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2010 - Year Groomzilla

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

'Groomzillas' are due to take over this wedding season- as women hand over the reins of wedding organisation.


Grooms to be are increasingly handling wedding arrangements, according to a national survey carried out by tourism and hospitality website www.iknow-uk.com.


85% of men questioned said that they are the more organised, defying 'bridezilla' stereotypes.  Male respondents also said that they are more likely to have all arrangements in place in half the time due to using time-effective sources such as the internet.


Marcus Simmons, iknow-uk.com's managing director, said: "It seems that after so many generations, men are finally stepping up to the plate and organising their own weddings."


"Organising a wedding doesn't have to be a headache.  We have a wide choice of unique suppliers and venues on our websites which cater for wedding requests; some even arrange the whole event for you - including a honeymoon!


"I'm actually a groomzilla myself as I organised my own wedding through one of our customers four years ago.  Grathwaite Hall Holiday Cottages accommodated all our friends and family, whilst organising the venue, entertainment and food - it took all the hassle out of planning and made everything so much more enjoyable!


"Many of the men we questioned also admitted that they had to battle with their brides-to-be to gain control of their wedding plans - and the rise of online bookings means that men are happy to take the lead, as they can make most of the arrangements without even leaving the front of the TV!"


From hen parties to the honeymoon, iknow-uk has got it covered...


Hen Party:




Langdale Spa: The perfect place to relax, unwind and be pampered, the Spa at Langdale offers some of the finest leisure facilities in the Lake District all located in the beautiful Langdale Valley on a private 35-acre Estate.






Stag Party:



Total Adventure: Total Adventure can arrange activity days that cater for stag or hen parties, and other events. It can also provide outdoor event management, and while based in the Lakes, they can come to you and the location of your event.









Secret Garden Florist: The Secret Garden is a boutique style florist, offering an extensive and exquisite range of fresh cut flowers and plants, an eclectic range of fine glassware, basketware, ceramics, curiosities and treats galore!





Wedding Car Travel:



A Touch of class: A Touch Of Class Limousine Hire offers a friendly and quality hire service. Customers are welcome to visit and view the cars before making a decision, simply call to make an appointment. All cars are decorated with white ribbons and bows.





The Venue:



Stirk House: Stirk House Hotel is an exquisite 16th century manor house ideally situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley, near Clitheroe and with stunning views of Pendle Hill. The property has been furnished and decorated beautifully and with an imposing stone arched fireplace and priest hole, you will immediately savour the ambience and warmth of the old and traditional manor house.






The Honeymoon:



Salt House Coastal Escape: The Salt House Coastal Escape B&B in St Ives is a contemporary house is situated in a picturesque and peaceful area just a short walk along the leafy coastal footpath from St Ives where you will find a selection of stunning beaches and fine restaurants. The cobbled streets of the old town are a treasure trove of unique shops, restaurants and cafes and the fabulous Tate Gallery is a big draw for lovers of art.






The Ultimate Wedding Planner:



The Enchanted Manor offers a truly romantic, personal and unique wedding in stunning tranquil surroundings, effortlessly capturing the romance of two people in love, preparing to share their life together amongst the stunning Sylvan woodlands overlooking the rugged coastline of St Catherine's Point. This magical boutique retreat offers a secluded hideaway for discerning guests fed up with run of the mill accommodation.

With a wave of their magic wand Ric and Maggie will create a beautiful and intimate wedding for you, ensuring you have your very own "Happy Ever After"...






Founded by Marcus in 2003 with the iknow-yorkshire website, iknow-uk now operates 14 regional websites for accommodation and hospitality providers including hotels, guest houses, holiday cottages and B&Bs.


iknow-uk's websites cover the UK's most popular tourist regions and are visited by almost a million users each month.


For more information, visit www.iknow-uk.com.





Notes to Editors:


-          iknow-uk ltd launched iknow-yorkshire in September 2003. They have since launched iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest, iknow-cornwall, iknow-devon, iknow-wales, iknow-scotland, iknow-dorset, iknow-kent, iknow-somerset, iknow-peakdistrict, iknow-sussex, iknow-hampshire and iknow-northeast .

-                      April 2009 saw the launch of a comprehensive hospitality section to iknow-yorkshire, which is also available on iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest , iknow-devon, iknow-cornwall and soon to be available on iknow-wales