Category: Wedding Insider

by Ella Mai Elopements The 6 parts of artful elopement planning (Part 6: Get ready to elope!)

For the past few weeks, the Ella Mai team have been sharing their elopement planning tips in their elopement series. In the final edition today, Ella and Marijane explain how to bring it all together: aka, get […]

by Ella Mai Elopements The 6 parts of artful elopement planning (Part 5: Create Your Elopement Timeline)

In part 5 of their elopement series — the penultimate, sob! — the Ella Mai team are setting out how to create your elopement timeline, to ensure your stress-free experience continues into the day itself. We’re Ella […]

wedding bouquet preservation The artist who can transform your wedding bouquet into forever art

Not sure what to do with the flowers that helped make your wedding day so special? Looking for a way to keep them forever? We chatted to Katy from Imprint Casts about her beautiful work in wedding […]

by Ella Mai Elopements The 6 parts of artful elopement planning (Part 4: Personalise the Experience)

Weddings should be personalised to what you want: and elopements are no different. In fact, as Ella Mai explains, elopements can give you even more scope to do that. In part 4 of their elopement series, Ella and Marijane […]

from makeup artist Heather Snowie How to get natural wedding makeup on your big day

On your wedding day you want to feel confident and comfortable, and a huge part of that is looking and feeling like the best version of yourself. So, if your day-to-day makeup is pretty au natural, the […]

by Ella Mai Elopements The 6 parts of artful elopement planning (part 3: how to find your suppliers)

Once you’ve decided where to book your Scottish elopement, it’s time to hand-select the suppliers who are going to help make it happen. We’re Ella Mai Elopements, and we offer both all-inclusive Elopement Packages and DIY Elopement […]

by Ella Mai Elopements The 6 Parts of Artful Elopement Planning (Part 2: Where to Elope in Scotland)

For the second part of our how to plan an elopement series, we’re discussing a big one: where to elope in Scotland. We’re Ella Mai Elopements, and we offer both all-inclusive Elopement Packages and DIY Elopement Planning […]

for eco-conscious couples How to find sustainable wedding suppliers in the UK

In the modern day it’s easier than ever before to have a wedding that prioritises style and sustainability; that showcases both aesthetics and action. Sustainability is a huge, catch-all term, and thus a sustainable wedding can be many […]

by Ella Mai Elopements How to Plan an Elopement: The 6 Parts of Artful Elopement Planning (Part 1)

Eloping is the quintessential creative alternative for modern couples. Eloping turns your wedding into a unique experience – not only by choosing adventure over mainstream expectations, but by giving you opportunities to create meaningful, authentic memories. And […]

edinburgh bridal trunk shows Edinburgh Bridal Trunk Shows At Rachel Scott Couture – Spring 2022

Edinburgh bridal shop Rachel Scott Couture don’t just have their continuous stock available; they also feature a number of exclusive trunk shows per year, too. Trunk shows are special, limited-time events where a designer brings an extensive […]

destination wedding planning The Ultimate Guide to Planning A Wedding In Italy, by Wiskow & White

There are many ways you can go about planning a wedding in Italy from abroad: with the help of a planner, for example, or completely by yourself. But how about combining those two, for when you want […]

the revelry events series 2022 wedding trends: what will they be?

This year is set to be a massive year for weddings. Squashing three years into one means we are looking at the industry’s busiest and most varied year ever, but how does that translate to trends? We […]

from an expert wedding planner Advice for a seamless and stress free wedding

Though it’s totally normal to feel slightly frazzled when planning your day, ideally we want you to have a totally stress free wedding. And we want to help you get there too, which is why we’ve asked […]

the perfect wedding spot Wedding Weekend Venues: The Versatile Spaces of Netherbyres House

There are so many words we could use to describe Netherbyres House, but somehow, none of them are quite enough. It simultaneously defies categorisation whilst ticking every box, whether you’re on the hunt for wedding weekend venues, […]

the revelry events series How do I make a wedding tablescape? with Revelry Events

Thinking of how to style your table can be a very exciting – but overwhelming – part of wedding planning. That’s why today, our resident agony aunts/award-winning wedding planners Revelry Events are answering the question “How do […]

The Revelry Events Series Wedding planning tips from Unruly: Venues, Alcohol, Dancefloors & More

So often in wedding planning, we focus on the styling: the flowers, the colour scheme, all the beautiful bits that we love to swoon over. And they’re loads of fun! But also, there’s a whole other side […]

at Rachel Scott Couture 22nd July - 2nd August Exclusive Vivienne Westwood Bridal Scottish Showcase: Book in Now!

