Saturday, 17 February 2018

Alveston House Hotel

Alveston House Hotel, surrounded by magnificent walled gardens, is an award-winning elegant wedding venue near Bristol.

Whether you are looking for a wedding reception venue, civil ceremony or both, at Alveston House you will have a truly unique and intimate wedding.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Etiquette - The Gift List

The Gift List
The tradition of giving wedding gifts to the newlyweds originates from a time when the couple would have spent their lives, prior to marriage, in their parental homes. Marriage was - and often still is - a time of setting up the new marital home from scratch. It was usual for friends or older relatives to contribute items of kitchenware, furniture or money to give the couple a helping hand.

Today, however, the reality is that very few couples start from scratch, often having lived independent of the parental home for some time prior to the marriage. The gift list was introduced to prevent duplication of the same gift. The couple compile their list of required items and then make that list available to anyone who intends to give a gift. This saves guests wasting money and time by giving a gift which is either unsuitable or is a duplication.

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Wedding Fayres

Below are details of just a few of the forthcoming Wedding Fayres to be found on the County Bride website. (email and web links can be accessed from the County Bride site)

It is advisable to contact the Wedding Fayre organiser to confirm dates and times.

18th February 2018
Cotswold Water Park Hotel Wedding Fayre
Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney, Gloucestershire GL7 5FP
11am to 3pm
David or Emma 01275 331188

25th February 2018
The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa
Lower Henlade, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5NB
1pm - 4pm
Jo Lowe - Events Manager 01823 442500

4th March 2018
Open Day
Cricklade House Hotel

Common Hill, Cricklade, Wiltshire SN6 6HA
11am - 2pm
Becky Kimber 07768 303332

18th March 2018
The Bishops Palace Wedding Fayre
Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD
11am - 3pm
David or Emma 01275 331188

25th March 2018
Love That Wedding Show!
Salisbury City Hall

Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7TU
11am - 3.30pm
Catherine Dunning 01722 330913

15th April 2018
Mercure Bristol North The Grange
1 Old Gloucester Road, Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1RP
11am - 3pm
Olga Church 01454 771 403

Visit the Wedding Fayres  pages of County Bride for a full list of regularly updated Fayres and Open Evenings. Also, find a complete list of wedding services for Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, SE Wales and Wiltshire including Chair Covers, Wedding Photographers, Marquee Hire, Hen & Stag, Wedding Cakes, Florists, Wedding Caterers, Wedding Venues, Wedding Receptions, Wedding Videos ...and many more.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Upcoming Wedding Fayres

Check out Wedding Fayres for this coming weekend - and get the latest information on up-coming Wedding Fayres in the County Bride areas of Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

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Friday, 2 February 2018

Making a Speech?

Come May, Meghan Markle is reportedly planning to break with the tradition for royal brides by making a speech at her own wedding reception.  
 A YouGov poll from 2016 found that only 16% of those surveyed thought the bride should give a speech at her wedding.

Make that 16% plus one.

Read more here

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Surprise Wddding Proposal - and more!

Think of the planning involved to surprise your girl friend with a wedding proposal, wedding ceremony and reception - all on the same day.

Well, this man did it!

Watch here

Friday, 19 January 2018

Wedding Tips - Gifts & Favours

Wedding Tips - Wedding Gifts & Favours

Most women love weddings. Maybe it's the variety of beautiful styles, themes, and ideas that we see uniquely showcased at each wedding. No two weddings are alike. A wedding can be grand and extravagant - or simple and elegant. Something that can be intriguing at weddings are the gifts and favours.

Wedding gifts and favours are a way for the bride and groom to express their appreciation and thanks to their honoured guests. It may surprise some modern brides to find out that long ago, the bride and groom were expected to provide gifts for their guests instead of the reverse. Today there are even wedding registries that tell the guest exactly what and how much to buy. If you'd like to strike a balance between the bygone days and the more modern, you can offer at least a small remembrance to your guests.

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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Up-coming Wedding Fayres

Get the latest information on up-coming Wedding Fayres in the County Bride areas of Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

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Friday, 29 December 2017

Choosing your Wedding Venue

Licensed Wedding Venues

There are thousands of licensed venues available in the UK today. Many of these venues offer the complete wedding service, often including the reception and accommodation. Couples are able to compose their own vows, assuming they meet the legal requirements. As each venue must renew their licence, it is worth checking that they still hold their licence before deciding on a venue.

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Hatherley Manor Hotel

Celebrate your Wedding in style at Hatherley Manor Hotel

We have a wide range of beautiful function suites capable of holding civil wedding ceremonies for 10 - 300 guests. Our professional wedding coordinators will not only ensure the run up to your wedding is as smooth and relaxing as possible but we promise to create a wedding day that you and your guests will not forget.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Orchardleigh House

Orchardleigh House & Estate is a truly romantic Wedding Venue. It is set in 550 acres of parklands and lakes and boasts a magnificent Victorian Stately Home, an Island Church, 18-hole Golf Course and ample accommodation.

Orchardleigh is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the House for 144 guests and banqueting in the House for up to 165 guests. A superb stylish marquee will accommodate up to 1,000 guests.

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Friday, 8 December 2017

Customized "Your Mobile Bar Service"

County Bride are pleased to welcome Customized "Your Mobile Bar Service" to their Wedding Directory, a top class mobile bar service which is tailored to meet your exact wedding day requirements.