An Engagement That’s Steeped In Tradition

Contributed Collaborative Post  No matter how forward-thinking you perceive yourself to be, when it comes to some of the more meaningful things in life, you’ll fall back on tradition. Why? Well, it’s very simple. Traditions have something that we all yearn for. They span over the centuries. Effectively, they are things that are kept alive throughout hundreds if not thousands of years. They are in a sense, immortal; something that...

Planning Your Wedding – First Steps

One of the main things I miss about being a wedding coordinator is the initial planning stages. I loved nothing more than meeting with newly engaged couples, who were taking their first steps with their wedding planning. The excitement, the seemingly limitless options, it was intoxicating, and what led me to prefer weddings over other events in the first place. Although I don’t plan weddings any longer, I have experience...

Choosing The Right Wedding For You

•Collaborative contributed post• Getting married is obviously one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life. And many people have been dreaming of the day they get married since they were small children. Others have come around to the idea over time. And some of us are completely blindsided by the fact that we want to get married at all. Not everybody wishes to be married, and some...

Throw a Wedding to Be in Awe Of

Collaborative contributed post Planning a wedding is one of the most difficult things to do, both for a man and a woman. The idea of it just sounds great, but when it comes to the actual planning of things, you can’t help but let everything get on top of you. There’s just so many things to sort, and when you start looking into them all, you can’t help but realise...

Getting Married? Here’s Why A Winter Wedding Makes Perfect Sense!

Collaborative Contributed post  Many people assume that summer is the best time to get married. After all, the weather is favourable, and it’ll put everyone in a smiley, happy mood before the day’s proceedings. But, did you know that it can also make perfect sense to get married in winter instead? If you’re trying to decide when you should tie the knot, here are a few reasons why you ought...

Unique Wedding Touches

•Collaborative contributed post• Wedding planning, for some people at least, is a long and stressful process. Making sure the guest list includes the right balance of friends and family, getting the seating plan just right and that’s even before you get down to the food, flowers, band and of course the dress. But for others this process is a joy and a pleasure to see the details unfolding and being...

Experiencing a Traditional Indian Wedding as a Wedding Coordinator

•Sponsored Post• Many moons ago (ok, not that long ago really, but it feels like a lifetime), I used to be a wedding coordinator, working in local hotels and assisting with the planning and on the day coordination of many weddings. It was a brilliant job, and one that I would have quite happily continued doing, had it not been for several issues that cropped up in the way the...

Everything You Need to Consider When Planning a Wedding

•Collaborative Contributed Post•   Planning a wedding is a notoriously difficult task. But if you’re planning on having a wedding and want to make a big deal of the event, it’s something you’re going to have to face up to at some point or another. Now, there are big things and little things that you’ll have to plan. This can span from major necessities like a venue to tiny details...

Things Not to Say to a Second Time Bride

When I got married to Ed two years ago, it wasn’t my first marriage, and there were plenty of comments I heard since announcing our engagement, which did slightly taint my happiness and excitement for our wedding. It can be hard to know what to say to somebody who has been through a divorce, when they are about to be a bride for a second time, but if you aren’t...

The Hidden Costs of a Destination Wedding

When Ed and I got married in Santorini two years ago, there was no denying it wasn’t an incredible experience and one I wouldn’t change for the world, but something we hadn’t anticipated was how expensive getting married abroad would be. As the cost of weddings in the UK rises higher and higher every year, it is easy to believe when people say that a destination wedding is a more...