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Personalise Your Wedding at Broadoaks

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 3rd May 2018

Our wedding team here at Broadoaks really appreciate that it’s the tiny details that can make the biggest impact. We love to help our couples create a wedding experience that’s as individual as they are. That’s why we’ve been busy crafting some new personalised wedding options to help you colour coordinate your big day in a way that will make your guests say WOW!

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A Guide To Your Role As A Best Man

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 27th March 2018

If somebody close to you has recently gotten engaged and you have been asked to be their best man, you may be wondering exactly what your role will entail and what responsibilities you need to be aware of to help your friend’s big day run as smoothly as possible.

You probably know that the best man is the one to organise the stag do, but what else does the role really involve? It’s actually a role with far more responsibility than you may realise! We’ve pulled together this guide to help you prepare for the big day.

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What Is The Etiquette For Planning A Same-Sex Wedding?

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 26th March 2018

Here at Broadoaks, we’re proud to be a same-sex friendly venue and we’ve been lucky enough to have hosted many same-sex marriages and civil partnerships here in the beautiful Lake District.

One of many questions we get from our couples and their families is regarding the etiquette for various elements of a same-sex wedding, as a lot of the traditional etiquette is very much gender specific.

So, with that in mind, we thought we’d put together this post to clear up a few things and answer a few questions you may have!

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A Guide To Your Role As A Bridesmaid

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 22nd March 2018

If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid or the maid of honour at a wedding, first things first: congratulations!

Being asked to be part of the bridal party is a huge honour and something that you should really be proud of. However, it can also be a big responsibility and slightly overwhelming if you’ve never done it before, especially if you don’t quite understand just how important it is.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide to make sure you can support your friend as much as possible on their big day and make sure it’s an occasion to be remembered, all for the right reasons!

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You’re Engaged… Now What?

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 5th March 2018

The days (and weeks!) after getting engaged can be a whirlwind of emotions and activity, with well-wishers dropping by full of congratulations and questions.

As a result, it can be difficult to take the time to fully digest what’s happened and to move onto the next stage of the process: planning the big day.

With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at everything you need to do between getting engaged and getting married, so you can get a head start as soon as possible. Read on to find out the next steps…

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7 Romantic Song Lyrics That Make Excellent Wedding Readings

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 8th December 2017

Choosing a wedding reading is a really big decision when planning your ceremony. It’s the chance to tell your partner how you truly feel and express your love for one another.

However, there’s a lot of pressure on achieving the perfect reading and many couples experience a bit of writer’s block in the process.

Choosing a wedding reading is a really big decision when planning your ceremony. It’s the chance to tell your partner how you truly feel and express your love for one another.

7 Romantic Song Lyrics That Make Excellent Wedding Readings

 

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A Beginner’s Guide To Writing Your Wedding Gift List

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 7th December 2017

There are lots of important decisions to be made when planning your wedding and one of the most important ones is also one of the most delicate: gifts.

Whilst it’s traditional to have a gift list, many couples feel awkward about writing one and are unsure where to start. In fact, some newlyweds avoid it altogether by choosing to ask for money or charitable donations instead.

But, if you’ve decided to opt for a wedding gift list, here are some pointers to help you on your way.

A Beginner’s Guide To Writing Your Wedding Gift List

 

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