Planning Archive

  • If you want to make sure you’re guests have the date of your wedding in their diaries as soon as possible, but you don’t want to send out the invitations to early, then Save the Dates are a great solution. They also help set the tone for things to come, so it gives your guests a little peak into what to expect.   Hannah has some great tips and ideas. I love the […]

    The Bride Side – Save The Dates Tips and Ideas

    If you want to make sure you’re guests have the date of your wedding in their diaries as soon as possible, but you don’t want to send out the invitations to early, then Save the Dates are a great solution. They also help set the tone for things to come, so it gives your guests a little peak into what to expect.   Hannah has some great tips and ideas. I love the […]

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  • If you read SYW regularly you will know I am a huge cake fan, so I love to share new cake discoveries when I come across them. Ladies and gentleman say hello to Ceri from Olofson Design. Her cakes, biscuits and cupcakes are amazing!!!   I had a chance to chat with Ceri and get a little insight into her wonderful cakey world. Over to Ceri…         How did you […]

    Olofson Design – Unique Sweet Treats

    If you read SYW regularly you will know I am a huge cake fan, so I love to share new cake discoveries when I come across them. Ladies and gentleman say hello to Ceri from Olofson Design. Her cakes, biscuits and cupcakes are amazing!!!   I had a chance to chat with Ceri and get a little insight into her wonderful cakey world. Over to Ceri…         How did you […]

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  • When I was at the Something Blue PR press day a couple of weeks ago I can across a fantastic company called Illustries. They are amazing! I was really excited to finally see wedding albums with personality that represented more than a selection of photos, but include quotes, copies of the speeches and some even have cute life map. These are tailor made memory books which are beautifully presented. Illustries don’t just stop at […]

    Illustries: Beautiful Memories

    When I was at the Something Blue PR press day a couple of weeks ago I can across a fantastic company called Illustries. They are amazing! I was really excited to finally see wedding albums with personality that represented more than a selection of photos, but include quotes, copies of the speeches and some even have cute life map. These are tailor made memory books which are beautifully presented. Illustries don’t just stop at […]

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  • When I got married I didn’t freak out and go on a crazy diet or work out for 4 hours a day, I had loads of other things to think about so why worry about dropping 2 dress sizes. I kept up my usual routine of exercise (which some weeks was only two yoga classes) as I sit so much at work it’s quiet nice to get the body moving.   For me […]

    Feeling Fit and Healthy For Your Wedding

    When I got married I didn’t freak out and go on a crazy diet or work out for 4 hours a day, I had loads of other things to think about so why worry about dropping 2 dress sizes. I kept up my usual routine of exercise (which some weeks was only two yoga classes) as I sit so much at work it’s quiet nice to get the body moving.   For me […]

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  • We all know that a wedding day is all about the bride and groom, but if you’re a bridesmaid you also want to look and feel fantastic, you are going to be in all the photos after all. When looking for bridesmaid outfits unless you are having twins, each bridesmaid will be unique and have their own personality and body shape. Trying to find a dress that works for all your bridesmaids may […]

    Twobirds Bridesmaid Dresses

    We all know that a wedding day is all about the bride and groom, but if you’re a bridesmaid you also want to look and feel fantastic, you are going to be in all the photos after all. When looking for bridesmaid outfits unless you are having twins, each bridesmaid will be unique and have their own personality and body shape. Trying to find a dress that works for all your bridesmaids may […]

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  • This is an interesting take on how spending money on a wedding may help you in the long run. The Moneysupermarket infographic below shows how getting married can actually save you money and it has some interesting data on the world of dating (when did it all get so expensive?).        

    Does Getting Married Actually Save You Money? [Infographic]

    This is an interesting take on how spending money on a wedding may help you in the long run. The Moneysupermarket infographic below shows how getting married can actually save you money and it has some interesting data on the world of dating (when did it all get so expensive?).        

