Wedding Trends

Moët & Chandon Have Given Us The Six Pack We’ve Been Dreaming Of

Have you ever wished you could drink champagne straight from the bottle without being frowned upon? Yes? Me too.  Well wish no more, as Moët & Chandon have released the classiest six pack around. 

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Imagine handing these out to your bridesmaids while you’re all getting ready on the morning of your wedding, then realising that they also come with golden flute ‘sippers’.  How classy could you get?! 

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The set containing 6 x 187ml bottles isn’t available in the UK at the moment, but you can snap one up online for just under $100… some would say it’s expensive, but you can’t put a price on sipping champagne from the bottle with your girls! 

via GIFY

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Pretty Like Pippa: 10 Wedding Dresses Similar To Pippa Middleton’s

Pippa Middleton became a worldwide sensation back in 2011, in an Alexander McQueen bridesmaid dress, when her sister Kate married Prince William.  However, the tables turned this year when on the 20th of May 2017, Pippa married her sweetheart James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England.

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Pippa performing bridesmaid duties for her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge

Back in November, designer Giles Deacon was spotted visiting Pippa’s home armed with several dresses, leaving everyone wondering what gorgeous creation she would be wearing – would she follow in her sister’s footsteps with sleeves?  Would she go for a regal ball gown?

Well, since the big day the internet has been flooded with paparazzi shots of Pippa in her £40,000 Giles Deacon dress.  As we all know from Kate’s wedding in 2011, Pippa has a rather gorgeous figure so we knew she’d look stunning in anything, but the lace, high-necked gown designed exclusively for her really was beautiful.

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Pippa wearing Giles Deacon on her big day

Here at Dream Day Diary, we’ve scoured the internet to find several dresses with elements similar to those seen in Pippa’s – expect high necklines, capped sleeves and lots of lace…

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1. Berta Bridal
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2. White Palace Couture
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3. Kenneth Winston
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4. Amelia Sposa
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5. Utah Bride & Groom
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6. Calla Blanche
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7. Allure Bridals
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8. Gemy Maalouf
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9. Alfred Angelo

 

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10. Ivy & Aster

So if you don’t have a spare £40,000 to hire your own designer, you could always ‘settle’ for one of these!

Celebrities

Margot Robbie Winning At Weddings

Back in December, Australian beauty Margot Robbie married her British beau Tom Ackerly in a super secret ceremony in Byron Bay.  


Wearing her mother’s 30-year-old wedding dress, she was papped looking relaxed and happy chatting to her nephew before the nuptials.

Just 5 months later, the 26-year-old swapped roles to be bridesmaid for her model friend Julia Koenig.  This time, the Suicide Squad star wowed in a floral Zimmermann dress with lace trim. Margot and one other bridesmaid teamed their dresses with simple nude heels and flowers in their hair. 


Bride or bridesmaid, Margot definitely knows how to set a trend! 

Wedding Photography

Wet Weather Weddings: 25 Photos That Prove Rain Doesn’t Have To Ruin Your Big Day! 

The idea of rain on your wedding day brings out a fear like no other.

What about your dress? What about your shoes? What about the guests?!

It seems as though we are all programmed to believe that the sun must be out in order to have a great day and get the best photos, resulting in most brides spending the run-up to their wedding praying for fair weather.  This series of photos proves that there really isn’t anything to worry about – you can still rock a wedding dress in the rain and end up with some incredible photos of it!

