The Best Bridesmaid Dresses For 2019

Still trying to decide on a colour for your bridesmaid dresses? Whether you’ve just started looking or you’re trying to narrow down your search, we’ve pulled together a selection of the best bridesmaid dresses for 2019.

Best Bridesmaid Dresses for 2019Credit: Oasis

The Best Bridesmaid Dresses For 2019

There are many things to consider when choosing your bridesmaid’s dresses. You need to consider the most flattering shapes, the colour scheme and whether there is one style fits all solution. It can be a challenge appeasing all your bridesmaids, you may need these tips on how to keep your bridesmaids happy![1]

If you’re a bride on a budget, check out our pick of the best bridesmaid dresses under £100 here[2].

Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Navy is a great choice for winter or autumnal weddings. The colour and cowl neck on this Amy dress from Oasis[3] is super flattering.

Oasis Amy Slinky Cowl Neck Maxi Dress, £85[4]

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BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com[5]


Navy doesn’t just have to be for winter, this cropped number is light and breezy and your bridesmaids will be able to move it and shake it all night long.

TFNC Monia Navy Midi Dress, £33[6]

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BUY NOW: tfnclondon.com[7]


This Topshop figure-hugging dress is classy and simple and great for evening weddings. We particularly love the cross back detail and the fishtail, plus, at this price you can’t say no!

Cross Back Fishtail Maxi Dress by Club L London, £35[8]

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BUY NOW: topshop.com[9]


Grey Bridesmaid Dresses

We love the elegant high neck and tiered layers of this Olympia dress in ‘silver mist’ from TH&TH[10].

Olympia Halter Neck Dress, £150[11]

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BUY NOW: thandth.com[12]


Take on a darker shade of grey with Dorothy Perkin’s Showcase Gunmetal ‘Natalie’ Maxi Dress[13].

Dorothy Perkins Showcase Gunmetal Maxi Dress, £65 [14]

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BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com[15]


We love the lace detail – particularly the scalloped edging and pale grey on this Oasis Bardot Maxi Dress[16].

Oasis Lace Bardot Maxi Dress, £90[17]

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BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com[18]


Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

There is such a wide variety of pink bridesmaid dresses available you’ll be hard pushed to choose just one. Lucky for you, we’ve helped narrow your search with these favourites.

We can’t promise you won’t get jealous of your bridesmaids in this gorgeous Maddie Embroidered Maxi Dress[19] from Coast. The lace sleeves and scalloped edging is wedding perfection.

Coast Embroidered Maxi Dress, £149[20]

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BUY NOW: coast-stores.com[21]


We also couldn’t resist this cropped, lace dress from Coast for all the same reasons…

Coast Janie Lace Midi Dress, £149[22]

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BUY NOW: coast-stores.com[23]


Green Bridesmaid Dresses

It’s impossible not to love this mint green Saffron maxi dress from Ted Baker.[24] Perfect for the warmer months with subtle, the pleating and structured neckline is a flattering combination.

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BUY NOW: johnlewis.com[25]


Coming just below the knee this short dress is light and summery in gorgeous emerald green to offset your wedding dress.

Coast Imana Midi Dress, £99[26]

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BUY NOW: coast-stores.com[27]


Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses

Glittery or embellished bridesmaid dresses are a great option when you’re looking for something with a little more ‘pop’. Who says your bridesmaids can’t shine alongside you?

This sequin-top dress from Dorothy Perkins is a sophisticated and considerate option for your bridesmaids if you’re having a winter wedding. They’ll be grateful for the sleeves and maxi skirt.

Dorothy Perkins Showcase Green ‘Bijou’ Maxi Dress, £72[28]

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BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com[29]


Bring a Gatsby-esque touch to your wedding with this fair coloured dress and its fine sequin detail.

Oasis Embellished Maxi Dress, £150 [30]

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BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com[31]

