Wedding Roundup #026

World’s first wedding retail department store to open in London

A permanent wedding retail, planning and inspiration destination is set to launch in London, featuring a bespoke jewellery offering.

Located within one of the capital’s most lauded wedding and events venues, One Marylebone, the wedding department store looks to provide an end-to-end wedding planning experience, curated by leading industry experts.

Named The Wedding Gallery, the store aims to guide brides and grooms through the entire wedding planning process in one space – saving the time and money visiting a variety of stores in different towns and cities.

Tthe retail space will double as an exclusive member’s club for the wedding industry offering meeting rooms, a multitude of event spaces, a café/bar and library as well as playing host to regular trunk shows and networking activities.

By appointment only, consumers will have access to the collections of up to 200 brands. Overall ...

Professional Jeweller

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The Prettiest Wedding Dessert Sign Trend You Have to See

Wedding signs are an important part of your ceremony and reception décor—they can be used to warmly welcome guests, point them to the various festivities, clue them in on the cocktail bar and dinner menus, and guide them to their dinner table.

Another sign that you shouldn’t overlook? Wedding dessert signage, to let guests know what tasty treats are on offer. And we especially love when these signs are illustrated—they become a visual guide to the dessert menu. If you love the casual, rustic look of chalkboard, display a chalkboard sign featuring illustrations of all the sweet treats you’ll be serving. Another fun idea? Create a drawing of your wedding cake and then list the various cake flavors featured within each tier.

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Wedding budgeting: Your ultimate guide in the build up to the big day

Your wedding should be a day to remember, for all the right reasons. But that doesn’t mean it should cost a fortune. Here are some savvy tips to help you cut costs – and stay within budget – while still having your dream day.

1. Set yourself a budget

Before you fork out any money, set up a budget planner (here’s a handy one to get you started). You can tweak it to include all the various items you’ll be spending money on – just make sure that you include everything, including ‘cheap’ things such as confetti. It all adds up!

2. Have a weekday wedding

The date of your big day is the first thing to consider – and the first opportunity for you to save a considerable amount of money. Remember, any service provided on the weekend, and for a wedding, will carry a premium. So, instead of the usual Saturday or Sunday, why not get married on a Monday – it’ll slash the cost of the venue and will delay everyone’s back-to-work blues by another day.

3. Swap gifts for favours

If you’ve been living together for year ...

Closer Online

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