Check out these couples who totally owned their rainy wedding day…

Photo: Our Love Is Loud

Photo: Our Love Is Loud

 

Photo: Andres Zavadskis

 

Photo: Kelsey Goodwin

 

Photo: Ryan Brenizer

 

 

Photo: Elegant Union

 

 

Photo: Ivan Zamanuhin

 

 

Photo: Carolyn Bentum

 

 

Photo: Del Sol Photography

 

 

Photo: B-Freed Photography

 

 

Photo: Sofia Plana

 

 

Photo: Liz Grogan

 

 

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Photo: Jerry Yoon

 

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Photo: Rylee Hitchner

 

 

Photo: Emily Steffen

 

 

Photo: Ryan Ray Photography

 

 

Photo: Braedon Flynn

 

 

Photo: Ariel Renae

 

 

Photo: Bentinmarcs Photography

 

 

Photo: Michelle Lindsell

 

 

Photo: Bentinmarcs Photography

 

 

Photo: Crystal Stokes

 

 

Photo: Crystal Stokes

 

Anyone else doing a rain dance? XO

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Aisle Style from ASOS

Online fashion superstore ASOS is the go-to website for finding the perfect outfit, and when it comes to weddings on a high-street budget, they’ve got you covered.  From stunning wedding dresses to cute and quirky accessories, you can get kitted out without breaking the bank.

We’ve scoured their website and picked out our favourite dresses for both the bride and bridal party, shoes, accessories and even guest outfits…

The Bride

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1: ASOS BRIDAL Cami Panelled Maxi Dress // 2: Lace Strapless Backless Bridal Body // 3: CHI CHI LONDON Lace Midi Dress // 4: ASOS BRIDAL Maxi Skirt and Lace Bralet // 5: ASOS WEDDING Jewel Net Hair Comb // 6: TRUE DECADENCE Pink Embellished Heeled Sandals // 7: ASOS BRIDAL Trumpet Hem Maxi Dress // 8: ASOS CURVE BRIDAL Cami Embellished Maxi Dress // 9: DUNE BRIDAL Embellished Satin Court Shoes // 10: ASOS Floral Bun Holder // 11: NEW LOOK Jewelled Flower Hair Comb // 12: ASOS BRIDAL Ruched Mesh Bandeau Maxi Dress // 13: ASOS BRIDAL Bride Robe // 14: TRUE DECADENCE Beaded Zip-Top Clutch // 15: ASOS BRIDAL Cami Maxi Dress //

 

 The Bridesmaids

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// 1: ASOS WEDDING Lace Applique Cape Maxi Dress // 2. ASOS BRIDAL Bridesmaid Robe // 3. ASOS Nude Metallic Heeled Sandals // 4. ASOS BRIDESMAIDS Lace Top and Midi Skirt // 5. TFNC Plus Size Wrap Front Maxi Dress // 6. JOHNNY LOVES ROSIE Bridesmaid Bracelet Gift Card // 7. CHI CHI LONDON Lace Midi Dress // 8. TFNC TALL One Shouldered Maxi Dress With Frill Detail // 9. ASOS WEDDING Drape Cowl Back Midi Dress // 10. AMELIA ROSE Sequin Purse Bag // 11. BOOHOO Bridesmaid Robe // 12. TED BAKER Rose Gold Embellished Court Shoes // 13. ASOS Rose Gold Flower Headband //

The Guests

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// 1. ASOS Palm Print Midi Dress // 2. COAST Plus Size Floral Skirt Midi Dress // 3. ASOS Crop Top Scuba Midi Dress // 4. ASOS TALL Strappy Floral Midi Dress // 5. ASOS Satin Midi Skirt // 6. ASOS Premium Lace Insert Mini Dress // 7. ASOS Bardot Ruffle Mini Dress // 8. ASOS Floral Twist Neck Pencil Dress // 9. ASOS CURVE Marble Print One Shoulder Dress // 10. ASOS Bardot Jumpsuit with Tie Sleeves // 11. ASOS Ruffle Top Bandeau Dress // 12. BODYFROCK Heavy Lace Midi Dress //

 

The Accessories

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// 1. PAPERCHASE Luggage Tag Set // 2. SASS & BELLE Wedding Money Box // 3. ASOS HEN Bride Squad Glitter Choker // 4. ASOS BRIDAL Slogan Ankle Socks // 5. ASOS HEN L Plate Bopper Headband // 6. PAPERCHASE Wedding Fairy Lights // 7. PAPERCHASE Wedding Guest Book // 8. ORELIA Just Married Sew-On Patches // 9. PAPERCHASE Wedding Advice Cards // 10. LONELY PLANET Honeymoon Handbook // 11. TALKING TABLES Wedding Photo Booth Props //

So, if you’re still missing a few bits for your wedding, use the links under our photos to shop some of these gorgeous items…

Happy shopping! XO

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Are We Being Fooled By This Incredible Wedding Dress?

