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Wedding News: The best UK cities for a hen do

The best UK cities for a hen do

With Google search volume data revealing a 402% search increase for 'hen party ideas' since December and 2023 wedding season in touching distance, organising a pre-wedding celebration is already on the bridal party to-do list. Getting all of your nearest and dearest pals together for a hen party can be challenging - whether it's catering to availability, budget, activity preferences or dietary requirements. Hen party decoration supplier, Ginger Ray, has done a little digging to find the top 19 UK cities to host your pre-wedding celebrations.

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Wedding News: New book launch: The modern couple's guide to wedding speeches

New book launch: The modern couple's guide to wedding speeches

The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches is for grooms and brides who want their wedding speeches to be memorable for the right reasons and to kick off their marriage with a bang. This book is intended to benefit you whether you are straight or gay, whatever your religious beliefs are, or where you live. Heidi encourages us to reconsider old traditions, and tear up the outdated rulebook to create a modern wedding guide. Because speeches are such an important part of the day, she encourages couples to think about who they want to give speeches and what they want from the speeches.

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Wedding News: Pencoed House Estate has been awarded Best Wedding Venue in East Wales

Pencoed House Estate has been awarded Best Wedding Venue in East Wales

Pencoed House Estate in Cardiff has been awarded Best Wedding Venue in East Wales at The Welsh National Wedding Awards 2022. Surrounded by 36 acres of grounds, well-groomed lawns, flowers and ancient woodland, Pencoed House Estate is a beautiful wedding venue full of charm. Dating back to 979AD, it was once home to ministers of the church, the King of Glamorgan and King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.

The team at Pencoed House Estate added: "A huge thank you to every person that voted for us, we are over the moon and so grateful."

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Wedding News: County Wedding Magazines' competition winner!

County Wedding Magazines' competition winner!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day.

In the Autumn of 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a two-night stay in the heart of The Lakes!' and the winners were nearlyweds Steph and Michael! The lucky pair enjoyed a stay, with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Wild Boar Inn a traditional Lakeland inn with oak beams, log fires, an in-house microbrewery and smokehouse all in the rolling countryside of the Gilpin Valley.

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Wedding News: Holm House Hotel is a perfect example of ornate early 19th-century architecture

Holm House Hotel is a perfect example of ornate early 19th-century architecture

Built in 1926 by JS Neale, Holm House Hotel is a perfect example of ornate early 19th-century architecture fused with modern touches. Just a stone's throw from Penarth's restored Art Deco pier, the property offers expansive views over the Bristol Channel and the islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm. This luxury four-star boutique hotel has a 1AA Rosette restaurant, an award-winning spa, a private garden and a stylish purpose-built outdoor bar, which is perfect for drinks in the sun and evening parties.

Holm House Hotel caters to ceremonies of all sizes, with the most intimate space seating 12 friends and family.

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Wedding News: 10 Most Instagrammed UK Wedding Venues

10 Most Instagrammed UK Wedding Venues

With over 278,000 UK weddings expected to take place in 2023, there's no doubt that couples across the country are already scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration! With this in mind, Aura Print has discovered the most Insta-worthy and beautiful wedding venues of the UK. Analysing over 200 venues around the UK, they searched Instagram to discover which venue was being talked about most, narrowing it down to the 10 most desirable wedding venue locations in the UK.

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Wedding News: How to save money on your next wedding gift

How to save money on your next wedding gift

Receiving an invitation to a wedding is always an exciting time. However, deciding what gift to buy the couple, and especially how much to spend, can be daunting - now more so than ever due to the increased cost of living. Data from VoucherCodes.co.uk reveals guests will spend an average of £113.39 for each gift they buy when attending a wedding which, for many of us, is a hefty amount. Anita Naik, Savings Expert at the UK's most trusted savings site VoucherCodes.co.uk, has some great tips on how to save money on your upcoming wedding gifts without skimping on the sentiment:

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Wedding News: Baroque Boutique has won the Best Occasionwear Award in East Wales

Baroque Boutique has won the Best Occasionwear Award in East Wales

Baroque Boutique has won the Best Occasionwear Award in East Wales for the sixth time at The Welsh National Wedding Awards 2022. The boutique is run by mother and daughter team, Marion and Coryn, who specialises in designer wear, accessories, hats and shoes for the mother-of-the-bride and groom and outfits for wedding guests.

