Tags: Blogs

The Wedding Industry Insider: Don't Tell the Bride (and groom)

07 Aug 2017

The cult reality TV show is back, setting the pace for even more dramatic weddings and a trend within the industry

Image gallery

Image gallery

The new series of E4’s Don’t Tell the Bride has commenced and the first episode did not disappoint, featuring groom, Carl, planning his not-so-perfect Spanish beach wedding to bride, Rebecca. There were the usual tears, tantrums and moments of madness – all of which made for especially entertaining viewing, and somehow culminated in a happily ever after ending.

the-wedding-industry-insider-dont-tell-the-bride-groom-2

Despite the tumultuous sequence of events that the show never fails to deliver, brides- and grooms-to-be are still desperate to take part – probably at the promise of a generous £13,000 budget that they don’t have to fork out for, and perhaps the peaceful thought (for the bride) of the planning taken off their hands. 

The idea of your other half taking the reins of the biggest day of your life has extended to hen and stag weekends, with StagWeb and GoHen announcing a concept akin to the premise behind Don’t Tell The Bride. The parties will put the respective other halves firmly in control of every aspect of the weekend, including the choice of destination, hotel, activities, nightlife, and eateries. However, unlike Don’t Tell The Bride where the groom seems to make the wrong choices time and time again, this party package is based on the idea that the stag or hen will receive a send-off that is perfectly tailored to them as an individual – created by the person who knows them best (rather than suited to their fellow stags or hens). Read more here.

stag-web-and-go-hen-announces-new-hen-and-stag-party-concept-1

Yet you don’t have to go on TV to get your wedding paid for (and planned without your input); read all about how this Cardiff couple struck lucky in winning the wedding of their dreams. If you’re based in Yorkshire, you could win a £12,000 wedding day at Rudding Park in Harrogate, and if you’re planning a Surrey wedding, Wasing Park has announced 50% off its packages in March 2018. Stay tuned to Twitter.com/bridemag and Facebook.com/bridemagazines for details on other competitions and discounts that may help you save money on your wedding.

Once a date has been set, BrideMagazine.co.uk is poised to deliver the ideas and inspiration to assist you in your planning, with fresh content shared daily to guide and advise you in your choices. In the last fortnight, we have compiled articles on How to avoid becoming a bridezilla, 10 bridal shoe and bag pairings, Summer wedding hairstyles, and How to throw a Game of Thrones-inspired wedding – to name but a few.

how-to-throw-a-game-of-thrones-themed-wedding-1

If you’re searching for content relevant to your region, take a look at Bride’s dedicated pages for the below geographical areas:

You can even find your local edition of Bride magazine at bridemagazine.co.uk/magazines, which you can read online or buy from buyamag.co.uk/bride.

If you need reminding, discover all the ways that Bride continues to help couples plan their perfect day. 

Related content

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

Leave a comment

Comments

There are no comments to display, be the first!

bride

Everything for your wedding

An 'urban pagan' wedding shoot in Essex

Deep, warm colours take centre stage while the pagan element adds a sense of magic a...

Seven key bridalwear trends for 2020 brides

From capes and crochet to square backs and soft tulle, gen up on the latest tre...

A 'Summer Brights' bridal photo shoot in Somerset

Showcasing how vibrant colours can still be romantic, these Somerset suppliers came toget...

A bridal shoot with squad goals in Hertfordshire

Bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'bride tribe', this shoot celebrates the leading...

Wedding Photo of the Week: Lee Hatherall Photography

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show

Sun -Sun 22
Glenfall House Wedding Fayre, Cotswolds find out more »
Sun -Sun 29
Prested Hall Wedding Fair, Essex find out more »
Sun -Sun 03
New Place Hotel Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 01
Guildford Harbour Hotel Open Day find out more »
Sun 01
Audleys Wood Hotel Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 01
Elizabethan Suite Wedding Show and Open Day, Bury find out more »
Sun 08
The Hythe Imperial Hotel Wedding Show, Hythe find out more »
Sun 08
The West Midlands Luxury Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 08
Wedding Spectacular at the Holiday Inn, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 08
Solent Hotel Wedding Fair, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 08
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Swindon Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 08
Crowne Plaza Wedding Show, Reading find out more »
Sun 08
Crowne Plaza Hotel Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sat 14
Lymm Village Wedding Fair, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 15
Ashford International Hotel Wedding Show, Ashford find out more »
Sun 15
Cow Parsley Wedding Fair, Wiltshire 2019 find out more »
Sun 15
Boutique Wedding Fair, Guildford find out more »
Sun 15
Worsley Court House Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 15
Trunkwell House Hotel Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 15
Bride: The Wedding Show at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 15
Trunkwell House Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 22
Abbots Barton Hotel Wedding Show, Canterbury find out more »
Sun 22
The Grand Hotel Wedding Show, Folkestone find out more »
Sun 22
Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding Fayre, Hampshire, 2019 find out more »
Sun 22
De Vere Wokefield Estate Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 22
Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall, Norfolk find out more »
Sun 22
Aztec Hotel and Spa Wedding Showcase, Bristol find out more »
Sun 22
Rushton Hall Wedding Show, Northamptonshire find out more »
Sun 22
Missenden Abbey Wedding Fair, Buckinghamshire find out more »
Sun 22
De Vere Wokefield Estate Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 22
Berkshire Late Summer Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 22
The Yorkshire Wedding Mill Open Day find out more »
Thu 26
The Tytherington Club Wedding Open Evening find out more »
Sun 29
Winchester Cathedral Secret Garden Wedding Fayre, 2019 find out more »
Sun 29
Botleigh Grange Hotel Wedding Fair, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 29
The Oakhouse Hotel Autumn Wedding Fair, Somerset find out more »
Sun 29
South Hill Park Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 29
Taplow House Hotel Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 29
Titanic Hotel Wedding Show, Liverpool find out more »
Sun 29
South Park Hill Wedding Fair, Bracknell find out more »
Sun 29
Taplow House Hotel Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 29
The Oakhouse Hotel Wedding Fair, Somerset find out more »
Sun 29
Festoon Event Planning Autumn Wedding Fayre find out more »