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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in the North East, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

Wedding News: Hen do and stag party tips 2024

Hen do and stag party tips 2024

Anita Naik, Savings Expert at VoucherCodes.co.uk provides her top tips on reducing the cost of a hen or stag do: "Many bridal and groom parties begin planning their respective hen and stag dos throughout the months of January and February. Taking the time to plan carefully is crucial, especially if you are planning on jetting off somewhere. "But, with rising living costs and foreign destinations being more expensive than ever, I've put together my top tips to help you have some pre-wedding fun without breaking the bank - either domestically, or abroad.

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Wedding News: The Biscuit Factory's decor combines historic architecture with contemporary art

The Biscuit Factory's decor combines historic architecture with contemporary art

Combining historic architecture with contemporary art and design-led celebration spaces, this charming wedding venue, located at the edge of Newcastle City Centre, provides a picturesque backdrop for your day. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, its independent art gallery allows for a celebration with a difference.

New for 2024 is The Garden Room, a tropical plant-filled space inspired by Victorian winter gardens yet with a contemporary design finish. Here you'll enjoy relaxed grandeur beneath dappled light and gently swaying palms, housed under a treble-height ceiling.

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Wedding News: 2024 is here and it's time to get organised with a new wedding planner

2024 is here and it's time to get organised with a new wedding planner

Whether it's a new year's resolution to get more organised, or you're feeling overwhelmed with the wedding planning, use the new Our Wedding Planner to keeping track of your dreams and decisions for a stress-free wedding planning experience - allowing you to focus on enjoying day! Our Wedding Planner will not only organise your big day, but also create treasured memories for years to come. Every detail of your wedding, including hen and stag parties and the honeymoon are covered, allowing you to create your perfect wedding and keep that all-important budget on track along the way. Bursting with easy to follow advice, and space to record details of every conceivable aspect of planning the big day, this new book offers a one stop depository for ideas, prices, venues, suppliers and guests.

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Wedding News: A matchmade in heaven for wedding gifting

A matchmade in heaven for wedding gifting

Habulous is excited to reveal the latest addition to their range of personalised products, the perfect match striker pot. Handmade in the UK these personalised ceramic match striker pots look at home in your living room. The wheel-thrown pot is carefully glazed with a choice of personalisation inside the heart - reminiscent of those retro love doodles! Filled with pastel matches in complementary shades, the jars come in five signature colours: Cornflower Blue, Mint Green, Off White, Pale Pink, Light Yellow.

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Wedding News: The Speech Surgery - How many speeches are too many?

The Speech Surgery - How many speeches are too many?

The Speech Surgery with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy and author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: The wedding speech tradition is as prevalent as ever and is still very much one of the key parts of the day. For some, public speaking comes quite naturally, and they wouldn't think twice about standing up and 'performing' on cue, while for others it may cause sleepless nights and anxiety but the pressure of pleasing a loved one means you can't say no! Fear not, whether you're a pro and want to heighten your speech, or a novice and you need some advice on how to settle those nerves, Heidi is here to answer your all-important questions...

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Wedding News: HARIBO giving free wedding cake to Gummy Ring proposals this Valentine's

HARIBO giving free wedding cake to Gummy Ring proposals this Valentine's

From lockdown couples to celebrities, the last few years has seen the nation embrace their inner child by getting engaged with HARIBO's iconic Friendship Ring. To mark this Valentine's Day, HARIBO, the UK's number one sweets manufacturer, is delighted to declare that lovebirds ready to unleash their inner child and dive into marital bliss with its iconic gummy ring will get the sweetest reward – the chance to win their very own HARIBO Heart Throb Wedding Cake for their big day.

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Wedding News: Meet your dream suppliers at a local wedding fair

Meet your dream suppliers at a local wedding fair

Whether you've recently gotten engaged or are at the end of your wedding planning journey, trying to find the perfect suppliers can be stressful. To help you plan the wedding of your dreams, why not visit a local wedding fair? This is the ideal chance to meet some of the region's best companies and discuss your big day.