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References

  1. ^ how to keep your bridesmaids happy! (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ here (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ Amy dress from Oasis (www.oasis-stores.com)
  4. ^ Oasis Amy Slinky Cowl Neck Maxi Dress, £85 (www.oasis-stores.com)
  5. ^ BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com (www.oasis-stores.com)
  6. ^ TFNC Monia Navy Midi Dress, £33 (www.tfnclondon.com)
  7. ^ BUY NOW: tfnclondon.com (www.tfnclondon.com)
  8. ^ Cross Back Fishtail Maxi Dress by Club L London, £35 (www.topshop.com)
  9. ^ BUY NOW: topshop.com (www.topshop.com)
  10. ^ Olympia dress in ‘silver mist’ from TH&TH (www.thandth.com)
  11. ^ Olympia Halter Neck Dress, £150 (www.thandth.com)
  12. ^ BUY NOW: thandth.com (www.thandth.com)
  13. ^ Dorothy Perkin’s Showcase Gunmetal ‘Natalie’ Maxi Dress (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  14. ^ Dorothy Perkins Showcase Gunmetal Maxi Dress, £65  (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  15. ^ BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  16. ^ Oasis Bardot Maxi Dress (www.oasis-stores.com)
  17. ^ Oasis Lace Bardot Maxi Dress, £90 (www.oasis-stores.com)
  18. ^ BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com (www.oasis-stores.com)
  19. ^ Maddie Embroidered Maxi Dress (www.coast-stores.com)
  20. ^ Coast Embroidered Maxi Dress, £149 (www.coast-stores.com)
  21. ^ BUY NOW: coast-stores.com (www.coast-stores.com)
  22. ^ Coast Janie Lace Midi Dress, £149 (www.coast-stores.com)
  23. ^ BUY NOW: coast-stores.com (www.coast-stores.com)
  24. ^ Saffron maxi dress from Ted Baker. (tidd.ly)
  25. ^ BUY NOW: johnlewis.com (tidd.ly)
  26. ^ Coast Imana Midi Dress, £99 (www.coast-stores.com)
  27. ^ BUY NOW: coast-stores.com (www.coast-stores.com)
  28. ^ Dorothy Perkins Showcase Green ‘Bijou’ Maxi Dress, £72 (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  29. ^ BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  30. ^ Oasis Embellished Maxi Dress, £150  (www.oasis-stores.com)
  31. ^ BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com (www.oasis-stores.com)
  32. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  33. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Win 10k Worth of Prizes Including a Diamond Eternity Ring

To celebrate Wedding Ideas’ 15th birthday, we’re giving away 10k worth of prizes – from wedding stationery and favours, to your bridesmaid dresses, a diamond eternity band and a honeymoon to Barbados[1]. Here’s everything you can win and how to enter…

Wedding Festival Bride and groom in front of tent Win 10k Worth of Prizes Including a Diamond Eternity Band competition

Win 10k Worth of Prizes Including a Diamond Eternity Band

Win a Diamond Eternity Band From Ruby & Oscar, Worth £1,600

Ruby & Oscar Etenity Ring Win 10k Worth of Prizes Including a Diamond Eternity Band competition

Hello, pretty! This stunning 9-carat solid white gold eternity band from luxe label Ruby & Oscar features round brilliant-cut diamonds. Because no bride ever wants less sparkle, right?

And if you don’t win, don’t worry – Ruby & Oscar is also offering Wedding Ideas’ readers an exclusive 10% off with the code WED10. Happy shopping!

Subject to availability.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: rubyandoscar.com[2].

Win Your Wedding Stationery from Ananya Cards, Worth £220

wedding stationery Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

The talented team behind Ananya Cards, led by creative director Vaishali Shah, will help you create your own customised monogram to be used on stationery, linen, luggage and lots more. Plus, you’ll also win a set of 20 luxury notecards.

Subject to availability.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: ananyacards.com[3].

Win Bridesmaid Dresses From Chi Chi London, Worth £500

chichi london bridesmaid dresses Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

Fashion-forward brides, look alive! UK label Chi Chi London has a stunning selection of looks to inspire your best girls.

Shop the label’s stylish bridesmaid and wedding dresses range with £500 to spend online.

The winner will be notified of an email address to order clothes from (links and sizes required). The value ordered must not exceed £500 additional cash payment will not be an option. Chi Chi London bridalwear must be ordered in one go to the value of £500 or less within one calendar month of the winner being notified. There is no cash alternative available. No re-credits, exchanges or refunds will be available unless items are faulty. No cash refund will be given. All clothing must be sent to one address. All clothing is subject to availability.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: chichiclothing.com[4].

Win Bridesmaid Bracelets From Dower & Hall, Worth up to £400

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Synonymous with luxury and bejewelled glamour, British jeweller Dower & Hall is giving away five 18-carat gold vermeil or sterling silver gemstone bracelets from its Orissa collection in colours to match your maids’ attire, including a pearl or classic style for the bride.

Colours and styles subject to availability. Offer applies to the Orissa design only.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: dowerandhall.com[5].

Win a Beauty haul From IMAGE Skincare, Worth £310

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Get your skin in tip-top condition in time for the big day with a #shelfie-worthy selection of products from IMAGE Skincare.

The bundle includes the Ormedic balancing facial cleanser, a selection of I Mask hydrating and anti-ageing masks, the Body Spa exfoliating scrub and more.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: imageskincare.co.uk[6].

Win a Smoothskin Muse Hair Removal System, Worth £399

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Dreaming of fuzz-free legs for longer? We hear you… thankfully those generous guys at Smoothskin are offering up a fabulous Smoothskin Muse, its newest IPL hair removal system that can be used to treat the whole body in minutes. You’ll be honeymoon ready in no time!

For more information and to view the full range, visit: smoothskin.com[7].

Win a Dinner for two at The Marksman, London, Worth up to £120

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Headed up by chefs Jon Rotheram and Tom Harris, The Marksman combines all the charm of an East-End boozer with modern British cuisine, drawing on only the finest seasonal produce for inspiration. The prize includes three fab courses each, plus a bottle of house wine.

