To Unplug or Not to Unplug: The Great Debate at Weddings

Should you ask your guests to put away their phones during your wedding? It's a question that sparks varied opinions among couples. Some feel strongly about having a so-called unplugged wedding from the outset, while others may not have even considered it. If you find yourself unsure, in this blog we will explore the key pros and cons to help you make an informed decision about whether to have an unplugged wedding or not.

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The best days out in Staffordshire for couples

If you’re looking for a fun-filled break away with someone special, look no further than Staffordshire. Across the county, you can pack your days with a range of amazing activities - whatever you like doing. To get you inspired, here are six of the best days out in Staffordshire for couples.


Unmissable Christmas events in Staffordshire

The merriest time of the year is on the horizon. When it comes to Christmas events in Staffordshire, you’re spoiled for choice. From a winter wonderland with real snow to a ‘giant’ pantomime extravaganza, there’s something for everyone this festive season.


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8 British Wedding Traditions

Throughout history, weddings have been celebrated with various traditions that add depth and significance to the occasion. Whether you're planning a traditional wedding or a modern celebration, incorporating some time-honoured customs can add charm and meaning to your special day. Here, we will explore a selection of timeless wedding traditions that you can embrace to make your wedding day truly memorable. 


How to choose your wedding date

One of the first and most important decisions you’ll need to make when planning your wedding is choosing your perfect wedding date. Your date will set the tone for your special day and hold a significant place in your memories for years to come. To help you find the ideal date for your celebrations, we have compiled a guide for you to consider a few of the factors that may influence your decision making.


10 questions to ask your wedding florist

Planning a wedding involves making numerous decisions, from choosing the perfect venue to selecting a mouthwatering menu. One aspect that adds beauty and elegance to your special day is the floral arrangements. Flowers have the power to transform any space, create a romantic atmosphere, and reflect your unique style.


Creating an Unforgettable Outdoor Wedding

Dreaming of saying "I do" amidst the beauty of nature? Planning an outdoor wedding ceremony can be a truly magical experience. Picture the sun-kissed landscapes, gentle breezes, and the serene ambiance that only nature can provide. However, before you embark on your journey to create an unforgettable outdoor wedding, there are several important factors to consider to ensure a smooth and memorable event.


What Are the Most Popular Wedding Songs in the UK for 2023?

Your wedding day is a celebration that deserves the perfect soundtrack. Music, in its timeless essence, plays an irreplaceable role in weaving together the moments that make your special day unforgettable. From the tender tunes that accompany your vows to the upbeat rhythms igniting the dance floor, music sets the tone throughout your wedding day.


10 Best Staffordshire Breweries

Staffordshire’s Burton-upon-Trent was once known as the brewery capital of the country. At its peak in the 19th century, around a quarter of all beer sold in Britain was produced in the town. Most famously, the Bass brewery was founded in Burton-upon-Trent by William Bass in 1777. Whilst the volume produced in the town now is much less, the legacy remains in the quality of Staffordshire breweries today. Here are our top picks for a pint (or two).


Crafting the Perfect Wedding Day Schedule

Planning a wedding involves meticulous attention to detail, and one of the essential elements to consider is the wedding day schedule for your big day. Creating a well-structured timeline ensures that everything runs smoothly and allows you to make the most of every precious moment. In this blog, we'll guide you through the ideal wedding day schedule we recommend for our couples at The Moat House, from the preparations in the morning to the grand finale in the late evening. Let's dive in and discover how to orchestrate a seamless and unforgettable wedding day.