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The Easingwold Advertiser & Weekly News, The Advertiser Office, Market Place, Easingwold, York YO61 3AB. For Sales and Distribution call Claire, Tel: 01347 821329 Fax: 01347 822576 e-mail: tiser@ghsmith.com


                                                                                                                he purpose of this wedding feature is to show engaged couples that you don’t need to

  Planning                                                                                                 T    travel very far to get everything you need to plan your wedding. You may not realise it,
                                                                                                                but there are loads of local suppliers right on your doorstep, offering a great service.
                                                                                                            Hopefully, this directory of local wedding suppliers will be very useful when you start


  Your                                                                                                     planning your wedding.
                                                                                                            We have also put together some handy tips to guide you through. We hope you find them
                                                                                                           helpful.



  Special Day                                                                                             The most important factor when planning a wedding is
                                                                                                        being organised! If you’re not, you’ll get stressed, forget
                                                                                                        vital tasks and leave things until the last minute. Get yourself
                                                                                                        a diary – you’ll need it.
                                                                                                           There is so much to think about (unless you’re hiring a
                                                                                                                                                                            Reception:
                                                                                                                                                                              Choosing a reception venue can be hard. You may want to
                                                                                                                                                                            hire a hall and arrange it all yourself (but don’t forget this
                                                                                                                                                                            means organising the food, seats, table cloths, cutlery,
                                                                                                                                                                            waiters etc). If you choose a hotel they do most of the work
                                                                                                        wedding organiser to do it all for you – but where’s the fun        for you – cutlery, tables etc are all included in the price and
                                                                                                        it that?) that you cannot afford to become lax.                     they will do their best to match your colour scheme.
                                                                                                                                                                              Start ringing around for brochures and prices. You can
                                                                                                          Here is a list of all the important things to help with your      then discuss them with your partner and make a decision.
                                                                                                        planning:

                                                                                                        Setting the date:                                                   The Dress:
                                                                                                                                                                              Probably the most expensive dress you’ll ever purchase, but
                                                                                                          Make sure you leave yourselves enough time to plan and            definitely worth it when you feel a million dollars on the day.
                                                                                                        organise – it’s stressful enough without allowing only three          If you want to keep the costs low, consider hiring a dress
                                                                                                        months to prepare. The more time you have, the more likely          instead. It’s not as if you’re ever going to wear it again – not
                                                                                                        you are to get everything perfect – nobody wants to settle          in public anyway!
                                                                                                        for second best on their big day.

                                                                                                        Budget:                                                             Accessories:
                                                                                                                                                                              There is a lot more to think about than just the dress –
                                                                                                          It’s traditional for the bride’s family to pay for the wedding,   there’s shoes, veil, tiara, necklace, bracelets, tights, garter
                                                                                                        but in this day and age you generally find that both families       and not forgetting, something old, something new,
                                                                                                        want to contribute or that you want to pay for it yourselves.       something borrowed and something blue.
                                                                                                        Either way sit down and decide who will be paying for what.
                                                                                                          Work out everything that needs paying for and set a               Bridesmaid
                                                                                                        budget but don’t forget to have a contingency, you’re bound
                                                                                                        to miss something.                                                  Dresses/Suits:
                                                                                                                                                                               Make choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses into a great day
                                                                                                        Church/Registry                                                     out. Put the whole day aside, go for lunch and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                            yourselves.
                                                                                                        Office:                                                                Most brides are happy to let their bridesmaids choose
                                                                                                           Decide together where you would like to get married –            their own style of dress (after all they will be wearing it all
                                                                                                        church, hotel, registry office, on the beach, anywhere you          day, they want to be comfy), just let them know the colour
                                                                                                        like. And then contact the relevant person to check your            you have chosen, and then sit back while they try them on.
                                                                                                        chosen date is available.                                              I would advise that you have your dress fitting after lunch,
                                                                                                                                                                            there is nothing worse than realising on the big day that you
                                                                                                        Guest List:                                                         can’t breathe after eating, because it’s too tight – trust me,
                                                                                                                                                                            I’ve done it. Sitting with the back of your bridesmaid dress
                                                                                                          Both sides of the family need to sit down and write a list        unzipped is not ideal when all you want to do is get up and
                                                                                                        of who they would like at the wedding. But don’t forget that        dance.
                                                                                                        the final decision is down to the bride and groom. You can’t           It’s the groom’s job to organise the men. Choose a suit
                                                                                                        please everyone. Every family has relatives who may not get         style and colour together and then take them all for a fitting.
                                                                                                        on with one another. My advice would be to invite everyone          Do this as close to the wedding as will allow, you might not
                                                                                                        you really do want there. They can then either decline the          think it, but the sizes can change within a few weeks. Also,
                                                                                                        invite or attend and get along – after all they are there for       don’t forget to try the suits on in the morning, if they don’t
                                                                                                        you, and it is only one day.                                        fit, you then have time to change them.




