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Alison Hargreaves Updated:
30th of April 2024

As wedding industry experts, we are often featured in press and media coverage within conversations about the wedding sector, bridal fashion and more.

For comment and interviews from our team of wedding industry experts, please contact press@guidesforbrides.co.uk.

Press and Media Features

Guides for Brides are proud to have been quoted and/or featured in the following publications and media platforms...

Coverage following William and Kate's 13th Wedding Anniversay (29/04/24)

OK! Magazine Exclusive feature for 13th wedding anniversary of Kate and William, Prince and Princess of Wales.

Guides for Brides' expert commentary was featured on numerous outlets discussing the details of the Prince and Princess of Wales' wedding day back in 2011. Nikita provided expert commentary on her wedding dress style and on their wedding as a whole. Articles were seen in The Sun (as well as The Sun's US, Irish and Scottish outlets), MSN, Entertainment Daily and exclusive commentary for OK! Magazine.

Coverage following King Charles and Queen Camilla's wedding anniversary (09/04/24)

Guides for Brides features in Hello! Magazine.

A series of news outlets requested commentary from Guides for Brides in time for King Charles and Queen Camilla's wedding anniversary. With the support of Former Royal Butler, Grant Harrold, we featured in a variety of outlets including Hello! Magazine, Express, Daily Mail and The Mirror.

Good Housekeeping: The dos and don'ts of wedding speeches – from the expert (14/03/24)

Good Housekeeping Feature: The dos and don’ts of wedding speeches – from the expert

Further reports on the data obtained by Guides for Brides about the increase in women giving speeches at weddings. Heidi gives expert wedding speech writing advice.

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GB News: Nikita features live on air to talk about the number of women proposing on a leap year (29/02/24)

Guides for Brides wedding planning expert, Nikita Thorne, appeared as an expert guest on the GB News breakfast show to discuss the research we did on leap year proposals. See a snippet below of the interview that we posted on TikTok.

@guidesforbrides Following our recent research around leap year proposals, GB News reached out and asked for expert comment πŸ’ Nikita went live on the Breakfast Show with Ellie and Pip this morning! Fun fact, GfB team member, Elaine, proposed to her partner 4 years ago today and he said β€œyes!”. Do you know anyone who has proposed on a leap year? Maybe you popped the question today! Let us know πŸ‘‡ #guidesforbrides #leapyear #leapday #leapdayproposal #weddingideas #proposal ♬ original sound - Guides for Brides | Weddings

Irish Country Magazine: Expert tips on writing your bridal wedding speech (27/02/24)

Feature in Irish Country Magazine: Expert tips on writing your bridal wedding speech

Feature on our recent survey detailing an increase in the number of women wanting to make speeches on their wedding day. Heidi Ellert-McDermott of Speechy provides additional commentary.

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Hello!: Princess Kate's everlasting influence on bridal trends (21/02/24)

Headline of Article on Hello Magazine website: Princess Kates everlasting influence on bridal trends

Expert commentary provided by Guides for Brides on royal wedding trends particularly focusing on the Princess of Wales and her influence on bridal fashion at her wedding in 2011.

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Yahoo! Life: The most popular wedding dates for 2024, 2025 and 2026 (10/01/24)

Article featuring Guides for Brides on Yahoo! Life

Article looking at the most in demand dates couples enquired about on Guides for Brides. Features expert commentary on wedding date trends for 2024, 2025 and 2026.

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Cosmopolitan: The Crown: Why didn't the Queen go to Charles and Camilla's wedding ceremony? (15/12/23)

Screenshot of Cosmopolitan article: The Crown: Why didnt the Queen go to Charles and Camillas wedding ceremony?

The final series of The Crown features the wedding of King Charles and Queen Camilla. Former royal butler, Grant Harrold, spoke exclusively to Cosmopolitan on behalf of Guides for Brides, recounting his memories as a guest at the wedding in 2005.

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Femail (Mail Online): Would YOUR husband take your surname after marriage? Research shows over a third of men would swap to their wife's last name in a 'growing trend' (21/11/23)

Screenshot of Mail Onlines Femail Publication showcasing story featuring new research from Guides for Brides

In research from Guides for Brides it was found that 1 in 3 men would take their partner's name after marriage. This was picked up by Femail (The Mail Online) publication and the article features expert commentary from our partners at Name Switch about the growing trends.