The A Wedding Less Ordinary (www.aweddinglessordinary.net) show will be taking place at the Boiler Shop on Sunday 3rd March between 11:30am and 2:30pm. Entry is £3 per person.

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Wedding News: TikTok’s wedding trends - what we can expect in 2024

TikTok’s wedding trends - what we can expect in 2024

TikTok has become the best place to source beautiful wedding inspiration, from wedding dress fashion to food. But what were the biggest TikTok wedding trends of 2023, and what can we expect to see in 2024? By analysing TikTok hashtags, ethical jewellery brand Sacet provides insights into the most influential trends of 2023, the wedding trends on the decline, and predictions for the upcoming year.

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Wedding News: Wynyard Golf Club is nestled within 200 acres of mature woodland

Wynyard Golf Club is nestled within 200 acres of mature woodland

Nestled within 200 acres of mature woodland and rolling parkland is the impressive Wynyard Golf Club. Situated in the exclusive Wynyard Estate, this contemporary setting is the perfect blank canvas for your wedding.

Those of you who love golf will adore the highly acclaimed 18-hole, par 72 championship course, which includes sweeping fairways, panoramic views, elevation changes and over 80 bunkers to challenge even the most experienced of golfers.

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Wedding News: Wedding floral trends for 2024

Wedding floral trends for 2024

Bloom & Wild florist, Emma Forsey, presents a vision of floral enchantment that goes beyond the ordinary. From local blooms and wild meadows to bold colour clashes and the evolution of AI, here's what to come in 2024 for wedding blooms. Local flowers have been getting the love they deserve in the wedding scene, and it looks like they're going to be the go-to choice for UK weddings in 2024. More and more couples are valuing the eco-friendly element of homegrown blooms, appreciating the chance to support local flower growers. British flowers aren't just a trendy word anymore; they're becoming a significant and lasting part of the wedding flower industry.

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Wedding News: Inside the UK’s most ‘Traitorous’ castle

Inside the UK’s most ‘Traitorous’ castle

The Traitors is Britain's hottest new reality competition, where a group of twenty strangers come together for the investigation of their life: to find and stop the Traitors from stealing the ultimate prize pot! It's a show full of mind-games, backstabbing and trust, and its second series proves to be gripping the nation once again. And the setting of this treacherous game makes it all the more entertaining: a beautiful castle in the Scottish highlands. In fact, enquiries about this castle have shot up since the show first aired in 2022.

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Wedding News: That's so Fetch: 10 Ideas for the ultimate Mean Girls-themed hen party

That's so Fetch: 10 Ideas for the ultimate Mean Girls-themed hen party

It's time to channel your inner Regina George and party like it's October 3rd! To celebrate the release of the new Mean Girls movie on 19th January 2024, Fizzbox has the rundown on Mean Girls themed hen party ideas that are so fetch! In a world where wearing pink on Wednesdays isn't just a choice but a lifestyle, this is the ultimate way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials in style, whether you're an aspiring Spring Fling Queen or a Mathlete. So break out the Burn Book and dust off your Plastics-approved heels. Get in loser, we're going on a hen do!

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Wedding News: From casual to formal, here’s how to plan your picture-perfect engagement party

From casual to formal, here’s how to plan your picture-perfect engagement party

Firsty, congratulations! You're getting married! After a proposal, there are so many things to think about, but before preparing for the big day itself, an engagement party is a great way to share your exciting news and get your nearest and dearest together to celebrate. Pinterest trends1 revealed the largest peak in searches for 'engagement party ideas' were in January last year, now is the time to get the ball rolling and start planning for the prelude of the main event. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, party planning expert at Ginger Ray, Jess Martin, shares 10 tips for your celebration, no matter how big or small:

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Wedding News: Dash Photography is offering our readers an exclusive discount

Dash Photography is offering our readers an exclusive discount

Dash Photography is an award-winning wedding photographer based in County Durham who covers Northumberland, Teesside, North Yorkshire and the North West. Owner Brendan tells us: "I have tried my hand at many careers over the last 30 years, but the one constant throughout my life has been my love of taking photos. I became a professional photographer in 2007 and have never looked back. It hasn't always been an easy journey, but even after all these years, I am still in love with the whole process of photography and feel so lucky to be able to spend my days behind the camera."

