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Author: Paul Macklin

Paul is your friendly neighbourhood poet/cynic. He believes in story-telling, curiosity and peanut-butter sandwiches and he spends the vast majority of his time writing stuff. Paul learnt how to write stuff at Portsmouth University where he earned himself a Masters degree in writing stuff. Neat huh? Paul also hates writing in third person.

Posts by Paul Macklin

Wedding night hanky panky

Weddings are the source of much creative imagination – in one way or another, bride or groom, we all envisage our wedding day in a very specific way. we all have expectations. Of course one expectation that is (somewhat strangely) shared by everyone is that the marriage must be consummated with a bit of hanky panky.

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On the eve of your wedding: the logistics

Not so long ago the logistics for the eve of your wedding would not have been much hassle. It was a given that each of you would stay with your respective families and that was that. But that was back when people didn’t live together until they were married, nowadays all pretence is out of the window. Frankly, it is unusual for people not to live together before their wedding. And this can, on occasion, mean that you have to do a little bit of extra planning before the big day.

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The Wedding Industry Awards

Every year a company called The Wedding Industry Awards host award ceremonies for businesses in the wedding industry. Beyond being a nice way to recognise the good work that a company is doing within an industry it is also an excellent way for those passionate about the industry to stay in the loop with the latest trends and traditions.

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Minimoon vs Maximoon honeymoons

I think we speak for everyone when we say that the Honeymoon is one of the best parts about getting married. Forget the ceremony. Forget a night with your family and friends. Honeymoons are epic adventures with your best friend – and don’t forget the hot and steamy… weather.

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Hearing from couples who married abroad

As travel becomes more accessible to the masses we’re seeing a huge influx of weddings heading overseas – after all, why get married in drizzly old England when some of the world’s most exciting wedding destinations are just a few hours flight away? Especially when you do the math – a wedding on domestic soil is likely to cost you an average of four times as much as one overseas, so the real question is why would anyone get married at home? Well, I’ve asked around a little and the results are, well, pretty obvious really.

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The Big ‘What Next?’

Left reeling on your return from a perfect honeymoon, you can be forgiven for feeling a touch of the post-wedding blues. Everything about the last couple of weeks have been perfect. You’ve gone from dressing up, surrounded by your friends, eating and dancing and bathing in the sun to sitting on the couch watching re-runs of friends and dreading the return to work. A little melancholy is understandable – something like a wedding is huge and has taken up such a large portion of your life that without it occupying your mind, you can quickly become consumed by the nothingness in its place. You need a plan. You need to know what’s next.

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Author: Paul Macklin