Accessories, Accessories - Bags, Tiaras, etc, Announcements, Product news, Wedding Etiquette, Wedding Idea

Don’t forget! The last minute plans you need to make for your wedding

By Debs Cass on June 10th, 2013

The invitations have been heatedly debated over, sent and rsvp’d. The perfect dress agonised over (not to mention a small fortune spent on); The menu tasted and all those finicky details researched to the nth degree. Now there’s just time for those last minute jobs that didn’t make it higher up on your wedding plan.

So with just a few weeks to go ‘til you say those immortal words: ‘I’m sure I ordered the gold ones..’, here’s our last minute wedding tips we think could come in handy…

Thank you Cards Wedding Banner £13

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Rather than than waiting ‘til after the big day, it’s best to get on top of this job as each gift arrives, so that you are not running what seems like a production line post the glorious big day. This could even be one of these details that could be delegated to the groom, keeping track of what each gift is and how you will both appreciate it. You could however also use your wedding photo's with the help of this Thank You Wedding Banner for your cards: Made on 4x4 inch white chipboard. Antiqued edges with balck acrylic paint and hand stamped letters in black. Strung on a natural piece of twine with rafia ties to each end. Any Occassion Banners

Accessories, Announcements, wedding dresses

June 5th: Wear your wedding dress to work day

By shinychris on June 1st, 2013

wedding dressOn Wednesday 5th June 2013 people across the country are expected to don bridal gowns, top hats and fascinators on their commutes to work and in offices across the UK.

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of romantic comedy, I Give it a Year, on 3rd June, STUDIOCANAL is encouraging people to honour a new annual tradition and wear their wedding dresses to work in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF). For every individual that sends a picture in to the STUDIOCANAL Facebook page, STUDIOCANAL will donate £1 to the nation’s heart charity.

Whether you are marking your first year of marriage or your Silver Wedding Anniversary, the day will be a chance to celebrate and reminisce about the most significant day of your life.

The BHF is leading the fight against coronary heart disease – the UK’s single biggest killer. Donations are needed to help the BHF continue its fight for every heartbeat.

Taking part is easy. You can donate here: And send your photos here:



Tell us what you would like to see more of on Bridalwave in 2013

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 2nd, 2013

We’ve started a new year: there are fabulous celebrity weddings ahead and by looking at our Twitter feed a fair few of you have entered your wedding year. If this is you, how exciting!

We always strive to make Bridalwave a place for inspiration and information for brides and grooms to be. You, our readers, are important to us and we’d love your input of what you’d like to find on the site when visiting. Let us know what you’d like to see more of in the months to come by ticking the boxes in the poll below, or simply leave us a comment.

Happy 2013!!

Announcements, Celebrity Weddings, Engagement

Happy Christmas from Bridalwave – and a look at celebrity engagements and weddings of 2012

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on December 20th, 2012

Another year is almost over and what a year it has been. The Queen celebrated 60 years on the throne, London hosted a very successful Olympic Games, a Korean pop star has become the most viewed video on YouTube, a man jumped from the edge of space, Obama was re-elected as the President of the United States and there’s a royal baby on the way!

As we prepare to put our ‘out of office’ on and go spend some quality time with friends and family, we thought we’d look back at which of the more famous people on this earth got engaged or tied the knot in the past twelve months…

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot in Italy.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married in South Carolina – and Florence (and the Machine) performed three songs for the happy couple.

Drew Barrymore wed Will Kopelman and the bride wore Chanel.

Kate Bosworth found happiness with Michael Polish and tweeted a photo of her ring.

Fashion favourite Grace Woodward wed her man and tweeted her happiness.

True Blood star Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell, of Billy Elliott fame, tied the knot.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux made it official – no news of a wedding date yet though…

Singer Kelly Clarkson got a big yellow rock on her finger.

Anne Hathaway, Holly Valance and Cat Deeley wed their men over the same weekend!

Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey got engaged to actor Simon Woods and is reported to have wed in an intimate ceremony at the Chelsea Register Office.

Bryan McFadden and Vogue Williams said I do.

Model Poppy Delevingne became engaged after adorable and unique proposal.

