Category: Wedding Tips & Advice

Father and Bride
15 May 2013

From Weird to Wonderful: 3 Wedding Trends with Shady Origins

Ah weddings! A gorgeous bride wearing white is being lead down the aisle by her doting father. In the front of the church stands a nervous groom, flanked by his best men while the bridesmaids stand adorned and beautiful ...

What is love
10 May 2013

What is love?

Aside from being the title to songs by various artists, and the reason so many novels are written, love (we all agree) is why we marry. But what is it? It depends on whom you ask. Ask a scientist and they will ...

Simple Wedding
9 May 2013

My Great Big Wedding (not)

Be glad that you're getting married here at home on the sunny shores of South Africa. For whilst most of us unwittingly aspire to all things American - glamour, glitz and branding being the principle tools of ...

Fun Bridesmaid
6 May 2013

How to be a Good Bridesmaid

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is certainly a flattering occurrence, but it entails a little bit more than being seen in a pretty dress as the bride’s “bestie” on the wedding day. Traditionally the list of the ...

Young Couple
2 May 2013

How to Know When You and Your Partner Are Ready to Get Married: The Family Side

Getting married is by nature the act of starting a family. Even if you don’t plan to have children the two of you will be a family. When it comes to deciding that you would like to get married there are a few ...

Cute Wedding Shoes
30 Apr 2013

Assembling the Accessories

Even the most perfect bridal gown is not complete without accessories, so once your dress has been decided on there is still a little bit of work left to do before your perfect princess ensemble is complete. Here are ...

Wedding Myth
29 Apr 2013

Don’t Let Myths about Second Weddings Get you Down: Part 2 – Money and Wearing White

If you are currently planning your second wedding then it is possible that the question “Is it proper?” has reared its ugly head a couple of times already. Whether you heard it from a friend or colleague or even if ...

Married Couple
26 Apr 2013

4 Reasons Why Marriage Makes Life Better

Once you’ve said “yes” and allowed the man of your dreams to place a gorgeous ring on your finger, it’s easy to get caught up in wedding plans and a dizzying sequence of events (engagement parties, bridal ...

Brush your hair!
25 Apr 2013

How To Grow Your Hair Out

You're getting married, the date is set and, if you're lucky, you have just enough time to grow out your hair so that you can bag the style you've always wanted to wear, as you sweep up the aisle. But do you have the ...

Delightful Dress Shopping
24 Apr 2013

Delightful Dress Shopping

One of the most fun and exciting parts of the wedding planning process is choosing your dress. Your dress is without-a-doubt the most important part of your entire day and so special care needs to be taken when making ...

Are you ready to get married?
22 Apr 2013

How to Know When You and Your Partner Are Ready to Get Married: The Personal Side

So you’re in a relationship with the partner of your dreams and you’re starting to feel like you might be ready for your relationship to move to the next level. While the idea of upgrading your relationship status ...

Boost your honeymoon mood
17 Apr 2013

Boost your Honeymoon Mood

Let me tell you a little secret about honeymoons: They come at exactly the right time! Now that might sound daft, but the truth of the matter is that after months of planning the perfect day, it is an absolute relief to ...

Second Wedding Myths
10 Apr 2013

Don’t Let Myths about Second Weddings Get you Down: Part 1 – The Wedding

I was at a bridal fair with a friend a couple of years ago and I remember over hearing one of the stall holders loudly exclaiming “Ag what nonsense man! I’m getting married for the second time this year and I’m ...

Wedding Guests
1 Apr 2013

4 Common Complaints of Wedding Guests

It pays to know what other weddings guests have complained about. It gives you the upper hand when it comes to avoiding certain issues, and the knowledge of how best to get your guests to enjoy themselves. Yes, you ...

marriage-preparation
29 Mar 2013

How To Get A Friend To Marry You

Officially, in South Africa, one has to be married by a legal authority. Known as a marriage officer or civil union officer (they also call themselves wedding officiators), they can be ministers, judges or anyone who ...

Bride With Fringe
27 Mar 2013

Bangs Are Back

Call it a fringe or bangs, they're back. It took Michelle Obama's new blunt fringe at her birthday appearance to cement the concept all over the world. But she isn't the only celeb to hack a fringe: the Duchess of ...

Bride With Uggs
25 Mar 2013

Would You Wear Uggs At Your Wedding?

Despite the premature announcement by various media institutions late last year that Ugg boots are over, the freak weather in New York recently saw more than a few Ugg clad feet marching the sidewalks. It wasn't the ...

Emotional Bride
19 Mar 2013

Yes, You Will Cry At Your Wedding

For those of you who think you couldn't possibly; that crying is for those made of less stern stuff than you; for those who have got themselves so worked up for the occasion that they fall apart when they finally stand ...

Wedding Dress
15 Mar 2013

The Virgin Bride

While American television continues to teach us about The Third Date Rule (apparently the unwritten rule is that a couple should have sex on their third date – whoever came up with that idea should possibly be shot!) ...

Craft Beer
14 Mar 2013

Craft Brewed Beer At Your Wedding

Craft brewed beer is the latest wedding craze. A rather exciting one as South Africans enjoy their brew. But craft beer, as you will learn, is not just any beer. Craft beer describes small scale breweries. Or ...