Today I was surfing the web stalking wedding sites, as you do, when a post from Haute Couture Week on Facebook caught my eye.  They had posted possibly the biggest wedding dress I’ve ever seen! (Picture further down in the article)

I instantly looked at the comments to see what everyone had to say about the Michael Cinco gown, and was surprised to see that almost everybody thought the dress had been photoshopped.  I flicked back to the picture and realised that they have a fair point…

Image: Haute Couture Week via Michael Cinco

On first look it’s literally “omg I need that in my life look how perfect it is”… but is it too perfect? Many seem to think that one half of the dress has been mirrored to create this symmetrical masterpiece.  Supposedly, the dress was commissioned by a Qatari bride.  For her sake we really hope it’s not as heavy as it looks.

Edited or not, we can’t make our minds up, but either way it’s absolutely stunning.

Do you think the picture is genuine? Let us know in the comments! XO

Questions

Should Your Guests Pay For Your Wedding?

According to a survey carried out by Hitched, the average UK wedding costs in excess of £25,000.  I know, it’s pretty crazy.  The biggest wedding expenditures are the venue and catering, which begs the question: Should your guests be contributing to the cost of their meal?

I recently read an article on Pretty52 which compared weddings to birthday parties.  When you’re little your parents usually pay for your party guests, but as you get older and start to fend for yourself, the parties get bigger and so do the bills.  If you arrange a birthday dinner somewhere, guests tend to offer to contribute and, unless you have a very well-paid job and don’t mind splashing out to celebrate your birthday, you happily accept.  The older you get it kind of seems unfair to make someone pay for you to celebrate their birthday with them… so should it be the same for weddings?

I have lived in Spain for over 12 years and although most of the weddings I sing at are English or Irish, I have learnt many of the traditional Spanish wedding customs.  For a while I wondered how they afford to have such large wedding receptions (sometimes 200-300 guests), until I learnt what is expected of the attendees.  Apparently, guests are expected to give a monetary gift that will cover the cost of their meal, plus extra to go towards the honeymoon.  With dinner and drinks costing around €100-€150 per person, as a couple you could be expected to gift up to €400!  There are often envelopes placed on a table in the reception for you to deposit your cash, or they may even give their bank account number on the invitation!

Greek and Cuban couples also have their ways of asking for money.  Both nationalities traditionally do a ‘Money Dance’ at the wedding reception, where guests pin money to the bride and groom as they perform their first dance as husband and wife.  Then you have the German way of raising the cash, which is super cute… Friends and family of the bride and groom put together a wedding newspaper, full of photos and articles about the happy couple.  This is then sold to guests on the big day, with the money going towards the honeymoon.  In the UK it is standard for the bride and groom to pay for all of the bridal party (dresses, suits, accessories, etc), whereas in the US it is typical for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to foot the bill themselves.  So it seems as though it’s only the British who feel as though we have to cover the cost of everything!

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Photo courtesy of The Charleston Photographer

When you really think about it your guests are enjoying a full day of food, drink and entertainment (which in any other situation would cost them a lot of money) so why shouldn’t they contribute?  On the other hand you have to take into account the amount they may be spending on travel and accommodation just to be at your wedding.  There is the argument that you could just go and get married in a registry office and spend hardly anything, but there is SO much pressure on couples nowadays to put on the biggest and best party anyones ever been to.

It really is a tough one, and personally I don’t think I could ask for money from guests, but I have to admit that the idea of it is amazing… Invite loads of people, get loads of money and have a HUGE party.  What do you guys think?

XOXO