February 10, 2016

Jobs for the Boys

Do you need some help planning the wedding? Do you want to keep the groom occupied? Do you want to get the groom involved? Or are you the groom and want an idea of what to plan and how to help? Here are some ideas of ‘Jobs for the Boys’ to keep you going.

Jobs for the Boys

  1. Choose your best man and ushers. Do this early on to help plan your budget and guest list and it also means you can get them involved in some of the planning.
  2. Research honeymoon destinations and get some quotes. Then you will be able to sit down with your bride to be and go through everything together to plan your dream honeymoon.
  3. Look into different types of transport. You may need transport for yourself, the best man and the groomsmen, the bride and her father, the bridesmaids, mother of the bride and maybe even guests. Get some options and quotes together and work out what you need.
  4. Go shopping for suits. Make a decision on whether you are going to hire or buy the suits. If your hiring, get a date for when all the boys can get together so you can book and appointment to try on and be measured.Jobs for the Boys
  5. Buy gifts for your best man and groomsmen and don’t forget to get something for your new wife!
  6. Write your speech in plenty of time and make sure the best man has done his…..keep them short and sweet with some humour but remember not to overstep the mark!
  7. Order currency and travellers cheques for your honeymoon…..if your leaving the UK!
  8. Book in for your haircut. Make an appointment in advance so you don’t end up running around at the last-minute. You may also want to consider booking a hot shave as a treat with your groomsmen on the morning of the wedding.
  9. Buy your wedding ring. This may be something you want to do together, but you can start having a look online and getting some prices and style ideas.
  10. Plan a stag do! Definitely a job for the boys……..I’m sure you wouldn’t forget this one!Jobs for the Boys
  11. Pack for the honeymoon…..remember to leave plenty of space for the brides stuff!

Are you getting the groom to plan anything else other than what I’ve mentioned above? Are you the groom and taking charge of most of the planning? I’d love to hear all about it. Leave me a comment or drop me an email. You may also want to read my blog about classic mistakes and how to avoid them!

Eek We’ve Just Got Engaged!

By Lucy Wright Events, Wedding Planning & Design

Congratulations on your engagement….Now where do you start! Firstly enjoy the moment, tell everyone and if you have your ring show it off, relish the attention. Once you have lowered yourself off cloud nine, write down your visions for your wedding BUT write them separately without looking and then swap over…this way you will understand what each other want from the day. Ask yourself not only what type of venue do you want, what your budget is, what style of wedding but also who do you want there, what is the most important part of the day for you and how you can portray both your personalities into the day!

Just Got Engaged

Many brides already have a vision for their perfect wedding day but so do some grooms, so don’t forget to talk about what you both want before you start having to deal with what your families want too! Be honest and discuss who is going to pay for what parts of the day and start working out your overall budget. (Try online for a full list of potential suppliers that you could have at your wedding, it’s amazing what you forget when thinking about what’s involved). Most couples don’t know how much a good photographer is and what a three course menu costs but if you have an overall budget you can divide up your total expenditure once you gain a better understanding of the individual suppliers costs. Start to buy some wedding magazines to inspire you and to not only find what you do like but just as importantly what you both don’t like!

Just Got Engaged

Family and friends can be great for advice at this stage and don’t forget they will be happy for you both and excited about your forthcoming wedding, so allow them to offer advice, help, ideas and even their own wedding planning experiences.

The best way to celebrate your engagement and let everyone know is have an engagement party / get-together! This is something you should plan together and if you can host it at home it will save on the pennies too! Many couples choose to do an evening drinks party but don’t forget there are alternatives……Summer champagne picnics, lunch party, hire a private room at a hotel / restaurant,  party bus, BBQ party, wine tasting party, or a beach party!

Just Got Engaged

Getting engaged is an exciting time, enjoy it, love it, savour every moment!

Best wishes

Lucy x

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February 6, 2016

Alex & Sarah’s Elegant South Causey Inn Wedding

Alex and Sarah were married in a Civil Ceremony at the South Causey Inn, Stanley on Saturday 23rd May 2015. Sarah was walked down the aisle by her dad “I am such a daddy’s girl and it was brilliant to see how proud he was.”

Elegant South Causey Inn Wedding

Sarah and Alex have known each other since school, but it wasn’t until Sarah’s 22nd Birthday when they exchanged numbers while in The Empress Bar in Newcastle. They had their first date in The Black Bull in Blaydon shortly after.Continue reading

February 1, 2016

16 Ways To Spark Some Wedding Vow Inspiration

by Daniela VillaRamos of Once Upon A Vow

Most couples focus on the cake, the music, and the photographer before they even start thinking about their vows. But once your wedding countdown is zeroing in on the BIG day, you find yourself scrambling for something more meaningful than “for richer or poorer”. Nix the google quest for “unique vows” and get those juices flowing with these sixteen ways to spark your own wedding vow inspiration.

Wedding Vow Inspiration

 

  1. Birthday Cards

Everything from the Papyrus saying to the message you wrote can inspire you to remember all the reasons you’ve felt beyond grateful that your bestie was born.Continue reading

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