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       important as your dress’
   Over the last 12 years, Flowers By Design has developed a strong
    customer base by offering a bespoke service to all of our brides.
 Our unique flair and experience in wedding floristry has won us praise
  for our inspirational and imaginative work, that makes your day as
                         special as it should be.
   We offer contemporary or traditional floral design to complement your chosen theme, the
                            only limitation is your imagination.
   Based 10 miles north of York in the market town of Easingwold, the team has built a strong working
    knowledge and understanding of venues across Yorkshire. Whatever your theme, venue and size of
           wedding be assured Flowers by Design will take pride in designing your perfect day.
                Spring Street, Easingwold, North Yorkshire YO61 3BJ
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Easingwold Advertiser and Weekly News, Saturday, 22nd March, 2008

 Cake:
    You can pretty much have any style cake you want, from traditional to modern.
 Design your own or find a picture you like and ask your local cake maker/bakery
                                                                                                                                 &
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 if they can create it. They should have plenty of pictures for you to look through.                                    CLEANING SERVICES
                                                                                                        We offer you a high class cleaning service at competitive rates.
 Wedding Car/ Transport:                                                                                       Get your home or venue professionally cleaned
   There are plenty of different options for getting to and from the church – limo,                                     before and after the big day.
 classic, horse and carriage, tractor! Whatever takes your fancy really.                                              No job is too large or too small.
   If your budget is tight, you could ask a friend with a nice car to drive you. All                     House Cleaning • Office Cleaning • Spring Cleans • Builders
 you need is some white ribbon for the front of the car and it’ll look great.                                Cleans • One Offs • Contracts • Rental Properties
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 quite expensive. Give your florist your budget and let them give you ideas to suit.
   Choosing flowers in season will help keep the costs down. Silk flowers are
 another option; they are still highly effective, but cost less and can be used again
 and again.


 Invitations:
   Most people like to have the same theme on their day and night invitations and
 their order of service. Order slightly more than you need, just in case you make
 any mistakes. Wedding invitations are usually sent out six weeks before the event,
 although you could send them out earlier if you wish.
   G. H. Smith & Son (Easingwold) have a wide range of invitations to suit
 everyone’s tastes. Pop in and have a look.


 Rings:
   Go and choose your rings together – your local jewellers will have plenty of
 choice for all budgets.
   For that individual touch, choose a diamond and have it made into a special one-
 off ring.
   Ladies, make sure it fits well with your engagement ring. The jeweller will be
 able to check your size.


 Favours:
   Favours are a small gift to give to everyone who attends the day reception. It
 could be chocolates in a little box or bag, a small teddy, a lottery ticket (make sure
 they are prepared to share if they win!!), sweets, candle – anything you want
 really.


 Seating plan:
   Arrange with the reception how many people you can get around each table,
 then plan who will be sitting with whom.
   The head table traditionally seats the bride and groom, the bride and groom’s
 parents, the best man and the chief bridesmaid.