Vivienne Westwood is known across the globe for her iconic bridal designs: where playful, wistful romance meets bold sculpture, all made in delectable fabrics by the finest artisans the world over. And now, Scottish brides can not […]

Unruly: The Honest Guide The Wedding Planning Guide That’s Ripping Up The Rulebook

Wedding planning should be, above all, fun – but so often it’s also stressful, emotional, and too much like hard work. Luckily for us all, Revelry Events have just released a brand new wedding planning guide. It’s […]

inspired by the science of love modern, ethical, sustainable wedding dresses & jumpsuits from Rolling in Roses

In times gone by, finding a sustainable wedding dress that also delivered in the style stakes could be a real struggle. Enter Rolling in Roses: a York-based bridal studio who are changing the game. “Our fabrics are […]

the revelry events series Revelry Events’ guide to finding wedding suppliers that are talented, trustworthy & totally worth it

Every month, our resident columnists Holly and Susie at Revelry Events share their award-winning wedding planning wisdom. Today, they’re sharing their top tips on finding the perfect suppliers for your day: suppliers that are talented, trustworthy, and […]

free wedding dress advice from celebrity stylists How to choose a wedding dress: introducing P.S. Bridal Styling’s complimentary wedding dress finder

One of the biggest questions you might have when you’re engaged is how to choose a wedding dress or outfit – with all the options out there, how do you begin to narrow them down to something […]

The Revelry Events Series Revelry Events’ wedding budget tips: 6 ways to make the most of your money

If you’re looking for wedding budget tips, then our monthly columnists Revelry Events have got you with their latest expert advice on how to make the most of your money during wedding planning. “We’ll level with you. […]

The Revelry Events Series 5 ways to have a more sustainable wedding

For this month’s instalment of our Revelry Events advice series, Holly & Susannah are sharing 5 ways you can have a knockout wedding that considers the environment too! “2020 was a year without weddings for us, an […]

sustainable bridal fashion Wedding Dresses You Can Wear Again: Laura Ironside’s Bridal Edit

Laura Ironside Bridal specialises in contemporary fashion with a conscience: quality over quantity, substance without sacrificing style, and lots of other brilliant alliterative phrases. She’s renowned for her stunning silk designs that effortlessly drape and sculpt the […]

by Alison Macleod What is a Fairtrade gold engagement ring?

Wedding ring shopping can be exciting and overwhelming in equal parts: chances are you’ve probably not bought too many in your life, and there’s a lot of choice out there. One of the terms you may see […]

The Revelry Events Series 8 micro-wedding ideas for non-traditional couples

We’ve all heard the word a million times by now – but what actually is a micro wedding? How can you have one? What do you do at one? Revelry Events have got 8 brilliant micro wedding […]

dreamy honeymoon destinations 8 Blow the Budget Honeymoon Destinations

Have you had to postpone your wedding due to Covid-19? Are you eagerly awaiting the day that you can tie the knot and jet off on your honeymoon? Most likely, you’ll also want to blow off some […]

venue-vetting tips from Dunskey Estate 16 Questions to Ask When Comparing Wedding Venues

Today’s blog is from the legends over at Dunskey Estate – one of Scotland’s best wedding venues, with an Edwardian castle, luxurious lodges and glorious rolling greens on its grounds. Finding your wedding venue is such an […]

The Revelry Events Series Top wedding planner advice for wedding postponement, cancellation & plan Bs

If you’re planning to get married in 2021, the idea of wedding postponement, a plan B or possibly even cancellation has probably crossed your mind – but how do you decide? Revelry Events are here to help. […]

find your perfect wedding photographer top uk wedding photographers for 2022: modern, creative wedding photography

There’s lots to think of when you’re planning your wedding, but in our humble opinion finding your dream wedding photographer is right up there (second to ‘having an excellent day’, which is numero uno.) You’ve pulled together […]

A UK wedding magazine for modern weddings Launching The Wedding Collective Annual 2021

