How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

If you want to save money on your honeymoon, or you’re not sure what to ask for on your wedding gift registry, a honeymoon fund is a great solution. Here’s how to set up a honeymoon fund and ask wedding guests for donations.

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

If you’ve been with your partner for a while, you might feel that the traditional department store gift registry isn’t quite what you’re looking for.

Perhaps you’re living together already and you already have all that you need for starting a new home. Or perhaps you’re combining two established households and the thought of a third set of bath towels simply feels wasteful?

Particularly after the expense of the wedding itself, perhaps the most valued wedding gift your guests could give you would be some help towards making your honeymoon happen.

On the other hand, your guests want to be able to feel that their gift to you is unique and special. Their gift isn’t just a tick box on a list of obligations, it’s a way of celebrating your new life together. It’s more than just a number of a bit of paper.

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

To help with this problem, many couples are choosing a honeymoon gift list service such as Buy Our Honeymoon[1].

How does it work?

Its honeymoon fund service[2] works much like a normal gift registry, but rather than things for your home, you can list contributions towards your dream honeymoon. Instead of cereal bowls, have breakfast in paradise. Instead of drinks coasters, ride a roller coaster.

The more you can do to make your honeymoon fund personal and creative, the more your guests will fall in love with the idea too. Your guests want to feel their gift is meaningful, more than just the amount of money they’ve given.

You don’t have to have planned out a full itinerary in advance, and with Buy Our Honeymoon’s independent service, you won’t even need to have already booked your travel or accommodation.

But you’ll need to journey to your destination and home again; you’ll need to stay somewhere and you’ll need to eat and have fun while you’re there. Break up your plans into guest-sized gifts.

You can be creative with even your basic expenses. Your guests might prefer to sponsor 100 miles of your flight over the ocean; your hotel stay has a first night and a last night; who are you going to thank for your dinner?

How much should guests donate to a honeymoon fund?

Sometimes smaller gifts can be just as fun as bigger ticket items — a tuk tuk ride in Thailand or pretzels in New York City. Include a wide range of prices on your honeymoon fund, so there’s something for everyone’s budget. And don’t forget that some of your guests might want to really spoil you!

To make the most of your honeymoon fund, make it a reflection of your personalities. Your guests don’t want to read a guide book to your destination, they want to know what it means to you. What’s your style? Is your dream honeymoon an adventure? Or an escape to tranquility?

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

Why a honeymoon fund?

With just a little bit of care, your honeymoon fund can be even more romantic and engaging than a traditional gift registry. It’s hard to get too excited by a gravy boat, but easy to love giving the gift of a tour by speedboat.

Material things can break, and true heirlooms are few and far between. But the memories you’ll take home from your honeymoon will last you forever.

Buy Our Honeymoon has been the UK’s top dedicated honeymoon fund for more than 10 years. Their service can be used with any travel provider, for any destination. It’s easy to set up and uniquely flexible. To find out more, check out buy-our-honeymoon.com[3] or tel: 0345 224 0189.

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References

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  2. ^ honeymoon fund service (www.buy-our-honeymoon.com)
  3. ^ buy-our-honeymoon.com (www.buy-our-honeymoon.com)
  4. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  5. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  6. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

6 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations to Visit in 2019

Escape the obvious with Exsus Travel[1]’s hand-picked luxury honeymoons, which offer more than just a regular fly and flop. Centred around experiences tailored to you and your partner, these are once-in-a-lifetime holidays; the kind that will turn into lifelong memories.

Croatia honeymoon

Romantic honeymoon destinations to visit in 2019

Whatever your taste, there is something for everyone – from a cloud forest retreat in Costa Rica and a sun-kissed getaway to Greece and Croatia, to a Zimbabwean safari and a super luxurious escape to the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Greece and Croatia

Greece honeymoon

Greece and Croatia[2] are a winning combination when it comes to honeymoons. Inspired by Mamma Mia, this trip takes you to the countries’ main hotspots: Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar.

Stay in a hotel built within reformed 17th-century houses carved into the cliffs in romantic Santorini, get a bird’s eye view of Dubrovnik’s red-roofed Old Town, and finish off in Croatia’s sunniest spot, Hvar, which boasts a glamorous yacht scene.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica honeymoon

Costa Rica’s[3] lush green jungle setting and pristine beaches might be just the place to start your new life together.

