"The bride helped with nothing. She sat inside in the air conditioning scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest."
Every bride wants their big day to be perfect – but one maid of honour has revealed how her best friend’s desire to give her guests goldfish as a wedding favour went drastically wrong. The woman recalled how her former pal – who was a self-confessed animal lover – wanted fish in a tank as an unusual centre-piece on each table at her reception. Despite her chief bridesmaid’s warnings that nobody would want to take them home from the wedding to keep as pets – and that the noise and transportation would be traumatic for them – she insisted on ordering a hundred of them in without thinking what would happen if they hadn’t been adopted by the time the globes had to be returned.
"I'm not a bridezilla, but this was beyond the pale. It felt like a celebration of [my bridesmaid's] marriage.
Are you scrolling Instagram and Pinterest looking for wedding dress inspo? Starting to wonder if every dress has lace sleeves and a sweetheart neckline? New York’s Bridal Fashion Week has come to a close and with it a whole bevvy of bridal inspiration – from the ultra-princessy to the outré and everything in between.
An Australian wedding guest was left “speechless” after a bride said her gift wasn’t expensive enough and demanded a cash payment to make up for it. The stunned woman, who posted about the incident on an online wedding shaming group, explained that she and her husband had attended the nuptials with the Australian dollar equivalent of £110 cash, along with a £40 designer candle.
Princess Eugenie turned 29 at the weekend, taking to Instagram to thank her well wishers and writing that her “28th year was the best one yet”. One person who congratulated Eugenie at the weekend was designer Zac Posen, who posted a never before seen image of Eugenie in the wedding reception dress he designed for her. Posen took to Instagram to wish Princess Eugenie a happy birthday, sharing an image of the gown as he knelt on the ground before her to adjust its long train.
Anyone who's had to organise and pay for a wedding knows that every extraguest is another dent in your budget