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Bridal DIY Creations With One Week To Go

Bridal DIY creations with one week to go

With one week to go now until my big day, this past week its mainly focused on taking on the DIY bridal challenge and creating those extra finishing touches for my big day. For those of you thinking I’m not that creative or haven’t even attempted any DIY in the past, fear not as even the beginner, novice like myself have given this a go, and there is not a hammer or nail in sight! I will share with you a step by step guide and top tips on how to create Selfie Boards     Inspiring Jam Jars for…

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How To Create The Perfect Wedding Seating Plan

How to Create the Perfect Wedding Seating Plan

Every bride will tell you that when it comes to the task of where to seat your wedding guests it is the trickiest part of wedding planning. Creating the perfect wedding seating plan can be a stressful job for any couple but here are my top tips to enable you to have a stress-free journey to creating the perfect wedding seating plan for your wedding. Don’t overthink Firstly, try not to get into an emotional war with your other half or family over the seating arrangements. At most, your guests are seated for 90 minutes of what is a fairly…

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6 Weeks To Go Until My Big Day

6 Weeks to Go Until My Big Day

With 6 weeks to go until my wedding day, the months have just seemed to have flown by. I can’t believe that my day is nearly here, and all the months of planning and decision making are all coming together. If you have been reading my monthly countdown starting 9 months ago you will have been on my wedding journey with me, but for those of you that perhaps have stumbled across my blog for the first time, you can catch up here So, with 6 weeks to go, I thought I would give you an insight into what life…

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4 Beauty Hacks Every Summer Bride Needs To Know

4 Beauty Hacks Every Summer Bride Needs to Know

Hi everyone, If like me your getting married this Summer then you’re in for a treat with this week’s article written by Holly Barry who gives us 4 beauty hacks every Summer Bride needs to know. The most magical day of your life is on the horizon, so it’s time for some wedding preparation. In between arranging the honeymoon, organising the guest list and making last minute arrangements to your BBP, or (beauty bridal prep), as it’s more commonly known. Your wedding day is your time to shine and you’re going to be the centre of attention in your breathtaking…

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3 Months To Go Until My Wedding Day

3 months to go until my wedding day

Well, May has just seemed to fly by, and it's another month closer, well 3 months to go in fact till I walk down the aisle. If you are just reading my blog for the first time, each month I provide you with an update on my wedding journey, and hopefully, there are things you can relate to. I share with you some advice and tips along the way and if any of you any perils of wisdom that you can perhaps share with me as well I would love to hear. The wedding season is now in full swing,…

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A Guide For Brides For Planning Your Wedding

A guide for brides for planning your wedding

With my wedding fast approaching in August, I thought I would put together a guide for brides for planning a wedding to be with all my tips and knowledge that has helped me for the past 18 months in planning my wedding. Last week focused on what tips to follow in planning for your big day, this week part 2 of the guide for brides which focuses in on all those finer details and giving you some practical and helpful tips to making your day be as smooth and as stress-free as possible.     Choosing your wedding dress This…

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Ultimate Guide For How To Plan A Wedding

Ultimate guide for how to plan a wedding

So, I’m in the final stages of planning my wedding and all the major things have now been crossed off the to-do list. My wedding theme is sorted and all my ideas of what I have been planning for the last 18 months are now starting to come together. So, with this mind, I have put together for all you newly engaged couples and for those of you who are still in the early stages of planning a wedding, an ultimate guide for how to plan a wedding with all my tips that has helped me along the way. This…

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Smart Ways To Avoid A Stressful Month Before Big Day

Smart ways to avoid a stressful month before big day

So, with the wedding season well underway and with my best friend getting married this coming weekend and a small little thing, like my own wedding in 3 months’ time, it got me thinking what us fellow brides need to do to avoid a stressful few weeks before the big day. You still want to enjoy the final stages of the wedding planning adventure but you can guarantee that there maybe one or two things that have slipped your mind from your to-do list and you’ll be waking up in the middle of the night in a sheer panic and…

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8 Ways To Include Hessian In Your Wedding

8 ways to include hessian in your wedding

Over recent times hessian has become a thing of beauty to incorporate into vintage, rustic barn, woodland and tipi style weddings.   Image via peaktipis   With its versatile texture hessian also known as jute or burlap is a great way to mix in with luxe wedding décor to create a sophisticated and glamorous style of the wedding too. It’s a fab material to work with for even a novice DIY bride and here are my top 8 ways that you can include hessian into your wedding planning ideas.   Table décor Hessian table runners look great either on long…