Go hiking in the Volcano Valley with a guide and see monkeys, sloths and frogs, stay at an eco-luxury retreat within 500 acres of tropical cloud forest, and get an authentic hacienda experience in the coffee region, finishing off on the immaculate Pacific coastline.

Iceland

Iceland honeymoonCredit: Shutterstock

Some newlyweds dream of sun, sea and lazy days doing nothing, but we believe that trying new experiences together brings you closer. If adventure is what you’re after, look no further than the Land of Fire and Ice for a romantic mini-moon[4], with a healthy dose of wilderness adventure.

You’ll be surrounded by lava fields, gushing geysers and waterfalls. Moreover, you can also dive between tectonic plates and, weather permitting, see the Northern Lights. Catch your breath with a blissful dip in the Blue Lagoon.

Zimbabwe

Safari honeymoonCredit: Shutterstock

A Zimbabwe safari[5] is the ideal honeymoon for wildlife lovers wishing to get up close and personal with the Big Five. Start off in Hwange – the country’s biggest national park – where you can see lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes.

Afterwards, head to Victoria Falls, which you can explore with a scenic helicopter ride. You can also go white-water rafting, try zip-lining, explore the Chobe National Park and have a romantic dining experience on board a steam train.

Fiji, California and Hong Kong

Fiji honeymoon

An idyllic holiday to Fiji, bookended by California and Hong Kong[6] is perfect for couples who just can’t narrow their destination down to one. Experience the blissful paradise setting of Fiji and stay in a traditional wooden bure, surrounded by crystalline blue waters.

The buzz of Santa Monica and vibrant Hong Kong add some action and adventure; a great contrast to a mellow and sublime island retreat.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Maldives honeymoon

Experience undiluted barefoot luxury in the Maldives[7], combined with a cultural trip to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle and Kandy. Take in the archaeological sites of Anuradhapura, stay in a stilted hideaway above green wetlands and rice paddies with views of the Sigiriya rock fortress and stroll through the tea plantations of the Norwood Tea Estate.

The perfect end to an action-packed Sri Lankan escapade, the eco-friendly Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives offers a slice of paradise, with picture-perfect beaches, a wellness philosophy, an open-air jungle cinema and school of manta rays.

To find out more, visit exsus.com[8]


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  2. ^ Greece and Croatia (www.exsus.com)
  3. ^ Costa Rica’s (www.exsus.com)
  4. ^ Land of Fire and Ice for a romantic mini-moon (www.exsus.com)
  5. ^ Zimbabwe safari (www.exsus.com)
  6. ^ Fiji, bookended by California and Hong Kong (www.exsus.com)
  7. ^ Maldives (www.exsus.com)
  8. ^ exsus.com (www.exsus.com)
  9. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  10. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

5 Stand-out Pieces we Love in the Bianco Evento 2019 Bridal Collection

Boho lace? Classic A-line? Double tier veil? You choose. The 2019 collection from Bianco Evento has been designed to help you build the perfect outfit for the big day

Choosing a dress for your big day can be one of the most daunting tasks of the entire wedding planning process. Sometimes there are just too many options, and you don’t know how to choose or where to start.

The 2019 Collection from Bianco Evento[1] has been designed to help you build the perfect outfit for your wedding day. Whether it’s finding the right shaped dress, adding a veil or deciding what shoes to wear, this collection has you covered.

Using the same high-quality satin, lace, chiffon and tulle as top, high-end designers, the dresses and accessories are of excellent quality while remaining at an affordable price.

In fact, Bianco Evento believes that every bride, no matter their budget, has the right to feel and look elegant and stylish on their wedding day. And this video showcases the best of the collection in the gorgeous rolling hills of Tuscany…

Top bridal picks from the Bianco Evento 2019 collection

Veils

Bride model

Veils are the ideal traditional accessory for a bride and can add so much to any dress; it’s simply a matter of length. If you have a high, closed neckline, a longer veil is suitable.

Otherwise an open, sweetheart or strapless neckline suits a shorter veil. All Bianco Evento veils are made with high-quality tulle and use the same lace used across the whole collection.

Bridal dresses

Bride smiling

A different outfit for each event, your wedding and reception, can be easy when combining the same dress with different accessories.

A modern and exciting bolero can stand out on the day, while a faux fur bolero and belt can create a dramatically different look to carry you through the night.

The Harmonia dress was designed exactly for this purpose and is a great way to experience multiple outfits on your big day. This classic and ever fashionable dress also goes up to a size 24.

