• 10 Things No One Tells You about the Wedding Day

    Luuk Lijten

    Talk to anyone who’s gone through it before and they’ll tell you that your wedding day absolutely flies by. You’ll be so busy going from one thing to the next that before you know it, you’ll be cutting the cake. You may already know that you need an emergency kit (just in case), that it can be difficult to use…

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  • 9 Essential Tips for Making Your Guest List

    Luuk Lijten

    Drafting and cutting your guest list might not be quite as fun as tasting cake flavors, but follow these essential tips (then keep track of everyone on your list, including RSVPs and menu preferences. 1. Decide how you’ll divvy up the list—before accepting financial help We won’t tiptoe around the truth: Making a guest list can get messy, especially if one…

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  • 5 Fun Ideas to Blend Your Families on Your Wedding Day

    Luuk Lijten

    Weddings not only celebrate two individuals becoming one but two families. Whether you or your spouse have complicated pasts or not, this mingling of families can be a tricky task to manoeuvre. Prepare your wedding for success. Rise to the challenge of unifying two unique groups. From step-children to strained parental relationships— use these 5…

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  • How to Get the Groom Involved in Your Wedding

    Luuk Lijten

    Weddings are often referred to as the bride’s big day, but there is someone else back there too, hiding behind the flower arrangements and dusting off his credit cards. He’s called ‘the groom’. Many men are more than happy to let their fiancée take the lead when it comes to wedding planning. But months of…

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  • 5 of the Most Amazing Destination Wedding Venues in the World

    Luuk Lijten

    If traditional churches and posh Victorian manor houses don’t live up to your idea of a special wedding then how about one of these more unusual destinations for tying the knot? 1. The Great Wall of China Do you want your wedding to be ‘out of this world’ but have no idea how you’d get…

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  • Preserving Your Top Wedding Cake Tier

    Luuk Lijten

    Don’t let those yummy wedding cake memories end with the last bite. Savor the flavor of your wedding with this guide to cake preservation. How to Wrap Up Your Cake Tier Instruct catering staff to take off the top tier of the wedding cake and box it for transport. Appoint a “cake captain” (one of…

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  • How to Save Money on Your Wedding

    Luuk Lijten

    Whatever your wedding budget, you don’t have to resort to DIY bouquets to come in on target (unless you want to, of course!). Read these 10 tips and save money where it counts without sacrificing on style. 1. Follow the Rule of Three Choose the three elements of your wedding that are most important to you…

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  • Your Expectations could Lead to a Happy Marriage

    Luuk Lijten

    Back in the days of Jane Austen’s time, matrimony was more often like a financial transaction where people married to achieve social status, economic stability, and safety. But modern-day marriage has evolved into what some psychology researchers dub as the “self-expressive era,” a time where we expect our partners to not only meet our basic…

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  • 5 Luckiest Wedding Traditions from around the World

    Luuk Lijten

    You may want to incorporate these traditions into your own big day to increase your chances of a lifetime of love and happiness—because even the most loving couple can use a little luck. The Date is the thing in China Picking the date is an important wedding ritual in China and sets the stage for everything that…

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  • Top Tips to Look Photogenic on Your Wedding Day

    Luuk Lijten

    Your wedding photographs immortalise your bridal look forever. Long after the event is over, they serve as memoirs of the big day, and may even be passed down your future generations. Therefore, you ought to put in some effort to look your photogenic best on your wedding day. The most important step to getting beautiful…

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