Today, we’re really proud to introduce you to our newest labour of love: The Wedding Collective Annual 2021. You don’t need us to tell you that it’s been a weird year for the wedding industry and the […]

A quick guide to postponing your wedding (again)

If changing government restrictions (here for Scotland, here for Wales and here for Northern Ireland) has had an impact on your wedding plans, we’re a) really sorry to hear it and b) want to help! With that in […]

Modern Love 2021 comes to Edinburgh Suzanne Neville trunk show at Rachel Scott Couture

Oh my lord, do Rachel Scott Couture have a treat in store for you (that’s a rhetorical question, because the answer is yes, yes they do.) Between 24th and 28th September, they’re hosting an exclusive collection launch […]

microwedding advice from Gloam 8 reasons we love microweddings, with Gloam

If we worked for the dictionary (which we don’t, coincidentally) we’d wager that ‘microwedding’ is going to be the Word Of The Year. Whilst elopements and microweddings have always been an option, they’ve become much more popular […]

from Those Were The Days Bridal Second-hand wedding dresses: tips for finding your dream vintage wedding outfit

This #SecondHandSeptember, we wanted to shine the spotlight on second hand wedding dresses, and why they’re so brilliant – and who better to ask for help than Claire Patterson, the owner of Those Were The Days, a […]

kitsch, colourful wedding cake perfection the glasgow wedding cakes that will blow your mind

They say pictures speak a thousand words – and in the case of Moonrise Bakery, that is 100% verifiably true. (And even if we needed to say words, we probably wouldn’t be able to scoop our jaws […]

new name, same great styling hello Gloam, The Little White Cow rebrand

There’s one name that has been synonymous with modern bohemian wedding styling in Scotland for the past few years, and that’s The Little White Cow. Now, to reflect their new elevated, evolved wedding styling, The Little White […]

modern, sustainable bridal Rolling In Roses preview launch at Rachel Scott Couture

Sounding the cool Scottish wedding klaxon, because Rachel Scott Couture have got an incredible trunk show coming that you need to know about. From the 13th to the 16th August 2020, they’ll be hosting a launch preview […]

with Hall & Co Event Design should you have a free bar at your wedding?

In yesterday’s blog post, we discussed the difference between a paid bar and a cash bar at your wedding, and which one is right for you.  Obviously a lot of this decision comes down to budget, so […]

modern wedding advice is it rude to have a cash bar at a wedding?

After all of this is over, when we’re back to (relative) normality, I think it’s agreed: we’ll all deserve a stiff drink. Or four. So today, we thought we’d tackle one of the questions we see couples […]

small, pop-up celebrations how Riddle’s Court are working on weddings

Are you thinking of having a smaller wedding celebration over the next few months? We might just have something for you, in the form of Riddle’s Court…over to you, team! “A few months ago, the Events Team […]

from Roodlea Barn WIN your unique Scottish wedding venue hire

Here’s something a bit bloomin’ exciting – the wonderful team at Roodlea Barn are running a competition to WIN hire of their gorgeous venue for any available date for 2021! If you’re looking for a unique Scottish […]

with dream Scotland elopement team Elope With Us £100 off your Scotland elopement package

If you’ve always loved the idea of a romantic Scottish elopement, we’ve got some e x c e l l e n t news for you! Whether it’s the call of getting married in the mountains, the […]

whilst it's hanging in your wardrobe... How To Look After Your Silk Wedding Dress At Home

Due to wedding postponements, you may currently have a rather beautiful, rather more-expensive-than-the-rest-of-your-clothes wedding dress hanging in your wardrobe for longer than you’d anticipated. How do you look after expensive silk wedding dresses at home? We’ve got […]

How to deal with coronavirus when planning your wedding

Oh god, it’s a toughie isn’t it? We’re not going to sugarcoat it and pretend that planning a wedding amongst COVID 19 madness is easy, but we’re also not going to add to distressing noise saying that […]

with Rachel Scott Couture Should You Choose a Dress to Suit Your Body Shape?

