Are you pondering the idea of a two part wedding? If you are, this may be because of the recent easing of coronavirus restrictions. Or, this could be through personal choice or circumstance. Either way, we’re here to give you all the helpful tips, tricks and answers you need to successfully tie the knot, then host your celebrations at a later date.
A slight departure from the norm here on Rock My Wedding today. We’ve continued to share both wedding related COVID resources and general wedding inspiration throughout the last 4 months. However, we’ve also been keeping our ear to the ground in terms of industry knowledge and Governmental change surrounding weddings at this time. Finding clarity has been tough. From our chats with you as planning couples, we know how difficult the uncertainty has been. This, coupled with the need to provide guidance and stability to small businesses across the wedding industry evolved into the formation of the Association of British Wedding Businesses.
If you’re having a wedding with two brides or two grooms, often the aisle is the biggest cause of stress – do you both walk down? Does neither of you walk down? Who walks you down? What about your outfits?! Do you go matchy-matchy or do you coordinate…?
Worry not! Because luckily for you the RMW readers are a wise bunch. We’ve rounded up the best pieces of advice on having a same sex wedding from our real couples. They have covered all the things you need to consider and all the things you really don’t need to worry about. Read this and also listening to this episode of our podcast and we promise that your mind will be put at ease.
Whether your engagement is long and luxurious or short and snappy, we all need help to get this thing off the ground. For many people, planning your wedding is going to be one of the biggest (also most personal) projects you undertake. Lucky for you we’ve been around for 10+ years helping couples to do just that. So whether you want a wedding checklist, a budget planner, a neverending stream of inspiration for all budgets or all of the above… We’ve got something for you.
If you’ve chosen to have a church wedding, you will not be short of readings. The Bible has a lot to say about love. So much so, in fact, that it was quite the emotional task to whittle it down to our absolute favourite Bible wedding readings. We’ve shared some known favourites and found some hidden gems as well. The first section is full of verses that would be beautiful wedding readings and the second half of the post focuses more on small verses that would be perfect either read aloud, embedded in your wedding stationery or dotted around your venue. However you choose to use these verses, it’s a wonderful way to pepper your wedding day with words that have deep meaning.
You lot are so good at telling us exactly what you need to make your wedding planning life easier. When we asked you if you’re considering a gift list, we had great feedback from not only those who were in the ‘hell yeah’ camp, but also from those who were on the fence. We are and have always been of the opinion that wedding gift lists are a fantastic tool for couples. If you asked anyone in our office if they’d have a gift list, you’d get a resounding YES! In fact, some of us (me then) who get to compile these features spend far too long looking at products wishing they could add them to a gift list (Le Creuset Calm Collection I’m looking at you).
But as you’ll find out from the myths we’ve busted below, there are a lot of misconceptions about gift lists. No, it’s not rude to point your guests to things you would actually like. And no, you don’t have to just choose crockery. But we’ll deep dive below to give you all the clarity you need to make your own decision.
Make sure you read to the bottom. We’ve tackled every single wedding gift list myth we’ve come across so chances are, your question is answered below.
If ever there was a topic that warranted a poem, it’s love. And if ever there was an occasion to recite such romantic poetry, it’s your wedding day. You may already have a piece in mind that holds sentimental value for you. Or you may be looking for examples of wedding poems so you can choose the perfect loved themed verse, sonnet or haiku. We won’t pretend to know the difference between those types of poetry, but what we do know is that these are 16 of our absolute favourite wedding poems.
If you’re at the beginning of your planning journey, or just at the beginning or day dreaming about your choice of wedding flowers then this is for you. Spending hours pinning images from around the web of floral colours, seasonal textures and decor ideas is one of the best parts of the whole trip. But once you’re ready to book that florist, it helps to have on hand exactly which ways you wish to use your choice of blooms. Using this list to decide upon your perfect combination will not only make your first meetings with your florist a breeze, but will also help you to set expectations and keep within budget.
Recently we’ve been sharing COVID related resources with you and the response we’ve received has been incredible. Overwhelmingly, couples are choosing to remain positive and tackle the situation head-on with innovation and grace. Some of you have had to go to Plan B as it’s become clear that lockdown will impact your day. Many of you are still in the unknown when it comes to wedding planning and whether or not your date will go ahead as planned, go ahead with smaller numbers or require a postponement.