We have been inundated with requests to big up the winter weddings vibes. With Coronavirus meaning many spring postponements, a lot of you now find yourselves setting a new date for the winter months and are keen to know the benefits of having a winter wedding.
We get asked a lot about how your day should run. What happens when, what time should you have photos, what’s the optimum time for the wedding breakfast, what time should your evening guests arrive? So it makes perfect sense that we dedicate a whole post to the order of the day.
Who got engaged? YOU DID! Whoop! If you’re looking to have an 18 month engagement then you’ve come to the right place. Being engaged is amazing but how do you actually have a wedding day? You’ve likely never planned anything quite like it before and that’s where we come in to offer a helping hand and this useful wedding planning checklist.
If you’ve found us here then it’s likely you have already decided that you’re going to have a wedding film. Hurrah! We think moving images are just as important as stills so we’re thrilled for you that you’re going to have something to look back at over the years to come of how very happy you were on your wedding day. To make sure you have found the right wedding videographer for you, take these questions along to your consultation to make sure you have all the information.
If you’ve read our post, 10 Tips For Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Photographer. then you will be well on your way to whittling down suppliers for your wedding photography. You may have one in mind or maybe you want to meet up with a couple before you make your final decision. Go ahead and ask them these really helpful questions to make sure you book the one that best suits your needs. You’re welcome 🙂
It’s wedding dress fitting time ladies! How flippin’ exciting. It might have been a little while since you’ve seen your dress so let us help you prepare for your fitting with a round up of exactly what you need to take to a wedding dress fitting.
Fancy yourself a bit of a Kirstie Allsopp? If the words glue gun, origami and sewing machine get you excited then you are in the right place. Let us share with you our top tips on how to have a DIY wedding and some of our favourite DIY wedding ideas.
What Can You DIY For Your Wedding
Here are our top tips on how to have the DIY wedding of your dreams.
1. Check Rock My Wedding’s dedicated DIY wedding Pinterest board for loads of ideas and inspiration.
2. Take a look through our DIY Archives and make yourself a gorgeous and very simple bottle table plan or perhaps hoops for your bridesmaids.
3. Sometimes (most times in fact), less is more. So, see how you can keep things as simplistic as possible.
4. Make sure you budget correctly. Try and calculate what you need and then you probably want to double it. Unless you have made your DIY items before, it can be tricky to know exactly how much you need. Also, factor in for times when it might go wrong. A DIY budget contingency if you will. And believe us, a can of spray paint never goes as far as you’d think.
5. How long is it all going to take? Be realistic and then add some extra time on. 9 times out of 10, DIY projects take longer than you originally anticipated. Have plenty of time scheduled in for no DIY too. You don’t want it taking over every single evening of the run-up to your wedding day. Create buffer time to help you wind down before the big day.
6. Get a team behind you and delegate. Having friends and family involved helps to create even more amazing and often hilarious memories.
7. DIY the things you enjoy. If it becomes a labour, you want it to be a labour of love, not of I-wish-I’d-never-started loathing.
8. Don’t strive for perfection. It doesn’t exist.
9. Don’t underestimate how long it might take to put your own stationery together. And if you’re giving it a crack, you could look at taking a modern calligraphy course to make them extra super fabulous and give them a really personal touch.
10. Invest your money where it’s going to be worth it. Is it more beneficial to hire in a bar for the evening than find the time to figure out how to make the bar yourself (thats going to be sturdy and actually stand up) and then find the time for actually making it and then you know, filling it with excellent beverage choices.
11. Practice when it comes to DIY flowers. Thinking of making your own bouquet? Give it a go way before the big day to make sure you have it nailed and if you don’t, that leaves you plenty of times to get yourself booked onto a floristry course.
12. Buy someone else’s wedding. In the interest of helping save the environment and save you time, you might find that someone else has already had a wedding with a similar style to what you’re after and they might be selling the decor on. So investigate that route.
12. Be careful not to pull on your best creative friend too much. Set expectations. Friends will want to help but they might not want to dedicate a fortnights worth of evenings to tying string around cutlery or cutting place cards out.
13. Be frugal. Scour ebay or local charity shops and car boot sales for bargains. If you’re looking for crockery or furniture or maybe vases and general decor these are great places to look.
14. Check out some of our favourite easy and budget friendly DIY projects here.
Hopefully that will all help you on your way and give you a place to start and for more absolutely solid advice, visit these weddings to see what these DIY couples had to say about the process:
And if you still want more you can listen to Charlotte and Becky chat all about DIY weddings over on our podcast.
Today we’re going to show you how to put together a DIY Cathedral Veil with two tiers and plenty of ‘pouff’ for less than £15. Although wrangling all that fabric may seem like this could be a complicated tutorial, you’ll soon see that this is incredibly easy, inexpensive and straightforward.
Let’s talk about wedding dress shopping. You’re likely to either be fully ecstatic about it or feeling a bit nervous and uneasy. Either way, we’re here to walk you through what to expect and more importantly, how to get what you want when shopping for a wedding dress.