Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Should I Get Wedding Insurance?


What Is Wedding Insurance?

To be totally honest before getting engaged I really didn't know much about wedding insurance. I mean really it's common sense; you spend a lot on a wedding so it makes sense to have it insured. It can really be a bit of a minefield working out what is included, what isn't and whether you need it or not.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Saying Yes To The Dress


Chances are you've seen the TV show, lots of excitable brides trying on beautiful dresses until they find the 'one' and burst into tears. If only it was that simple. When I got engaged I was sure I knew what I wanted; with my Pinterest board full of dress ideas I was sure it would be a simple task. It wasn't. Around 20 dresses down and I really don't feel that much closer to finding the 'one'. No one ever talks about the struggle to find their dress, I've heard so many positive stories about how they just 'knew' when they tried it on but no stories of how stressful it can be. So I've decided to document my experience of finding my wedding dress.

Strapless? Sleeves? Princess? Mermaid? Ivory? Blush? The options when it comes to wedding dresses are endless, there is so much to choose from! When my mum got married a family member made her dress, but now dresses can take 7 months to come in and then there's the alterations. It isn't a simple task! Whilst I thought I knew what I wanted I was willing to try on other styles to see if they surprised me and I ending up liking them; which just makes it even more difficult when trying to decide which dress I love.

There is so much pressure on finding the dress and having this amazing experience. I was so fixated on finding my dress that it wasn't fun anymore, I just felt overwhelmed. I couldn't relax and it was starting to feel more like a chore. So I have taken a step back and tried to figure out why I am finding it so hard.

I've been to some amazing wedding dress shops, and tried on some beautiful dresses but for me it is stressful. I don't know if I'm being too picky and pining over a dress that doesn't exist. I know I can be quite an indecisive person which probably isn't helping

I want to enjoy this experience so I'm going to try and be grateful that I've found so many dresses that I love; instead of letting it stress me out that I can't decide between them. Hopefully the next time I write a blog post all about my wedding dress it'll be to say "I've found the dress and I love it".

Did you find it easy to find your wedding dress? Was it love at first sight? Or did it take you lots of appointments and dresses to do find the one?


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Deciding On The Guest List


How Big Is Your Wedding Going To Be?

After deciding how much you want to spend you need to decide who you want to invite. Your budget may determine whether you have a smaller wedding or a bigger one. When choosing who to invite we made a list of all the people we couldn't imagine not being there, and then a list of people that we'd love to come if we could afford it. This meant we had a minimum number and a max, which made it easier when we were looking at venues.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Creating The Wedding Budget


When you first get engaged it can be really overwhelming and hard to know where to start. Between choosing the venue, deciding on flowers and buying your dress there is so much to consider. Before any of this you need to decide on your budget. With the average cost of a wedding in the UK being an incredible £25,000 there is a lot to think about!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Bride To Be Gift Guide


With Wedding season in full swing, chances are you have a bride to be in your life, what better time to put together a little gift guide of thoughtful and helpful gifts for you to treat them to. Whether they are  newly engaged or the soon to be married there is something on this list for them! I recently got engaged so this is also a kind of wish list for me too as I start the stressful yet exciting process of planning our wedding. 

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

We're Engaged!


I can't quite believe I'm writing this but Luke and I are engaged! I am so excited for the next stage in our journey and I really couldn't be happier.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

23 Things I've Learned In 23 Years

20 years ago, Look at that 90's fashion!
Tomorrow I will be turning 23, to be honest it feels like it was yesterday that I was turning 18 and finally becoming an 'adult' so I can't believe it's my 23rd Birthday tomorrow. Whilst I think the last 5 years have been the most important in terms of learning new things, there are so many things I've learnt over the last 23 years that have really made me who I am today.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Getting Motivated & Finding Your Niche?


Finding Your Niche?

I love blogging, it’s no secret. That being said I’ve been struggling to decide what I type of blog I want to have. For the last four years it has been about beauty or fashion whilst not really having an obvious aim. Whilst I still love beauty, and fashion I don’t love them as much as I once did and so it has been hard to focus and stay motivated.