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You deserve a wedding that’s as unique as you, which is why we have thousands of inspirational wedding planning ideas to personalise your day. From décor inspiration to the latest trends, wedding themes to wedding favours, dates ideas to gift ideas, you’ll find everything you need to know about wedding planning here.

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Maid of Honour Duties: 21 Tasks for the Maid of Honour
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Being a maid of honour is both a privilege and a responsibility. Here's everything you'll need to know to be the best support the couple could ask for...
What Does an Usher Do? 17 Jobs for the Ushers & Groomsmen
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From planning your toast to helping with the stag, the usher's job stretches far wider than just showing wedding guests to their seats. Here's what you need to know
Ask Elektra: Is It Rude to Make Partners Evening-Only Guests?
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In this month's drag-ony aunt column, a budget-conscious bride asks Aunty Elektra how to handle evening-only wedding guest etiquette
Father of the Bride Duties: 13 Jobs for the Father of the Bride
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From walking her down the aisle to writing that all-important speech, here's everything you need to know about father of the bride roles and responsibilities
Best Man Duties: 24 Tasks the Best Man Needs on His List
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From *THE* best man's speech and standing at the altar, to organising the stag do and shopping for suits, best men have more on their plate than you may think...
Bridesmaid Duties: 21 Tasks for Your Bridesmaids
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Whether you're a bridesmaid, bridesmate or bridesman, these are the important bridesmaid duties you'll need to have on your checklist ahead of the big day...
We Look Back at Our Favourite Celebrity Weddings From 2022
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From pop stars and actors to presenters and a Kardashian (eek!) - we take a look back at the most iconic weddings of 2022. Which one is your favourite?
Unusual Wedding Cars: 13 Quirky Options to Arrive in Style
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Ditch the limousine; there’s a new car in town. Oil up your gears and get ready to arrive in style in an unusual wedding car
The Ultimate Father of the Bride Gift Guide: 30 Ideas He'll Love
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Stuck on what to get your dad as a wedding present? We've compiled the ultimate father of the bride gift guide covering everything from tasty treats to luxury fragrance.
What to Do If You Don't like Your Engagement Ring
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Before you do *anything* - you need to take a minute and read our advice on how to deal with the fact you don't like your engagement ring...
How to Propose: 19 Tips to Guarantee a 'Yes!'
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Want to nail the perfect proposal? Our guide tells you everything you need to know about how to propose and what the latest proposal trends are!
Wedding Guest Gift Bags: 15 Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas
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Treat your friends and family to one of these wedding guest gift bags - from what to fill them with to stylish totes and paper options, we've got the whole wedding party covered with our guide
33 Unusual Wedding Place Card Ideas Your Guests Will Remember
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These beautiful wedding place cards will get guests to their seats as well as adding extra personality to your reception tables. From traditional flat cards to vintage-inspired ideas, there's something here for every style of wedding
What Your First Month of Wedding Planning Looks Like in 2023
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Whether you're planning a small wedding in the UK or a huge wedding abroad, this is what your first month of wedding planning will look like
Everything You Need to Know About Buying Loose Diamonds for an Engagement Ring
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Opting for a loose diamond will offer you the chance to create a truly bespoke engagement ring. Here’s everything you need to know… 
How to Buy An Engagement Ring: Everything You Need to Know
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How much should you spend? Can you buy an engagement ring on a budget? Is it okay to propose *without* a ring? Our guide answers all your pressing questions