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Weddings through the decades: 1990s

Weddings through the decades: 1990s

The soundtrack to my lockdown since March has been Ferne Cotton's Sounds of the 90s on BBC Sounds. These tunes and memories from the 1990s have accompanied me whilst gardening, doing chores around the house or out for runs. These songs of my teenage years have brought...

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Weddings through the decades: 1980s

Weddings through the decades: 1980s

One of things that has been great about lockdown is the community camaraderie. No longer were our neighbours solely the people that we lived near by chance, but these became some of the only people that we saw for several months earlier this year. Spotting neighbours...

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Weddings through the decades: 1970s

Weddings through the decades: 1970s

The current guidelines for weddings are making couples re-evaluate what is important to them for their wedding. In some ways, it is stripping the wedding back to just the ceremony and the legality about becoming married. It has actually made me consider whether there...

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Always the bridesmaid and never the bride

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride

Bridal party support team When you tie the knot you want to make sure that you have the best support team around you. Like the advice from one of the real brides in wedding day advice from real brides and grooms, you should 'choose your team well'. Just the same as if...

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Wedding traditions: Toasting the happy couple

Wedding traditions: Toasting the happy couple

There are many traditions, rituals and customs that people uphold and perform in connection with weddings. Some of these have now lost their relevance in modern society and sometimes we are not even sure why we undertake them. However we continue to perform them for...

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Changes in marriage law for outdoor weddings

Changes in marriage law for outdoor weddings

Today could mark the start of some exciting changes to where couples can get married in the future in England and Wales. I’m looking forward to hearing about changes in marriage laws today when Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announces the Budget later. He is expected to...

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