Wedding guest types

Accessories, Gallery, Wedding guest types, Wedding Idea

Ideas for Wedding Stationery – invitations, place cards and more

By Debs Cass on June 21st, 2013

Planning your perfect wedding day can be a lot of fun, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the different options out there and not know where to start. Preparation often starts with the wedding invites – the first taste your guests will get of your big day.

Choosing a theme is an important first step, whether it’s colour, vintage, season or something special to you and your other half. Consider how the theme can be carried throughout your wedding day across all your wedding stationery, table decoration, flowers, bridal gown etc. In fact once you get started it can be difficult to stop, what with so many beautiful little details out there, to make your day one to remember.

Here’s our top ten wedding stationery ideas featuring different themes to get you started.

30’s Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding Stationery Range £1.50

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Get in on the glamourous Gatsby fever with 30’s old Hollywood style. Retro fonts with pale pink and contrasting black, this romantic style wedding stationery has a vintage feel with a sense of occasion. Printed on thick natural off white 320gsm card, 100% recycled and has a textured feel. not on the high street


Feature, Guest Fashion, Wedding guest types

Top Summer Dresses for Wedding Guests

By Debs Cass on May 1st, 2013

It’s that time of year again when your weekends start filling up with your friends getting hitched. Never mind what kind of vase you’ll be ticking off on their gift list – how about focusing on you (- any excuse!) by grabbing yourself a fabulous summer dress that not only makes you look like the belle of the ball (-without making the bride cry, obvs.), but will also work for other summer days out – anything to help justify the expense of forking out for a posh frock!

Here’s some lovely summery dresses with a wide ranging budget, that are sure to make a great statement when you’re stepping out… 

Jacquard Print Prom Dress with Belt £89

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Classic prom style jacquard printed dress with scoop neck. Sleeveless, with pleat detail and flared hem. Comes with the self fabric belt. Lined. M&S

Accessories, Mother of the Bride, Wedding guest types

This season’s best outfits and accessories for mother of the bride

By Debs Cass on April 15th, 2013

Think of a ‘Mother of the bride’ (MOTB) and your mind is probably conjuring up images of flushed older ladies decorated in large cabbage-rose print and frothing with frills. Nice. However this Hyacinth Bouquet caricature is simply not that representative of most mothers these days. Weddings are less traditional now (at least if you want them to be) and are breaking free from the norm of the standard ‘chicken dinner’, to what is considered appropriate wedding guest attire. For example white is now not necessarily ‘off’ the menu for guests, and the shiny lilac coat dress with matching shift number is not obligatory for MOTB. Nor is it necessary for everyone to spend the equivalent of a summer holiday attending the event, including the most likely already over-spent MOTB.

Choosing a gorgeous, stand-out outfit – but not too stand-out to look like you’re competing with your daughter, God forbid! – needn’t be a nightmare, nor a one-off outfit never to be seen again. Here’s a selection of high street outfits to suit all budgets with silhouettes to flatter many shapes that we think are stylish, classic and stand-out – for you equally gorgeous mothers.


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A standout coat for sure! This collarless dress-coat has elaborate mesh floral cut out and button detail. Cinched at the waist with a slim waist belt and fully lined. Fabric: 3% Elastane,97% Polyester Coast

Wedding guest types

Bridalwave’s Wedding Guest Types #1: We’re next!

By AbiSilvester on July 2nd, 2009

bridal-tiara.jpgAndrea Petrou writes:Everyone has a story about a wedding guest they have met…perhaps they have laughed about the drunken uncle that dances like a chicken, complete with the wing flapping, or met the cousin that tells everyone he meets on the dance floor he’ll kill the groom if he hurts the bride. A worrying threat if it wasn’t accompanied by poor Soprano’s style acting and drops of drunken slurring for good measure.

Or perhaps it’s the best man, who sits in the corner mourning the loss of his best friend to the evil woman who has stolen his heart, his weekends of football and drunken weekdays out. If you’re a fan of Gavin and Stacey, you’ll know exactly what we mean.

While all these paint typical caricatures of the typical guests, which we can have a good giggle about for a least until the end of our wedding hangovers, there are other guests that stand out that little bit more. In a new series here on Bridalwave we’ll be bringing you a taste of them all.

Read on for the first in the series: the “soon-to-be-married guests”…

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