Saturday, 24 July 2021

The Ceremony - Where & When?

There are a number of points to consider when planning the date and venue of the ceremony.

* Is the marriage based on religious grounds?
* Do you want to be married in the eyes of God?
* If you have no religious beliefs you may consider a civil ceremony, perhaps followed by a blessing.

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Friday, 9 July 2021

Wedding rules at 9th July 2021

 Current rules for weddings - and how they are changing.
(Taken from the BBC website 9th July 2021)

There will be no limit on the number of people allowed to attend weddings, civil partnerships and receptions in England from 19 July.
The government plans to remove most Covid restrictions in England on that date, subject to a review of the latest data on 12 July.
How are the rules changing in England?
From 19 July, there will be no limits on the number of people who can attend services or receptions, whatever the venue.
Current rules about social distancing and face coverings will no longer apply, there will be no requirement for table service, and restrictions around singing and dancing will also end.
At the moment, any number of guests can attend a wedding ceremony or reception held outside, or in a Covid-secure public venue.
* Venues must comply with social distancing rules, which limit guest numbers
* Venues must provide table service
* Dancing and singing are restricted
* Face coverings must be worn indoors by everyone over the age of 11 when not eating or drinking, unless they are exempt. This includes staff, but not the couple or the person officiating
Weddings held in outdoors private settings - such as gardens - require a risk assessment to determine how many guests can be hosted safely.
A marquee or other structure in a private garden must have at least half of its walled area open to be classed as "outdoors".
Weddings in private homes can only take place with six people or two households present, unless one of those getting married is seriously ill, in which case 30 people can attend.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Orchardleigh House

Orchardleigh House & Estate is a truly romantic Wedding Venue. It is set in 550 acres of parklands and lakes and boasts a magnificent Victorian Stately Home, an Island Church, 18-hole Golf Course and ample accommodation.

Orchardleigh is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the House for 144 guests and banqueting in the House for up to 165 guests. A superb stylish marquee will accommodate up to 1,000 guests.


Friday, 4 June 2021

Wedding Caterers

It doesn't matter what budget you have set for your wedding, you will find that one of the biggest spends will be on the food you will be serving to your guests. Therefore, choosing the right wedding caterer will prove to be an important step in making sure you have a memorable event.

Often, caterers will have a variety of foods that they offer, yet they are able to specialise in a certain type of cuisine. If you happen to have a particular theme in mind, or you are using a motif that speaks of a certain era, you might want to find a caterer that specialises in that required taste.

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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Weddings - lastest rules

The latest rules on weddings and receptions.

How many people can come to the ceremony - and how big can the reception be?
Find the information here

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Wedding Events are BACK!

Wedding events have started again at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6NS
Tel: 01225 444424

Sunday 23rd May from 12noon to 4pm.  (FREE Entry)

Helen Applin writes:

We are delighted to invite you to Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel for our first wedding appointment day of 2021. You will be greeted upon arrival with a glass of bubbles before we take you on a tour of our stunning event spaces and grounds which will be dressed and ready for your own private viewing.

Due to demand and COVID safety we ask you to pre-book your appointment by contacting Helen at:

If you are unable to make this date then it would be our pleasure to arrange to meet you on an alternative date to suit you. 

Monday, 3 May 2021

Concerns within wedding industry


Worries for those waiting to get married - and concerns of the wedding industry over losses suffered.
View video here 

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Abacus Wedding Cars

Wedding Car Hire:

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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Government guidelines at 12/4/2021

 COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships (GOV.UK as at 12/4/2021)

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how restrictions will be eased over time, including a staged return of weddings, civil partnerships and receptions.
Read more here

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Cancelled Wedding - Couple elope to island and get married.

 A couple who couldn't wait any longer to tie the knot after their wedding was cancelled due to Covid eloped to an island with gale force winds and got married in waterproof jackets.

Steven and Dionne Abbott, from Scotland, were due to get married last year before lockdown started and the ceremony was cancelled.

Friday, 5 March 2021

Roles & Duties: The Best Man

A supporting role to the groom. A position of huge responsibility that should not be undertaken or indeed offered lightly. His duties include:
* The arrangement of the Stag Party (this should not be the night before the wedding)
* Ensuring a punctual and sober arrival of the groom at the wedding venue.
* Issuing of Buttonholes.
* Issuing of Orders of Service.
* Organising the seating with the wedding venue.
* Responsibility for the bringing of rings to the wedding venue.
* Presenting rings to the clergyman when required.
* Witnessing the signing of the register.

* Organisation of the Ushers.
* Payment of Church fees on behalf of the groom.
* Escorting the chief bridesmaid down the aisle.
* Organising the transport from the ceremony to the reception.
* 'Best man' speech at the reception.
* Reading out any telegrams and messages.

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Planning Your Wedding: 2 months - 1 week before

(not necessarily in the order shown)
* Select and Purchase Gifts for Parents and Attendants
* Hold a Dress Rehearsal
* Decide on your Seating Plan
* Organise Final Fitting for Wedding and Bridesmaids Dresses
* Organise Final Fitting for Male outfits
* Confirm Transport Arrangements