Wedding insurance – worth the risk of going without?

Insurance calculator

tl;dr: no!

Weddings are an expensive business. Everything comes at a cost: from buying the perfect ring to paying for your wedding venue – and that’s before you invite your guests and then feed them too.

Once you’ve set your budget and before you’ve started to pay anything – get yourself some wedding insurance. Many won’t know it exists until they come to plan their wedding, but without it you risk paying large sums of money with no protection in the event of things not going to plan. Continue reading

Real life wedding inspiration

Wedding cake

We’ve all done it – seen something at a wedding and thought “I’d absolutely love to have that at our wedding”. We recently asked our lovely readers about what had inspired them on their wedding-related travels and we had many ideas sent in, so we wanted to share these. If you missed our first blog about wedding ideas, please take a look! Of course you’re more than welcome to use any of the ideas and we’d love it if you could share any ideas with us too.

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Wedding planner timeline

Wedding guests

To start planning your wedding you need to have an idea of the budget you intend to spend. Think about including a saving plan if you need to start putting money aside too. You can then begin to look to set an approximate date for your wedding, be mindful that this will be depend on the availability of your chosen venue. Once your date is confirmed by your venue – the fun begins!

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Real weddings… part 1

Wine glasses on top table

After six months of married bliss and having gone through the photos and video of our big day countless times, we started thinking… Would we have done anything differently?

When planning our wedding we were meticulous in planning every detail. Now we’ve looked back on everything, we’re pretty sure we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everything told our guests about us and revealed our love for the finer details. Our wedding guests loved the unique touches and were very surprised with what we’d planned! One thing that we perhaps should have considered was having somebody on hand to cue music and timings of those walking down the aisle. Whilst our venue staff were fantastic, they weren’t quite as ‘on the ball’ as we would have liked!

We recently asked family, friends and our followers on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram whether, looking back, they’d have changed about their weddings.

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All’s fair in love and wedding planning

Midlands Vintage Chic Wedding Fair 2011

Getting the most from wedding shows

Wedding fair season gets into full swing between early Spring and Autumn. And with so many fairs up and down the country, how do you decide which ones you should attend and what you’re to gain from going? Let us help you make the most of wedding fairs, and enjoy a great day out while you’re at it!

Fairs can give you endless ideas and you’ll get the opportunity to meet loads of suppliers (and pick up a few freebies!). They’re full of inspiration and can make the planning experience one to remember. Some wedding parties like to make a day of it, so you should try and book tickets to avoid any disappointment. Some fairs offer VIP tickets, ensuring you get the best experience. If you book in advance you can sometimes make great savings on the booking price.

So how will wedding fairs help you plan your big day?

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We wish you a merry Christmas wedding!

Are you organising and planning your very own winter wedding for 2017 or 2018? Now is the time to plan and purchase and to be as proactive as possible. Whilst your wedding may be a year or two away, strike whilst the iron is hot and use the sales to make the most of your budget and grab some bargains. All too often we hear of couples who are left hunting around for Christmas crackers during the hot summer months only to find that it’s extremely difficult – and expensive! – to source them. The Christmas sales often mean you can save up to 75% off the original RRP.

Winter weddings are becoming more popular, especially in the weeks before and after Christmas. Venues and suppliers are often more expensive in these few weeks. Although the festive season is incredibly beautiful and colourful, be aware of how much you will include in your day. For instance – do you want a Christmas tree in all of your photographs, are you happy to display this all year round? Continue reading