Category Archives: General Interest

General Interest

General help and advice on weddings and related topics from around the world. Including news, opinion pieces and wedding planning advice.

How to make the best wedding on a budget.

Planning a Wedding on a Budget - When it comes down to spending money on your big day, it’s inevitable that you are looking for a bargain. There are so many things to think about, and the list can seem never ending. From the venue and the dress, to table decorations and place settings, even the smaller things can eat up those pennies.  But here are some top tips for truly getting the most for your money. Weekday weddings Here at Uk Wedding Savings, we are the queens of weekday weddings. Read More ...

7 Wedding Venues That Will Awaken Your Inner Princess

Horsley Estate – Surrey Wedding Venues - Horsley Estate in Surrey looks like it has been plucked straight from a fairy tale, with its Rapunzel style tower, enchanting lake and vast 70 acre manicured grounds. With many stunning function rooms to choose from, you can get the perfect size for you and your wedding party. The venue was designed and built in 1820 by Sir Charles Barry; the architect who also designed the Houses of Parliament, giving it that royal feeling. Horsley EstateWedding Read More ...

17 Fun and Original Confetti Alternatives for Your Wedding

Throwing confetti at weddings is a centuries-old tradition that started in Italy. The name, confetti, is indeed an Italian word meaning sweets. At the time, either real or imitation sweets made of plaster were thrown over the newlyweds together with rice and flower petals to bestow the couple with prosperity and fertility. Over time, plaster confetti was replaced with the paper one we all know today. But just because the tradition says we should throw confetti, it doesn’t mean you can’t Read More ...

Novelty or Traditional Wedding Cake?

The wedding cake is one of the central elements of a wedding, and the cake cutting is one of the key moments of your big day - two reasons that make most brides channel a wealth of energy into choosing the perfect cake. Picking novelty or traditional wedding cakes is often a challenge though. Many brides would love the former but are afraid to break the rules with a too daring choice. Others may love the traditional style but perhaps they wish to enrich it with some original elements. If Read More ...

Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year: Awe-Inspiring Ideas

The first year of marriage has flown by, and you’re now thinking of the best wedding anniversary gifts for your spouse. While there are literally dozens of things you could give them, gifts inspired by tradition could be your best bet. Here is a list of ideas. First Year – Paper The first year of marriage is the paper year, a period in which you start to write your story together. A journal, book, or yearly subscription to a magazine are traditional choices. If your spouse has a more Read More ...