Booking subject to availability, blackout dates apply – including Valentine’s Day, Easter and Bank Holidays. Prize includes a three-course meal for two plus a bottle of house wine, all other drinks and dishes must be paid for.

For more information, visit: marksmanpublichouse.com[8].

Win The Unconventional Wedding Festival VIP Package, Worth £350

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Yep, you guessed it… The Unconventional Wedding Festival is no ordinary wedding fair, and you could be there with your bride tribe thanks to a special VIP experience package.

The prize includes six VIP tickets, a bottle of champagne and a lunch upgrade to the show’s Banqueting Experience, plus tickets to the cocktail-making workshop, all taking place at Leicestershire’s Stanford Hall.

For more information, visit: unconventionalweddingfestival.co.uk[9].

Win 50 Save-the-Dates or Wedding Favours, Worth £153

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Surely one of the most creative and thoughtful save-the-dates we’ve ever seen? In fact, they don’t even have to be invites – they also make the perfect favour as a memento of your big day.

Choose from a range of colours and print styles in pure cotton – it’s the perfect zero-waste invitation or gift idea.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: weddingteatowels.co.uk[10].

Win Your Bridal and Occasionwear From Phase Eight, Worth £250

Phase Eight Wedding Dress Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

High street fashion favourite Phase Eight is giving you the chance to spend £250 in-store – the perfect opportunity to shop the label’s own bridal range or occasionwear, or just perfect your 2019 wardrobe for spring.

There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or competition. The prize will be sent for delivery at the end of the competition period. The prize cannot be refunded. Your statutory rights are not affected.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: phase-eight.com[11].

Win a Detox Facial at Clinic Privée, Worth £150

Clinic Privee Facial Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

Get your skin prepped in time for the big day by the experts at West Sussex aesthetic clinic, Clinic Privée. Perfect for tired, congested and lacklustre complexions, the 85-minute radiance-boosting treatment includes a deep cleanse, sculpting energy massage and peel, LED light therapy to boost radiance and tighten skin, facial yoga and more. The dream!

Booking subject to availability, blackout dates may apply.

For more information and to view the full range of treatments, visit: clinicpriveeltd.com[12].

Win a Emma Bridgewater Tech Haul From VQ, Worth £275

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TVQ, the brand behind some of the most beautifully designed radios, speakers and docking stations has partnered with British pottery and homeware brand Emma Bridgewater to give away a complete Pink Hearts tech bundle which includes two digital radios and Bluetooth speakers, plus a brand-new phone case and power bank.

The Emma Bridgewater by VQ range features all of Emma’s iconic prints, from Polka Dot to Black Toast, Wallflower to Rose & Bee. But for those who want to show a little love all year round, there is no better choice than the beautiful Pink Hearts Print.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: myvq.co.uk[13].

Win a Luxury Bridal Styling Experience With Styling For You, Worth £650

Styling for you personal shopping Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

Former fashion buyer and expert stylist Milda Chellingsworth has more than a decade of experience in personal shopping and styling – so who better to help you find your perfect dress?

In this hour-long experience, you will have the chance to meet Milda in London and benefit from her professional tips to help choose a gown that complements your style and personality.

Booking subject to availability. The prize does not include travel to London. All clothing must be bought by the competition winner. There is no obligation to purchase.

For more information, visit: stylingforyou.co[14].

Win a spa Break for two, Courtesy of Red Letter Days, Worth £249

Red Letter Days Spa Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

Once in a while we all need to recharge our batteries – even more so when the wedmin piles up.

Here’s your chance to bag an overnight stay for two with breakfast in a twin or double room, with unlimited access to all spa facilities, including the sauna, steam room, swimming pool and gym. Choose from a number of UK-wide venues online.

Entrants must be UK-based and be aged 18 or over. The prize is valid for 10 months from the date of the winner being notified. Some venues may offer weekday slots only, and blackout dates may apply. We recommend booking at least six weeks in advance, especially for weekends.

For more information, visit: redletterdays.co.uk[15].

Win a Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring, Worth £300

Arabel Lebrusan wedding ring on wedding finger hand Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

Talented jewellery designer Arabel Lebrusan has been creating modern and bespoke pieces for more than 15 years using only ethically sourced materials and gemstones.

You could win this delightfully delicate braided 18-carat gold band which looks beautiful on its own or paired with the label’s Secret Garden collection engagement styles.

For more information and to view the full range, visit: arabellebrusan.com[16].

Win Your Bridal Shoes From Aruna Seth, Worth £670

Aruna Seth Bridal Heels Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

Step into romance with these gorgeous Italian satin heels – perfect for your wedding day and beyond (may we suggest styling them with a cute midi dress!)

For an extra special touch, the designer’s signature Farfella design features a faux-pearl studded heel and crystal butterfly embellishment.

Subject to availability. An alternative style may be offered depending on the availability of stock in the winner’s shoe size. There is no cash alternative.

For more information and to view the full range, arunaseth.com[17].