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4 Months To Go Until My Wedding Day

4 months to go until my wedding day

April has gone by in a blink of an eye, and it’s a month closer to my wedding in August- with 4 months to go until I walk down the aisle eek! If you are just reading my blog for the first time, each month I provide you with an update on my wedding journey, and hopefully, there are things you can relate to. I share with you some advice and tips along the way and if any of you any perils of wisdom that you can perhaps share with me as well I would love to hear.    …

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DIY Wedding Ideas From Real Brides

DIY wedding ideas from real brides

There is so much DIY wedding inspiration out there that often it can be a minefield in knowing where to start. Well, this week‘s blog is part 2 from real brides and their families giving you their DIY wedding ideas on top tips and inspiration on creating those extra finishing touches and ideas for your big day. All photos used in this article are from real brides and their families and what they have created as sometimes you can find DIY wedding inspiration online or from magazines but not sure how or where to source the materials but here you…

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DIY Wedding Flower Inspiration From Real Brides

DIY Wedding Flower inspiration from real brides

There is so much DIY wedding inspiration out there in bridal magazines, Pinterest (which is my favourite way to gather inspiration), wedding forums, YouTube and not forgetting good old google. You start to realise that actually, you might just want to give the DIY wedding thing a go and start creating your own elements for your wedding. With weddings costing an average £25,000 or whatever your chosen budget total amount is we would all like to save a few pounds where we can wouldn’t we? Sometimes it’s not all about the cost either, some of you may be naturally creative…

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Top Tips When Planning Your Wedding Invitations

Top tips when planning your wedding invitations

Your wedding invitations are the first sneak preview of what your wedding guests will see, of the themes and ideas of your wedding. You want your wedding invitations to shine, after all the number of hours, you will have spent on planning your wedding you want to make your wedding invitations just as important as choosing your wedding cake or centrepiece arrangement. For those of you who are not yet familiar with my blog posts, I am also a bride to be with my upcoming wedding in August 2017. I have just very recently sent out my wedding invitations so…

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How To Find Your Perfect Wedding Gown

How to find your perfect wedding gown

When it comes to buying your wedding gown this should be the most magical and enjoyable experience in finding the ONE gown perfect for your special day. As a bride to be who has found her dream dress here is my How to Guide with honest Do’s and Don’ts to helping you find your perfect wedding gown.     Don’t shop too early- the temptation is as soon as you are engaged it gives you the green light to immediately try on wedding gowns. On my quest to find my wedding gown I made my first appointment last August 2016 12…

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5 Months To Go Until My Wedding Day

5 months to go until my wedding day

March has gone by in a blink of an eye, and it’s a month closer to my wedding in August- with 5 months to go until I walk down the aisle eek!     If you are just reading my blog for the first time, each month I provide you with an update on my wedding journey, and hopefully, there are things you can relate to. I share with you some advice and tips along the way and if any of you have any perils of wisdom that you can perhaps share with me as well I would love to…

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How To Avoid Becoming A Bridal Victim Of A Wedding Scam

How to avoid becoming a bridal victim of a wedding scam

When planning your wedding you have to make some big decisions on your venue, dress, catering, decoration hire just to name a few! but how do you know you are making the right decision and not becoming a victim of choosing a dishonest supplier? I have seen first-hand through so many wedding forums just how many have become a bridal victim of a nasty wedding scam and lost not only their money but have had their special day ruined by not being able to have their dream dress or day as they planned.     Whilst there are dishonest suppliers out…

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10 Things No One Tells You When Wedding Planning

10 things no one tells you when wedding planning

Wedding planning is every girl’s dream, you have all these wonderful ideas of what your dress will look like, how the day will unfold and all these lovely ideas on the style and colour scheme that you wish to have. You will have this image in your head of visiting lots of wedding fayres with your mother and bridesmaids, drinking champagne when trying on your wedding dress and turning the corner pages of your bridal magazines of ‘must haves’ for your big day! I’m not going to burst the bubble because wedding planning is truly an amazing and also can…

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10 Guaranteed Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