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Hyphen Online: 'Muslims shun extravagant weddings as cost of living crisis bites'- 05/07/23

2023 hyphen online wedding article written by Saman Javed.
Hyphen.

Saman Javed reached out to our team to gather information and data for her piece on Hyphen Online about how Muslim couples are saving money on their weddings with the cost of living crisis. Read the article here.

Wedding Trader: Feature on the Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards - 12/05/2023

Wedding Trader feature on the Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards

The final part of the wedding trader feature on the Guides for Brides customer service awards showcasing the winners and highly commended award winners

Jessica Jex's article all about the Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards 2023 was published in the May/June 2023 edition of Wedding Trader Magazine. The article covers the awards and why they are important as well as showcasing the wedding venues and suppliers who were our category winners and highly commended winners.

The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: How to Write and Deliver an Unforgettable Speech or Toast - 09/03/2023

The Modern Couples Guide to Wedding Speeches
Courtesy of Heidi Ellert-McDermott

iNews 'Growing trend for cut-price weddings sees couples swap champagne and steak for English wine and pies'

Guides for Brides features in an article on the front page of the iNEws

iNews article about the price of weddings in the UK

iNews 'Getting married? Couples face wedding disappointment with wrong flowers and food due to Brexit'

Screenshot of iNews report with quote from Guides for Brides Founder and Owner

Alison gave insight to iNews regarding the impact of Brexit on the wedding industry in particular cake makers and florists. You can find the whole article here.

Globe Echo 'Festival Tourism is Booming in Dubai' - 28/01/2023

Festival Tourism is booming in Dubai featuring Guides for Brides
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Globe Echo feature Guides for Brides text from article
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Globe Echo 'Dubai Is The World's Favorite Destination For Weddings And Social Events' - 28/01/2023

Globe Echo Article featuring Guides for Brides founder Alison Hargreaves
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Globe Echo Article featuring Guides for Brides founder Alison Hargreaves quote
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Wedding Trader Issue 33 - 17/01/2023

Law Reform Article

Wedding Trader Law Reform Article With Guides for Brides Founder Alison Hargreaves
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Wedding Trader Article Issue 33 Law Reforms
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Guides for Brides Podcast Feature in Wedding Trader
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Wedding Trader Podcast Feature Guides for Brides
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Wedding Trader Guides for Brides Podcast Feature
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The Independent - 10/06/2021

independent article featuring Guides for Brides June 2021 text
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independent article featuring Guides for Brides June 2021 text
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You can read the full article here.

Cosmopolitan - 30/04/2021

cosmopolitan article of pandemic weddings featuring Guides for Brides
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cosmopolitan article of pandemic weddings featuring guides for brides text
Courtesy of Cosmopolitan

You can read the full piece here.

The Oxford Mail - 21/04/2021

Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards in The Oxford Mail
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The Oxford Mail Online article of the Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards
Courtesy of The Oxford Mail

You can read the full feature here.

BBC South Today - 19/03/2021

Alison Hargreaves Director & Founder of Guides for Brides on BBC South Today
Courtesy of BBC South Today

Guides for Brides' founder and director Alison Hargreaves was featured in a segment on BBC South Today about Step 2 guidance for weddings.

Bridelux Symposium - Luxury Planner Panel - October 2018

Alison Hargreaves founder of Guides for Brides and Beyond Weddings was asked to host the Luxury Planner Panel at this years Bridelux Symposium at the Ham Yard Hotel, London. Thank you to Bloomsbury Films for recording the panel of planning experts, Siobhan Craven-Robins founder of the National Association of Wedding Planners, Daisy Amodio founder of The Proposers and Leslie Mastin a luxury event planner from New York.

OK Magazine - 2018

About Guides for Brides Wedding Planner

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Vogue India - July 2017

Inside Vogue India magazine feature

Profiles of luxury wedding professionals featuring Alison Hargreaves of Guides for Brides

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Alison Hargreaves photo

About the author


Alison Hargreaves

Alison founded Guides for Brides in 1995 and has been advising brides and businesses ever since. She has an unrivalled knowledge of the wedding industry and is part of an international network of wedding professionals and entrepreneurs. Alison frequently appears on podcasts and expert panels as well as judging various wedding awards.

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