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Wedding day duties: Fathers of the Bride and Groom

The father of the bride usually has very different duties to the father of the groom. Let’s have a look at how and why there’s such a difference.

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How have weddings changed and (arguably) been hijacked?

We’ve been reading up on the history of weddings and marriages. And it’s left us wondering if the ‘institution’ of marriage is at an all time low.

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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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Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Geoffrey Chaucer wrote – “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.” And that’s where it all started from. A simple letter to King Richard II and his soon to be wife Anne of Bohemia on their anniversary, eight months before their marriage.

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Can a wedding be more masculine?

Why are weddings so girly? Have you ever tried to picture a masculine wedding? Probably not. Meet Matt and Steve, whose wedding was a bit different.

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