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Wedding Shopping in Mumbai, India

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Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It's also fantastic value for wedding shopping. Wedding planners Tania Tapel can help you navigate the multitude of choice available here - from buying $2000-worth of wedding stationery for only $450, to a $4000 wedding dress for only $2000, Tania Tapel know where to go to get the best value for money.
Treating couples in the same impeccable manor as they do when planning their wedding, Tania Tapel provides a personalised and personalised service which helps the couple save time and money in this extraordinary city.
The shopping packages include chauffeur driven car, negotiation on your behalf in stores if required, and a personal shopping consultant to plan your day to perfection. Full details are available here, and you can contact Tania Tapel through our India Weddings page. Enjoy your shopping in style!

Eloping: the road to wedded bliss

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Walking down the aisle in a big white dress with all eyes on you? It’s the stuff of nightmares for some. Much better to run away, writes Caroline Bishop. Poor Wills and Kate. Like Charles and Diana before them, their forthcoming wedding is set to be a media frenzy, in which every element of the no doubt lavish affair (austerity wedding buffet notwithstanding) will be analysed and commented on by everyone from that man Nicholas Witchell to Fearne Cotton, Cat Deeley and Dancing On Ice presenter Philip Schofield. And unlike their forebears, this 21st century wedding will be at the mercy of social media, where every bead of sweat, unfortunate facial expression and wilting petal of the bridal bouquet will be twitpic’d and blogged about by the general public. It’s not surprising that even Wills, who must be used to being in the media glare by now, has already admitted to some pre-wedding jitters. Princess fantasies aside, would any couple really want that pressure? Even the most bridezilla …

Stand out from the crowd with an unusual wedding destination

Belize has simple legalitiesEgypt offers desert delightsHawaii is Paradise with a Polynesian twistDestination weddings are becoming all the rage these days, but they started off being something that your adventurous friends did to be different to everyone else. With one in five couples choosing to marry abroad*, how can you now stand out from the rest? Having a wedding in an unusual location takes marrying abroad to another level. It goes back to the originality of ten years ago when the bridal couple invited few, if any, guests and exchanging vows in a different country really did make you stand out. Luckily, the destination wedding industry has grown fast and more and more countries are open to having non residents exchange their vows on the beach or at a tropical resort. Destination wedding website www.marryabroad.co.uk has seen more wedding planners join recently from unusual destinations, all ready to showcase their wedding services to adventurous UK couples. Belizein Central …

Movie star service on your wedding day

Carey Hawkins make up is offering a new " all day" service, to ensure the bride and bridal party looks perfect for longer on her wedding day.

Carey's service includes - full make up and hairstyling for Bride (and Bridal party), touch ups throughout the day and a change of make up/hairstyle for evening.

It is important for wedding photographs that the bride and her bridal party's make up/hair look perfect - Carey has worked on many films where the same rules apply to ensure that the 'star' looks amazing for all photos, from every angle. She will be on hand watching and helping the bridal party to look their best. Having a hair and make up change for evening can allow for a more relaxed look with hair and a refreshed make up/look style which will be agreed at the make up trial. This is a tailored made service to meet every Brides needs, so for more details please contact Carey directly. Details are on our France weddings page.

Weddings in Florida

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Wedding planners Get Married in Florida organize beautiful ceremonies in Orlando, and specialize in mid-week ceremonies, which are generally cheaper than holding your wedding on a weekend.
Whether it's just the two of you, or your whole family is coming too, Get Married in Florida can arrange the ideal ceremony - from beaches to tropical gardens, luxury resort hotels to rock 'n roll weddings - the choice is yours!
Lorraine from Get Married in Florida is British and has arranged over 900 weddings over the past 10 years. She completely understands what you need to make your day absolutely perfect, especially as you are arranging everything from afar. Visit our Florida weddings page to see how Lorraine can help you create your Florida wedding.

