So…I got married!

Bridelings, it actually happened. After over a year of planning, we are now Mr and Mrs DTE. We are married. We took those vows and now will (hopefully) live happily ever after. Yay us. Just because I’ve been banging on about it for months, I thought it’d be rude not to share our wedding day with […]

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The Top 10 reasons why my hen do was wonderbar

So, after years of going to friends’ hen do’s, I finally went to my own. And I’m still in shock…and rather hungover. Nothing gives you clarity on what you want for your own hen do like going to a zillion others. So what is the natural thing to do…? Why it’s obvious: book your own hen do and ensure […]

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Weddings: it’s time for a reality check

This week has made me emotional, scared and sad…and I don’t think I’m alone. In a week when 49 innocent people lost their lives whilst dancing and having fun on a night out and a passionate campaigner and mother of two was innocently killed for practising her democratic right, it puts things into context slightly. If […]

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Wedding planning: the untold (honest) diaries

One of the reasons I started ‘Down-to-earth Brides’ was to show the realistic side of wedding planning. The unglamorous side. The side that I feel we need to talk about, and share, so that we know we’re not the only ones feeling overwhelmed and clueless at times. So, after asking my gaggle of mates about their Top […]

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The stag ‘do: LADS LADS LADS LADS

I think there must be a STAG BIBLE somewhere, which all men are privy to, probably written by the LAD Bible people, listing the TOP 10 THINGS YOU MUST DO TO A STAG. Activities must include all-day drinking, perhaps some paint-balling, clay-pigeon shooting or other testosterone-filled activities, and most certainly dirty pints. I’m not going to lie, I’m […]

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The Top 10 Wedding Tips from REAL LIFE down-to-earth brides

With about 6 weeks to go until Mr DTE and I tie the knot, I am a mixed ball of: 1) freaking out 2) being an excitable puppy and 3) just wanting to be married already. AGH. So I have decided to do what I always do when in need of inspiration and solid advice; […]

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