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Where to watch the Royal Wedding

The Wedding of the year is finally here! That’s right, Harry and Meghan are tying the knot this weekend, so there’s never been a better excuse for a celebration! Here at Scripin Weddings we’ve got Royal Wedding Fever, but if you don’t fancy camping out in to Windsor to catch a glimpse of the new Royal couple – here’s the lowdown of where to watch the Royal Wedding in style.

Where to watch the royal wedding

Tobacco Dock Skylight
For an utterly British experience, watch the Royal Wedding while getting a few rounds of Croquet in. Skylight in Tobacco Dock is a converted former carpack which now plays host to three floors of bars and street food in the summer months – together with games of Croquet and pétanque. They’ll be streaming the Royal Wedding on their big screens, so lets hope for sun and spot on their lawn.

The sun came out, just in time for tonight’s Summer Season launch party! 🌞

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Winchester Catherdral
If a grand venue is your cup of tea, Winchester Cathedral is opening it’s doors to show the Royal Wedding. Screens will stream the event from 1pm in the Cathedral Nave, with activities such as Morris dancing and a bouncy castle to amuse the family until 5pm!

Dreamland Margate
Pssst – Fiances and husbands to be who rather be watching the football – Dreamland Margate are combining the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final at their Dreamland Street Party! Watch either event on the big screen, then celebrate afterwards with table football, and bounce around in the inflatable church. Bring a plate of food for a street party vibe!

Market Square Cambridge
Royal fans in Cambridge can head to Market Square to enjoy a traditional British street party alongside outdoor screens showing the wedding. Expect lots of bunting, street food and popup shops!

Swingers London

Swingers West End will also be screening the Royal Wedding, with a game of crazy golf to amuse you if the nupituals don’t take your fancy. The screening will begin from 12pm, with cocktails such as the “make your markle” on offer.

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Why should you use a photo sharing app at your Hen or Stag?

Why should you use a photo sharing app at your Hen or Stag?

We all know why you should use a photo sharing app like Scripin at your wedding, but have you thought about using one for your Hen or Stag party?

If you have an event created for your wedding, Scripin Weddings also offers unlimited events – meaning you can use the app to collect all the images from your hen and stags. This is a separate event with its own unique code – but why should you use a photo sharing app for these events?

See all the photos

You’ll be able to see all your photos from your Hen or Stag party in one place. Perfect for sore heads the morning after, you won’t miss out on any memories as they’ll all be collected in the app.

Private Event Code

Social media sharing is great, but not everyone wants to share the risqué photos from their hen or stag party online. With Scripin Weddings you get a private event code – separate from your wedding event – so only your fellow hens and stags can see all the photographic evidence…

Order Printed Products

You might want to order some keepsakes for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, such as a phone case, photo prints or even t-shirts! With our simple and easy in-app ordering, you can create personalised photo products using the images from your Hen and Stag.

Need another reason to use Scripin on your Hen?

We’re giving away a Hen Party bundle to one lucky winner on social media. Head to our Facebook page: Scripin Weddings – The UK’s Leading Free Photo and Video App for Weddings for your chance to WIN. Good Luck!

Outdoor wedding tips

Outdoor wedding tips

With summer fast approaching, our minds are drifting to beautiful outdoor weddings. There’s something about the warm weather that makes us want to be outside – our wedding day included. Whether it’s a beachside wedding, the grounds of a manor house, or your own back garden, an outdoor wedding requires a lot of different considerations than an indoor affair. We’ve put together our top tips for planning your outdoor wedding, to help you on your way.

Undercover

The easiest way to give your outdoor wedding some cover is a tent or gazebo. Easy enough to pitch, you can put one of these up no matter where your outdoor wedding is located, and they’re available in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours to match your weddings scheme. Some venues will offer an outdoor gazebo as part of their packages, but you can easily rent one too. You can upscale them as much as you want – adding floors and wall panels for a more luxe feel, or keeping with the natural ground for a rustic wedding theme.

Décor

An outdoor wedding has the benefit of beautiful scenery, but you’ll still need to add some décor as you would an indoor wedding. Think about your tables and chairs, and if they’ll withstand the outdoors, and don’t be afraid to bring the indoors outside, with comfy chairs, cushions and lounge furniture. You can update your tent with draped fabric, floral decorations and fairy lights to achieve a cozy look outside.

Lighting

Yes, the sun will naturally light your wedding during the day, but what about when the evening comes around? A little outdoor lighting will ensure your guests aren’t stumbling around in the dark. Think paper lanterns, fairy lights, or candles in jam jars. If you’re going for electrical lighting, make sure you have an electrician take a look at your space for you – they’ll be able to let you know if you need to rent generators to handle your lights.