Bridal headpieces

Bride posing

Sometimes all you need is a simple, yet stunning piece of jewellery to complete the outfit. A headpiece like this can add that last touch of elegance to an already perfect day.

This is Cassandra, the tattoo lace back perfectly complimenting the floral detailing on the headpiece.

Bridal shoes

Add some height to your jumpsuit look by combining elegant and taller shoes.

Bridal shoes

The modern and super chic Samanta Jumpsuit is wonderfully matched with a block heel sandal, ensuring comfort and stability throughout the day.

Wedding jumpsuit

Boho wedding dress

Boho wedding dress

A boho dress, paired with a stunning pair of simple, but modern shoes, can not only combine the two styles, but ensure a sense of elegance at the same time. Here, the boho lace of Josephine is contrasted with the straight lines of Coco for a striking, modern look.

About Bianco Evento

Bianco Evento[2] is a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality Bridal Fashion. The company was established in 2009 and since then, has been know for the production of bridalwear made in Europe and for the high levels of service the multi-lingual team provides.

The high standards of workmanship and the quality of the materials used, ensure a collection that is affordable for any bride without compromising on quality or comfort. Visit bianco-evento.com[3]


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References

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  4. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  5. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  6. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

5 Bridal Trends to Look out for in 2019

Bridal trends

In search of the best bridal trends for 2019? We asked the team at Ladybird[1] for their pick of the most beautiful wedding dresses for the year ahead

The Ladybird bridal collection[2] offers a huge variety of styles for any bride, from bohemian and princess to figure-hugging and wide skirts. Here’s their pick of the best bridal trends for 2019…

Bridal trends

Dresses with a transparent bodice are the most current trend in bridal fashion right now. You’re adding just a hint of sexiness to your dress, without having to compromise on elegance.

Bridal trends

Soft, flowing dress that allow you to dance all night are the perfect choice for brides who are looking for simplicity and fun.

Bridal trends

Inspired by the royal weddings of 2018, big and elegant dresses are certainly on trend! Small glamorous details turn these gowns into real showstoppers.

Bridal trends

A trend that’s still going strong are gowns with a touch of bohemian. Whether you’re planning a barn wedding or looking for a beach affair, a flowing yet detailed dress is sure to impress!

Bridal trends

White or nude tulle-embellished with intricate embroidery or lace detailing, creating a sophisticated sheer ‘tattoo’ effect on the skin, is a trend that appeared only a few years ago. However, it’s already found its place in bridal fashion in many different ways.

If you want to explore the Ladybird collection further, visit ladybird.nl[3] or follow Ladybird on Instagram[4] or Facebook[5].


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.[6][7][8]

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  4. ^ Instagram (www.instagram.com)
  5. ^ Facebook (www.facebook.com)
  6. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  7. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
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5 things to consider when building your wedding gift list

Married couple gift listThe Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop[1] explains how to build the ultimate wedding gift list for your big day

Creating a wedding gift list can be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your big day, and has lots of added benefits, too.

Not only will it save your guests the time and effort of finding a suitable present, but in turn you’ll also receive gifts you actually like, rather than the kind of items that end up hidden away at the back of the cupboard.

So, when it comes to building your own wedding gift list, where do you start? We called upon the team at the UK’s longest established gift service, The Wedding Shop[2], to ask their top tips and advice – here’s what they had to say…

Upgrade basic items

Pink bathroomThe Wedding Shop

If, like many couples, you have been living together for a while before you get married, a wedding gift list is the perfect opportunity to upgrade the everyday items you have in your house or flat already.

Whether it’s lavish new bed linen, gorgeously soft towels, or that coffee maker you’ve both always wanted, your gift-list is the perfect opportunity to ask for those little luxuries that will make daily life that bit more special.

Choose gifts that reflect your personalities

Pink armchairThe Wedding Shop

It’s always best for you both to be involved in the gift-list building process from the very start – that way, members from each of your families will be able to purchase items with either one or both of you in mind.

At The Wedding Shop[3], we also offer a range of experiences[4], or you can opt for a honeymoon fund[5], so that you’ll have something special to look forward to after the big day. With our flexible service, you’ll be able to get the gifts that you really want.

Include a range of price points

Blue sofaThe Wedding Shop

Make sure to include a wide range of price points within your selection. You’ll be surprised at how generous your guests will be, so it’s a good idea to include higher-priced items, too!

