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Wedding News: 5 songs to avoid on your big day

5 songs to avoid on your big day

On top of organising flowers, dresses, venues and speeches, choosing the music for your wedding is yet another decision to make. But where do you even begin? The options are seemingly endless and the song you do pick will be the one that you define as 'yours' for the rest of your lives together. Wedding decor specialists Ginger Ray have crunched the numbers to reveal which songs and artists have made it onto the most Spotify wedding playlists and could be, dare we say it... overdone. So, whether you want to embrace the most popular choices (they are favourites for good reason after all) or whether you want to know which songs to avoid if you are looking to create a more unique soundtrack for your big day, here is Wedding Spotify, Wrapped.

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Wedding News: Bovey Castle in Devon hosts Open Day on Sunday 5th March

Bovey Castle in Devon hosts Open Day on Sunday 5th March

Bovey Castle, the iconic luxury manor house hotel in Devon is opening its doors on Sunday 5th March for a unique open day with free activities and guided tours. The hotel is inviting guests to experience archery or air rifle taster sessions, ferret racing, falconry displays and more at its free-to-attend open day which takes place from midday until 4 pm. Guests can also play on the hotel's 18-hole championship golf course, one of the most historic courses in the country, or soak up a mini hand massage at the tranquil Elan Spa. The event is also a chance to meet the hotel's staff and for guests to immerse themselves in its rich history with a guided tour of the Grade II-listed building set within 275 acres of beautiful countryside in Dartmoor National Park.

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Wedding News: Above the Bay at Falmouth Golf Club hosting Wedding Fair this weekend

Above the Bay at Falmouth Golf Club hosting Wedding Fair this weekend

Are you recently engaged and looking for a stunning Cornish wedding venue? Then check out Above the Bay at Falmouth Golf Club who specialise in dreamy coastal weddings. They're hosting an afternoon of wedding inspiration this Saturday 25th February from noon until 3 pm with more than 20 local suppliers, fizz on arrival, free entry and complimentary parking. The expert wedding team will be available all day to answer any questions and to show you around the venue. There will also be a special offer available, book a wedding on the day and you'll be entitled to 50% off the room hire, with a £100 non-refundable deposit.

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Wedding News: Top tips for having a low waste wedding

Top tips for having a low waste wedding

Getting married is one of the most exciting days of your life, and you'll want it to be as special as possible. But you might also want your wedding to be kinder to the planet than the usual nuptials — indeed, a study found that British weddings create 18kg of plastic waste per event, adding up to 4,910 tonnes of plastic waste every year. Even for the biggest event of your life, this is a lot of waste to produce during a single day, and many people are increasingly looking to find ways of reducing it and have more sustainable nuptials. If you want to enjoy the big day but also make it more of an eco-friendly event, suppliers of catering equipment Alliance Online have put together some tips for you to take forward in your wedding planning. Even though getting married is a big event, you can still keep the carbon footprint small.

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Wedding News: Proposing a prenup? A guide to practical romance this February

Proposing a prenup? A guide to practical romance this February

Some consider February to be one of the most romantic months of the year. With January finally over, we can start to look forward to Spring, and the warmer months ahead. Each leap year, the 29th of February is traditionally held as a day when the tables can turn and women are supposed to propose marriage to men, instead of the other way around. However, most obviously, February contains Valentine's Day and the celebrations of lovers up and down the country who look to St Valentine for inspiration for their friendships and romantic relationships.

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Wedding News: Visit Harefield Barn in Crediton this weekend for their Wedding Showcase

Visit Harefield Barn in Crediton this weekend for their Wedding Showcase

Visit Harefield Barn in Crediton, Devon this weekend for their Wedding Showcase taking place on Sunday 19th of February from 2 pm until 6 pm. The stunning venue will be dressed for a wedding and there will be a fantastic offer running for !0% off the price of a wedding for any couple attending the event and booking a 2023 or 2024 date within 10 days. There'll also be a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival and Pizza A Legna street food van serving delicious pizzas and cannoli.

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Wedding News: Say ‘I Do’ to a Dry Wedding with Mavrik Alcohol-free Cocktails

Say ‘I Do’ to a Dry Wedding with Mavrik Alcohol-free Cocktails

With a growing number of people going sober or choosing to moderate their drinking, the traditional wedding 'knees up' may be a thing of the past as today's couples opt for a more sober affair - which everyone can remember! In the past, non-drinkers or designated drivers would be somewhat left out of the celebrations with access to only a sad selection of soft drinks or juices. However, now nearlyweds-to-be are putting as much effort into deciding what alcohol-free drinks to offer as they would apply to sourcing the Champagne for the toasts! Plus, not only are dry weddings a huge money saver, but they also allow guests to enjoy the day with a clear head and leave the event with all those special memories firmly in tact.

