The £5,000 wedding – tips from a budget bride

The £5,000 wedding – tips from a budget bride

According to a recent survey UK weddings are costing an average of £30,355*! We think this is a...

Adding a personal touch to your wedding

Adding a personal touch to your wedding

Adding a personal touch to your wedding can be as simple as picking your favourite music so the...

How to plan a destination wedding on a budget

How to plan a destination wedding on a budget

If your dream is to get married abroad, you might think it’s impossible to plan a destination wedding...

Celebrating Our First Anniversary

Celebrating Our First Anniversary

Wow, that’s come around quickly! Today marks one year since Brides Keeping it Real was launched. It was...

Do You Need A Professionally Made Cake?

Do You Need A Professionally Made Cake?

We check out some of the best DIY cakes around and ask the question; do you really need...

How not to look awkward in wedding photos

How not to look awkward in wedding photos

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life and you want to look...

How to save £9K on your wedding

How to save £9K on your wedding

If you're wondering how to save money on your wedding, check out these brides who have saved thousands by choosing a weekday wedding...

How to make your wedding go smoothly

How to make your wedding go smoothly

Wondering how to make your wedding day go smoothly? We’ve spoken to our community of wedding photographers who...

Real Supplier Spotlight – Shine London

Real Supplier Spotlight – Shine London

A great way to add a bit of a festival wedding vibe to your celebrations is to hire...

REAL Supplier Spotlight – Vallum Weddings

REAL Supplier Spotlight – Vallum Weddings

We’ve taken a little look behind the scenes with one of our recommended suppliers from the REAL Directory....

REAL Supplier Spotlight – celebrant SJ

REAL Supplier Spotlight – celebrant SJ

Do you need a wedding celebrant? I’ll be honest, before I started this blog I thought that wedding...

REAL Wedding Trend – Bridal Jackets

REAL Wedding Trend – Bridal Jackets

Are you planning on wearing a jacket at your wedding? Denim, leather, sequins and even kimonos were worn...

Should I book a wedding celebrant?

Should I book a wedding celebrant?

When planning your wedding, there are so many decisions to make. The dress, venue, flowers, food, rings…. the...

REAL Supplier Spotlight – Canababes

REAL Supplier Spotlight – Canababes

When it came to planning my wedding, I was keen to find out as much about my suppliers...

REAL Supplier Spotlight – Nina Gregory

REAL Supplier Spotlight – Nina Gregory

It’s time for our monthly catchup with a hand-picked supplier from the REAL Directory. We picked the lovely...

Sustainable Wedding Ideas

Sustainable Wedding Ideas

Fancy getting married in an eco-friendly way? There are so many ways that you can have a big...

The first 7 things to do now you’re engaged

The first 7 things to do now you’re engaged

Planning a wedding can be fun, exciting and also potentially overwhelming. There are lots of things to organise...

Top 10 Quirky Wedding Invites

Top 10 Quirky Wedding Invites

Wedding invites are the first taster your guests will get of your wedding so they’re a great way...

Top 10 Small Wedding Ideas

Top 10 Small Wedding Ideas

If you’re planning to have an intimate wedding then there are definitely some advantages. You may be doing...

Top 10 Unusual Wedding Caterers

Top 10 Unusual Wedding Caterers

Whether you’re planning a festival wedding, or just fancy something a little bit different then we have just...

Top 10 Wedding Morning Breakfast Ideas

Top 10 Wedding Morning Breakfast Ideas

Wondering what to have for breakfast on your wedding day? We spoke to our community of real brides to find out what they had...

Top 10 Wild Wedding Ideas

Top 10 Wild Wedding Ideas

If you want a wild, rugged wedding full of natural beauty then here are 10 ideas to get you started.

How NOT to have a boring wedding

How NOT to have a boring wedding

Can you imagine anything worse than your guests being bored at the wedding that you spent months planning?...

The Most Unusual Wedding Venues in the UK

The Most Unusual Wedding Venues in the UK

We love an unusual wedding venue here at Brides Keeping it Real. The more unique and quirky the...

Weddings out of season – a guide to saving money

Weddings out of season – a guide to saving money

There are many ways to have an awesome wedding without spending mega bucks.  We’re here to help you...