Wedding Planning 101: Gathering Ideas

Getting wedding ideas

Hey Sweeties,

Thinking I only needed to post one apology on here which I did last week thinking I was about to get myself back on track, another week has past and I am not all that nearer to getting back on schedule with writing and uploading posts –sorry! In my defence (and you’ll appreciate more why in a moment), wedding planning becomes this all-consuming thing and I am also a couple of weeks away from setting off on Trek America so my mind really is everywhere except here right now. Again, sorry.

While I don’t want to disclose too much about my big day on here (for reasons I am sure you all understand), I still want to talk about some elements of it and weddings overall, particularly where I can share some cool ideas I have found.

So far, we have a date (next spring so really rather soon!) and we have booked the ceremony and reception venue and while the legal aspects are covered (so we are definitely getting hitched!), the reception venue is still a totally blank canvas!

I want to achieve that balance of where the day is a lovely experience for those attending, including ourselves obviously, but in equal measure I don’t want Ian and I to get lost in it and for the actual meaning of the day to disappear underneath guest entertainment and unnecessary fancy features.

So, ideas gathering! 

Getting wedding ideas

Until getting engaged, I didn’t have a Pinterest account and hadn’t even ventured onto the social platform, however, I am now on it most evenings and I think it is one of the best modern tools for idea generation. I have boards for: cakes, invitations, hair & makeup, photography, dresses, favours & a couple of general ideas boards for those little touches. Except for the cake, attire and catering, all the favours and decoration is going to be DIY. I am very creative so this is a great opportunity to really get into my element and the number one way to save on costs.

I also have a growing collection of Bridal magazines! Call me old fashioned but I still love some traditional mediums and I still find a great pleasure in flicking through magazines and folding down the pages of things I like.

Wedding magazines

Finally, wedding fairs! I have tickets to go to the big National Wedding Fair in London next weekend with one of my best friends (who is also engaged), so that we can spend the day purely being told ‘congratulations’ by a million people, while also getting ideas and inspiration for things.  I am then also keeping an eye out for local fairs with a view of meeting potential suppliers that I would actually be able to use, and seeing how some places have decorated their venues.

You can spend £2000 or £20,000 but at the end of the day, weddings are about the coming together of two families and about two people that are making a huge commitment to each other.

Until next time x


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