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

Wedding News: Make sure your big day is protected

Make sure your big day is protected

A wedding is a special day for a couple, but it can also be an expensive one. Between venues, caterers, photographers, dresses, and entertainment, the costs can add up. For those planning a wedding, it's important you insure yourself against anything that could go awry just before, or on the big day. For those aiming to tie the knot this year, Alex Cross, Insurance Director at Tesco Bank shares his top tips on things to consider for your wedding day to make sure you're covered so things can run as smoothly as possible.

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Wedding News: Hythe Imperial Hotel is an award-winning hotel on the seafront

Hythe Imperial Hotel is an award-winning hotel on the seafront

Nestled in impeccably manicured gardens, the award-winning Hythe Imperial Hotel's enviable seafront location allows for panoramic seaside views. Its exterior is an architectural marvel that beautifully complements its picturesque surroundings.

More than just a wedding venue, it's a luxurious haven that exudes both elegance, charm and exhibits a neutral colour scheme, providing a perfect blank canvas for wedding themes. It also houses a magnificent chandelier, the tallest in Europe! This resplendent centrepiece reaches dizzyingly high into the elegant, vaulted ceiling of the hotel's grand entrance hall.

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Wedding News: Beautiful in Curves has launched a new mother-of-the-bride/groom collection

Beautiful in Curves has launched a new mother-of-the-bride/groom collection

Beautiful in Curves, a boutique for curvy brides in Ashford, Kent, has launched a must-have collection for mother-of-the-bride and groom.

We spoke to Zoe Dowle from Beautiful in Curves to find out more: "We enjoy researching beautiful dresses that we know you are looking for. As such, we are very particular about the designers we want to work with. With many years of experience in the bridal and special occasion industry, we choose our dresses to offer a superb fit and flatter along the way. Choosing your dress for the mother-of-the-bride or groom should be a memorable occasion and one to enjoy. With this in mind, we offer private, no-obligation appointments. We know that once you see the dresses, you will be spoiled for choice! The gowns are available in sizes 18 to 26."

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Wedding News: New vases from BHS to elevate big-day styling

New vases from BHS to elevate big-day styling

BHS is delighted to present its newest offering for 2024, a collection of glass vases in an array of beautiful styles, shades and sizes. The extensive and diverse range caters to all interior schemes, revitalising the home with a fusion of modern sophistication and timeless charm that redefines home decor - making them perfect for big-day gift lists or thank you gifts. Alternatively, the range would also make gorgeous vessels for table centrepieces for your wedding blooms, which you can the recycle after the day and use for years to come.

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Wedding News: WoodWick® reveals its latest collections

WoodWick® reveals its latest collections

WoodWick® reveals its latest collection designed to effortlessly elevate the home with its unique fragrances and contemporary designs - perfect for big-day gifting. What's more, the gorgeous colour palettes would also suit spring and summer wedding themes adding aroma to your ceremony or reception, evoking memories of your wedding day for years to come. Created to make a statement with its one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience, the WoodWick® Spring/Summer 2024 range re-energises the home and adds an extra layer of sophistication. With the soothing sound of the crackling wicks, and trend forward scents evocative of the brighter days ahead, this collection is sure to add a bold, yet stylish, touch to the home.

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Wedding News: Vicki’s Bridal Boutique is now a stockist of the Jacqueline Louise Bridesmaid Collection

Vicki’s Bridal Boutique is now a stockist of the Jacqueline Louise Bridesmaid Collection

Vicki's Bridal Boutique, based in Tenterden, Kent, is now a proud stockist of the Jacqueline Louise Bridesmaid Collection. This beautiful collection of multiway bridesmaid dresses is available in a variety of colours and fabrics. This style has endless possibilities, making it the perfect dress for bridesmaids of all shapes and sizes.

Available in junior and adult Vicki's Bridal Boutique is the exclusive Kent stockist of the collection and offers a personal experience for brides and their bridal parties with full shop exclusivity.