Win a Overnight Stay for two at Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa, Worth Over £300

Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa Win 10k Worth of Prizes competition

Perfect for a minimoon or pre-wedding getaway, Wyck Hill House Hotel is a beautiful four-star property nestled in the Cotswolds, offering up beautiful views of the rolling hills and Windrush Valley.

The property offers up the very essence of the Cotswolds life, with classic yet contemporary décor and a beautiful spa with six treatment rooms, steam room, sauna and relaxation area.

With this prize, you’ll get to enjoy a bottle of champagne on arrival, a three-course meal for two in the hotel’s 2AA restaurant, and breakfast the following morning.

And if you don’t win, don’t worry! Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa is also offering Wedding Ideas’ readers an exclusive offer. For just £75 per person, per night, stay in a Garden Wing Room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, plus receive 20% off pre-booked spa treatments.

Prize must be redeemed within six months of the winner being notified. Booking is subject to availability and blackout dates apply, including Easter, Cheltenham Races week and Bank Holidays.

For more information, visit: wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk[18].

Win a Minimoon Break, courtesy of Classic Lodges, Worth Over £250

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With a range of fabulous hotels in locations across the UK, each one with their own charming character, Classic Lodges offers up everything from quaint country inns to stunning hotels.

All the hotels within the collection have a certain tranquillity, splendour and the most stunning views. As such, the properties also make for fantastic wedding venues, offering bespoke occasions for every size and budget, and are licensed for civil ceremonies.

You could win an overnight stay for two, which includes a cream tea, three-course dinner and breakfast, in a choice of 10 properties around the country.

And for those readers who are not lucky enough to win, why not take up the Spring Offer, which includes a cream tea, three-course meal and overnight stay in a Classic Double Room from £99?

Prize is based on two people sharing a double or twin room and can only be booked via Central Reservations on 08456 038892. Prize must be redeemed within three months of the winner being notified and is subject to availability on selected dates. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash value.  

For more information, visit: classiclodges.co.uk[19].

To be in with a chance of winning everything above, simply enter your details below…

Good luck!

And to win an all-inclusive honeymoon to Barbados, click here[20].

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Check out all of Wedding Ideas’ free Competitions here[21].

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Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page, and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account. To join in the conversation, share your stories here.[22][23][24]

References

  1. ^ honeymoon to Barbados (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ rubyandoscar.com (www.rubyandoscar.com)
  3. ^ ananyacards.com (www.ananyacards.com)
  4. ^ chichiclothing.com (www.chichiclothing.com)
  5. ^ dowerandhall.com (www.dowerandhall.com)
  6. ^ imageskincare.co.uk (www.imageskincare.co.uk)
  7. ^ smoothskin.com (www.smoothskin.com)
  8. ^ marksmanpublichouse.com (www.marksmanpublichouse.com)
  9. ^ unconventionalweddingfestival.co.uk (www.unconventionalweddingfestival.co.uk)
  10. ^ weddingteatowels.co.uk (www.weddingteatowels.co.uk)
  11. ^ phase-eight.com (www.phase-eight.com)
  12. ^ clinicpriveeltd.com (www.clinicpriveeltd.com)
  13. ^ myvq.co.uk (www.myvq.co.uk)
  14. ^ stylingforyou.co (www.stylingforyou.co)
  15. ^ redletterdays.co.uk (www.redletterdays.co.uk)
  16. ^ arabellebrusan.com (www.arabellebrusan.com)
  17. ^ arunaseth.com (arunaseth.com)
  18. ^ wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk (www.wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk)
  19. ^ classiclodges.co.uk (www.classiclodges.co.uk)
  20. ^ here (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  21. ^ here (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  22. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  23. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  24. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

Win a Seven Night Honeymoon to Barbados

Competition time! Enjoy a week filled with all-inclusive luxury, courtesy of Sea Breeze Beach House who are giving away a seven-night honeymoon to Barbados.

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Win a Seven Night Honeymoon to Barbados

Spread across two-and-a-half acres of lush tropical gardens on the sprightly South Coast, overlooking a 1,000-foot, pristine Caribbean beach, the newly refurbished Sea Breeze Beach House offers rich culture, amazing cuisine and plenty of opportunity for sun-seekers to kick back and relax.

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Whether you feel like sinking into your sun lounger with a chilled Caribbean cocktail and cooling off with the water-misting service by the pool, or swimming, snorkelling and surfing on the beautiful beach, it’s an idyllic destination for a luxurious honeymoon.

Savour the culinary experiences on offer at Sea Breeze, too. With five bars, and various restaurants and cafés to choose from, you’ll be well looked after, with every taste catered to.

From homemade Bajan pastries and smoothies in the De Rum Shop Café to sophisticated fine dining with ocean views in Cerulean, there’s plenty of variety. Finish the night with beachside sundowners before retiring to your stylish and contemporary suite.

Win a Seven Night Honeymoon to Barbados

And with a number of picture-perfect locations on site, and 122 beach-house-style guestrooms to cater for friends and family, Sea Breeze Beach House could be the perfect setting for your big day, too.