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  • The excitement of tying the knot can sometimes mean you get a little carried away when spending. With statistics saying the average UK wedding costs anywhere between £18,000 and £20,000, this is definitely one of the most, if not the most, expensive party you will ever throw.   Check out this infographic which gives you a good indication of how the usual budget is broken down.        Here are 5 simple […]

    Budget Tips and a Cool Infographic

    The excitement of tying the knot can sometimes mean you get a little carried away when spending. With statistics saying the average UK wedding costs anywhere between £18,000 and £20,000, this is definitely one of the most, if not the most, expensive party you will ever throw.   Check out this infographic which gives you a good indication of how the usual budget is broken down.        Here are 5 simple […]

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  • Im a little bit addicted to stationary, especially pretty stationary, and you cant get much prettier than Cutture’s laser cut creations. The detail and design that goes into the stationary is exceptional and you will definitely have your guests wowed from the start. I also love the perspex options, a unique idea that looks fantastic.       2012 Collection These are some of the designs from the 2012 collection. Gorgeous right!     […]

    Cutture: Stunning Laser Cut Stationary

    Im a little bit addicted to stationary, especially pretty stationary, and you cant get much prettier than Cutture’s laser cut creations. The detail and design that goes into the stationary is exceptional and you will definitely have your guests wowed from the start. I also love the perspex options, a unique idea that looks fantastic.       2012 Collection These are some of the designs from the 2012 collection. Gorgeous right!     […]

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  • When you start planning your wedding, often the cost of your wish list can end up looking pretty scary. This is where Sell My Wedding comes in! I spoke to Rebecca Aspin, the lovely lady behind Sell My Wedding, who filled me in on what it’s all about.     What is Sell My Wedding ? It is an online marketplace dedicated to the buying and selling of used or pre-loved wedding items; […]

    SellMyWedding.co.uk an Online Treasure Trove

    When you start planning your wedding, often the cost of your wish list can end up looking pretty scary. This is where Sell My Wedding comes in! I spoke to Rebecca Aspin, the lovely lady behind Sell My Wedding, who filled me in on what it’s all about.     What is Sell My Wedding ? It is an online marketplace dedicated to the buying and selling of used or pre-loved wedding items; […]

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  • This is one of those things that can be easily forgotten amongst all the other things you have to keep in mind…but without a marriage license you can’t actually get married, so it’s important that you get all the paperwork done in time.   So where to begin? If you are getting married in England or Wales you can do so in a district register office, a Church of England Church or an […]

    Don’t Forget the Legal Formalities!

    This is one of those things that can be easily forgotten amongst all the other things you have to keep in mind…but without a marriage license you can’t actually get married, so it’s important that you get all the paperwork done in time.   So where to begin? If you are getting married in England or Wales you can do so in a district register office, a Church of England Church or an […]

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  • Wedding insurance…yes the insurers have found a way to get involved in our most special day, but what is wedding insurance and do you need it?     When your hear that the average wedding in the UK costs £20,000 you realise that this big investment, like so many others in our lives, needs to be protected. Wedding insurance provides compensation following the occurrence of specific events (when I read the policies, man […]

    Soo…What is Wedding Insurance?

    Wedding insurance…yes the insurers have found a way to get involved in our most special day, but what is wedding insurance and do you need it?     When your hear that the average wedding in the UK costs £20,000 you realise that this big investment, like so many others in our lives, needs to be protected. Wedding insurance provides compensation following the occurrence of specific events (when I read the policies, man […]

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  • After having looked at loads of different budget planners, I created one that covers everything I think you might need. It’s a useful little spreadsheet that we’ve been using for our wedding preparations and it has also been a handy reminder, almost like a to do list. I hope you find it useful!   Click on the picture below for budget planning awesomeness.                    

    SYW Budget Planner

    After having looked at loads of different budget planners, I created one that covers everything I think you might need. It’s a useful little spreadsheet that we’ve been using for our wedding preparations and it has also been a handy reminder, almost like a to do list. I hope you find it useful!   Click on the picture below for budget planning awesomeness.                    

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  • How did we survive before the Internet? It makes our lives so much easier, especially when it comes to weddings! It’s not only useful for inspiration and finding suppliers, but you can set up your own wedding website!   Wedding websites can be as simple or as complicated as you like, depending on your technical skills and budget. I have found a few free recourses worth taking a look at.   ZankYou  is […]

    www wedding websites

    How did we survive before the Internet? It makes our lives so much easier, especially when it comes to weddings! It’s not only useful for inspiration and finding suppliers, but you can set up your own wedding website!   Wedding websites can be as simple or as complicated as you like, depending on your technical skills and budget. I have found a few free recourses worth taking a look at.   ZankYou  is […]

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