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…

Our Original Vintage Wedding Dresses

We had a phone call a few weeks back from a bride asking why she should come to our fair instead of any other fair. As there are so many vintage wedding fairs out there right now, she wanted to know what made ours different. What makes our fairs different is the amount of vintage […] Read more…

Share The Honest Love

I woke up this morning to a blog post by Annabel from Love My Dress sharing the beautiful yet heart breaking story of Laura Caudery. Beautiful because she had experienced real love, beautiful wedding photos, beautiful writing and most of all, beautiful honesty. She is calling for everyone to focus on what really matters for […] 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…

The Gift of Wine

Weddings are the ultimate celebrations. Few other events on a social calendar conjure such excitement, sophistication and thoughtfulness which is why selecting the perfect gift for each new bride and groom is of the utmost importance.   Sure there’s the registry route with its predictable salad spinners and china place settings, but for a truly […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: The receiving line

The purpose of a receiving line is to allow the hosts and other members of your bridal party to officially welcome and be introduced to all your guests. It is a wedding tradition that has been at weddings from Victorian times onwards.  At that time, with manners so important, it was the only way to guarantee that […] Read more…

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