For more details, visit sea-breeze.com[1].

The Prize: One lucky couple will win a seven-night stay in a Luxury Oceanfront Junior Suite on an all-inclusive basis.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question: How long is the beach at Sea Breeze Beach House? And fill in your details below…

Closing date is 12 March 2019.

Terms and conditions: Booking subject to availability. The prize is valid 1 May to 20 December 2019 or 1 May to 20 December 2020. Rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking. Prize excludes flights, travel insurance, travel visas, transfers, supplementary meal or drink choices, spa treatments and personal expenditure. The prize is strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. Please present your voucher at the time of booking and at check-in on arrival at the resort. Please be aware that the mandatory Barbados Room Rate Levy of US$5.50 per room, per night, is payable upon arrival.

Good luck!

Check out all of Wedding Ideas’ free Competitions here[2].

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Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page, and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account. To join in the conversation, share your stories here.[3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ sea-breeze.com (www.sea-breeze.com)
  2. ^ here (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  5. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

Last-minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Not sure what to get your wife or husband-to-be for Valentine’s Day? Start here with our Valentine’s Day 2019 gift guide full of last-minute Valentine’s gift ideas for him, for her and for couples – on every budget…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Your first Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple is one of the most special ones you’ll have, so getting the gift right is really important – here’s our pick of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for every budget…

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £100

Daisy Love Sunshine perfume for her Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: johnlewis.com[1]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £50

Isotoner Ladies Heritage Genuine Suede Moccasins, £45[2]

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BUY NOW: totes.co.uk[3]

Guerlain KissKiss Creamy Shaping Lipstick, £25.20[4]

Guerlain Valentines limited edition lipstick Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: escentual.com[5]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £20

B Loved Aromatherapy Scented Candle, £15.50[6]

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £10

Lily O’Briens Honeycomb Crispy Hearts Chocolates, £4.50[8]

Lily O Briens Crispy Heart Collection chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for him

Valentine’s Day Gifts for him Under £50

Saville Row Company Silk tie, £25[10]

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for him Under £20

Hotel Chocolat Love Potions Chocolate Cocktails, £15[12]

 Hotel Chocolat Love Potions Chocolate Cocktails Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for him Under £10

Smith & Sinclair Double Dipper, £9[14]

Double Dipper with Lollipop Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples

Valentine’s Day Gifts for you both to enjoy…

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples Under £50

Natural Spa Factory Rose Massage Candle, £25.50[16]

Natural Spa Factory Massage oil Candle Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: www.naturalspafactory.com[17]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples Under £20

Cartwright & Butler Treasure Chest tin With Mint Chocolate, £12 [18]

Cartwright and Butler chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: cartwrightandbutler.co.uk[19]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples Under £10

Flying Tiger Love Hearts 4 in a row, £4[20]

Love Hearts 4 in a Row, Flying Tiger Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: uk.flyingtiger.com[21]

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Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page, and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account. To join in the conversation, share your stories here.[22][23][24]


Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

The long-awaited honeymoon is an exciting time as a newly-wed but with all the wedding planning prior to you jetting off on your honeymoon, you may not even want to think about packing for your holiday.

If you just want to relax after your big day then work from this honeymoon checklist to tick off all the travel essentials that you need for your holiday – and make packing so much easier. You’re welcome!

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Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

What to Pack in Your Hand Luggage

  • Passport

  • Mobile phone and charger

  • Currency or credit card

  • Travel insurance info (just in case)

  • Lip balm

  • Hair brush and hair bands

  • Small bag to keep all your documents (which can double up as a day bag)

  • Mini first-aid kit (with any prescriptive medication)

  • Book/Kindle

  • Playing cards

  • Comfy socks for the flight

  • Small blanket for the flight

  • Sunglasses for when you land at the other end (no matter the weather)

Editor’s Pick: Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, £129[1]

The Ray-Ban Aviator is arguably the most iconic sunglasses style in the world – so keep it classic on your honeymoon with a style you can both share.

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BUY NOW: www.visionexpress.com[2]

Tech to Travel With

  • Mobile phone

  • Selfie stick

  • Headphones

  • Travel adaptors

  • Camera and camera charger or batteries

  • Portable speaker

Editor’s Pick: Nokia 8.1 Plus Smartphone, £379[3]

When you think of Nokia, you think of the good old days of 3310 and snake. But this mobile phone will have even the loyalist apple user switching to Android for the Instagram-worthy camera alone.Nokia 8.1 best camera phone Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

BUY NOW: www.johnlewis.com[4]

Toiletries and Beauty products to Tavel With

  • Toiletries

  • Toothbrushes and tooth paste

  • Deodorant

  • Face wash

  • Shampoo and conditioner – your hotel will probably provide it but if you’re partial to a particular brand, then pack your own

  • Shower gel (as above!)