Plus, at The Wedding Shop[6] we offer the option of Group Gifting, allowing multiple guests to contribute to those pricier items, so you can list that sofa you’ve always wanted.

Start building your list early

Clock on wallThe Wedding Shop

It’s a good idea to create your gift list before you send out your invitations, so that you can let your guests know how to purchase you a gift at the same time.

The Wedding Shop also offers complementary insert cards, which you can include within your invitations to let guests know how to find your gift list. Alternatively, you can send out a URL link to your personal list, or add it to your wedding website.

Be flexible

Cactus plantsThe Wedding Shop

A lot can change in the space of a year, so it’s important to opt for a service that gives you the flexibility that you’ll need.

At The Wedding Shop, we give you the option to swap products before finalising your gift[7] selection, so that you can receive the gifts that you really want.

The Wedding Shop delivers flexibility and unlimited choice, with a personal touch and expert advice from our Gift Gurus[8]. Combine products you love with honeymoon and cash contributions and even add a charity fund that is close to your heart. Create your ultimate gift list[9] today at weddingshop.com[10].

READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out[11]


References

  1. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  2. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  3. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  4. ^ range of experiences (www.weddingshop.com)
  5. ^ honeymoon fund (www.weddingshop.com)
  6. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  7. ^ gift (www.weddingshop.com)
  8. ^ Gift Gurus (www.weddingshop.com)
  9. ^ ultimate gift list (www.weddingshop.com)
  10. ^ weddingshop.com (www.weddingshop.com)
  11. ^ READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out (www.weddingideasmag.com)

5 things to consider when building your wedding gift list

Married couple gift listThe Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop[1] explains how to build the ultimate wedding gift list for your big day

Creating a wedding gift list can be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your big day, and has lots of added benefits, too.

Not only will it save your guests the time and effort of finding a suitable present, but in turn you’ll also receive gifts you actually like, rather than the kind of items that end up hidden away at the back of the cupboard.

So, when it comes to building your own wedding gift list, where do you start? We called upon the team at the UK’s longest established gift service, The Wedding Shop[2], to ask their top tips and advice – here’s what they had to say…

Upgrade basic items

Pink bathroomThe Wedding Shop

If, like many couples, you have been living together for a while before you get married, a wedding gift list is the perfect opportunity to upgrade the everyday items you have in your house or flat already.

Whether it’s lavish new bed linen, gorgeously soft towels, or that coffee maker you’ve both always wanted, your gift-list is the perfect opportunity to ask for those little luxuries that will make daily life that bit more special.

Choose gifts that reflect your personalities

Pink armchairThe Wedding Shop

It’s always best for you both to be involved in the gift-list building process from the very start – that way, members from each of your families will be able to purchase items with either one or both of you in mind.

At The Wedding Shop[3], we also offer a range of experiences[4], or you can opt for a honeymoon fund[5], so that you’ll have something special to look forward to after the big day. With our flexible service, you’ll be able to get the gifts that you really want.

Include a range of price points

Blue sofaThe Wedding Shop

Make sure to include a wide range of price points within your selection. You’ll be surprised at how generous your guests will be, so it’s a good idea to include higher-priced items, too!

Plus, at The Wedding Shop[6] we offer the option of Group Gifting, allowing multiple guests to contribute to those pricier items, so you can list that sofa you’ve always wanted.

Start building your list early

Clock on wallThe Wedding Shop

It’s a good idea to create your gift list before you send out your invitations, so that you can let your guests know how to purchase you a gift at the same time.

The Wedding Shop also offers complementary insert cards, which you can include within your invitations to let guests know how to find your gift list. Alternatively, you can send out a URL link to your personal list, or add it to your wedding website.

Be flexible

Cactus plantsThe Wedding Shop

A lot can change in the space of a year, so it’s important to opt for a service that gives you the flexibility that you’ll need.

At The Wedding Shop, we give you the option to swap products before finalising your gift[7] selection, so that you can receive the gifts that you really want.

The Wedding Shop delivers flexibility and unlimited choice, with a personal touch and expert advice from our Gift Gurus[8]. Combine products you love with honeymoon and cash contributions and even add a charity fund that is close to your heart. Create your ultimate gift list[9] today at weddingshop.com[10].

READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out[11]


References

  1. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  2. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  3. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  4. ^ range of experiences (www.weddingshop.com)
  5. ^ honeymoon fund (www.weddingshop.com)
  6. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  7. ^ gift (www.weddingshop.com)
  8. ^ Gift Gurus (www.weddingshop.com)
  9. ^ ultimate gift list (www.weddingshop.com)
  10. ^ weddingshop.com (www.weddingshop.com)
  11. ^ READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out (www.weddingideasmag.com)

Find your dream wedding dress at Catherine Deane’s Black Friday sale

Black Friday Catherine Deane

Fall in love with Catherine Deane’s bestselling styles as part of its Black Friday sale, from now until Monday 26 November

Finding the perfect wedding dress can be one of the most expensive (if enjoyable) tasks ahead of you now you’re engaged.

But good news! Catherine Deane is hosting its very own Black Friday sale starting today, and better yet, the bridalwear designer’s fabulous offers will run right through till Monday 26 November.

With up to 80% off, popular gowns and separates are now available at discounted prices both online and in the Catherine Deane showroom in London.

For brides in search of a glamorous yet relaxed look, this unmissable sale even includes sparkling favourites like the Gracelyn Top and the Harlow Gown.

Both dresses also feature delicate bead work that cascade across the light, giving each gown a gorgeous finish.

Gracelyn Top by Catherine Deane

Was £290, Now £232

Harlow Gown by Catherine Deane

Was £1,595, Now £1,116

Maybe classic bridal style is for you – in which case, turn your head to the Suri Gown and the Anika Skirt. Loved by Catherine Deane brides, these timeless silhouettes paired with contemporary details solidify them as wedding necessities.

Suri Gown by Catherine Deane

Was £1,300, Now £1,040

Anika Skirt by Catherine Deane

Was £390, Now £352

Super statements, including the Fantasia and Laverne gowns, will be available at reduced prices, too. With intricate open lace backs and details, both dresses are unforgettable bridal choices.

Fantasia Gown by Catherine Deane

Was £1,350, Now £1,080

Laverne Gown by Catherine Deane

Was £1,600, Now £1,280

Book your appointment today or find out more at catherinedeane.co.uk[1][2]

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References

  1. ^ Book your appointment today (www.catherinedeane.co.uk)
  2. ^ catherinedeane.co.uk (www.catherinedeane.co.uk)
  3. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

How to choose a wedding dress that suits your body shape

A-line style wedding dress

Wedding dresses come in all shapes and sizes, but how do you know what style will suit your frame? The team at Ingrida Bridal[1] are here to help.

Besides finding a venue and confirming your guest list, one of the key steps following your engagement is finding the perfect wedding dress.

Different styles suit different body types, we all know this. You need to choose a gown that enhances and flaunts all your best features. From straight cuts to figure-hugging silhouettes and voluminous princess style dresses, there’s something to suit everyone’s shape.

Ball gown wedding dress

Ball gown style wedding dress

A ball gown with an extra full skirt and a fitted bodice has always been a popular dress silhouette.

It’s a very flattering option for hourglass-shaped women. The sophisticated style accentuates the waistline and hides every imperfection, instantly making a statement.

A-line silhouette wedding dress

A-line wedding dress

This iconic style fits every occasion, looks absolutely amazing and is easy to wear. It’s an excellent choice for any shape, but especially for pear and inverted triangle figures. This is because it balances out the hips and shoulders and creates a curvier profile on more athletic brides.

Empire line wedding dress

The empire line gown is defined by its high waistline and flowing skirt, which covers the hips and tummy area. This makes it a great choice for pear-shaped brides with a smaller bust.

The simple yet stylish dress draws attention to the neckline, creating definition, and is a particularly good choice for pregnant brides.

Mermaid and trumpet-style wedding dress

Mermaid style wedding dress

This fit is perfect for showing off the bride’s feminine features as it’s s a more glamorous and fashionable version of a traditional wedding dress. It hugs the hips and flares out from mid thigh or knee to create a curvy silhouette. It is a must-have for slender brides with both petite and tall frame.

A sheath or column-style wedding dress

This style of gown fits snugly and elongates the silhouette from head to toe, without overwhelming the frame.

Its straight cut is best for petite brides with a slim and athletic figure, who prefer a minimalistic, classic and timelessly elegant wedding day look.

To find out more, visit ingridabridal.com[2]

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References

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  3. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Ian Stuart Bride has launched its 2019 collection

Sri Lanka dress Ian Stuart

We get a sneak peek of bridalwear designer Ian Stuart’s latest Folie Frocks collection

Made with taffeta Metal and metallic sequinned lace, Ian Stuart’s beautiful mermaid-style dress is a classic example of what he does best. Available in pale blue metallic, honey and ivory, we think this gown is truly stunning.