Food

An outdoor wedding lends itself to creativity with food. Think about what you’d usually eat outdoors – BBQ style food, or maybe an English picnic style spread. Another idea for outdoor weddings is lots of different food trucks and stalls, to give your wedding a festival style theme. And remember – if the weather is hot, have lots of cool and refreshing drinks to hand for your guests!

Guests

Speaking of your guests, you’ll want to make sure they are comfortable during your wedding. AS well as having cool drinks on offer, why not hire fans for hot weather, or heaters and blankets for when the sun goes down. Sunscreen is a must too – and is a great idea for a wedding favor if the temperature is sizzling. You might also want to consider clip mikes for the ceremony – so all your guests aren’t straining to hear over the outside background noise. Don’t forget about bug repellant too- you don’t want to be swatting off mosquitos in your wedding dress!

Back-up Plan

The great British summer is notorious for being unpredictable. Which means while the forecast might say blue skies and sunshine, there might still be a chance of rain. You’ll need to make sure you have a backup plan if the weather turns, such as an alternative indoor space, or choosing a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor areas.

Are you thinking of having a summer wedding? Head to our Forums to ask other brides for tips and advice!

Royal Wedding Traditions

Royal Wedding Traditions you can steal for your own

We’re in a royal wedding fever, with the big day less than a month away. Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding is bound to be a grand affair, and we’re sure all the brides-to-be across the country will be looking to the royal couple for wedding inspiration. In anticipation of the big day, we’ve put together some royal wedding traditions you might want to incorporate into your wedding day for a touch of regal.

Tiaras

It wouldn’t be a princess-worthy wedding without a tiara. Royal brides tend to borrow one from a family member – Kate Middleton’s was borrowed from the Queen’s collection. If you don’t have a family tiara (and who does, really?) you can find them and other sparkly accessories in most bridal stores.

Long Train

Another way to feel like a princess on your wedding day is to opt for a dress with a longer train. Royal brides tend to make a statement with their wedding dress, and a long train is the simplest way to do it.

Carriage

Riding off into the sunset in a horse-drawn carriage, does it get any more royal than that? It’s tradition for royal newlyweds to ride to their reception in a carriage, which is the ideal way to add a touch of princess-like elegance to your wedding day.

Two Wedding Receptions

Modern royal weddings have moved on from the traditional wedding breakfast, and now have two wedding receptions, one straight after the wedding and one in the evening. This is also an opportunity to show off a second wedding dress, and slip into something more comfortable for your evening celebrations.

Myrtle

A tradition that harks back to the wedding of Queen Victoria; all royal brides since have carried the myrtle plant in their wedding bouquets. This flower means good luck in marriage and prosperity.

However you use royal wedding traditions on your big day, make sure you capture the whole day with Scripin Weddings! Start creating your app today.

Should you hire a wedding planner?

Planning a wedding is probably part of every girl’s dream. We’ve already sorted out our dress and venue by age 7, and we’ve pinned hundreds of boards on Pinterest before we’re even engaged!

So why the need to hire a wedding planner?

In reality, there’s none!

But the stresses of planning and ensuring the quality of one of the most important days of your life’s perfect definitely calls for professional help!

Contrary to most beliefs, Wedding planners aren’t as expensive as you think. In many cases, they’ll be able to get discounts from suppliers ensuring you get the best price possible. Likewise, you’ll be certain each supplier is professional and has been vetted out!

So is a wedding planner right for you?

1.Can you take calls during the day at work, meet with vendors, and discuss wedding details from the office? 

2.Are you great at negotiating and strict with budgeting?

3.Are you deadline-oriented? 

4.Will you have someone on hand for your entire wedding?

5.Have your friends and family volunteered to help with the wedding planning?

6.Are you usually a very punctual person who writes and follows schedules well?

7.Do you want be running around on your big day making sure everything is going ok?

8.Can you come up with creative and unique ideas?

If you’ve answered no to at least two of these questions then we’d definitely recommend you consider hiring a wedding planner. Most consultations are free so you can really get a feel of whats on offer before making any commitments.  

There are a variety of platforms you can find a wedding planner on, for example, hitched.co.uk and weddingplanner.co.uk

We recommend using luxury wedding planner Sotonye Deru of company SD Weddings MGT. You can catch Sotonye on our Instagram channel Wednesday 25th April answering your questions about planning a wedding! Comment below with your questions and Sotonye will answer them.

Should you skip on a Wedding Photographer?

Should you skip on a Wedding Photographer?