Singer Adele wed her Simon in secret.

Avril Lavigne got engaged to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger.

Actor Matthew McConaughey married his long-term partner Camila Alves.

McFly’s Tom Fletcher wed childhood sweetheart Giovanna Falcone in London.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.

And Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to marry any day now…


Have a wonderful holiday!


Photo by Amanda Thomsen via Etsy.


Merry Christmas Bridalwave readers!

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on December 23rd, 2011

Have a wonderful holidays dear brides-to-be. It’s been a fantastic year for weddings, we’re still looking at photos of Kate’s wedding to her prince. We’re off now to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends, eat lots of marzipan and attempt to not go online… too much…

Christmas and New Year’s is time when most of us think of family, friends and love – making it a magical time for proposals. If you find yourself one engagement ring and fiancé richer come 2012, first of all congratulations and second, we want to hear all about it! If you become engaged over the festive season and can’t wait to find that perfect dress, here are ten of our favourite wedding dresses for 2012.

We’ll be back in January with more wedding news, stunning dresses, dazzling jewellery and lots of wedding ideas.

Thanks you for your comments and support over the past twelve months!

Elisabeth & the Bridalwave Team x

Announcements, Dates for your diary, Designer Dresses, Gallery, Gowns, wedding dresses

Dates for your diary: London’s famous Bridal Designer Sale is back, 4 & 5 June 2011

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 17th, 2011

Get your purses ready ladies, the Bridal Designer Sale is back on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2011. The venue this time around is The Lancaster Hotel London. Tickets for the event are free, but you need to log on to to register and select a preferred time.

This is your chance to get up to 70% off exquisite designer wedding dresses. We’ve been told there are over 1,000 gowns available from leading designers such as Amanda Wakeley, Amy Michelson, Atelier Aimée and Caroline Castigliano. We could continue but it would take some time…

The sale will take place 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 3pm on Sunday.

Announcements, Dates for your diary, Designer Dresses, Gowns, News, wedding dresses

Vera Wang sale at Selfridges London this weekend 12 & 13 March

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on March 8th, 2011

Brides-to-be – here is a sale you don’t want to miss out on (that is unless you bought your dream wedding dress last week and are floating on air): The Wedding Dress Showroom at Selfridges London is selling all of their Vera Wang dresses!

This Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March, you can bag yourself a Vera Wang design for up to 75% off. Prices start at £495 and go up to £1995.

We’re guessing the sale might be because Vera Wang is opening her very own bridal shop just a few streets away…

For more information visit

Announcements, budget bride, News, Shoes

Date for your diary: bridal shoes sale by Freya Rose 3 March 2011, up to 70% off

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 18th, 2011

Remember when we featured the gorgeous bridal shoes by Freya Rose the other day? Well you can now get a pair for your own as Freya Rose is having a shoe sale! On 3 March 2011 from 1pm to 8pm the shoe designer opens the doors for brides, offering up to 70% off bridal shoes – we don’t blame you if you pick up  a few extra pairs of shoes just in case.

There’s more. At 20% less than the standard price, the couture shoemakers will personalise your wedding day pumps when you pick up a sale shoe.

For a shoe bonanza, head to Freya Rose, The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH. Make sure you book your appointment on 020 7288 6311 or [email protected]

Announcements, budget bride, Dates for your diary, News

Date for your diary: London Bridal Designer Sale 19/20 March 2011

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 17th, 2011

Here is a date for your diary all you thrifty brides!

The London Bridal Designer Sale will be holding a designer sample sale with up to 70% off over 1,000 exquisite designer wedding gowns from leading international designers, including AmandaWakeley, Amy Michelson, Anna Christina, Annabel B, Atelier Aimée, Caroline Castigliano, Christiana Couture, Galit Levi, Lyn Ashworth, Max Chaoul, Oleg Cassini Icon, Sharon Hoey, Toi Creazioni, and many, many more…

The tickets to this event are FREE and the slots are booked very quickly! To take advantage of the sale, please visit to select your preferred date and time slot.

