Getting married is an exciting time, but planning a wedding can be stressful. There are so many details to arrange and coordinate that it is easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start. Here are some tips to make the event a little easier to plan.
Your ceremony is planned and your reception venue is ready for the celebrations to begin, but have you considered how you want to travel to, from and everywhere in between on your wedding day? Everyone wants to find the perfect transportation option for their big day, so if you’re stuck on what to do then here are 5 ideas.
We arrived in Paris on a glorious Friday lunch time for a weekend of wedding anniversary celebrations . It was the perfect late summer afternoon, that you couldn't plan if you tried.
I wanted to share with you my top ten tips for the most memorable Wedding morning for creating the most stress free and memorable wedding morning possible, drawn from my own experience. It should be one of the most memorable morning of your life so here are some ways to make the most of it!
So the final part of of Our Wedding in Provence is here (for Part 1 and 2 here) and I really hope you've enjoyed following along as much as iv enjoyed a trip down memory lane sharing it with you.
Following on from part one of Our Wedding in Provence from last week today i'll be posting more memory's from our wedding in Provence.
This weekend my husband and I celebrate our 5 and 15!
15 years of being together, and 5 years of marriage. So I thought it was about time I shared some of our wedding photos right?
When it comes to wedding planning, dress shopping should be among the most enjoyable elements. But for many women, wedding dress shopping can fill you with a sense of dread.
Like buying jeans or swimwear, wedding dress shopping can knock your confidence. Dresses often come in just one or two sizes, and without a ‘perfect fit’, you might not always feel your best.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to make choosing your wedding dress more enjoyable. Take a look at these tips for boosting your confidence when choosing your wedding dress to help you find the dress of your dreams.
Surround yourself with positive people
You want to feel your best when trying on wedding dresses, and that’s made a lot easier by having supportive people around you. When it comes to going shopping, go with people who make you feel good about yourself. While you want people to be honest, you want them to be constructive rather than cutting. You can always do an initial session with your cheerleaders before going back to try them again with others.
Wear supportive, confidence-boosting underwear
Wearing supportive, confidence-boosting underwear will make your dress shopping experience much more enjoyable. You’ll feel more confident getting in and out of dresses for a start, and you’ll be able to see what a dress could look like on the day. Strapless and multiway bras are a good option, while supportive underwear will make even the tightest of styles more forgiving. Treat yourself to some bridal lingerie at https://www.somethingwicked.co.uk/collections/bridal to help you feel glamorous and gorgeous. You can even take multiple sets to help you account for different types of styles.
Try on everything
Wedding dress shopping can make you question everything you know about your own style, shape and tastes. The things you think you’ll like can be all wrong, while the things you haven’t considered could easily be the one. Make sure you try on everything to help you understand how different styles could look on you. While it helps to look at dress styles that suit your body shape, you should always choose what feels comfortable and helps you feel the most confident.
Make a whole day out of it
Dress shopping should be something to look forward to, but if you’re dreading the experience, then you need to do something to change your perception. Why not make a whole day of it? Focus your morning on pampering - a manicure or getting your makeup done will really help you look your best for dresses. Then you can follow up your appointment with an afternoon tea or boozy lunch to celebrate. Turn your whole day into one filled with positive experiences that you can get excited about.
Planning your wedding is full of ups and downs, but you should try to make the most of the fun bits to help you enjoy special memories of this time. Finding the perfect wedding dress is a different experience for everyone, but focusing on boosting your confidence will help make it a much better experience. Do some research, plan the day and get ready to find the dress of your wedding day dreams!
So you’re getting married. Congrats! After the Instagram hype around your engagement ring selfie has died down, get ready for the question everyone’s going to ask: have you set a date yet? This question can be daunting if you haven’t given it any thought. The first step is deciding on a time of year.
So, will it be Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter? These tips will help you weigh up the pros and cons of each wedding season.
Symbolism-wise, you can’t go wrong with a Spring wedding. Spring is the time for new beginnings and fresh growth—not to mention the birds and the bees—so there’s something really special about marking the start of your marriage during this time of year. Spring punches above its weight in the floral department, too. If flowers are a priority for you, it’s worth picking a date in this season of abundant bloom.
If you’re thinking of an outdoor wedding, Spring offers the tantalising potential of a warm sunny day, but you will need to bear in mind that the weather can be very temperamental. If you’re planning your wedding a year ahead, don’t think that you can base predictions for next Spring on how this Spring has been. A part-indoor part-outdoor wedding is ideal, so you’ll always have the option of enjoying the sun or taking shelter.
Summertime is about long lazy days and warm nights with friends and family. It’s no wonder that this season is the most popular for weddings. The weather is more reliable than in Spring, so you’re more likely to pull off an outdoor wedding. If you’d like to invite children to your wedding, Summer is a good time because of the school holidays. However, if you’re not going to have children at the ceremony, bear in mind that during the school holidays, your guests might not be able to attend your wedding without help with childcare. Speak to your wedding venue about potential childcare options either at the location or in the area.
The most striking thing about this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is the colour. Depending on the trees that grow around your wedding venue, your Autumn wedding could be graced with a spectacular show of reds, oranges, rusts and browns. Even if you’re having an indoor wedding—which would probably make sense if you hold your wedding late in the season once it’s started to get a little chilly—don’t be afraid to bring the glorious colours of the outside into your décor. If you like a rustic look for your wedding, you don’t get better than Autumn. And your photographer will thank you. Not only will you enjoy the benefit of beautiful light on the day, but the all-important wedding album will be filled with rich, sun-bathed snaps.
Though winter isn’t everyone’s first thought when it comes time to decide on a wedding date, this season can have its charm. The winter holiday season is already imbued with a festive atmosphere. Inserting your own celebration into a series of celebrations means your guests will bring that festive mood to your winter wedding.
When people start asking if you’ve set a date yet, don’t panic! The first thing you need to decide on is which time of year will suit you best. If you simply can’t decide, remember you don’t have to limit your wedding celebrations to the big day. Whether it’s a bridal brunch or an engagement party, you’re free to spread your other key dates throughout the year to make the most of all the seasons.
On this throw back trip to Provence (Part 1 Here) we visited our wedding venue Chateau de Massillan for a menu tasting and to agree on some of the wedding plans.
We first discovered this gorgeous Chateau when we did our first road trip around the south of France. It will forever be one of our favourite vacations, for so many reasons. Finding the chateau was one of them.
We feel in love with its quirky design, its beautiful antique furniture and its twinkling chandelier's. It was so very my style. No garish colours to contend with, no carpets with bold designs to clash with, it was the preferably aesthetic canvas to create a vision. We loved that it felt like someone's beautiful home, rather than a hotel. And we loved that it has bucket loads of Character.
When my husband proposed, we both immediately wanted to get married here. We didn't even look at anything else, and that made it all the more special because it felt totally organic and almost like the venue choose us.
We wanted something that we could hire exclusively for our entire wedding weekend, so we could celebrate in complete privacy with our friend and massillan was perfect for this. The fact that it wasn't a wedding venue also had great appeal as it only made itself available for a handful of dates over the year. This was a big selling point to us as it felt a little bit more natural and unique.
It also had an amazing gastronomic restaurant, with absolutely incredible chef (Frédéric de Bourlout) and its own organic kitchen garden meaning all of the catering could be achieved in house (wedding cake aside) and would make this relatively stress free. The only difficult we did have was making the final choices...
As its coming up to our 5th wedding anniversary I will be sharing more from our wedding in Provence, so stayed tuned!
A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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