Wedding Planning & Blogging Tips

 

Weddings weddings weddings, that's all I seem to talk and think about at the minute. Our big day is still a while away but there's so much still to do. It's never ending and my to do list seems to be growing rather than decreasing! I'm really enjoying the planning but I won't lie, I will be relieved when it's all over and we've got the end result... man and wife. After all, that's why we're doing all of this and enduring the months of planning and perfecting.

I get asked so many wedding related questions and thought it would be easier to give you my top 10 tips.

1. Be realistic. We're all guilty of swooning over Pinterest and wanting the most perfect day with every detail catered for but be realistic. Do you really have the time to make all of the DIY projects you've pinned and can your budget really stretch to an ice sculpture? If so then great! But if not then that's okay too, you can still create a beautiful day regardless of your budget. Your guests are there for celebrate with you, you don't need big grand gestures and without them is an
easy ways to cut your wedding budget and expenses.



2. If you're a wedding blogger, the biggest
blogging tips I can give you are to be honest and be genuine. You don't have to pretend to be something you're not. People often see weddings as a competition and a way to out do each other, remember the reason why you're getting married and embrace it. Don't fake your plans, your readers sense this and it'll make you feel disappointed when you crash back into reality. Embrace the uniqueness of your plans and your content. There are lots of amazing wedding blogs, each one completely different and special in their own way. Be your own inspiration and have your own twist on things. If you're ever looking for inspiration then visit Content Mother - it's coming very soon and will be a place to help create the perfect mix marketing, PR and social media in order to create the ultimate community to help each other grow and succeed. Never be afraid to speak to bloggers and influences in and our of your niche, we're all here to support each other.



3. Set a realistic budget and plan
how to save for your wedding. Even if you have a couple of years before the big day, it comes round so quickly and it's best to start saving as soon as possible.



4. Shop around. There are more than 50 ways to save money on your wedding. Vendors know us brides like to get value for money, I'm not saying go with the cheapest of everything but shopping around is definitely worth it, you'll be amazed at the differences in prices.

5. Enjoy it - there will be times you get fed up of questions and people sticking their noses in. Don't be afraid to tell people to butt out (in the politest way possible of course). It's a wedding, not a people pleasing party and it's one of the very few times where you can have full control to create a day exactly how you want it. Make the most of it.



6. Don't leave everything until the last minute. Some of my supplies are booked up 3 years in advance, if you've confirmed a date and venue then there's no reason why you shouldn't secure your chosen vendors and supplies with a deposit to ensure you get to use their services. It's never too early and you won't be the only organised bride.



7. You don't have to invite someone just because you know them or because you think they'll be huffed otherwise. You invite and cater for those you want to share your day with. It's no one else's day and the decisions are yours and your husband/wife to be. Don't let others take over your day. It's okay to say no.



8. Tradition isn't always a must. If you don't want a big church wedding, that's totally fine. If you don't want to wear white, that's totally fine too and even if you don't want a cake, guess what? That's fine! Just because it's traditional to do something a certain way, doesn't mean there's an unwritten rule saying you can't go against it. I've known brides have cakes made of cheese! And their guests loved it because it was unique and different. Just to what you want for one day.



9. Don't expect too much. Everyone will want to stick their nose in apart from the one persons opinion you actually want. The groom! (sorry if you're the groom and reading this, I appreciate some grooms are into planning and that's fine but grooms not cooperating is so popular). They rarely care about colour schemes and which flowers, it's something they wouldn't even think about unless you brought it to their attention so don't be disappointed when your groom isn't as excited about chair covers and center pieces as you are.



10. Get a wedding planning book. Mine is my bible and I couldn't be without it. It's hard to keep track of everything like quotes, contact details, addresses, check lists, to do lists, suppliers and guest lists. Wedding planning books keep everything in place. I've got a great one which was actually designed by a wedding planner so it covers every single detail.



I hope you've found these tips helpful and they can help ease the planning strains. Just remember why you're planning this day and try not to let it take over.

Wishing you all the very best on your wedding planning journey and years and years of a happy and true marriage.


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8 comments

  1. I cant get over how beautiful your pictures are. I am going to save this page for my friends who are about to get married. I have never seen a wedding cake like that. Very interesting.

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  2. Wish I had this for when I was planning my wedding 2 years ago! I agree that it's so important for the bride and groom to make their own decisions for their big day!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
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  3. The wedding bug has definitely bitten me. It seems like everyone is getting married. I'll definitely be sharing this with the brides to be in my life.

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  4. These photos are beautiful! Thanks for the tips on budgeting for a wedding! They can get so expensive!

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  5. This post makes me excited! I’m not getting married yet but I will definitely be saving these tips for when the time comes.

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  6. These are some great tips specially the invitation one . I think mostly people invite everyone they just because they think it will offend them if they don't.

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  7. Planning for weddings isn't such an easy task since it requires commitment and perfection. I agree with being realistic and preparing an early budget for your big day for sure. These are tips that will surely come in handy for those planning for their big day!

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  8. I wish I could have done this when I got married. But of course, since that was years ago, following tradition was the norm. If I could do it all over again, I'd wear more comfortable shoes - like white Chucks. :)

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