It would be a fair observation to say that for somebody who works in a planning environment, planning our wedding has not been my favourite thing in the world to do. I literally have had no idea where to start.
1 – Thankfully in a wedding group on social media, somebody mentioned the Bridebook app, and Oh my god – It’s been an absolute lifesaver. From sorting our budget, to our guest list – to reminding me to get my invites sorted. I don’t know how we would have got this planned without this little treasure! Throughout the planning process the guest list has changed multiple times, Family fall outs, friends breakups – You don’t realise just how much it deviates from your original plan!
2 – Pintrest. The hours and hours I have lost on Pintrest looking for inspiration. Just type in the theme, or what you are after (rings, invites, dresses, hair and make-up. It’s all there!)
3. Amazon The things I have found on here that are super cheap for all of us DIY brides, you wouldn’t even believe. I think my Ring box was less than £3 including delivery. It really is worth a browse. Sometimes you may have to wait a little longer for delivery but it is extremely worth it.
4. Social Media. There are so many companies out there in the wedding industry offering all different types of products, and you find some will do competitions. I have won some smaller things, tote bags, a bride hoodie, a personalised hanger – but the best thing?! I won a free videographer!
So, There you have it, my BIG 4 for wedding planning. Enjoy planning your big day ladies
So; the wedding is fastly approaching and therefore my blog has been a little quiet of late. In fact the only reason I am getting a chance to write this is because my internet isn’t working properly on the train so aI can’t check my wedding apps religiously like a the dirty bridebook addict I am. (I’ll do a separate post soon on the apps/websites I am loving for the wedding planning)
One thing I am getting frustrated with at the moment is the wedding weight loss! It’s just not happening!
I joined WW at the beginning of the year, and had a great start. 8lbs in my first 2 weeks! But then it slowed, then there were gains, a couple if losses (but one of those was definately because the consultants scales were broken!) My local group closed but I started a new office role with a health insurance company who are partnered with WW, so we have in office weighs. And that’s handy but theres no meetings as such, or groups for support.
Since January I have lost 1st, so it’s extremely slow going. I have done extreme diets such as the egg fast which did help me to shift some pounds but it could never be a long term thing.
So, I’m looking for tips on how I can shift some timber before October’s final dress fitting. Feel free to comment with your suggestions. All help is greatly appreciated!
Let me tell you the story of a girl who went to a wedding fair in October and saw a musician called who’s talent was undeniable. She asked him if he performed the song that she wanted for her first dance. He didn’t… but he asked her to give him 5 minutes and come back.When she did the sound was so beautiful it made her involuntarily cry. Perfect. ❤She was working in a salon and building a client base was slow going. When she spoke with her fiance about this musician he said there were more important things to be boxed off. And just wait.Months passed and the bride to be didn’t care anymore, She would make it work. So she messaged the musician to get the worst message back… ‘Oh, I’m booked on that day now” Gutted she asked him to let her know if there was any cancellations. She knew she should never wish somebodies wedding be cancelled… but she did. Every day. When she was speaking with her maid of honor about other singers she would get emotional. Nobody compared.Imagine her shock when 5 months after that first meeting she has a night in with her bridesmaids trying on dresses… and they present her with a gift. They all went behind her back to make her day perfect. Turns out the wedding she was wishing would be cancelled for the past few months was actually her own.
I have never ugly cried happier tears than I did on this night. My Bride Tribe is the best. Theres so much of this wedding I couldn’t have done without you but this is above and beyond. I love you all ❤❤