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Wedding News: Enjoy this half term at Harbour Beach Club & Hotel in Salcombe

Enjoy this half term at Harbour Beach Club & Hotel in Salcombe

Enjoy a British seaside bolthole this half term by booking into the Harbour Beach Club & Hotel in Salcombe, Devon. The hotel offers panoramic views across the picture-perfect beach where guests can explore the beautiful windswept coast, or some much-needed rest and relaxation. Harbour Beach Club & Hotel has something for all the family. The recently opened Beach Club Spa is home to a 12-metre pool, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach, a hydro pool, sauna and steam rooms, a juice bar and a relaxation room.

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Wedding News: Five things that mean more to love than Valentine's gifts (and are free)

Five things that mean more to love than Valentine's gifts (and are free)

Dr Rachel Taylor is a neuropsychologist, podcast host and founder of UNBroken. She has this advice on the five things that mean more to love than Valentine's gifts (and are free). "The brain has many different circuitry mechanisms associated with feelings of love. Below are some suggestions that mean more to love than commercial gifts."To appreciate is to raise in value, so the appreciation of another is truly better than a gift. Appreciation of another triggers a part of the brain called the hypothalamus which is directly involved in controlling our circadian rhythm. We also get a dopamine hit which supports us to be more motivated to perform the same behaviour. The more we appreciate a person, the more motivated they are to carry on being the amazing person that we think they are.

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Wedding News: 5 ways to get your pooch involved in your wedding

5 ways to get your pooch involved in your wedding

Planning a wedding is a whirlwind of nerves and excitement, and if you have a dog, you might want to get them involved in the event too. But how? Here, Lisa Melvin from Webbox offer some ideas. Organising a wedding can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. If you have a dog, you might be wondering if you can involve them in the event too — your pooch is most definitely part of your family, and it's natural to want them to be a part of your special day. Read on to find out some ideas for how you can bring your pooch to the wedding.

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Wedding News: Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Ugly Butterfly restaurant in Cornwall

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Ugly Butterfly restaurant in Cornwall

With floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views stretching across the stunning St. Ives coastline, the Ugly Butterfly restaurant located within the popular Carbis Bay Hotel is hosting couples for their Valentine's Day celebrations this year. Using only the finest quality local produce, Ugly Butterfly offers a Cornish dining experience like no other, with an exclusive tasting menu, guaranteed to make this Valentine's Day unforgettable. The Valentine's menu starts with oysters and includes decadent dishes such as lobster and butternut, curry, turbot, mussels and kaffir and, for the main event, a delicious roast ex-dairy beef rib designed to share. The perfectly pink dessert is ruby chocolate, rose and rhubarb and guests will receive a cute little chocolate cake to take home with them.

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Wedding News: How to create a bespoke drinks menu for your wedding

How to create a bespoke drinks menu for your wedding

Your wedding should be as personalised, luxurious and enjoyable as possible, and the drinks menu is no exception! Here, Steve King, managing director at the drinks retailer Bottled & Boxed, shows you how to bring together a bespoke drinks menu for your wedding. Organising a wedding is as exciting as it is overwhelming: you'll want your day to be as special as possible, and the drinks menu is no exception to this. It's becoming more and more popular to create your own personalised drinks, with Google searches for 'bespoke drinks menu' increasing 10% since the beginning of 2022.

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Wedding News: F.Hinds advises on your wedding selection

F.Hinds advises on your wedding selection

Jewellers F.Hinds, boasting more than 115 stores across England, advise on what precious metals your wedding rings could be made from... Your wedding day will be one of the biggest days of your life, and we're so happy that you're about to embark on this new chapter, no doubt you are too! With an exciting engagement comes a whole load of happiness and emotion, but with that what also comes is a never-ending list of things you need to do before the big day, and we can bet that one of them is going to be to "find the perfect wedding rings".

