If you've just discovered Rock My Wedding - then welcome! We share beautiful real weddings, inspiration for styling your big day and lots of advice for making the planning process fun. There are a lot of wedding blogs out there now. But we're lucky enough to share the loveliest weddings of them all. Ask any married person what their favourite wedding blog was, and they'll say Rock My Wedding - I promise ;) Massive congratulations if you've just got engaged, welcome to a whole world of lace, sparkle, flowers and bubbles. It's a rollercoaster ride, but at the end of it, you'll have the best day of your lives. And we'll be here to help you along the way. Here are the first five things you should do immediately to get that wedding planning ball rolling...
Crack open the bubbles and celebrate. One of the best things about planning a wedding is that you get to drink Prosecco every time you make a decision. Choosing a venue? Prosecco. Supplier hunting at a wedding fair? Prosecco. Buying your dream dress? Prosecco. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise...
The RMW Book
Pre-order the Rock My Wedding Book 'Your Day Your Way', shameless plug, yes, but we promise you won't regret it. Coming out in Feb 2017, it's filled with gorgeous real weddings, planning advice from our founder Charlotte O'Shea and a host of unseen and totally exclusive styling inspiration. It's your daily dose of wedding pretty all wrapped up in a beautiful hard-backed cover for your coffee table.
Set a rough date. When would you like to get married? We've had couples plan their weddings in 12 weeks, while others decide to wait a few years. There are no rules or limits, but having a rough time frame in mind will help you to narrow down your venue and photographer. Talking of which, here's a guide to choosing your wedding venue and our recommended supplier directory, The List, where you'll find lots of incredible wedding photographers who work all over the world.
Pinterest. If you haven't already discovered this, then quite frankly I'm not sure where you've been for the last two years, but let me tell you...when you're planning a wedding, Pinterest addictions enter a whole new level! Why not browse our archive of amazing real weddings and start pinning to your wedding board. And yes, you know which board I'm talking about, the one you've had secretly since about 2011 ;)
Take Time Off
Listen to your partner. If you can do this from the get-go, then things will run more smoothly. At the end of the day, no matter what wild fantasies you've conjured up in your mind from Pinterest, you're marrying the love of your life, and everything else should come second. Try not to forget that (it's not as easy as it sounds). If things are getting stressful then put the laptop down and spend some time together. Remind yourselves of why you said yes in the first place (even if it was only a few days ago...