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!

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Wedding Fair

So having got engaged between Christmas and New year I saw this as a perfect opportunity to have a girls day out with my mum! She came up to London and we went to the Wedding Fair in the Excel!

It was interesting to say the least, we went along on the Saturday, hoping to have our minds filled with inspiration and new ideas. The morning was so busy we found the show very un inspiring and chaotic, not what we expected at all. Slightly disappointed, we decided to grab some lunch, and then go back into the show with fresh eyes and head to the catwalk. The afternoon was so much more interesting mainly, because the show itself had quietened down and we were able to walk around the show properly. The catwalk was great fun and we got some good Wedding Dress inspiration.

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A few things I am going to look into next time is, what stall holders will be at the exhibition ( the wedding fair seemed to have lots of teeth whitening, facial products and skin care), and what do I need to get out of going to the Exhibition. All in all we had a good day out, but think we will re-think what wedding fairs we go to before heading to one again.

So my top tip is: Do your research!