Monday, 24 April 2017

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.

7th May 2017
The Spittleborough Farmhouse Wedding Show
Old Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 8ET
11am - 3pm
Natalie Lovett 01793 238921

14th May 2017
Stroud Subscription Rooms
George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE
11am - 3.30pm
Shar 01452 698340

21st May 2017
The Gloucester Wedding Show
Cheltenham Chase Hotel

Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4PB
11am - 3.30pm
Teresa & Darren 0843 2899 659

4th June 2017
Wedding Open Day
DoubleTree By Hilton Cadbury House

Frost Hill, Congresbury, Bristol BS49 5AD
11am - 3pm
Alice Grant 01934 834343

11th June 2017
Bristol Zoo Summer Special Wedding Fayre
Clifton Pavilion

College Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA
11am - 3pm
David or Emma 01275 331188

18th June 2017
The West Gloucestershire Wedding Show
Stonehouse Court Hotel

Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3RA
11am - 3.30pm
Teresa & Darren 0843 2899 659

25th June 2017
The Bristol Wedding Show
Ashton Court Mansion

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN
11am - 3.30pm
Teresa & Darren 0843 2899 659

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, 21 April 2017

Themed Weddings

Themed Weddings can be a Great Way to Tie The Knot.

Traditional weddings are gradually becoming less and less common with each passing year. While some people would never settle for anything less than a church wedding, for others stately homes, golf clubs, beaches or anywhere that has licensing or function capabilities are becoming increasingly popular. Furthermore adding your own unique spin on your big day adds that personal touch that will make your day even more special as you embark on the rest of your life with your new spouse. So here are just a handful of theme ideas you might consider for your big day.

Read more

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cutting the Cake

Wedding Etiquette, Traditions & Customs:
Cutting the Cake

The cake is traditionally cut after the speeches and toasts, and would normally conclude the formal part of the wedding reception. It was believed, in order for the bride to bear children, she (with the help of her groom) should cut the first slice. Today the first cut is more symbolic to the couple's shared future together. The couple would normally pose for photographs just prior to cutting the first slice, allowing guests to take snaps of the occasion. The cake is said to spread good fortune to all who eat it, hence the reason for sending a slice to all those who were unable to attend the wedding.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Wedding Facebook Group

Make your wedding day perfect with a Facebook Group for your wedding guests.
Share your wedding date, venue details and directions in a central place.
More information here

Friday, 31 March 2017

'Cinderella' story

On 3rd February 2017 we posted a lovely story of a Kenyan couple who spent just $1 on their wedding.

In stark contrast, thanks to well-wishers (and a little publicity), they have now enjoyed a lavish re-newing of their vows.

View story here

Friday, 24 March 2017

Open Day at Cricklade House Hotel

Open Day at Cricklade House Hotel in Wiltshire.
Saturday 25th March 2017
Times: 11am - 2.30pm

Catch a glimpse of this fabulous venue when dressed for a wedding.

Tel: 01793 750751

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wedding Speeches

Wedding Speeches
Many of us cringe at the thought of standing up in front of a large gathering to deliver a speech. After all, most of us have little or no experience of public speaking.

How different it would be if we had absolute confidence that the script we were reading from would completely capture the attention of our gazing audience. A speech that was emotive, enlightening, humorous (where applicable) and entertaining.

You can remove the stress and anxiety by employing the services of a professional Wedding Speech Writer.
View the website of

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Planning Your Wedding: 8 - 6 months before

Planning Your Wedding: 8 - 6 months before.
(not necessarily in the order shown)

* Order the Wedding Cake
* Order the Wedding Dress, Shoes and Accessories
* Select the Best Man and Attendants
* Book the Honeymoon
* Order the Wedding Stationery, (Invitations, Place-cards,
  Thankyou Cards and Order of Service)
* Order the Male Outfits
* Order the Bridesmaids Dresses
* Order Bridal Favours and Table Decorations
* Organise Wedding Balloon Supplier
* Check that Passports are in order

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Favourite actor makes their day!

It's not for real - but it made their day when they met their favourite actor!

Read the story here

Thursday, 23 February 2017

County Bride Etiquette Pages - The Seating Plan

From County Bride's Etiquette Pages:
The Reception - Seating Plan

To avoid confusion it is essential to have a seating plan. Handwritten place cards - in the style of the invitation, numbers on tables and a plan of the room will help guests find their seat with the minimum of fuss. The ushers can be utilised to direct arriving guests to their table and help any who are having difficulty finding their seat. It may be a good idea to have a few extra places available for unexpected guests.

See more information here

Friday, 17 February 2017

Wedding Fayres Sunday 19th February in County Bride areas.

WEDDING FAYRES Sunday 19th February in the County Bride area:

Cotswold Water Park Hotel - Gloucestershire
Clearwell Castle - Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Ashton Court Mansion - Long Ashton, Bristol
Batch Country House - Lympsham, near Weston-super-Mare
Lyncombe Lodge - Churchill, near Bristol
St Audries Park - Taunton, Somerset
Walton Park Hotel - Clevedon, North Somerset
Village Urban Resort (De Vere Hotel) - Swindon
The Manor Barn - Gloucestershire
Goss Croft Hall - Chippenham, Wiltshire
Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort - Calne, Wiltshire

All details can be found on the County Bride website

Thursday, 9 February 2017

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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