Welcome

… to a blogsite for the sophisticated and more mature bride-to-be. Brides over 40 really. Many of us are choosing to marry later (again?) in life, or perhaps you already have a lifetime together to celebrate and are considering renewing your vows. In either case, you’ll have some planning to do.Wedding band inscription image in mature bride blogsite

What’s Forty Plus Weddings About?

As a bride over 40 myself, the idea for a dedicated blogsite for mature brides arose when I donned the ivory dress quite recently. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland and arranged our wedding in my hometown – a 5-hour drive north of Edinburgh. Not exactly convenient when you want to speak to people face-to-face about flowers, or take a look at venues. That made it a wee bit difficult and I found online resources were limited when I came to seek help via the internet.

Anyway, I can now tell you that I did it – and very successfully – and we had a fantastic day. So, I want to pass on what I learned to all you 40+ brides who are just starting out planning your perfect day.

I decided to put it all in a blog, and the name ‘Forty Plus Weddings’ seemed like a natural choice. It should help save you loads of surfing hours and give you ideas and tips to consider if you’re having a smaller, but fairly traditional wedding, or renewal of vows ceremony.

I hope you enjoy the articles and tips, and if you have an experience to share that you think will help other brides-to-be, please do let me know. Have a look at the article, Kids In Kilts, to read about where I nearly came unstuck!

I’ll be on the look out for inspiration for new articles all the time. Write one yourself if you want to. It’s always nice to see your name in print.

Just drop me a line in the comment box at the end of the page, and if you want to know who the images in the side bar belong to, have a click through to the Interviews With Wedding Professionals page and have a browse using the search bar.

Makeup Tips For The Mature Bride

Take a look at our page Bridal Makeup for the Over 40 Bride and the article – Will You Be Doing Your Own Bridal Makeup? for access to some great YouTube videos from well-known makeup artists. Their expert adviceĀ is invaluable and applies to everyone, regardless of which decade in your life you decide to don the ivory dress.

What topics would you like to see covered? Tell me using the comment box below.

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