If you’re deep in wedding planning mode, you’re probably pricing all your options up and working out where to cut costs. What couple isn’t, now that the average wedding comes in at a whopping £27,000! A big portion of that will go towards your wedding photographer, but have you considered other DIY options, and skip on a wedding photographer entirely?

Hire a Photographer Just for the Ceremony

Ok, if you’re a traditionalist, leaving out a wedding photographer in your big day might be the last thing on your mind, so consider only hiring one for the ceremony. This way, you’ll get professional snaps of you walking down the aisle and all the group shots of you and your bridal party, friends and family at a fraction of the cost.

Entrust a Guest or Family Member

If you have a friend or family member that is good with a camera, why not ask them to be a photographer for the day? Make sure you’ve seen examples of their work, so you know what to expect and give them a list of the key moments you want captured on film. Remember though, if you’re asking a guest to play photographer, they will also want time to enjoy your special day with you, without feeling too hard worked.

Polaroid Wall

If you want to make your wedding photography a little more interactive, and have a keepsake to take home at the end of your big day, why not consider a polaroid wall? Distribute polaroid cameras around your guests, and get them to pin or hang them up around your venue for everyone to enjoy! Best yet, they can write a heartfelt message on the images, for you to remember your wedding day!

DIY selfie booth

Everyone loves a selfie, so why not set up your own selfie booth on your wedding day? Invest in some beautiful backdrops (we love a floral wall!) and a few selfie sticks, and let your guests snap away! You’ll get some great candid photos of you and your guests.

Scripin Weddings App

Of course, the best way (we think) by far to save on your wedding photography is by using a wedding photo sharing app. Scripin Weddings allows your guests to play photographer and lets them upload and take photos using the free app. Every single photo is saved to your unique wedding event, letting you order beautiful high-quality photo products afterwards – without the hefty photographer’s fee!

 

Sign up for a free Scripin Weddings account today and start creating your app!

 

2018 Wedding Trends

2018 Wedding Trends

If you’re throwing a 2018 wedding, you might be wondering what the latest wedding trends of the year are. With the year well underway, and wedding season coming up, you’re probably in full planning mode, and will want to keep in mind the popular and hottest wedding trends of 2018, for a day you, your partner and your guests will remember! Here are our top trends for weddings in 2018 to keep in mind while you plan your big day:

Dessert Tables

Sweet teeth, listen up! One of the hottest trends this year for wedding food is all about the sweet stuff. 2018 has paved the way for smaller cakes and treats taking over the role of the traditional wedding cake. This way you can treat yourself (and your guests!) to a variety of flavours and types of dessert. Think cookies, meringues, cupcakes, doughnuts!

Hanging Flowers

Flowers are taking over as the way to make a statement with your wedding décor in 2018, and a hanging floral centrepiece is the hottest wedding trend this year. Hanging flowers in your weddings colour scheme over your top table is an easy way to incorporate this trend, or you might want to use classic hanging planters to create a focal point.

Black Accents

One of the biggest bridalwear trends of 2018 is a surprising one. More and more bridal designers are moving away from the classic white dress, and working black into their designs. A full black wedding dress might not be your first choice, but how about working black accents into your bridal look? Tie the colour into your jewellery, dress accents or other accessories for a subtle way to rock this trend.

Copper

Move over rose gold, the most popular metallic in 2018 is copper. This bright hue is a great way to bring a touch of industrial rustic to your wedding décor, but can also look pretty combined with florals and pastel colours. There are endless ways you can incorporate this trend into your wedding theme, from copper cutlery and decorations to add the colour to your wedding stationery.

Are you thinking about having any 2018 wedding trends in your wedding? Head to our forums to discuss with other real brides!

Beer Budget Champagne Lifestyle?

The average wedding dress in the UK costs £842, but who said wedding shopping needed to be expensive?

We’ve handpicked some of the best high street wedding dresses that will still make you look 1000000 bucks – without the price tag! So you can spend the extra cash on extra booze or order some photo prints through our app.

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Would you wear a high street wedding dress? Join the conversation on the Scripin Weddings Forum!

Mothers and Weddings

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, it’s time to celebrate everything to do with mother’s and weddings. Whether you’re wondering how to share your special day with your mum, or if you’re a mother of the bride wondering what your duties on the big day are, we’ve got everything you need to know.

How to involve your Mum in your Wedding Day

You might be caught up in everything you need to do on your wedding day, but don’t forget this is a special day for your Mother too! There are lots of little ways you can make your mum feel involved in your wedding day, to ensure it’s a memorable day for all:

Make sure your mum is involved from the start by getting ready together. Having your mum around while you have a morning of pampering will help keep away any feelings of nervousness and butterflies. You’ve both worked hard to organise everything so take this time to relax together and look forward to the day ahead.