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Wedding News: New cake stands launched in Spring pastel shades

New cake stands launched in Spring pastel shades

Innovative UK cake stand brand, Prop Options has launched a new, sophisticated range of interchangeable pastel-coloured cake stands, giving couples and cake designers bountiful colourful options when it comes to displaying their wedding cakes. Known as the Reeded Stand, these pastel-toned contemporary cake plinths have removable top plates, allowing designers and couples to mix and match colourways for a truly unique, fun, yet elegant, design. Prop Options is bringing out six colourways in its Pastel Reeded Stand collection, namely pink, lavender, green, yellow, blue and 2024 colour of the year, Pantone Peach Fuzz. The stands are also available in white, black, and gold.

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Wedding News: New Smeg products ideal for wedding gifting this season

New Smeg products ideal for wedding gifting this season

Whether you're compiling your big-day gift list and looking for inspiration, or you're a guest attending a wedding in the coming months, these new items from Smeg makes wedding gifting easy! Adding to its of portfolio cooking essentials, Smeg has introduced its first countertop scales. The KSC01 Kitchen Scales are a welcome addition for both budding bakers and professionals in the kitchen. Joining the likes of stand mixers and cookware in Smeg's portfolio, the brand's all-new digital scales are both outstanding in design and packed with its advanced technology.

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Wedding News: West Heath is an impressive 18th-century manor house in the Kent countryside

West Heath is an impressive 18th-century manor house in the Kent countryside

Set in 32 acres of stunning Kent countryside, West Heath is an impressive 18th-century manor house. Approached by a sweeping drive, there's a turning circle at the front of the property that ensures a grand entrance for the couple and their guests. Its beautiful grounds, large south-facing lawn, and surrounding gardens are home to a stunning collection of azaleas and rhododendrons, originally dating back to the 1790s. The property is encircled by mature woodland with a huge ancient Lebanese cedar tree that provides an impressive backdrop.

From the spacious foyer to the intimate bridal suite, all rooms are classically designed in Georgian style, boasting high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers and a neutral colour scheme. With an abundance of original marble fireplaces, oak panelling, polished floors and intricate details throughout, West Heath really is a breathtaking venue.

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Wedding News: 7 top tips for including your pooch in your wedding

7 top tips for including your pooch in your wedding

Considering including your pooch at your wedding? Here are 7 top tips from Petpals. With 57% of UK households boasting a furry friend, it is no wonder many couples dream of having their beloved dog join them on their special day. In fact, a whopping eight in 10 Brits say they would want their four-legged companion to be part of their wedding festivities. But before you entrust your pooch with the role of ring bearer, it is essential to be well prepared to ensure that your big day is nothing short of paw-some for both you and your pup. Here, Kevin Thackrah, Director of Petpals, the UK's longest-established pet-care franchise, shares some top tips on how to seamlessly incorporate your canine companion into your wedding day.

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Wedding News: How to avoid guests over indulging on alcoholic drinks on the big day

How to avoid guests over indulging on alcoholic drinks on the big day

One in six (16 per cent) wedding guests admit to driving home the morning after a wedding, when they could still be over the alcohol limit, reveals new research1 from Direct Line Motor Insurance. In a bid to remind drivers about the risks of getting behind the wheel after celebratory drinking, a car was crashed into a three-metre-high wedding cake outside Blenheim Palace2, one of the UK's most instagramable wedding venues.

With one in five (20 per cent) guests saying they have been driven home by someone they thought was over the drink drive limit, the morning after celebrating nuptials, the smashed wedding cake highlights the risks involved with driving the morning after.

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Wedding News: 6 Star Wars cocktails for the ultimate Star Wars hen do

6 Star Wars cocktails for the ultimate Star Wars hen do

Calling all brides-to-be and their intergalactic squadrons! Prepare to elevate your hen party to new heights as leading hen party company Fizzbox teams up with magical tavern, The Cauldron, to concoct a range of Star Wars cocktails, perfect for celebrating the bride's journey to the galaxy of marriage! Set your blasters to fun as The Cauldron's mixologists transport you to a galaxy far, far away with their selection of otherworldly drinks inspired by the iconic saga. From Darth Vader-inspired concoctions to drinks that will have you feeling like you're partying on the Millennium Falcon, there's something to delight every Jedi bride and her entourage.