Marion and Coryn tell us: "A big thank you to everyone who voted for us. The awards ceremony took place at Brangwyn Hall in Swansea. It was wonderful to be surrounded by the best wedding businesses in Wales."

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Wedding News: Unique theatre venues for your vows and and bows!

Unique theatre venues for your vows and and bows!

Finding the wedding venue of your dreams can be a difficult task, especially if you're looking for something with a little less traditional with a little more drama. According to Google trend data, searches for 'unique wedding venues' have seen an uplift of 769% in the last month, and more specifically, searches for 'theatre weddings' have risen by an enormous 1250%. SeatPlan reveal the most unique, musical, dramatic, and theatrical wedding venues around the UK, so you can be centre stage and in the spotlight on your big day.

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Wedding News: King Arthur Hotel is a hidden gem in the spectacular Gower peninsula

King Arthur Hotel is a hidden gem in the spectacular Gower peninsula

The family-run King Arthur Hotel is a hidden gem in the spectacular Gower peninsula. The award-winning property comprises of 18 en-suite bedrooms, a charming 18th-century cottage and luxury self-catering cottage apartments.

Rich in history, the King Arthur Hotel's wedding venue, Avalon, boasts a high-pitched ceiling with exposed French oak beams, Welsh slate floors and arched windows overlooking the surrounding landscaped gardens. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and can comfortably accommodate 140 seated guests for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening celebration.

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Wedding News: Weddings don't need to cost the earth

Weddings don't need to cost the earth

With nearlyweds looking to opt for more sustainable choices when planning their nuptials, Talking Tables' new wedding rental scheme ensures this special occasion will look beautiful, without costing the earth. Would be spouses can choose from its best-selling tall glass candle holders in a variety of colours to suit every theme, both clear and brightly coloured bud vases, and handmade silver stainless steel plates and bowls. Tables can be exquisitely dressed for a fraction of the cost to buy and be happy knowing the items will bring more joy to others rather than sitting in the back of your cupboard - a sustainable solution!

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Wedding News: 5 songs to avoid on your big day

5 songs to avoid on your big day

On top of organising flowers, dresses, venues and speeches, choosing the music for your wedding is yet another decision to make. But where do you even begin? The options are seemingly endless and the song you do pick will be the one that you define as 'yours' for the rest of your lives together. Wedding decor specialists Ginger Ray have crunched the numbers to reveal which songs and artists have made it onto the most Spotify wedding playlists and could be, dare we say it... overdone. So, whether you want to embrace the most popular choices (they are favourites for good reason after all) or whether you want to know which songs to avoid if you are looking to create a more unique soundtrack for your big day, here is Wedding Spotify, Wrapped.

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Wedding News: Craig Y Nos Castle has won the My Wedding Hero Award

Craig Y Nos Castle has won the My Wedding Hero Award

Craig Y Nos Castle, a fairytale venue located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, has won the My Wedding Hero award at The Welsh National Wedding Awards 2022.

Boasting 36 en suite bedrooms, an on-site gym with high-quality apparatus, a private lounge and a hot tub, the property is surrounded by breathtaking grounds with plenty of places for guests to explore and take photographs. Once home to Adelina Patti, the world-famous opera singer, Craig Y Nos Castle has a long and interesting history with a stunning décor throughout.