Make sure your mum is involved in having her hair done, and getting her make up done with the bridesmaids. While your getting ready, pour a glass of something bubble and raise a toast to your mother. She’s been the one to help you get to this point in your life, so why not take this opportunity to show her how much she means to you?

At some point during the day, make sure you take some time out with your mother and photographer to have some pictures of you and your mum together. A great time to do this is while you’re getting reading on your wedding morning. This way your photographer will naturally capture all the special moments you have with your mother before the action begins!

Mother of the Bride Checklist

The mother of the bride is expected to stay calm during the big day and help keep the little things under control. There’s a lot that will be expected during your big day, but remember you are important during this day too!

As the Mother of the Bride you should be the first of the bridal party to arrive at the ceremony. Make sure you leave ahead of the bride, with the maid of honour. This way you can arrive ahead of time to make sure everything is set up and looking perfect for your daughter’s best day. You should usually be escorted up the aisle by the chief usher and sit on the front row at the left hand side.

Ususally the mother of the bride and the father of the groom are the ones to sign the register at a church wedding. Once the couple are offcially announced husband and wife, you will be escorted by the groom’s father to the vestry for this. If your daughter has no maid of honour you will also be the one to look after the bride’s bouquet while the ceremony is taking place. This is the moment to return it to your daughter ready for the final procession out of the church.

Traditionally, you are the official hostess of your daughter’s wedding, so try to welcome the guests when they arrive, and make sure people are being looked after!

No matter how you choose to include your Mother in your wedding day, or celebrate your daughter getting married, relax, have fun, and enjoy this special day!

Head to our forums to get more inspiration and to discuss your ideas with other real brides!

I’m ENGAGED?! What now?!

So you’re engaged!! It’s such an exciting time and many questions are probably running through your head. Should I get a wedding planner? Should I visit any wedding fairs? Should I invite my mother in law to be? The answer is yes, yes, yes! Well maybe no to the last one! Just kidding, but seriously wedding planning can be overwhelming and we think visiting wedding fairs are an awesome way to make your whole planning experience fun and worthwhile.

Here are our top 9 reasons why you should attend as many fairs as you can!

  1. Meet Amazing Suppliers

Forget scheduling a million consultations – you can meet them ALL over the weekend! Get face to face with venues, caterers and entertainers so you can get a better idea of what suits you and your partner best.

2. Get loads of Wedding Inspo

You will meet 100’s of vendors and suppliers at wedding fairs – all with their own special and unique touch. It’s the perfect opportunity to see décor, favour or food ideas that you wouldn’t have initially thought of.

  1. Get loads of freebies

Everyone will be luring you towards their stand with lovely little gifts so why not take advantage of that! From edibles, to helpful planning tools, you’ll be gifted for signing up or committing to their products or services.

  1. Taste cake. Lots of it!

Red Velvet, Vanilla, Chocolate and Fruit cake. Lemon, Carrot, Coconut and Lime. Pink Champagne, Cherry and Cream, Vanilla and Pimm’s!

Ok, we’ll stop! But with so many flavours to choose from, why not taste them all under the same roof!

  1. Ask Questions

Going to wedding fairs puts you in a great position to meet wedding experts and ask those burning questions! You can get advice on your perfect dress, event styling and attend seminars designed to help you with your planning experience.

  1. It’s an excuse to go out with the girls

Grab your bridesmaids (if you’ve already chosen them) and make a day of it!

It’s a great excuse to get together and have a girly day out.

  1. You’ll be surprised at how many exclusive discounts you can get

Wedding fairs can be competitive for exhibitors so many of them will offer you exclusive offers that won’t be available outside of the fair. It’s a great way to stick to your budget and get what you want for a better price.

  1. You get to see On- Trend Fashion Shows

One of the best things about wedding shows are the actual shows! Watch stunning brides take to the catwalk to strut the latest bridal trends. It’s a great way to see how dresses actually fit without trying 100 on! And if you worried about your hub-to-be, don’t be! Groomed models also show off the latest suits. It’s your last chance for a bit of eye-candy!!

  1. It’s FUN!

Do we need to explain this?!

Fancy getting exclusive freebies and discounts from us? Come and visit us at The National Wedding Show:

  1. London Olympia

             16-17 February 2018

  1. Birmingham NEC
    • February 2018
  1. Manchester

9th – 11th March  

  1. London Excel

14th– 15th April