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Wedding News: The most popular wedding cars of 2024 and how much they will cost

The most popular wedding cars of 2024 and how much they will cost

As we head into the Spring/Summer wedding season, many couples will be tying up the last elements of their weddings before the big day. Often left to the last minute is transport, with many couples wanting to arrive and leave their wedding venues in style. Nationwide Vehicle Contracts decided to investigate which cars are the most popular when it comes to wedding hire, and also how much hiring one will set you back. To work out the most popular wedding car of 2024, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has analysed Google search volumes, Google search trends and TikTok data including the number of posts per model, monthly searches and the YoY search trend.

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Wedding News: Wedding homeware from Addison Ross

Wedding homeware from Addison Ross

The heart and soul of British luxury Addison Ross, is a family owned British brand started in 1978; from a small business, it has now grown into a global sensation with a vast offering including an exquisite range of luxury homeware essentials that create the ideal wedding tablescape or wedding gift. A recent collaboration with India Hicks, saw the launch of a beautiful new photo frame collection, which India (King Charles' Goddaughter) used for her own wedding photos. These wonderful frames can also be used to create special moments at weddings including framing seating charts or cocktail menus!

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Wedding News: The Cave Hotel and Golf Resort unveils its wedding giveaway

The Cave Hotel and Golf Resort unveils its wedding giveaway

The Cave Hotel and Golf Resort has announced Firepit Weddings, the epitome of enchanting celebrations. This is an extraordinary opportunity for engaged couples seeking an unforgettable wedding experience. Cave Weddings is offering a complimentary wedding package, ensuring a magical celebration that will be etched in the hearts of the lucky recipients at their newest venue!

The Cave Hotel, which holds the title from The Kent Wedding Awards 2023/24, "Something Different," is delighted to offer this magical experience for couples who are ready to immerse themselves in their unique venue with the perfect backdrop. The captivating Firepit is a sophisticated sanctum that effortlessly blends a high-end contemporary look with a laid-back and welcoming approach.

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Wedding News: Young Brits looking to get hitched face saving for 30 Months

Young Brits looking to get hitched face saving for 30 Months

Young couples are faced with saving for over 30 months to reach their wedding savings goals, according to new research from Nationwide that charts what Brits are saving for in 2024.One in six young people are currently putting money away for their dream wedding. On average, these love birds are aiming to save £17,000 in preparation for their wedding – although the costs will likely be higher as many will also benefit from contributions from family and friends. Based on average monthly individual savings of £282, it would take a typical couple saving a combined £564 around 31 months to reach their target.*

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Wedding News: Inn on the Lake is a haven of tranquillity with three enchanting lakes and sprawling woodlands

Inn on the Lake is a haven of tranquillity with three enchanting lakes and sprawling woodlands

Surrounded by nature's splendour, the grounds of Inn on the Lake are a haven of tranquillity with three enchanting lakes and sprawling woodlands. The venue offers breathtaking views and serene photographic opportunities, whether enjoying the calming waters or strolling through the picturesque surroundings.

The Inn on the Lake benefits from bringing the outside in, with panoramic lake views from both the Lakeside Suite and Fountain Suite.

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Wedding News: Spring Bank Holiday weekend is set to host second highest number of weddings for 2024

Spring Bank Holiday weekend is set to host second highest number of weddings for 2024

The team at hampers.com, who strive to bring joy and wholehearted togetherness through gifting, recently undertook a study to determine the most popular dates for weddings in 2024, surveying almost 2,300 UK adults who were set to get married this year. When asked what date they were getting married on, the most popular dates were found to be were these here...

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Wedding News: County Wedding Events coming to Frasers, Kent!

County Wedding Events coming to Frasers, Kent!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Wedding Events wedding show at Frasers, Kent for some much-needed inspiration on Sunday 12th May, 2024! Sister company to County Wedding Magazines 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. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, the idyllic rural setting at Frasers offers rustic charm and elegance. With panoramic views across the countryside, it provides a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs all year round.

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Wedding News: Need a helping hand with your groom's speech? Check out these top tips from Speechy

Need a helping hand with your groom's speech? Check out these top tips from Speechy

'The Speech Surgery' with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy & author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches'. My groom isn't naturally romantic. How can I help him with his speech without actually writing it for him? Well, no one will be expecting him to be reciting sonnets and he doesn't need to have a personality transplant, but it would be nice if he managed to deliver at least a few suitably sweet lines in his speech! Send him a few good blog posts (including this one) and encourage him to get the advice & feedback from his friends (ideally, married ones who have been through the speechwriting process before).

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