If ever there was a time to have a keepsake of your engagement, now is that time. If you were planning for your wedding to take place in 2020, chances are, your plans have been impacted by Coronavirus. We know that this entire process has likely been tremendously difficult for you both and you may feel like you don’t want to remember it, but trust me when I say that you will look back on this and be proud of both your resilience and your relationship. We think that you should strongly consider an engagement shoot with your wedding photographer. And here are our reasons why:
Are you planning a multicultural wedding? Then you’re going to want to read this. Today’s post comes to you from multicultural wedding planning expert Assumpta Vitcu. Assumpta is founder and lead planner of Ave Creations, a multicultural wedding planning company based in London.
Assumpta is going to talk you through how to plan your multicultural wedding and how to get the most out of it ensuring your cultures are represented. Please check out her social and YouTube links at the bottom of the post too. You can find an IGTV from Assumpta related to this post here and you can click through to all the real weddings below to see how our real wedding couples have navigated their way through to having successful multicultural days too. Over to Assumpta.
BUDGET £20 – 22.5K
This South East London couple kept their day relaxed and intimate, the bride wore the most beautiful pair of Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes and the styling was kept very true to who they are, nothing flashy or over the top and all in keeping with their urban city day. Every aspect of this wedding captured the bride and grooms love for design and contemporary art, not to mention the incredible non-traditional wedding cake and colourful personalised meringue kisses at the end of the night all shot romanticly by Michelle Wood.
BUDGET £37.5 – 40K
You may not be able to go cake tasting or dress shopping during the current lockdown. But if planning your wedding is still on your mind (and you’re not too concerned about how COVID-19 impacts your wedding), then we’ve rounded up some fun wedding ideas that you can try from the comfort of your own home. Obviously, some of us are juggling working from home, possibly kids and/or are incredibly busy keyworkers. But there’s no denying that with the lack of entertainment, shopping and socialising on our calendars, we’ll all have at least a bit of time to kill at home. So why not make it productive and either learn a new skill or complete some of your wedding checklists with a few of our wedding prep ideas.
Social distancing is forcing a lot of couples to rethink their wedding plans (if you need help rescheduling your wedding, check out our step by step guide to postponing, which we’re constantly updating.) We’re currently on day 4 of our 21 day lockdown, and we have not received confirmation as to when we will be able to host large celebrations. Once the lockdown has been lifted an intimate wedding such as an elopement could be the answer followed by a huge celebration at a later date. Your Event Co. and her wonderful team of suppliers have shown us how to have an intimate Lake District elopement, bringing all your personality with you. Hey there crochet wedding dress and dusky pink jacket.
Yesterday we shared with you a post on “How To Postpone A Wedding”. Whilst it wasn’t the most fun of posts to share, my hope is that it was a practical one. A post that can help the many of you who are facing postponing your wedding in the coming weeks. Aside from all the steps you need to take to actually postpone your wedding, you’ll need guidance on how to announce this to your guests. We think the best thing to do in this instance is to call each of your guests personally. Then you can be sure that everyone receives the message and you can check in on how they’re doing. Next, you can follow up with some kind of postponed wedding announcement.
LAST UPDATE: 23/03/20 9.30pm
It was never going to be easy to write a post called “How To Postpone A Wedding”. Especially on a wedding site where we champion hosting Your Day, Your Way. But sometimes situations arise which are not under our control. I’m sure you’re exhausted from reading the words ‘global pandemic’. Whilst we’ve all been monitoring the situation closely it seems that for some of you, the time has come to do the most difficult, yet socially responsible thing and postpone your wedding day. Even if you feel deep down that it’s the right thing to do, that doesn’t make it easy. The heartbreaking disappointment you feel is entirely normal. Yes, we all want to keep our loved ones safe and do our bit for society, but the reality is that you’ve likely been planning and looking forward to your day for a long time. And it’s ok to feel a swell of emotions that it may not go ahead exactly how and when you initially wanted. There are scores of couples currently going through and talking about this on the Rock My Wedding Forum. So if you need a place to be supported by like-minded people then please join us.
What you’ll find below is a step by step guide, explaining what you need to do and when to postpone a wedding. This will hopefully offer a bit of assistance in what can be a very disorientating and emotional time.
BUDGET £5 – 10K
A super relaxed wedding filled with homegrown pompom dahlias, chalkboard wedding signs and even a vintage bus which was the perfect transport for the guests, to this outdoor marquee reception by The Marquee Company Limited. The homemade decorations made this couples day even more personal and became a real team effort with friends and family helping out a week before the wedding to get everything set up. As you will see the bride looked amazing in a two-piece wedding gown topped off with a floral hair decoration and paired with her bridesmaids blush dresses. This late summer picture-perfect wedding was captured was by Maree Frances Photography.