Your Kent Wedding news and ideas from around the county

All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Kent, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

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Abroad stag and hen dos not an option due to cost of living crisis

Couples planning stag and hen festivities this year may need to think again as Brits admit they would not attend an abroad celebration. Luxury fashion retailer Fenwick, has surveyed the nation to find out opinions on stag and hen dos, including the amount they'd be willing to spend and whether they'd travel abroad. Many people now take their bridal parties or groomsmen on holiday to celebrate their big day. These trips can often end up costing a lot of money especially if heading to popular destinations such as Marbella, Budapest or even Vegas which when the majority of the UK is being squeezed by the ongoing cost of living crisis, isn't something many can afford. Of the 1,000 people surveyed, 50.70% would refuse to attend a stag do abroad, preferring to celebrate closer to home in the UK.

Posted: 1 February 2023

Donnington Manor Hotel offers a seamless blend of modern-day comfort and fabled British heritage

Combining 15th-century charm and elegant spaces, Donnington Manor Hotel offers a seamless blend of modern-day comfort and fabled British heritage. The beautifully appointed wedding spaces here have been designed to be blank canvases allowing you to add your own personal stamp and décor.

The Riverhead Suite was designed with large weddings in mind. It provides everything you need for your big day. Here you can host 200 loved ones for a drinks reception, 160 for the ceremony, 140 for a seated wedding breakfast and 160 for the evening with buffet and dancefloor.

Posted: 31 January 2023

The countdown is on… to our Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse

We live and breathe weddings at CWM towers, so we can't wait for our Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 26th February 2023! It's our first Signature Wedding Show of 2023's Spring wedding show season; and a must-visit for all those that got engaged over the festive months. The event brings couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day. From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.

Posted: 31 January 2023

The most eye-catching wedding decor revealed

A new study, conducted by the wedding financial experts at money.co.uk, involved surveying 1,000 future newlyweds and asking them to estimate how much they will spend on 70 wedding items. Images of these 70 items were then used in an eye-tracking study to reveal the specific elements that people spend the most time gazing at. Fairylights came out on top, with guests staring at them for 5.53 seconds which is impressive considering they are the decorations that those planning a wedding expect to pay the least for (£106.25). So, if you're looking to impress your guests without splurging then try draping your venue in tiny, twinkling fairylights.

Posted: 30 January 2023

A man’s perspective to changing names after marriage

NameSwitch has interviewed some trail blazing men who took a bold step into the future. When you're planning a wedding, whether small and informal or grand-scale, there's a myriad of tasks to organise. And, these days, guys are expected to pull their weight when it comes to sorting everything from flower arrangements and wedding cakes to transport and catering. But, before you even walk down the aisle to say, "I do", there's another important factor to consider – whether you intend to take your partner's surname.

Posted: 27 January 2023

Penshurst Place & Gardens hosts Wedding Open House to unveil new event space

An open invitation has been announced by Penshurst Place & Gardens in the Weald of Kent for wedding couples to view the beautiful banqueting rooms and a new space now available at the magnificent historic house and Kent country estate during an open house event on Sunday, 26th February 2023 between 10am and 3pm. The award-winning wedding venue will be throwing open its doors for couples and those planning a special celebration to drop-in without an invitation on 26th February. It provides the perfect opportunity to see the stunning banqueting rooms in the ancient manor house beautifully dressed for a celebration, as well as view The Garden Room -- a new area that can be used for ceremonies, receptions and parties.

Posted: 27 January 2023

Penshurst Place and Gardens has been named Wedding Venue of the Year 2022/23

Penshurst Place and Gardens has been named Wedding Venue of the Year 2022/23 by the Kent Wedding Awards, scooping the prestigious accolade for the fourth time. Set in the beautiful Weald of Kent and brimming with romance, Penshurst Place is a stunning 14th- century country house, surrounded by 11 acres of historical gardens. The judges described it as a beautiful venue that would provide many lovely memories for its couples and were impressed with the clear and concise wedding packages offered. They commented that they especially loved how couples could tailor their day to make it truly individual and commended the hands-on, high-quality team who seamlessly guide their couples and wedding party from the initial enquiry to the very end of their big day.

Posted: 26 January 2023

Is keeping your maiden name at work right for you?

NameSwitch shares its advice on the dilemma that many women face in the workplace, and that's whether to keep your maiden name? Read on to find out more... The process of getting married comes with a million personal choices to be made along the way – do you want a big white dress or something more minimal? Do you want a DJ at your celebration or a live band? Do you want to keep your maiden name or embrace your married one? Each choice is personal and unique and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Even when it comes to something as momentous as what name you'll be known by for the rest of your life, there are different options and choices to be made. And just like decisions about what kind of dress to buy, the choices you make about your name will also be influenced by your personal preferences and life experiences.

