wow, how exciting! Congratulations, you must be thrilled. What a special Christmas for you both. I am so glad you have come across my wedding blog Style & the Bride. I launched my wedding blog because I believed there was a gap in the market for stylish and fashionable brides to...

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December 2016


How To Relax And Feel Calm The Night Before Your Wedding

Light this gorgeous set of mini candles (Baies, Figuier, Roses) by Diptique the night before your wedding.

The biggest day of your life is nearly upon you, so it is natural to feel nervous and a little overwhelmed the night before your wedding. The last thing you will want is to have to feel even more stressed than you are already experiencing. In order to prevent this from happening, get organised in the months and weeks leading up to your big day. If your...

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November 2016


How To Include And Style Your Dog On Your Wedding Day

How cute is this coral rose collar from Cupid Collars?

All you dog lovers out there will just love this blog post about how to include and style your dog on your wedding day. Since I have launched Style & the Bride, I have included quite a few weddings where dogs have featured. Some of you who are newly engaged may not even have thought about including your dog on your wedding day. However, if...

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October 2016


Stylish Personalised Bridesmaid Gifts They’ll Adore

How super cute are these personalised monogram lip balms by Sweet Cecily's, Not On The High Street?

Your girlfriends have been there through all the highs and lows in your life. You can’t wait wait for them to be your bridesmaids and help you celebrate the biggest day of your life. No doubt you will want to get them thank you gifts for being by your side in the lead up to your wedding. To make them feel really special, I am...

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August 2016


Top Tips For Emotional Brides And Grooms

John was very emotional when he married Emily. Photo by Joanne Dunn.

This wedding blog is not about stopping you from crying on your wedding day. If truth be known, I think there is nothing lovelier than showing your feelings on the most important day of your life. Some of my favourite wedding photographs are of emotional brides and grooms, particularly when they see their partner walk down the aisle for the first time. If you think...

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July 2016


What To Wear To Your Engagement Party

What To Wear To Your Engagement Party

Congratulations you are engaged! I bet you just can’t wait until you start planning the biggest day of your life. However before you begin, its time to think about what to wear to your engagement party. I know there are many brides to be who may not be planning an engagement party, but here at Style & the Bride, we think getting engaged is the...

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June 2016



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