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Wedding News: Celebrate Valentine's Day in Devon and Cornwall with the Michael Caines Collection

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Devon and Cornwall with the Michael Caines Collection

With just 7 days to go until Valentine's Day, the Michael Caines Collection has launched a number of exciting offers in Devon and Cornwall that are perfect for couples looking to enjoy the most romantic day of the year. Celebrate with delicious dishes from Michelin-star chef Michael Caines and a sparkling glass of fizz. There's nowhere more romantic in Devon than Lympstone Manor that's situated on the foreshore of the tranquil Exe estuary with breathtaking views stretching across the estuary and the hotel's vineyard. Guests can enjoy an intimate one or two-night stay in the hotel's selection of luxury accommodations or spend the special day or evening indulging in signature dishes on the menu with the Valentine's Day eight-course lunch or dinner tasting menu. This boasts highlights including Scottish langoustine; salted Newlyn cod, Darts Farm free range chicken and a white chocolate candle, accompanied with a complimentary glass of Moet Vintage Rose Champagne.

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Wedding News: How to choose your wedding date

How to choose your wedding date

You would have thought choosing the date for your wedding would be the easiest part? Simple pick a date that suits you as couple and your venue. Well, yes, that is often the case. But there will always be other factors you should consider before making the final choice. If you're hosting a marquee wedding at private residence, then you're fortunate enough to have a little more flexibility with a date than those opting for a wedding venue. However, whether a marquee or venue it's wise to take into account some of the following factors that may make deciding on the best date for your special day a little easier....

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Wedding News: Valentine’s Day: 9 tips to help you spoil someone special without breaking the bank

Valentine’s Day: 9 tips to help you spoil someone special without breaking the bank

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect excuse to show someone special how much they mean to you. However, the cost of living crisis means that people are more concerned than ever about money. To help, jewellery specialists, Queensmith have pulled together 9 ways to spoil your partner on a budget...1.Set a budget ahead of Valentine's Day. This is an important first step. The last thing you want is for one of you to spend double the amount of money compared to the other, and fall out over gifts on Valentine's Day.

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Wedding News: Engagement ring trends for 2023

Engagement ring trends for 2023

Whether you're future-gazing about your dream proposal or just like keeping up to date with the latest styles, Lorna Haddon, head of diamonds and jewellery at Beaverbrooks, predicts the new wave of engagement ring trends that will be taking over our Instagram feeds in 2023. Here at County Wedding Magazines it's hard to pick our fav? Really, can we only choose one?

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Wedding News: Bird & Blend Tea Co hosts workshops in Exeter perfect for hen parties

Bird & Blend Tea Co hosts workshops in Exeter perfect for hen parties

Bird & Blend Tea Co. will host its brand new workshop in 2023 for those keen on discovering and learning the mastery of potion making whilst mixing tea, and the science behind the magic. The special two-and-a-half-hour workshop will be taking place at 12 of its stores across the UK including one in Exeter. The workshop invites its guests to take an immersive step into conjuring up shimmering, colour-changing and whimsical potions.

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Wedding News: Abroad stag and hen dos not an option due to cost of living crisis

Abroad stag and hen dos not an option due to cost of living crisis

Couples planning stag and hen festivities this year may need to think again as Brits admit they would not attend an abroad celebration. Luxury fashion retailer Fenwick, has surveyed the nation to find out opinions on stag and hen dos, including the amount they'd be willing to spend and whether they'd travel abroad. Many people now take their bridal parties or groomsmen on holiday to celebrate their big day. These trips can often end up costing a lot of money especially if heading to popular destinations such as Marbella, Budapest or even Vegas which when the majority of the UK is being squeezed by the ongoing cost of living crisis, isn't something many can afford. Of the 1,000 people surveyed, 50.70% would refuse to attend a stag do abroad, preferring to celebrate closer to home in the UK.

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Wedding News: Take Valentine’s Day to new heights on the cliffs of Bedruthan Hotel

Take Valentine’s Day to new heights on the cliffs of Bedruthan Hotel

Treat yourself and your loved one to the amazing experiences that BedruthanHotel & Spa has to offer for Valentine's Day, from their elegant "Partners in Wine" dining experience at the seasonal Herring restaurant to the unique "Eat, Clay, Love" experience. The hotel, located in Mawgan Porth, is designed with its environment in mind, providing bright, airy, and spacious interiors which celebrate the Cornish landscape. Bedruthan's "Partners in Wine" package, available throughout February and March, offers a break by the sea with dining, yoga and wellbeing classes, use of the swimming pools, steam room, sauna, caldarium, and hydro pool. Guests can look forward to seasonal dishes such as whiskey and black treacle cured trout and delicate cauliflower risotto with walnuts, green sauce and brie.

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