The No.1 Wedding Season Guide

Are you planning a Wedding or are you just about ready to skip down the aisle? Looking for great ideas for flowers and colour schemes? Or how about a signature cocktail to celebrate your joyous occasion? The No.1 Wedding Season Guide is a bright and colourful infographic filled with some floral and fruity ideas.NO.1 Wedding Season Guide

Created by Loyes Diamonds this colourful guide will help you on your way, to creating a colourful theme for your wedding day.


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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Best Wedding Guide Part 2

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Is the time to your wedding day ticking along at a faster pace than you anticipated? Don’t SCREAM darlings. The Best (ever) Wedding Guide is right here… and there’s more. So, chill peeps, Debs is on the case.

Part one got you both started. Now it’s time to get serious and make sure you get the honeymoon and venue you both dreamed of.

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  1. Time to start planning your honeymoon. With all the excitement remember to keep your budget realistic. Here are a few quick and easy tips to remember –
  • Budgeting for your honeymoon is something you should factor in whilst planning your wedding.
  • To avail of your preferred destination, booking at least nine months in advance will help guarantee the best deals possible for your honeymoon dream.

2. Figure in the time of year you are getting married. Some destination holidays during the summer months get hurricanes, or have rainy seasons.  Consider this when booking.  The world is your oyster when it comes to winter honeymoons, however, winter destinations are classed as high season and run from November to April.

3. Choose the members of your wedding party.  Here’s a prized nugget to chew over.  When selecting prospective bridesmaids and groomsmen, make sure they’re the calm and helpful ones.  You don’t need DIVAS.

4. If you want the best suppliers for your wedding day, do the research.

5. Arrange meetups with wedding photographers and videographers. All the great one’s book out fast.

6. Once you’ve found ‘the One’ I recommend you arrange an engagement shoot. The year flies in and, from experience, you will want to have plenty of memories to cherish.

7. Now is a good time to book your ‘beauty team’ for the morning. I advise you do this now to get the best Wedding makeup and hairstylists available.

8. Book a florist. Pinterest has loads of lovely bouquet ideas.pretty flowers in jars on a table, best wedding guide blog

9. Make some musical arrangements. You know what I mean. Go and listen to some gigs featuring your favorite wedding bands. If you like them, book them. Also, think about the music for the church and perhaps organize a DJ for after the band. Start putting together a list of songs you want for your wedding day.

10. Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Ask about group rates.

11. If your hotel or venue doesn’t have the capacity to accommodate your family and guests, source B&B’s close to your venue.

12. Send out Save-the-Date cards. Include lodging information, maps, and GPS coordinates.

13. Please tell me you’ve selected and ordered a wedding gown. If not start soon. Doing it now will give you ample time for delivery and alterations. Another stress saving tip!

14. Shopping and planning can make you hungry, so I advise you schedule wedding cake design appointments and most important, the tastings. Great excuse for a sugar fix.girl in a wedding dress surrounded by gowns, best wedding guide blog

Go to part three for more amazing planning tips.

x Debs x

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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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