#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 21st February 2018 – local marriage requirements

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 21st February 2018 – local marriage requirements

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 21st February 2018

As well as general wedding planning chat, today there will be about local marriage requirements #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 1: You need to give notice of marriage in your local registration district. If you and your partner live in different areas, you will both need to give notice in your own district. #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 2: You can get married in a church, registry office or an approved venue. Or you could choose a legal service followed by a celebratory ceremony (if your venue is not licensed for ceremonies) #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 3: If you’re using a celebrant then there’s no restrictions when it comes to location (as long as you have permission from the land owner) nor temperature, or time of day! #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 4: To give notice of marriage in a registration office, you must have lived in that district for minimum of seven days. The earliest notice of marriage can be given is 12 months before. Normally, 28 clear days’ notice is required. #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 5: You will be asked to produce evidence of your full name, nationality, age and proof of current address plus evidence of marital status #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 6: Two registrars will attend a civil wedding: one to conduct the ceremony and the other to register your marriage. You need two adults to be your witnesses – friends or relatives over the age of 16 and able to understand English. #UKWedLunch

This week’s top tips were about local marriage requirements taken from ‘Local marriage requirements in Oxfordhsire 2018‘ #UKWedLunch

As well as general wedding planning chat, next week will be about networking #UKWedLunch

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Photography by Farrow Photography

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 14th February 2018 – proposal stories

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 14th February 2018 – proposal stories

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 14th February 2018

As well as general wedding planning chat, this week we’re feeling romantic – so share your proposal story for Valentine’s Day inspiration #UKWedLunch

PROPOSAL IDEA 1: Say it with chocolates – put the ring inside a kinda egg! #UKWedLunch

PROPOSAL IDEA 2: Keep then guessing – good things come to those who wait! #UKWedLunch

PROPOSAL IDEA 3: Spell it out – in vegetable seeds and watch the message grow! #UKWedLunch

PROPOSAL IDEA 4: Whisk them away for a romantic weekend – just be careful with the ring in airport security #UKWedLunch

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day. Please do share your proposal stories #UKWedLunch

This week’s proposal stories are taken from ‘Real life proposal stories‘ #UKWedLunch

Thank you for all the RTs, follows and likes! Hope to see you again next Wednesday 1-2pm for more wedding planning chat #UKWedLunch

As well as general wedding planning chat, next week will be about local marriage requirements  #UKWedLunch

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Blue engagement ring | Journey to the Centre of the Earth | modern ethereal winter styled bridal shoot by Hanami Dream | agate | marble | airplants | tulle | pale blue | gold | Oxleaze Barn | Gloucestershire | October 2017 | Photography by Squib Photography www.squibphotography.co.uk

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 17th January 2018 – bridesmaids’ duties

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 17th January 2018 – bridesmaids’ duties

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 17th January 2018

As well as general wedding planning chat, today there will be about bridesmaids’ duties #weddingplanning #UKWedLunch

  • Bridesmaid = a girl or woman (usually one of several) who accompanied a bride on her wedding day
  • Chief bridesmaid / Maid of honour = principle unmarried attendant
  • Matron of honour = married female attendant #UKWedLunch

Bridesmaids are the support network for the bride, headed up by the maid of honour, and help her to plan her big day #UKWedLunch

Chief bridesmaid acts as advisor, messenger and personal assistant to bride offering moral support more than anything else #UKWedLunch

Bridesmaids help choose their own outfits, attend fittings, form part of bridal procession, welcome guests, offer cake to guests #UKWedLunch

Chief bridesmaid organises hen party, holds bride’s bouquet during vows, arrange bride’s veil or train, helps with planning, provides advice and emotional support #UKWedLunch

Other duties could include acting as a witness if necessary, joining the receiving line, looking after the wedding dress during honeymoon, doing a reading #UKWedLunch