Caipirinha dress Ian StuartCairpirinha

READ MORE: Bridal cycling shorts make their debut at Milan Fashion Week[1]

Opt for 50-style fashion with a modern twist with this satin high low skirt and metallic embroidered lace bodice. Also available in full length, choose from a champagne or ivory shade.

Bambi dress Ian StuartBambi

Love the mermaid look? This strapless gown has been intricately decorated with Swarovski crystals and tiny seed pearls, with a lace-up back bodice and and wrap-over skirt and train.

Donatella dress Ian StuartDonatella

Go vintage with this 1950s-inspired ball gown – we love the sweetheart neckline with its scattering of pearls across the bodice. Available in pale blue, honey and ivory shades.

Doris Day dress Ian StuartDoris Day

What a showstopper this little number is! Available in ivory lace and blush ombre, this stunning gown has a fully Swarovski crystal-beaded lace strapless bodies, with four colours of tulle that have been carefully sewn for a classy feathered effect.

Flamingo Flair dress Ian StuartFlamingo Flair

Flaunt your figure in this unique beaded French lade mermaid gown. Wear the 1950s-style portrait neckline either on or off the shoulder.

Jaipur dress Ian StuartJaipur

Complete with a lace-up back and beautiful bodice structure, this unique A-line dress has asymmetric Swarovski detailing and couture draping. Available in shades of ivory, papyrus or azure.

Lexington dress Ian StuartLexington

Its sweetheart neckline and full-length skirt make this gown a classic choice for your big day. Made with embroidered lace and tulle, this dress is available in sand and ivory.

Philadelphia dress Ian StuartPhiladelphia

This delicate, pretty gown comes with a soft tulle skirt that leads into a chapel train. Available in shades of dark ivory, powder blue and bright ivory.

Soutache dress Ian StuartSoutache

Designed with taffeta shark and multi-coloured embroidery, this beautiful pastel dress has an asymmetric dress and detachable train, offering two looks for the price of one. Available in bright ivory, dark ivory, powder blue and bright ivory.

SriLanka dress Ian StuartSri Lanka

READ MORE: Wedding dresses with pockets are now a thing – and brides are loving it[2]

To explore more of the Folie Frocks collection and discover other Ian Stuart designs, visit ianstuart-bride.com[3]


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


Diamond engagement ring trends for 2018

Thinking about proposing? Here are this year’s latest trends when it comes to diamond engagement rings

If you’re on the hunt for an engagement ring, you might want to check out the latest trends before buying. Each year, engagement ring trends change and while many women are just happy to get a ring on their finger, others are a little pickier about the design.

To make sure you get it right, let’s take a look at some of the most popular diamond engagement ring trends of 2018 with some help from jewellers F Hinds[1]

Oval-shaped rings

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One particular trend that’s really taking off this year is the oval-shaped diamond engagement ring. Spotted on celebrities such as Blake Lively, Serena Williams and Kirsten Dunst, oval rings tend to look bigger than the same size square or round cut diamond rings. So, if you’re looking for ring which looks way more expensive than it actually is, an oval-shaped diamond is the one for you.

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Unusual stone cuts and settings

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There’s been a pretty significant increase in the number of couples opting for more unusual stone cuts and settings. The great thing about unusual stones is they provide a unique, stand-out look that’s still going to offer a timeless appeal.

Look out for off-cut diamonds and slightly off-kilter settings. If she loves to stand out from the crowd, this is definitely the trend you’ll want to focus on. Just be prepared to spend a little more if you are going for a more unusual design!

Solitaire

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Solitaire diamond engagement rings have always been the most popular choice, showing no signs of slowing down. This type of ring is never going to go out of style so if you’re looking for a safe option, a solitaire engagement ring is exactly what you need.

There’s a huge choice of solitaire rings on the market, so it’s a good idea to subtly find out her personal jewellery style and preferences before picking the right design. Notably for 2018, gold solitaire rings are being overtaken by platinum solitaire rings [3]so if you want to stay on trend opt for a platinum ring.

Three stones

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One of the most recent diamond engagement ring trends is the three stone design. Although this style of ring has always been popular, it’s become a massive trend of late after Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry with a three-stone sparkler. There’s such a massive choice of designs available, ensuring you’ll always be able to the perfect style for your special woman.

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