Posted: 25 January 2023

The Best Western Clifton Hotel provides an ideal location for celebrating your big day

Bringing together elements of modern style and traditional charm, The Best Western Clifton Hotel, Folkestone provides an ideal location for celebrating your big day whether it be low key or large scale. Situated on The Leas in Folkestone, next to the Clifton Gardens, the hotel offers some idyllic spots for capturing those all-important couple portraits with the English Channel in the background.

The Hotel's function suites are licensed to hold wedding ceremonies for a maximum of 70 guests. The Playdell Suite is ideal for small weddings with space for a dancefloor. It can hold 50 nearest and dearest. The Romney Suite can play host to 30 and works well for an intimate celebration. Finally, and with the same capacity is The Garden Suite overlooking the Hotel gardens.

Posted: 24 January 2023

New interactive feature to make hen and stag dos less stressful

A new randomised spinning wheel feature has been launched by Hen Weekends and Stag Weekends in an effort to make the planning process of hen and stag parties easier and less stressful. This comes as their recent study of hen and stag party bookings found that 30% of hen and stag party organisers have no idea which location to book, with so many different options on offer creating quite the predicament.

Posted: 23 January 2023

Free Valentine's wedding with Frankie & Benny’s

Top Italian American restaurant Frankie & Benny's has been swamped with applications after offering a free wedding for Valentine's. The popular restaurant has launched the ultimate cost of living crisis busting wedding and they've already had thousands wanting to say 'I do'. The team at Frankie & Benny's have been astounded by the number of applicants, many of the lovebirds had their first date at one of the restaurants and want to celebrate their special day where they first met. You still have a chance to win, so long as you've just tied the knot, or about to, have a great love story, then you can apply for the free wedding. All applications need to be submitted via Facebook/Instagram by January 29, 2023.

Posted: 23 January 2023

New honeymoon experiences for couples with a conscience

Hotelgift is the ideal way to share the joy of travel with a newlywed couple with a conscience; from uber luxury glamping to wellness journeys for two. For every Hotelgift bought and for every gift card that is redeemed for a new hotel stay, 1,000 litres of water are donated to support local communities in places that need it most through a partnership with Made Blue.

Posted: 20 January 2023

Hythe Imperial Hotel are hosting wedding evenings

Hythe Imperial Hotel, a classically-styled venue on the beautiful Kent seafront boasts uninterrupted, panoramic views across the English Channel. The ornate Victorian gazebo set in a secret garden makes for a ceremony setting to remember, and the venue's host of impressive reception spaces inside offer ultimate flexibility.

From January to March 2023 Hythe Imperial Hotel will be hosting Wedding Wednesdays with Georgia, its wedding coordinator. It's your opportunity to go along and met her, as you enjoy a glass of prosecco and a show around. Wedding Wednesdays will be running 5pm until 8pm each week until the end of March.

Posted: 19 January 2023

New hen/stag do offering in Stratford, London, March 2023!

Grab your #weddingsquad, it's time to get dressed up and put on your dancing shoes because Tony n' Tina's Wedding - the immersive hit Broadway show from America - is coming to London! This unique live theatrical experience - during which the audience and cast interact together during a 'live wedding' - will officially open at the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on March 16th, 2023, and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think its got all the ingredients for the ultimate stag/hen or sten do!

Posted: 19 January 2023

Average ages we are hitting life’s milestones

A new study from Confused.com has revealed the average ages we are hitting life's milestones in England & Wales, including getting married at age 35! So how does your milestone timeline compare? Typically, the first milestone people in the UK reach is moving out of their parent's home at age 20, followed by moving in with their partner at 27. The next life milestone those in the UK usually meet is having their first child, with couples seeming to have children before marriage. The average age for having children is 29, while the average age for getting married is 35. The data also suggests that on average, people are choosing to have children before purchasing a property. This could be a result of house prices continuing to rise making it harder to save for a deposit.

Posted: 18 January 2023

Check out these romantic wedding venues

The Inn on the Lake sits on the edge of 12 acres of woodland, and its gorgeous gardens are planted around three natural lakes. From saying "I do" at the water's edge and beautiful photo opps on the jetty, to a barbecue on the terrace, lakeside weddings are a real focus here. You can even wake up in the morning and enjoy a coffee (or glass of pre-wedding bubbly) on your bedroom's waterside terrace.

Set in 14 acres of picturesque grounds close to the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, The Spa Hotel originally opened its doors to guests in 1880. Built in 1766 as a country mansion, the hotel is a well-known Georgian landmark in the town and following extensive refurbishments its original grandeur works in harmony with modern luxury.

