The Blogging Bride Diaries: The Big Wedding Wake-Up Call

Before you read this blog, let me tell you this – I tend to be paranoid, a little dramatic and I’m known for my grand overreactions, so maybe I’m not as disorganised as I feel. But in my head, I’ve been feeling a little bit disorganised, and wedding planning has been slow this month. At one point, I even put off looking at my to-do list (which ironically was an item waiting to be ticked off my to-do list)!

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The Blogging Bride Diaries: planning, preparation and a bit of panic

As I’m writing this, I’ve remembered that I still need to design our save the dates, I need to pay the deposit for the makeup artist, and we need to look at the quotes for photographers piled up in my inbox. But just when I feel like I’m organised and that I’ve achieved a great deal, I remember that there is still so much that I need to do – from choosing bridesmaid dresses and finding my own dress, to booking a florist, a DJ and choosing a wedding cake design! It can be a little bit difficult not to panic at the thought of the enormous task ahead of us! And while we have eight months to get everything done, time goes by so quickly, especially when there are many decisions waiting to be made, and details competing for my attention!

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Planning an engagement party: what to keep in mind

While planning our engagement party, I was surprised to realise that there is a little bit more organizing that goes into a party like this than what I had expected! Getting quotes for various venues, organising the guest list, deciding on the décor, designing the invitations – just a few of the things I’ve had to think about. I soon realised that planning an engagement party can get out of hand quickly, and that cost of the party can escalate if you aren’t careful! I’ve learned my fair share about planning an engagement party, and I wanted to share some ideas with you on how to plan an engagement party.

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The Blogging Bride Diaries: The Journey Begins

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post on helpful online wedding planning tools you can use to help you plan your big day, featuring local wedding magazine Majestic Weddings. A few days later, I received an email from Petra Palframan, the editor of Majestic Weddings, thanking me for featuring the magazine in my blog post. I was pleasantly surprised to hear from her, and even more surprised when she asked if we could do a collaboration! I jumped at the opportunity to work with her because I’m a huge fan of her publication, as well as her website and mobile app! A week later, we were sitting in Seattle Coffee, drinking the best coffee in town and discussing our new project – The Blogging Bride Diaries.

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And so the ‘wedmin’ begins + helpful online wedding planning tools

It’s only been a week since somebody put a ring on my finger, but the ‘wedmin’ – wedding administration (if you’re a Miranda fan, you’ll be familiar with this term!) – has already begun! From the get go, I had people asking me if we had chosen a date, whether we’re hoping to plan a summer or winter wedding, a big fancy do, a small intimate affair…the list of questions goes on!

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