Getting married in Florida

For many couples who are planning to be married, a ceremony overseas in a dream location would be the icing on the wedding cake. One top spot for couples celebrating their nuptials abroad is America’s sunshine state of Florida – which offers some to suit all styles when it comes to weddings.Top Wedding Venues in FloridaFlorida offers a range of exciting wedding venues that help couples make some truly special memories of their big day. Popular choices for those travelling to Florida to get married include:Disney World – there is nowhere in the world that offers a more magical setting for couples wanting to enter into a marriage. Disney World offers a true fairytale backdrop to a fairytale day and is a great choice for women who have always dreamed of being a princess on their big day. Disney World is also a great choice of venue for brides and grooms who already have children as the day is a magical one for all the family. Disney event planners are available to help couples cr…

Getting Married in Malta

Having your wedding in Malta is a great choice, just take a look at the fabulous Westin Dragonara Resort to see why. Set on a peninsula with the sea lapping at its shores, the resort creates magnificent weddings designed around your dreams.
Malta has a mild climate with sunshine throughout the year, so why not make the most of this and marry on this beautiful island? With an in-house wedding planner, amazing views over the bay and luxury accommodation, choosing to have your wedding at the Dragonara will truly start your married life in style.
To see how the Dragonara can design your perfect wedding visit our Malta Weddings page.

Unusual weddings abroad

For couples searching for an unusual location for their destination wedding, look no further than Belize. In Central America, this small nation is the only one in the area where English is the official language, which makes it ideal for weddings.
With the Caribbean sea lapping at its shores, and plenty of pretty islets and cayes dotted around, Belize really does make the perfect tropical wedding location with a difference. Take a look at our new resort Chabil Mar (Mayan for "beautiful sea") and realise your dreams of a white sand wedding, in an unspoilt destination, with no crowds of people to spoil your special day. You can even hire the whole resort for your wedding and make sure it's just you and your loved ones together when you exchange vows. What better way to start married life!
Visit our Belize weddings page for more details.

Get married in France

A wedding in France can be so romantic - there are so many beautiful places in which to marry it may take you some time to decide which is best for you. Our new wedding planner Maud Couprie can arrange your wedding anywhere in France, from a chateau in the vineyards, to a glitzy ceremony on the Cote d'Azur, to a city wedding in Paris, they can arrange it all.

Based in Paris, Maud Couprie has many years of experience in designing gorgeous weddings all over France. They will suggest fantastic ceremony locations designed to make you fall in love all over again - with France! To find out how they can create your perfect wedding please visit our France weddings page today.

Let's get married on a beach

Our friends at leading men's wedding website Staggered are a bit miffed about the fact that in the UK you can't get married on a beach. It could very well be the reason why so many couples choose to get married abroad, but they'd quite like the UK to catch up with other more "progressive" countries. Here's what they think - if you agree, feel free to sign the petition at the bottom........

One of the things that often surprises our readers and bloggers is that they can’t get married anywhere they would like. Yes, there’s some great venues and churches but there are strict and stupid restrictions that say where you can’t get married.

When the rules regarding ceremonies were changed in 1995 by The Marriages (Approved Premises) Regulations it meant an explosion in the number of intriguing and exciting places that were allowed to hold weddings. This was brilliant because it meant that couples could get one step closer to finding somewhere that truly reflected them…

Destination Wedding in South Africa

Getting married abroad is simple when you've found the right location, and what better place to get married than at a beautiful hotel on the Garden Route in South Africa?
Hyatt Oubaai offers gorgeous wedding ceremonies in this picturesque setting, located midway between the mountains and the sea. It even has its own wedding chapel - perfect for complete seclusion on your wedding day.
To find out more about the wedding packages available please visit our South Africa weddings page.

Brits spending £1.8 billion attending destination weddings

Guests spend an average £1,139 attending weddings outside the UKAn estimated 29% of this spend is uninsuredLondoners are most likely to have been to a wedding abroad in past five yearsNearly 8 million Brits have travelled abroad to attend a wedding in the last five years, spending an average of £1,139 each on travel, accommodation, gifts and special wedding outfits, according to new research(1) from Sainsbury's Travel Insurance. This adds up to a whopping £8.9 billion spend over the past five years or £1.8 billion each year. And the trend for weddings abroad looks set to continue with nearly 500,000 Brits saying that they have made plans to have their own wedding abroad in the near future and just over 1.5 million people saying they have made plans to attend one as a guest.Over one million people (14%) who have been to a wedding abroad in the past five years claim they spent more than £2,500 and just over 500,000 (7%) spent over £4,000. These amounts include spend on tr…