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How to choose your wedding ring as featured on National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

5 Things You Must Know Before Choosing a Wedding Ring

For both you and your partner, finding the ideal wedding ring is one of the most exciting decisions.  After all, the ring will be on your finger for a lifetime!  As with all important choices, finding the right wedding ring can seem overwhelming and confusing, especially given the huge range of options available.  When it comes […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial How to make a flower hoop for your wedding by Ruth Tilley from Festoon as featured on The National Vintage Wedding Fair

How To Make a Flower Hoop

The flower hoop is actually a vintage idea used throughout the early 20th century.  Well they are making an updated comeback and are over the moon about it. Always searching for the timeless idea that hasn’t been done in a while, the wedding industry is currently jumping on board the flower hoop band wagon! Talk to your […] Read more…

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Things to consider when choosing a wedding photographer

This is a question that most brides ask when starting to plan their wedding so we caught up with Emma from Bloomwood Photography to get her thoughts on the topic. She has written a blog post for us. When planning a wedding there are so many things to consider and do.  Most couples start with […] Read more…

How to create Vintage Victory Rolls

Today’s blog is a guest blog from Catriona Kelly, the lady behind The Victory Salon who is taking us through how to create victory rolls in your hair – perfect for a vintage 1940s wedding! http://vintageweddingfair.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?post=6748&action=editWhenever we ask people what vintage beauty they need help with the resounding answer is always victory rolls. Here at […] Read more…

How to choose your wedding ring as featured on National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

How to wear your engagement ring and wedding band

Your engagement ring and wedding band symbolises your love, trust and eternal bond. It also indicates to others that you have made a lifelong commitment to your prince charming. Essentially, your engagement and wedding are two significant milestones in your life. However, a lot of women are unsure of how to wear their engagement ring […] Read more…

How to make the perfect toast

Whether or not you are a best man or chief bridesmaid, weddings are an occasion when you may want to say a few words to commemorate the event, but you don’t want to give a full speech.  Often if food and drink are being served and the main speeches have been done, another drawn-out, formal speech will be […] Read more…

20 New Years Wedding Resolutions

…we wish we’d made! Don’t let planning a wedding take over your life.  There’s no law that says your wedding has to take over every second of your life.  yes its important but so are other things too. Start early.  Whether its making 200 favours, losing that final half stone, finding the perfect DJ – the […] Read more…

How to pack for your Honeymoon like a pro

Once you’ve picked a destination and booked the honeymoon suite, there’s one big to-do left on your honeymoon list – to pack. Here are some tips for packing well and travelling smoothly to keep you feeling as happy as when you said your vows. Start early – Start to plan early (especially if you’re leaving at the […] Read more…

How to write a great speech

Wedding speeches.  Sometimes the best bit of a wedding.  Sometimes…not so much.  How do you create a speech that is just what’s needed?  In todays blog we give you some pointers to do just that.  What to say, when to say it, and how to get rid of any nervous butterflies. Take It Seriously – In […] Read more…

How to make confetti

One of my most distinctly dream like memories is of standing on a small hillside at a festival years ago, when the bass line of the headlining act kicked in, a small plane was flying low over head. It suddenly dropped a load of beautiful, paper confetti over our perambulating bodies. It flowed over us […] Read more…

Things to do the night before your wedding…

So, its the night before your wedding day.  Excited?  Nervous?  Want to show your other half how much you love them?  Want to remember it forever? Why not consider our list of 25 things to do the night before your wedding… Stick with tradition and spend the night apart Spend some time with your closest family […] Read more…

Create the perfect top table

It is traditional for there to be a ‘top table’ at the wedding reception with the bride and groom seated with their closest friends and family looking onto their guests.  Guest get a good view of the bride and groom and the speech-makers and the bride and groom get to see everyone either beside them or in […] Read more…

Things to consider when planning your reception

Receptions are THE fun bit of the wedding – after all, there aren’t wedding crashers for nothing!  Like every part of your wedding they take thinking about and careful planning.  Here are 25 things we think you should consider when planning your reception – One of the first things to think about is how much you […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: Make your own pinwheel

Today’s DIY tutorial comes to us from Betty Pamper, blogger and writer of the wedding book: Handmade Wedding Crafts. She shares with us how to make a pinwheel which are perfect for table decorations or button holes for your big day. You will need A square piece of paper or card (the sides must be […] Read more…

Perfect songs for your first dance…

Ah, the first dance.  It is a truly magical part of any wedding.  Its the point where the newly married couple dance together for the first time and hopefully share something of themselves in the process.  Whether you chose a song that means something important to you as a couple, pick a perfect romantic ballad […] Read more…

Make your wedding bouquet last forever

Have you thought of preserving your bouquet for display after your wedding?  In today’s blog we show you 5 different ways that can help you make your wedding flowers into a beautiful keepsake:    Drying flowers in a vase is effortless. Just place the stalks in a few inches of water and forget about them. […] Read more…

Wedding Cake by Pink Cocoa as shown at the National Vintage Wedding Fair

How to preserve the top of your wedding cake

Do you fancy saving part of your wedding cake to use as a 1st anniversary cake or even a Christening cake?  We love this age old tradition at National Vintage Wedding fair and in todays blog we show you a few tips that can help you do it successfully: Firstly, it may sound obvious bit […] Read more…

6 steps to choosing your vintage wedding dress

So, you want to add a bit of vintage glamour to your wedding? A dress that reflects your favorite era as well as your individuality sounds perfect, right? But where to start….. Allow us to shed some light on the subject – in just 6 steps! Step 1: Be brave! We often encourage our brides […] Read more…

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