Friday, 19 January 2018

How to be 'on trend' in 2018

With our New Years’ Resolutions sorted (or completely binned!) it is now time to look ahead at what is trending in 2018. If you need a little inspiration for your big day, look no further.
o     The colour to look out for this year is ultra violet. From floral displays to stationary, and even linen, purple will be the colour choice for many of our 2018 brides.


o      For brides who would like to make a statement, black is the new white! Monochrome details on bridal wear will be a big trend this year.


o     Let’s not forget the Grooms. Velvet is having a major come-back at the moment and a statement velvet jacket will go down a treat this year. Why not go completely wild and choose purple velvet to be ‘bang on trend’!


o      The Bridesmaid dress will soon be a thing of the past as ladies are now opting for separates. This gives your bridesmaids much more flexibility as they are able to choose a neckline that suits them best, or a skirt length that accentuates their curves. Bridesmaid strops will be a thing of the past!


o      The Metallic look will be staying with us in 2018, but we will be seeing a move from rose gold to copper accessories. Why not chose some beautiful copper candle holders or lanterns to decorate your table?


o      Forget about the traditional pudding, this year we will be seeing an explosion of wonderful dessert ideas from donut walls, macaroon stacks and whole desert tables filled with meringues, cookies and other sweet treats.


o     It is not only desserts that are going ‘off piste” this year. Gone are the days of the 3-course meal, now Brides and Grooms are thinking outside the box and opting for more imaginative food such as sharing platters, paellas and Pie Master! A great way to entertain your guests during your wedding breakfast.

o      Marbled wedding cakes will be huge this year, literally and metaphorically! These simple yet elegant designs are the perfect choice to fit any theme or colour scheme.


o    To really wow your guests this year, why not consider an animal encounter? Alpacas, peacocks and even turtles will be a fun addition to any wedding in 2018. Alternatively, if you have a special pet, bring it along to your drinks reception so they can be included in your special photos.

Monday, 8 January 2018

New Year Wedding Resolutions

Although the New Year is well and truly under way it’s not too late to make some New Year’s Resolutions. 
Here are our top 5 “Wedding Resolutions” every bride should consider for 2018. 

1.    I Will Get Organized...with a Wedding To-Do List

There are so many things involved in putting together a wedding, so it's important to make sure you've got your act together.  Create a ‘master list’ of things to do, take a step back and figure out when they need to be done and which ones you can delegate to others. This will help you manage your time and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Once you start crossing things off that list, you'll feel a whole lot better about everything.


2.    I will not be afraid to ask for help

When it comes to planning your own wedding, of course you want to be in control but sometimes you have got to trust and hand stuff over. Delegate planning tasks to your helpful hubby-to-be (after all it is his wedding too), and use your bridesmaids’ skills to their full potential. After all, what are bridesmaids for?  When people genuinely ask “is there anything I can do to help?” check your ‘master list’ and give them something to do. 


3.    I will trust my wedding suppliers

Have faith!  You have chosen and hired some fantastic suppliers to do a professional job – let them do it.  Communicate well and trust that they will do a great job, you do not need to take on extra stresses. 


4.    I will make time for no-planning time
Of course you want your big day to be perfect but give yourself a break! Make sure to schedule in a regular date night with your fiancé so that the only relationship you have is not just between you and your wedding planning book.



5.    I will Help Others...with a Charitable Wedding

What better way to celebrate your love than to share it with everyone else? It doesn't take much to make a difference in the world and there are so many ways you can do it. Interested in saving the environment? Print your invitations on recycled paper or hire a stationer that uses ethically sourced products. If you are passionate about a particular charity, why not give wedding favours that benefit your favourite organisation. Don't want to be wasteful? Why not donate your flowers to a hospital or care home after the big day. With a little creativity and thought, your special day will have a lasting effect for a very long time.



       6. But …… above all …… I will not become a bridezilla

Last but certainly not least, spare yourself, your husband, your family and your friends and don’t become a bridezilla. Following the above resolutions will help. Be calm, be positive, be happy!



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