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If you're recently engaged, you may well be wondering where to start at this point. A question we often get asked is: what happens once the venue is booked – how do we sort out the legal bit? We turned to the Somerset Registration Service's marketing officer, Amber Packer-Hughes, for advice.
Amber says, "The most important next step is to book your registrar. We take bookings up to two years ahead here in Somerset, though other districts vary. Do be flexible about the exact ceremony time, in case registrars already have a lot of bookings in their diary. We'll always do our best to fit your plans and normally have space, but there are only so many 2pm slots we can offer!
Posted: 22 February 2022
Here at CMW HQ we're literally never satisfied when it comes to providing our readers with enough wedspiration. Because, really, what is enough? We'd go on forever if we could. So, with that in mind, we've created our very own County Wedding Magazines YouTube channel, just for you. Find tons of big-day ideas from venue tours to dream dresses. Catch up on beauty reviews and how tos from our beauty editor and peek behind the scenes of styled shoots featured in our titles past and present. You can even be a fly on the wall at some real weddings - after all, if we're honest, who doesn't love being a bit nosey! And we haven't stopped there, as you'll also find local supplier interviews packed with tips and tricks.
Posted: 5 November 2021
With the help of some well-known celebrities, including Joel Dommett from the Masked Singer; Joel's wife, model Hannah Cooper; and comedian Jayde Adams, Bristol-based Brain Tumour Support is encouraging people across the UK to sign up to their Sparkle Up Your Day campaign, raising funds for their vital support services. Joel and Hannah are calling on everyone to get involved, saying: "We love the idea of Sparkle Up Your Day. Everyone needs something sparkly in their life and what better way to support the amazing work that Brain Tumour Support does."
Posted: 5 October 2021
A new mural designed by Bristol artist Andy Council, celebrating the unique history around the Medieval gateway to the Old City, has been revealed. The artwork, which features on the two pedestrian side arches under the Church of St John on the Wall, Broad Street, depicts four beasts made up of architectural landmarks found in the Old City area, as well as some of the architectural features found inside St John's crypt, and is part of a wider programme of artist commissions connected to the pedestrianisation of the Old City.
Posted: 9 September 2021
When Mark Lee from Mark Lee Photography set up this shoot at Cheshire's Park Manor, he wanted to seek out like minded suppliers to collaborate on creating stunning inclusive images; and what better showcase this gorgeous shoot than Pride Month! Mark says, "For months I've been coming across posts on Facebook on issues from the LGBTQ+ community over double standards within the wedding industry. Some finding that they were being charged more or that some suppliers just wouldn't work with a same sex couple. Then a supplier wanted to know how to create a logo for same sex supplier so not to offend. And another supplier unsure how to word his contract... this got me thinking. Why is this so difficult? Why does there need to be an issue regardless of who you are and who you want to marry? The law has changed so why are people still living in the dark ages? It's time to accept everyone."
Posted: 11 June 2021
Couples who have adopted a pet during the pandemic can save themselves the unnecessary heartache of losing shared pets by arranging a 'pet-nuptial' agreement in case – obviously here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we truly hope it's not the case – of future separation with their partner. For custody of furry friends, there is currently no official legally binding measures in place for what happens to pets after a breakup. Legally a pet is seen as an asset, and as with any assets in a divorce, ownership will be decided by the court - however having a prearranged agreement in place, commonly known as a prenuptial agreement, can assist the court to make a decision.
Posted: 13 January 2021
After working in the wedding and events industry for many years providing a successful photo booth service, brothers Jack and Joseph Eaton spotted an opportunity to create a timeless alternative to the traditional wedding guest book – using the spoken word. The Audio Guest Book is a classic 40s-style Bakelite telephone, which is delivered to your venue so your guests can simply pick up the phone, when they feel inclined to do so, and leave a message.
Posted: 31 December 2020