This week’s top tips were about bridesmaids’ duties #UKWedLunch

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Bridesmaid looking down in garden | Journey to the Centre of the Earth | modern ethereal winter styled bridal shoot by Hanami Dream | agate | marble | airplants | tulle | pale blue | gold | Oxleaze Barn | Gloucestershire | October 2017 | Photography by Squib Photography www.squibphotography.co.uk

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 10th January 2018 – bridal party roles

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 10th January 2018 – bridal party roles

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 10th January 2018

As well as general wedding planning chat, today we are talking about the role of the bridal party #weddingplanning #UKWedLunch

MATRON OF HONOUR / CHIEF BRIDESMAID: organises hen party, holds bride’s bouquet during vows, arrange bride’s veil or train, helps with planning, provides advice and emotional support #UKWedLunch

BEST MAN: getting groom to church on time, holding rings, toast and speech #UKWedLunch

USHER: parking attendants, escort guests to their seats, moving furniture, handing out order of service #UKWedLunch

FLOWERGIRL / PAGE: look cute, scatter petals, hold train #UKWedLunch

RING BEARER: carries a pillow down the aisle with the rings tied to it #UKWedLunch

FATHER OF THE BRIDE: walk the bride down the aisle, toast and speech, father/daughter dance #UKWedLunch

This week’s top tips were about the role of the bridal party #UKWedLunch

As well as general wedding planning chat, next week will be about bridesmaids’ duties #UKWedLunch

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Bridal party laughing in garden | Journey to the Centre of the Earth | modern ethereal winter styled bridal shoot by Hanami Dream | agate | marble | airplants | tulle | pale blue | gold | Oxleaze Barn | Gloucestershire | October 2017 | Photography by Squib Photography www.squibphotography.co.uk

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 20th December 2017 – wedding traditions quiz

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 20th December 2017 – wedding traditions quiz

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 20th December 2017

As well as general wedding planning chat, this week there’s a wedding traditions quiz (just for fun!) Tweet your replies (answers at the end of #UKWedLunch)

Here we go… QUESTION 1: What did early Roman brides carry instead of flowers? #UKWedLunch

QUESTION 2: In what year was it first possible to marry in a licensed venue in England and Wales? #UKWedLunch

QUESTION 3: What is not allowed at a civil ceremony? #UKWedLunch

QUESTION 4: What is a traditional French wedding cake? #UKWedLunch

QUESTION 5: What is an Ascot? #UKWedLunch

QUESTION 6: The Wedding March from Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin” is better known as what? #UKWedLunch

Hope you’ve had fun! Here are the answers: A1= herbs, A2= 2000, A3= hymns, A4= croquembouche, A5= cravat, A6= here comes the bride #UKWedLunch

Congratulations if you got all the questions correct. See more wedding traditions on Hanami Dream blog http://www.hanamidream.co.uk/category/traditions/ #UKWedLunch

All the very best for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Look forward to seeing you again in 2018 from Wednesday 3rd Jan 1-2pm for more wedding planning chat #UKWedLunch

Having a break from wedding planning chat next week, but there will be a round up of top posts from 2017. Feel free to tweet yours to #UKWedLunch on Wed 1-2pm

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Photography by Cat Stephens Photography

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 13th December 2017 – wedding trends

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 13th December 2017 – wedding trends

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 13th December 2017

As well as general wedding planning chat, today we are talking about 2018 wedding trends  #weddingplanning #UKWedLunch

2018 WEDDING TREND 1: Clothing – what do you think to the arm warmer style sleeves, trailing bows on shoulders or Watteau backs on wedding dresses? #UKWedLunch

2018 WEDDING TREND 2: Culture – do you think films like jungle book or aquaman will influence tropical  and underwater wedding themes next year? #UKWedLunch

2018 WEDDING TREND 3: Celebrities – will Harry and Meghan’s wedding influence some great British street party style weddings? #UKWedLunch

2018 WEDDING TREND 4: Colour and styling – how do you see the @pantone color of the year working in couples’ schemes? #UKWedLunch

