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Paddy & Debs: What We’ve Learnt About Wedding Planning

This month I thought I’d do a round-up, which I’ve catchily titled ‘What we’ve learnt about wedding planning and stuff…’

I guess the biggest thing we’ve learnt is that it’s your day and you can go as big or small and intimate as you want. That’s not news to any of you, but it’s pretty hard to stick to. Just because people expect certain traditional elements that doesn’t mean you have to do them, and if initially you think that you don’t want something, then change your mind that’s fine too. This goes for every part of the wedding, the hens and stags, themes and the venue as well. If it isn’t offering what you want, don’t be afraid to tweak things or just find somewhere else – pick up the phone and have a conversation with someone about trying something different; you never know, it might be the push that they are looking for. You’ve got to be happy with where you will be celebrating what is potentially, the most important and biggest day of your life. Hopefully you’ll only be doing it once so it’s got to be right.

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Paddy & Debs: The Guest List.

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Good morning one and all.

Hope you’re all well and having a lovely weekend!

Very quickly before we get started it’s awesome to see that our venue, Hafod Farm, has made it onto The Love Lust List. Fantastic news! We know that a few of you who read our last post have booked your weddings there since and we’re excited to hear about your day too. Let us know how you’re getting on.

I’d like to say that this month has been busy with weddingy things but alas that would be a lie. This month has been taken up with the topic of today’s blog – (dramatic music) The Guest List and all things related to our wonderful family and friends who we hope will be joining us on the day.

Having spoken to a lot of people this seems to be the cause of the biggest headache. Venues, dresses, catering and entertainment are a doddle compared to this. It’s something that myself and Debs have gone round and round in circles over. We’ve procrastinated, we’ve taken it al fresco, we’ve even tried applying LEAN techniques to it (something that Deb learnt at work recently and now is the best way to solve problems, apparently) and yet still here we are, having got no further than square one. Well maybe not quite square one, but almost…

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Paddy & Debs: The Much Anticipated Venue Story.

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Hello again lovely people.

As the weather has turned it would appear that Summer is over and there is a hint of Autumn in the air (sad times), but on the bright side it’s not long until Christmas!

In the wedding world, we’ve had a busy couple of weeks. Most recently making lots of bunting. Well I say we, it’s actually been Debs, Kirsty and Katy. The reason for the bunting is that we had a rather belated engagement party over the bank holiday. Friends from far and wide came to a sunny Bala for some rafting, a picnic, BBQ by the lake and then drinking.

Unfortunately, Wales being Wales, we awoke to torrential rain and no sign of the blue sky and sunshine we’d hoped for. Luckily we thought this might happen and so had a wet weather plan in place, but it certainly made us think that we will need a few more contingency plans in place for W-Day. Something for Debs to look at on Pinterest I guess…