  • Tweezers

  • Scissors

  • Moisturiser

  • Make up bag

  • Your make up

  • Make up remover

  • Hairdryer

  • Hair Protection

  • Hair bands/ kirby grips

  • Hair straighteners/curlers

  • Nail polish in the shade of your manicure and pedicure, in case your nail varnish chips

  • Perfume and aftershave (invest in an atomiser so you needn’t bring the whole bottle)

  • Razors and shaving gel

  • Sanitary products

  • Insect bite cream/repellent

  • Sun cream and after sun

Editor’s Pick: ghd Travel Hair Dryer, £59[5]

Travel hairdryers have historically been so useless that no one bothers taking one away anymore. But the ghd flight travel hairdryer is by far the best travel-size hair dryer for your honeymoon.

Travel Hairdryer ghd Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

BUY NOW: www.amazon.co.uk[6]

What to Pack for the Pool or the Beach

  • Beach bag

  • Beach towels

  • Swimwear

  • Swimwear coverups/ kaftans

  • Sun hat

  • Spare sunglasses

Editor’s Pick for her: New Look Black Belted Swimsuit, £24.99[7]

Update your holiday wardrobe with this black-belted slimming swimsuit.

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BUY NOW: www.newlook.com[8]

What to Pack for the Day

  • A coat – unless you’re sure it won’t be needed!

  • A light jacket/jumper/cardigan

  • Casual day clothes

  • Trainers or comfy shoes (for walking/ exploring)

  • Cross-body bag

  • Flip flops and sandals

  • Underwear

  • Statement jewellery (nothing expensive in case you lose it)

  • Mini sunscreen

Editor’s Pick for him: Blue Mint Swim Shorts, £95[9]

Swimming shorts for your honeymoon should be special – and Blue Mint have a versatile collection of on-trend printed swim shorts for him.

Blue Mint Swimming Trunks Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

BUY NOW: www.bluemint.com[10]

What to Pack for the Evening

  • Lingerie (check out of list of stunning honeymoon lingerie to inspire you!)

  • Clutch bags

  • Dressy flats or sandals

  • One dressy outfit for every evening (bring versatile skirts you can mix up with different tops) and maxi dresses that work from day to night

  • A smart cardigan or jacket you can wear out if it gets chilly

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The World’s Most Instagrammable Holiday Destinations

Instagram holiday destinations are hotter than ever – and whether you’re a social media influencer or just looking for the best hen or honeymoon hotspots, these tried-and-tested Instagrammable holiday destinations from the Wedding Ideas team will provide you with a little escape and inspiration…

girl taking photo instagram holiday destinations The World's Most Instagrammable Holiday Destinations

The World’s Most Instagrammable Holiday Destinations

The Wedding Ideas team share their top places to snap for Instagram[1]. Here’s their edit of the world’s best Instagram holiday destinations…

Editor, Danielle Wilkins in Marrakech

“Oh, Marrakech – where the garden game is strong and the taxi rides are ever-so slightly terrifying, but it’s the hustle and bustle of this beautiful city that brings cultured couples back year after year.

“It was a hit in the eighties, when Yves Saint Laurent was so inspired he bought the colonial Majorelle Gardens, and it’s since enjoyed something of a renaissance, with the likes of Kate Moss and Matthew Williamson spotted partying into the early hours, and Poppy Delevingne and James Cook transporting their friends and family over for their wedding.

“When you’re not exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the Medina, there are mountains and greenery to be enjoyed, delicious food to be tasted in rooftop restaurants and traditional Moroccan hammams to be had.

“And while you’re spoilt for choice with plenty of romantic riads to stay in, nothing says honeymoon luxury quite like a five-star hotel.

“The Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech is a terracotta-tiled oasis with three dreamy pools, a yoga studio, gym, vibrant gardens lined with lemon and orange trees, a dreamy spa, restaurant and more, all within walking distance from the Medina.”

Follow Danielle on Instagram here[2].


Creative Director, Chloe Collyer in Sri Lanka

“From the scenery to the people, Sri Lanka is the most beautiful place.

“Whether you’re up close with wild elephants in the national parks, or doing sunset yoga on the beach, I cannot say enough… you have to go!

“It’s total escapism in the most awe-inspiring way – just wow!”

Follow Chloe on Instagram here[3].


Editorial Assistant, Annie Quinton in Venice

“Often marketed as one of the most romantic places in the world, Venice is, quite simply, otherworldly.

“Crossing over the bridge from mainland Italy is almost like stepping back in time; boat is the only method of transport here, with gondolas, water taxis and vaporettos vying for space in the narrow canals that snake up and down the city.

“But, for all the hustle and bustle of tourists and locals, it is possible to find a quiet moment – put down your map and get lost in the winding streets, back passages and alleyways and you’re sure to find a hidden courtyard or deserted canal path as a reward.”

Follow Annie on Instagram here[4].


Digital Content Producer, Ruby Norris in Nice

“Nice really is the heart of the French Riviera and an all-time favourite destination of mine. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and every year I love it even more, as the rustic buzz of Provence mixes with the luxe and glamour of the Côte D’Azur.