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Easingwold Advertiser and Weekly News, Saturday, 22nd March, 2008

                                                                                    Order of Service:                                                                       Wedding List:
                                                                                      You will need to run through with the vicar/registrar which songs will be sung          This is the fun bit. Don’t feel bad about handing out a list – people will want to
                                                                                    and the order of the service. If you’re not making them yourself, check the             buy you a gift – this way you get what you want and they don’t have to spend ages
                                                                                    turnaround time with the printer, and calculate a little bit of extra time for any      deciding what to buy. Put on a variety of gifts, so people can choose how much
                                                                                    possible delays.                                                                        they want to spend. It’s easier to send the wedding list with the invitations (and
                                                                                                                                                                            saves on postage).

                                                                                    Speeches:
                                                                                      These usually get left until everything else is organised, which maybe isn’t such     Gifts:
                                                                                    a bad idea. Thinking about them too much can make you worried, stressed and               You may wish to buy a gift for anyone who has helped out with the wedding
                                                                                    sleepless – not a good look for the big day! If you get stuck, have a look on the       arrangements. These are usually handed out by the groom during his speech.
                                                                                    internet, lots of people upload their speeches after their weddings, it’ll give you a
                                                                                    good idea of where to start writing your own.                                           Overnight stay:
                                                                                      Traditionally the speeches are read in this order: Father of the Bride, Groom,         If you’re not having the reception in a hotel, you’ll need to organise where you’re
                                                                                    Best Man.




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Easingwold Advertiser and Weekly News, Saturday, 22nd March, 2008


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                         Wedding Guest Books
                         Wedding Speech Books
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                                                                         And remember, what happens on the Hen/Stag party stays on the Hen/Stag
                                                                       party!!


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                                                                         And finally, once the wedding is over and you’re back from your honeymoon,
                                                                       don’t forget to send out thank you cards to everyone who attended and bought
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            Debbie or Hazel for that special day.                      friends and family will probably be over the moon to be part of the planning. Most
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    On Your Wedding Day
    Author Unknown


    Today is a day you will always remember
    The greatest in anyone's life
    You'll start off the day just two people in love
    And end it as Husband and Wife

    It's a brand new beginning the start of a journey
    With moments to cherish and treasure
    And although there'll be times when you both disagree
    These will surely be outweighed by pleasure

    You'll have heard many words of advice in the past
    When the secrets of marriage were spoken
    But you know that the answers lie hidden inside
    Where the bond of true love lies unbroken

    So live happy forever as lovers and friends
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    May success find its way to your hearts
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                                                                            Something old represents a link with the bride’s family and her old life.
                                                                            Something new represents good fortune and success in the bride’s new life.
                                                                                                                                                           Silver sixpence in your shoe
                                                                                                                                                            It’s said that placing a silver sixpence in the bride’s left shoe is a symbol of
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      Pre-nuptial Agreements                                                                                                                                                            Getting married?
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      Burn and Company Solicitors in Easingwold and York explain how they work.
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      No one enters into a marriage expecting it to fail but things can and do frequently go wrong – as the
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      the marriage.                                                                                                                  Sheelagh Coles
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      It is also essential that the bride and groom fully disclose all their financial assets to each other. Keeping quiet about secret bank
      accounts could nullify the agreement and defeat the object of drawing it up in the first place.
                                                                                                                                                                             Easingwold, York, YO61 3AG
      Pre-nups can be drawn up in several ways depending on the circumstances. For example, couples can agree to ring fence the assets
      they had before the marriage so they are not taken into account in any future divorce settlement. It is also possible to relate any
      provisions to the length of the marriage so that one side perhaps receives very little if the marriage is short lived but receives much
      more if it survives for several years.
      There has been a growing tendency in recent years for courts to take pre-nups very seriously and that trend is likely to continue.
      More and more people now delay getting married until they are into their thirties and even their forties. By then they are likely to
      have built up considerable assets and so it is not surprising that they want to reduce the risk of losing out if their marriage fails.
      Anyone considering a pre-nup should ensure both parties get legal advice. That way the agreement is more likely to be fair to both
      sides and more likely to be upheld by the courts.                                                                                                              Incorporating COOMER HARROW
      Then all you have to do is put the agreement away in a safe place and hope that you never need it as you look forward to a long
      and happy marriage.                                                                                                                                                      www.burn-company.co.uk

				
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