10 guaranteed ways to keep your wedding guests happy

When planning for your wedding day no matter if this a low-key affair or something big and grand there is one goal all couples will share. That is to celebrate your love for one another and a desire to ensure all your guests have a truly amazing time sharing this special day with you or why else would you invite them right?     So whilst you are in the planning stages consider these 10 guaranteed ways to keep your wedding guests happy throughout the day and night.   Guest information Try and provide you guests will as much additional…

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6 Months To Go Until My Wedding Day

6 months to go until my wedding day

Well, another month of wedding planning has gone by with only 6 months to go until my wedding day. As promised each month I will give you an update on how my wedding journey is going and share tips and stories that you can both relate to and perhaps steer me in the right direction!   Image via mandyanddutin.com   Well, this month I feel I have achieved a lot and ticked quite a few more things off my wedding to do list. It seems to be gathering some momentum now with my diary now filling up with dress fittings;…

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8 Budget Friendly Wedding Centrepieces

8 budget friendly wedding centrepieces

When planning for your big day, you want the day to be memorable and it’s all those extra finishing touches that you and your guests will remember for years to come. Part of the wedding décor and considerations with planning your wedding are the wedding centrepieces for your tables. Whether you are looking for centrepieces to fit in with a more formal theme or country style I am sure you can find the perfect inspiration here that fits in with your venue, budget and style with my 8 budget friendly wedding centrepiece ideas.   Birdcages Bird cages are a popular…

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10 Delightful Alternatives To A Traditional Wedding Cake

10 Delightful alternatives to a traditional wedding cake

With my wedding planning preparations underway for my up and coming wedding, I have started thinking outside the box and contemplating something other than a traditional wedding cake. There are so many options to tickle your taste buds with and I am sure like most of you, I have a particular sweet tooth. So I have done my research and put together my top 10 delightful alternatives to a traditional wedding cake that perhaps you may want to try for yourselves.   Cheesecake This is my favourite dessert, and wherever I am if this is on the menu in a…

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6 Magical Wedding Themes For 2017

6 Magical wedding themes for 2017

You may be at the early stages of planning your wedding. Or perhaps you haven’t done much planning yet for your wedding theme, and really don’t know where to start in terms of colours or styles for your special day. Many couples are now choosing to have a theme incorporated into their wedding day that reflects either their personalities, the season in which they are getting married or taking the venue or location into consideration. So here are the top six magical wedding themes that are currently trending this year. Vintage Currently trending at the number one spot, vintage is…

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7 Ways To Show Your Love For Each Other On Your Wedding Day

7 Ways to show your love for each other on your wedding day

With Valentine’s day fast approaching on the 14th February and the romantic gestures that will be shared in expressing love to one another it got me thinking about meaningful ways we can show our love for each other on our wedding day. Now don’t get me wrong the vows you will be taking are a big enough gesture in your commitment to love in pledging to spend your life together but sometimes the day can be overshadowed by the planning and ensuring that all your guests are having a great time, and that the food and décor are just right…

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7 Months To Go Until The Big Day

7 months to go until the big day

Well, another month of wedding planning has gone by with only 7 months to go until my big day. As promised each month I share with you how my journey is going and share tips and stories that you can both relate to and perhaps guide me in the right direction!   I must confess not much planning has been done this month. What with the festivities of Christmas they sort of got in the way a bit and distracted me from the task at hand! The realisation did dawn on me however on the 1st January with just how…

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10 Ways To Ensure You Have The Best Honeymoon

10 ways to ensure you have the best honeymoon

Planning for a wedding can be stressful enough thinking about the dresses; flowers; guests and everything else you have on your list but has much thought been given to passport; flipflops and location of your honeymoon? Your honeymoon will likely be the most important holiday of your life, and it may seem an extra (stressful) job to plan for but here are 10 ways to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime and it is the best honeymoon ever!     Start planning as early as possible Start you honeymoon planning as early as you can even if your…

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10 Great Ways To Entertain Your Wedding Guests

10 great ways to entertain your wedding guests

Making it onto your wedding guest list should be a real honour for your friends and family. Although the day is about you and your partner, ensuring your wedding guests are entertained throughout the day and night makes the day fun and unique for them as well. Follow these simple but effective tips that will have your friends and family talking about your wedding for years to come.   1. Keeping your guests in the know The best weddings that I have been to are the ones where you know what’s happening throughout the day and everything is well organised…

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4 Smart Ways To Save Money When Planning Your Wedding

