Best Wedding Guide – Part 4

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Remember when you got engaged, like a year or so ago and you thought to yourself… “ages to go yet”. Sorry, loves I didn’t mean to panic you. Sure don’t I alway have your back, simply check back through my Best Wedding Guide and get checking off everything you’ve done. I am here to put the CALM into your planning.

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1. Make sure you have ordered your wedding rings. Seriously, have you done that yet? Chewing gum foil wrappers on the wedding morning just will not do.

2. Don’t forget to shop for shoes for Bride and Groom. Get this job in now. Don’t be and SCREAM when you can’t find the perfect pair of pumps to walk you down the aisle.

3. Most importantly, obtain a marriage license. Bring all necessary documents. This is one of those fecky little details peeps tend to put on the long finger. Just organize, put it out of the way and then it’s done.

4. Make essential calls, including confirming wedding ceremony and reception music. So important, keep in touch with all your suppliers. Things happen in life and you don’t want to end up having a ‘missing’ essential supplier on your wedding day.

5. If you plan on writing your own vows, start writing them now. Not at the last minute. This will give you time for edits and to research some heartfelt quotes.

6. Have you posted your invites yet? Should I even have to ask you this question? If you haven’t, then don’t waste any more time. You do want people to show up, don’t you?

7. Did you know? The wedding ring goes on the ‘ring finger’ because it is the only finger, with a vein that connects straight to the heart

8. Lads, the last eight weeks fly in so I am including this now. The more organized you are the more joyful your day will be.

9. Another essential detail to remember ladies,  organize that first dress fitting. If you have lost weight, you may need a couple of fittings before the Big Day. Imagine when you go to pick up your dress and it’s too big and you are getting married the next day and alterations need to be done. Well, it won’t happen, because you have read this article. Get on the phone and make that alterations appointment if you need, brunch pretty table setting - best wedding guide blog

10. Need an excuse for a girls day out shopping? Not if you are getting married in a couple of months. At this stage of the game, I would highly recommend a get together with your bridal party to shop. Make sure all your bridesmaids are singing off the same hymn sheet when it comes to shoes and accessories. Make sure you BRUNCH first then shop. This ensures peace and harmony when making decisions.

11. It’s all about those deets peeps. Time to go over your wedding guest list. If there have been changes to room bookings or someone can’t go, let the venue know in advance. This is important for you to do before you pay your final bill. Don’t get caught with any extra charges.

12. Finally, and this is part of the business of making calls. Confirm all transportation plans. Not just for you, but for your out of town guests (hire a bus if needs must to shuttle guests to the venue). It’s easy to organise, set up a paypal account, get everyone to contribute to the shuttle bus and it will make theirs and your lives easier. They can enjoy a few drinks and not have to worry about how to get home. Just an idea.

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Wedding Morning Timeline how to arrive on time!

How to arrive on time – a Wedding Morning Timeline!

Is your wedding morning fast approaching?  Fretting about being late? To all you fabulous future brides, let me help you get to the ceremony in time!

There are but a few hours beautify,  dress up, get photographed and leave for your ceremony. Therefore, timing is everything! You want to savour each and every single moment of this day. Why? Haven’t you only meticulously planned all year this once in a lifetime event? So, when the moment arrives you want to step gracefully into your dream dress and swan out, stress-free, to your awaiting carriage.

To help your dream morning unfold as you have always desired I have carefully compiled some top tips too – as the song goes ‘Get you To The Church on Time’

The following timeline is based on a 2.00 p.m. Wedding

Need more tips. Tell me what you want, leave a comment below or email me. Only to glad to share xx and happy future wedding day!!




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6 Top Tips to Wedding Skin Bliss

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Are you in the middle of planning a wedding? Is your skin feeling a little down and out? Worried about how it will look on the big day and haven’t a clue where to start? Okay, this is where I tell you to breathe. I’ve been in the business over 18 years and have helped many brides achieve a flawless glow for her wedding day. Caring for your skin on the run-up is about maintaining a balanced routine. It really is that simple. You don’t have to spend a fortune just follow my 6 Top Tips to Wedding Skin Bliss and you’ll radiate on your ‘big day’.


  1. It is so important to know your skin type! Is it oily, combination, skin, sensitive skin, problematic skin or dehydrated. Unsure, then see my simple to follow guide on knowing your skin, I’ll leave a link to it at the bottom of this post.
  2. Once you’ve taken care of the above, seek out a product that deals with your own skin issues. I understand there are a lot of products already out there, but once you know what to look for it makes the search a little easier.
  3. Don’t leave it until the week before your wedding before you start looking after your skin. Begin your routine now. Cleanse and tone every night and your skin will reward you. Start breaking bad habits like going to bed with your makeup on. NOW! Put your face first, before it hits the pillow. It takes less than five minutes.
  4. Exfoliate at least fortnightly, evenings only and combine this with a face mask. This treatment will promote skin health. Top Tip – elevate your feet while wearing a mask, this increases blood circulation thus encouraging lymphatic drainage which improves the radiance of your skin. If you have acne I recommend you exfoliate just once a week until you’ve got it under control. I’ll be putting up a post shortly on looking after oily and acne prone skin.
  5. Invest in a decent facial oil or serum. It’s extra skin food and nutrients that will combat free radicals and toxins that invade the skin during the day. Save these products to use at night time. Use at night time only, again depending on your skin type. This gives them hours to help your skin recover and repair while you sleep.
  6. Finally, keep your skin hydrated, nourished and protected by moisturizing before bed and after you’ve showered. Moisturising is another product you should look at as if it were food and water for your skin. Applying a night cream before bed is crucial to keep your skin healthy. In the morning, before you put on your makeup, your day cream should be an automatic step in your skin prep.

Link to Infographic: What’s My Skin Type

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