“After a long day of perusing the promenade and dipping in and out of the Med in between sips of the coldest, palest Rosé on the beach, you can lose yourself in a maze of cobbled streets and hidden squares as the Old Town comes alive at night.

“A city break on the sea, it’s perfect for a long weekend away.”

Follow Ruby on Instagram here[5].


Digital Editor, Jennifer Read-Dominguez in Talum

“This picture was taken at a gorgeous beach bar in Talum, Mexico. I went for a friend’s wedding and it was just an unforgettable experience.

“If you want a beautiful destination wedding on a budget – the idyllic white-sand beaches, crystalline water (and constant flow of strawberry daiquiris for your bridesmaids) make Mexico the perfect place to go.”

Follow Jennifer on Instagram here[6].


Sales Executive, Kat Mcilroy in Méribel

“The amazing Méribel offers a combination of large area of amazing slopes to ski and even better aprés!

“Recharge after a morning of skiing in the beautiful hidden-away mountain restaurants in peaceful surroundings.

“If you’re looking for something a little more lively, La Folie Douce is the place to be for daily after parties and champagne showers before returning to your charming wood chalets.

“Whether you are a skiing enthusiast, lover of mountains or just looking for the perfect Instagrammable getaway, you’re bound to fall in love with Méribel.”

Follow Kat on Instagram here[7].


Digital Content Producer, Kelly Green in Paris

“There’s a reason why Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. You have to see it to believe it.

“If it’s not the romantic, instagram-worthy architecture and tree-lined streets that will have you swooning, then it is definitely the rich, indulgent food at endless, classy bistros and bars.”

Follow Kelly on Instagram here[8].


Senior Digital Executive, Jenny Choo in Corfu

“If you love clear blue skies, white-sandy beaches and cocktails by the pool, Corfu is the perfect destination for you.

“But Corfu offers a lot more than just sun and sea – there are old fortresses to admire, boat trips to explore the island and plenty of restaurants serving traditional Greek food – my favourites being homemade moussaka and mussels saganaki.”

Follow Jenny on Instagram here[9].


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Win two American Tourister Suitcases for Your Honeymoon

You’ve saved up for the wedding and booked your honeymoon, but you’re missing the final touch – some new luggage to accompany you on your first adventure as a married couple..

just married car Win two American Tourister Suitcases for Your Honeymoon

Win two American Tourister Suitcases for Your Honeymoon

American Tourister[1] is excited to giveaway two of their award winning Soundbox suitcases for the lucky winning couple. A new suitcase makes the perfect memento for your honeymoon to take you on many more adventures to come.

Inspired by the beat of the world and the circular shape of vinyl records, the Soundbox is on a quest to find the perfect rhythm that will inspire you to travel.

Its strong, yet flexible material gives you an increase in packing space that will let you shop toll you drop and bring back the most exotic treasures from the four corners of the earth.

american tourister mint green suitcase Win two American Tourister Suitcases for Your Honeymoon

This trusted travel companion will give you the trendy look you are looking for and much more:

LIGHT: More packing space for fewer kilos? Yes indeed.

RESISTANT: Who said light mean fragile. Its polypropylene material ups the ante in terms of resistance.

ORGANISED: The elastic cross-ribbons will help you better organise your belongings.

FLEXIBILITY: Its expandability will make this suitcase perfectly adaptable to you.

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Available in three sizes, expand your collection so you are ready for the next city break or long Summer abroad.

The next time you go on adventure, don’t adapt to the suitcase, let the suitcase adapt to your needs.

For more information or to view the full range, visit: www.americantourister.co.uk[2]

Simply fill out the form below to be in with a chance of winning…

Good luck!

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Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple

If you don’t know what kind of gifts for couples to get for an engagement party, here’s a round-up of the most thoughtful engagement gifts for the happy couple.

So say congratulations to the newly engaged couple with these engagement gifts which range from wedding planning books and hampers for two to champagne flutes and personalised cheeseboards.

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Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple

Engagement Gifts for Couples

Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple Blush Margarita Glasses The Letter Room

This set of two fine pink margarita glasses are the perfect engagement gift for couples who love to drink. Plus, margaritas are always associated with parties and happy occasions, and these glasses fit perfectly.

BUY NOW: www.theletteroom.com[1]

Le Petit Wedding Book Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple

This charming wedding book momento offers endless imaginative ways to capturing everything to do with “I do”.

Decorated with foil and a handsome fabric spine, as well as whimsical illustrations throughout, this keepsake is the perfect way to commemorate a couple’s treasured wedding memories.

BUY NOW: www.amazon.co.uk[2]


Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple chocolate hamper for two couples gift hotel chocolat

This couple’s hamper from Hotel Chocolat is the perfect engagement gift for him and her.

It includes melting chocolate with a smorgasbord of dippables, perfectly paired drinks for toasting and a carefully curated collection of their finest recipes.