4 Smart ways to save money when planning your wedding

Did you know the average cost of a wedding is £25,000, which is a major expenditure for just one day! No matter what your budget there are still ways that you can save money when planning your wedding, and I am here to help with these money saving tips. Let’s talk budget It is every women’s dream planning their fairy tale wedding day, but the costs of hiring the venue; the food and drink; wedding dress, honeymoon and all the little extra finishing touches soon add up. Therefore, before you start to spend any money it is wise to have…

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8 Months To The Big Day

8 months to the big day

Hello everyone, It’s that time of the week again, Sunday doesn’t it come around quick! Last month I let you into a secret that I am also in fact getting married too (eek!) August 2017. Once a month on the countdown to my big day (along with many of you I am sure) I will provide you with some insight into how things are going with my wedding planning, and what tips and stories I can share with you along the way. So, with 8 months to go I have so far ticked these off the list: Found the dress…

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6 Most Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

6 most common wedding planning mistakes

For all you former brides to be out there, over the next 12- 18 months on the countdown to your big day (or longer if you perhaps haven’t set a date yet) you will know so many decisions will need to be made from the catering to the seating arrangements to choosing the ‘one’ dress, that all the planning and attention to detail (unless you have a wonderful wedding planner doing all your wedding planning that is) begins to make your head spin a little! Hopefully this will be the only wedding you will ever plan for so I have…

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Do Me A Wedding Favour- Top 6 Homemade Wedding Favours

Do me a wedding favour- Top 6 homemade wedding favours

Choosing wedding favours can be a particularly hot topic to debate with your partner or do you even bother at all? Are you currently a bride to be that is scouring the length and breadth of Britain to find the perfect favour that will fit in with your colour scheme or theme of your wedding? Or are you a creative bride and have flair to want to create that personal touch for your guests? Now we’ve all been to a wedding (is it just me but sometimes it can be like waiting for a bus you don’t have a single…

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Choosing Your Wedding Colours

Choosing your wedding colours

What does you chosen wedding colours say about you? We all have a favourite colour don’t we, and we know when choosing say a new dress what colours work well for us and which colours to avoid- so why should it be any different when planning the colour scheme for your wedding? Of course, it’s not just as simply as that is it (for some maybe)- you have to consider what colours will work well with the theme and your chosen venue, for example are you having a beach wedding; a vintage theme, black tie or going for a more…

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9 Months To The Big Day

9 months to the big day

Hello everyone, it’s that time of the week Sunday (doesn’t it come round quick) for my weekly wedding blog. Now I should let you into to a secret…. that I am also getting married too (eek!) August 2017 in fact- 9 months to go and I wanted to share with you my journey from now on in, on the count down to the big day. Don’t worry though - I will continue to share with you weekly wedding inspiration, tips and advice but once a month I will provide you with some insight into how my wedding planning and preparations…

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5 Brilliant Ways To Decorate Your Outdoor Wedding Venue

5 brilliant ways to decorate your outdoor wedding venue

Whether your wedding is taking place in a rustic barn, or you have chosen a venue where the interior rooms are beautifully decorated, paying some special attention to the venue’s outdoor space and its surroundings ensures your fairy tale wedding is just as magical outside as well inside! 1. Show us the way Wedding signage can be both traditional and functional whilst being a gorgeous piece of décor and statement. The signage you use can set the tone of your wedding whilst bringing excitement and information to your guests. There are many styles out there to fit in with the…

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4 Ways To Share Your Love Story At Your Wedding

4 ways to share your love story at your wedding

Each couple has their own unique love story of how they met, proposal and even challenges along the way which has created the foundation of your love for each other. When it comes to your special day it’s a momentous moment when you finally say “I Do”, and what better way than your wedding day, to share your love story with your wedding guests about how you and your partner fell in love.     Here are some unique and memorable ways that you can do just that:    1. Inspiring invitations Usually your invitations will be the first impression of…

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6 Former Brides Share Their Wedding Wisdom For The Big Day

6 former brides share their wedding wisdom for the big day

No matter how many times you have been a bridesmaid or how many weddings you may have attended, and you think you have everything under control in preparation for your special wedding day, here are 6 former brides sharing their perils of wisdom (just in case there may be something you have forgotten).   1. Invite people who mean something to you (Lauren married 3 years) Some guests automatically make the list just for being family or friends, but some it’s harder to say no to then others such as your co-workers. This can be hard especially if your parents…

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