Royal wedding Wednesday

So after that beautiful Saturday morning spent watching such an amazing multicultural royal wedding I could help but get back into our wedding planning thinking about our special day! What did you think of Meghan’s dress? I’ve seen so many votes on instagram. Personally I think it really suited her and fitted so elegantly with the crown and veil! I absolutely loved the wedding on Saturday the subtle hints to Dianna were just so special and ready all about them this week had been so nice…. I don’t even know where to start with our wedding now!

So we haven’t spent a lot of time recently on the wedding due to the fact 1. We moved from London back to Bournemouth (I love being back by the sea so much) 2. We are in the process of setting up a business (yes I know crazy to do this now) check it out over at Quantum Chiropractic

One thing I will say is for anyone on a budget there are some great wedding Decorations in Aldi at the moment. Light up signs, guest books and fairy lights.

Next week I hope to have made some progress 🤞🏼🤞🏼Enjoying being by the sea

Wedding Wednesdays back!

So it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted, I think it’s because I’ve taken a 2week break from any of my wedding planning! Back to it now and this week I wanted to talk about the RSVP and Gift lists that you have as part of your wedding invites.

RSVPs

As part of our wedding RSVP we needed to know menu options, also we are going to have a dinner the night before our wedding so wanted to invite everyone to that. So we needed a way that all our guests could RSVP and give there menu options. -hoping to do it in a way that didn’t cause too much admin for me and my H2B!

After lots of research we discovered the website getting married.

Www.gettingmarried.co.uk

It’s an absolutely brilliant platform you can use for free, to give all your wedding information and get your RSVPs in. If you like us need your guests to enter their menu options you can get your guests to do this here too, and it’s super easy to set up. Your menu options can then be downloaded in spreadsheet format!

Gift List

Marriage Prep and Meal tasting!

The last week for us, had been busy on the wedding front, from marriage preparation to menu tasting and sending the first batch of invites out! Super exciting!

So first thing is if you’re having a church wedding do you have marriage preparation? We were so dubious about this to start with as we’ve been together nearly 10years, nothings going to change but my name. However this was a great day for us focusing on after that “one” wedding day and focusing on our marriage together. It really does make you think. We learnt a lot, from new ways of talking with each other, financial management to family relationships.

They let thing to take forward was about learning to listen and communicate effectively!

After a great day learning lots of new things and meeting some awesome couples we then got onto trying our menus! Yummmm! If I’m honest we didn’t know what to expect at all. The hotels restaurant where we are getting married has 3 Rosettes and won they best hotel restaurant award last year!! So being foodies we were keen to see what it was all about, and it did not let us down, the service was great and the food was delicious!

Desert to test the tastebuds

As you can imagine after all that food, we walked out about a stone heavier! But in such excitement for our big day!

Did you have a meal tasting? How was it?

DIY Brides

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It’s that time of the week again, wedding Wednesday. This week I want to talk about all the things that are super easy to make your self to help save a few pennies…

Being in the design industry and starting off my wedding planning journey I knew stationary wise this was something I was going to do myself. (So far I’ve made save the dates and invites) I’m not going to lie, you need to be super organised and have some time to play with, or a great group of friends to help you out as ours took a good while! (Get some prosecco in and make an evening of it) Alternatively you can get pre-made templates on Etsy that you can edit and print which look just as good!

I bought all the materials on eBay to make these and had a stamp made with our names on. Which has been used on just about everything so far to personalise our wedding stationary in a unique way!

The other thing I have been making is for the table, some cute custom tea light jam jars all wrapped in cute string and lace. These are super easy and cheap. Jars, any size, I’ve just collected mine and asked family to collect them too. Lace and twine from eBay, you can get some really nice stuff on there, and wrapped around a jar with a candle in, looks really special.

I hope these bits that can help cut costs help, as I continue my journey, I’ll post about more things brides can DIY

Also any brides out there any DIY tips, I’d love to here them!

adding some colour to the week…

Hello, and since there’s been so much talk about blue Monday this week I wanted to add some colour to the blue Monday week, today I want to talk all things confetti. In my view the confetti pictures from a wedding are some of the best you can get, colour filling the air and the happy couple walking beneath it.

Photo credit: Deena delights

For me natural petals were the way forward, they just look so beautiful in pictures! In my search for the perfect petals I have stumbled across this brilliant supplier who hand makes some of the most beautiful confetti I have seen. Check out all of Deemas Confetti here. Check my instagram out for some of the beautiful colours and some of the pre-mixes Deema has available! If you have something particular in mind, Deema can also create your own personal bespoke confetti! I really can’t explain what beautiful colours and look these flowers have. For all my lovely reader Deema is giving 10% discount using the code ROSIE so you can have beautiful petals and save some pennies! Click here and claim your discount now!

This is my number 1 favourite confetti, the larger flower petals mean now small bits of confetti stuck in your hair or dress. It falls beautifully too!

This is the direct link to these hidden gem petals, also available in different colours.