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Wedding News: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s disco tour coming to a local venue near you!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s disco tour coming to a local venue near you!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Christmas Kitchen Disco UK Tour begins in November and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think it will make a great night out for your hen/stag or sten do! Tickets for shows are on-sale now The shows will feature hits from throughout Sophie's career, as well as some very festive classics, all in Sophie's own seasonal disco style. The tour follows on from the huge success of her 2022 Kitchen Disco Tour in which she brought her lockdown online sensation from her kitchen to sold-out stages across the country, including a sold-out finale at the London Palladium.

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Wedding News: The Vale Resort has nine deluxe suites available for weddings

The Vale Resort has nine deluxe suites available for weddings

The Vale Resort is home to 143 on-site bedrooms, two championship golf courses, an award-winning restaurant, sports facilities and Wales' largest spa. Located within 650 acres of countryside, the hotel boasts landscaped gardens, sweeping staircases, classic terraces and a light, contemporary interior with large windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding grounds.

There are nine deluxe suites available for weddings. The Castle Suite is ideal for large celebrations, with high ceilings, grand windows, a private bar and space for 400 loved ones throughout the day.

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Wedding News: Top tips for having a low waste wedding

Top tips for having a low waste wedding

Getting married is one of the most exciting days of your life, and you'll want it to be as special as possible. But you might also want your wedding to be kinder to the planet than the usual nuptials — indeed, a study found that British weddings create 18kg of plastic waste per event, adding up to 4,910 tonnes of plastic waste every year. Even for the biggest event of your life, this is a lot of waste to produce during a single day, and many people are increasingly looking to find ways of reducing it and have more sustainable nuptials. If you want to enjoy the big day but also make it more of an eco-friendly event, suppliers of catering equipment Alliance Online have put together some tips for you to take forward in your wedding planning. Even though getting married is a big event, you can still keep the carbon footprint small.

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Wedding News: Proposing a prenup? A guide to practical romance this February

Proposing a prenup? A guide to practical romance this February

Some consider February to be one of the most romantic months of the year. With January finally over, we can start to look forward to Spring, and the warmer months ahead. Each leap year, the 29th of February is traditionally held as a day when the tables can turn and women are supposed to propose marriage to men, instead of the other way around. However, most obviously, February contains Valentine's Day and the celebrations of lovers up and down the country who look to St Valentine for inspiration for their friendships and romantic relationships.

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Wedding News: The Vale Resort is offering a one-night stay for two people with dinner and breakfast

The Vale Resort is offering a one-night stay for two people with dinner and breakfast

Far from your average luxury hotel, the Vale Resort is nestled within a 650-acre private estate in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan countryside. The resort's world class facilities are the perfect surroundings for couples to getaway and relax from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

Exclusively for Your South Wales Wedding readers, the Vale Resort is offering a one-night stay for two people with dinner and breakfast included.

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Wedding News: Say ‘I Do’ to a Dry Wedding with Mavrik Alcohol-free Cocktails

Say ‘I Do’ to a Dry Wedding with Mavrik Alcohol-free Cocktails

With a growing number of people going sober or choosing to moderate their drinking, the traditional wedding 'knees up' may be a thing of the past as today's couples opt for a more sober affair - which everyone can remember! In the past, non-drinkers or designated drivers would be somewhat left out of the celebrations with access to only a sad selection of soft drinks or juices. However, now nearlyweds-to-be are putting as much effort into deciding what alcohol-free drinks to offer as they would apply to sourcing the Champagne for the toasts! Plus, not only are dry weddings a huge money saver, but they also allow guests to enjoy the day with a clear head and leave the event with all those special memories firmly in tact.

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Wedding News: Norton House Hotel is a Grade II listed independent country house

Norton House Hotel is a Grade II listed independent country house

Norton House Hotel is a Grade II listed independent country house, which has been thoroughly refurbished with weddings in mind. The property has lots of period charm and has been renovated to a high standard with modern, home comforts that don't compromise the historic features. Guests will love the elegant windows, 17 individually designed bedrooms and impressive entrance. The private grounds, which include a secluded lawn, an original raised patio, and wide stone steps, are perfect for wedding photographs.

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