It’s All in the Detail

Many couples plan their wedding without paying attention to the little details.  They spend months scouring the area for the right venue, caterer, dress and entertainment, but leave out the smaller, seemingly more insignificant things.

Nikki Foster, director of  I Do Ltd gives her ideas on how you can personalise the little details of your wedding to make it as individual as you are…

“The little details don’t really matter” is something that I hear too often.  It upsets me.  A wedding without the little details is like a Sunday dinner without vegetables, a cake without icing, a killer outfit without killer heels – it just doesn’t work properly!

The overall design of your big day is key to the ambience.  It’s important to capture the personalities of the bride and groom in the finishing touches.  You don’t want your guests to feel like they have attended this wedding a million times before.  You want them to remember the more quirky aspects of the day and talk about them for years to come.

Don’t Stick with Tradition Because You Feel You Have To

You don’t have to have sugared almonds as favours just because your Mum says so.  If you’re a pilot or air hostess you might like to give ‘love is in the air gliders’,  if you love shoes, like we do, you might like to give chocolate shoes.

Love is in the Air Gliders Chocolate Shoes

Make It Different

We love the idea of creating your own scent for the occasion.  Jo Malone allow you to do so.

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Planning Your Perfect Wedding Day Without Blowing the Budget

An estimated 80% of couples spend more on their wedding than they originally planned. It’s easy to get carried away. Your wedding should be the best day of your life and you want everything to be perfect.

But it is possible to organise your dream wedding without bankrupting yourself. Nicola Jones of Brighton Wedding Planner gives her top tips on how to plan your wedding without blowing the budget.

Set a Realistic Budget

The most common reason why couples go over their wedding budget is that they don’t set aside enough money for the type of wedding they want.

So start by deciding on your budget. Whether it’s £50,000 or £5,000, you need to know upfront how much money you have to play with. If it’s not enough for what you’ve got in mind look at making compromises. Otherwise, consider waiting until you’ve saved up a bit more money. It will be worth it in the end when you start married life debt-free.

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