I hope that this has helped in finding your confetti supplier! For more sprinklings of petals, check out my instagram, by clicking here

New Year New #WeddingWednesday

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Here’s to 2018, the year I get to have my special day, and 1 year since I got engaged! WOW time really has flown by. Huge congratulations to all the Happy couples out there who got engaged over the festive period! It’s such an exciting time. – I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I am and you find these posts useful.

Today I want to talk save the dates, when should these be sent out? Who should I send them to?

We gave all our save the dates out last year, mostly (because we had time on our side) we handed them to people in person, I was so excited we started handing them out around May last year, around 18 months before the wedding. Coming from a design background myself and my MOH hand made our save the dates, I had such fun doing it! (See picture below).

Now in my excitement and naivety I thought it would help, however now with less than a year to go we both keep getting asked to remind people of the date. So I guess my top tip on your save the dates would be to send them out at 1 year to go. That way it builds excitement and it’s easier for people to remember the date a year in advance.

There is no strict rule when it comes to save the dates, who should they be sent to etc. I recently saw a great idea in a wedding feed, sending save the date and save the evening cards. The choice is however yours! – please comment and let me know your thoughts on save the dates! I’m a real bride and only go on my own experiences!

Wedding Wednesday

So after the journey of the last 2-3weeks you should now have, venue, photographer and videographer. Depending on the time you have between when you get engaged and when you get married, it’s good to take sometime enjoying being engaged. We found that the venue, photographer and videographer were the things that got booked up quickly. So for a month at least we’ve taken a side step from the wedding and enjoyed being engaged! My Facebook feed is covered in so many “last Christmas as a Miss” items, it gets me all excited so here are my top 5 last Christmas as a miss items I’ve come across!

1. Baubles- to put you straight in the festive spirit! Baubles

2. Shout it loud and proud with this beaut jumper Here

3. For those cosey nights in this is required – Onesie

4. Or send your loved one a last Christmas as a miss card Here

5. Or why not add to your charms with this cute way to remember your last Christmas as a miss Here

And this weeks top tip:

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How did that come round so quickly??

So following on from last weeks photography, I thought this week it’d be great to think about videography! This is something a lot of people go with out (or so it seems) having spoken with a lot of married friends, it was quite clear those who didn’t have a videographer were fairly gutted that they didn’t have a video to re-watch such a magical day. After a fair bit of consideration, and watching back a Friends wedding video, we realized this was something we had to have! Having already chosen our photographer, we felt that taking some industry expert advice would be a great place to start and also wanted to ensure our photographer and videographer worked in synergy.

Again I returned to google sheets (I told you in the first post they would be handy) and also did some research into some other local videographers. Watching so many wedding videos, not going to lie I became an emotional wreck, haha! However the videos that evoked that emotion we’re the ones we perused. We loved the videographer our photographer recommended and not long after had a Skype call. Alex Haynes from wedding memories, was so calm, cool and collective it was a really comforting thing. Check out Alex yourselves here.

  1. This weeks tips: Invest in a videographer to re-live your day
  2. Make sure the videographer and photographer work together – you don’t want fights over the perfect shot (if they haven’t met make sure they’d be comfortable working together)
  3. Look at lots of videographers to work out the style that you think will work best with your day!

wedding wednesday

 

#weddingwednesday 2

So this week it’s all about choosing the photographer that’s going to capture your day, and give you those lasting memories!

For us the photographer has to be a really important part of the day, you’re spending so much money on the day itself having no decent images to document that day and remember it by is such a shame.

My first step for choosing the photographer returned me back to google sheets and looking at local photographers in the area. I then went through the list and narrowed down the portfolios to ones that sat right with us. We met with 2 photographers one in person and one over Skype. We already had in mind the style of images we wanted, natural unposed and emotive. The one we met in person had beautiful images and was very relaxed understanding it was our day etc. The second photographer is who we met with on skype Nick Rutter. This man has so much passion and so many beautiful emotive images we came away from the conversation feeling so excited! It just clicked! Check out Nicks work by clicking here get him on your list of photographers to talk to!

The take home for me when booking the photographer is to meet all the photographers that you feel that has a portfolio you like and wait until you get that feeling of ease from them that you need. 

#weddingwednesday 2

So this week is all about that dredded guest list. For us it’s been the hardest part (so far), who do we invite, who don’t we. How do you narrow it down, who do you listen to, what if we offend people?

This week I’m keeping it short and sweet. A big top tip. 

This is Your Wedding YOU invite who you want there. 

It’s such a special day you need all those people who are closest to you and mean the most. Some venues have number restrictions on the day event. So your guests or evening guests will feel honoured to be part of such a special day no matter! (I know I do when I get invited to weddings) If they don’t, then there’s not a lot you can do. You will also have budget to deal with which is another big decider. You can go on Pinterest and find so many flowcharts for who to and who to not invite but ultimately, make sure it feels right to you! 

Hope this helps you… and gives you some confidence to go for it!

Ps today is my last birthday as a MISS 😝