2018 WEDDING TREND 5: Catering – will family style serving and buffets still be big news at weddings in 2018? #UKWedLunch

2018 WEDDING TREND 6: Current affairs – will the winter Olympic swimming or World Cup in Russia influence some wedding themes in 2018? #UKWedLunch

This week’s top tips were about 2018 wedding trends – see more at http://www.hanamidream.co.uk/category/trends/ #UKWedLunch

Thank you for all the RTs, follows and likes! Hope to see you again next Wednesday 1-2pm for more wedding planning chat #UKWedLunch

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#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 15th November 2017 – food service styles

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 15th November 2017 – food service styles

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 15th November 2017

As well as general wedding planning chat, today we are talking about different food service styles #weddingplanning #UKWedLunch

STYLE 1: buffet – food is laid out on tables and guests collect a plate and then serve their own food on to their plates before going to find a seat elsewhere #UKWedLunch

STYLE 2: family style – platters of food are placed in the centre of a table and everyone around the table serves themselves  #UKWedLunch

STYLE 3: plated – food is pre plated in the kitchen and brought out by servers to guests that are already sat at their tables #UKWedLunch

STYLE 4: silver service – a high end level of service where servers come around to each seated guest and serve them food #UKWedLunch

STYLE 5: a la carte – instead of a set meal where everyone has the same plated meal, this gives guests the choice to pick their meal from a menu which is then brought out to their table plated #UKWedLunch

STYLE 6: boxed meal – this is not plated but in a portable container so that the food could be eaten whilst on the move #UKWedLunch

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#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 8th November 2017 – staying calm

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 8th November 2017 – staying calm

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 8th November 2017

As well as general wedding planning chat, today we are talking about staying calm before the wedding day #weddingplanning #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 1: Take a deep breath – do yoga, listen to calming music or try some rescue remedy #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 2: Get physical – go for a walk or get pampered. Remember to go braless to avoid strap marks #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 3: Think positive and surround yourself with positive people. Remember to be yourself. #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 4: Delegate tasks and brief your attendants. Remember good communication is key and pace yourself. Make sure to schedule breaks in the day. #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 5: Be prepared for every emergency with a wedding day survival kit #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 6: Don’t forget to eat – start the day with a good breakfast. Remember to avoid garlic and other smelly foods #UKWedLunch

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Photography by Squib Photography

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 18th October 2017 – wedding budgets

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 18th October 2017 – wedding budgets

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 18th October 2017

As well as general wedding planning chat, today we are talking about budgeting for a wedding #weddingplanning #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 1: Determine who is paying or contributing and by how much #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 2: set aside a contingency of about 10% from your budget  #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 3: Determine the size of your bridal party (and who is paying for all elements of their attire etc) #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 4: Calculate the difference in variable costs depending on the number of guests attending #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 5: Research costs – get at least three quotes for each item for comparison #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 6: Write down what you’ve paid, when you’ve paid it and what you’ve still to pay #UKWedLunch

This week’s top tips have been taken from The holy trinity of wedding planning: part 3 – how much #UKWedLunch

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#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 11th October 2017 – social media

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 11th October 2017 – social media

#UKWedLunch – Wednesday 11th October 2017

As well as general wedding planning chat, today we are talking about social media at weddings #weddingplanning #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 1: Don’t rely on social media for all your wedding communications – not everyone will have access and physical invite covers everyone #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 2: Don’t overshare on social media – keep an element of surprise beforehand & don’t make uninvited people feel left out #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 3: Create a hashtag or a personalised snapchat filter then collect images on a social media wall at reception or online wedding album #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 4: Use Facebook live or periscope so those that can’t make it can still experience the day #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 5: Etiquette tip – guests should wait until after the bride or groom have posted anything before putting up shots of happy couple #UKWedLunch

TOP TIP 6: Or if you feel like going  tech free then have unplugged wedding – just make sure you set expectations with your guests early on #UKWedLunch

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Photography by Robin Smith

Photography by Robin Smith