Posted: 17 January 2023

Couples are opting for eco-friendly weddings

One of the UK's leading waste and recycling management companies BusinessWaste.co.uk collected data, which shows how much attitudes to environmental and sustainable choices in regard to weddings are changing. According to the research searches for 'sustainable wedding' has skyrocketed by 75% over the last year, while 'sustainable wedding venues near me' saw an 80%+ increase along with 'sustainable engagement ring' which saw a staggering 96% search increase. What's more, us Brits came out on top overall for our eco-friendly mindfulness, with France and Greece also seeing the biggest increase in searches for sustainable wedding venues.

Posted: 16 January 2023

Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, there's nothing we love more than our real wedding features - and we couldn't do them without you! If you would like to see your wedding grace the pages of one of our County Wedding Magazine titles, featured across four whole page, then please do get in touch! Grand and big-budget extravaganzas, to small and intimate I dos, themed from beginning to end, or personalised with a sentimental touch - we want to hear about them all!

Posted: 16 January 2023

Keep your wedding guests warm this winter

Putting the chocolate back into drinking chocolate with their unique fine beads, Cocoa Canopy are making winter weddings super cosy with its sample-szie offering. Perfect for winter wedding favours, they offer the ultimate in comforting hot chocolates, guaranteed to put a smile on the receiver's face! Cocoa Canopy is the only UK drinking chocolate brand to craft unique fine chocolate beads for beautifully smooth, real chocolate drinks made from only a handful of sustainably sourced ingredients.

Posted: 13 January 2023

County Wedding Events coming to Braxted Park, Essex!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Wedding Events wedding show at to Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Essex, for inspiration on Sunday 15th January, 2023. The event brings couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day. From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.

Posted: 13 January 2023

Larry’s Mobile Bar is offering readers a £50 discount on existing hire

With 15 years' experience Chatham-based Larry's Mobile Bar offers a range of affordable packages for your wedding day to rival any high street pub. What's more, the team are passionate about providing great customer service and take immense pride in delivering events to remember. This quality bar service is available with drinks ranging from cocktails to beers, and wines to champagnes – you'll be spoilt for choice!

There are two packages available, the first being an all-inclusive drinks option, essentially an open bar, for £20 per head; while the second is a cash bar where guests can buy their own beverages. In both instances, Larry's Mobile Bar will also charge a £150 hire fee, which covers transport, any additional licenses and staffing. A deposit of £250 is required on the cash bar option, which is returnable, or can be used for drinks on the night.

Posted: 12 January 2023

How to throw an insta-worthy engagement party

You never have to scroll too far to stumble upon a celebrity engagement party on instagram and if you've recently got engaged yourself, you're probably thinking - should I throw one too? The short answer is yes, absolutely. While planning the wedding is always top priority, there's no reason why you shouldn't have a party to get all your loved ones together and celebrate the big news straight away - particularly when most weddings take place a good 12 to 18 months post-proposal. However, hosting an engagement party of your dreams can still be quite a daunting task. To help, wedding jewellery experts, Queensmith have pulled together 11 tips for taking your celebratory soirée to the next level.

Posted: 11 January 2023

County Wedding Events comes to Hampton Court Palace Golf Club in Surrey!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Wedding Events wedding show at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club in Surrey for some much-needed inspiration on Sunday 5th February 2023!! A must-visit for all those that got engaged over the festive months; the event brings couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day. From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.

Posted: 11 January 2023

Hythe Imperial Hotel sits on the beautiful Kent seafront

This classically-styled, four-star Hotel sits right on the beautiful Kent seafront in Hythe, a position that boasts uninterrupted panoramic views across the English Channel. The perfectly-manicured garden to the front houses the impressive gazebo, and given the area's microclimate, this is the perfect place for an exquisite outdoor ceremony.

The Hythe Imperial's rooms and suites range from spacious and decadent, to intimate and cosy; sea view or garden view; cottage style suites and family rooms. The Belcourt Suite, the choice of many wedding couples, is at the top of the hotel and offers spectacular sea views.

Posted: 10 January 2023

Spotify data reveals the most popular wedding songs

Luxury engagement ring retailer, Diamonds Factory, has scraped Spotify to find the top 100 most popular wedding songs to include in your playlists. To do this, Diamonds Factory analysed over 100 Spotify playlists containing the word 'wedding' and found the most featured songs across all playlists. These playlists included 3500 unique songs, and the data scrape also used additional keywords to reveal the top wedding ceremony songs, wedding party songs and top wedding artists, too.

Posted: 9 January 2023

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