The £5K wedding – tips from a budget bride

The £5K 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...

Alternative Wedding with a homemade dress – Hannah & Daryl

Alternative Wedding with a homemade dress – Hannah & Daryl

If you’re looking for budget wedding ideas then look no further – these two pulled off a fantastic...

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...

Colourful wildflower school hall wedding

Colourful wildflower school hall wedding

Natalia and Marina got married in a beautifully un-fussy way with a DIY wildflower reception at the Croston Old School Village Hall in a little village in Lancashire.

DIY Village Hall Wedding with Lemon Yellow Theme

DIY Village Hall Wedding with Lemon Yellow Theme

Jess, an Events organiser and Owen, a TV Presenter married last summer in a relaxed DIY village hall...

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...

London Gin Distillery Wedding

London Gin Distillery Wedding

Wondering how you can have a stylish, urban London wedding that’s under £10K? Bex, who works in Branding...

Quirky London Lighthouse Wedding – Kyrie & Ashley

Quirky London Lighthouse Wedding – Kyrie & Ashley

Kyrie and Ashley got married in style last summer in an unusual London wedding venue on the river...

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 – 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...

Rustic DIY Wedding on Mallorca – Roben & Craig

Rustic DIY Wedding on Mallorca – Roben & Craig

This Real Wedding has very special meaning to me. It took place in a pretty little village in...

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...

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 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?...