A classic question I get asked is “Rachel, you’re an expert in bridal styling, looking at my body shape, what dress shape should I wear for my wedding? You’ve seen so many brides over the years that […]

this International Women's Day and everyday How to have a feminist wedding in 2020

Happy International Women’s Day! Today (and everyday) we want to celebrate women. Marriage is traditionally where the patriarchy has thrived, but not any more! Here’s a roundup of how to have an amazing wedding whilst still living […]

Modern Scottish bridal Bridal Styling & Inspiration Event with Rachel Scott Couture

You’re invited to Rachel Scott Couture‘s Bridal Styling and Inspiration Event! 19th March at The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh – 6pm to 8pm With confidence building styling advice, industry expert hints and tips and a showcase of future […]

modern wedding venues in the UK our top English wedding venues for laidback, alternative weddings

Few things in the wedding planning world need to tick as many boxes as the venue. Not only does it need to hold the right amount of guests, be in the right location, and be available at […]

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top wedding venues Scotland our top wedding venues Scotland for creative couples

The wedding venue does a lot of heavy lifting in your wedding planning – not only does it need to fit the right amount of people, be accessible for your nearest and dearest, and accommodating of your […]

alternative honeymoon ideas our top honeymoon destinations with Patchwork

Last week we expressed our love for Patchwork, the alternative honeymoon fund that will let you fund and facilitate the honeymoon you actually want; but this week we thought we’d tease ourselves even further by planning our […]

patchwork have got your back the alternative honeymoon fund you’ve always wanted – patchwork

Now that the sun’s well and truly put his hat away for another year, we’re turning our attention from summer holidays to honeymoons. Whether you’re planning a blow-out, once-in-a-lifetime trip right after your wedding, a minimoon a […]

how to get your wedding music just right How to plan your perfect wedding soundtrack with Fauna String Quartet

Choosing music for your wedding day can be super stressful; it’s so important to get it right that you might not know where to begin. Luckily, Fauna String Quartet, a Glasgow-based string quartet, are here to help […]

from Celebrate People Top Questions to Ask Your Wedding Celebrant

Your marriage ceremony shows the world and your loved ones just what this day and your love really means. Humanist wedding celebrants Susan and Gerrie are here to help shine a light on you both and your love […]

by Sheila The Celebrant What is a Humanist Wedding Ceremony?

Humanist weddings are on the rise across the country, so we’re creating a two-part series on what humanist ceremonies are and why you might want to consider one for your wedding. Although the premise is the same, […]

from One More Tune DJs Top 10 Tips for writing a great wedding speech

Today’s top tips are written by John D. at One More Tune DJs, who can not only make your wedding dancefloor into a club night, but can also help you write a great wedding speech. 1. You’re […]

Saturday 7th September 2019 Riddle’s Court Wedding Fair

Are you looking for a Scottish wedding venue with historic charm, an excellent location and views to die for? Like Cher, we’ve got you, babe, with Riddle’s Court. Take a look around this gorgeous venue at their […]

plus an exclusive 20% discount! Our tips for creating the perfect Papier wedding photobook to commemorate your wedding day

Gather round, pals, because we’ve got something we think you’re going to be very excited to hear. You may know the dreamy paper specialists Papier for their save the dates, gorge invitations and on-the-day wedding stationery, BUT […]

good wedding grub Bespoke Catering’s Top 10 Tips for Finding Your Wedding Caterers

Today’s top tips are written by events catering extraordinaires Bespoke Catering – what they don’t know about wedding food isn’t worth knowing (and defs isn’t worth eating). Take it away pals! One of the most important decisions you have […]

AM Faulkner's hot new BLEACH collection The milliner who’ll make you want to wear a veil (and a headpiece or two)

Hold onto your hats – and headpieces, and veils – because mega milliner and bridal babe AM Faulkner has just released her new “Bleach” collection and it is J A W D R O P P I […]

eco-friendly wedding ideas Harper Scott’s 12 tips on how to plan a sustainable wedding

You love each other, and you love our planet – and most couples are combining the two. If you’re here, you want to make a difference in your corner of the world. This post isn’t designed to […]

by cosmos floral design how to make the most of your wedding flowers

When you’re looking to choose your wedding flowers, there’s lots of things to think about: colour palettes, arrangement styles, budget and seasonality. But it’s also great to think about their long-lasting effects in real life as well […]

which are the best wedding flowers and when? PYRUS’ seasonal flower guide

When looking for your wedding flowers, it’s hard to put what you want into words – I want the ones with petals, you know, in like a big thing I can hold. And to the untrained eye […]

