How to keep children entertained at your wedding

You might be planning to have your niece as an adorable flower girl, or your best friend’s son makes a wonderful page boy. Children at your wedding, whether part of the wedding party or as guests, can be funny and entertaining and add to the family atmosphere. But they are also unpredictable and more likely […]

A modern approach to wedding tradition at Coton House Farm

LGBTQ+ Wedding

We love the idea of taking something old and making something new and magical from it. Just take a look at our beautiful Old Dairy Barn – over 300 years old and reinvented into a charming wedding ceremony room. It’s a gentle mix of original features and modern aesthetics that makes the best of every […]

Different wedding traditions for your ceremony at Coton House Farm

The beautiful Staffordshire fields as a backdrop is the perfect wedding photography at Coton House Farm

A British wedding is full of traditions, from white dresses to throwing bouquets. That doesn’t mean you have to follow them all, of course. Picking the ones that you love, incorporating your own twist or bringing in some flair from other cultures can all create your own, very unique wedding. We’re big fans of personalising […]

Who toasts absent friends at a wedding?

Toasting glasses at a wedding bright summers day in a oak wedding barn

Weddings seem to be full of traditions and rules of etiquette. You can’t see the bride before the wedding. Hang on, no. That’s just the groom. Save the top tier of the cake for a baptism. Guests must not wear white dresses without permission, and if one does, the maid of honour is obligated to […]

Find out how much does a wedding planner cost?

A fresh, airy and romantic room for your wedding breakfast in The Oak Barn

If you consider that planning wedding planning could take up considerable amounts of your free time and energy, then bringing in a wedding planner might be the ideal solution. But just how much does a planner actually cost? The Role of a Wedding Planner: Beyond the Silver Screen If you’ve only ever seen wedding planners […]

What Is The Average Price Of A Wedding Dress In The UK?

Countryside Wedding in stunning a location at Coton House Farm

Gather your closest friends, your sisters and your mum. It’s time to start trying on wedding dresses. There is just one thing you need to know – what is the average price of a wedding dress in the UK?   Budgeting for your wedding is hard when you don’t have any idea what to expect. You’ve […]

How Much Does A Wedding Photographer Cost?

The Old Dairy Barn is a exceptional place to share your vows

When the wedding is over and you’re home from the honeymoon, there is one more thing to look forward to – looking through the photos. These are the moments, captured and framed, that you’ll be able to enjoy forever. It’s something that you just don’t want to go wrong – so picking the perfect photographer […]

How Much Is A Registrar For A Wedding?

The perfect moment at Cotton House Farm

Planning your wedding day is exciting. You have so much to think about, the dress, the flowers, the cake and, of course, the venue. Will you have bridesmaids and page boys? Do you want your ceremony to be outdoors, surrounded by beautiful countryside, or in a gorgeous historic barn? There’s just one little detail you […]

How do you fold a pocket square for a wedding?

How do you fold a pocket square for a wedding?

If there was ever a day for looking dapper, it’s your wedding day. You’ve picked your suit, polished your shoes, and now it’s time to add the finishing touches. For the groom and any other member of the wedding party wearing suits, the pocket square is the classic way to add a little panache, as […]

When do you send wedding invitations out?

Save the date Wedding invitation

There’s one important task that needs to be done early when you first start planning your wedding – working out your guest list. Choosing your wedding guest list There’re a few good reasons to sort out your wedding guest list first. It can be one of the most trying tasks, and possibly causes the most […]

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