Budget Planning

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12 Month Wedding Checklist For Planning Your Wedding

Whether you’re experiencing the elation of recent engagement or riding the emotional rollercoaster of postponing your wedding due to COVID… Chances are, you are looking ahead to the next 12 months or beyond with some question marks over what to consider, when. We thought it would be helpful to reshare our 12 month wedding checklist. This is a guideline timeframe for anything that you might need to do over the next year. Or to reorientate you with parts of the process you might need to re-plan. Either way, treat the following as a checklist to help you put the puzzle pieces together. And if you’re looking for reliable suppliers that we can recommend wholeheartedly to help navigate the next 12 months with, look no further than our recommended venues and suppliers

12 months? Until your actual wedding. No big deal. And it’s certainly not a big deal when you know what you’re doing. Which you will by the time you’ve gotten to the end of this post. We’ve featured many a wedding, answered many wedding-related questions, and worked with many a supplier. So you know that when we give you a 12 month wedding checklist, we know what we’re talking about. 

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Elopements: How To Elope In The UK

We have been sent lots of incredible elopements recently to share with you and it’s spurred us on to dedicate a post to elopements; how you can have one, what does it even mean and it’s an opportunity for us to re share some of our all time favourite eloping couples. As well as elopements we thought it was a good opportunity to touch on smaller gatherings in general especially as that is now becoming a consideration for lots of planning couples what with the ongoing government restrictions put in place because of COVID-19. We have enlisted the help of elopement enthusiast Emily Black Photography to answer your questions. You can find out more about Emily here on our recommended directory. Thanks so much for all your insights Emily.

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Wedding Flowers – What Exactly Do You Need?

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.

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Wedding for Under 10K with DIY Wedding Decor and Hoop Bouquets

BUDGET £5 – 10K

Who said you can’t have a beautiful wedding for under 10K? Not us! And certainly not Anna and Tim who poured their absolute heart and soul into their boho wedding by making DIY signs, a globe guest book and hoop bouquets. Every inch of their day oozes personality and just goes to prove what you can do to make your budget stretch that little bit further.

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Wedding Budget Breakdown – How To Allocate Your Wedding Budget

While every wedding is different and as a couple, you’ll find you have priorities (food and drink over flowers, cake over favours perhaps), most of us have no idea how to split our wedding budget to make sure we’ve covered everything. By hugely popular demand, we’re chatting all things wedding budget related on the podcast today, so head to your favourite podcast streaming platform to listen now!

And to support the podcast, armed with our favourite wedding planning book and the wealth of knowledge from you lovely readers, we’ve created our own wedding budget planner to help you get to grips with financing your big day.

The idea is you decide on your overall wedding budget, making sure you’ve added a little extra in for emergencies, then use this breakdown to plan all of the aspects of your day…

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Anna & Ben

Anna and Ben’s intimate, stylish London wedding is just the slice of cool we need for a Wednesday morning. The creative pair held their big day on a modest budget, but with some savvy venue hunting and one VERY generous bridesmaid, the pair pulled of the wedding of their dreams, which is what it’s all about. Your dreams, your day, your way.

I’m pretty sure you’re going to love the succulent filled bouquets, Anna’s cohesive design work which ties every element of the big day together beautiful, and the Krispy Kreme tower which seem to be having a bit of a come back at the moment. Donuts are the new cupcakes…again…

Images come from the wonderful Fern Edwards whose style matches the chilled vibe of Anna & Ben’s day to an absolute tee. Enjoy lovely ones and anyone who is searching for a London venue with a low minimum spend – then do check out The Refinery.

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Kirsty & David

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Emma Maddocks Photography

Kirsty and David held their rustic Autumnal dream of a wedding at the amazing Barmbyfield Barns, with gorgeous exposed brick, rough white washed walls and enough wooden beams to hang a plethora of fairy lights from, it has the perfect blank canvas for the kind of vibe they wanted to create. Their engagement story is super cute, so make sure you read that, along with Kirsty’s account of how they planned their big day. When you’re doing everything yourselves, there is a lot to consider and her words of wisdom are very helpful.

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Rock My Wedding The Book – It’s Launch Day!

The 9th of February has been a significant date for the team for many months now. The day our book “Your Day Your Way” officially launches, we are so excited to see that so many of you have already pre-ordered, as I type we are already on the Amazon Bestsellers list – number 1 in Fashion!

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How To Have A Stylish High Street Wedding

At RMW, we are ALL about helping you to create the wedding of your dreams, whatever your budget may be. There will be people reading this post who don’t want to buy anything from the high street for their wedding day and that’s absolutely fine. (Ahem, I’ll take this moment to direct you to our handpicked supplier directory – The List. If you want to invest in gorgeous flowers, a beautiful cake, an amazing stylist or stunning photography then that should be your first port of call).

There will also be people reading who want their big day to be beautiful but just don’t want to go bespoke due to the cost. And then there will be people reading who want to spend their budget on certain items – like the dress and flowers for example – but are looking to save money elsewhere.

Hopefully this post can help. We’ve rounded up our favourite places on the high street to find items that will help to make your big day look beautiful…