Bridal makeup

wedding advice from the pros what you need to know about bridal make-up

Bridal beauty can feel totally overwhelming – if make-up’s not that important to you day to day, the idea of having to trust someone to do you up is probably stressing you out, and if make-up is […]

alternative wedding dresses in Scotland Win £500 off your wedding dress with Unbridaled Boutique

NO your eyes do not deceive you – YES that is 500 smackeroonies off your wedding dress with incredible bridal boutique Unbridaled! We’ve just launched a shiny new competition over on the ol’ instagram where the divine Unbridaled […]

alternative wedding dress Made With Love Unbridaled Boutique Scotland Harlie

making wedding dress shopping easier how to shop for your wedding look

Everyone talks about the dress (which doesn’t even have to be a dress), but hardly anyone talks about finding it. A lot of pressure is put on the day and the experience as a whole can be daunting and unfamiliar, […]

editorial invitations Zine-Vites: the coolest wedding invite for the coolest weddings

As soon as we saw this new wedding invite genius from Paper Skeleton, we knew we had to shout about it. When something is described as the “coffee table’ tell all about your day to come”, how […]

how to design your stationery suite Tips from Wedding Stationery Experts

Wedding stationery has magical properties, we’re absolutely sure of it. It’s the first time your actual wedding day takes up some space in the tangible universe, rather than just in your head (and your bank account, obvs). […]

when do I need to send invitations out? Wedding Stationery Timeline

Wedding stationery is one of the first really exciting bits of the wedding planning process, as it’s the first chance you get to rave to your loved ones about your plans. Your save the dates (or invites […]

wedding inspiration to reality what do wedding stylists actually do?

If your scrolls through your insta feed or blogs chock full of gorgeous wedding inspiration and keep seeing references to ‘wedding stylists’, but don’t know what the hell that actually means, don’t worry – you’re not alone. […]

book now ELEVATE by 33 dowanhill facial pop-up

There’s a lorra wedding chat and advice out there about wedding make-up, but often wedding skincare gets overlooked. That’s where the babes at 33 Dowan Hill come in, as expert facialists who believe heartily in the celebration […]

come and say hello thoroughly modern marriage at the ace hotel

Have we got a treat for you guys next week? (It’s a metaphorical question, but the answer is still yes, yes we have.) On Friday 21st September, there’ll be some The Wedding Collective babes ready to meet […]

headsets, be gone - what planners really do do I need a wedding planner if I’m having a modern wedding?

When someone mentions a wedding planner, your mind immediately goes to to one of two things: J-Lo or Monica from Friends (I think it’s genetically programmed, it happens that frequently). But with their tangible stress levels and […]

super cool bridal lands in Glasgow Fabricated Bridal Alterations X Jean Jackson Couture pop-up

Scottish brides, we’ve got your back – and your front, actually. Our favourite alterations shop Fabricated Bridal Alterations are hosting an incredible Pop-Up Shop featuring the most divine dress designers from Manchester’s achingly cool Jean Jackson Couture. […]

+ the differences between England & Scotland What is a wedding celebrant?

In the process of your wedding planning, you’ve probably spent a much longer time pinning potential styling solutions and curating saved Insta collections than you have mulling over the ceremony deets. But that bit is super important […]

classy never trashy How to plan a stress-free, tat-free hen do

Just like many other traditions, the idea of a hen party might scare the hell out of you, making you want to retreat into a hole, throw your phone in a lake á la Kate Bush, and […]

wedding advice How To WIN A Wedding Fair

Yeah, sure, we know wedding planning can be crazy but do yourself a favour and go to a wedding fair. It’s not as tulle and meringue filled as you’d think (although that’s all there too) If you […]

Does the perfect skincare regime exist? WEDDING INSIDER / all about skincare

One of the questions that we get asked most regularly at 33Dowanhill  is “What is the perfect skincare routine?” Unfortunately we have a bit of bad news…..  there is no perfect skincare routine that will work for […]

the TWC edit 2017 trends

WELL GUYS THE END OF 2016 IS NEAR!!!! Who doesn’t love the clean slate of a new year + looking forward to all thats a-comin’?! We’ve been chatting a lot recently about wedding trends and how the […]