BUY NOW: www.hotelchocolat.com[3]


Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple Oliver Bonas Florbella Scallop Vase

Combining scalloped edges with tonal glazes, this Florabella Scalloped Ceramic Vase from Oliver Bonas will show off the bride and groom’s wedding blooms with an artistic edge.

Hand-painted with washes of inky green, dappled blue and light pink, the irregular dripped design of this tall vase emulates water-coloured paintings using a combination of crackle and reactive glazes.

BUY NOW: www.oliverbonas.com[4]


Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple world globe lamp light

Light up the bride and groom’s world with this illuminating globe in an unsuspecting stylish blue and copper.

As an innovative souvenir of treasured times in beautiful places or their honeymoon , this gift makes the perfect addition to the newly-wed’s home.

BUY NOW: www.notonthehighstreet.com[5]


Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple Black diamond box yellow roses infini roses

Handpicked roses that last for at least a year make the perfect engagement gift for newly engaged couples.

The INFINI Black Diamond Box contains 16 real roses, picked at the point of perfection and preserved to last at least one year.

Each rose undergoes an intricate and eco-friendly process to preserve the quality and beauty of the petals while living much longer than your average high street rose.

BUY NOW: www.infinilondon.com[6]


Engagement Gifts for the Newly Engaged Couple ProCook crystal coupe champagne saucers

Made from crystal glass, this set of two champagne coupes are an elegant way to enjoy champagne, sparkling wine and cocktails.

And if you’re looking for a cheap engagement gift that still looks expensive then these champagne saucers are perfect!

BUY NOW: www.procook.co.uk[7]


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How to Plan Your Wedding in six Months

Your wedding will be one of the most stressful and exciting events you ever have to plan. Although most people choose to plan their wedding one or two years in advance, others want to get married a little quicker.

Here’s a step-by-step and month-by-month guide on how you can plan your wedding in six months…

How to Plan Your Wedding in six Months© Chris Barber Photography

How to Plan Your Wedding in six Months (yes, Really)

Month one

  1. Agree on a budget and create a checklist – First thing’s first, agree on a budget both you and your partner are happy with. A checklist is also a must because it will help to keep you organised and on track of things.
  1. Write out a guestlist – The guestlist can be tricky, but give yourselves a number of guests each and start with close friends and family, then work from there.
  1. Pick a number of dates – It’s best to have a few dates in mind because you can see which works best for your close family and friends, you want to make sure they can all make your big day!
  1. Choose a venue – Planning six months in advance, it’s best to look for somewhere that offers packages, for example Port Lympne Reserve, a wedding venue based in Kent[1]. They offer catering, accommodation, a venue for the party AND spectacular photo opportunities. That’s a lot of things ticked off the list at once!

Month two

  1. Book Vendors – Don’t forget to book a Photographer, Officiant, Florist, Cake Baker, Musician or Band. If you book these around the same time it avoids anyone being forgotten.
  1. Wedding Ceremony Outfits – Start the hunt for the perfect wedding dress, groom’s tuxedo, ushers’ tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses. Remember to only take a couple of people whose opinions you really trust!
  1. Send out Save The Dates – These aren’t official invites, these remind your guests they need to put the date in their calendar!
  1. Accessories – Purchase shoes, jewellery and find your something old, new, borrowed and blue!
    1. Book your Hairstylist, Makeup Artist and Transport – Make sure you book these in advance, especially if you’re getting married around a busy time.

Month Three

  1. Purchase the wedding rings These are quite significant for a wedding – don’t forget them!
  1. Send out Invitations – Make sure you add an RSVP to your invites so you can get an idea of numbers!
  1. Plan the rehearsal dinner – The rehearsal dinner is useful for everyone and avoids any unexpected surprises on the day!
  1. Decide on wedding favours – Wedding favours are just an added touch to all your guests, these could be anything from an edible sweet treat or a sentimental trinket.

Month Four

  1. Plan your honeymoon – After all this planning, you’ll be ready for some down time in an exotic place, best get it booked!
  1. Select a wedding breakfast menu – Meet with your venue or catering service to choose your wedding breakfast, you want to make sure you have the perfect spread! You should also meet with your cake baker to select your wedding cake flavours!
  1. Pick a song list – Hand your song list over to your DJ or musician with a good mix of new music and old time classics. C’mon Eileen never fails to get people on the dance floor!
  2. Hair and Makeup Trial – This is very important, especially if you’re fussy about other people doing your makeup! Have a pamper day and choose a look you that remains true to your general style.

Month Five

  1. Create a seating chart – Now you have your final numbers you can decide where everyone is going to sit!
  1. Buy Gifts – It’s a nice idea to buy gifts for anybody within the wedding party as a thank you. It doesn’t have to be pricey, just something to show your gratitude!
  1. Get Your Marriage License – A very important part of getting married!

Month Six

  1. Confirm All Bookings – Ring up and confirm that all of your bookings have the right date etc.
  2. Get Married! – We hope you have a magical day…

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References

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