When: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2011

Where: Radison Blu, Portman Hotel, London W1

Tickets can be booked at:

Announcements, Feature, News

Become Bridalwave’s friend on our Facebook page

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 13th, 2011

We know how much you love Facebook, so we’ve set up a new Bridalwave page. Not that we don’t want you to come visit us here at wedding planning HQ, but sometimes it might just be easier keeping up to date on the latest news through Facebook.

We’re also on Twitter if you prefer sub-140 character updates and everyday chit-chat.

Announcements, Feature, Wedding Planning

New year, new directions

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on December 15th, 2010

Wedding planningWith 2010 soon being history, I’ve been filling my 2011 notebook with ideas for articles that might be of interest to you.

While counting down the days until the Royal Wedding and learning how Victoria’s Italian wedding planning is going, I thought it would be interesting to do a weekly series where we look at all the details that goes into planning a wedding – big or small – from start to finish.

So starting from the New Year, I will do my best to provide you with info and tips on every little aspect of planning a wedding. It will also hopefully work as a checklist for all new brides-to-be and future brides who check in with Bridalwave for the latest and greatest.

I’d love to hear any suggestions you may have so please get in touch by using the comment box or find me on Twitter.

Hope to hear from you,

Photo: The Disney Wedding Blog


Bridalwave website gets a new look just in time for Valentine’s Day

By Andrea Petrou on February 12th, 2010


We’re buzzing with excitement here at Bridalwave today, and it’s not just because we’ve got that Friday feeling.

From tomorrow morning we’ll be going live with a new Bridalwave redesign. The make-over means you’ll be able to read the articles you’ve in the past expressed an interest in, and it’ll also be more user friendly meaning you’ll be able to find and browse through wedding dress galleries to find that perfect frock.

And it’s all happened just in time for Valentine’s Day too. So if you have a feeling your other half will be popping that special question to you on Sunday, you’ll be able to check out the new features, after you’ve called your mum, aunt, best friend, local restaurant and favourite taxi driver to tell them the news that is.

Take a look at the site tomorrow and tell us what you think by leaving your comments below.

Announcements, Photography

Jay Rowden Wedding Photography offer diamond initial photo albums

By Andrea Petrou on December 1st, 2009


If your looking for something with an extra bit of sparkle for your wedding pictures then you’ll love this new range by Jay Rowden Wedding Photography.

The photographer has teamed up with designer jewellers EC One to offer bespoke, diamond encrusted initials that can be inset into the cover of your wedding album.

Each initial in the *luxe range is said to be hand crafted with ethical, conflict-free diamonds. They are set on solid 18 carat white gold letters and then mounted on the cover of the leather bound hard back albums. Each album is claimed to be individually designed by Jay Rowden, with each photograph mounted by hand in New Zealand.

We know it may not be to everyone’s taste but the blingtastic brides-to-be amongst us will love this.

For further information on Jay Rowden and his services, check out the website.

Announcements, Celebrity Weddings

Robbie Williams proposes to girlfriend Ayda Field

By Andrea Petrou on November 27th, 2009


We think a big congratulations is in order for Robbie Williams who has now officially proposed to his girlfriend Ayda Field.

The former Take That singer broke hundreds of hearts when he proposed to the actress live on the Kyle and Jackie O breakfast show on Sydney’s 2DayFM.

“I love you so much. Would you be my betrothed until the end of time?” Robbie declared, to which Ayda replied: ‘I would love to be your betrothed until the end of time’.


Although the news wasn’t unexpected (we reported on rumours a few weeks ago) it’s still come as a major blow to us here at Bridalwave. However we’re sure the event itself will be worthy of a mention.

Announcements, Keepsakes & Favours, Wedding Cake

Peggy Porshen launches masterclass to teach brides to be how to make wedding favours

By Andrea Petrou on October 28th, 2009

5Bride_Groom.jpgIf you’re getting married this Christmas and want to add a DIY touch your day then register for Peggy Porschen’s masterclass.

The cake and wedding favour creator is holding an exclusive Winter Wonderland day on 30th November, where she will be teaching brides-to-be how to make delicious Christmas themed cookies and treats.

And we think it’s a perfect way to add a special DIY theme to your day.

The class costs £250 and includes lunch, tea and cake. For more information visit Peggy’s website.

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