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Your wedding is unique to you – your likes and quirks, personal preferences, budget, location and dreams. The most important advice I can give you is, never think you have to compete with anyone else’s wedding or what you see on Instagram and wedding blogs.

Getting married is about a lifetime journey – not just one special day

A wedding day is not about the flowers or the cake or the venue – it’s about celebrating that you found each other and fell in love. NOTHING is more important than that. So start your wedding planning journey by clearing the slate of ideas and inspiration. Before you overwhelm yourself with all the possibilities, just enjoy those first moments of being engaged without the stress of planning the wedding.

Don’t commit to anything too soon

What’s really important is that you don’t start making decisions too soon. Choices you make early on will have a knock on effect to other choices further down the line – and could prove costly. For instance, it’s a big mistake to invite every friend to be your bridesmaid before you’ve even decided what your wedding will look like.  Just remember every bridesmaid could set you back at least a cool £250 so remember that before you let the excitement get the better of you. Don’t commit to anything before you have to. No matter when you want to tie the knot, the first few days of taking it slow will benefit you in the long run.

Tutorial: How To Lace A Wedding Dress

Tutorial: How to Lace A Wedding Dress

On the big day when nervous hands are trembling and one too many glasses of fizz have already been consumed, it's not uncommon for your maids or mum to have a meltdown when it comes to lacing you into your…

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Don’t Overspend On Bubbly

Don't Overspend On Bubbly

Once it’s popped it’s paid for Everyone knows it's traditional to toast the happy couple with a glass of bubbly but realistically not all your guests will drink it. Once the cork is popped however you'll be paying for the…

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Top Table Dreams

Top Table Dreams

Top Table Dreams & Schemes What happens on the top table, stays on the top table! Well that’s our motto anyway! We’ll let you in on a little secret. You’re allowed to go a little crazy on the top table…

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#BWMadvice Choose Your Style

#BWMadvice Choose Your Style

#BWMadvice No.4 – Choose Your Style Choosing a venue means finding a space that works for your guest numbers and your budget but creating your perfect backdrop will be much easier (and in most cases less arduous on your budget)…

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#BWMadvice Guest Budget

#BWMadvice Guest Budget

#BWMadvice No.3 - Your Guest Budget When you’re at the very beginning of your wedding planning journey you need to agree between you the list of people you want at your wedding. Calculating the number of people is one way…

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#BWMadvice Bridesmaids

#BWMadvice Bridesmaids

#BWMadvice No.2 - Bridesmaids In the immediate excitement of your engagement make sure you don’t get carried along to make any quick decisions about your wedding - especially with regards to your bridesmaids. Rushing in to ask your BFFs before…

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Insurance – Do We Need It?

Insurance - do we need it?

Speak to an expert and get the full picture Quite simply whether you choose to buy insurance is a personal decision but one you really should discuss to weigh up what's right for you. Take into consideration how much you…

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When SHOULD You Buy Your Wedding Dress?

When SHOULD you buy your wedding dress?

You just got engaged? Congratulations! The venue’s now been booked a whole 18 months in advance and you feel oh so organised - the dress is the last thing on your mind. Some brides will even put off browsing for…

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Are Wedding Suppliers Lying To You?

Are Wedding Suppliers Lying To You?

Are Online Portfolios & Galleries REALLY A Suppliers Own Work? I am so angry! So, so angry I feel compelled to stop what I'm doing and write this up for you. Quite simply I am fed up to the back…

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12 Questions To Ask Your Cake Maker

12 Questions To Ask Your Cake Maker

Wedding cake maker Helen Alborn is based in Leicestershire and one of our 'Be Loved' suppliers. She has been awarded 5 stars from the F.S.A. and was a Regional Finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards in 2015. She prides herself on…

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Planning For Rain

Planning for Rain

Here comes the rain again and it's a stark reminder even a summertime wedding doesn't mean it won't chuck it down on your big day. You have to face facts. There's no point getting silly over the possibility of rain. It's the UK…

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