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Wedding News: The wedding gifts couples in 2024 really want...

The wedding gifts couples in 2024 really want...

When it comes to wedding planning, there is so much to think about, the same goes for wedding gift lists & etiquette. Gifting Guru at The Wedding Shop, Liza Baucher, answers you everything you need to know about wedding registries... In short, we advise adding 2-3 gifts per wedding guest invited. Adding a variety of gifts to your wedding list caters to the differing budgets and preferences of your guests. It's a thoughtful approach to include a wide range of items, from smaller, more affordable pieces to a few higher-end gifts. The key is balance and variety. Typically, having slightly more gifts than the number of guests or households invited allows for enough choice without overwhelming your guests.

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Wedding News: The George Washington Hotel is a wedding venue in Washington

The George Washington Hotel is a wedding venue in Washington

Based in Washington, just a stone's throw from Sunderland, the George Washington Hotel is an ideal place to gather your friends and family for a celebration. With natural light flooding through the stunning glass ceilings and wall-to-wall bi-folding doors, the hotel's Orangery truly brings the beauty of the outside in. Boasting magnificent views of the championship golf course, as well as the outdoor terrace and idyllic wedding pavilion, it's the perfect place to start your happily ever after.

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Wedding News: Wedding ring trends 2024 according to Queensmith

Wedding ring trends 2024 according to Queensmith

Symbolising unconditional love, devotion and commitment, wedding rings represent the union of marriage between two people and unlike engagement rings, they are worn by both. Often, wedding rings tend to be more simple and minimalist, but there are still so many different choices you can make from the metal colour, style and bandwidth. As such, experts at engagement and wedding ring jeweller, Queensmith, have released exclusive internal data to help guide couples on what wedding rings will be popular in 2024.

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Wedding News: 2024 wedding trend: cocktails to serve at 70s-inspired weddings!

2024 wedding trend: cocktails to serve at 70s-inspired weddings!

Pinterest has launched its Pinterest Predicts report and '70s-inspired weddings are set to be huge in 2024, with searches for 'groovy wedding' increasing 170% and 'retro wedding theme' spiking 80%. Experts at NIO Cocktails have shared popular cocktails from the 1970s that you should serve at your retro wedding: "The era that brought us the rise of disco music, retro prints and bell bottom trousers also brought us a resurgence in classic cocktails and new ones, too! There were many cocktails that were popular in the 1970s and if you're wanting to throw the perfect '70s-inspired wedding, we'd definitely advise including our top three '70s cocktail picks in your wedding."

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Wedding News: Yorkshire Rose Events is celebrating a year of business

Yorkshire Rose Events is celebrating a year of business

Yorkshire Rose Events, a sustainability-focused event organiser, is celebrating a year of business. Specialising in large-scale private and corporate event orchestration, owner Emily Alexander has gained experience managing and running private events for established businesses and schools for the past 10 years.

"I decided to take a leap and build my own business to continue doing what I love, organising," says Emily. "I am a driven and highly motivated person who naturally wants to achieve the highest possible standards, with a track record of events to support this. From venue hire to personalised décor, transport, or catering, I can work with you to achieve your vision."

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Wedding News: 2024 food and drink trends predicted by the experts

2024 food and drink trends predicted by the experts

From flexitarianism and the rise of sharing plates, to higher demand for whiskies and the rise in under-loved species of fish; here, renowned chefs and drink experts predict what will be the food and drink trends to take 2024 by storm - inspiration for your big-day catering too, with so much choice it will be hard to pick your favourite trend!

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