6 TIPS FOR GETTING MARRIED IN A PUBLIC PLACE

6 TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING IN A PUBLIC PLACE OR PARK (1)

At some point many brides and grooms planning a wedding will have considered getting married in a public place, but most people will get stumped when it comes to finding a suitable location and understanding all the rules and regulations. That is why most couples will end up dismissing the idea and opting for an easier more traditional venue instead. Though planning a wedding in public will take a little more planning and research, the benefits of choosing to marry in a public place will usually far outweigh the effort. It is often thought of as more budget friendly option as venues will often charge a much smaller fee, decor is unlikely to be needed as the location will already offer amazing natural beauty and the experience will be second to none. With this in mind, we have listed our top tips for planning a wedding in a public place, as a quick guide to getting your started…

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1. Know the Law?

The law on getting married in public places differs depending on the location. For example here in the UK, venues need to be licensed for the marriage to be considered legally binding. This doesn’t rule out getting married in a public place if it doesn’t hold a license completely, it just means a legal civil ceremony will need to be performed elsewhere to formalize the marriage. Many will opt for a humanist ceremony in their preferred location instead, this can be a lot more flexible and highly personalised to suit your beliefs and is something a celebrant will be able to help you with.

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GIVEAWAY ALERT! WIN TICKETS TO THE HANDMADE FAIR!

WIN TICKETS TO KIRSTIE ALLSOPPS HANDMADE FAIR

We are soooooo excited to be heading back to Hampton Court palace with Cricut this year to the Handmade Fair. If you haven’t heard of it, it;s basically the biggest and best craft fair in the whole of the UK, hosted by the queen of DIY herself – Kirsty Allsopp. It’s jam packed full with skills workshops, unique handmade sellers and this year guest speakers include Patrick Grant, Fiona Cairns and my fave Liz Earle! We had so much fun last year (take a peek at what we got up to here) and were thrilled when Cricut asked us to join them for a second year running and this time they want us to bring along two very lucky Bespoke Bride readers to join us.

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SAVE ON YOUR WEDDING WITH THESE BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

What better day to start prepping for one of the biggest days of you life than in the sales event of the year! We have rounded up some of our favourites offers in BB boutique to help you prep, plan and steal the best deals for your wedding!

BEST FOR DRESSES

Candy Cloud Sample: With over 65% over the original sale price this is a one of a kind wedding dress, you will not want to miss out on!

Ethereal Dress Sample: This is another big one! Grab this super cute dress at over 80% lower than its original price!

Yumi Gown Sample: As seen in Brides magazine, this fabulous dress was £3550, but you now you can score it for just £895.

Italian Garden Couture Gown: A one of a kind dress, made from a beautiful floral silk sourced in Italy. There will never be another like this again!

Camera Hannah Wedding Photography

BEST FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Camera Hannah Wedding Photography: Award winning wedding photographer Camera Hannah is offering full-day photo and video coverage including any mainland UK travel and accommodation costs, full day coverage of your wedding, from the preparations to when the party is under way and at least 450 carefully edited hi-res images to download from a beautiful password protected online gallery. But remember this discount is available exclusively to BB Boutique customers so be sure to mention that BB sent you when you Make an Enquiry.

BEST FOR DECOR

Wire Initials & Heart Ampersand Set: If modern funky typography is what you’re after then The Letter Loft seriously has it all! And this weekend there is 20% off many of their items.

Real Moss Love You Hanging Heart: The Letter Loft are also makers of the most amazing real moss decor. They are offering 20% of many of their moss decorations too!

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OFF THE RECORD: SNORKELLING, SELF LOVE & SEEING STARS!

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Wow! Can you believe that it is already the end of July? Seriously where has the time gone. It feels like forever since I was sat on that beach in Mexico having the time of my life. Not saying that i’m not having the time of my life at home too, because I really am. Just everything always feels better in the sun! I have to admit I am just a little bit excited about August though, we have 1 or 2 pretty big secrets to let you in on but for now I have to stay schtum. So for the time being grab yourself a cuppa and settle down with this months Off the Record and I must warn you, you might get a little bit of holiday envy as it includes a fair few Insta pics of Jess living it up in the Dominican. Enjoy!

EMILY LOVES…

Mexico! I know, I know, I pretty much haven’t stopped talking about it since I have been back but it was so amazing, I can’t stop thinking about it and even now I still have more photos to post on Instagram. Its just the happiest place I have ever been, the people, the colours,everything just makes your feel so alive! I made some unforgettable memories there this time and it will forever be in my heart! Make sure you read my Travel Guide if you are thinking about going and check out my Video Diary too!

♥ New opportunities! As many of you will know we have been working on creating a new sister site for Bespoke Bride for a couple of years now. Unfortunately the project has encountered a few delays along the way but you will be pleased to know it hasn’t stopped us and these last couple of months we have been really working our butts off to get the new site ready for a soft launch within the next month or so. it hasn’t been an easy journey but I really think all the hard work will have been worth it when you see what we have created. 

Oliver Bonas! A couple of days after I got back from Mexico I was on my way to London with Emily (Mermaid Gossip) to the launch of the Oliver Bonas, Christmas in July event! We both had so much fun, drinking cocktails & checking out the new range. Believe me when I say I could have bought everything in that store. I am such a huge fan! You can see the video Emily created here.

Booking more holidays! Ok so I have just got back from Mexico, how could I possibly be booking another holiday. Well  the truth is, I needed a holiday to get over my last one. Anyone else feeling that? 

Having Dinner with friends! I love our monthly catch ups, it so surprising what can happen in a few weeks. 

The new series of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. Seriously Wednesday’s cannot come quick enough!

JESS LOVES…

♥ The Dominican Republic! I’ve never been to this part of the Caribbean before and it sure is beautiful! We’re currently staying in La Romana which is in the east of the island and it’s all Palm trees on the beach and white sands! I can’t wait to share it properly with you but for now you can see a few cheeky snaps on our instagram!

Reading! So far I’ve devoured 2 books on this holiday; Grey & Paper Towns and I’m currently reading Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love which is amazing! It’s so lovely having time to read, I definitely want to make sure I continue this habit once I’m home! 

Snorkelling! We got our snorkelling gear on after being here for a few days when we visited an island called Saona! We also got to see some starfish which is pretty cool!

Drinking straight from a coconut on a beach. Best feeling ever!

♥ Visiting the capital, Santo domingo. It’s such a beautiful city with so many gorgeous colorful buildings! Naturally I was in my element trying to photograph them all!

Adding the final touches to the boutique that you’ll see here soon! We’re almost ready for the beta stage guys and you are going to LOVE IT!! It’s very fun, easy to use and is going to be filled with lots of awesome products and suppliers for you to shop! I’m so excited!! 

WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOVING AROUND THE WEB…

DIYS

Photography by Jeff Mindell via Studio DIY

♥ Fun & Funky Hood Ornaments

DIY Flamingo Wall Hooks

A Pink & Orange Ombre Hair DIY

Wooden Pineapple Bowls Makeover

Printed Party Favor Bags Using Natural Sunlight 

A Vibrant Colour Coded Party Packed with DIY Ideas & Printables

Giant Diamond Wedding Card Box

♥ 60 Creative DIY Planters

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