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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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11th Wedding Anniversary Gifts: 30 Steel Ideas to Celebrate Your Marriage

Celebrate your 11th wedding anniversary with the traditional gift of steel or go for the modern alternative of jewellery.

By Lucy Addicott, 22/09/21

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11 Questions with... Richard Gayle of Specular Visuals

The videographer and photographer behind Specular Visuals, Richard Gayle has captured weddings throughout the UK. In this month's 11 Questions he shares his experience of working in the industry and some top tips if you want to get started yourself!

By Lucy Addicott, 22/09/21

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23 Real Couples Reveal What Actually Happened on Their Wedding Night

Sex toys and beanbag mishaps, lost lingerie and interrupting bridesmaids, and even a frisky groom who wanted to leave his own wedding early - read the true stories of what these couples really got up to on their wedding night!

By Helen Pye, 16/09/21

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50 Beautiful Wedding Welcome Signs Your Guests Will Remember

From rustic wooden pieces that are easy to DIY to ultra-modern floral installations, we've got plenty of wedding welcome sign ideas to inspire you

By Lucy Addicott, 15/09/21

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The Top 20 Names of Men and Women Who Make the Best Husbands and Wives

Tired of trying to convince your partner that you're the best husband or wife? Well now we have the proof (if your name's on the list!)

By Zoe Burke, 14/09/21

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Funny Wedding Vows: 43 Ideas That'll Make Your Guests Giggle

Add a little humour into your ceremony by taking inspiration from these funny wedding vows that are guaranteed to get your partner and guests laughing!

By Lucy Addicott, 14/09/21

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First Home Gifts: 51 Unique Housewarming Gift Ideas for Couples

Struggling to think of a unique first home gift for a couple you know? We've hunted high and low and found 51 unusual first home gift ideas to suit all couples and budgets, from food subscription boxes to chic homeware buys.

By Sarah Allard, 14/09/21

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60 Sweet Engagement Quotes for Every Kind of Couple

Whether you're sharing the news of your own engagement or toasting to the happy couple, celebrate this special moment with one of these adorable engagement quotes

By Lucy Addicott, 14/09/21

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12 Things Married Couples Want You to Know About the Wedding Day

Forget your usual advice, these are the things real couples are desperate to let you know about what to expect on your wedding day. Some are eye-opening!

By Helen Pye, 14/09/21

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Which Star Sign Matches Make the Best Couples? Your Ultimate Zodiac Relationship Guide

Want to know which star signs are most compatible and which zodiacs are best to avoid? Here's your ultimate guide to star sign matches and what they could mean for your relationship.

By Helen Pye, 07/09/21

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How to Be a Body Positive Bride: 5 Truths You Need to Know

It's all too easy for external pressures to affect your self image as a bride - so how do you remain body positive? Writer Michelle Chantelle Hopewell reveals five truths to keep close to your heart before the big day

By Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, 05/09/21

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Wedding Ring Finger: Which Hand Do Your Wedding and Engagement Rings Go On?

Unsure which hand you should wear your wedding ring and engagement ring? We explore the meaning of the ring finger in our handy (pun intended) guide

By Helen Pye, 04/09/21

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30 of the Best Second Wedding Anniversary Gifts: Cotton Ideas They'll Love

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift is cotton. Mark two years of marriage with a thoughtful 2nd anniversary gift - we've picked out 30 great cotton gift ideas

By Helen Pye, 04/09/21

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11 Questions with... Emma Caddis of Treseren, Cornwall

In this month's 11 Questions, we spoke to Emma Caddis, co-founder of the beautiful Cornish wedding venue, Treseren. Skilled in delivering intimate wedding ceremonies, Emma shares her advice for wedding industry success, how she got started and more!

By Lydia Hockley, 01/09/21

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The 8 Most Popular Wedding Website Themes for 2021

Struggling to decide on the design for your wedding website? Here are the 8 most popular wedding website themes on Hitched to help you pick. From stylish art deco designs to pretty florals, there's a free template to suit all tastes

By Lucy Addicott, 27/08/21

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Relationship Advice: 25 Tips from Real Couples & Dating Experts

We asked dating experts and happy couples for their best free relationship advice – and the results are in!

By Hannah Davies, 27/08/21